What did you do to your Ural today?

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by mattzahr » Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:40 pm

Although a day after, I had the honor of following my wife to the H-D dealer to have her bike inspected....detected....and neglected....the best part was having them all watch as she got in the hack to ride home.

Dealer folks have gotten used to me showing up every once in a while with the Ural - always makes for a good time to see the looks when I pull up of those that have never seen one before.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by chaos2 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:58 pm

Noticed some chrome peeking through my black springs. Hope this does not spread to the rims, battery covers, dash, etc. Can't stand chrome, rather have some good honest rust :D
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Lofty » Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:06 pm

I loaded the rig on the new [to me] trailer for the first time. I'll take it for a shakedown run tomorrow.

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Prior to loading the rig, and wanting to know if I could do so for maintenance purposes, I used my lift table to raise the trailer. Pass.

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Post by VWNate1 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:59 pm

It's nice to see other Geezers on here who remember and have a sense of humor.....

"inspected....detected....and neglected...."

You forgot 'rejected' :P .
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:11 pm

Noticed some chrome peeking through my black springs.
Paint 'em!
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I loaded the rig on the new [to me] trailer for the first time.
How was the experience? I found the Port-A-Chopper to be remarkably easy to load.
I used my lift table to raise the trailer.
Interesting. Not only could it help wheel removal and hub greasing go easier, but it could also help you disassemble the trailer, too.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by mattzahr » Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:13 pm

...fortunately, it wasn't rejected.....it passed for another 2 years....keep trying to get my lovely bride to join the Ural clan, but she says that one in the family (me, not the number of bikes) is enough... :boogie:
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by 2372ighost » Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:25 pm

875D4035-AE35-400E-9B34-25258D4706D0.jpeg
Like several others, I put a Brooklands windscreen on the hack.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by MizzouRider » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:50 am

2372ighost,
Mind showing one more pic from head on? I’ve got the windscreen sitting in a box. Trying to find the best spot to mount it. Also any trouble drilling etc..?
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Mr Wazzock » Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:14 pm

2372ighost wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:25 pm
875D4035-AE35-400E-9B34-25258D4706D0.jpegLike several others, I put a Brooklands windscreen on the hack.
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@ MizzouRider - I just made mine central. Put down masking tape, found the center by measuring the width of the tub body. The tricky bit was locating the screen pillars, because the top of the tub is curved you can't just measure hoe far apart they are when fitted on the screen, because the feet will both bend in a certain amount. What I did was put a towel on the tub nose for the glass screen to lie on, have the pillars fitted on loosesly, but not too lose, then put the feet onto the masking tape, get them equal distance from the center mark on th tape, then I was able to mark the hole positions. I used a handbrace fro drilling, wasn't too difficult. I used M4 steel screws, with strengthening plates (mounting kits I've seen have large penny washers) spring washers and dome nuts, so the studs don't protrude thru.

HTH

PS: do be sure to get the placement right relative to the edge of the tonneau cover, so that should be fitted on as well during the taping and marking up process.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by Lofty » Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:20 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:11 pm
I loaded the rig on the new [to me] trailer for the first time.
How was the experience? I found the Port-A-Chopper to be remarkably easy to load.
'Twas easy. I hooked it up to the truck and rode the Ural right on.
Tomcatfixer wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:11 pm
I used my lift table to raise the trailer.
Not only could it help wheel removal and hub greasing go easier, but it could also help you disassemble the trailer, too.
Precisely what I did today, to clean the threads and reset the torque.

The first shakedown run was at sunup this morning. It's ~1,300 lbs. loaded, and I do feel the to-and-fro on some of the bumpier PA roads. Otherwise, the P-A-C tows quite nicely.

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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by 2372ighost » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:43 pm

MizzouRider wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:50 am
2372ighost,
Mind showing one more pic from head on? I’ve got the windscreen sitting in a box. Trying to find the best spot to mount it. Also any trouble drilling etc..?
I did as Mr. Wazzock said. The only thing I did different is I drilled and mounted one pillar totally. Using the fist mount, I assembled the whole screen and inserted one side in mounted pillar to position the second pillar and mark the screw hole location. (The bottoms point inboard)
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by rehab circus » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:36 pm

Paid for it, drove it home from Heindl Engineering, (thanks guys!) and then managed to fit it into the smallest garage ever. Then I bolted on a luggage rack.
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by DRC458 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:43 pm

rehab circus wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:36 pm
Paid for it, drove it home from Heindl Engineering, (thanks guys!) and then managed to fit it into the smallest garage ever. Then I bolted on a luggage rack.
Very nice! Congrats!
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by MizzouRider » Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:21 pm

2372ighost wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:43 pm
MizzouRider wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:50 am
2372ighost,
Mind showing one more pic from head on? I’ve got the windscreen sitting in a box. Trying to find the best spot to mount it. Also any trouble drilling etc..?
I did as Mr. Wazzock said. The only thing I did different is I drilled and mounted one pillar totally. Using the fist mount, I assembled the whole screen and inserted one side in mounted pillar to position the second pillar and mark the screw hole location. (The bottoms point inboard)
So, your screen is centered on the hack? From the first pic, I thought it was oriented towards the bike. Maybe for better protection from spray off the front tire.
Thx!
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Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Post by MizzouRider » Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:26 pm

rehab circus wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:36 pm
Paid for it, drove it home from Heindl Engineering, (thanks guys!) and then managed to fit it into the smallest garage ever. Then I bolted on a luggage rack.
I’ve been talking to them. Holding back on pulling the trigger on a 19. Got to hold back.....
Please post your thoughts on it.
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