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Forum: Hacks 05-06-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,138
Posted By QatarRider
All is happy and bright! As so often, a...

All is happy and bright!

As so often, a number of things, a loose inlet clamp on the starboard carb, the idle was a bit high as well, then I checked the idle mixture screws, set by the local...
Forum: Hacks 05-06-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,138
Posted By QatarRider
Cheers guys, I'll check out the inlet leaks...

Cheers guys, I'll check out the inlet leaks first. I did find some tension in the cables, which made a difference and she was running a bit high on idle on this mornings run in to work. One thing at...
Forum: Hacks 05-03-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,138
Posted By QatarRider
Question Ural Keihin Carb idle

Hi Fellow inmates.

My lovely 2007 Ural is fitted with Keihin carbs. I've cleaned and fiddled with them many times, and they now run reasonably well, but the engine takes ages to go from half or...
Forum: Hacks 04-28-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,264
Posted By QatarRider
Cheers guys, more good answers from fellow...

Cheers guys, more good answers from fellow sidecar nuts. Many thanks, Rob
Forum: Hacks 04-25-2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,264
Posted By QatarRider
Cornering Techique

OK, so doubltless the 'old timers' will chuckle, but;

I've got a 1956 Panther with chair in the UK, and ride it bolt upright, never move in the saddle, never have any issues with left hand bends...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-25-2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 16,125
Views: 9,638,868
Posted By QatarRider
Perhaps Mr Bob should change his name to Mr...

Perhaps Mr Bob should change his name to Mr Grumpy?

I read this thread every morning, it's the best there is.

Many thanks to all the posters, young/old motorbikes/scooters, it's all right...
Forum: Hacks 04-22-2012, 12:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,317
Posted By QatarRider
Thanks for all the replies, they all seem to pint...

Thanks for all the replies, they all seem to pint in the same direction, change firmly but with 'feeling', accept a bit of noise for the first 10,000km, and change the oil every 2,000.

My daily...
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,317
Posted By QatarRider
Thanks for the replies, good to know it's not me!...

Thanks for the replies, good to know it's not me! Olga may be a 2007 bike, but she has done only 300 km, so not run in, and has had the heel part of the shifter cut off as the previous owner was...
Forum: Hacks 04-18-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,317
Posted By QatarRider
Question Ural gearbox

Try as I may, I cannot get anything like a smooth gear change on my 2007 Ural. I've ridden many old bikes, and have a fair degree of mechanical empathy, but nothing I do makes any difference, from...
Forum: Hacks 03-21-2012, 12:11 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 40,766
Posted By QatarRider
Great Thead! Many thanks for posting all the...

Great Thead! Many thanks for posting all the pictures. I have a 1960 Dnepr, he runs, so no plans to rebuild yet, and seeing what you've been through, I'll try to keep it that way!
Forum: Hacks 03-08-2012, 04:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,750
Posted By QatarRider
I'd like a sub sub forum for those of us who are...

I'd like a sub sub forum for those of us who are so badly addicted that we have more than one Russian chair! :norton
Forum: Hacks 02-28-2012, 02:43 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 15,536
Posted By QatarRider
I saw 'Olga' outside the offices of my agent, in...

I saw 'Olga' outside the offices of my agent, in Doha, Qatar, the only Ural in the country. I have a Dnepr as well, so recognised it straight away. I made some enquiries, discovered it was for sale,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-16-2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,192
Posted By QatarRider
I used the vendor supplied cigarette lighter...

I used the vendor supplied cigarette lighter lead, but wired it direct into the switched supply, just take the plug bit part and chuck it, keep the wiring bits inside. Then you just have a lead to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-04-2011, 11:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,914
Posted By QatarRider
Plus one again on the fuel filter, my 990 played...

Plus one again on the fuel filter, my 990 played up the same way in Qatar and Saudi, I got the dealer in Qatar to replace the filter, no problems. I dont know why, but hot weather, it was touching 50...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-17-2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,509
Posted By QatarRider
I just rode 12,000 km with those awful Gobi...

I just rode 12,000 km with those awful Gobi panniers, then did 200 km without them, it was like taking a puppy for a walk! What fun. With the panniers you feel like your riding with a barn door...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-10-2011, 10:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,312
Posted By QatarRider
I bolted one one gallon Rotopax on the back of...

I bolted one one gallon Rotopax on the back of each Gobi, drill straight through, and dont bother with the extra weight of the Rotopax L shaped brackets. Better still, ditch the Gobis, they must be...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-10-2011, 10:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,024
Posted By QatarRider
We had similar issues with one 990, solved by...

We had similar issues with one 990, solved by bumping it in gear, then starting on the button, all OK. My pet theory is the cam position sensors send a false signal at the equivalent of TDC, which...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-24-2011, 10:50 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 21,469
Posted By QatarRider
I have Gobis, came with the bike, they are heavy,...

I have Gobis, came with the bike, they are heavy, ludicrous 'design' with that stupid double skin, huge on the outside, tiny on the inside. OK the clip on and off and have locks, but apart from that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,747
Posted By QatarRider
I ride regularly here in 45-50 deg c, up to 120...

I ride regularly here in 45-50 deg c, up to 120 in that weird farenhite (geez I cant even spell it it's that old!) I treat it just like riding in the snow, wait there is some sense coming. If it was...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-23-2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,991
Posted By QatarRider
Times two for HID dip and main beam, keeps it all...

Times two for HID dip and main beam, keeps it all inside, less money, less fitting hassle, less vulnerable.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-03-2011, 11:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,680
Posted By QatarRider
Dont bother with the Rotopax L shaped brackets,...

Dont bother with the Rotopax L shaped brackets, they weigh a ton, probably more that the cans themselves! I bought them and never fitted them, just bolt the round turn key bit staight through the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-27-2011, 10:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,957
Posted By QatarRider
I just put an HID in the dip beam on my 990,...

I just put an HID in the dip beam on my 990, wonderful, trouble is you flip to high beam and cant see any improvement, so I've ordered a high beam as well, as other posters have said, they are good...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-20-2011, 04:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,025
Posted By QatarRider
Thanks In Cali for the pictures of the dented...

Thanks In Cali for the pictures of the dented Gobi, that sorts out where I'm going to mount mine, either on the front or rear of the Gobis, yeah sorry nevermind, I wrote the original post in Word and...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Europe, Africa, & Middle East 02-16-2011, 03:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,464
Posted By QatarRider
I think I've attached a .gdb file for a route...

I think I've attached a .gdb file for a route from Qatar to the Uk via lots of places including south/central Germany
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-15-2011, 04:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,025
Posted By QatarRider
Question OK, thanks for that, I'm going to go the Rotopax...

OK, thanks for that, I'm going to go the Rotopax route for the additional fuel.
Has anyone cut out the inner of the Gobis to make them bigger?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-13-2011, 09:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,025
Posted By QatarRider
Question Gobi Panniers and Fuel Tanks

Two of us are going to ride home from <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:country-region w:st="on">Qatar</st1:country-region> to the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-24-2010, 11:37 PM
Replies: 1,661
Views: 437,761
Posted By QatarRider
Wink but .............

I tried my Yellow Pig cut down last night, no appreciable difference! Still tiresome buffeting at 120 kph, and what is really anoying is if I hang off the bike I get nice clear air, noisy but no...
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2010, 05:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,600
Posted By QatarRider
Garmin 276C

The best GPS in the world, 6 years old now, works in the car, the boat and on the bike, marvelous!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-23-2010, 10:43 PM
Replies: 1,661
Views: 437,761
Posted By QatarRider
Talking Dremel cut off disc

I chopped mine with a Dremel and a cut off disc, I marked out the lines on masking tape as per Yellow Pig (you dont need a template, just follow the line of the body work up and straight, then run a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-13-2010, 10:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,400
Posted By QatarRider
Bluhduh I've just bought a 2009 990, fitted the KTM...

I've just bought a 2009 990, fitted the KTM touring screen, absolutely applaling buffeting! Like someone hitting your head with a rubber mallet ten times a second! I'm, 6'1" or 1.86 in new money,...
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