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Forum: Hacks 07-16-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,388
Posted By Stromski
Took the rocker covers off, popped the inspection...

Took the rocker covers off, popped the inspection plug and looked for the Top Dead Center, marked with a "B", according to the users manual.
Forum: Hacks 07-10-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,388
Posted By Stromski
I got my engine gasket set from the Ukraine a...

I got my engine gasket set from the Ukraine a couple of days ago. I am excited to be able to fix the rocker-cover leak and rebuild the head!

A reasonable person might ask why I am excited...
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 20,884
Views: 5,964,869
Posted By Stromski
Not quite a Scrambler post, but I picked the...

Not quite a Scrambler post, but I picked the first Triumph forum in Beasts.

There is a new Triumph dealership in Harrisonburg, Virginia. I just saw the sign and stopped in. Tyler, the general...
Forum: Hacks 07-07-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,388
Posted By Stromski
Fortunately, "Plan A" (good deeds and prayers)...

Fortunately, "Plan A" (good deeds and prayers) worked, and the keys were in the barn dust, right next to the bike. Good thing, as "Plan B" was a Pep Boys universal ignition switch. That would have...
Forum: Hacks 07-03-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,388
Posted By Stromski
Thanks, MotoJ, I called around and Bob's has...

Thanks, MotoJ,

I called around and Bob's has one that might work, but it is almost 2 hours in the wrong direction, and I don't know if I could make it by closing.

If I can't find the key, I...
Forum: Hacks 07-03-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,388
Posted By Stromski
Lost my key Help!

I have been fretting about having only one ignition key and now I have gone and lost it.

Any suggestions on a compatible setup that might be available locally in the DC or Shenandoah Valley areas?
Forum: Hacks 06-23-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,388
Posted By Stromski
Babushka Black Paint

Gas sloshed out of the tank, cap on, while riding (why?). It immediately etched the paint. OK, I need to wax the tank. Why wax over ruined paint? Rubbing compound first, hopefully it can be saved....
Forum: Hacks 06-19-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,388
Posted By Stromski
The first photo on this thread was the ebay shot...

The first photo on this thread was the ebay shot from the PO. You can see that the sidecar wheel was sagging, but still holding some air. He just plunked around his farm while he owned it and...
Forum: Hacks 06-19-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,388
Posted By Stromski
Has anyone tried putting metal grommets in the...

Has anyone tried putting metal grommets in the valve hole on the rims?

I bought EBC tubes and they had the threaded, bare metal valve stems with locking nuts, so those are OK.

I am...
Forum: Beasts 06-18-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3,574
Views: 645,627
Posted By Stromski
I bought a Suzuki gel seat over the winter. Was...

I bought a Suzuki gel seat over the winter. Was very happy with it.

I parked it in the sun on a hot day for the first time.

Damn, but it holds the heat!
Forum: Hacks 06-17-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,388
Posted By Stromski
Ural of Arlington

I looked at the Service Centers page on the Ural web site and Vespa of Arlington, Virginia popped up.

I stopped by to check it out, last week, as it is in the neighborhood where I used to live....
Forum: Hacks 06-17-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,388
Posted By Stromski
I have also posted this on Russianiron. Even...

I have also posted this on Russianiron.

Even though the bike is 22 years old, it is only half way through the break in period. It still has the rev limiters on the carbs. Yes, I recognize why...
Forum: Hacks 06-17-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,388
Posted By Stromski
I rode my VStrom to work today. That is all....

I rode my VStrom to work today.

That is all.

It did everything I asked it to do. It started. It stopped. It turned in the direction I expected. No drama.

Yup, no drama... :bueller
Forum: Hacks 06-16-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,388
Posted By Stromski
OK, I have joined Russianiron and b-cozz. ...

OK, I have joined Russianiron and b-cozz.

I know the readership overlaps significantly in the hack arena. Should I duplicate posts, or assume that others are flipping between sites and will...
Forum: Hacks 06-15-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,388
Posted By Stromski
Where to start :huh? 250 km on the...

Where to start :huh?

250 km on the Hippity Hop (working name for the Babushka--it was the first thing that popped in my head when I saw the passenger seat handle) in two riding days. From my...
Forum: Hacks 06-12-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,388
Posted By Stromski
Glad I asked! I had looked at that diagram...

Glad I asked!

I had looked at that diagram several times. I was looking at the 2...3 marking where the throttle cable enters the carb. I had assumed that the limiter was the long nut on the...
Forum: Hacks 06-11-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,388
Posted By Stromski
Thanks, Roma, I will not pick a side...

Thanks, Roma,

I will not pick a side between you and Carl, as both of you have helped me, already, and I will be needing help and advice from everyone, as I proceed.

The mention of the...
Forum: Hacks 06-10-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,388
Posted By Stromski
The valve covers look like they were carved out...

The valve covers look like they were carved out of wood. Can they be polished? I don't know what kind of metal is underneath.
Forum: Hacks 06-10-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,388
Posted By Stromski
https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t...

https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t1.0-9/10463919_10203922496283332_4820878008641481454_n.jpg

Don't have too much to say about this. More of an exercise in posting a pic. ...
Forum: Hacks 06-09-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,388
Posted By Stromski
Thumb OK, enough ranting--except that a little word...

OK, enough ranting--except that a little word about how to remove the wheels would have been a lovely gesture...

Now to the happy part: I stopped converting km/hr to mph at a certain point. I...
Forum: Hacks 06-09-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,388
Posted By Stromski
The section on "running in" was so brief and...

The section on "running in" was so brief and general, that I skimmed over it. It was only after I was out on the road and could barely achieve 70 km/hr, that I re read it. One line and a reference...
Forum: Hacks 06-09-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,388
Posted By Stromski
I know I could have googled any questions, but I...

I know I could have googled any questions, but I do not have internet access at my country place (do I need to start calling it a "dacha"?). I had printed most of the owners manual and had the PDF...
Forum: Hacks 06-09-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,388
Posted By Stromski
https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/t...

https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/t1.0-9/s526x296/10426768_10203900256727357_4715144398651260827_n.jpg

Being shell-shocked from blowing most of a day on wrestling antique Soviet...
Forum: Hacks 06-09-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,388
Posted By Stromski
https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t...

https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t1.0-9/10312055_10203914240756949_1817003819899374481_n.jpg

I got it out on the road after blowing a full day just changing innertubes. Loving it,...
Forum: Hacks 06-05-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,388
Posted By Stromski
Talk to me about tube changes, please. I...

Talk to me about tube changes, please.

I spent a few minutes, last Sunday, sticking a tire spoon in to the rim to feel the resistance, before deciding it was not worth the time, as my neighbor...
Forum: Hacks 06-05-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,388
Posted By Stromski
Insurance from Progressive $38 for a year, with...

Insurance from Progressive $38 for a year, with full liability, collision, comprehensive and road side freakin assistance.

Of course, it is listed as 650 cc "other", so claim time might be...
Forum: Hacks 06-04-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,388
Posted By Stromski
Still can't get a photo from Fbook on the tablet....

Still can't get a photo from Fbook on the tablet. Look at page 173 of Why Not to Buy a Ural for the pic.

Renting a Uhaul trailer for this thing was a complicated decision. Looking up...
Forum: Hacks 06-03-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,388
Posted By Stromski
Ok, my foil hat is protecting my brain from...

Ok, my foil hat is protecting my brain from Pluto's radiation. Do I need to perform a similar upgrade on the bike? With no electronic anythings, I know it is safe from electromagnetic pulses, but...
Forum: Hacks 06-03-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,388
Posted By Stromski
https://fbcdn-photos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-x...

https://fbcdn-photos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t1.0-0/p75x225/1604414_10203857898188420_8381614145453107070_a.jpg

Sunday, June 1st. My neighbor was already waiting to let me in to his...
Forum: Hacks 06-03-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 2,619
Views: 395,351
Posted By Stromski
Motoj, thanks for the links. The owners manual...

Motoj, thanks for the links. The owners manual is awesome! Where else can you get deep-engine schematics before being told how to start the damn thing?!?!
Forum: Hacks 06-03-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,388
Posted By Stromski
The seller rebuilt the carbs, installed new...

The seller rebuilt the carbs, installed new petcocks and fuel lines--it does start, run and sound nice at the walking speeds at which I have operated the machine.

All of the other rubber...
Forum: Hacks 06-03-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,388
Posted By Stromski
OK, I can get facebook photos on a desktop...

OK, I can get facebook photos on a desktop computer, but still can't do it on my tablet. Might as well ask a question or make some sort of statement...

General condition: It looks old. I am...
Forum: Hacks 06-02-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,388
Posted By Stromski
Stromski's "brand new" 1992 Dneper MT16

https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t1.0-9/p526x296/10295766_10203723057377484_9179220744415961918_n.jpg

For the beginning of this story, go to page 172 (linear mode) of the "why you...
Forum: Hacks 06-02-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2,619
Views: 395,351
Posted By Stromski
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t1.0-9/s261x260/10363546_10203858463082542_3883847504490654355_n.jpg

This was more of a test off pulling pics off of facebook. I will start...
Forum: Hacks 06-01-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 2,619
Views: 395,351
Posted By Stromski
I think I will. I have to get a reliable source...

I think I will. I have to get a reliable source for pictures, though. Any attempts to get facebook pics resulted in boxes with xes. The picture I posted was from the seller's ebay ad.

I...
Forum: Hacks 05-30-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2,619
Views: 395,351
Posted By Stromski
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/OTAyWDE2MDA=/z/wvsAAOxy2...

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/OTAyWDE2MDA=/z/wvsAAOxy2CZTaMVU/$_57.JPG

There it is. Going to pick it up, tomorrow. My route will take me by Pittsburgh. A Ural dealership is listed near the...
Forum: Hacks 05-30-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2,619
Views: 395,351
Posted By Stromski
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1020372305...

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203723057377484&l=0596b3a0e2
Forum: Hacks 05-29-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2,619
Views: 395,351
Posted By Stromski
Motoj, I do not know the model...

Motoj,

I do not know the model designation that I bought. It is a civilian model, with chrome wheels, black paint and white pinstriping, but it does have a driven sidecar wheel.

The...
Forum: Hacks 05-29-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2,619
Views: 395,351
Posted By Stromski
Cool2 Rib away! I know an inside joke, when I...

Rib away!

I know an inside joke, when I see one. I am also man enough to cheerfully look silly or "cute" until I learn enough to get it.

Cheers!
Forum: Hacks 05-29-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2,619
Views: 395,351
Posted By Stromski
I know. Yes, I know. I thought of that as I hit...

I know. Yes, I know. I thought of that as I hit "post".

While explaining what I have purchased to my "normal" friends, I had to dumb it down to "it is a motorcycle, but it has three wheels,...
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