My Dnepr MT-11 Story

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Re: My Dnepr MT-11 Story

Post by Orangecicle » Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:05 pm

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Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:54 am
There are 4 variations of Dnepr wheels
1) Grease nipple on the outside face (used I think on MB750 K750, K650 and early Mt9) Approximately 1958-1973
2) Plain hub face, grease nipple on the inside of the hub (again, I think used on later MT9 and then the MT10) Used approx. 1973-1975
3) plain hub, no grease nipple ( used on MT10-36 and MT12) used 1974/5 to 1984
4) Hub with 3 holes near the circumference which I believe were jigging holes to assist in machining (Used on MT11 and 16 models ) used Approx. 1984 to end of production in 2011.
All used the same 30204 wheel bearings and spacer assemblies
So, any 30204 bearing will work? The seal looks OK, and all of the internal spacers look fine, so I think I just need a couple of cheap SKFs.

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Re: My Dnepr MT-11 Story

Post by dneprlover » Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:21 pm

Orangecicle wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:05 pm
dneprlover wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:54 am
All used the same 30204 wheel bearings and spacer assemblies
So, any 30204 bearing will work?
Obviously
Neval BMW/MT11 800cc hybrid, Neval 2wd MT10-36, Neval standard MT10-36, Neval MT16, another MT11, BMW/MB650 hybrid , K750m and an MB750 with locking diff.

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Re: My Dnepr MT-11 Story

Post by Orangecicle » Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:43 pm

dneprlover wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:21 pm
Orangecicle wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:05 pm
dneprlover wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:54 am
All used the same 30204 wheel bearings and spacer assemblies
So, any 30204 bearing will work?
Obviously
I was a little confused by the additional designations "J" and "J/Q2," but I figured it out.

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Re: My Dnepr MT-11 Story

Post by Orangecicle » Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:08 pm

Stoked! The R71 tank appears to be a direct bolt up on a Dnepr MT-11.

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Re: My Dnepr MT-11 Story

Post by Orangecicle » Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:20 pm

Fitment walk around.


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Re: My Dnepr MT-11 Story

Post by Roundoz » Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:53 am

Sweet!

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Re: My Dnepr MT-11 Story

Post by dneprlover » Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:16 pm

Nice. Now junk those Bavarian Money Waster tank badges and get a set of KMZ ones from Oldtimer Garage. That will really puzzle the great unwashed then.
Neval BMW/MT11 800cc hybrid, Neval 2wd MT10-36, Neval standard MT10-36, Neval MT16, another MT11, BMW/MB650 hybrid , K750m and an MB750 with locking diff.

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Re: My Dnepr MT-11 Story

Post by Orangecicle » Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:48 pm

In all, I'm really pleased with the tank. However, the toolbox cover is just not made correctly. It has too much material on the left, so it looks uneven when mounted, and it looks cheap. Altering it would be a pain, and the mounts are not the same as the standard toolbox replacement part found on sites like Oldtimer's Garage, so . . . time to get creative.

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The cheater-pants way of making a carbon part -- one layer of epoxy that you let get nearly hard, and then just stick the cloth to the plug.

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Re: My Dnepr MT-11 Story

Post by Orangecicle » Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:54 pm

Daughter's new helmet. I keep saying to her, "I'm your Faaaather."

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Re: My Dnepr MT-11 Story

Post by Orangecicle » Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:24 pm

Updates:

The K750 headlight finally showed up in the mail. That only took two months. :roll: It looks like a really nice copy. :boogie:

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I can't put the light on until I resolve the switch issue. Also, I lose my idiot lights when I switch out the dash, and my replacement LEDs were never mailed from China (bought just before CoVid-19 blew up). Same story with the CJ750 front fender. So, hmm. How to move ahead? Dunno.

Also, I hit a snag in my carbon toolbox cover. Long story, but it's starting to come together now. I just need to finish the inner shell and then mount that to the outer shell before mounting the hinge and finishing everything with a nicer top coat of CF. So . . . almost done. :oops:

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Re: My Dnepr MT-11 Story

Post by Orangecicle » Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:23 pm

I spent a full day at the Village Blacksmith today and got a lot of projects out of the way.

New switch and location. I'll lose my old switch when I switch out the headlight, so this was necessary.

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Got the old fender light location holes properly filled.

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I bought a Ural shifter to give me a nice rubber pad for shifting up and down, but the spline was a different size. John at the welding shop was able modify the old part with the toe shifter from the Ural part:

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I bought the front license plate hardware, and John was able to craft the license plate for me on his CAD system.

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And, we finished the mount for the rear license plate. Stoked at how that turned out!

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Re: My Dnepr MT-11 Story

Post by propwash » Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:48 pm

Looking good
I like the fender light!

I would try and rotate this fastener and have the bolt head exposed.
How far north are you in IA?
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Re: My Dnepr MT-11 Story

Post by Orangecicle » Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:53 pm

propwash wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:48 pm
Looking good
I like the fender light!

I would try and rotate this fastener and have the bolt head exposed.
How far north are you in IA?
West Des Moines.

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Re: My Dnepr MT-11 Story

Post by Orangecicle » Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:53 pm

Updates: I did wiring, and nothing caught on fire! :lol:

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Re: My Dnepr MT-11 Story

Post by Orangecicle » Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:17 am

My headlight. It's an LED that is a replica of the newer Jeep Wrangler headlights. Very bright, but the beam is a little less than perfect for this application. It fits reasonably well in the K750 housing, but I did have to remove the stock K750 ignition switch. I knew this problem was coming, which is why I installed the switch under the seat.

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