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by jeffsaline
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Welded my sidecar lever shock mount...
Replies: 10
Views: 190

Re: Welded my sidecar lever shock mount...

I cleaned the crack out with brushes and wirewheel, including the underside of the bracket as it meets the curve of the lever bearing housing. Then w@$#ed out the crack with windex, rinsed with water and then with brake cleaner to remove any oily residue, debris. Just a caution about using Brake Cl...
by jeffsaline
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: 2011 Retro dies when hot
Replies: 16
Views: 208

Re: 2011 Retro dies when hot

Another thing to maybe try... With the petcock in run so the fuel will shut off when the engine stops run the bike. When the left cylinder dies turn off the key. Disconnect the fuel line from the carb fuel inlet. Then carefully remove the left carb float bowl making sure to not spill the contents. L...
by jeffsaline
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Bad TAPPET adjustment equals a sewing machine sound
Replies: 28
Views: 276

Re: Bad TAPPET adjustment equals a sewing machine sound

There are two TDC times for a cylinder on a four stroke cycle engine. One is TDC at the end of the compression stroke which is both valves closed and when you adjust the valves. The other TDC is is at the end of the exhaust stroke and the exhaust valve is closing and the intake valve is opening (dep...
by jeffsaline
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Upcoming Rides & Rallies
Topic: Sturgis house rental advice
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: Sturgis house rental advice

Maybe check with the Sturgis Chamber and see who they can refer you to. Now is a good time to get a reservation.

Best,

Jeff
by jeffsaline
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Finally pulling the trigger...
Replies: 28
Views: 412

Re: Finally pulling the trigger...

I shipped a 2010 Gear Up from California to South Dakota last spring. I used Daily Direct/Haul Bikes based on the input from the local Harley Dealer that receives bikes all the time for customers. They said Daily Direct is the only company that has never had damage. The only thing they move are bike...
by jeffsaline
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Rear tire
Replies: 12
Views: 542

Re: Rear tire

URALNUT60 wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:42 pm
Kenda 4.00 x 18 K270 dual sport tire, $62 free shipping, nice looking tire
I've used K270s on my KLR for over 30,000 miles. They are a very good tire but my guess is they won't hold up on a Ural. I think the weight and scrubbing will kill them in short order.

Best,

Jeff
by jeffsaline
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Overheating on rides that were fine in other years
Replies: 23
Views: 559

Re: Overheating on rides that were fine in other years

Have you checked the ignition timing?

Best,

Jeff
by jeffsaline
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: 825cc - Boring the cylinder, what's the piston clearance?
Replies: 14
Views: 372

Re: 825cc - Boring the cylinder, what's the piston clearance?

OK, here's a question for the machinists on here; Any reason why I couldn't make a heavy plate, top and bottom of the cylinder to simulate the head and engine case, and bolt/torque the assembly to the faceplate on my lathe, then use a boring bar to bore the cylinder to size? Or just clamp the assem...
by jeffsaline
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Flywheel/Clutch - Bad Batch?
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: Flywheel/Clutch - Bad Batch?

Maybe consider contacting Dan Levine. He's the owner of Southland Clutch at 101 E. 18th St., National City, Ca 91950. He can be reached by phone at: 619 477-2105 or email at: Dan@SouthlandClutch.com . I don't have any personal experience with him or his company but have heard excellent reports about...
by jeffsaline
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: 2012 Retro no headlight no running lights
Replies: 15
Views: 274

Re: 2012 Retro no headlight no running lights

Peter Pan wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:16 am
http://www.sovietsteeds.com/forums/view ... r&start=45

You are wellcome to use the 3D model I did. All that is needed to be done is to sand a bit or adjust tolerances in the design.
Sven
Thank you!

Best,

Jeff
by jeffsaline
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: 2012 Retro no headlight no running lights
Replies: 15
Views: 274

Re: 2012 Retro no headlight no running lights

Just to remember: the original main light switch in the right handle bar is still present and fully wired. All that is done, the switch button was ground off and he hle plugged.!!!!! That is the reason why Tomcatfixer and I could build new switch buttons. Sven Do you have a thread about making the ...
by jeffsaline
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: losing one cylinder at high RPMs on the highway
Replies: 32
Views: 1089

Re: losing one cylinder at high RPMs on the highway

The first rule of electrical troubleshooting is to start with a fully charged battery in known good condition. Once you have the battery fully charged take it to a shop to have it load tested if you can't load test it at home. Most battery shops and auto parts stores will load test a battery for fre...
by jeffsaline
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: any clues
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: any clues

Maybe an electronic ignition triggered by the points. I think a kit you used to be able to buy was by a company called Vellmar or something similar.

Best,

Jeff
by jeffsaline
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: The Black Market
Topic: 2010 Gear Up for sale-SF Bay Area
Replies: 25
Views: 1658

Re: 2010 Gear Up for sale-SF Bay Area

Lee,

I just put the check in the mail. We've been feeding the pony express oats this week so maybe you'll have it on Monday.

Looking forward to getting active with a Ural again.

Best,

Jeff
by jeffsaline
Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Other Shop Projects
Replies: 34
Views: 4151

Re: Other Shop Projects

Maybe consider sourcing Delrin or Cast Nylon from Bernie McCallum of Hobby Metal Kits. www.hobbymetalkits.com

You can e-mail Bernie at: bernie@hobbymetalkits.com

Address is: P.O. Box 412, 222 E. Adams St., Cambridge, Wisconsin 53523
Phone: 608 345-2617

Best,

Jeff