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by Snakeoil
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: best i have found plastic/wind shield polish!
Replies: 11
Views: 206

Re: best i have found plastic/wind shield polish!

Be careful with polish when it comes to motorcycle windshields. Many have a coating on them that you can polish thru if not careful. It often happens when trying to polish out a scratch.

Cannot say if the Ural screens are coated. I would suspect aftermarket name brand screens are.
by Snakeoil
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Is this normal?
Replies: 12
Views: 224

Re: Is this normal?

Looks more like grease to me, than oil. Perhaps something from the assembly process that is oozing out. I agree that wiping it off and then keeping an eye on it is all you need to do at this point. There is no grease in that area by the way. So, if it was from the assembly process, it should not con...
by Snakeoil
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Lycett style seat? - INSTALLED!
Replies: 18
Views: 400

Re: Lycett style seat? - INSTALLED!

It looks very nice. And although I do not mean to intentionally pee on your cupcake, my guess is the first time you go out and hit a decent bump, you are going to crash the seat into the rear fender with ugly damage being the result. If the pictures provide an accurate portrayal, you have about a ha...
by Snakeoil
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Illustrated Parts Manual for 2003 Gear-Up
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: Illustrated Parts Manual for 2003 Gear-Up

Not sure what that means. If it means you cannot access either site, then you have a problem on your end with either your computer or your ISP.
by Snakeoil
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: iKon Suspension for Urals
Replies: 94
Views: 6475

Re: iKon Suspension for Urals

Since Roger has not responded, I suspect he is up to his elbows in events and just taking care of business. Billy G has the test shocks and is still evaluating them. We've discovered a new fit-up issue, which is one of the reasons for testing these on multiple bikes and with different riders. I'm su...
by Snakeoil
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Comprehensive, liability, etc.
Replies: 18
Views: 344

Re: Comprehensive, liability, etc.

In the last few years, hit and run accidents have increase substantially here in Florida. Looking at police reports and insurance reports, those who flee scene are DUI or have no license, or have a suspended license, or have no insurance, or English is not the perpetrator's 1st language Good reason...
by Snakeoil
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Comprehensive, liability, etc.
Replies: 18
Views: 344

Re: Comprehensive, liability, etc.

NY is a no-fault state. So your insurance covers you regardless of what the other guy has. Liability insurance is mandatory here. If you let your policy lapse, the state law says that the insurance company must inform NYDMV and believe me, they do. You cannot cancel an insurance policy until you pre...
by Snakeoil
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Illustrated Parts Manual for 2003 Gear-Up
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: Illustrated Parts Manual for 2003 Gear-Up

I would think that your best bet would be BillyG's webite, http://myural.com/ Another source of parts diagrams is Gene's parts listings on the Holopaw Ural site. https://uralofholopaw.com/index.html Look under "products" and then "IMZ Ural Parts". Not sure if all the diagrams will be correct for you...
by Snakeoil
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Tweeked my front forks today
Replies: 46
Views: 1074

Re: Tweeked my front forks today

Another story with a happy ending. :cheers:
by Snakeoil
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Comprehensive, liability, etc.
Replies: 18
Views: 344

Re: Comprehensive, liability, etc.

Comp has nothing to do with medical insurance. Comp is purely intended to reimburse you for the loss due to damage of the vehicle. So, for me, it is a simple question. Can I afford to take the total loss? If the answer for you is yes, then maybe you use the funds that would go toward comp on somethi...
by Snakeoil
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Mystery tool?
Replies: 40
Views: 781

Re: Mystery tool?

I had the same idea and just sent an email inquiry to St Pierre, not sure why I didn't think of that sooner. Damn, you are too quick. I sent them an email and they already responded back and said you sent them a similar inquiry. Good news is they said they forwarded it to the person who should know...
by Snakeoil
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Mystery tool?
Replies: 40
Views: 781

Re: Mystery tool?

I think Hotflash needs to up his meds or at the very least stop napping in the middle of threads. :roll: I couldn't find much, if any information on GARCO, what did you find? Not much. Robinson Tool offers a line of packing tools under the GARCO name. With so many of the older companies getting boug...
by Snakeoil
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: 2012 Retro no headlight no running lights
Replies: 15
Views: 219

Re: 2012 Retro no headlight no running lights

Some folks are intimidated by the complexity of a wiring diagram. They only see the mass of lines and not the individual circuits. To help with that, I normally suggest that you make a copy of the diagram and then with a highlighter, trace out only those wires and devices that are part of the circui...
by Snakeoil
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Rear brake does not work
Replies: 10
Views: 195

Re: Rear brake does not work

For future reference, using a C clamp is not a good idea for putting the Pistons back in. - Remove the brake caliber and with your thumbs apply even pressure on the top and bottom of the piston and push the piston in. It should slide in easily. Go to the other piston and do the same. The trick is g...
by Snakeoil
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Retorque spokes
Replies: 8
Views: 248

Re: Retorque spokes

Commercial wheel builders use the "ding" method to tune a wheel. Yup, fully agree. The friction variables caused by the nipple in the rim, the condition of the hole in the rim, and as already mentioned the thread quality make using a torque wrench a bit of a crap shoot at best. The ding method is h...