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by Snakeoil
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Under nose rack storage
Replies: 9
Views: 189

Re: Under nose rack storage

This is a great idea. I may install a little longer bolts that hold on the nose rack. This way I can twist on or off some female threaded eyebolts with a cargo rack as needed. That way I can remove it and its not in the monkeys way for normal driving days. Thanks! If you do that, always put the eye...
by Snakeoil
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: 650 bottom end question
Replies: 17
Views: 289

Re: 650 bottom end question

It is both a simple and complicated process that when you think about the precision you are looking for an the process by which you achieve that precision, it is almost as if someone is making a joke when they explain how to do it. Here you are, first day in the shop on your new job and the boss poi...
by Snakeoil
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Alignment tips for constant 50-55mph
Replies: 66
Views: 1036

Re: Alignment tips for constant 50-55mph

RC20 wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:10 pm
repeat post, some Gateway issue on the site lately.
When you make a dup post, as the author, the site provides an X in the upper right corner that allows you to delete it. Makes like simpler. Also lets folks who say dumb things destroy the evidence. :wink:
by Snakeoil
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Alignment tips for constant 50-55mph
Replies: 66
Views: 1036

Re: Alignment tips for constant 50-55mph

I have to agree with BDSD regarding the shape of the tub relative to an airfoil shape. The airflow across the top and bottom of the tub is what determines lift or downforce. And there is no windshield for this discussion. If you have the tonneau cover over the tub seating area,then I would say that ...
by Snakeoil
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: What happened to the trunk pouch??
Replies: 20
Views: 307

Re: What happened to the trunk pouch??

I would think that medium milsurp bag, or a woman's leather purse of the right style would make a great seatback pouch. A laptop case might do as well. Garage sales often have stuff like this.
by Snakeoil
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Alignment tips for constant 50-55mph
Replies: 66
Views: 1036

Re: Alignment tips for constant 50-55mph

Desantnik-VDV wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:31 pm
Well, the OP's come and go...discussions stick and stay---> :lol:
Good point. But in fairness, I think his question was properly covered and answered before we all got carried away.
by Snakeoil
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Rusty/Pitted Exhaust Pipes
Replies: 12
Views: 233

Re: Rusty/Pitted Exhaust Pipes

I would not recommend header wrap. They do that on drag racers for performance purposes. But on a street bike that wrap holds moisture and it will rot out your pipes faster than if you left them exposed to the elements. Heat increases the rate of a chemical reaction something like doubling it for ev...
by Snakeoil
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: 650 bottom end question
Replies: 17
Views: 289

Re: 650 bottom end question

I don't see a backfire being caused by a rotated crank if that is what he meant by "moved". I would suspect that any crank that as rotated will also induce runout. So, there are two areas you can check to see if you have runout. First is put an indicator on the flywheel to see if you have any face r...
by Snakeoil
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Alignment tips for constant 50-55mph
Replies: 66
Views: 1036

Re: Alignment tips for constant 50-55mph

If the two adjustable dogleg set-up wasn't such a pain in the a$$, I'd show the extremes in front to back pitch that can be created. I haven't found they move in unison. One might be limited in how low/high you can go on based on the position of the other but it has been my experience that one fall...
by Snakeoil
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Alignment tips for constant 50-55mph
Replies: 66
Views: 1036

Re: Alignment tips for constant 50-55mph

I don't think fore and aft level is much of a concern for a couple of reasons. First, in order to tilt the bike nose down or up, you have to alter the lower front and rear mount positions and they really want to move in unison since they are both (late model Urals) on fixed pivot points. When you se...
by Snakeoil
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Rusty/Pitted Exhaust Pipes
Replies: 12
Views: 233

Re: Rusty/Pitted Exhaust Pipes

You would need to strip away the chrome, as the paint won't stick. I don't agree with that. I've painted chrome plated parts and the paint stuck just fine. The issue with chrome is it has been polished. If you painted polished carbon steel, you'd have the same issues. Scuff up the chrome with 400 g...
by Snakeoil
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Alignment tips for constant 50-55mph
Replies: 66
Views: 1036

Re: Alignment tips for constant 50-55mph

With lean out, tires get a little closer to hack. I agree. That's what I was trying to say in my closing statement, but did not do a very good job. I'm not sure using a tape and two beams you could measure it given how much we are moving things. But taking it to an extreme, if you let the hack hang...
by Snakeoil
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Hand Pain
Replies: 31
Views: 409

Re: Hand Pain

Hand pain is kinda vague. Are we talking wrist pain, pain in the hand, thumb, fingers??? Not that anyone here can diagnose the problem, but details might hint as to what the root cause is. If it is carpel tunnel, I suspect your stuck with it. If it is arthritis, there are things you can take that mi...
by Snakeoil
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Another hack added to the herd
Replies: 32
Views: 931

Re: Another hack added to the herd

Well, the seat work took a nasty turn the other day. The bottom cushion was still the original springs and cotton batting under the vinyl upholstery. I had notice a bit of a stench in the hack when I first started working on it. Figured mice had wandered about over the years. Well, I thought I'd pul...
by Snakeoil
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Alignment tips for constant 50-55mph
Replies: 66
Views: 1036

Re: Alignment tips for constant 50-55mph

I will admit that I did not listen to the entire vid. I did listen to the part with the diagrams and then moved ahead where he was talking about moving the two struts for lean out. I do not agree that adjusting lean out will effect toe. It shouldn't if you do it right. He misspoke earlier in the dia...