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by Snakeoil
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: The Black Market
Topic: BMW/Ural Conversion in Philly on CL
Replies: 13
Views: 473

Re: BMW/Ural Conversion in Philly on CL

That is a rig I would have snapped up if mine did not run like a watch. I tend to think that the R60 engine is a good choice for the rest of the drivetrain. Putting a bigger mill is probably more exciting, but I would suspect the drivetrain parts made by Ivan suffer. Anyone ever come up with a good ...
by Snakeoil
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Argument for full face helmets
Replies: 39
Views: 691

Re: Argument for full face helmets

My friend had a low speed spill on his HD while wearing a shorty helmet. Tore his lower lip on both sides of his mouth down to his chin. Looked like a ventriloquist dummy after the plastic surgeon put it back on. My standard question when someone complains about the cost of a quality helmet is, "How...
by Snakeoil
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Shock Bushing Tool Kit
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: Shock Bushing Tool Kit

Nicely done. Alcohol would have made the rubber just as slippery as WD40 and assured it would never move once installed. Alky is the trick for foot peg, kick start rubbers and such. Rather than gluing centering washers to the plate, if you have a lathe, face the plate off to create a centering step ...
by Snakeoil
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Alternator upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 1320

Re: Alternator upgrade

Probably get better feedback if you opened a new thread for your specific bike/topic. And put it in the correct section. This section is for 2014 and later models of Urals.
by Snakeoil
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Crawford Sales
Replies: 9
Views: 515

Re: Crawford Sales

You took your foil hat off, didn't you?

That'll teach you!!
by Snakeoil
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: 1999 650. Only firing one plug
Replies: 47
Views: 911

Re: 1999 650. Only firing one plug

A few comments based on what you have posted so far. First, finding oversized pistons with quality rings for a 650 can be a challenge. If your pistons are okay, I'd suggest standard sized cylinders, from Gene or Terry and new quality rings. Give the replacement jugs a quick hit with a coarse hone so...
by Snakeoil
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: WHO HERE - USES MIKUNI CARBS on URAL 750 ?
Replies: 12
Views: 353

Re: WHO HERE - USES MIKUNI CARBS on URAL 750 ?

I know you did not ask for opinions, but.... I'm surprised to hear you are "over" the CVK carbs. I find that they work nicely and once properly jetted are an item on the rig you can forget about. I realize that if the diaphragms fail, it's a costly repair. But how often does that happen? Mine are 19...
by Snakeoil
Fri May 31, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: 1999 650. Only firing one plug
Replies: 47
Views: 911

Re: 1999 650. Only firing one plug

I think there are about 14,000 Kms on the rig now.
by Snakeoil
Thu May 30, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: cracked exhaust
Replies: 8
Views: 141

Re: cracked exhaust

Pay to have it TIG welded. It will look much better.
by Snakeoil
Thu May 30, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: 1999 650. Only firing one plug
Replies: 47
Views: 911

Re: 1999 650. Only firing one plug

I noticed that the crank was new. But you mentioned pulling engine and tranny so figured now was the time fo new bearings. Low mileage is not necessarily a good thing. My bad crank did not show up until about 8000 Kms and 17 years.
by Snakeoil
Wed May 29, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Full battery dies in 8 days or less
Replies: 28
Views: 464

Re: Full battery dies in 8 days or less

Probably still worthwhile to check for parasitic draw when ignition is off.
by Snakeoil
Wed May 29, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: 1999 650. Only firing one plug
Replies: 47
Views: 911

Re: 1999 650. Only firing one plug

Call Terry Crawford for parts. Replace ALL the bearings with quality items. I used Qwest out of Japan. Since it will be apart, check your crank for runout.
by Snakeoil
Wed May 15, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Not a Ural question but you folks are better at general fixes than other forums.
Replies: 13
Views: 347

Re: Not a Ural question but you folks are better at general fixes than other forums.

I too have used contact cement, but have had instances where over time it let go. In talking to an upholsterer friend, she said contact cement does not work well with vinyl upholstery materials because the solvents attack the vinyl. I actually had this happen on a center console pad which was the ba...
by Snakeoil
Wed May 15, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Sidecar mounting - alignment with factory markings
Replies: 16
Views: 413

Re: Sidecar mounting - alignment with factory markings

Although there are specs for toe (a range, actually), and attitude, after a rig has been set up, I think there are two metrics that determine correct alignment. Tire wear and easy of operation. If you find that riding the rig the way you most frequently ride it (load in the hack or empty) is work an...
by Snakeoil
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: cylinders keep seizing up
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: cylinders keep seizing up

You need to measure the pistons and jugs to determine the clearance. My guess is the clearance is below minimum. A good number for an air cooled engine is 0.004 inch for piston in your size range. A good machine shop that does air cooled bike engine can help you. Might just need to bore and hone jug...