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by rougaroo
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Almost there
Replies: 16
Views: 525

Re: Almost there

Especially because you want to take long trips, I would reconsider getting a 2WD. 2WD is only useful in snow or slush as there is no differential. You cannot use it on paved roads. It adds weight, drag, wear, and cost . Most people who have 2WD rarely if ever use it. You can get a 1WD with a spare t...
by rougaroo
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: The Black Market
Topic: Auction for Sam Allen....closed..ended june 26. 20
Replies: 26
Views: 775

Re: Auction for Sam Allen.

Wow! Way to step up, Van!

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by rougaroo
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: fig SUPERBLEND BEARINGS
Replies: 9
Views: 411

Re: fig SUPERBLEND BEARINGS

Agree with Snakeoil. I think bearing failure is more often a result of crank failure than the origin of it. So going after bearing solutions is treating a symptom, not a cause. The multi-part crank inherently flexes. Good bearings help with longevity, no doubt there, but putting any stress on the cr...
by rougaroo
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: help! Difficulty installing new steering bearings
Replies: 9
Views: 326

Re: help! Difficulty installing new steering bearings

Agree with aduthie. Look at your 2nd picture. The red arrow is pointing to the lip of the race in the steering head. race.jpg The races on both sides are not easy to get out, but are easy with the right tools. Van has a video somewhere where he spot welded some bar to the race and then hammered them...
by rougaroo
Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: help! Difficulty installing new steering bearings
Replies: 9
Views: 326

Re: help! Difficulty installing new steering bearings

And here's the picture of the bearing/race order from Terry Crawford's site:
Bearingassemblyfull240.jpg
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by rougaroo
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: help! Difficulty installing new steering bearings
Replies: 9
Views: 326

Re: help! Difficulty installing new steering bearings

Terry Crawford has a picture on his site of how the bearings should go in. Hard to tell in your pictures, but it looks like the old ball bearing race is still in there. It also helps to put the bearings in a freezer for awhile and heat up the head post slightly with a torch just before installing th...
by rougaroo
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: injured fellow rider
Replies: 51
Views: 1648

Re: injured fellow rider

Damn - that's bad news. Long time to be on a ventilator. Thanks for the update.

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by rougaroo
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: WANTED: Free Garage Audio Advice
Replies: 58
Views: 979

Re: WANTED: Free Garage Audio Advice

I don't see how political correctness has anything to do with it. "Wireless" as used these days is a networking term. It entered our lives when home networking no longer required ethernet cables. If you're really ancient or British, the wireless - as a noun - was a radio. Although they don't have wi...
by rougaroo
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: WANTED: Free Garage Audio Advice
Replies: 58
Views: 979

Re: WANTED: Free Garage Audio Advice

The terminology gets picky. The truly no-wire wireless speakers are advertised as "portable" and are - as you say - powered by batteries. The wireless speakers that you have to plug in the wall are called "powered", so I guess they aren't technically wireless. Both of them are wireless in the LAN se...
by rougaroo
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: WANTED: Free Garage Audio Advice
Replies: 58
Views: 979

Re: WANTED: Free Garage Audio Advice

Believe me, it was a hard slog for me ramping up too. The technology now is pretty awesome, and it doesn't take a programmer to get it worked out. The selling point is not only no wires - my wife's always-complaint for years with whatever system we had, but the multi-room capability. My wife likes t...
by rougaroo
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: WANTED: Free Garage Audio Advice
Replies: 58
Views: 979

Re: WANTED: Free Garage Audio Advice

There are a few competing technologies that all do the same kind of thing. Sonos is one, HEOS (Home Entertainment Operating System) another, and Roon yet a third. Sonos is a brand that also sells its own speakers; HEOS is an operating system used by Marantz and Denon (and maybe others); Roon is a st...
by rougaroo
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: WANTED: Free Garage Audio Advice
Replies: 58
Views: 979

Re: WANTED: Free Garage Audio Advice

Yep - didn't see the Crutchfield one. But the guy there wasn't really asking you the right questions. It sounds like he was leaping forward to sell you speakers rather than thinking about the ultimate goal. If you're thinking on an AV system upstairs in the party room and then speakers downstairs in...
by rougaroo
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: WANTED: Free Garage Audio Advice
Replies: 58
Views: 979

Re: WANTED: Free Garage Audio Advice

Oh ho! Down the rabbit hole! I, too, am way old school, but am a recent convert to newer available technology. Before thinking about speakers, though, a couple more questions: 1. Will the garage palace be within range of your internet router? If so - as I suspect it will be - then you need to think ...
by rougaroo
Tue May 26, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Water Injection Cooling #2
Replies: 17
Views: 513

Re: Water Injection Cooling #2

Ron said - I remember reading Mechanics Illustrated some 50+ years ago. That's back in the day when you had to de-carbon cylinder heads. One of the "old guys" said they used a perfume atomizer to spray water into the carb of an engine running around 3K rpm. The water flashed to steam at combustion a...
by rougaroo
Mon May 25, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: injured fellow rider
Replies: 51
Views: 1648

Re: injured fellow rider

Thanks for checking, Bill. Glad he's doing relatively ok with a good prognosis. Bad time to be in hospital anywhere, as if there is any good time.

Rougaroo