What did you do to your Ural today?

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Rich Maund » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:02 pm

Chad. I appreciate the comments on my work. Sorry for slowing down as I've aged. Your shop has enough stuff to make Van Le jealous!
yeah, I might be addicted to brake fluid. But I can stop any time I want.

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Boog » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:03 am

Not my Ural but I met Zechariah at Motorcycles of Dulles (MOD) yesterday while getting new shoes for my Triumph and he gave me a great run down on his 2016. And I learned I can be a monkey too...
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by dogboy443 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:56 am

Rich Maund wrote:
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Chad. I appreciate the comments on my work. Sorry for slowing down as I've aged. Your shop has enough stuff to make Van Le jealous!
Rich, your work is outstanding and no reason to apologize for slowing down. We are all slowing down a bit, but your quality is always there.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by VWNate1 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:42 am

Chad ;

I'm insanely jealous of your shed .

I've been working out side most of my life, including when I was a lad in rural New England, that wasn't any fun atall and why I loved California so much when I passed through in the Summer of 1969 .

Rich, I'm not surprised your new upholstery shows is top notch, I love your seat covers.....

Glad to see you're still with us .
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by zookster » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:26 pm

Installed a reverse shifter on my 2013 Gear Up today. Crap weather here so no ride to test it, worked fine in the driveway though. Really like the look and it makes getting into neutral much easier.

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by dogboy443 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:47 pm

It's always the stupid things that become PIA's. My parking brake's handle has been broken since I got the Pickle. Terry Crawford sold me the main shaft and handle. Remove too bolts and it's cake...however it looks like one of the previous owners might have welded a pin in the top spot instead of a bolt. Do any of these pictures say the same to you?
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by goldystoys » Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:07 pm

Drove Boris which is a 2005 Ural Patrol in 38 degree N.J. weather with 15-17 mph winds to get Duro knobby tire put on rear of bike. Now ready for snow. Also had front brake pads installed.

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by jaybird » Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:18 pm

dogboy443 wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:47 pm
It's always the stupid things that become PIA's. My parking brake's handle has been broken since I got the Pickle. Terry Crawford sold me the main shaft and handle. Remove too bolts and it's cake...however it looks like one of the previous owners might have welded a pin in the top spot instead of a bolt. Do any of these pictures say the same to you?
It looks like a pin that "should" drive out with a pin punch or pull out with a vice grip, penetrant, twisting, and maybe some leverage.
BTW, I never use the parking brake on any of my rigs, I don't trust it to hold when you need it to, and there's always the possibility of forgetting to release it and driving off with it engaged, the forum is full of stories of people doing that.

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by jaybird » Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:29 pm

goldystoys wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:07 pm
Drove Boris which is a 2005 Ural Patrol in 38 degree N.J. weather with 15-17 mph winds to get Duro knobby tire put on rear of bike. Now ready for snow. Also had front brake pads installed.
Well, welcome aboard! :cheers:
There are a lot of Ural riders in the NJ/NY/PA area, with plenty of organized rides, This is the next one that I know of, viewtopic.php?f=3&t=52957
It sounds like your starting off on the right "Foot"
BTW, I have a 2005 Gear Up that I've driven through every winter since it was new, you'll have a lot of fun. :cheers:

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by chaos2 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:07 pm

Winter prep, changed out the 20-50 Castrol for 5-40 Rotella synthetic, filter, plug looked good, put the hippo hands back on. Probably switch the pusher with the 307 spare sometime later this month. Yesterday I was out, 25F, saw one other mc, guy on a Harley doing funeral escort. Had a friend that did that for a while, I respect the hell out of those guys, don't think I'd have the balls to park in the middle of an intersection and hope cars stop even though they got the green light :shock:
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Lofty » Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:43 pm

chaos2 wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:07 pm
Yesterday I was out, 25F, saw one other mc, guy on a Harley doing funeral escort.
Had a friend that did that for a while, I respect the hell out of those guys, don't think I'd have the balls to park in the middle of an intersection and hope cars stop even though they got the green light.
Some years ago, I was approached to be a rider escort. I declined without hesitation.

As is the case with Ohio, a funeral procession in PA has conditional right-of-way. If the lead vehicle enters the intersection whilst their traffic light is green, the entire procession may proceed through even if the light turns red before the procession flow through the intersection is complete. If the light is red when the lead vehicle reaches it, everyone must stop. There are exceptions for emergency vehicles as appropriate.

To your mention of "park(ing) in the middle of an intersection", it is this choice, when performed unlawfully, that informed my decision to decline the escort duty when asked. We've a problem with motorcyclists, Harley riders all, who will illegally block an intersection so that the sum of their non-funeral parade can ride through without interruption. There's been some pushback from the driving and [regular] riding public at large, which, if I'm honest, I do applaud. Some riders will thread their way through the parade, treating it as a rolling chicane. A few drivers have applied the horn and forced their way through, using their right-of-weight to force their right-of-way. I've not done this, and I don't advocate it, but I do understand people's frustration here.

With the foregoing in mind, there's no way I want to expose myself to drivers who, based on real events as I explain above, mistake my otherwise legitimate role as a funeral escort for me being just another two-wheeled douchebag who is playing "road captain" or some other such cosplay bullshit.

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by goldystoys » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:50 pm

jaybird wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:29 pm
goldystoys wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:07 pm
Drove Boris which is a 2005 Ural Patrol in 38 degree N.J. weather with 15-17 mph winds to get Duro knobby tire put on rear of bike. Now ready for snow. Also had front brake pads installed.
Well, welcome aboard! :cheers:
There are a lot of Ural riders in the NJ/NY/PA area, with plenty of organized rides, This is the next one that I know of, viewtopic.php?f=3&t=52957
It sounds like your starting off on the right "Foot"
BTW, I have a 2005 Gear Up that I've driven through every winter since it was new, you'll have a lot of fun. :cheers:

Happy trails,
Jaybird
Thanks for the welcome aboard. I'm sure I'll make it to one of the events. Just don't know if I'll trailer it or ride it down there. First trip will be into NYC for the Progressive show via Route 46 and 3. Slower than Route 80. It screams at 65mph.

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Post by VWNate1 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:04 pm

The Ural combination rig is happiest at sub freeway speeds and whilst you're learning to drive it properly, you should stay on blue roads as much as possible .

Remember : it's neither a car nor a Moto as far as handling is concerned and it can and WILL bite you hard it it gets the chance so take it slow until you get the hang of it .

There's a most excellent hand book on how to drive a hack rig, get and READ it , your enjoyment will be much greater along with your safety .
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by CamaroEric » Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:12 pm

Took a ride on my Honda up to see Randy and got new compliance fittings Saturday. Replaced both of those on Sunday, removed the tank, cleaned the petcock strainers, made sure the vacuum switch was working, ran all new fuel lines (and a new fuel filter), and cleaned the air filter allowing us to take a good first snow ride Sunday evening... I also have been riding the Ural to work a lot. Yesterday was 18F, snowing, and a little slick and I was finally able to test the 2wd in the icy parking lot. Sliding this thing in 1wd is so much fun.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Lofty » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:20 pm

I installed a RAM modular moto base dual mount. Coupled with the two existing RAM bases on the bar clamps, I now have four, uh, balls on which accessories can be attached.

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I use the single base mount on the Suzuki.

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The kit includes two pairs of 1/4-20 bolts, and one pair of M6-1.00 bolts. My rig required the latter, along with the included spacers.
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