What did you do to your Ural today?

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Lofty » Fri Jun 09, 2023 12:57 pm

If'n you've been wanting any tools, etc. to assist with Ural maintenance and such, here's the coupon you've been waiting for.

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Fri Jun 09, 2023 1:02 pm

Has the quick-disconnect mount finally become a thing?!?
Prototypes have been produced and road-testing is underway. Things are looking good, but the current iteration has more lateral flex than I would like. It's completely functional and not likely to fail, but I would prefer to get the fairing movement as close to the original welded tubular prototype, which is zero, as possible. SO, I'll need to address that flexing before going into full production.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by phughes » Fri Jun 09, 2023 3:35 pm

Lofty wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2023 12:57 pm
If'n you've been wanting any tools, etc. to assist with Ural maintenance and such, here's the coupon you've been waiting for.

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Cool, glad it's single use. Most of the tools I have bought there were single use. :lol:

I do buy some things there, wheel chocks, dead blow hammers, rubber gloves, oh, and I did buy a bench grinder recently because I needed it right away and figured they couldn't screw those up too badly. So far it's doing good.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Desantnik-VDV » Fri Jun 09, 2023 5:12 pm

Replaced the battery. Installed NOCO NLP20 Lithium battery. Comes with 5 years warranty. I'll hope, we'll see... My Deltran Battery Tender 1.25 amp switchable charger has LionP04 charging mode and, hopefully I won't need to invest in NOCO Genius charger.

Surprisingly my 3.5 years old Yuasa YTH20HL-BS 310 CCA battery showed slowing down and stopped cranking. And, I was 80% of times kick starting only with fully synthetic oil in the crankcase in our Southern California warm weather.

I had gotten 7.5 years out of the same YTH20HL-BS battery installed on my 1999 Bavarian Classic with 650cc stock, an BMW R80 and then BMW R100 engines until sold the bike (with still good functioning battery). Some of you had gotten up to 10 years out of it. So this was a surprise for me...

Interstate batteries nowadays carry only 6 months of warranty. Some other AGM batteries up to 1 year.

P.S. I have done some research on Antigravity, Featerwight, Scorpion batteries as well before purchasing this NOCO locally. Some have "jump starting" button, which of course will be not usable on the Ural, since it will be buried under the battery mounting clamp.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by ReCycled » Fri Jun 09, 2023 9:26 pm

Replaced the two bearings in my alternator adapter.

I've been putting up with a whine starting around 50mph for a while now. Finally decided to pull the alternator for a test run and all was quiet. So for the record, the Krytox put in the original bearings lasted 15 years, well maybe 14 before they started getting noisy.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Fri Jun 09, 2023 9:47 pm

[quote]the Krytox put in the original bearings lasted 15 years[/quote]
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2007 Honda VTR1000 FireStorm (Super Hawk in U.S.)
2001 Buell Blast! - - - - - - - 2005 Yamaha FJR1300
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by chaos2 » Fri Jun 09, 2023 9:58 pm

Lofty wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2023 12:57 pm
If'n you've been wanting any tools, etc. to assist with Ural maintenance and such, here's the coupon you've been waiting for.
On a K bike forum I'm on there was a HF thread about garbage stuff and worthwhile stuff they sell. There's actually have quite a few good things, especially if you're not going to use and abuse it everyday. But there's an incredible amount of garbage there too.
Past afflictions include limey cars and motorbikes, a K75s, R60/2, R65ls, '12 Ural GU & a Citroen ID-19.
Nowadays a bunch of bicycles and a damn nice 2023 flat green Gear Up! :mrgreen:

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by MonkeysUncle » Sun Jun 11, 2023 10:05 pm

Took the crankshaft out, just because you can.
Well, more so to see if I could find the source of that growling noise.
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Crank Out

Post by VWNate1 » Mon Jun 12, 2023 12:02 pm

How smooth are the rod or main bearings ? .
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by MonkeysUncle » Tue Jun 13, 2023 4:17 pm

Rear main not smooth, front main has one spot it doesn't like.
Waiting for a blind hole puller I can modify to pull the front bearing off.
Then will put crank in lathe and check the con rod axial / radial play against the specs.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by VWNate1 » Tue Jun 13, 2023 4:25 pm

Sounds good .

I assume you'll use non Russian bearings ? .
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Ruski22 » Wed Jun 14, 2023 6:41 pm

Changed my pusher tire to a kK37 Hideneau. Before dismounting I modified my old Nomar changer to attach to my jeep trailer hitch instead of the big wood box I've been setting up and disassembling now that I'm not getting 13000 miles out of tires anymore. No issues changing out the Hideneau but glad I have the Baja No Pinch tool for mounting. The old Nomar for dismounting and Baja for mounting makes for an easy exercise.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by stagewex » Wed Jun 14, 2023 9:35 pm

That's a pretty spiffy modification using a trailer hitch.
Solid? Show a photo of the other side (the attachment side) of your tire changer.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by jasper » Thu Jun 15, 2023 9:42 am

Manscout wrote:
Mon Apr 24, 2023 3:50 pm
Removed two of the jerry can holders. One was on the front, bike side of the tub. The other was the right rear where the shovel used to be The P.O. Had a modified holder they used to hold a water container with spigot. I am keeping the one in the stock location at the left rear. I'm going to be plugging a lot of holes.
What did you do to fill in the holes? I have a jerry can holder that I would like to remove and fill in the holes as well.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Manscout » Thu Jun 15, 2023 11:34 am

jasper wrote:
Thu Jun 15, 2023 9:42 am
What did you do to fill in the holes? I have a jerry can holder that I would like to remove and fill in the holes as well.
I used these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08GM ... UTF8&psc=1
I measured the holes first and these work great IF the holes are not any bigger. I had some slightly larger holes and the didn't stay in. I may add a dab of silicone to hold them in place.
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