What did you do to your Ural today?

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by aduthie » Wed Aug 03, 2022 1:10 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:36 am
Yes, thank you. I filled them with little plastic plugs, since they aren't required for the bench seat.
IMZ uses little pale blue ones. I have a small collection of them from seat swaps.
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EDIT - Correction, I filled them with stainless button-head bolts for a pleasant aesthetic, complimentary to the Patrol's chrome and Royal Enfield saddle.
Brilliant! (insert Guiness GIF) I also paint the button head bolts to make them blend in. (It helps that almost every time I change an enduro bench to a 2/3 solo, I'm doing it on a new bike and its fresh bottle of touch-up paint.)
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by budoka » Thu Aug 04, 2022 5:20 am

today i decided that i was tired of looking at the silicone smeared all over the sidecar drive shaft boot.

a previous quick search of Monotaro (think McMaster Carr for Japan) had turned up a boot with what seemed to me to be workable dimensions, which i could acquire and have delivered much faster than trying to either find a dealer here willing to look up the part number and order me one, or ordering it from one of the excellent dealers in the US and paying for shipping and then waiting for it to arrive.

no problems at all were encountered in either disassembly or reassembly, and the splines of the shaft looked to be in excellent shape (which with only a little over 35,000 km on the odometer, shouldn't really surprise me i guess).

in sum, i feel better now.

this is the boot:
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about 10mm longer than the original part, but easily compressed that much in assembly.
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and finally, happy in its new home. (the angle of the shot makes it look like it's hitting the frame member behind it, but it has plenty of clearance)
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Post by VWNate1 » Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:01 pm

Please triple check before $pending your lolly but I *think* (always a dangerous activity for me) I bought a YAMAHA one N.O.S. very cheaply via the internet once I knew what the correct part number was .
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Re: Non Vacuum Petcocks

Post by Tomcatfixer » Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:40 pm

VWNate1 wrote:
Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:01 pm
Please triple check before $pending your lolly but I *think* (always a dangerous activity for me) I bought a YAMAHA one N.O.S. very cheaply via the internet once I knew what the correct part number was .
If only there was a place that listed the correct part number... :P
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by VWNate1 » Thu Aug 04, 2022 7:59 pm

I found the correct Yamaha part number here, someone knows it and ZERO modifications ~ I installed in in less time than it took to drain the tank .
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Re: Non Vacuum Petcocks

Post by budoka » Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:51 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:40 pm
VWNate1 wrote:
Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:01 pm
Please triple check before $pending your lolly but I *think* (always a dangerous activity for me) I bought a YAMAHA one N.O.S. very cheaply via the internet once I knew what the correct part number was .
If only there was a place that listed the correct part number... :P
LOL, thank you very much! :cheers:

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Re: Non Vacuum Petcocks

Post by budoka » Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:52 pm

VWNate1 wrote:
Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:01 pm
Please triple check before $pending your lolly but I *think* (always a dangerous activity for me) I bought a YAMAHA one N.O.S. very cheaply via the internet once I knew what the correct part number was .
awesome! consider it ordered and installed!!!

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by cookiemech » Fri Aug 05, 2022 6:48 am

Began the process of respoking the second wheel on my 2020 GU with Buchanan's stainless steel spokes and nipples. (I'm doing them one at a time as the tires wear out.) Every single nipple was seized to its spoke. So I applied some Kroil to each nipple from the far end (inside the rim) and also from the spoke end. Waited a while. No good. I conclude that Kroil smells bad and is expensive; that's it for Kroil. Heated a couple of nipples with a mini-torch. Grabbed the spokes with Vise-Grips. No good.

Then my brain started to work and I asked myself "Why am I trying to save these horrible spokes?" Less than ten minutes with a pneumatic cutoff tool and the problem was solved.

It never ceases to amaze me how bad some Ural components are. The machine is less than 2.5 years old; I do take it out occasionally in winter but never in actual snow and ice (just on salted roads). I apply plenty of ACF-50 to not only the sheet metal and aluminum alloy parts, but also to all the wheels at the spoke/nipple junctions (I take the wheels off the machine to do it).

At least the rims aren't cracked. So far.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Fri Aug 05, 2022 7:03 am

Less than ten minutes with a pneumatic cutoff tool and the problem was solved.
Visually stimulating pic.

I wonder if the anti-sieze between my Buchanan's spokes and nipples will ever dry out and allow them to gall together? I know that most anti-sieze has tiny glass beads embedded within it, but are these microscopic ball bearings enough to keep the metals apart? Will the nipples ever wear through the rim anodizing or powder coat and gall to the aluminum underneath? There are likely way more potentially likely failure modes over which one could lose sleep, but it's something I think about.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Claus » Fri Aug 05, 2022 7:45 am

That´s why I always recommend to use cink plated brass nipples with stainless steel spokes together with some grease
cookiemech wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 6:48 am
It never ceases to amaze me how bad some Ural components are. T
This is exactly what I thought when I had a 2016 rig in the shop recently, where many spokes were broken.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Ruski22 » Fri Aug 05, 2022 3:07 pm

Installed the more substantial steering damper.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Bfd70 » Fri Aug 05, 2022 3:28 pm

First adjustment of parking brake. Lets see how long it lasts. Bike is at 800 miles.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Ruski22 » Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:19 pm

Probably depends on how much it is used. I have 4200mikes on my 2020 and have adjusted once. I don't really use it much unless parked on a hill where it could roll.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Lofty » Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:38 pm

Ruski22 wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:19 pm
Probably depends on how much it is used. I have 4200mikes on my 2020 and have adjusted once. I don't really use it much unless parked on a hill where it could roll.
Parking brake adjustment intervals go hand in hand with the frequency with which the rear brake is used while riding, as well as the composition of the pads.

There's no wear occurring when the parking brake is engaged... provided the bike isn't also being ridden (as a few inattentive owners have admitted to on this forum).
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Canadian FJR » Sat Aug 06, 2022 9:37 pm

I was arsing around during a Poker Rally doing very long “Flying the Chair”. Thought I heard something hit - scratched the $h!t out of my left muffler.

I guess I have something to remind me of the ride 😉


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