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by Snakeoil
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: 1999 650 to 750 swap out
Replies: 8
Views: 149

Re: 1999 650 to 750 swap out

Terry will take care of you. There were two Eastern Euro 650 turd stories here within the last two weeks.

Terry will be money well spent.
by Snakeoil
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: 2019 Alternaor Whine
Replies: 6
Views: 49

Re: 2019 Alternaor Whine

I believe there is a design error in the adapter. The shaft is a press fit into the bearings. It creates the risk of putting an excessive axial load on the bearings during assembly. The shaft is captured without the need for a press fit. I polished my shaft to a slip fit to the bearings. Krytox is a...
by Snakeoil
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Brake lights stay on all the time
Replies: 19
Views: 273

Re: Brake lights stay on all the time

Jeff makes a great point about singling out the circuit in question. I like to make a copy and then use a hi-lighter to single out the circuit. A wiring diagram is just a bunch of individual circuits all on one page. But in this case you could have more than one circuit involved since you have more ...
by Snakeoil
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Prime Day Castrol GTX 20W-50 on Amazon
Replies: 16
Views: 346

Re: Prime Day Castrol GTX 20W-50 on Amazon

Ahhh... sorry. Was not trying to start an oil thread, but knew there was a risk. I should know better.
by Snakeoil
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Oil not getting to right cylinder head
Replies: 27
Views: 1071

Re: Oil not getting to right cylinder head

No experience with you engine. But would think it is the same if not similar to Ural. Heads are lubed by splash from the cam area. Oil runs down pushrod tubes to heads. Here is an old vid about 750. It is the 2nd vid on page 1 of this thread. https://www.sovietsteeds.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4...
by Snakeoil
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Brake lights stay on all the time
Replies: 19
Views: 273

Re: Brake lights stay on all the time

Your inability to read a wiring diagram is a major hinderance to working on electrical problems. Suggest you find an on line tutorial and learn. They are actually very simple and logical. Putting all your symptoms together screams shorted wires. Not shorted to ground. Shorted to each other. Blown fu...
by Snakeoil
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: The Gray Market
Topic: Sean’s Steering Damper
Replies: 33
Views: 792

Re: Sean’s Steering Damper

I seem to remember Sean saying that his Gramps came up with the original design. He had no problem with me copying his design and posting it here, which I did. Brackets are very simple and easy to make. Damper was used on all the original Beetles, so easy to find. Got mine on the web and think it wa...
by Snakeoil
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Weight?
Replies: 8
Views: 211

Re: Weight?

I think a smaller lift, like for a jetski would work. If you use a pontoon lift, cut it in the middle so it is the width of the wheels. One potential issue is they are not really designed to pick up off the ground. Might be necessary to extend the base so it will not tip back when you start to lift....
by Snakeoil
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Another hack added to the herd
Replies: 33
Views: 1439

Re: Another hack added to the herd

Well, at the risk of public derision and ridiclule, I sold the HD hack to a friend. It boiled down to the cost to properly paint and age the finish to match my original paint Knuck, and my reservations about putting the hack on the bike. Went to a good home. He has access to a bodyshop and has his o...
by Snakeoil
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Zippo Munsters
Replies: 14
Views: 569

Re: Zippo Munsters

Adding teeth made it scary, funny and disgusting
Yes, disgusting was the first word that came to mind. Too bad you can't make them feel wet.

Clever stuff.
by Snakeoil
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Sumthin' I've been noticin' lately
Replies: 49
Views: 799

Re: Sumthin' I've been noticin' lately

Lofty wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:20 pm
Rob, if I listen to no other blatherer, you know I listen to you. We've blathered in PMs, to great effect. :cheers:
Yeah, it's a curse. :cheers:
by Snakeoil
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Sumthin' I've been noticin' lately
Replies: 49
Views: 799

Re: Sumthin' I've been noticin' lately

No doubt I'm one of the blatherers. Intent is always help. But I've been in your shoes where an answer and not a lesson is required. In such a situation, I include the need for urgency in the request. When you go to the fountain for a quick drink, you don't want to return the next day to find the wa...
by Snakeoil
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: fuel tank gear shifter
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: fuel tank gear shifter

I tend to think that there are no replies due to age of you machine. If it were mine I would consider heel/toe shifter and push down with toe on heel end to upshift. That is how I shift my Ural. Much more positve. But converting might mean tearing into tranny to change shifter. As for hand shift, yo...
by Snakeoil
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: The Gray Market
Topic: Sean’s Steering Damper
Replies: 33
Views: 792

Re: Sean’s Steering Damper

Finally remembered to jack up the front end and try a quick right and quick left. The left is slightly impeded by the damper. Right, not as much because the damper joint pivots in the heim joint mount, reducing the hydraulic stroke. That said, not sure it is an issue. If one can snap the bars to the...