What did you do to your Ural today?

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Desantnik-VDV » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:28 pm

Too hot to do anything. 103f.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by dogboy443 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:30 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:44 pm
I sprang for the new-style crankcase breather to be installed in the oil-blowin' Mobile Chernobyl and a new-style transmission filler cap with dipstick for the same bike.


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I don't know about this dipstick; I always catch the best transmission swarf with the magnetic filler cap, compared to the magnetic drain plug. Perhaps I can find a small donut magnet that I can glue to the underside of the cap. 🤔
I bought that dipstick a month back or so...I got teased here, but now I can see my level without laying on the ground and peering in the hole.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:32 pm

Are you emotionally scarred? I don't want to get emotionally scarred.
- Chad

Gordonsville, Virginia, USA

Current rides:
2015 Ural cT "Mobile Chernobyl", 2001 Ural Patrol "Little Red Bear", 1999 Ural Tourist "The RPOC", Mid-Nineties Ural Tourist "The Heap", 1994 Honda VFR750F, 2007 BMW K1200GT

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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
Two different 1986 Yamaha FZX700S Fazers

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Post by VWNate1 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:32 am

It was 107* F in Pasadena to - day so I goofed off until sunset then worked on my old Mercedes a bit, I used to be able to work hard in the sun and heat....
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Happytrails » Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:02 pm

Holy smokes thats hot. Its cooler here but tropical rains have moved in. Really need to get some snorkels for the ural :?
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Post by VWNate1 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:19 pm

Yabbutt ;

It's a dry heat, knowhutimean ? :roll: .

When first I came to California from Down East I was able to bang out clutch & brake jobs in the blazing sun with ease, because it was so dry .

Now I'm old (& fat) so I need AC .

FWIW, we're about to drive to Indio, Ca. where I'll be lucky to see 100* F by 2AM.....

SWMBO was born and raised in Oklahoma City and thrives in the heat , I go where she goes......
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by sagerat » Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:58 pm

w@$#ed it.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Birdy » Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:18 pm

sagerat wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:58 pm
w@$#ed it.
Does it still run? :D
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by sagerat » Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:09 am

Fired it up just to make sure. I try to keep my Gobi clean, as that way it’s easier to track any oil leaks to their source.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by cookiemech » Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:12 pm

Installed spare with new Duro (likely last one I'll buy) on the pusher position and installed new Heidenau K28 on the wheel I removed. At 3800 miles I have worn two Duro pusher tires bald. You might think that's due to all the smoky burnouts I do, but I've also been getting just under 42 miles per gallon (US, calculated, not indicated), so it would not appear that I'm too much of a hooligan. The Heidenau looks like a very high-quality tire, and I note that it is a directional tire (like all of my solo motorcycle tires, but unlike the Duro). Can't wait to burn off the Duro I just installed, because at that time I think the front Duro will be about shot as well, and I have another Heidenau waiting for it.

Oh, and before someone suggests that there is an alignment problem causing the tire wear, the pusher (and the other tires) are wearing perfectly evenly. And the rig handles extremely well.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by windmill » Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:30 pm

cookiemech wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:12 pm
Installed spare with new Duro (likely last one I'll buy) on the pusher position and installed new Heidenau K28 on the wheel I removed. At 3800 miles I have worn two Duro pusher tires bald. You might think that's due to all the smoky burnouts I do, but I've also been getting just under 42 miles per gallon (US, calculated, not indicated), so it would not appear that I'm too much of a hooligan. The Heidenau looks like a very high-quality tire, and I note that it is a directional tire (like all of my solo motorcycle tires, but unlike the Duro). Can't wait to burn off the Duro I just installed, because at that time I think the front Duro will be about shot as well, and I have another Heidenau waiting for it.

Oh, and before someone suggests that there is an alignment problem causing the tire wear, the pusher (and the other tires) are wearing perfectly evenly. And the rig handles extremely well.
3800 miles for a Duro sounds about average, and maybe a bit better than what I got out of them.

Handling and setup are subjective. A rig setup to track straight on crowned roads will wear tires faster than one setup to track straight on a flat surface. Both can be a rig that handles extremely well depending on the rider. Riding style can add, or subtract significantly to tire life too.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Mr Wazzock » Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:59 pm

dogboy443 wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:30 pm
Tomcatfixer wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:44 pm
I sprang for the new-style crankcase breather to be installed in the oil-blowin' Mobile Chernobyl and a new-style transmission filler cap with dipstick for the same bike.


2020-07-31 17.39.30.jpg


I don't know about this dipstick; I always catch the best transmission swarf with the magnetic filler cap, compared to the magnetic drain plug. Perhaps I can find a small donut magnet that I can glue to the underside of the cap. 🤔
I bought that dipstick a month back or so...I got teased here, but now I can see my level without laying on the ground and peering in the hole.
Tomcatfixer wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:32 pm
Are you emotionally scarred? I don't want to get emotionally scarred.
Just to mention (sure I've mentioned it before), typical example in the British tradition of "make-do-and-mend", spare plastic zip-tie, insert end in't 'ole, thumb on zip-tie, touching top of 'ole, pull it out, between thumb and where the oil stops, that's how far down it is. :D

Dipstick is a nice farkle tho.

:D
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:06 pm

During last fall's Blue Gray Rally, the reverse selector gate in the Mobile Chernobyl broke. I took my time fixing it, but after reassembling the transmission, I found that I could shift no higher than 2nd gear. Begrudgingly, I removed the transmission and reopened it, but could find nothing obviously wrong. I couldn't bear to go through the effort of reinstalling it, only to have the problem persist, so I sent it to Jon Heindl to have trained eyes laid upon it. Jon spotted the problem: I had installed the small reverse gate guide pin backwards (in my defense, it fits both ways :oops: ). It was causing the forward gear selector gate to bind, preventing the upshifts.

This weekend, I got the transmission reinstalled and the bike buttoned back up. The brake fluid has gone all caramel color, so I decided to take a test ride to the auto parts store in Gordonsville for some DOT4 brake fluid. After a quick clutch adjustment, I was on my way and delighted with the transmission action. Jon really knows how to dial 'em in. Testing the brakes, I found that the rear had diminished performance, causing the bike to veer right when the brake pedal was depressed. Probably got some air in there. Noted. I proceeded with caution.

When I backed in to the parking space at O'Reilly Auto Parts, I noticed that my left boot was wet with oil and the side of the transmission was shiny. It appeared to be a valve cover gasket leak. I asked the store manager if he had a drip pan or something I could use to avoid oiling his already oily parking space. Provided cardboard placed under the bike, I removed the cover, wiped off the mating surfaces and gasket, and reassembled. When I got home, the main leak was fixed, but oil was weeping out of the stud hole, so I'll have to look for a rubber washer in my parts cache.

After a four or five months without a running bike, it felt incredible to be back on three wheels again!
- Chad

Gordonsville, Virginia, USA

Current rides:
2015 Ural cT "Mobile Chernobyl", 2001 Ural Patrol "Little Red Bear", 1999 Ural Tourist "The RPOC", Mid-Nineties Ural Tourist "The Heap", 1994 Honda VFR750F, 2007 BMW K1200GT

Previous rides:
2007 Honda VTR1000 FireStorm (Super Hawk in U.S.)
2001 Buell Blast! - - - - - - - 2005 Yamaha FJR1300
1993 Honda CBR600F2 - -1984 Yamaha FJ1100
Two different 1986 Yamaha FZX700S Fazers

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by cheeseheadmike » Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:37 pm

Rotated the spare with the pusher then rode to get two bags of water softener salt.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Speedbump » Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:21 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:06 pm
After a four or five months without a running bike, it felt incredible to be back on three wheels again!
Glad you were able to get her back on the road.

I just put gas in mine and burned a half a tank putting around the side roads. :D
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