leaking shock on 79 ural

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leaking shock on 79 ural

Post by vwbum » Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:52 pm

hello james here ,long time sidecar driver .have had my ural since 79 bought it new from a dealer in vista ca .its been on my 63 R60/2 only lots of trips mainly west coast . noticed lately that the sidecar wheel started banging looking further saw lots of oil . found this site and the how to pics on how to pull the shock apart . am worried about 12mm or 14 mm size and how to id it . the how to pics say that the seal will fit either size . is there any new updates for seals ? thanks for any info
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Re: leaking shock on 79 ural

Post by rougaroo » Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:33 pm

Unless you just want the joy of the work, the easiest thing to do might be order a used shock from Gene at Holopaw or Terry Crawford. You only need one, after all. If your current shock has gotten to that point, you'd need to rebuild it completely, and some folks have turned their tools to scrap and their knuckles to meat trying to get the old ones apart. Some of them are not rebuildable but you don't really know until you try.

Tomcatfixer might have a spare, too. He rebuilt a bunch last year and might have an extra one.

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Re: leaking shock on 79 ural

Post by Tomcatfixer » Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:13 pm

I've got shocks, but I have not yet gotten around to rebuilding them.
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Re: leaking shock on 79 ural

Post by vwbum » Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:43 pm

any idea who might have one ready to go and willing to sell

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Re: leaking shock on 79 ural

Post by rougaroo » Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:29 pm

Terry Crawford (http://www.crawfordsales.info/) or Gene at Holopaw (https://uralofholopaw.com/index.html)

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Re: leaking shock on 79 ural

Post by Lmo » Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:33 am

am worried about 12mm or 14 mm size and how to id it
12 & 14mm is/are the shaft diameter(s).

My buck's on it being 12mm.

Good read >>> viewtopic.php?f=5&t=16060

But if you're going to buy a new shock, and the rig is on your BMW, I'd go with a new Hagon.
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