Weekend overnight, WA State Peninsula

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Weekend overnight, WA State Peninsula

Post by ski-line900 » Tue Feb 22, 2022 12:23 pm

First overnight trip this weekend. Did ~350 miles.

Took the ferry over to the Peninsula:
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Tried to ride this Adventure / Forest Service road route, but all paths ended up with impassable deadfall. Ended up finding paved backroads to our destination, very twisty, so still a lot of fun.
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My parking brake stopped working, even when I put the most adjustment in it I could. We stopped on the side of the road to put on some more layers, and I looked back as she was rolling into the ditch. Put it into 2WD reverse, and with a couple guys assisting got it out. Think I am going to get the bullet brake.
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Besides the parking brake, did great.

Quite a bit of highway, lots of rain, some hail. Kept it around 60 most of the time for cruising speed.
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The MRA Adjustable Touring windscreen is not good for off-road, it rotates out of place no matter how tight you put it.

Regarding the parking brake, as mentioned, no adjustment with the cable will make it grab. The pads seem like they have too much freeplay in-between themselves and the piston, that the eccentric/worm gear cannot take up. I also noticed that the rear brake pedal's bite point moved down (had to push the pedal further to feel it grab).
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Re: Weekend overnight, WA State Peninsula

Post by Tomcatfixer » Tue Feb 22, 2022 12:29 pm

Great pics and a fun story.

I got so frustrated with the parking brake, that I removed it entirely from the bike. I just use reverse as a parking brake, which is easy to do with the hand-shift reverse lever and good engine compression. I've got the Bullet-brake open in a web browser tab, but I haven't yet been able to make myself pull the trigger (pun most definitely intended). A pricier option would be to retrofit the 2022 parking brake to your 2021.
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Re: Weekend overnight, WA State Peninsula

Post by aduthie » Tue Feb 22, 2022 1:15 pm

When cable adjustment no longer works, you have to adjust it by re-indexing the splines cam that the cable actually rotates. Only takes about a minute once you get some practice with it, but it can be frustrating until then. (Unfortunately the owner’s manual doesn’t really cover this.)
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Re: Weekend overnight, WA State Peninsula

Post by Mr Wazzock » Tue Feb 22, 2022 1:26 pm

Image What he said

But yes that is absolutely typical – the parking brake is great until you actually need it to hold it on a slope, then it won't work! :x
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Re: Weekend overnight, WA State Peninsula

Post by Tomcatfixer » Tue Feb 22, 2022 1:46 pm

the parking brake is great until you actually need it to hold it on a slope, then it won't work! :x
You nailed it, Mike. I got so frustrated with it not working when I needed to use it, that I finally had enough and removed the whole kit and kaboodle in a spiteful fit.
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Re: Weekend overnight, WA State Peninsula

Post by Bar None » Tue Feb 22, 2022 2:17 pm

aduthie wrote:
Tue Feb 22, 2022 1:15 pm
When cable adjustment no longer works, you have to adjust it by re-indexing the splines cam that the cable actually rotates. Only takes about a minute once you get some practice with it, but it can be frustrating until then. (Unfortunately the owner’s manual doesn’t really cover this.)
Andrew, Thanks. Fixing to go out and adjust my brake again.
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Re: Weekend overnight, WA State Peninsula

Post by aduthie » Tue Feb 22, 2022 2:24 pm

David at Ural did a pretty comprehensive video that shows the adjustment at the spines/worm screw:

[youtube2]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuuTQRIrc_g[/youtube2]
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Re: Weekend overnight, WA State Peninsula

Post by stagewex » Tue Feb 22, 2022 2:27 pm

Looks like you were in great Big Red company.
Yeah, as with any manual/stick-shift car (or bike) always leave it in gear as if there's no such thing as an Emergency Brake. Or what purports to be an emergency brake on a Ural.
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Re: Weekend overnight, WA State Peninsula

Post by ski-line900 » Tue Feb 22, 2022 2:39 pm

aduthie wrote:
Tue Feb 22, 2022 2:24 pm
David at Ural did a pretty comprehensive video that shows the adjustment at the spines/worm screw:

[youtube2]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuuTQRIrc_g[/youtube2]
Awesome, thank you! Will do this soon
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Re: Weekend overnight, WA State Peninsula

Post by sagerat » Tue Feb 22, 2022 4:14 pm

Those Gear-Ups can have a mind of their own and wander into the woods…
Thanks for the pics and, yeah, Ural parking brakes are less than useful. I just my bike in gear. Glad you had a great time.
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Re: Weekend overnight, WA State Peninsula

Post by edge » Sat May 14, 2022 5:47 am

good trip like the colour (same as mine ) only my chair on opposite side and yes the handbrake is $#!+ on mine to

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