What did you do to your Ural today?

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by jaybird » Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:22 am

The fuse/feed for the spotlight used to be in that location, IIRC it was live all the time.

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Happytrails » Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:58 pm

Good to know. Have given thoughts about whether to go spotlight no not. Decisions, decisions.... :)
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Lofty » Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:23 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:54 am
Have you put a multimeter on it to see if/when it's "hot"?
jaybird wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:22 am
The fuse/feed for the spotlight used to be in that location, IIRC it was live all the time.
Thanks for the feedback.

Via a multi-meter, I confirmed that the terminal supplies switched 12V power. It's a thin gauge wire, blue w/red stripe.

Included in my 2018 Owner's Manual is a lo-res wiring diagram for the 2017 model year Urals. I can just make out a blue/red wire on that diagram; it supplies power to both tail lights...which I just tested for correct function on my GU with the Ignition on. Pass.

Perhaps this is a "free" (unused) terminal, so to speak. My Suzuki has two of them. I just want to be sure here.

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Mr Wazzock » Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:48 pm

snowymonkey wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:07 pm
Yeah, I haven’t figured that out yet. Anyone got any suggestions. I post from an iPhone 8+.
1. make sure the phone is landscape i.e. turned on its side, before taking photo. 2. photos can be rotated in 'Edit' mode on the phone. At least they can with my iPhone 6. Also a bunch of other stuff like exposure, brightness etc.

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Mr Wazzock » Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:57 pm

Lofty wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:19 pm
The wiring harness along the top frame rail is secured quite snugly with zip ties. Gaining access to and cutting them, via removal of the fuel tank, is de rigueur if I want to remove the air box cover for filter inspection and/or replacement.
Only just seen this. I can get mine off without disturbing the tank, albeit a bit fiddly. True I needed to cut a couple of zip ties, but then the harness can be pushed up to allow the filter top cover to come off - this then has to slide out sideways, left ways I think for me. Before that tho, may need to "unstick" the filter element's seal surround from the cover, and get it to drop back into the bottom section of the box, then as said cover can slide out sideways. Ditto filter.

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Mr Wazzock » Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:07 pm

mine

Further to the earlier headlight supply mod, which bypasses all switchery etc. to get power direct from battery, via relay (enabled by ignition thence a manual rocker switch), I have further modded it (1 extra wire) to do ditto for the sidelights circuit. I had noticed earlier the Voltage drop between battery and the actual bulbs. (More pronounced with the trailer plugged in!)
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Still has to go thru the ignition switch 'cause of the function to turn lights on with ignition on. I'm still getting a 0.45V drop from battery to the front bulb. Ignition switch contacts? Two off involved. I worked it out it's 0.27 Ohms, maybe 0.1 Ohms per switch contact? Anyway I'm sure it's better than it was, I think it was about 1.5V originally, IIRC, last time I checked, and that was last year.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by windmill » Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:30 pm

Happytrails wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:58 pm
Good to know. Have given thoughts about whether to go spotlight no not. Decisions, decisions.... :)
IMO,
A spotlight as delivered with the spot lamp is fairly useless as it can't be used around other road users, and it has a limited amount of mobility.

A spotlight with a dual beam H4 lamp wired to function as a second headlight is very useful.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Happytrails » Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:48 pm

Tried to price check adding a spot light but haven't been able to find anything online about them. :o
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by chaos2 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:43 pm

Spent an ungodly amount of time getting the front wheel off, axle rusted in tight. Perseverance and choice words paid off,
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Mr Wazzock » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:28 pm

Which way were you turning it? Photo implies anti-clockwise, by direction rod is bent.

I hope you didn't because that spindle has a lefthand thread :o
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Happytrails » Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:34 pm

lefty tidy?
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:01 pm

Lefty-tighty... Unless you're particularly fastidious, then perhaps Lefty-tidy.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Happytrails » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:13 pm

... so opposite must be righty-lucy :P
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by hotflash44 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:49 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:01 pm
Lefty-tighty... Unless you're particularly fastidious, then perhaps Lefty-tidy.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:55 pm

I normally only point out a grammatical error if I can make a good joke out of it.
...or a bad joke.
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