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by jeffsaline
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: How much should I ask?
Replies: 15
Views: 301

Re: How much should I ask?

I think if I was looking from what I know about the bike with the pictures considered I would probably not go over $4,000 as a buyer. Maybe less if I learned more or saw it in person. Some of the add-ons I see are not worth anything to me. The aftermarket mufflers, unless quiet with good performance...
by jeffsaline
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Spousal Unit Getting a 2019 GU
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: Spousal Unit Getting a 2019 GU

From a maintenance and spares kit point of view it makes sense if you both have the same machine.

Best,

Jeff
by jeffsaline
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: The Black Market
Topic: WTB - WANTED - nice, clean Retro or cT (T)
Replies: 32
Views: 855

Re: WTB - WANTED - nice, clean Retro or cT (T)

Alex, There was some pitting from all the corrosion inside the tank but the metal was sound and clean. I've used POR-15 and it is a fine product when used according to the directions. But I've now stopped lining tanks once they are clean and just keep them filled with quality fuel. I don't get rust ...
by jeffsaline
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: The Black Market
Topic: WTB - WANTED - nice, clean Retro or cT (T)
Replies: 32
Views: 855

Re: WTB - WANTED - nice, clean Retro or cT (T)

Fuel Tank Cleaning I use oxacilic acid for cleaning fuel tanks. I learned about it on a KLR forum. It is used as a deck brightner and available at the hardware store. It won't hurt paint if you don't leave it on there dry. Look in the deck care products section and read the ingredients of the produc...
by jeffsaline
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: New Bike - Clutch and Throttle concerns
Replies: 20
Views: 283

Re: New Bike - Clutch and Throttle concerns

I wonder if there is a bit of corrosion on the splines causing the plates to hang up a bit.

Best,

Jeff
by jeffsaline
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: 500km Service on an Out of Warranty 2016 GU
Replies: 21
Views: 246

Re: 500km Service on an Out of Warranty 2016 GU

In my limited experience with Urals I suggest if you believe you have the skills, knowledge and abilities to do the service you should do it yourself. Mechanics is mechanics so no real surprises with the Ural. If you need to buy a new set of feeler gauges they should be easy to get at a local auto p...
by jeffsaline
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: The Black Market
Topic: FS - Velorex 562, $1,200
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: FS - Velorex 562, $1,200

Here's another one near Rapid City, South Dakota for $1,750. Its been listed since early November so maybe they would deal.

https://rapidcity.craigslist.org/mpo/d/ ... 72711.html

Best,

Jeff
by jeffsaline
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Broke the Pusher on Day One!
Replies: 54
Views: 892

Re: Broke the Pusher on Day One!

I haven't had to mess with the rotor bolts on my 2010 Gear Up yet. But on flat head bolts (having a countersunk head) the surface area of the head and the material it touches is significantly increased from a sockethead cap screw or a hex head bolt. I make sure I put anti-seize on the head of the bo...
by jeffsaline
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Maint. W/out tub?
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: Maint. W/out tub?

Marco wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:03 am
Thanks Jeff. I will do that.

Should I slide the cover off spline and try to get some grease in there?
If you can get the rubber cover off without damaging it I don't see how it would hurt anything to smear a bit of grease on the exposed splines.

Best,

Jeff
by jeffsaline
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Wheel Base of a Ural
Replies: 19
Views: 348

Re: Wheel Base of a Ural

Can you put a sheet of 3/4" plywood on the rack and get a bit more length that way?

Best,

Jeff
by jeffsaline
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Trunk Latch Breaking Key
Replies: 30
Views: 593

Re: Trunk Latch Breaking Key

Barry,

Thanks for the link to that thread about the Combi-Cam. It is most helpful.

Best,

Jeff
by jeffsaline
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Trunk Latch Breaking Key
Replies: 30
Views: 593

Re: Trunk Latch Breaking Key

I didn't have any issue with the OE lock, but I did change it out for a combination lock which has worked out well for me. Barry, Could you please share more info about that combo lock you installed? Make, model and place of purchase would be great. If you could include a picture of inside the trun...
by jeffsaline
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Maint. W/out tub?
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: Maint. W/out tub?

Lube u-joints and adjust valves.

Best,

Jeff
by jeffsaline
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: KMZ MB-750 ignition problem
Replies: 8
Views: 150

Re: KMZ MB-750 ignition problem

On points systems if the ignition is left on for long without running the engine AND the points are closed it can lead to damage to coil(s). I've had to address that a few times on bikes. It is an easy fix if the owners are willing to quit turning on the ignition without starting the engine. Best, J...
by jeffsaline
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Need a Goldwing sidecar
Replies: 32
Views: 486

Re: Need a Goldwing sidecar

If you can't find any used struts maybe consider new. Last year I bought a new one for my 2010 Gear Up for $19.99. Part Number is IMZ-8. 1034-20055.

Best,

Jeff