R100 Swap into '96 Ural Tourist

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R100 Swap into '96 Ural Tourist

Post by Maineiac » Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:10 pm

I'm located in Southern Maine, bought a Ural for the dog and I, and decided to make it as reliable as I could. I got it cheap, so I don't mind sinking a little cash into it.

Here's how I got it. It was a little rough and needed some electrical gremlins addressed.
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I warded off the wire smoke monsters, changed the fluids, plugs, plug wires, adjusted the valves, and rode the pi$$ out of it all summer. Dog loved it.Image
Rode it till the engine went tickety, tickety, TICK, CLACK, CLACK! Thought a valve had decided to self destruct. I tore apart the top end, the pistons had seized at one point, and the engine would "catch" with the barrels removed. Image
I assumed the timing gears had exploded, and since I was swapping to a BMW motor, I turned my attention to that motor. Little did I know, 3 weeks later, when I went to remove the gearbox from the 650, the source of my engine woes was a little ol' clutch bolt that had tried to self clearance on the gearbox case :( I could've ridden the rest of the summer.Image
Oh, well, onto the R100. Pile of snot I got, again, for cheap.ImageImage
I did a leakdown. 60% loss through the exhaust valve on one side, and 90% through rings on the other. Tore it down, mic'd the barrels, re-ringed it, did all the seals, gaskets, replaced valve guides, and timing chain, etc., and a valve job. Bead blasted what I could, painted some pieces, and threw it together.ImageImageImageImageImageImage
Started the tear down.
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Changed the brace location, per Richard Winter's advice.Image
Tore the rear down.
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All parts and body pieces are awaiting media blasting. I'll shoot the frame with marine gel coat, and the body pieces with bed liner tinted to steel blue. Gearbox is off being welded, machined, and rebuilt locally with taller 3rd and 4th gears, as well as the FD. I sourced this out, as I'm at sea (merchant marine) for the next month. Honestly, it probably saved me a world of hurt ;)

Many thanks this so far to both, Richard Winter and Mike Lydon.

Regards,

Seth
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Re: R100 Swap into '96 Ural Tourist

Post by Albuquralque » Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:25 pm

Looking good so far! Will be interested in seeing the progress.


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Post by Thermos » Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:05 pm

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Re: R100 Swap into '96 Ural Tourist

Post by tacticalfat » Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:05 pm

Looks nice

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Re: R100 Swap into '96 Ural Tourist

Post by stagewex » Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:28 pm

Incredible work on that BMW engine and the entire bike so far as a whole. Looking forward to final results.
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Re: R100 Swap into '96 Ural Tourist

Post by Lee Pape » Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:01 am

Coluralado wrote:Looking good so far! Will be interested in seeing the progress.


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Re: R100 Swap into '96 Ural Tourist

Post by BigJames » Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:42 pm

Looks good, looking forward to seeing the finished project. Listen to Richard's advice on this thing is highly intelligent thing to do!
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Post by Poacher Bob » Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:06 pm

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Post by sean0262 » Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:09 pm

This is my second Ural. As my 90s model self destructed. I'm somewhat sure my 2013 model will also one day soon maybe. I've been looing into putting a 1983 Honda CX/GL 650cc (more HP) in a Ural chassis. Losing the Ural gearbox all together. So no more revers. But a much more road friendly bike. But I like your BMW mod. Gives me something to think about.
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Re: R100 Swap into '96 Ural Tourist

Post by BigJames » Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:11 pm

When you are getting the rear end rebuilt, consider using flat land gearing. You no longer will be in want of power or torque...gear also will put you close to the BMW's rev range in stock trim. Just a thought, one running with stock Ural gearing therefore at higher than normal revs is a helluva lot of fun too and will last just as long! You are gonna have fun with that rig!
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Post by sean0262 » Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:02 pm

Well I've done allot of thinking on the idea. And I wouldn't do it to my Gaucho Rambler. She's perfect with what she's got. May try it if I come across another basket case Ural. Lord knows there's quite a few out there. Hell I can even pick up a cheap one that's running for $5,000 to $7,000. Who knows, there's always another project just around the corner. I've already put the Patrick Racing 2,020cc big bore kit and heads in my Yamaha Roadliner. And the 904cc big bore kit, cams, and big valves in my Triumph Bonneville T100. (And yes I do all my own builds and machine work). The Ural is a rudimentary machine. Simple but elegant. It's only money and it's mine so please keep your sarcasms to yourself. Because I would never be sarcastic to you or your posts. I respect every one of you guys and gals. Advice is much appreciated. So lighten up folks. This is all for fun.
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R100 Swap into '96 Ural Tourist

Post by Maineiac » Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:52 am

BigJames,

I'd already planned on swapping out to the taller 750 3rd and 4th gears, if Holowpaw Gene can order them for me. Not sure I wanna change the gearing in the FD as well. I can always go back in at a later date.

I figure I'll be into this thing, completely rebuilt, with a bmw motor, upgraded electrics, and the whole thing looking very nice for less than half of what it cost to pick up the cheapest new model tourist. I'll be keeping it forever too ;) This will be the fourth motorcycle I've rebuilt, but the first ural.

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Re: R100 Swap into '96 Ural Tourist

Post by n3303j » Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:18 am

Consider replacing the front drum brake with the Ural disk setup.
You want stopping power somewhat equal to your going power.
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R100 Swap into '96 Ural Tourist

Post by Maineiac » Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:10 pm

n3303j wrote:Consider replacing the front drum brake with the Ural disk setup.
You want stopping power somewhat equal to your going power.
I would love to do this. Unfortunately, the cost seems rather prohibitive at list, and there doesn't seem to be anything available to retrofit. If someone wanted to swap me for a drum front, I'd be open ;) The kits sold by that Chinese seller to put a disc brake on the hub are also a no go, since there would be wear to the hub splines. I'm entertaining the idea of using a cb750 front wheel, disc brake, and some kind of caliper, but keep it so I can still use the spare. Again, this is a perfect opportunity for someone to swap out their pesky disc brake!
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Re: R100 Swap into '96 Ural Tourist

Post by n3303j » Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:56 pm

Maineiac wrote:
n3303j wrote:Consider replacing the front drum brake with the Ural disk setup.
You want stopping power somewhat equal to your going power.
I would love to do this. Unfortunately, the cost seems rather prohibitive at list, and there doesn't seem to be anything available to retrofit. If someone wanted to swap me for a drum front, I'd be open ;) The kits sold by that Chinese seller to put a disc brake on the hub are also a no go, since there would be wear to the hub splines. I'm entertaining the idea of using a cb750 front wheel, disc brake, and some kind of caliper, but keep it so I can still use the spare. Again, this is a perfect opportunity for someone to swap out their pesky disc brake!
in the past year I've seen two swaps of disk for drum equal exchange offered on this site.
My friend got one of the disk set ups for his '97 Sportsman.
I don't know who got the other one.
I bought my 2004 complete front disk setup for my '96 Sportsman from this site for $400.
The older caliper mounting bracket is a drop in fit on the '96 front fork leg.
The rest fits also.
I did have to ream out the master cylinder clamp a bit to accommodate my 1 inch bars.
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