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by Red Dwarf
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: M70 windscreen
Replies: 31
Views: 3236

Re: M70 windscreen

I've got a National Cycle Plexifairing3 on my Retro. http://www.nationalcycle.com/plexifairing-mt.html I cut 8" off the top so I could see the road directly ahead without looking through plastic. Also makes a cover fit better. Fits the bike perfectly. Almost unbelievably perfectly. Near custom-quali...
by Red Dwarf
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: The Pump Ural Should Supply
Replies: 10
Views: 1188

The Pump Ural Should Supply

I've always been a fan of foot-operated air pumps--possibly because I've spent way too much time in inflatable boats. A good pump can mean the difference between boating and swimming. But good high-pressure foot pumps seem to be rare. I found this one while trying to replace my otherwise excellent m...
by Red Dwarf
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: donut wear question
Replies: 49
Views: 4931

Re: donut wear question

One of the many advantages of the Retro/M70 design is that the donut can be changed without disturbing the swing arm.
Just sayin'.
by Red Dwarf
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Tire Failure on the Interstate!
Replies: 18
Views: 2258

Re: Tire Failure on the Interstate!

I for one would be interested in the details and a pic of this $15 WalMart super special air pump you obtained. Here it is: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Zefal-Bigfoot-Foot-Pump/24291526 The AKDOT I guess will do a satisfying job on the highway renovation ? I'd be quite satisfied if they'd limit the w...
by Red Dwarf
Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: M70 pusher wheel picture ?
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Re: M70 pusher wheel picture ?

Pete, I hope you've found the key to getting that wheel on by now. A picture from my rig with its drum brake wouldn't help much, I guess. One thing I'm sure of is that the tire is a very tight fit between the muffler and the fender. You'll have to pull and shove and cuss in Russian to get in into pl...
by Red Dwarf
Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Tire Failure on the Interstate!
Replies: 18
Views: 2258

Re: Tire Failure on the Interstate!

Don't tell me you hopp off the ferry where the second next gas station is the 33 mile station with great hamburgers and a wide river on the left right beside the road. Next stop the friendly Lady from the Canadian border control. I believe you're referring to the Haines Highway, absolutely my favor...
by Red Dwarf
Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Tire Failure on the Interstate!
Replies: 18
Views: 2258

Re: Tire Failure on the Interstate!

Thanks for the thought, Sven. :cheers: My travel plans always include a ferry ride at beginning & end. This time the route home required a 4-day boat ride. The 1st day or 2 at the most is a great chance to decompress from the road. But after that it starts to seem like a short jail sentence. On the ...
by Red Dwarf
Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: M70 Retro Chassis as a Two Wheeler?
Replies: 7
Views: 865

Re: M70 Retro Chassis as a Two Wheeler?

Note that I'm not concerned about achieving sport bike handling, but I don't want it to handle like a complete cement truck either or, worse, actually be unsafe as a two wheeler. I once took a ride around town on my Retro when the 'car was off. Sorry to say, it handled like a complete cement truck,...
by Red Dwarf
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Tire Failure on the Interstate!
Replies: 18
Views: 2258

Re: Tire Failure on the Interstate!

RD, certainly a trip to remember,glad most went well. is a another long trip in the future? 8) :cheers: It was a great trip. Tire trouble was just something we knew would happen eventually. The trick is to be ready for it when it does happen. We plan on 2 long trips a year. This one was our longest...
by Red Dwarf
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Tire Failure on the Interstate!
Replies: 18
Views: 2258

Tire Failure on the Interstate!

Just returned from a 3200 km trip through Washington, Idaho and Oregon--fully loaded with camping gear and monkey. Only incident worth noting was an unexplained loss of air from the pusher while on I-86 20 miles west of Pocatello. Speed was 50 mph. Perfect autumn weather--moderately windy. Road traf...
by Red Dwarf
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Would you worry about this final drive movement?
Replies: 170
Views: 13436

Re: Would you worry about this final drive movement?

I guess this is a revelation for you 2WD Ural owners. Many of you guys probably didn't realize how the 1WD final drive was attached.. I don't understand the problem. On my Retro, the FD fits so tightly in the swingarm that it has to be knocked loose with a soft hammer. I even coated the contact are...
by Red Dwarf
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Second attempt at overnighter Success!
Replies: 8
Views: 942

Re: Second attempt at overnighter Success!

Good choice of roads. I did a similar trip over US12 with Mrs. Red Dwarf in May --most enjoyable. But instead of turning around at Yakima we continued somewhat farther north to Prince Rupert BC. We strongly recommend seeing highway 25 north of Creston WA continuing all the way to Trail BC. Very nice...
by Red Dwarf
Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Gear Up took the short route down the side of a mountain
Replies: 45
Views: 6750

Re: Gear Up took the short route down the side of a mountain

Good job on the bailout. Sorry it was necessary. Airplane folks say [jokingly] "A good landing is one you walk away from" or something like that. My recipe for anyone descending double-digit hills is : combine Brembo disc brake with EBC HH pads and DOT4 fluid. Heat until very hot. Enjoy braking powe...
by Red Dwarf
Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Dual front brake
Replies: 19
Views: 2062

Re: Dual front brake

Why do this if the single Brembo brake will lock up the front without much effort? Are you fixing a problem that is not there? I'm thinking this is good for long winding downhills runs where you use a lot of braking to keep speed under control. For instance, heading east on Crowsnest Highway into O...
by Red Dwarf
Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Just did the 1000km break-in service, what next?
Replies: 12
Views: 1717

Re: Just did the 1000km break-in service, what next?

Congratulate yourself.
You're doing everything right.

Well, maybe not that 60 mph limit thing but who's perfect? :cheers: