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by Snakeoil
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Blowby - I give up!
Replies: 12
Views: 239

Re: Blowby - I give up!

If your old rings were worn to the point that compression was down, there is a very good chance that you'll not be able to fix it with a quick hone and new rings. The cylinder will be worn, too and will need a rebore to the next oversize and new rings and pistons. You should have measured the cylind...
by Snakeoil
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Whirring noise right cylinder
Replies: 19
Views: 391

Re: Whirring noise right cylinder

Keep in mind that these engines sound like a sewing machine. Wow... first time I've ever heard those words said about a Ural. :shock: Normally I ride the Ural with a full face helmet. But with the hot weather and the long winter, I have been riding lately with a half helmet and sunglasses. First ti...
by Snakeoil
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Where did the Ural design come from ?
Replies: 57
Views: 1532

Re: Where did the Ural design come from ?

There are bad actors all over the place and no one country has a monopoly on them. I've got some great friends who are Scots and I've met some truly moronic Scots. I was working in London and out with a buddy from Kent. We were chatting up a couple of girls in a restaurant bar when one of the girls ...
by Snakeoil
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Where did the Ural design come from ?
Replies: 57
Views: 1532

Re: Where did the Ural design come from ?

When I first got my Ural, in talking to a friend who spent his career in the aftermarket motorcycle industry, he said that Ural reduced casing thickness in their engines to save precious aluminum during wartime. Actually went so far as to say that high speed photos of the engine running showed the c...
by Snakeoil
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Whirring noise right cylinder
Replies: 19
Views: 391

Re: Whirring noise right cylinder

Whirring noise to me indicates a rotating component. Things that can make a rotational noise are bearings and gears. Your oil pump is also a rotating piece, but it is running in bearings and uses gears, so same components. I would not expect a big end bearing to make a whirring noise because of the ...
by Snakeoil
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Deformed rocker
Replies: 16
Views: 445

Re: Deformed rocker

If it were mine, I'd say that the wear is excessive. You don't give the mileage, but the year would give the impression that the miles are not high. My guess is a poor heat treatment on that rocker. You probably could dress up the surface so it matches the intake, then try to flame harden the tip. O...
by Snakeoil
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Tweeked my front forks today
Replies: 31
Views: 593

Re: Tweeked my front forks today

Yeah, sorry. That part of the forum screen does not show up on my phone. I see it now that I'm on my computer.
by Snakeoil
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Tweeked my front forks today
Replies: 31
Views: 593

Re: Tweeked my front forks today

You might try a BMW shop that is more of an aftermarket shop. I don't see a location in your signature block. Someone might be able to suggest a shop if they knew your location.
by Snakeoil
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Tweeked my front forks today
Replies: 31
Views: 593

Re: Tweeked my front forks today

First off, never had to do this on a Ural. But if this were my problem, this is how I'd address it. If by tweaked you mean your tubes turned in the clamps, I'd jack up the front end, loosen things up and see if the tubes want to rotate back to where they belong. But, if you did twist the tubes in th...
by Snakeoil
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: An illistration of WHY your U-Joints should be phased
Replies: 17
Views: 1171

Re: An illistration of WHY your U-Joints should be phased

If you like this stuff, do Google a search on the subject. Some very good articles about how automakers set up cars to minimize wear. I've always wondered how many of those homemade jacked up pick-up trucks had any consideration given to the angles of the universal joints. I would suspect lowriders ...
by Snakeoil
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: f***stone 4x19 tires
Replies: 17
Views: 618

Re: f***stone 4x19 tires

I think that if I ordered a set, I'd insist that they put THEIR name on the tires. The looks it would get would make for good entertainment. I'm wondering if this is the outfit that makes tires for Coker. I hope not. Coker makes a Firestone replica, complete with all the OEM markings. I have a set o...
by Snakeoil
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Pretty 1966 Ural
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Pretty 1966 Ural

I'm not sure I've ever seen a Ural in white. I've always like /2-7 BMW rigs in white. Makes me think Ural might be missing the boat. Have they ever offered a gloss white rig? I know that this is a custom so I'm not going to carp about wandering from originality. I will say that I would prefer to see...
by Snakeoil
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: An illistration of WHY your U-Joints should be phased
Replies: 17
Views: 1171

Re: An illistration of WHY your U-Joints should be phased

That is an great animation. There are a couple of videos on YouTube done by one of the auto vendors. I forget which one. Might have been Spicer. Anyway, they have a set up that allows them to do various things with u-joint driven shafts and demonstrate what happens. I found it. https://www.youtube.c...
by Snakeoil
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Adding Reverse Gear to Gearbox
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Adding Reverse Gear to Gearbox

Talk to Terry Crawford. I'll bet he has the parts or may even trade your gearbox and a few bucks for one with reverse.
by Snakeoil
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: I think I need new carb diaphragms
Replies: 28
Views: 486

Re: I think I need new carb diaphragms

As a crude test you could try removing the main jets. It should allow you to get beyond the 3K RPM wall you are hitting. It will hit another point where it will run like crap, but will tell you if your mains are too small. The needle jet should control the mixture beyond 3K. But I tend to think it i...