Dead 2018 GU

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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Please keep this section specific to issues pertaining to 2014 and later models such as fuel injection, sidecar and rear disc brakes and so forth. Ask general or non-2014 and later specific questions in the main Hammerin' & Wrenchin' section.
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Re: Dead 2018 GU

Post by Mr Wazzock » Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:34 pm

Certainly! Or in other words, give the battery an easier time. I've modified mine by adding an extra switch so I can turn the headlight off for the same reason. I could see this causing possible aggro at winter time.
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Re: Dead 2018 GU

Post by Lofty » Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:37 pm

Zuurg wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:23 pm
I wonder if that’s to give the starter maximum juice.
Yes.

My Kawasaki Versys had the same feature. Dual incandescent headlights on that one, coupled with a comparatively small[ish] battery. The cut-out function was appreciated.

Like the superlative Mr. Wazz, I too added a low beam cut function (to my carbureted Suzuki). Depending on one's circumstances at the time, it could mean the difference between riding home, or walking.
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Re: Dead 2018 GU

Post by Mr Wazzock » Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:12 pm

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Re: Dead 2018 GU

Post by Zuurg » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:47 pm

Dying when I start it again, but not all the time. I used it this morning to get to work, then go to lunch and back, then home after work, then to a store 5 mins away, then home again.

Tried taking it to go get dinner with my wife, same thing as the other day after an afternoon of riding: it would start, hit around 1100 rpm right away, then slowly die. Tried it again, same result. Gave up trying.

Is it possible that it’s only having a hard time staying running when the engine is hot? If so, what would be a likely cause of that? I checked the oil, it’s at the right level and still clear.
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Re: Dead 2018 GU

Post by Mr Wazzock » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:38 pm

Long shot - check sensor connectors - temp sensors, O2 sensors, and particularly the timing sensor connector, it's top right of the bell housing. Pull plugs off, squirt of switch cleaner, and replace. Could be it's getting a bad or intermittent timing signal. Won't run without one. Dodgy temp readngs could mean fuel mixture is all over the shop. ECU's think it's cold while it's actually hot or vice versa. Just guessing tho.
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Re: Dead 2018 GU

Post by Zuurg » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:55 pm

Thanks. Is there a picture or something I can check that has all of those labeled? So far it’s running fine again today.
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Re: Dead 2018 GU

Post by simmonsk133 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:25 pm

My 2011 GU did that when hot. It was the ignition coil. Same thing happened to me years ago with a Suzuki.
6 months ago my battery died going down hill into the biggest intersection in town. Cussing and banging on it got me another mile in 3 tries. Both issues can be a real pain. Coils and HES can be temperature related. Good luck....
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