2011 Ural Retro - Reverse Shifter Knob Replacement

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2011 Ural Retro - Reverse Shifter Knob Replacement

Post by SemperFiUral » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:17 pm

Hey all - brand new to Urals - bought a 2011 Retro a few months back. Looking to customize a bit and replace the stock reverse gear shifter knob with an "eight-ball". Anyone know what the thread size is for this or know where I can pick one up?

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Re: 2011 Ural Retro - Reverse Shifter Knob Replacement

Post by JohnBG » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:18 pm

Holopaw Gene has some polished metal balls for that. Maybe you could paint one to look like an 8-ball...
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Re: 2011 Ural Retro - Reverse Shifter Knob Replacement

Post by MartyL » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:20 pm

JohnBG wrote:Holopaw Gene has some polished metal balls for that. Maybe you could paint one to look like an 8-ball...
I don't want to know how you know about Gene's polished metal balls!!!! :shock: :lol: :lol:
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Re: 2011 Ural Retro - Reverse Shifter Knob Replacement

Post by sergeantbrown » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:27 pm

Whatever you do, lock the wooden ball up in your safe deposit box. They are made from total unobtanium. Replacements are non-existent - as I have learned the hard way!

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Re: 2011 Ural Retro - Reverse Shifter Knob Replacement

Post by SemperFiUral » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:32 pm

MartyL wrote:
JohnBG wrote:Holopaw Gene has some polished metal balls for that. Maybe you could paint one to look like an 8-ball...
I don't want to know how you know about Gene's polished metal balls!!!! :shock: :lol: :lol:

Hmmmm... I plan on going over to HUG next month, I'll see if Gene takes offense if I ask to see his polished balls....
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Re: 2011 Ural Retro - Reverse Shifter Knob Replacement

Post by Nuttymopar » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:08 am

I put on a Flaming gear shift knob for mine. Mostly on the hand shifter as it was a little large for the reverse, so I changed that out to a smaller Orange knob to match my bike.

http://www.flameball.com/

I thought I had a picture of it but don't see one now. The look pretty cool as during the day, it does have flames on it, but at night the LED light lites up the flames. They have plenty of different styles, even ones with pewter in them of dragons and such.

I forget the tread size. I just bought a small Thread Gauge to see what the size was.
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Re: 2011 Ural Retro - Reverse Shifter Knob Replacement

Post by pidgey » Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:02 pm



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Re: 2011 Ural Retro - Reverse Shifter Knob Replacement

Post by SemperFiUral » Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:56 pm

pidgey wrote:

http://www.ural.ca/

Lutz can make you one in aluminum.
Thanks for the video - this is dead on to the size I need for my Retro. I wonder if I could get him to turn something similar to use as an 'insert' and get some actual eight-balls, drill out a hole and fit them together?
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Re: 2011 Ural Retro - Reverse Shifter Knob Replacement

Post by sergeantbrown » Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:29 am

The stock setup was a metal insert inside a wooden ball. In my case, the threaded insert is still there; the ball is what is gone.

Do any of you guys know of a good source for wooden balls? I am having zero luck finding one.

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Re: 2011 Ural Retro - Reverse Shifter Knob Replacement

Post by cdscoot » Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:10 am

sergeantbrown wrote:The stock setup was a metal insert inside a wooden ball. In my case, the threaded insert is still there; the ball is what is gone.

Do any of you guys know of a good source for wooden balls? I am having zero luck finding one.

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Have a wood worker turn one. He can make you balls as big as you want! :lol: :lol:
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Re: 2011 Ural Retro - Reverse Shifter Knob Replacement

Post by gremlin96 » Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:07 pm

take the ball off then find a nut that will fit it. since its a ural it should be metric. then use a heli coil to fit in side a 8 ball. drilling it strate will be hard but a good drill press could do it.

for a wooden ball. a nice small wood lathe will work to turn one. or you can chuck a screw in to a drill, carve out most of of the shape, screw the ball on to the drill, then use a disk sander and move the wood around untill its round as you want it. a speed control on the sander will help.
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Re: 2011 Ural Retro - Reverse Shifter Knob Replacement

Post by Hogmaine » Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:19 pm

The stock setup was a metal insert inside a wooden ball. In my case, the threaded insert is still there; the ball is what is gone.

Do any of you guys know of a good source for wooden balls? I am having zero luck finding one.

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Re: 2011 Ural Retro - Reverse Shifter Knob Replacement

Post by cdscoot » Fri Nov 25, 2011 6:33 pm

Hogmaine wrote:
The stock setup was a metal insert inside a wooden ball. In my case, the threaded insert is still there; the ball is what is gone.

Do any of you guys know of a good source for wooden balls? I am having zero luck finding one.

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Wooden Balls found here:

http://www.caseyswood.com/shoppingcart/ ... fc2fmu20c7
Yeabut maybe he wants FANCY balls! :lol: :lol:
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Re: 2011 Ural Retro - Reverse Shifter Knob Replacement

Post by Stormtrooper » Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:06 pm

cdscoot wrote:
Hogmaine wrote:
The stock setup was a metal insert inside a wooden ball. In my case, the threaded insert is still there; the ball is what is gone.

Do any of you guys know of a good source for wooden balls? I am having zero luck finding one.

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Wooden Balls found here:

http://www.caseyswood.com/shoppingcart/ ... fc2fmu20c7
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Re: 2011 Ural Retro - Reverse Shifter Knob Replacement

Post by SemperFiUral » Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:50 am

Probably need to go back to the drawing board but here's the results of the first attempt (one 8-ball, 14 mm nut, various masonry bits up to 5/8, J-B Weld). A one inch bit would have helped so I could have nested the nut into the ball:

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