What did you do to your Ural today?

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Ltrypsin » Sun Dec 27, 2015 9:27 pm

Did the unthinkable. Grabbed the pup left the house by 8:30AM caught up with my brother and stayed out til 4PM . Racked in just under 200KM.
Nothing fell off , no flats, and no ride of shame home. It was a good day....
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Revtech100 » Sun Dec 27, 2015 9:33 pm

Nothing....sad.....
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by sallen » Sun Dec 27, 2015 10:31 pm

Met up with a friend and had a few at a local micro brewery.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by barnone » Sun Dec 27, 2015 10:54 pm

My two grandsons are visiting for Christmas.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Cole76 » Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:10 pm

Went riding in the snow/ice in complete darkness. Video turned out way to dark. (I need a night camera).

2wd in ice is Donut heaven. :boogie:
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by cateyetech » Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:14 pm

Cole76 wrote:2wd in ice is Donut heaven. :boogie:
:boogie: YES IT IS :moto:
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Post by Revtech100 » Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:44 pm

Finally finished undercoating the tub, both on the bottom and also inside the footwell and the trunk. Along the way, i also etched and sealed all the seams, sprayed duraliner, repainted the camo on it that blew off with the air compressor, which was about 30%.

Did a complete 5k service and put it all back together and loaded all the stuff back in the trunk. I should go for a ride considering its 49 degrees here.

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by alienbogey » Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:12 pm

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by siberman1 » Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:33 pm

I finally got the GU back together after the install of the DDMTuning 35w 5000K H4-Hi/Lo HID kit. Let me say that the DDM "Hi/Lo" part is sneaky; the asterisk says "2 ballasts required", which I missed. Anyway, I think it is a PITA to install, but with perseverance and diligence, I made EVERYTHING fit either in headlight bucket or in the wire jungle behind headlight bucket, under the speedo. I also have a windshield, so that sounds simple until you need 3-4 hands to get everything to line up again. However, a windshield does help keep all the electrics drier and safer than without one. I will mount a little box on back of windshield for switch for aux lights, heated grips, or whatever.

All said, the light is FANTASTIC! There are no dark spots in high or low beam. The left-side cutoff is great, very clean line of light to dark. The relay (or switch?) clicks loudly when going between Lo to Hi and back. I let the ballasts "wind up" for 5-8 seconds, then everybody is happy. If you turn off for a few minutes, the ballast may not have "wound down", so start up is faster. There is no delay in flashing Hi beam in normal operation. I think this light is far better that the Trucklight LED, costs less, and has IMO at least 2-3 times the light of LED. (I have all of this in a Hella E4 lens.)

While I was at it, I doubled the wire to the + battery terminal and ran wire to under the speedo. This is for Oxford Heated Grips and medium-ish 6-LED workight ($38 - DDM) for the front bumper of tub. I removed the seat and brackets to do the wire layout. I soldered and crimped wire connections.

GF-SO gave me a Russian GPS. :D :clap: She is from St. Petersburg, Russia, not Florida. (It came from Novosibirsk.) I'll post photos when I get it installed.

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Revtech100 » Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:25 pm

Adjusted the brakes today, I hope, and then rode her around Anchorage. It's like spring, so just put on my snow machine jacket and lite underliner. It was awesome!
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by siberman1 » Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:31 pm

I went for a ride in the snow (8"-12") at a toasty +5F and gave a ride (sort of) to a white turkey. 2WD worked fine on hills and snow. I never thought about the "hill-steepness", before, but 1WD would just not make it. So the snow or mud or dirt depth may be HEAVILY INFLUENCED by the grade of the hill. Since there are hills all around, I am glad I got the 2WD.

Turkey in white Parka on Ural, parka to keep Mr. Turkey calm for photo. Not my turkey, but my idea, as odd as it is...

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by MacGyver » Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:27 am

Cole76 wrote:Went riding in the snow/ice in complete darkness. Video turned out way to dark. (I need a night camera).

2wd in ice is Donut heaven. :boogie:
I really dig that leather case on the front of the hack. Can you tell me a bit about it? :cheers:
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by stagewex » Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:58 am

siberman1 wrote: Turkey in white Parka on Ural, parka to keep Mr. Turkey calm for photo. Not my turkey, but my idea, as odd as it is...

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My God, that really is a turkey! So you understand... you have blown away all previous wife, kids, grandkids, dogs, cats photos ever posted on this website.
Definitely the picture of the year posted on the last day of 2015.

Unless someone posts a picture soon of them and their sheep. Happy New Year.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Thu Dec 31, 2015 12:31 pm

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Just COULD NOT get the rear brake to stop dragging, plus the bike was sputtering and would die at stoplights, despite having the most recent off-road fuel injection map, so I trailered my 35-day-old bike 4-hours to my closest service center, Frontline Eurosports, in Roanoke, Virginia. There, I learned that there is an even newer fuel injection map, which the technicians could only successfully load into the left computer. Now, with the right computer not accepting a software load, the fuel pump won't turn on. Dead bike.
On the "plus" side, I learned that there is a recall on the back brake actuating rod, so my mechanical skills were not completely to blame for my inability to fix the problem. :roll:
There are a few other potential recalls, too (the service guys gotta call HQ to confirm), so I guess it will be nice to get them addressed.
Disappointed to be without the bike for a week (or more!) and about the need to haul a trailer for 16 hours to remedy this situation, but I DID knowingly buy a Ural and was aware of the potential issues associated with such a purchase, so I guess I can't complain. Still, I'd rather be riding.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by siberman1 » Thu Dec 31, 2015 4:05 pm

stagewex wrote:
siberman1 wrote: Turkey in white Parka on Ural, parka to keep Mr. Turkey calm for photo. Not my turkey, but my idea, as odd as it is...

YMMV
My God, that really is a turkey! So you understand... you have blown away all previous wife, kids, grandkids, dogs, cats photos ever posted on this website.
Definitely the picture of the year posted on the last day of 2015.

Unless someone posts a picture soon of them and their sheep. Happy New Year.
Thanks for the comment! I gave a synopsis in the Soviet Steeds Picture Challenge, http://www.sovietsteeds.com/forums/view ... 10&t=42192

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