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Forum: Old's Cool 04-07-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 23,760
Posted By MeRide
Ahh.....the wait for entertainment is over. :lol3...

Ahh.....the wait for entertainment is over. :lol3 Thanks for the update SP. Good tutorial on the handlebar control install. I just noticed that your kickstarter arm has a grease fitting it it.
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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-27-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4,504
Views: 233,188
Posted By MeRide
Scotch doesn't do that. Not that scotch would be...

Scotch doesn't do that. Not that scotch would be neglected out in your garage :lol3
Forum: Hacks 03-27-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 670
Posted By MeRide
There are many trailer threads for Urals on...

There are many trailer threads for Urals on Soviet Steeds. Here is one example.

http://www.sovietsteeds.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=32615...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-27-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 23,760
Posted By MeRide
I can't imagine doing wiring over like that. But...

I can't imagine doing wiring over like that. But I do realize old wiring (maybe not 1964 old) decays to the point of being bad and hazardous. I'm sure that's why my VLD was cobbled up. The cloth and...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-23-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 23,760
Posted By MeRide
Ah, you want to get those. My dash was original...

Ah, you want to get those. My dash was original and intact. The bike's harness was a nasty hack but the dash itself hadn't been touched because that was something that would have required removal and...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-23-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 23,760
Posted By MeRide
Ammeter pics from when I did the dash and new...

Ammeter pics from when I did the dash and new wiring. Two different layers/sides. Of course one post of the ammeter grounds out to the dash and the other is isolated from the dash electrically.

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Forum: Old's Cool 03-23-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 23,760
Posted By MeRide
Ok....photos of a mounted dash with all other...

Ok....photos of a mounted dash with all other wiring attached and the brace don't work! Too much going on to get the detail. This looks right.... star washer, brass nut, wire end, brass washer and...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-23-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 23,760
Posted By MeRide
Ammeter goes on the outside. I'll go out...

Ammeter goes on the outside.

I'll go out to the shop and try to get some detail pics of the electrical posts that will show the order washers, nuts, etc. The flat washers on your ammeter don't...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 23,760
Posted By MeRide
Only the big harness goes inside. The others are...

Only the big harness goes inside. The others are external (bottom side only). I'm too lazy right now to go pull the wiring diagram to see if that's depicted. Oh, the original big harness was still in...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 23,760
Posted By MeRide
Back to the rocker pedal...........When you say...

Back to the rocker pedal...........When you say it creeps. I can heel it down to the footboard and it will come back up a 1/4" or so but sits there. Thats the outside spring pulling back to a relaxed...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 23,760
Posted By MeRide
Just checking in on the progress. I was going to...

Just checking in on the progress. I was going to suggest wiring the dash on a bench and then putting it on the bike. It might be easy to do while on the bike but when I went through my VLD's dash I...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-18-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 23,760
Posted By MeRide
That the real definition of a Bobber there. :deal

That the real definition of a Bobber there. :deal
Forum: Old's Cool 03-18-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 23,760
Posted By MeRide
I realized I made a mistake last night! I...

I realized I made a mistake last night! I described the oil pump control wire being clamped the the rear head in post #193 when what I meant was the oil pump control wire. The timer obviously runs...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-18-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 23,760
Posted By MeRide
Thottle and Oil pump control wires

A couple views of the throttle wire going into the splitter block, the oil pump wire going out the back, and the carb linkage.


http://www.vintagedragbike.com/VLD/Controls1.jpg
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Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 23,760
Posted By MeRide
Yah, people ask me why when I had it all apart I...

Yah, people ask me why when I had it all apart I didn't paint and detail it. I tell them that if I did I wouldn't ride it. I've had pretty shiny bikes that didn't get ridden. I want ride and...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 23,760
Posted By MeRide
Funny you should mention that. I took photos of...

Funny you should mention that. I took photos of the throttle control wire and splitter while out in the shop figuring they would come in handy. But the VLD is sandwiched in between bikes for the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 23,760
Posted By MeRide
Oil pump wire clamp

Before you put the tanks on pull the rear most left side rear cylinder head bolt out and install the little bracket that holds the oil pump's control wire (keeps it from binding or kinking).

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Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 23,760
Posted By MeRide
Coil

All thumbs aside.....the problem is clearance, Clarence. The battery box kills wrench swing space on that side and the rear cylinder and fuel line aren't helpful on the other. Get the nuts started by...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 23,760
Posted By MeRide
Foot Clutch

The disc on your left knee is the friction disc. You should be able to loosen or tighten the foot clutch pedal to your friction tastes.

Here's a photo of mine for detail of the assembley, no...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 23,760
Posted By MeRide
I did a lot of research on the wiring, clamps,...

I did a lot of research on the wiring, clamps, etc when I went through mine as I wanted it to be right. Let me know if you have question about any of that stuff. I spent a lot of time looking at...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 23,760
Posted By MeRide
Ahhh, now it makes sense. That metal was for...

Ahhh, now it makes sense. That metal was for other models. Yah, drop that piece. I know there are differences between a 1934 and an 1935 but this wasn't one of them. I'd be interested in how you end...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 23,760
Posted By MeRide
I only asked out of curiousity. Steve's...

I only asked out of curiousity. Steve's documentation shows there was a lot of confusion and I was just looking for more examples.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 23,760
Posted By MeRide
Did you make note of these numbers on the heads? ...

Did you make note of these numbers on the heads?


http://www.vintagedragbike.com/VLD/Head1.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 23,760
Posted By MeRide
Another old photo after being pulled from a 30...

Another old photo after being pulled from a 30 year barn hiatus. You can see the lower clamp and coil in relation to the clutch tin bracket on the transmission and also the lower bracket sitting just...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 23,760
Posted By MeRide
Regarding the ignition coil............I see what...

Regarding the ignition coil............I see what I think is a VL style coil, u-bolts, and spacers. I also see a custom sheetmetal adapter plate. I've replaced the coil on my VL a few times (:ddog)...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 23,760
Posted By MeRide
A thread chaser won't remove the flared end of...

A thread chaser won't remove the flared end of the shaft. Other than cutting the width off in a lathe what you did seems an effective way to handle that issue.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 23,760
Posted By MeRide
The top screw's tab might cause problems with...

The top screw's tab might cause problems with getting a good fit of the out primary? You could pull the two inner primary halves and use a small diameter Dremel cutting disc, a punch, or something to...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 23,760
Posted By MeRide
Here's an old photo from 2005 when I first got my...

Here's an old photo from 2005 when I first got my VLD after a 30 year barn rest. Dirty and missing a couple screws but I marked the locking tab slots in the inner primary tins with the red arrows.
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Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 23,760
Posted By MeRide
Nice progress and great detail in the photos ansd...

Nice progress and great detail in the photos ansd tips :clap

It looks like those repro tins are missing the slot that receives the locking tab. The bottom most of the three screws has a slot...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-05-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 23,760
Posted By MeRide
Glad you got the UL cylinders sorted out. Nice...

Glad you got the UL cylinders sorted out. Nice looking bike!:clap
Forum: Old's Cool 02-05-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 23,760
Posted By MeRide
Another method of installing keepers ...

Another method of installing keepers


http://www.vintagedragbike.com/VLD/keepers.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 02-05-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 23,760
Posted By MeRide
This is the part I mentioned. ...

This is the part I mentioned.



http://www.vintagedragbike.com/VLD/shield1.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 01-29-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 625
Posted By MeRide
Race model specific and low production will...

Race model specific and low production will always demand more. Vintage. Plus the Amals look to be listed as a "here these are, you know you need/want these so make me an offer" deal. They won't seel...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-28-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 23,760
Posted By MeRide
Some inspiration from my VLD ...

Some inspiration from my VLD



http://www.vintagedragbike.com/VLD/SALEpics/DSCF2551.JPG

http://www.vintagedragbike.com/VLD/SALEpics/P1010006.jpg
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Forum: Old's Cool 01-27-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 23,760
Posted By MeRide
Its look good!:clap Nice progress. You are really...

Its look good!:clap Nice progress. You are really getting things done.

Don't forget to tighten the case thru bolt where the cylinder meet/between the intake valve covers.

And when you put...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-24-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 23,760
Posted By MeRide
Excellent. I figured they would get there...

Excellent. I figured they would get there Thursday or Friday. Glad to help. The only thing you can do for me is get that old bike back on the road. :evil
Forum: Old's Cool 01-22-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 23,760
Posted By MeRide
The rear brake on mine is very good. Front brake...

The rear brake on mine is very good. Front brake was an after throught back in those days. I've been meaning to try scuffing up the front's linings because they might be a little glazed.
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Forum: Old's Cool 01-20-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 23,760
Posted By MeRide
The spoke and wires will probably go out in the...

The spoke and wires will probably go out in the mail tomorrow. I deligated the packing/shipping task to my wife so its up to her now. :deal

The double pole tailight was an option from 1934-38....
Forum: Old's Cool 01-19-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 23,760
Posted By MeRide
Looks like I'm running the NGK A6 plug. Old file...

Looks like I'm running the NGK A6 plug. Old file photo from 2012 but I don't think I changed them since and I'm too lazy to go out to the shop right now. :lol3 YOu can see the detail of the original...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-19-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 23,760
Posted By MeRide
That's why I asked. I thought they were WWII...

That's why I asked. I thought they were WWII radio supression wires. I have a spare set of new repro wires without the plug end loops and also a spare set of used repro wires with the loops. Pick a...
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