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by Claus
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: experience with cigar box guitars, anyone?
Replies: 12
Views: 171

Re: experience with cigar box guitars, anyone?

You´re right. No rules. I thought my plans over and decided to do it the way I want to.
Started to search parts in my shed and shop and ordered some small parts I can´t make myself.
by Claus
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: experience with cigar box guitars, anyone?
Replies: 12
Views: 171

Re: experience with cigar box guitars, anyone?

I think I do want frets. But to get some experience with fitting the neck into the box and prepairing the box itself I think about doing a fretless one first. I could buy some cheapo chinese tuners for that one. I have plenty of scraps in the shop where I can make the small parts of, like bridge and...
by Claus
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: experience with cigar box guitars, anyone?
Replies: 12
Views: 171

Re: experience with cigar box guitars, anyone?

Thank you Sven! Yankee Dog, that´s great. Thank you for the photos. I might start with a simple one like on your first pic. Just to find out what´s it all about. And it´s cheap for a first try. Alex, I like the second one, the cigar box. With a piezzo pick up and a humbucker to switch between (or to...
by Claus
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:58 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: experience with cigar box guitars, anyone?
Replies: 12
Views: 171

Re: experience with cigar box guitars, anyone?

robp, I have seen him but it was really worth to search youtube a little deeper for him. Great lessons and advice from this guy, it´s a good inspiration. Thanks! Alex, I have a mandoline at home, my wife´s grandpa used to play virtuoso. 6 double strings is not what I dare to learn relatively easy :l...
by Claus
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: experience with cigar box guitars, anyone?
Replies: 12
Views: 171

experience with cigar box guitars, anyone?

I made up my mind to build a 3 string CBG and learn to play it. Now that the idea is in my head I read a lot about how to do it and watched quite a few tutorials on utube. Most of them are from people who are manufacturers and or sell cheap chinese stuff. I would like to have some first hand knowled...
by Claus
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:22 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Rotate tires or no?
Replies: 18
Views: 266

Re: Rotate tires or no?

I did for the first couple of years but found out there was absolutely no benefit. I have a 1993 domestic russian rig from new with drums all around. These drums are that poor that you´re very glad once you have them balanced and more or less braking. So you don´t want to disturb things and leave th...
by Claus
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Latest project
Replies: 22
Views: 536

Re: Latest project

Had to use a punch to curl the swing arm seal out but got them out & forgot to get the numbers off them before they were destroyed. Trying to research them now. The 1972 swing arm has the same seals as the 1973 and later wheel hubs. Should be OEM 47519-58. Metric measurement ID x AD: 28.6 x 45.4 mm...
by Claus
Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Ride Reports
Topic: The big trip
Replies: 427
Views: 51183

Re: The big trip

Fran, I´m glad you and Yvonne made it to Rome and a place where you can stay.

Merry Christmas to you and all the others here!
by Claus
Tue Dec 15, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: How did you come to riding a Ural?
Replies: 55
Views: 816

Re: How did you come to riding a Ural?

While working as a truck driver during the late 80ies/early 90ies I had to deliver in Russia a couple of times. On the first tour I saw a couple of Urals riding about, I knew I had to own one. So I bought an new one out of the shop in St. Petersburg and shipped it to Germany, facing lots of obstacle...
by Claus
Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: 2015 Gear Up, major issues.
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: 2015 Gear Up, major issues.

I got the same idea when reading your post. I´d check compression ,too.
by Claus
Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What makes a 10 point off-road Ural?
Replies: 18
Views: 481

Re: What makes a 10 point off-road Ural?

To go back to the topic: If you want to go off-road, the rig has to be as light and as sturdy as possible. With real shock absorbers (at least HCS) and an engine and clutch that doesn´t give up after being tortured under full load in low revs for a while. A guy I know in England (Bill N.) owns one o...
by Claus
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What makes a 10 point off-road Ural?
Replies: 18
Views: 481

Re: What makes a 10 point off-road Ural?

But then TommyMT12-36 came out on a Devil Hunt with his unassuming street tire shod Neval and pretty handily disavowed that notion. . . . The thing was a tank. What makes a 10 pt off-road Ural? I assume, 90% of that is rider´s experience. I ride Urals since 1993 and have atteded lots of winter rall...
by Claus
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: DNEPR 650 - PM 302 Flyweight Mystery
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: DNEPR 650 - PM 302 Flyweight Mystery

I had plenty of base plates in use over the years. With longer and shorter cavities for condensers. Didn´t make a difference... It might be what you suggested. Sometimes the innerts of the rotating mechanism is poorly manufactured, sometimes the springs are too stiff, sometimes the Whole thing is to...
by Claus
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: DNEPR 650 - PM 302 Flyweight Mystery
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: DNEPR 650 - PM 302 Flyweight Mystery

I personally would ride with what works well. And perhaps get another set of.
If you want to tinker with what´s not working: Well, why not. You might find out why...