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Forum: Hacks 12-03-2009, 02:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,803
Posted By Ural Australia
Do you actually know why 2WD was invented in...

Do you actually know why 2WD was invented in 1928?

Baughan wanted to win Trials events (and he did it so well that the ACU wanted to ban him). Mozharov merely wanted to travel on Soviet roads...
Forum: Hacks 12-03-2009, 01:32 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 31,248
Posted By Ural Australia
Ahm so you didn't write this - "Dam dude ...

Ahm so you didn't write this -

"Dam dude

I admit I am "enthusiastic" about Urals, well excuse the heck out of Me and yes they are not, for everybody.

At least Zenrider contributed useful...
Forum: Hacks 11-30-2009, 11:37 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 31,248
Posted By Ural Australia
Hi windmill. Blower is the nickname I would...

Hi windmill.

Blower is the nickname I would use for you! Am I a troll. no! My youngest daughter's cat is - he's named Kuzya in Russian (Кузя). Look it up!

Do I bash Ural? Or IMZ? or Irbit? All...
Forum: Hacks 11-30-2009, 11:01 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 31,248
Posted By Ural Australia
Check your translation. I consider SKF...

Check your translation.

I consider SKF Swedish on this basis
http://www.skf.com/portal/skf/home/about?contentId=187511&lang=en

but on the same basis I consider the current Royal Enfield to be...
Forum: Hacks 11-29-2009, 02:34 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 31,248
Posted By Ural Australia
Hi Sunnyboy, A list of country of supply is...

Hi Sunnyboy,

A list of country of supply is VERY different to a list of country of origin! Does anyone really believe that FAG (a German company) and SKF (a Swedish company) make ALL their...
Forum: Hacks 11-28-2009, 03:31 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 31,248
Posted By Ural Australia
How many 2WD Urals are there? About 10.000. Who...

How many 2WD Urals are there? About 10.000. Who were they designed for? According to the Irbit workers and designers I spoke to - the self loving Germans and Americans. Sounds about right. Over 3.2...
Forum: Hacks 11-23-2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,307
Posted By Ural Australia
The engine was designed by Ian Drysdale - 'nuff...

The engine was designed by Ian Drysdale - 'nuff said!
Forum: Hacks 11-11-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,803
Posted By Ural Australia
The tapered roller bearings had an estimated life...

The tapered roller bearings had an estimated life of well over 1,000,000 km if properly adjusted and over 250,000 km if over-adjusted. Under-adjustment could destroy a bearing in 50,000 km in the...
Forum: Hacks 11-09-2009, 08:14 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,803
Posted By Ural Australia
BMW, IMZ, KMZ and others ALL went to tapered...

BMW, IMZ, KMZ and others ALL went to tapered wheel bearings for a reason - they take the lateral stresses a sidecar imposes on the wheels. IMZ has gone to sealed wheel bearings for two reasons -...
Forum: Hacks 11-08-2009, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,010
Posted By Ural Australia
It's a Chinese made damper supplied without the...

It's a Chinese made damper supplied without the spring - probably using the original spring. Look at the damper tube - it's yellow.
Forum: Hacks 10-20-2009, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6,047
Views: 2,165,412
Posted By Ural Australia
Try Soviet (Ukranian) KMZ K-750.

Try Soviet (Ukranian) KMZ K-750.
Forum: Hacks 10-20-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,219
Posted By Ural Australia
My "Flight" has rounded rear area with four...

My "Flight" has rounded rear area with four upraised spots to take the two cast aluminium rack bars. Photos I've seen of early "Flights" had the middle tail fin as well as the two longitudinal...
Forum: Hacks 10-14-2009, 10:48 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 31,248
Posted By Ural Australia
I doubt that Ural Europe would ship a single...

I doubt that Ural Europe would ship a single outfit to Australia cheaply. And it still wouldn't have ADR compliance so would likely end up being crushed at the owner's expense. A bike from F2 would...
Forum: Hacks 10-13-2009, 09:24 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 31,248
Posted By Ural Australia
The factory is located in Irbit, about 212 km NW...

The factory is located in Irbit, about 212 km NW of Yekaterinburg in Sverlovskaya Oblast. It's about 1600 km E of Moscow. Could you buy an outfit direct? Probably. Would it be much cheaper than in...
Forum: Hacks 10-01-2009, 11:54 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 31,248
Posted By Ural Australia
WW2 era M-72s are so rare as to be almost...

WW2 era M-72s are so rare as to be almost non-existent (but readily identifiable). If by Harley/Ural rigs you mean Soviet army sidecar WLAs - then the Harley/Ural rig is an impossibility. All M-72...
Forum: Hacks 09-02-2009, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2,768
Views: 465,932
Posted By Ural Australia
This bike is a typical bitza and certainly not...

This bike is a typical bitza and certainly not PROFESSIONALLY restored, and most unlikely to have any MV-750 in it's bits and pieces.
Forum: Hacks 09-02-2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,800
Posted By Ural Australia
Apart from the M-72, no KMZ bikes can be...

Apart from the M-72, no KMZ bikes can be considered IMZ copies. KMZ swingarm frames pre-date IMZ's so maybe IMZ bikes should be considered KMZ copies. Also the Dnepr (OHV 650) engine is Zündapp...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2009, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1,585
Views: 1,182,559
Posted By Ural Australia
We went to the bike museum, & got the ‘special...

We went to the bike museum, & got the ‘special tour’ from the guys that run it. Many cool old bikes. This one is my favorite. I have been looking for one since I 1<SUP>st</SUP> saw it 3 years ago....
Forum: Hacks 06-24-2009, 02:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,319
Posted By Ural Australia
Ukrainian - Дніпро Russian - Днепр "е"...

Ukrainian - Дніпро

Russian - Днепр

"е" is not the English vowel "e" but the Russian vowel "ye"

Usually pronounced D N Ye P rolled R
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2009, 01:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,736
Posted By Ural Australia
I'll try and do this and keep the fascist censors...

I'll try and do this and keep the fascist censors happy :-) The Russian military never used KMZ products - they used a handful of IMZ bikes in Bosnia and a few were loaned to the Ministry of Internal...
Forum: Hacks 04-14-2009, 05:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,035
Posted By Ural Australia
Fairly simple - the photos supplied were in...

Fairly simple - the photos supplied were in Irbit, takes time to ship bikes and get through customs. Maybe soon the prototypes will be in the U.S and the production bikes will make the U.S. by early...
Forum: Hacks 04-14-2009, 05:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,752
Posted By Ural Australia
Since about 3.25 million IMZ/Urals don't have...

Since about 3.25 million IMZ/Urals don't have 2WD, why would you buy a bike with 2WD? Especially a rig that doesn't have differential 2WD? What do you know, that Soviet motocross champions don't...
Forum: Hacks 04-11-2009, 10:19 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 35,068
Posted By Ural Australia
Claude, Obviously the word "hotrod" means...

Claude,

Obviously the word "hotrod" means something to you, but to me it's nothing more than a type of vehicle I've never had the desire to build or own. Does that mean your communication skills...
Forum: Hacks 04-11-2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 35,068
Posted By Ural Australia
Huey, I don't expect anyone to respect...

Huey,

I don't expect anyone to respect information. They accept it's veracity or not - their choice and the consequences of either choice are theirs. There may well be better ways to word what I...
Forum: Hacks 04-11-2009, 09:47 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 35,068
Posted By Ural Australia
Where's the insult? BMWs and Urals do not rotate...

Where's the insult? BMWs and Urals do not rotate in opposite directions and I explained why. Assumptions are dangerous but frequent. As to a rep(utation), who cares? If you choose to base your...
Forum: Hacks 04-11-2009, 06:45 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 35,068
Posted By Ural Australia
Yes, you are so very wrong! Why do people who...

Yes, you are so very wrong! Why do people who know nothing always feel obliged to step in with useless comments? The difference between Urals, Dneprs, Chang Jiangs and Xiang Jiangs, and post 55 BMWs...
Forum: Hacks 03-29-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 42,629
Posted By Ural Australia
The Dnepr was designed by a fictitious Russian...

The Dnepr was designed by a fictitious Russian farmer named Boris Bashitin. The aluminum flying-saucer-looking-thing in the middle of the gearcase in the above photo is Boris Bashitin's idea of an...
Forum: Hacks 03-23-2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,660
Posted By Ural Australia
Pretty easy guess there. A stripped down Tourist...

Pretty easy guess there. A stripped down Tourist "T" in flat black and a stripped down Patrol "T" in OD green. They left the factory before it shut down again. Would've been nice if they'd paid the...
Forum: Hacks 03-18-2009, 06:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,350
Posted By Ural Australia
An expensive, but very pretty way of making the...

An expensive, but very pretty way of making the RE highway capable.

http://www.carberryenfield.com.au/
Forum: Hacks 03-11-2009, 11:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,211
Posted By Ural Australia
No, baiting you would be to suggest 3WD AND...

No, baiting you would be to suggest 3WD AND sidecar wheel steering!

Being QLD is probably good. I've found QLD Transport pretty good on the weird and wonderful, at least after they get over the...
Forum: Hacks 03-10-2009, 06:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,211
Posted By Ural Australia
Pretty well any single sided swingarm bike with a...

Pretty well any single sided swingarm bike with a RH final drive is a candidate for a LHS 2WD. A guy in SA built a trials type 2WD outfit on an early R100GS back in the 1980's, he used a dog clutch...
Forum: Hacks 03-06-2009, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,505
Posted By Ural Australia
NZ was going to ban RH sidecars at the same time...

NZ was going to ban RH sidecars at the same time as Australia, but someone forgot to write up the legislation. The original NSW ban was issued during the Depression as a form of trade protectionism...
Forum: Hacks 01-28-2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,099
Posted By Ural Australia
About the only similarity between an M-72 and...

About the only similarity between an M-72 and Retro frame is that they're made from steel tubing. Plunger frame vs swingarm frame. Variable diameter, variable gauge oval tubing vs normal steel...
Forum: Hacks 01-12-2009, 05:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,390
Posted By Ural Australia
Hi Ian, No pictures as yet. One, I need to...

Hi Ian,

No pictures as yet. One, I need to get a new camera, and two, it's not very photogenic as its still in pink wood primer. It's also too bloody heavy! A little bit overbuilt. Ever since I...
Forum: Hacks 01-11-2009, 05:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,390
Posted By Ural Australia
pops, get anyone enquiring about width to contact...

pops, get anyone enquiring about width to contact the engineering/technical branch of their State RTA equivalent. Local registries only work off cheat sheets which don't explain exceptions.

I...
Forum: Hacks 06-18-2008, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,017
Posted By Ural Australia
Spindly construction, small diameter pivots,...

Spindly construction, small diameter pivots, waaayyy too much lead, shocks probably off a 125 with no damping. Built by someone who's seen a set of L/Ls once but has know idea of how or why they...
Forum: Hacks 06-18-2008, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6,047
Views: 2,165,412
Posted By Ural Australia
The third word Deannka said was Мото (Pronounced...

The third word Deannka said was Мото (Pronounced Mota and meaning motorcycle), aged two she knew how to distinguish Мото Урал and Мото Иж,
Urals and IZh, a few months later she knew the difference...
Forum: Hacks 06-18-2008, 06:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,418
Posted By Ural Australia
Irbit can run to 40-45 in Summer, Brisbane rarely...

Irbit can run to 40-45 in Summer, Brisbane rarely rarely gets that hot, how does Warrego go? (Temps are Celsius/Centigrade). In winter just put a minus sign in front! (Though in rarely gets much...
Forum: Hacks 06-18-2008, 06:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,562
Posted By Ural Australia
You have to remember that most riders of "solo"...

You have to remember that most riders of "solo" Urals try them after taking the sidecar off. Squared off tyres don't make for good handling. A true solo Ural handles a bit like a T100, a bit quick...
Forum: Hacks 06-18-2008, 03:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,562
Posted By Ural Australia
All IMZ front ends will bolt up to pre-69 BMWs...

All IMZ front ends will bolt up to pre-69 BMWs except for 2008 models which may have a post-70 set of bearings. Haven't seen a 2008 model so I can't tell you. Can you fit a pre-2008 Ural front-end to...
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