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by Snakeoil
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Tall Man and His Mystery Motor Scooter
Replies: 14
Views: 342

Re: Tall Man and His Mystery Motor Scooter

There are several Moto Giro riders that flog those 250 Puchs for two days without them every missing a beat. Not very valuable, but fun and different for sure. The one in Claus's photo appears to be a later model. Sears sold those as well. The tank was very angular. Not as pretty as the more flowing...
by Snakeoil
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Hello from a new IMZ M61 owner.
Replies: 61
Views: 1243

Re: Hello from a new IMZ M61 owner.

Yeah, I was thinking the same. Rattlecan paint might come off with min spirits. Are those waterslide type transfers? If so, pretty fragile. Might be better to steel wool thru the paint. Are there any solvents that won't eat them?
by Snakeoil
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Make Your Own Racks!
Replies: 16
Views: 426

Re: Make Your Own Racks!

Pterodactyl wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:02 pm
Hell, I could do that once I have the skills, knowledge, aptitude, talent, tools, resources and energy. Until then all I have is admiration. Well done!
You just need to rack your brain. :boogie:
by Snakeoil
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Noise in Gearbox (?)
Replies: 16
Views: 376

Re: Noise in Gearbox (?)

It's cold out. I suspect the rig is moaning.
by Snakeoil
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: The Black Market
Topic: Any Chang-Jiang lovers?
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: Any Chang-Jiang lovers?

Yeah, smells to me too.
by Snakeoil
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Final Drive Stud Shearing
Replies: 17
Views: 379

Re: Final Drive Stud Shearing

Read this last night so I may have forgotten a few detail. Please excuse any repetitive info here. I tool struggle with why the same stud shears. Here are a few thoughts. - The hole thru the swingarm for that stud has a raised sharp corner that bites into the stud and creates a stress riser. - The s...
by Snakeoil
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Anyone else sail?
Replies: 15
Views: 272

Re: Anyone else sail?

I started out with a Comet, which is basically a small lightning. But my first sail was on a wooden Lightning when I was really too young to know what was going on. I was in a boat and that was all I needed to be happy. My uncle was a serious sailor and built a Lightning back in the '40's. That boat...
by Snakeoil
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Retro Seat Attach Plate Weakness
Replies: 12
Views: 217

Re: Retro Seat Attach Plate Weakness

Van's fix is elegant in it's simplicity. I'd expect it to outlast the bike. I still have to chuckle at your hockey pucks, Chad. Also a simple solution. Althought I'm not sure I could use the word elegant in describing it. :wink: How'd you like drilling holes thru those pucks? Did you freeze them fir...
by Snakeoil
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: 2019 Gear Up 300 Service Report
Replies: 27
Views: 410

Re: 2019 Gear Up 300 Service Report

Oops. Seem to be all thumbs tonight.
by Snakeoil
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: 2019 Gear Up 300 Service Report
Replies: 27
Views: 410

Re: 2019 Gear Up 300 Service Report

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Urals have flat tappets. Wise choice. :thumbsup:
by Snakeoil
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: 2019 Gear Up 300 Service Report
Replies: 27
Views: 410

Re: 2019 Gear Up 300 Service Report

As an objective observer and not trying to find fault with anyone here, I believe that the OP's comments can be interpreted in more than one way. Specifically: I changed the engine and transmission oil to Rotella T-6 5w-40 full synthetic (winter grade as recommended in the manual as the bike is in N...
by Snakeoil
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: New to me 2011 Patrol, still the same bad luck.....
Replies: 39
Views: 511

Re: New to me 2011 Patrol, still the same bad luck.....

I know others have already ID'd the piece as a bearing cage. I'll take it a bit further and say it looks like a ball bearing cage. That is good news because the big ends are roller bearings. And it would not surprise me if that piece was from a previous failure and just happened to finally find its ...
by Snakeoil
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: It took me a while.
Replies: 8
Views: 340

Re: It took me a while.

Never gave it much thought before. Just made a list and there have been 28 bikes. I still own 11 of them. There are a few I wish I'd never sold.
by Snakeoil
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Adventure tablet?
Replies: 24
Views: 494

Re: Adventure tablet?

I grew up using computers from the first PC that IBM made. Back then there was one computer the office shared. I have had a laptop since laptops became practical. I still use a laptop. I bought my wife and iPad because she was never a computer person and for her, it does the trick. I tried using it ...
by Snakeoil
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Stripped Valve Cover Stud out of Head
Replies: 21
Views: 406

Re: Stripped Valve Cover Stud out of Head

I thought about getting a set of those gaskets. But I have what I believe to be are the original OEM valve cover gaskets on my engine and they are still perfect. They get shiny on the outside edge, but don't leak. I do use blue Hylomar on them, which is perfect for the application.