Hammer to Fit, File to finish and Paint to Match!

Welcome Comrade! Pull up a barstool and order yourself a virtual vodka or Baltika and enjoy the camaraderie of other Soviet bloc bike enthusiasts. Nastrovya! This is the place for generic conversations about bikes and life in general.
Forum rules
This is the place for general discussion about motorcycles and life in general. No political posts. Use The "Other" Toy Box section for other bikes, guns, collectibles or hobbies.
User avatar
Thread Killer
Thread Killer
Posts: 3090
Joined: Wed Jul 18, 2007 2:05 pm
Location: NSB, FL

Hammer to Fit, File to finish and Paint to Match!

Post by BillyG » Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:00 pm

For those who can not fathom why a Ural is the way it is....

http://www.livevideo.com/media/playvide ... F36DCDC74F
Bill Glaser
2002 Ural Patrol "CYKA"
300,000 km's since May 1st 2002
The "Unofficial Ural Service Manual" can be viewed at: http://www.myural.com

User avatar
General Secretary
General Secretary
Posts: 15809
Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2007 4:12 pm
Location: Deltona, FL & Franklin, NC USA

Post by JohnBG » Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:20 pm

John Grocke aka "JohnBG"
Site Administrator - sovietsteeds.com

Current Rides:
'06 Ural Raven - "Vorona"
'09 Kawasaki KLR650 - "Madea"

'98.5 Ural Tourist - "Valentina" - Gone but not forgotten.
2002 Harley Road King FLHPI
1997 Harley Electra Glide FLHTPI
Honda Nighthawk 650 from the mid-80's
1980 Suzuki RM125T
1970 Honda CL100

Love is the feeling you get when you like something as much as your motorcycle.” ― Hunter S. Thompson

User avatar
Benevolent Emperor
Benevolent Emperor
Posts: 8839
Joined: Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:16 pm
Location: Winter Park, Fl.

Post by MartyL » Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:21 pm

That's why I keep a hammer in my trunk. :wink:
2010 Gear Up
1976 Yamaha XS650C
2018 H-D FLHXS
Peace.... God Bless our brave soldiers defending our freedom. God Bless America!
As I get older, I see the wisdom in Hannibal Lecter......
Ladies,Do your part! Prevent MSB often! Save mankind!!!

Comrade Colonel
Comrade Colonel
Posts: 257
Joined: Tue Dec 11, 2007 6:56 pm
Location: West Virginia, USA

Post by millers1 » Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:27 pm

"quality control"

User avatar
Posts: 3627
Joined: Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:04 pm
Location: Western Washington

Post by Bilgekeeldave » Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:29 pm

Hand build coach work! :)


RAMCO-Dnepr MT-16

User avatar
Order of Lenin
Order of Lenin
Posts: 1294
Joined: Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:04 am
Location: Gold Canyon, AZ for winter

Post by greenmachine » Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:32 pm

That's a hoot.....

Russian biker has-been....
Rode around the block a couple times
and got rid of the goofy thing...

Party Member
Party Member
Posts: 193
Joined: Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:58 am
Location: Cistern,Tx

Post by schultz » Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:35 pm

Larry Schultz
07 Patrol
08 Vespa GTS
Amsoil dealer

User avatar
Comrade General
Comrade General
Posts: 586
Joined: Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:37 pm
Location: long island ny

Post by seth » Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:51 pm

the video itself seemed pretty standard, they're not tuning pianos they're building cars that need fine tuning with hammers.
what was shocking was the first guys hair. he had some serious mulletude. that guy is a real buisness up front and party in the back kinda guy.
but then again, so am i.

User avatar
Order of Suvarov
Order of Suvarov
Posts: 4128
Joined: Sun Aug 12, 2007 2:12 am
Location: Doische (Belgium)

Post by cubituscubitus » Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:02 pm

Are there any Trabants in the States ?
Thierry aka Terry
Thierry aka Terry

CURD Ambassador to Wallonia

'03 Ural Tourist (in a barn for several months)
1999 Mercedes C200 CDI Estate
Be happy on three wheels !

User avatar
Party Member
Party Member
Posts: 217
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:32 am
Location: Les Cedres, Qc, Canada

Post by palica » Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:45 pm

cubituscubitus wrote:Are there any Trabants in the States ?
Thierry aka Terry
No, they all sunk while crossing the Atlantic... :lol:
Fred Palica
2006 White Ural Patrol - Polar Bear
1974 BMW R90S - Otto

User avatar
Order of Suvarov
Order of Suvarov
Posts: 3639
Joined: Fri Jul 20, 2007 9:15 am
Location: Ft. Gordon, GA or Ft. Drum, NY

Post by Scott » Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:53 pm

The second guy looked like Borat... :lol: :lol: :lol:

I build you car for you...bery nice!
Scott Pell
1951 KMZ K-750 (The Bull, БУЛ)
1962 KMZ K-750 (The Beast, БИСТ)
1959 IMZ M-72M Solo Rust Buc-Kit Bike

Cheap - Reliable - Fast
Pick any 2 and the other one won't apply!

User avatar
Scott in Shoreview
Comrade Colonel
Comrade Colonel
Posts: 358
Joined: Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:55 pm
Location: Minnesota

Post by Scott in Shoreview » Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:40 pm

There's a fairly strong bunch of Trabant guys here in Minnesota. They take the cars to the German car shows and park them near the BMW's and Benz's just raise eyebrows.

I didn't realize that the East Germans were big fans of Martin Denny. Something new everyday :)

Scott in Shoreview
'02 Tourist
Scott in Shoreview
'85 Voyager Hack
'79 Suzuki GS550
Ural-less for now

User avatar
Comrade General
Comrade General
Posts: 564
Joined: Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:10 pm
Location: North of Tampa, Florida

Post by dmobrien2001 » Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:20 pm

I had my 1978 Datsun B210 wagon repaired after my wife was hit crossing on the green. She hit the red-light runner. Well, when I went to pick it up from the Datsun dealership body shop, the hood wasn't straight. I complained to the manager and he did the same thing as the front end guy in this video. He kind of tweaked it by hand and slammed it shut and it was almost as good as new... :lol:
2006 Tourist LX, purchased on 5/6/7 (late model with Ducati ignition)

Posts: 83
Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:58 pm
Location: Chesterfield, NJ

Re: Hammer to Fit, File to finish and Paint to Match!

Post by WKinNJ » Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:51 pm

BillyG wrote:For those who can not fathom why a Ural is the way it is....
Interesting video. Ural has been wonderfull to work on so far, but still not used to no torque specs for any of the drain plugs or why the left valve cover bolt is 13mm and the right is 1/2".

User avatar
Party Member
Party Member
Posts: 165
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:32 am
Location: Chino,california

Post by Rickgren » Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:20 am

Great video,explains alot :lol: I liked Borat vs the door, door looked like it was kicking his a$$
06 gear up
06 vrscr street rod
07 springer classic
05 custom street pro 113 ci ultima
67 Dnepr K650M
99 Ural Deco

Post Reply