Tweeked my front forks today

Woe unto you that bought the first model year of a major remake, perhaps this section can help address any 2014 and later model Ural "imperfections". Here's a special section for folks with the latest rigs to discuss 2014 and later model-related topics such fuel injection, 3-wheel disc brakes, hydraulic steering dampers, spin-on oil filters and other anomalies that don't belong on true Russsian motorcycle ;-P We've gone from using big hammers and greasy wrenches to needing computers and Ouija boards in order to fix our rigs.
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Re: Tweeked my front forks today

Post by Lmo » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:53 pm

They're only "fractional" rotation bearings (they don't EVER make a full revolution). I'd say if they don't feel bad (notchy) when you rotate them by hand they're probably good to go. I'm sure there's somewhere else you can spend $22 on this.
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Re: Tweeked my front forks today

Post by elkhornss » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:36 am

Makes sense, however when I ordered they come with the forks according to Terry so I’m still good with that.
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Re: Tweeked my front forks today

Post by elkhornss » Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:20 pm

I’m still waiting for the parts, but an foreseen and totally unrelated event occurred since I posted the last thread here; I bought reduc’s 2010 GU, suitable for invading other countries.

So now I have a very cool bike (reduc’s) and the 2015 GU that will be going up for sale once I put the front back together.

For any of you here on this thread that saw reduc’s FS bike, it is everything he said it was. The riding position, seat, foot positions, windshield and those Flanders pull-back bars make it comfortable. And obviously the paint, turn signals, leather treatments are excellent.

Two trips to town already and I can’t conduct business because it draws people way more so than the stocker. Like I told Jason, if one is in the Witness Protection Program, this is not the bike to have.
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Re: Tweeked my front forks today

Post by DrFaulken » Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:10 am

elkhornss wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:20 pm
I’m still waiting for the parts, but an foreseen and totally unrelated event occurred since I posted the last thread here; I bought reduc’s 2010 GU, suitable for invading other countries.

So now I have a very cool bike (reduc’s) and the 2015 GU that will be going up for sale once I put the front back together.
Congratulations! Good luck with your sale. Something *very* similar happened to me with my 2017 GearUp after I hit a curb last month.
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Re: Tweeked my front forks today

Post by elkhornss » Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:24 pm

For anyone still following this topic, I installed new forks and swing arm today (3 hours), just waiting for the wheel to come back from the shop (having it trued, etc) probably Wednesday.

Once all done and a shake-down ride, off to the FS category on several websites. I just spent two days and 400 miles on reduc’s (former) bike in the Rockies (Sanguche, South Fork, Creede, Gunnison, Cotopaxi)

He nailed it.
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Re: Tweeked my front forks today

Post by elkhornss » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:55 pm

Presto Chango!!!

All back together and ready to roll. Thanks to all for the support and suggestions.
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Re: Tweeked my front forks today

Post by elkhornss » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:36 pm

Spoke too soon, I thought that the fender was askew and after straightening that, the wheel is off camber

Now back to the think tank....I’ve replaced the forks, the swing arm (all new) and the wheel was taken to a shop and straightened and trued.

All I can think now is the axel (that shouldn’t be it) or the hub.... but it was on a truing stand. Hmmmm...🤔
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Re: Tweeked my front forks today

Post by Mr Wazzock » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:20 pm

What do you mean by "off camber" ?

Looking at your above photo, zoomed in, it does look like the wheel is tilted to the left (of picture), for example I can't make the centre groove of the tire tread line up with the centre of the headlight. Is that what you mean? Forks being different lengths might do that. Maybe (?)
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Re: Tweeked my front forks today

Post by elkhornss » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:23 pm

Mr Wazzock wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:20 pm
What do you mean by "off camber" ?

Looking at your above photo, zoomed in, it does look like the wheel is tilted to the left (of picture), for example I can't make the centre groove of the tire tread line up with the centre of the headlight. Is that what you mean? Forks being different lengths might do that. Maybe (?)
They are new and came in L and R. Everything else is lined up, but I will take that into consideration and tomorrow I will loosen up the RIGHT side and remove the 32mm cap screw on top and inspect it. Then work my way down from the 32mm.

More to follow tomorrow.
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Re: Tweeked my front forks today

Post by elkhornss » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:04 pm

Like a dummy, I didn’t start from the top, at least seating the 36mm hex bolt on top before I worked my way down and around tightening everything else previously. So today I basically removed the wheel, shocks, etc and loosened up both sides. I used a 2lb rubber dead blow hammer on the bottom of the right fork (I also made a pencil mark for reference) and lo and behold, I could tap it up to the point the pencil mark moved.

Reassembled and it is back to before. Took it out for a ride and it drives just like a ...... Ural. Which makes me happy.
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Re: Tweeked my front forks today

Post by elkhornss » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:06 pm

....but one thing. The male threaded portion of the attaching bolt that holds the front caliper strut to the tab on the right fork just turns in place as I tried to screw on the lock nut. Nothing behind it that I could see for me to hold it in place for reassembly; what am I missing?
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Re: Tweeked my front forks today

Post by AndyH » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:07 am

See the flat on the ball end just before the thread, you might need to push the boot back to expose it.
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Get a slim spanner on that and hold it while you do up the nut.
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Re: Tweeked my front forks today

Post by Mr Wazzock » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:50 am

elkhornss wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:04 pm
Like a dummy, I didn’t start from the top, at least seating the 36mm hex bolt on top before I worked my way down and around tightening everything else previously. So today I basically removed the wheel, shocks, etc and loosened up both sides. I used a 2lb rubber dead blow hammer on the bottom of the right fork (I also made a pencil mark for reference) and lo and behold, I could tap it up to the point the pencil mark moved.

Reassembled and it is back to before. Took it out for a ride and it drives just like a ...... Ural. Which makes me happy.
Excellent. :clap:
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Re: Tweeked my front forks today

Post by Snakeoil » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:48 pm

Another story with a happy ending. :cheers:
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Re: Tweeked my front forks today

Post by reduc » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:05 am

elkhornss wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:24 pm
For anyone still following this topic, I installed new forks and swing arm today (3 hours), just waiting for the wheel to come back from the shop (having it trued, etc) probably Wednesday.

Once all done and a shake-down ride, off to the FS category on several websites. I just spent two days and 400 miles on reduc’s (former) bike in the Rockies (Sanguche, South Fork, Creede, Gunnison, Cotopaxi)

He nailed it.
Cool picture, Mike! :cheers:
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