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by Claus
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Making a differnt seating position for the wife
Replies: 16
Views: 397

Re: Making a differnt seating position for the wife

Curt, I didn´t follow your threat for a couple of days, busy at work... The new seat is like it should do very well! The "upholstering" is ..erm..yes. In your situation I would buy some high density upholstering foam , say 2 inches thick and some middle density foam same thickness. On ebay or at the...
by Claus
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: What am I missing?
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: What am I missing?

Ok, Hitachi starter was a US-thing and VERY rare in Europe. I seem to remember that is starter and generator in one? Forget about the two relay thing, it´s for the starter model after yours.and for a different (and separate) alternator.One relay is the starter relay, the second one clears the first ...
by Claus
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: What am I missing?
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: What am I missing?

electric start? What type alternator? Have you got sparks now by kick start or by electric starter?
Reason I´m asking is the two-relay connection of Starter motor and 500W alternator (hand grenade)
by Claus
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Meanwhile, In Russia
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: Meanwhile, In Russia

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by Claus
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Oh Bollocks!
Replies: 12
Views: 367

Re: Oh Bollocks!

Rob I have around 95 k clicks on the clock and it´s the 3rd crank (this crank has worked for about 65 k clicks in a customer´s engine before I put it into mine some 25 k clicks ago. Warsaw Pact saying: only used material is tested material ). My bike has had every single defect bad rumors would say ...
by Claus
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Oh Bollocks!
Replies: 12
Views: 367

Re: Oh Bollocks!

Well Doug, I suppose it will definately be noth of a grand. But it´s a 2011 model and I´m with Ken. There is still plenty of value left in the bike. And the trombone can be transported much more secure and convenient in the tub than on a R1200RT :mrgreen: The only Motorcycle in my fleet I could not ...
by Claus
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Need your help! Questions about my new IMZ 8.103!
Replies: 10
Views: 321

Re: Need your help! Questions about my new IMZ 8.103!

turbobuick1 wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:30 am
My biggest concern now is getting it legal - I’m trying to get the original U.S. customs paperwork on it.
Good luck with that, fingers crossed!
by Claus
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Oh Bollocks!
Replies: 12
Views: 367

Re: Oh Bollocks!

Mr Wazzock wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:33 am
Wild guess but the "aluminium bits" could be bearing cage.
The bearing cage is of steel. No idea where the bits are coming from. But with lose parts inside engine, there´s always a chance to flay an aluminium surface inside.
by Claus
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Replacing Cylinder cover gasket
Replies: 10
Views: 414

Re: Replacing Cylinder cover gasket

Also....I recently had the PA ignition installed, and now the bike seems to idle fairly high..... Setting the idle correctly is never a bad idea. High idle after changing the ignition? High idling has only tho reasons: lean idle mixture and/or too far advanced ignition. On your 2005 engine you can ...
by Claus
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Meanwhile, In Russia
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: Meanwhile, In Russia

I didn´t know that one. Good fun!
by Claus
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Oh Bollocks!
Replies: 12
Views: 367

Re: Oh Bollocks!

symptoms of a broken crank or collapsed main bearing. Fingers crossed, it´s something else and a harmless defect.
by Claus
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: US to EU
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: US to EU

I have googled a bit about that. If you come from an outside EU-country and bring your vehicle, you got to pay customs fee. You can only registrate the vehicle after you have got a resident card, a personal ID-card, a clear original title of the vehicle and a proof that the vehicle is not longer reg...
by Claus
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Stripped Final Drive Bolt
Replies: 10
Views: 320

Re: Stripped Final Drive Bolt

Time-Sert is the highest quality of the named repair-options. I have done it several times with what we call "ensat" in Germany. It might have a different name in your country https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/8sIAAOSwA4dWH3qV/s-l640.jpg . The ones I use have thinner walls. The pro is: you don´t need e...
by Claus
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Newbie Restoring 60's or 70's model Ural
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: Newbie Restoring 60's or 70's model Ural

Don´t go for the year. Buy a complete rig that runs very well and has been in one hand for many years. Buy as original as possible. They are rare meanwhile but there are some good old Urals left in Russia. 60´s or 70´s have 6V generators that make problems sometimes. Most of conversions to 12 V by w...
by Claus
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: US to EU
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: US to EU

TW, it depends a bit where you´re going to in Europe. If you want to register your bikes in Germany, feel free to give me a call once you´re here. Either I know someone near your area or I could give you a hand with all registration things when you end up in northern Germany around Hamburg. I have d...