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by Red Dwarf
Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Low power, won't hold idle
Replies: 10
Views: 1177

Re: Low power, won't hold idle

rivers wrote: Sounds like a fuel issue but the puff of smoke from under the tank screams electrical.
+1
But I'm unable to think of an electrical fault in the ignition or fuel system
that would produce smoke but not complete immobility.
by Red Dwarf
Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Steering Damper
Replies: 6
Views: 803

Re: Steering Damper

Maybe the 1st order of business is to find out what's causing the shaking. Shouldn't do that at any speed where it would be a problem. A search on the forum should turn up the usual suspects. Tire pressure comes to mind immediately. Glad it was just a learning experience--coulda been worse!. Sorry a...
by Red Dwarf
Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: 1wd vs 2wd
Replies: 52
Views: 7993

Re: 1wd vs 2wd

Get 1-wd.
You need it all the time.

2-wd is like insurance.
You may never need it but you pay for it all the time. :wink:
by Red Dwarf
Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 14562
Views: 963278

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

chaos2 wrote:
cheeseheadmike wrote:Replaced the Euro style power port in the tub to a deep well US style port(AKA, lighter)
Why not keep both?
I have one of those lighter sockets mounted in my tub.
It is prone to corrosion inside despite the cover.
Otherwise OK.
by Red Dwarf
Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Knocking in left cylinder
Replies: 10
Views: 1263

Re: Knocking in left cylinder

GHGoodwin wrote:I'd start with a check for a bad pushrod/lifter and go internal from there.
+1

Cheap stuff first!
Good luck with it.
I know you'll keep us informed. :cheers:
by Red Dwarf
Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: front brake when rear wheel lifts
Replies: 17
Views: 1490

Re: front brake when rear wheel lifts

He is on a CT as well, which in theory should make it a bit more stable than the 2wd versions. I have found on my Patrol that if you want to, you can get that rear tug tire light very easily. I've managed to keep the pusher on the ground full time and I suspect that's because a Retro stays way more...
by Red Dwarf
Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Say Hello to a Proud Owner....
Replies: 57
Views: 4802

Re: Say Hello to a Proud Owner....

Wishing you many, many happy miles on that fabulous machine! :moto: :moto:

And thanks for helping keep Dmitry in business.
He's one of the good ones!
:cheers:
by Red Dwarf
Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Harness Style Seatbelt for Chair
Replies: 12
Views: 1234

Re: Harness Style Seatbelt for Chair

I once took a paralyzed woman for a ride in my VW bus. :shock: Turned out to be a very good vehicle for the job because the wide door opening and high seat made entry/exit easy. Once inside, I strapped her in with the standard lap/shoulder belts and off we went. Absolutely no problem because--guess ...
by Red Dwarf
Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:20 am
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: front brake when rear wheel lifts
Replies: 17
Views: 1490

Re: front brake when rear wheel lifts

Good examples at 1:58 and [my favorite] 2:30.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2RrVD8jaF8

Pretty clear that the flip occurs very quickly even at rather low speeds.
Not much time for brakes, weight shift or much of anything.
by Red Dwarf
Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: front brake when rear wheel lifts
Replies: 17
Views: 1490

Re: front brake when rear wheel lifts

You just have to slow down around those left hand corners. +1 As usual an ounce of prevention is worth a ton of cure. In addition, shifting weight aft is appropriate--that includes the monkey. Keep in mind that anything being carried on the nose of the hack [gas cans, winches, spare tires, cases of...
by Red Dwarf
Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: 2016 runaround or business as usual.
Replies: 19
Views: 2906

Re: 2016 runaround or business as usual.

I guess this is just normal when you order it as opposed to buying it off the floor You may be right. When I picked up my Retro at the dealer [now out of business--understandably] I ordered and paid for a low-profile luggage rack. Weeks went by and no rack was seen. Several calls to the dealer prov...
by Red Dwarf
Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Ride Reports
Topic: SE Idaho
Replies: 26
Views: 5389

Re: SE Idaho

metalcarver wrote: 100+ km of fun and cow poop.
Hoping you can tell the difference between the 2 whilst frolicking!

Looks like you avoided the dust anyway.
Good show.
:cheers:
by Red Dwarf
Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: R.P.M RANGE
Replies: 9
Views: 1687

Re: R.P.M RANGE

What might be a comfortable cruising range for 3rd and 4th? I think this varies somewhat depending on load. Lightly loaded, I'm generally with Snakeoil--stay at 3000-3500 for economy--although I'd delay the upshift until close to 4000. My engine is not happy with 3000 in 4th but YMMV. Heavily loade...
by Red Dwarf
Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: 2016 runaround or business as usual.
Replies: 19
Views: 2906

Re: 2016 runaround or business as usual.

oldsarge wrote:Ok grammar police, I lost a comma somewhere. If you find it please send it to me.
Attaboy Sarge!
Gotta give as good as you get around here. :wink:

No, seriously, welcome to the forum.
:cheers:
And yes, I will be happy to break in your new rig for you. :boogie:
by Red Dwarf
Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Best source for parts?
Replies: 13
Views: 1713

Re: Best source for parts?

Practically next door to you.
http://uralnw.com/
Excellent shopping cart setup.
Big inventory.
Fast shipping.
:D
What's not to like?