What did you do to your Ural today?

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Speedbump » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:20 am

Checked the fluids. Now it's time to ride as it's the first day of my vacation. :D
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Birdy » Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:57 pm

Installed a sidecar mirror, my monkey said she's was done riding if she didn't have a mirror, I think I teased here too many time with "LOOK OUT!!" at a stop. I had the mirror from a Royal Enfield so I just need to buy some hardware. I also installed a "Glove Box"It's held on with Velcro...lots of Velcro but I didn't want to drill holes in case I didn't like it. I keep the cleaning spray and mirco-cloth for the visor in there. The box is a cheap little Pelican knock off...but it should work if not I'll buy a Pelican and be done with it.

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Mr Wazzock » Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:48 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote:I like those fancy new embossed spark plug boots.
:D :thumbsup:
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:55 pm

I also like the ergonomic plastic hack brake reservoir protector (until you have to pivot-up the tub for shock removal, which is the same annoyance on my metal reservoir guard), but I DON'T like the new forward location of the hack master cylinder and guard. I like all of the foot room I have on my 2015 and don't need the guard spoiling all the fun. :P
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Mr Wazzock » Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:01 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote:I DON'T like the new forward location of the hack master cylinder and guard. I like all of the foot room I have on my 2015 and don't need the guard spoiling all the fun. :P
That forward location is new is it?
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:25 pm

That forward location is new is it?
Newer than 2015, to be sure...
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Mikey » Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:29 pm

Just about to go out and put 4ml of Motorkote in my FD due to a small leak. Might as well protect the gears all I can.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Birdy » Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:41 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote:I also like the ergonomic plastic hack brake reservoir protector (until you have to pivot-up the tub for shock removal, which is the same annoyance on my metal reservoir guard), but I DON'T like the new forward location of the hack master cylinder and guard. I like all of the foot room I have on my 2015 and don't need the guard spoiling all the fun. :P
funny I have no problems side to side with foot room. Now forward and back...well it looks like a Gator's been chewing on the toe of my boot from rubbing on the cylinder fins. :P
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Birdy » Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:47 pm

I got the Raceway F-R and 1 wheel 2 wheel lever setup installed, Jon at Heindl did the job as I lack the tool and place to do it. It took him over three hours so I'd been at until next Thursday. It looked to be a real "Fun" job. Work nice.

I stopped by Mike's Bike and he said to bring the tire and wheel over tomorrow and he'll mount & balance it. Then after all the input I'll be greasing everything in sight, and tightening bolts to be sure nothing falls off that I don't know about.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:48 pm

Meh. Maybe it's a non-issue. I just LOVE all of the foot room I have on my ol' cT... ESPECIALLY compared to a Gear-Up!
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2015 Ural cT "Mobile Chernobyl", 1999 Ural Tourist "Desert DisGrace: the Iron (Oxide) Curtain", 1994 Honda VFR750F, 1986 Yamaha FZX700S Fazer

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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
1986 Yamaha FZX700S (a different one than above)

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by wooden nickel » Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:13 pm

I finally got my bike back together and got it on a freeway ramp to see if it would hold 3rd gear at full throttle. Success :boogie:
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by hotflash44 » Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:13 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote:Meh. Maybe it's a non-issue. I just LOVE all of the foot room I have on my ol' cT... ESPECIALLY compared to a Gear-Up!
wonder why IMZ turned the side car master cylinder around? on my 2016 GU the brake hose comes out the front, yours the back and around the snowmen. :cheers: :?
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by windmill » Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:31 pm

hotflash44 wrote:
Tomcatfixer wrote:Meh. Maybe it's a non-issue. I just LOVE all of the foot room I have on my ol' cT... ESPECIALLY compared to a Gear-Up!
wonder why IMZ turned the side car master cylinder around? on my 2016 GU the brake hose comes out the front, yours the back and around the snowmen. :cheers: :?
I believe its so the open end of the master cylinder faces backwards to better protect it from rain, road spray, grit, and grime.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Lofty » Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:43 pm

I put gas in it, via the jerry can. The low fuel light would periodically flicker each time I pulled away from a stop.

I was, coincidentally, on my way to the gas station at the time. The station is in the next county, though, and I didn't want to risk running out of Go Juice whilst on the busy A road on which I was traveling.

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I willingly make the 19 mile / 31 km ride there because they sell ethanol-free fuel, which is what I use in my motorcycles and outdoor power equipment as a matter of personal policy. I also pass my favorite hardware store on the return trip, so of course I had to stop.

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Folks have been approaching me in stores, figuring (correctly) that the fellow wearing the motorcycle jacket must be the Ural driver.

I anticipated UDF, of course, but I admit to being surprised at how it follows me, so to speak, even when well away from the machine.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:04 pm

I believe its so the open end of the master cylinder faces backwards to better protect it from rain, road spray, grit, and grime.
Not a bad enough problem to flip the rear brake master cylinder, though, eh? :P
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Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA

Current rides:
2015 Ural cT "Mobile Chernobyl", 1999 Ural Tourist "Desert DisGrace: the Iron (Oxide) Curtain", 1994 Honda VFR750F, 1986 Yamaha FZX700S Fazer

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

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