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by rougaroo
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: C-19 and the Ural Community (Corrected Title)
Replies: 177
Views: 4335

Re: C-19 and the Ural Community (Corrected Title)

Gets right to the point:



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by rougaroo
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Upcoming Rides & Rallies
Topic: CRAP XIV HEAD COUNT
Replies: 80
Views: 3125

Re: CRAP XIV HEAD COUNT

Stay away from folks who are elderly, poor heath, and/or an already weaken immune system. At least with the first in that list, I am continually amazed that I am in that group. My dad told me that one time in his 70's he took a look at himself in the mirror and said, "So when did this happen?" "We ...
by rougaroo
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Upcoming Rides & Rallies
Topic: CRAP XIV HEAD COUNT
Replies: 80
Views: 3125

Re: CRAP XIV HEAD COUNT

I'm late in realizing it really isn't about me getting sick; it's about me spreading it to others. I'm excerpting from a really good explanation posted elsewhere by Dr. Rheem Ghalib, a gastroenterologist in Texas: Scientists measure the spread of an epidemic by a number called R0, or “R naught.” Tha...
by rougaroo
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: 2019 engine light fault codes.
Replies: 40
Views: 1116

Re: 2019 engine light fault codes.

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Courtesy of Van

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by rougaroo
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Upcoming Rides & Rallies
Topic: CRAP XIV HEAD COUNT
Replies: 80
Views: 3125

Re: CRAP XIV HEAD COUNT

The main reason they're shutting down schools and universities isn't so much because the students might get sick, but because the students might get the virus and take it home to grandma and grandpa. The whole idea of this "social isolation" thing is to try to contain transmission and slow down the ...
by rougaroo
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: The Black Market
Topic: WTB: Old Russian Shocks...
Replies: 31
Views: 588

Re: WTB: Old Russian Shocks...

Deja-vu all over again. Search for NiteBlues extensive thread on rebuilding his shocks. Scott took lots of pictures and compared various shocks and shock oil, too. I was amazed how much better the shocks performed with new oil and seals. The old crud that came out had gotten thick, dirty, and there ...
by rougaroo
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Damaged Sidecar (could have been a LOT worse)
Replies: 17
Views: 456

Re: Damaged Sidecar (could have been a LOT worse)

Glad you're both ok. Unfortunately, your experience is what has happened to a lot of Ural owners. Insurance and body shops are both set up to take off a dented body panel, paint it, and off you go. There are so few body shops that really do "body work" in the old sense that they are just not equippe...
by rougaroo
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Rear crank bearing carrier installation woes.
Replies: 16
Views: 461

Re: Rear crank bearing carrier installation woes.

Heat/cool is one of my favorite tricks for bearings all over the bike. It is amazing how much more easily the parts assemble. Over the years my wife has gotten used to opening the freezer and seeing parts of final drive cases, bearings, all sorts of stuff. Note for folks who may be doing this: hot d...
by rougaroo
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Rear crank bearing carrier installation woes.
Replies: 16
Views: 461

Re: Rear crank bearing carrier installation woes.

Van did a video on this somewhere in the electrons using an improvised tool, and Lutz makes an elegant tool for this that he shows on his site. There is also a dealer tool for it. It's basically a three-legged bearing puller where the center screws into the front of the crank and the legs screw into...
by rougaroo
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Picked Her Up Today - 2020 GU
Replies: 35
Views: 751

Re: Picked Her Up Today - 2020 GU

Looking good! Remember - it isn't the going straight that's hard to get used to. It's the turns! Really recommend the parking lot exercises in the manual "How to Ride the Ural Motorcycle" you can find in the manuals section at the top of the Ural/Dnepr 101 section of the forum. Good riding! Rougaroo
by rougaroo
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: New Dealer in NC
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: New Dealer in NC

Long story on Peter servicing Urals. With his knowledge of old BMWs it was a natural for him, so he advertised and took them on. I may have been one of the first to go to him with a 2003. Someone came to him with a much-abused left out in a field 650 to get running again. It had the wrong plugs inst...
by rougaroo
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: New Dealer in NC
Replies: 6
Views: 203

New Dealer in NC

Peter Bombar has announced that he's become a full Ural dealer in Wilmington NC. https://www.bombarsbeemers.com/ This is great news for those of us within striking distance of him. Peter had a shop for many years in Durham NC that was well-known by the BMW and Ducati crowd. IMZ tried to get him to b...
by rougaroo
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Today is the day!!
Replies: 23
Views: 518

Re: Today is the day!!

Pictures!

Congratulations - you'll love it.

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by rougaroo
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Theory of Riding Sidecars
Replies: 8
Views: 444

Re: Theory of Riding Sidecars

The link for "How to Ride the Ural Sidecar" is in the sticky titled "Sidecar Manuals for Newbs (and old pharts too)" at the top of the "Ural/Dnepr Newbies" section of the forum I am purposely not listing the link in this thread to encourage new users to use the "Search" function here on SS. There is...
by rougaroo
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Theory of Riding Sidecars
Replies: 8
Views: 444

Re: Theory of Riding Sidecars

I was told by my tutor worst thing you can do is have a pillion passenger on and the sidecar empty. The CoG is very high and very close to one side of the triangle, if it goes outside the triangle (the line between the bike's tyres) you're off. Occasionally you'll see someone who thinks they'll tak...