What did you do to your Ural today?

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Mr Wazzock » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:41 am

Way back when I first bought the rig, but not even got it home yet, I was investigating whether it would fit down my sideway. Even at that early stage, but armed with the dimensions from the manual (width: 63.6 inches), and a tape measure, yes, it will.
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The black bike covers I bought at the same time, but never used on the Ural until now - however one got used on the scooter, which used to be parked in this same spot but was sold, and the cover got scruffy so I discarded it. So now this cover on the bike is the other original 'L', large, and the one on the sidecar, after revising measurements, is a new 'M', medium. This is really good because the elasticated hem grips quite tightly all around. The bike cover is a wee bit more baggy, but otherwise fits well. Before this I was using a Russian rubberized nylon Ural cover from eBay (which I saw and got after buying the black covers), which never fit very well TBH but only because it does not accommodate the added height of a screen or even mirrors. But must be said however that it has lasted very well and after more than a year has no apparent signs of wear and tear. And it's been thru a couple of bad storms too. (But needed luggage elastics to hold it down in 4 places otherwise it would literally blow away.)

Anyway, parking it here means the rig is more out of sight from the road, and is better sheltered against rough weather and storms. (I'm thinking about during winter.) It used to be parked in front of the bungalow next to the car, because when I was a total noob to sidecar driving, it was simply easiest to get it in and out of there, and this then became a habit.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by sagerat » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:52 pm

Spent couple of hours in garage. Lubed driveshafts, greased zerk fittings, adjusted hack and pusher brakes, swapped new spare and old pusher, lubed spare and pusher hubs, put stock mirror back on lh bar (came with Double Take round mirror which vibrates fiercely at hwy speeds), laughed a bunch with my riding buddy, Dennis, who was supervising from my REI camp chair.

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:20 pm

So now this cover on the bike is the other original 'L', large, and the one on the sidecar, after revising measurements, is a new 'M', medium.
Not that I see a lot of posts about people covering up their bikes, but I believe yours is the only one I've seen that employs two separate covers for the rig.


What did I do to my Ural today? Aaaaalmost got it back on the road, following my ruined piston debacle. The last thing left to do was replace the leaking rear main seal. Again. I'd been putting it off do to work, weather, and motivational issues, but with the missus oit of town this weekend, the stars aligned and I was able to make progress.

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:32 pm

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I got the transmission, airbox, and starter reinstalled before the rains set in. I should be able to reassemble the rear end tomorrow after work and get out on the road for a test ride! I can't wait to be able to ride again.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by chaos2 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:06 pm

thanks for all the photos Chad. Very informative. What did your clutch friction plate's inner splines look like? The inner one of mine was good but the outer was worn, 49K, I replaced both of them
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:14 pm

The friction plates' inner splines were fine. The metal plates' outer splines were slightly "vampiry", but not enough to do anything about, at this point.
- Chad

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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 hotflash44 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:50 am

Mr Wazzock wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:41 am
Way back when I first bought the rig, but not even got it home yet, I was investigating whether it would fit down my sideway. Even at that early stage, but armed with the dimensions from the manual (width: 63.6 inches), and a tape measure, yes, it will.
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The black bike covers I bought at the same time, but never used on the Ural until now - however one got used on the scooter, which used to be parked in this same spot but was sold, and the cover got scruffy so I discarded it. So now this cover on the bike is the other original 'L', large, and the one on the sidecar, after revising measurements, is a new 'M', medium. This is really good because the elasticated hem grips quite tightly all around. The bike cover is a wee bit more baggy, but otherwise fits well. Before this I was using a Russian rubberized nylon Ural cover from eBay (which I saw and got after buying the black covers), which never fit very well TBH but only because it does not accommodate the added height of a screen or even mirrors. But must be said however that it has lasted very well and after more than a year has no apparent signs of wear and tear. And it's been thru a couple of bad storms too. (But needed luggage elastics to hold it down in 4 places otherwise it would literally blow away.)

Anyway, parking it here means the rig is more out of sight from the road, and is better sheltered against rough weather and storms. (I'm thinking about during winter.) It used to be parked in front of the bungalow next to the car, because when I was a total noob to sidecar driving, it was simply easiest to get it in and out of there, and this then became a habit.
Mr.Waz,brilliant,like TCF noticed ,so did i, some folks here on the forum are struggling to find a cover that fits both parts,DUH!! :bow: :bow: :cheers:
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Mr Wazzock » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:00 am

And to fink, I fought the idea up all by my lonesome self! Image

I did also look at ATV / quadbike covers, but couldn't see anything big enough.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Mr Wazzock » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:11 am

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:20 pm
and motivational issues,
Oh I know all about them! Aka, can I be arsed or not... Image


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...and was able to to remove the stubborn little guy.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Lofty » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:43 pm

hotflash44 wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:50 am
...some folks here on the forum are struggling to find a cover that fits both parts
Mr Wazzock wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:00 am
I did also look at ATV / quadbike covers, but couldn't see anything big enough.
N.B.: The MadDog/Coleman brand ATV cover is a confirmed fit on my Gear Up.
Link: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00 ... UTF8&psc=1
OEM mirrors in situ, no windscreens.
The installed cover is snug, but there isn't any excessive strain.

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This is the second time I've mentioned the cover here. :wink:
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Lofty » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:55 pm

I installed a Moto Pocket top case bag in the rig's trunk.
'Twas previously used in the top case of another motorcycle, now sold.
Ordered another sheet of high-strength 3M adhesive Velcro for the Ural install.
Link: https://adventurepockets.com/product/mo ... case-11x9/

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Next: I'm deciding where to install a cast (i.e., inflexible) USAF emblem. The adhesive requires an absolutely flat surface, of which there is not a surfeit on a Ural. Help me decide.

Option A: Top center of sidecar
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Option B: Front side of sidecar
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:58 pm

N.B.: The MadDog/Coleman brand ATV cover is a confirmed fit on my Gear Up.
I bought a MadDog for my project bike, but lately I've been using it on the Mobile Chernobyl in place of my fitted Ural of New England cover. It's a little looser, so it's a little easier to install and remove. Mine appears to be made of a different material that the one pictured; more canvas-like. It doesn't wrinkle like the the one above. Also, the black faded to a gray on top, but it still repels water.
- Chad

Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA

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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

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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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:02 pm

I'm deciding where to install a cast (i.e., inflexible) USAF emblem.
Is that a challenge coin?

If the only two options are the locations shown, I prefer the hack side.
- Chad

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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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Niteblues » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:26 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:02 pm
I'm deciding where to install a cast (i.e., inflexible) USAF emblem.
Is that a challenge coin?

If the only two options are the locations shown, I prefer the hack side.
+1 on the hack side

also...they didn't have challenge coins when I was in (AF 77-84). i have collected a couple in the past few years and will graciously accept any offered to me. :)
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:49 pm

have collected a couple in the past few years and will graciously accept any offered to me. :)
I'm sure I can accommodate you, Scott.
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Well, the Mobile Chernobyl is mobile again.
I finished assembling everything this evening and took it for a test ride.

Observations:

- The engine was difficult to crank both with the electric starter AND the kickstarter at first. It got easier, the more cranks I did. For a second, I thought, "Uh-oh! Hydro-lock!", but then I remembered that it's highly unlikely for a fuel injected Ural to hydro-lock. I guess it was just everything seating and getting back into position.

- There was a noisy rubber squeak for a short while. Perhaps I should've put a little oil on that rear main seal. The squeak's gone now, though.

- The clutch is noticably more audibly "jangly" with the lever pulled in now. The oil leak must've tainted the friction discs, too, because the clutch slips a fair amount when accellerating from a stop. Perhaps this will improve with usage? Good gracious, I do not want to have to tear this thing apart a FOURTH time to replace clutch discs!

- I had to adjust the idle balance, which somehow got out of whack. Tomorrow, I'll ride to work with the OBD-II hooked up to check throttle body balance at RPM.

- The rear/hack brake balance is off now. Also, even though I changed them at the same time, the hack brake fluid is caramel colored now, while the rear brake fluid is still a lovely straw color. I'm thinking the hack brake overheated and "burnt" the fluid.

- Power is good. I got up to 70mph without issue. Temps stayed where they should.

No oil leaks. Looks like a successful repair.
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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

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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