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by Claus
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Heads Up!
Replies: 75
Views: 1644

Re: Heads Up!

When I go to the members list and open the prifile of recently registered members (notably with strange names that sound like bot names for me), they very often have a signature with funny links or other silly content. This would be members I would ban before they strike. That´s quite some clicking ...
by Claus
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Pretty near stumped
Replies: 53
Views: 669

Re: Pretty near stumped

summary I see it like that: >On your advanced timing state kick starting is smooth and easy (like it should be) >your plugs look brownish (like they should do) >Shifting into 4th gear at 48 mph is what I do if I want to accelerate the strongest (yes, If I want to to flat out in every gear, my 750 mi...
by Claus
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Heads Up!
Replies: 75
Views: 1644

Re: Heads Up!

Attention moderators! bots now start to spam into random posts in Virtual Watering Hole!
by Claus
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Pretty near stumped
Replies: 53
Views: 669

Re: Pretty near stumped

Don´t get me wrong, Marco. But with this advance setup your engine should not be able to start without kicking back like a mule. Does it start normal with electric starter or does it seem to be binding? Try with kick starter. If it doesn´t kick back every time when starting and your timing mark is @...
by Claus
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: US Sidecar Forum
Replies: 14
Views: 294

Re: US Sidecar Forum

There was a great forum in UK years ago (of the cossack owners club) where I could keep the contact to the guys I knew there back in the day. It was run over by spammers and the owner was fed up at one point and closed it. Sad. Apart from christmas-cards I write every year (and receive) contact has ...
by Claus
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Order of Operations?
Replies: 11
Views: 234

Re: Order of Operations?

Clamp one to rear tire , another to the sidecar wheel, and measure the difference front to back, which should be somewhere around a half inch? I prefer at least one inch with rails length 8 feet or so. I run both my Ural rigs with a toe in of 1.5 inch .But that seems to be a religious debate someti...
by Claus
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Order of Operations?
Replies: 11
Views: 234

Re: Order of Operations?

Mike, as I read what you did, it should be all right (as long your rig now acts like you want it to do/ as long as you feel better to ride it now) It´s always a bit of a combination between brutality and sensitiveness. Don´t forget who built that rig and under what circumstances. You´ve chosen a bas...
by Claus
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: US Sidecar Forum
Replies: 14
Views: 294

Re: US Sidecar Forum

Well, no matter what you write, one guy " who is strictly from commercial will have the unmitigated audacity to jump from behind "* his sidecar business and flattens any comment to bring his products onto the market. This seems to be a bit annoying to the public. A vast majority of other posts are q...
by Claus
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Heads Up!
Replies: 75
Views: 1644

Re: Heads Up!

the bots get more brazen the more they can come in without any hurdle.
They register and start spamming within minutes now.
And all you moderators do a brillant job! A flagged spam post disappears only minutes after reporting. Doesn´t matter what time in the day.
Hats off!!!
by Claus
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: 650 vs 750
Replies: 11
Views: 220

Re: 650 vs 750

Hawk, I travelled all Europe with my 650 rig (1993 domestic model, worst thing you can immagine, maybe apart from ISH planeta or unimproved AMF Harley). More than 90 k km. Urkraine, Scotland, Romania, England, Denmark, Sweden, Norway As you describe your habits to ride that could be the right bike f...
by Claus
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: 650 vs 750
Replies: 11
Views: 220

Re: 650 vs 750

Hawk, you could ask if a 1200cc Shovelhead is similar to a 1340cc Evo. Same make but one evolution stage between. I have a 1993 650 and a 2001 750. If you have ridden a newer 750, like say after 2010 you are spoiled for a 650. Yes, there are 650ies that are reliable and run really great. But the new...
by Claus
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: The Black Market
Topic: Is this tub "a find" ?
Replies: 12
Views: 239

Re: Is this tub "a find" ?

I also think that $ 2000 is too much for a 80ies or 90ies Ural sidecar with a bent nose. Well, the R50 tail light might be worth something but it doesn´t pay up the rest :mrgreen: Even here in Germany the time for buying a whole sidecar for € 500 is over since a few years. But I reckon, you´ll find ...
by Claus
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: New guy.
Replies: 16
Views: 324

Re: New guy.

It might help to go for a smaller amount of transmission oil in the final drive. The manual says 115 ml where I belive, 10 or 15 ml less would do. Back in the day the old models didn´t have a breather on final drives and when filled with the amount of oil suggested by the manual (110mm for one wheel...
by Claus
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: What controls the automatic timing advance?
Replies: 25
Views: 452

Re: What controls the automatic timing advance?

And he has ordered a new black box. We´ll see what happens once the order has been delivered.
by Claus
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Heads Up!
Replies: 75
Views: 1644

Re: Heads Up!

Most forums have an option for moderator approval. (?) An option for moderator approval for me seems to be the best for security. But we have 12.360 users here.Who is going to spend the amount of spare time to work on every new apply for membership? And will it deter potential new menbers from regi...