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by JPanyon
Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:00 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: TYPE IV IGNITION QUESTION. ANSWERED + SURPRISE
Replies: 12
Views: 1085

Re: TYPE IV IGNITION QUESTION. ANSWERED + SURPRISE

My old Harley had a manual spark retard control hooked to the left handlebar. This was for running the Police Bike super slow in parades. Wow! That engine would get way hot, real quick, when running the engine retarded and although it increased low end torque very noticeably it also chopped all top ...
by JPanyon
Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Any DimensionBx Users Out There?
Replies: 107
Views: 6113

Re: Any DimensionBx Users Out There?

Where does that leave the technology of the Ural? I personally like the juxtaposition of sixty year old technology with the DimBx to keep her tuned properly. I'm tempted, and i already own a Harmonizer. In 1970, I could fix anything wrong with my car, bike or telephone with relatively simple tools....
by JPanyon
Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Anyone in Chicago area?
Replies: 12
Views: 1237

Re: Anyone in Chicago area?

I'm 83 miles east, at western end of South Bend, 1 mile south of I-80 on old US 20. Does this count as "near enough"?
by JPanyon
Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: The Ural wasn't guilty, THIS time...
Replies: 11
Views: 910

Re: The Ural wasn't guilty, THIS time...

I am impressed you could remember back 6 months I cant remember what I had for breakfast :cheers: I agree, a hundred percent. When I actually TRY to remember something, I usually end up with nothing but frustration. On the other hand, let me get distracted for a bit and the answer pops up, sort of ...
by JPanyon
Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: "Zen" and Russian motorcycle maintenance ...
Replies: 30
Views: 2023

Re: "Zen" and Russian motorcycle maintenance ...

Zen: Build fire, Haul Water, Carry Ashes, and become enlightened. After enlightenment, Build Fire, Haul Water, Carry Ashes...knowing the satisfaction of jobs well done. Ural Zen: Ride, wait for trouble, fix the problem. After enlightenment, Ride, fear no troubles, fix the problem and continue with a...
by JPanyon
Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:39 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Forums back up had to go to a backup
Replies: 11
Views: 702

Re: Forums back up had to go to a backup

Thanks John, for all that you are, for all that you're going through, and especially for all that you freely do for the rest of us knudniks.... give yourself a Hero medal, and a Purple Heart medal, 'cause I know I'll salute 'em when I see 'em. OooRah
by JPanyon
Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Dudes! Big news!
Replies: 28
Views: 1697

Re: Dudes! Big news!

If there are wedding bells in the air, can we attend, if we arrive on our rigs? Please, please, Purty Please...??? Be heckuva wedding procession, surely making some memorable photos for the future grandkids to wonder about... :boogie:
by JPanyon
Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: The Ural wasn't guilty, THIS time...
Replies: 11
Views: 910

The Ural wasn't guilty, THIS time...

Went to climb onto the saddle, and uhh-ohh...there's a self-locking nut laying on the garage floor right beneath the oil pan. Grrrrrr!! I spent two hours going over the entire rig, searching for the location that nut came from. Zero success.. Gave up, ate supper, spent the evening with family and re...
by JPanyon
Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: weak spark and hard starting after engine upgrade
Replies: 26
Views: 1632

Re: weak spark and hard starting after engine upgrade

My '02 (first production year of the 750, under "private enterprise" management) also had a marginal quality ignition coil. Windings on the coil started shorting out, around the 4th year of operation and 20,000 plus km. A newer style replacement coil solved the weak/intermittent spark problem, but i...
by JPanyon
Sun Jun 28, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: weak spark and hard starting after engine upgrade
Replies: 26
Views: 1632

Re: weak spark and hard starting after engine upgrade

My '02 came with resistor caps at the plug ends, and carbon impregnated fiber cores in the cables. Both items caused issues. The caps screw onto the end of the cables, causing grief to the fibers. If the resistors in the caps are good (unscrew the caps off of the cables, test for continuity), cut of...
by JPanyon
Sun Jun 28, 2015 12:34 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: A quick look at my wheel runout and balance
Replies: 22
Views: 2516

Re: A quick look at my wheel runout and balance

Thanks for the nice workup. Always a treat to watch somebody who cares about the details!!!
by JPanyon
Sun Jun 28, 2015 12:30 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: '04 intermittent backfiring, sputtering, loss of power
Replies: 21
Views: 2138

Re: '04 intermittent backfiring, sputtering, loss of power

Could be a couple of things: Bad ignition switch; loose wire or fuse in the fuse block; poor wire connections at the coil; loose mount bolts on the coil or ignition module (bad grounds); interrupter cup is falling off (loose mount bolt on shaft); interrupter cup is falling apart (two piece seam is s...
by JPanyon
Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Metal shortage, or What? (Arrrghhhh!!)
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Metal shortage, or What? (Arrrghhhh!!)

Was doing some wiring trouble shooting on a friend's rig, and needed a small probe tip for my Fluke meter. No problem, I'll go into the household junk drawer and grab a small paper clip like I've done before, hundreds of times over 50 years. What the flock? Not a single dang metal paper clip in the ...
by JPanyon
Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Stupid electricity!
Replies: 11
Views: 794

Re: Stupid electricity!

:clap: Well Done, Peter... You've proved once again that there's usually a good cause for those electrons to misbehave. A degraded connection, or NO connection...additionally, abraded insulation allowing connection(s) to things that god didn't intend. Corrosion causes a combination of both condition...
by JPanyon
Mon Jun 22, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: CARB JETTING
Replies: 59
Views: 5286

Re: CARB JETTING

an IMWA technician came to Australia to train local dealer mechanics. On the technician's advise the local mechanics were advising all new owners to rejet to 45/128. With the timing advanced an extra 3 or 4 degrees both my bikes run very well, pull long and hard. Very nice info, because...I've been...