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by jeffsaline
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: i dont even know how to explane!!! my 1982 ural spark plug works only if i let the spark jump grom the cable to the plug
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: i dont even know how to explane!!! my 1982 ural spark plug works only if i let the spark jump grom the cable to the

No experience with your engine or machine and no idea what the ignition system is. The gap between the cable and plug would require higher voltage as voltage is what jumps the gap. So my guess is you've got a problem with a coil maybe shorted internally and not making the voltage needed for proper o...
by jeffsaline
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: The Gray Market
Topic: K&N filters
Replies: 8
Views: 199

Re: K&N filters

My 06 Tourist has the 100lb air box. Anyone swapped out to the K&N air pods and how do they run? I think the results of pods on BMW Airhead carbs correlates to the Ural. If extra support isn't installed when using pods the carbs vibrate and froth the fuel in the float bowls. This causes an inconsis...
by jeffsaline
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Flywheel Follies
Replies: 11
Views: 306

Re: Flywheel Follies

Thank you for sharing this build and all the great pictures of the tools you are making and using. I enjoy seeing good work.

Best,

Jeff
by jeffsaline
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Cylinder Flooding
Replies: 8
Views: 192

Re: Cylinder Flooding

If I was working on this issue I would probably remove the float bowls, one at a time, turn on the fuel and use my finger to raise the float to see if the fuel stopped flowing. I would also look at the float level when the fuel does stop flowing and confirm it is at the correct height. I would also ...
by jeffsaline
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't throttle up. Or loses speed.
Replies: 30
Views: 386

Re: Can't throttle up. Or loses speed.

Sounds to me like it might be running on one cylinder some or most of the time. If it was mine I would start with simple stuff like dropping the float bowls and checking jets. With the petcock turned off you could open the drain on each carb float bowl and catch whatever comes out. Make sure you hav...
by jeffsaline
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't throttle up. Or loses speed.
Replies: 30
Views: 386

Re: Can't throttle up. Or loses speed.

The little bit of ethanol you got a few tanks ago might have loosened some gunk that moved downstream and is now causing an issue. If this was mine I would remove the float bowls (one at a time in case you don't know how they work) and inspect, clean and reinstall the jets. If you are absolutely sur...
by jeffsaline
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 14329
Views: 901660

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

5K (20k on bike) Valve adjustment - was surprised that my port side exhaust valve was a bit loose (over .004 so adj to .035). All others still at .035 - weather is getting much hotter in a few weeks - hope it isn't too tight for 90+ degree weather....thoughts???? Bueller? Bueller? I'm guessing you ...
by jeffsaline
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: KMZ Dnepr600 Trailer Acquisition
Replies: 47
Views: 886

Re: KMZ Dnepr600 Trailer Acquisition

Chad, If you're getting or making a blast cabinet might I make a few suggestions? Make it twice as big as the largest item you'll normally put in it. If it isn't twice as large as the item, you'll have issues getting the nozzle where it needs to be and it might end up directly in front of the viewin...
by jeffsaline
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: buying online
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: buying online

I've bought a couple of bikes sight unseen so to speak. First was a KZ400 in 1979. The owner was in my Company in the Army. I'd only been in the unit for about two weeks. We made the deal ($200) with the understanding he had to go with me to pick it up. Got in my truck after work and drove to the lo...
by jeffsaline
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: My K65 carb is leaking .... why?
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: My K65 carb is leaking .... why?

I am not familiar with the carb you are asking about but I'm not going to let that stop me from replying. : ) My guess is the petcock is leaking, even in the off position if you are putting it there. The float may be set just a tad high allowing the fuel level in the float bowl to get too high. If t...
by jeffsaline
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What is YOUR average yearly miles?
Replies: 28
Views: 347

Re: What is YOUR average yearly miles?

I'll trade miles for smiles any time. I haven't even been out on my Gear Up this year as I've been busy with other stuff. I suppose I've only got about 3,500k's since I bought it used two years ago. But every single k I've put on that machine has put a smile on my face and joy in my heart. My schedu...
by jeffsaline
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Special Ural Wrenches Needed
Replies: 13
Views: 194

Re: Special Ural Wrenches Needed

I tried to repair the pin wrench by welding it, but when I was grinding off a bad weld, the pin shot across the garage. Hunted for it with my magnet on a stick, never found it. SNIP If I ever find that pin, I will try to weld it with a stick welder or find someone more talented than me. Maybe put t...
by jeffsaline
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Valve head gaskets/ cylinder honing?
Replies: 11
Views: 332

Re: Valve head gaskets/ cylinder honing?

Any chance you installed the rings upside down?

Best,

Jeff
by jeffsaline
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: I am a NEWBIE!
Replies: 46
Views: 790

Re: I am a NEWBIE!

My first thought about you having issues with downhill right turns is "I bet she's worried about the chair coming up." As already posted... learn to fly the chair. If you already know how to fly the chair make yourself comfortable flying it. For me the easiest way I learned was in a large parking lo...
by jeffsaline
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Cylinder Removal - Stuck/Hard to Remove
Replies: 13
Views: 163

Re: Cylinder Removal - Stuck/Hard to Remove

I think I would consider using wooden wedges/shims (like door and window shims) placed between the bottom of the cylinder and the engine case and gently drive the wedges/shims together to work the cylinder off. On BMW airhead engines the head is connected to the cylinder with two studs and you can m...