I Bought An RPOC Today

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I Bought An RPOC Today

Post by Tomcatfixer » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:59 pm

I swear I didn't mean to do it, but I bought a Russian Piece Of Crap today.

I saw the post in the Black Market about a Craigslist ad for a '99 Tourist in Norfolk, Virginia. (viewtopic.php?f=4&t=47596). That's six miles from my house. I thought, "Screw it; I'll go check it out", so the missus and I rode the Mobile Chernobyl over to see it. The seller was FASCINATED with the Chernobyl. His bike was... well, take a look for yourself:
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He REALLY wanted to sell it and I kinda wanted to buy it, but my wife kept "egging me on" to buy it, so I did.

Wait... I've got more images of the Carnage...
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- Chad

Gordonsville, Virginia, USA

Current rides:
2015 Ural cT "Mobile Chernobyl", 2001 Ural Patrol "The Patrol", 1999 Ural Tourist "The RPOC", 1994 Honda VFR750F

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: I Bought An RPOC Today

Post by Eric N » Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:12 pm

Looks like a fun project. Appears to have newer carbs, but old alternator/ ignition.

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Re: I Bought An RPOC Today

Post by Tomcatfixer » Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:15 pm

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Here's the plan: get it running tomorrow. Once it runs, I'll tear it completely apart, order any parts I need and new fasteners. I'll remove the corrosion, scuff sand the salvageable paint, and rough-up the chrome for painting.
I plan to paint the entire bike a desert tan color (I'm leaning towards 'Cummins Beige').
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Once I get it all back together, I think I might offer it to my father-in-law. I've been "encouraging" (riding) him to buy a Ural for a while now. If he's not interested, I might just sell it for whatever I put into it, if I can get that much. Not particularly interested in making a profit. Just want to learn and be creative.

Lokiboy said that I'm on my way to becoming a "Mini-Van", which I take as an amusing compliment. I say 'amusing' because I don't have room for thirty Ural's at MY house! :lol:
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2015 Ural cT "Mobile Chernobyl", 2001 Ural Patrol "The Patrol", 1999 Ural Tourist "The RPOC", 1994 Honda VFR750F

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: I Bought An RPOC Today

Post by Snakeoil » Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:18 pm

Looks like someone got busy with rattle can flat black. There is a lot of former chrome on that rig. And...uhh...how do I put this?...

Where's the tub?
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Re: I Bought An RPOC Today

Post by Tomcatfixer » Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:20 pm

So, 650 owners, tell me what I need to do to this sucker! I'm thinkin' replace the Russian Grenade Alternator and upgrade the ignition. I'd like to ditch the friction damper and replace it with Sean's R3W hydraulic damper. Guess I gotta make me a Me-Pi drum brake adjusting tool now. The parking brake is missing. Is it worth replacing? Is the airbox on this bike any good or is there a better design out there? Give me your highly opinionated, borderline offensive, highly entertaining, marginally effective advice!
- Chad

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Current rides:
2015 Ural cT "Mobile Chernobyl", 2001 Ural Patrol "The Patrol", 1999 Ural Tourist "The RPOC", 1994 Honda VFR750F

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: I Bought An RPOC Today

Post by Speedbump » Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:21 pm

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Re: I Bought An RPOC Today

Post by Tomcatfixer » Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:22 pm

Where's the tub?
Yeah... about that. :lol:
I'll likely look elsewhere for a tub. Maybe I'll turn this "sidecar" into some kind of weird "Van Le - class" creation. We'll see.
- Chad

Gordonsville, Virginia, USA

Current rides:
2015 Ural cT "Mobile Chernobyl", 2001 Ural Patrol "The Patrol", 1999 Ural Tourist "The RPOC", 1994 Honda VFR750F

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: I Bought An RPOC Today

Post by Snakeoil » Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:23 pm

Oh...there it is... most of it anyway. Guess we were posting at the same time.

Well, I was posting and I imagine you were questioning you judgement. Heh, heh, heh...
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Re: I Bought An RPOC Today

Post by Snakeoil » Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:24 pm

See if you cannot find an old coffin to put on the chassis.
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Re: I Bought An RPOC Today

Post by Tomcatfixer » Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:28 pm

See if you cannot find an old coffin to put on the chassis.
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2015 Ural cT "Mobile Chernobyl", 2001 Ural Patrol "The Patrol", 1999 Ural Tourist "The RPOC", 1994 Honda VFR750F

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: I Bought An RPOC Today

Post by Snakeoil » Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:30 pm

A '99 is the same as a 2000 so same as my rig. Dead simple. Check EI rotor. Might be loose. If so just needs a washer to tighten up.
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Re: I Bought An RPOC Today

Post by Tomcatfixer » Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:31 pm

Check EI rotor.
Sounds Spanish. "El RoTOR!". I like it already.
Thanks for the tip.
- Chad

Gordonsville, Virginia, USA

Current rides:
2015 Ural cT "Mobile Chernobyl", 2001 Ural Patrol "The Patrol", 1999 Ural Tourist "The RPOC", 1994 Honda VFR750F

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: I Bought An RPOC Today

Post by Snakeoil » Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:32 pm

Has grenade alt. Check gear, nut and cotter pin.
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Re: I Bought An RPOC Today

Post by Tomcatfixer » Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:34 pm

Check gear, nut and cotter pin.
I assume that these items are on the alternator itself?
I plan to upgrade to Denso.
- Chad

Gordonsville, Virginia, USA

Current rides:
2015 Ural cT "Mobile Chernobyl", 2001 Ural Patrol "The Patrol", 1999 Ural Tourist "The RPOC", 1994 Honda VFR750F

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: I Bought An RPOC Today

Post by Snakeoil » Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:34 pm

Ay caramba!!
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