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Forum: Hacks 04-16-2013, 01:48 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 36,220
Posted By oppozit
And just why should I worry about your vicarious...

And just why should I worry about your vicarious entertainment? Unlike many here, I don't stop my bike every few kilometres to set-up a tripod and take a picture or get some long suffering local to...
Forum: Hacks 04-14-2013, 01:59 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 36,220
Posted By oppozit
You're right, I've never painted the Harbour...

You're right, I've never painted the Harbour Bridge, never smoked a Winfield and never left my wife for a younger slut!
Forum: Hacks 04-14-2013, 01:57 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 36,220
Posted By oppozit
No, it's "оппозит" as in Russian for horizontally...

No, it's "оппозит" as in Russian for horizontally opposed.
You Americans are so stupid.
Forum: Hacks 04-14-2013, 01:53 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 36,220
Posted By oppozit
Go and have a look at Russian Iron where fuckwits...

Go and have a look at Russian Iron where fuckwits like you DO offer advice K-750s. And it also happens on "Soviet Steeds" where almost no bike is Soviet.
Forum: Hacks 04-14-2013, 01:40 AM
Replies: 2,637
Views: 399,312
Posted By oppozit
Take a WLA and you may be surprised. It was the...

Take a WLA and you may be surprised. It was the most common bike in the Red Army during the Great Patriotic War.
Forum: Hacks 04-14-2013, 01:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,216
Posted By oppozit
You've got your answer.

You've got your answer.
Forum: Hacks 04-14-2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,377
Posted By oppozit
The bit about no 2WD in Australia is not true,...

The bit about no 2WD in Australia is not true, there was a 2WD BMW trials outfit in SA back in the '80s and a certain inmate here, again from SA has 2WD outfit. And in the Sunshine State there are...
Forum: Hacks 04-14-2013, 01:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,216
Posted By oppozit
Please, Thank You.

Please, Thank You.
Forum: Hacks 04-14-2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 2,637
Views: 399,312
Posted By oppozit
It's not whether it breaks, it's whether it can...

It's not whether it breaks, it's whether it can be repaired. I can take a Lada 1600 Niva anywhere in Russia, and IF something breaks I can go to almost any zapchasti and get parts. WHEN something...
Forum: Hacks 04-12-2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 36,220
Posted By oppozit
Urals, Dneprs, KMZ and IMZ bikes were made long...

Urals, Dneprs, KMZ and IMZ bikes were made long before you or most people on "Soviet Steeds" ever heard about them. The Soviet Union had collapsed almost twenty years before most people on "Soviet...
Forum: Hacks 04-12-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2,637
Views: 399,312
Posted By oppozit
You have to love the red cordial people. Even Mr...

You have to love the red cordial people. Even Mr Cob said it was a shit weld, but no, you have to blame the owner for a factory problem. Bokad's wasn't the first weld to fail. It was a shit weld with...
Forum: Hacks 04-12-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 36,220
Posted By oppozit
As long as you think RACiSM and SEXISM are...

As long as you think RACiSM and SEXISM are prerequisites for owning a Soviet or FSU motorcycle, Soviet Steeds is a great place. If you own a Soviet motorcycle don't even think about taking their...
Forum: Hacks 04-10-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,216
Posted By oppozit
Katikati - home of Red Triangle Enterprises....

Katikati - home of Red Triangle Enterprises. Heard on the grapevine that Kurt was shutting up shop. Know anything about it. He's quite well regarded by Cossack owners on this side of the ditch.
Forum: Beasts 04-09-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By oppozit
It's typical Ural fanatic garbage and not sidecar...

It's typical Ural fanatic garbage and not sidecar related so please put it where the sunshine don't shine!
Forum: Hacks 03-30-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,176
Posted By oppozit
Standard Russian made 10 L fluid container as...

Standard Russian made 10 L fluid container as supplied with Urals at various times. Come in 10 L and 20 L sizes. Cap is a thermoset plastic similar to (if not) bakelite. I believe they're made in...
Forum: Hacks 03-16-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,304
Posted By oppozit
I think they were made somewhere around the...

I think they were made somewhere around the Sydney area. Seen a few over the years, mostly with Westcar and Dusting bodies. They seem to have worked a lot better than you'd think. Bought one without...
Forum: Hacks 03-10-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,378
Posted By oppozit
He's using an MMA welder - aka "stick welder"....

He's using an MMA welder - aka "stick welder". Little chance of using the wrong polarity. Just low voltage from a lousy grid connection.
Forum: Hacks 03-10-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,378
Posted By oppozit
Ural parts are plentiful, but since the leading...

Ural parts are plentiful, but since the leading links were mostly made for the export market, they're not that common in the FSU. It's the "newer" Urals that use leading links.
Forum: Hacks 03-03-2013, 03:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,631
Posted By oppozit
The Russian float needles used in Pekar carbs...

The Russian float needles used in Pekar carbs often fail in the US/Canada due to ethanol and the different formulations that are called gasoline. Replace them with Walbro part no. 82-85-7 which has a...
Forum: Hacks 03-02-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,631
Posted By oppozit
No. The Dnepr engine is based looseley on a...

No. The Dnepr engine is based looseley on a Zündapp KS750 and as such uses plain bearing one piece crankshaft with removable conrods. Sidevalve KMZ bikes, Urals and Chang Jiangs all use roller...
Forum: Hacks 03-02-2013, 03:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,631
Posted By oppozit
Partially correct. KMZ was founded in 1945 on the...

Partially correct. KMZ was founded in 1945 on the basis of the 8th Armoured Car/Tank Repair Base with the instructions to make the German "Wanderer 98"...
Forum: Hacks 03-02-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 938
Posted By oppozit
Mazda Mazdago -...

Mazda Mazdago - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazda_Mazdago

More pictures
http://www.mazdas247.com/forum/showthread.php?123759530-The-Mazda-Museum-Tour!
Forum: Hacks 02-23-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,230
Posted By oppozit
I know the difference between the 2nd and 3rd...

I know the difference between the 2nd and 3rd letters of the Russian alphabet (азбука), the Cyrillic B (Б) and V (В). Here's a child's alphabet chart to help you out -...
Forum: Hacks 02-22-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,230
Posted By oppozit
It actually says SAMFBAR! Should be CAMOBAP.

It actually says SAMFBAR! Should be CAMOBAP.
Forum: Hacks 02-09-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,420
Posted By oppozit
Reverse is SO IMPORTANT that BMW never used it...

Reverse is SO IMPORTANT that BMW never used it except on their Zündapp copy. KMZ used 2WD for years before adding reverse. IMZ finally got reverse in the late '70's amd only got 2WD for the US...
Forum: Hacks 02-08-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,101
Posted By oppozit
Excellent video! Southern NSW?

Excellent video! Southern NSW?
Forum: Hacks 02-07-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,420
Posted By oppozit
Russians have a sense of humour, but the Yamal is...

Russians have a sense of humour, but the Yamal is not representative of it. It's American humour pretending to be Russian. In fact Ural is now almost an American vehicle pretending to be Russian....
Forum: Hacks 02-05-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,361
Posted By oppozit
A CJ is worth as much as you're prepared to pay...

A CJ is worth as much as you're prepared to pay for it. Originally they were built by one company but over the years several companies built them, some far better than others. Now they are being...
Forum: Hacks 02-03-2013, 02:29 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,420
Posted By oppozit
A Ranger (Ural Tourist with a "military"...

A Ranger (Ural Tourist with a "military" paintjob) costs A$18,300 here plus on-road costs. With the A$ being about US$1.05 that's US$19,215. Take off 10% GST (VAT/Sales Tax) it's US$17,293.50.
...
Forum: Hacks 02-03-2013, 12:42 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,863
Posted By oppozit
Try a plastic chair like this, but preferably one...

Try a plastic chair like this, but preferably one with the legs screwed to the underside of the base.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?VISuperSize&item=310443295035

Sorry, but for some...
Forum: Hacks 01-27-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 443
Posted By oppozit
Just rebuild it using modern fork oil and new...

Just rebuild it using modern fork oil and new seals. Rebuild kits are readily available on eBay. http://www.russianiron.com/service_ur_ural_shocks.htm
Forum: Hacks 01-19-2013, 12:59 AM
Replies: 6,355
Views: 2,304,094
Posted By oppozit
KMZ M-72N not K-750, plunger frame not swingarm.

KMZ M-72N not K-750, plunger frame not swingarm.
Forum: Hacks 01-18-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 107,568
Posted By oppozit
You don't! You use an interference fit to press...

You don't! You use an interference fit to press them in, just like IMZ has done for decades.
Forum: Hacks 01-06-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,179
Posted By oppozit
If your racist and believe in the right to arm...

If your racist and believe in the right to arm bears, Soviet Steeds is a good site. If you want good information from experienced people, and not those that have owned a Ural for three months and...
Forum: Hacks 01-06-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,933
Posted By oppozit
The 47 on the number-plate indicates the...

The 47 on the number-plate indicates the Leningrad Oblast. Is that so hard to understand?
Forum: Hacks 01-06-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,179
Posted By oppozit
I'll take a guess that you bought the bike from...

I'll take a guess that you bought the bike from RussianDave in NSW. If that's the case, judging from what I've seen of other bikes he's sold, yours will be a bitza and a complete rebuild will be in...
Forum: Hacks 01-06-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,933
Posted By oppozit
Трое мужчин, которые купили компанию из...

Трое мужчин, которые купили компанию из Бендукидзе не были заинтересованы в мотоциклах только в зачистки ИМЗ активов. Они провели больше времени колоть друг друга в спину, чем в улучшении мото или...
Forum: Hacks 01-05-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,179
Posted By oppozit
No problems doing 100 km/h day in and day out as...

No problems doing 100 km/h day in and day out as a solo WITH solo FD gearing (3.89). Since K-750s were sidecar bikes you probably have a 4.625 FD and you'll blow the motor very quickly through...
Forum: Hack Vendors 12-10-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,206
Posted By oppozit
Before you go spending a lot of time and money...

Before you go spending a lot of time and money developing shocks for Urals (and Dneprs) be aware that Ural owners are "frugal" (tight as a fish's arsehole). Read this post on SS...
Forum: Hacks 12-03-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,594
Posted By oppozit
There is a gear reduction in the KMZ/Dnepr...

There is a gear reduction in the KMZ/Dnepr sidecar wheel but it is the exact opposite of the gearing increase at the differential. Look at this photo from the Dnepr Resurrection thread
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