What did you do to your Ural today?

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by VWNate1 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:28 am

There are stepped feeler gauges, I like them, not too expen$ive, I bought my second set at a pawn shop for $2.......

Remember to use a ring spanner on the adjuster lock nuts and don't go crazy tightening them .
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Birdy » Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:53 am

I always heard "Loud Valves save lives" Don't know about that but they do save engines.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by chaos2 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:07 am

Birdy wrote:
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I always heard "Loud Valves save lives" Don't know about that but they do save engines.
It's true. I have a sticker that sez so :D
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by mattzahr » Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:15 am

Ran the bike up to temp (225 deg. F) and could hear all valves doing their thing - WOOHOO!!! Wait for them to cool off a bit and recheck clearance.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Mr Wazzock » Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:05 pm

Happytrails wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:17 pm
Mr Wazzock wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:33 pm
It's the reason why I did! :D

I think you'll find you're going to have to inspect all the lamps periodically looking for bad contact problems. This has been impressed upon me. It's because of the rather nasty quality of the Russian lamps (sorry) :(
Good to know, I wasn't expecting that. Usually I check over the bike before a ride so I'll keep an eye out for the bulbs. Came very close to ordering LED bulbs and a flasher. So the flasher is located up behind the headlight isn't it? :?
Certainly is. :D

I should mention this first started by me removing the lens covers simply to get rid of water that keeps getting inside over the winter, and I still don't know how it's getting in! Altho, it seems to be no more than condensation? :? Anyway, on removing said covers, further "horrors" re the actual terminals were revealed, one was the 5W tail light bulb on the bike going black because of intermittent connection goosing the filament, and it progressed from there!
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Mr Wazzock » Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:16 pm

PS: I got the LED's from ClassicCarLeds.co.uk , not cheap but they are good, positive and negative earth and even bi-directional for AC lighting, also got a set for my Bantam as well cos they do 6V and 12V. Different colours, bright and 'warm' white, amber, red ... for the turn signal I got a 'kit' includes the flasher relay, same pins, just swaps straight into the Ural's socket, it's also powerful enough to operate 'normal' filamant bulbs too. Also got a set to go on the trailer, the whole lot as filament bulbs with brakes on is 114 Watts, then add turn signals and headlight! I know the alternator output is not a problem but no charging at idle.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Birdy » Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:47 pm

Mr Wazzock wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:05 pm
I should mention this first started by me removing the lens covers simply to get rid of water that keeps getting inside over the winter, and I still don't know how it's getting in! Altho, it seems to be no more than condensation? :? Anyway, on removing said covers, further "horrors" re the actual terminals were revealed, one was the 5W tail light bulb on the bike going black because of intermittent connection goosing the filament, and it progressed from there!
Sure it's water and not blinker fluid? :lol:
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by jeffsaline » Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:40 am

mattzahr wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:59 am
5K (20k on bike) Valve adjustment - was surprised that my port side exhaust valve was a bit loose (over .004 so adj to .035). All others still at .035 - weather is getting much hotter in a few weeks - hope it isn't too tight for 90+ degree weather....thoughts???? Bueller? Bueller?
I'm guessing you left out a 0 to the right of the decimal point. 0.035" is way loose. I'll guess 0.0035" is a tad tight.

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by mattzahr » Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:24 am

Mr Wazzock wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:39 pm
mattzahr wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:58 pm
Finally put the seat that I swapped with INSUBORDINATOR last year - about time.....
Ooo looks very like a 'Lycette pattern', I got one, and fitted very like the same way. Looking good. :)

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Thank you Waz - I have had opportunity to put about 3,000 km on it now - longest trip in one day has been 250 km.

Much more comfortable having a bit of spring bounce to absorb just a bit or road vibration....highly recommend the seat - THANKS CRAIG!!!!
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by mattzahr » Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:33 am

jeffsaline wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:40 am
mattzahr wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:59 am
5K (20k on bike) Valve adjustment - was surprised that my port side exhaust valve was a bit loose (over .004 so adj to .035). All others still at .035 - weather is getting much hotter in a few weeks - hope it isn't too tight for 90+ degree weather....thoughts???? Bueller? Bueller?
I'm guessing you left out a 0 to the right of the decimal point. 0.035" is way loose. I'll guess 0.0035" is a tad tight.

Best,

Jeff
Yes Sir you are correct - no wonder it took me six times to pass college algebra….After checking my records, I have always adjusted to .003/.004 - I do not run it hard (55 MAX). Will be loosening to .004 this AM. I thought I had remembered the correct adjustment. Thanks everyone!

EDIT - checked this AM and interesting finding - .004...the feeler gauge didn't quite hang, but did drag so I felt good about the gap. I've never re-checked them before, so I'm not sure if this is a common occurrence or not. Loosen after the run up I guess.....
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Mr Wazzock » Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:41 pm

Birdy wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:47 pm
Sure it's water and not blinker fluid? :lol:
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:49 am

My 11 April Russian Garage order finally arrived today. COVID-19 had shipping from Russia significantly delayed. Among some 650 Ural necessities, I threw in a "fun" purchase of a 2-into-1 header.

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I had forgotten about how these are constructed until I peered into the junction and saw the 1/2" hole to allow the left cylinder exhaust gases to join the right side flow.

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To remedy this, I busted out yon hole saw and set to work.

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Should be MUCH better breathing now.

Unfortunately, I wasn't paying attention and made an additional exhaust exit. :x

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I guess I'll have to weld this shut.
(Or, more likely, since my welding skills are infantile, get someone to weld this shut.)
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by chaos2 » Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:53 am

Too far downstream for an O2 sensor? You could have the 1st 650 upgraded to FI :lol:
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Now a DB Haanjo and Canyon CF SL Endurace, '87 K75s,
and a rusty 2012 GU bought new
dual K&N cones on homemade intake, 40/137.5
Raceway needles, Modtop exhaust, E starter delete
$29 VW Hydraulic steering dampener

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:29 pm

chaos2 wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:53 am
Too far downstream for an O2 sensor? You could have the 1st 650 upgraded to FI :lol:
Ha! Also probably not best to have the sensor pointing straight down from one of the lowest points of the rig. That sensor wire wouldn't stand a chance!
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2007 Honda VTR1000 FireStorm (Super Hawk in U.S.)
2001 Buell Blast! - - - - - - - 2005 Yamaha FJR1300
1993 Honda CBR600F2 - -1984 Yamaha FJ1100
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by HassoBoxhead » Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:16 pm

Got my rig back to Virginia after picking it up at Heindl’s and riding it around the Dayton area for a day. It’s like a brand new bike, it’s never run this well, thanks to a Sergej motor and Jon Heindl for catching the root issue. Heindl was extremely helpful and a pleasure to deal with!!

Even met up with a friend who lives in the area. Haven’t seen each other for 30 years when we were assigned to the same unit in Germany—turns out we both drive the same one: same year, same model, same color...pretty wild!
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