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Forum: Hacks 09-25-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2,761
Views: 450,608
Posted By rudolf35
Only way to treat a Ural

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3754/13905077295_81de17c92f.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rudolf35/13905077295)
Get it dirty

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Forum: Airheads 08-31-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,422
Posted By rudolf35
Laugh Old broads know what to do

I have been rescuing "old broads" for some time, they all are greatfull once done. :freaky
Forum: Airheads 08-17-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 895
Posted By rudolf35
Wicked R65 woes

I face the same questions on my recent cheap R65LS purchase. It runs good, holds a good idle but made a funny secondary noise while ideling. After a bit of research i figured out it was the EPA...
Forum: Airheads 08-07-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,436
Posted By rudolf35
Fate at it's best

My R50/5 was the best stroke of luck I ever had. It will do 65 to 70mph all day long, dependable as a rock and it always shames the TT outfitted GS's, LOL! :evil
...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-05-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,595
Posted By rudolf35
Wicked Local only with title in hand

I have purchased quite a few bikes on Craigslit and thus far all has gone well.

My steadfast rules are:
1. Local only
2. Title in hand of seller
3. Money transactions at a bank for safety,...
Forum: Airheads 08-04-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,010
Posted By rudolf35
Update commuting eval run

I did a valve check; left intake was a very loose 20 - the rest where bang on. Set the carb sync again, trimmed the extra tall shield down and off she went for the eval run.

I have being...
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,010
Posted By rudolf35
Talking Got it, a loose .004 and a loose .008. As to...

Got it, a loose .004 and a loose .008.

As to displacement, no worries. I like the smaller 500 and 650 motors; lot more fun to do a lot with a small motor than nothing with a big motor.

:wink:
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,010
Posted By rudolf35
Question Test week

After checking the carbs for "reasonable" balance I will ride the R65 the rest of week to work. Just like the R50/5, if there is a issue it might as well show itself on a commute run than out in the...
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,010
Posted By rudolf35
Laugh Thinking time

Since it is missing the center fairing pannel, instrument cover and front turn signals I think I will concentrate on the motor. After I have gained confidence in the motor, with me that is a full...
Forum: Airheads 07-26-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,010
Posted By rudolf35
Laugh That is what I need

Thank you, the air filter and reed valve ideas are good. Keep them comming!

My R50/5 does the burbling insted of reed valve sound - got to love the BMW's
...
Forum: Airheads 07-26-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,010
Posted By rudolf35
82 R65LS Enlightenment

My newest airhead purchase, a 1982 R65LS for $1,800US. The bike was ridden back to my house, 65 miles, no issues made it home great. Besides the few "looks" items it is in quite good mechanical...
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,147
Posted By rudolf35
Laugh Extended test

Oh mind you the R50/5 is just coming out of a "test" run after a rebuild. It is sitting at 4,500m and we are just getting comfortable. The brake in will take up to 50,000 and from then until 100,000...
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,147
Posted By rudolf35
Talking 80inlbs

Well, 80inlbs did the trick for my R50/5's oilpan. Torqued it up last night, ran it untill up to temp, retorqued and not a drop since.

:clap
Forum: Airheads 06-30-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,147
Posted By rudolf35
Thank you

Thank you for the pointers. I will split the difference at 80inlbs.
:clap
Forum: Airheads 06-30-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,147
Posted By rudolf35
Airhead oilpan torque

My airheads oilpan bolts are prestine, non-strpped and all is well. The one issue I can not resolve with a clear answer is what to toque the oil pan bolts to.

Currently I have mine torqued to...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-28-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,688
Posted By rudolf35
CLl350 sitting

I am working on a CL350 for the last 4 years. In the meantime pushed out 6 bikes and the poor CL just sits in parts. I finnaly found a way to get it out the door - my one and ONLY project! With luck,...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-08-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,723
Posted By rudolf35
Laugh Just a bit more

And after a bit more wrenching and cleaning

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Crank is in
...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-07-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1,670
Views: 231,430
Posted By rudolf35
No help needed selling

Oh he is so wrong, needs all the help selling he can muster.

:rofl
Forum: Hacks 05-05-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 2,761
Views: 450,608
Posted By rudolf35
Oil

Snake

:evil
Forum: Hacks 05-04-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 2,761
Views: 450,608
Posted By rudolf35
Almost a H-D thread

With all the moaning and "opinions" this is almost as good toilet paper as any H-D thread on ADV.

Simple, if you want one get it, if not, not. In the meantime I will just:
...
Forum: Hacks 05-01-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 20,512
Posted By rudolf35
Laugh Avarage age

Average age, not dead!

:rofl :freaky :rofl
Forum: Old's Cool 04-27-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,723
Posted By rudolf35
Talking Coming back

After a long time of sitting, the CL350 is on the way back to some sort of status.

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Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By rudolf35
Question 2005 Royal Enfield purchase

I have a interest in a 2005 RE. I know, pre-FI I know very old tech; i own a Ural so no worres.

I am looking for pointers on what to look for besides the obvious, old and the usual ribbing.
...
Forum: Hacks 04-20-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2,761
Views: 450,608
Posted By rudolf35
Talking No worries!

Oh, no worries! I agree with all of it.

I thought it was funny because most Ural riders are so much like KLR riders it is scarry. We farkle the heck out of them with the occasional milk crate and...
Forum: Hacks 04-20-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2,761
Views: 450,608
Posted By rudolf35
Laugh Do not know

Do not agree on point #5. I call mine "The Pig" and most Uralistas are like KLR riders with a extra wheel.

:D
Forum: Hacks 04-20-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,417
Posted By rudolf35
Laugh Only way

This is the only way to treat a GU:

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Forum: Hacks 04-16-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2,761
Views: 450,608
Posted By rudolf35
Thumb Dirt mental illness

Recently I suffered from dirt mental illness. To combat this illness I had to take my Ural on a dirt curing run.

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Forum: Hacks 03-29-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 20,512
Posted By rudolf35
57; have been riding motorbikes since I was 6,...

57; have been riding motorbikes since I was 6, legally since I was 16. My first hack came in 2006, now on my second hack in 2014.
Forum: Airheads 03-25-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 21,041
Posted By rudolf35
Talking /5 Alive and well

It has been a while since I updated the R50/5's log but that does not mean it has been sitting around.

Today, another of those nasty Texas Spring days, 65F no wind and blazing sunshine. What can...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-22-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4,701
Views: 720,809
Posted By rudolf35
It is a fun day

It is a fun day when you can take this to work.


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7312/13124075265_b01c88904a.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rudolf35/13124075265/)
2013 Ural Gear-Up
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,614
Posted By rudolf35
Dirt/Road

Back in the days, I did a lot of road racing and I collected body damage along the way. Now some 40 years later, it is showing up as various aches and pains when I attempt two wheel off roading. My...
Forum: Hacks 03-13-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,417
Posted By rudolf35
First Farkle

Did not take long for the first farkle to be installed. Mounted a Powerlet outlet so that it is on a keyed wire.

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Forum: Airheads 03-06-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,911
Posted By rudolf35
Talking The worm will turn

I am just about in the same boat and have been before. The worm will turn and never look back at material things sold to live. As another posted, things will all of a sudden turn for the better.
...
Forum: Hacks 03-03-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,697
Posted By rudolf35
Laugh Ride to the space station

Congress will - they will fill large baloons with the methane they produce!

:evil
Forum: Hacks 03-03-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,697
Posted By rudolf35
Laugh Value

Besides the US not importing high value Russian goods, the value of the Ural might go up?! The "last imported" Ural before the "great embargo", I can see it on Craig's List now.

:rofl :clap :rofl
Forum: Hacks 03-03-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,697
Posted By rudolf35
Why no embardo

Russia has more natural resources than the US does, that is why not. Iran has held out for how long?
Forum: Old's Cool 03-03-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,253
Posted By rudolf35
Laugh 43 and still working

43 year old still manages to go to work every day; we are talking about motorbikes?

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Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,253
Posted By rudolf35
Oh so true

I was raised and lived in Europe from the late 50's until the late 70's and I was raised to have the same outlook. Repair and use what you have.

Being still very close to the end of WWII, the...
Forum: Hacks 02-22-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,249
Posted By rudolf35
Talking Getting back to dirt

Having abused my body road racing, followed up with 15 years of dirt I had a choice - replace hip or quit the dirt. I choose to quit the dirt and just do touring. All along I was looking and drewling...
Forum: Hacks 02-13-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,417
Posted By rudolf35
Laugh Back in the fold

Ever since selling my Ural Tourist, I have been secretly wishing for another one.

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