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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 05:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 272
Posted By MotoJ
It will be very tractor-like. Not much faster...

It will be very tractor-like. Not much faster either.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-19-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 272
Posted By MotoJ
Sure, drop me a note. Here's the first bike: ...

Sure, drop me a note. Here's the first bike:
http://i1039.photobucket.com/albums/a479/motoj/Soviet%20sidecar%20rig/2012-09-15190513-1.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-19-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 272
Posted By MotoJ
Yeah, but if I want to ride one while a friend...

Yeah, but if I want to ride one while a friend rides the other that won't work, plus I wouldn't be able to sell it. Not that I would ever, ever consider swapping tag anyway!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-19-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 272
Posted By MotoJ
Not true- I've registered Historic bikes before...

Not true- I've registered Historic bikes before (two on the road now), and there is no inspection required. Occasional transport is legal too. If I had NO vehicles registered normally the state might...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-19-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 272
Posted By MotoJ
Question for Maryland bike-builders

Is there a way to get a VIN number or Title for a bike that's not yet built?

I recently rebuilt a Soviet M72 motorcycle/sidecar rig, and I've almost got enough spare parts to build a second bike....
Forum: Hacks 09-08-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,593
Posted By MotoJ
Is it free? It will get you on the road at least....

Is it free? It will get you on the road at least.
It could probably be modified and made a little more appealing down the line.
Forum: Hacks 09-05-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 778
Posted By MotoJ
Ural M66 (I teenk)

Ural M66 (I teenk)
Forum: Hacks 09-04-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By MotoJ
It's likely the bearings are shot. Dnepr wheel...

It's likely the bearings are shot. Dnepr wheel bearings are kinda crap.
Timken tapered 30204M are the western replacements.
After that I would get a Harbor Freight wheel stand and do the spokes....
Forum: Hacks 09-04-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,637
Posted By MotoJ
Sounds like there's something not resolved with...

Sounds like there's something not resolved with the new ignition. Have you taken each plug out, one at a time, and grounded it to a fin to see if you are indeed getting spark to each side? I don't...
Forum: Hacks 09-01-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By MotoJ
I've tried two Dnepr shocks on my Dnepr chair,...

I've tried two Dnepr shocks on my Dnepr chair, which is very similar to the Ural. The first thing they do is leak oil all over the place, leaving no damping.
I tried another shock that I think came...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-31-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15,367
Views: 8,884,665
Posted By MotoJ
Some bullshit you read on the net somewhere? ...

Some bullshit you read on the net somewhere?
The bikes before the /5 were /2s, and they were 6volt. Not the same battery. Anyway, it's the alternator and charging system that is a little wanting,...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-31-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15,367
Views: 8,884,665
Posted By MotoJ
+1- simplest bike there ever was.

+1- simplest bike there ever was.
Forum: Hacks 08-31-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By MotoJ
Check Vostok Motors on EBay too. They have a lot...

Check Vostok Motors on EBay too. They have a lot of Dnepr stuff. Guy's name is Chris. If he doesn't have it listed, send a message and he will reply with availability.
Forum: Hacks 08-29-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By MotoJ
Find a decent used Ural or Dnepr sidecar (older...

Find a decent used Ural or Dnepr sidecar (older style with the ball and jaw mounts), $1000- 2000,
Find the correct subframe used or new $250-$1500, VW steering damper (Maybe not necessary)- $25. ...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1,861
Views: 234,202
Posted By MotoJ
I have had to do this and I took the old...

I have had to do this and I took the old connector with me to Radio Shack.
They had drawers full of different pins and connectors. We're lucky in the Baltimore Area we have this...
Forum: Hacks 08-26-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,184
Posted By MotoJ
I'd bet those gaskets are also on EBay, Moto...

I'd bet those gaskets are also on EBay, Moto Boxer, Oldtimer Garage, Arbalet, Henricksson.ee, Vostok Motors, and Russian Garage, to name a few. Are you sending them to a mechanic who's working on the...
Forum: Hacks 08-25-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,184
Posted By MotoJ
I would try again, lol.

I would try again, lol.
Forum: Hacks 08-25-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,184
Posted By MotoJ
Damn, are you sure you're reading the Ural...

Damn, are you sure you're reading the Ural Zentrale site right? $55 for two paper gaskets?
This says they are E 1.49. That's about $4 for two, plus postage.
...
Forum: Hacks 08-24-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,639
Posted By MotoJ
I parallel park in the city all the time and...

I parallel park in the city all the time and unless I'm parking facing downhill the crown of the road will drop the rig in next to the curb easy as pie. Might take a dab with my left foot. I can't...
Forum: Hacks 08-22-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,593
Posted By MotoJ
Damn! EML wasn't f**king around.

Damn!
EML wasn't f**king around.
Forum: Hacks 08-20-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,184
Posted By MotoJ
Try Gene at Holopaw Ural.

Try Gene at Holopaw Ural.
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,015
Posted By MotoJ
One more for Why Not to Buy a Ural: the mean guys...

One more for Why Not to Buy a Ural: the mean guys on ADV won't let me in their sub-forum! :cry
Forum: Hacks 08-17-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,931
Posted By MotoJ
Yatesfly, you can get weld on ball mounts that...

Yatesfly, you can get weld on ball mounts that are normally on a Dnepr bike frame on EBay or at Ural Zentrale or Old Timers Garage, MotoBoxer, etc.
You could make a subframe and make the ball...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,015
Posted By MotoJ
Much obliged! What's your new subforum going to...

Much obliged!
What's your new subforum going to be called?
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,015
Posted By MotoJ
Quit whining and start yer own thread! :deal

Quit whining and start yer own thread! :deal
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,015
Posted By MotoJ
Not to quibble, but for Beemer geeks, bikes known...

Not to quibble, but for Beemer geeks, bikes known as Airheads are pretty universally accepted as BMW aircooled opposed twins from 70-95, when they went to oil cooled cylinders, called Oilheads. They...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,015
Posted By MotoJ
Nice bike. I'd be interested in a long term...

Nice bike. I'd be interested in a long term review on a Ural solo. Put it in Road Warriors. Mods should know not all Urals have a hack attached.
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7,952
Views: 2,153,124
Posted By MotoJ
I had one for a short while. They are great...

I had one for a short while. They are great bikes. Not the speediest, but you can't go wrong with a Honda. Ask for maintenance records. 10K is not too much for that vintage bike, but singles take a...
Forum: Hacks 08-13-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 433,711
Posted By MotoJ
Comparing a sidecar rig to an adventure bike is...

Comparing a sidecar rig to an adventure bike is apples to oranges. Why not compare the Ural to a Raptor? What's better off-road then?
Forum: Hacks 08-12-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 433,711
Posted By MotoJ
The first IMZ Urals were M72s, derived from the...

The first IMZ Urals were M72s, derived from the BMW R71. The R75 was an overhead valve design and the R71s and M72s were sidevalves.
Forum: Hacks 08-12-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 3,450
Views: 585,713
Posted By MotoJ
I see you baiting or running down this guy Jay in...

I see you baiting or running down this guy Jay in every other post. I don't know either one of you guys, but what's the story? Did he piss in your Wheaties or something? Just curious.
Forum: Hacks 08-11-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,593
Posted By MotoJ
Rotopax and Kolpin make auxiliary fuel and water...

Rotopax and Kolpin make auxiliary fuel and water containers to mount on bikes and ATVs.

There's some great stuff in this thread, and you'll like the bike and the rig:
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 7,952
Views: 2,153,124
Posted By MotoJ
I have not owned an NX250, but I had an XL250....

I have not owned an NX250, but I had an XL250. I'd say the NX is more designed for touring- it's more street oriented. You can't go wrong with a Honda- they are bulletproof. If there are more around...
Forum: Hacks 08-10-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,593
Posted By MotoJ
You're halfway there!

You're halfway there!
Forum: Hacks 08-08-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,593
Posted By MotoJ
+1 A rare green mottled Nauga gave up its...

+1

A rare green mottled Nauga gave up its life for that seat!

PM sent to OP, BTW
Forum: Airheads 08-08-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2,808
Views: 511,304
Posted By MotoJ
Is 14mm for single or dual disk?

Is 14mm for single or dual disk?
Forum: Hacks 08-07-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,593
Posted By MotoJ
Here are some pics of OP's EML K100 rig: ...

Here are some pics of OP's EML K100 rig:

http://i1039.photobucket.com/albums/a479/motoj/sidecars/EMLK1002_zps065171e1.jpeg...
Forum: Hacks 08-07-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,593
Posted By MotoJ
There's an CL listing in the Fleamarket right now...

There's an CL listing in the Fleamarket right now that I think is an EML sidecar complete, in AZ, for $1000. Not sure about that...
Forum: Hacks 08-06-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3,450
Views: 585,713
Posted By MotoJ
That's a pretty good deal for all that.

That's a pretty good deal for all that.
Forum: Hacks 08-06-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,593
Posted By MotoJ
So you have the bike, fame and wheel and you're...

So you have the bike, fame and wheel and you're just missing a tub, is that right? I'd say a Ural, Dnepr, DMC or any similar tub could be made to fit the EML frame. Pinwheel Cycle on EBay often has...
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