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Need a complete Dnepr mt16 or earlier engine

Post by Duke113p » Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:33 pm

Need a complete Dnepr mt16 or earlier engine.Running preferred I am in Oklahoma. Or is there a source for an engine in the US?Thank you.

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Re: Need a complete Dnepr mt16 or earlier engine

Post by ReCycled » Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:58 pm

Just an FYI, a Ural 650 will bolt on your Dnepr trans. You'd need to sort out a few things like exhaust headers, but it is an option of finding one is easier.

I converted an MT16 to Ural motor and was very happy with it.
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Re: Need a complete Dnepr mt16 or earlier engine

Post by 4REICH » Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:21 am

ReCycled wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:58 pm
Just an FYI, a Ural 650 will bolt on your Dnepr trans. You'd need to sort out a few things like exhaust headers, but it is an option of finding one is easier.

I converted an MT16 to Ural motor and was very happy with it.
Did you use a 650 or 750? I have a 650 Ural in a MT16 considering options like 750 Ural or BMW but I haven't yet found an endless stream of money to fund such projects
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Re: Need a complete Dnepr mt16 or earlier engine

Post by ReCycled » Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:29 am

Neither of those are bolt on and would need trans housing modification.

Rebuilding the Dnepr motor may be the best option. But if you choose a full replacement, a Ural motor may be easier to find in the US. When I did mine(14 years ago), Gene was selling them for $300.

I prefer the looks of the Ural motor, it revs quickly and feels more peppy. But the five piece crank is a weak link and the Dnepr is a sturdier design IMHO.
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Re: Need a complete Dnepr mt16 or earlier engine

Post by motoleo » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:37 am

Recycled,

What modifications (If any) were needed to bolt a 650 Ural engine up up to a Dnepr trans? You mentioned exhaust header pipes needed for the Ural engine which is the obvious. I'm assuming clutch disc is the same but which pressure plate, flywheel, intermediate plates, etc. did you use? Again I'm assuming all Dnepr. IIRC wasn't there something about a driveshaft change or one was longer than the other?
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Re: Need a complete Dnepr mt16 or earlier engine

Post by ReCycled » Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:05 pm

The Dnepr trans is about 10mm longer but that doesn't matter if it's still Dnepr frame and FD.

The trans attachment bolts and input splines are identical so I just used the Ural clutch pack supplied with motor.
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Re: Need a complete Dnepr mt16 or earlier engine

Post by motoleo » Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:06 pm

ReCycled wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:05 pm
The Dnepr trans is about 10mm longer but that doesn't matter if it's still Dnepr frame and FD.

The trans attachment bolts and input splines are identical so I just used the Ural clutch pack supplied with motor.
Thanks David.
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Re: Need a complete Dnepr mt16 or earlier engine

Post by jaybird » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:10 pm

4REICH wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:21 am

Did you use a 650 or 750? I have a 650 Ural in a MT16 considering options like 750 Ural or BMW but I haven't yet found an endless stream of money to find such projects
Be patient and keep hunting.
Watch eBay, Craigslist, Facebook Markets, swap meets, etc keep telling people that you’re looking for BMW stuff, it comes up.
I have a couple of tons of/5 and/6 stuff, the most I’ve paid for a complete motorcycle is $1,500. The last R100 I hauled in I bought for $400. Some even came with good titles.
Harley Davidson guys are another good source of Russian and German motorcycle stuff, many don’t put a high value on it. I have a guy with a HD “junkyard” that saves all the Russian and German stuff that he gets in to sell to me, I never know what he’s going to get.
I don’t have a ton of money to work with either, just need a few bucks available when a bargain comes up. Happy hunting!

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Re: Need a complete Dnepr mt16 or earlier engine

Post by 4REICH » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:16 pm

Thank you for the encouragement Jaybird. In the meantime I am working with what I have
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Re: Need a complete Dnepr mt16 or earlier engine

Post by Duke113p » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:44 am

Any source in the US for a ural or dnepr motor?

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Re: Need a complete Dnepr mt16 or earlier engine

Post by brianural » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:36 am

Dnepr motor - never seen just a motor for sale. Ural - you can try Terry Crawford http://www.crawfordsales.info/ or maybe Gobium (Van Le)
https://lemoto.info/has one sitting around. If your Dnepr motor is repairable, these 2 may also be able to assist.
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Re: Need a complete Dnepr mt16 or earlier engine

Post by jaybird » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:40 am

I might be persuaded to sell the engine off of this;
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=44069&hilit=Dnepr+what’s+it

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Re: Need a complete Dnepr mt16 or earlier engine

Post by Duke113p » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:51 am

Jaybird message inbound.

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