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Forum: Hacks 06-04-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 400,149
Posted By JohnBG
Pmu-rat - wot the Vagasil didn't work for you? ...

Pmu-rat - wot the Vagasil didn't work for you? :norton
Forum: Hacks 06-04-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 400,149
Posted By JohnBG
In the old days in Soviet Russia, maybe they...

In the old days in Soviet Russia, maybe they pumped out that many. Not it's only a few hundred per year.
Forum: Hacks 05-29-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 400,149
Posted By JohnBG
Sheesh bokad why don't you post this on Soviet...

Sheesh bokad why don't you post this on Soviet Steeds? You about linked to everything else. :eek1

Got to any KLR or Harley (or any other motorcycle forum) and you will find a section full of...
Forum: Hacks 02-26-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,574
Posted By JohnBG
Raceway services, a Ural dealer in oregon has...

Raceway services, a Ural dealer in oregon has aftermarket 2-1 pipes and forest service approved spark arrests
Forum: Hacks 11-16-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3,204
Views: 542,068
Posted By JohnBG
1998.5 Ural Tourist "Valentina" For Sale

I am very reluctantly parting with one of my prized possessions, the one and only "Valentina Pezofshyt".

I bought some property in North Carolina and could use the money, and I’ve decided to...
Forum: Hacks 03-04-2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,662
Posted By JohnBG
A dirty nasty unwashed desert tan Tourist won a...

A dirty nasty unwashed desert tan Tourist won a first place trophy... :clap

(yup, that was mine) :1drink
Forum: Hacks 03-04-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,662
Posted By JohnBG
More pictures here:...

More pictures here: http://www.sovietsteeds.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11058

Youtube Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPXmGSYTktU
Forum: Hacks 02-24-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,711
Posted By JohnBG
Canadian Flag? ...

Canadian Flag?

http://www.sovietsteeds.com/forums/download/file.php?id=3805&mode=view
Forum: Hacks 02-22-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 23,784
Posted By JohnBG
Aside from replacing the Ural engine with a BMW...

Aside from replacing the Ural engine with a BMW R90 or R100 airhead engine (there's a guy in NC who specializes in this), there's not much you can do to maintain a constant 75mph cruising speed with...
Forum: Hacks 02-19-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,902
Posted By JohnBG
What year, how much $$$? If it's a 650cc engine,...

What year, how much $$$? If it's a 650cc engine, crankshafts are getting difficult to find.

Im a ham-fisted klutz like me can re-build a Ural, it should be no problem for you. Try looking at...
Forum: Hacks 02-19-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,767
Posted By JohnBG
I like my Urals. They make me happy... :D ...

I like my Urals. They make me happy... :D

That's really all that matters, aint it? :huh

I've owned other brands of bikes from Harleys to Hondas, thy were all right too.

I wouldn't mind...
Forum: Hacks 02-17-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,666
Posted By JohnBG
The Sahara was an '09 limited edition model. ...

The Sahara was an '09 limited edition model.

The only limited edition model for 2010 is the "Red October", but it is only 1WD.

For 2010, if ya want 2WD, you got the Patrol, Patrol T, and the...
Forum: Hacks 01-23-2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,730
Posted By JohnBG
' I spilled beer on it again! :lol3 ...

'

I spilled beer on it again! :lol3

I didn't disable it. The hosting company did as we were having an issue that was overloading the server.

She's up and running now! :clap
Forum: Hacks 01-23-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,730
Posted By JohnBG
The old Russian 35A alternator that powers the...

The old Russian 35A alternator that powers the server crapped out... :D

(just kidding)

It's back up and running! :clap

The forums section at Soviet Steeds had a server overload sometime...
Forum: Hacks 08-26-2008, 09:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,879
Posted By JohnBG
Yeah he does, albeit under a phony alias...

Yeah he does, albeit under a phony alias "scobydoo", takes a few cheap shots a few members and then tries to blame it on his nephew once he gets busted.
Forum: Hacks 04-15-2008, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,629
Posted By JohnBG
Are you talking about the Urlshina street tires...

Are you talking about the Urlshina street tires or the knobbies? :huh

There are no more of the stock Urlshina street tires left. I grabbed the last few my dealer had. It's my understanding...
Forum: Hacks 04-15-2008, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,629
Posted By JohnBG
Kenda 335 tires, about $82 ea. Not sure if...

Kenda 335 tires, about $82 ea.

Not sure if they are DOT rated.

Link with reivew and ordering info: http://sovietsteeds.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2462
Forum: Hacks 04-15-2008, 03:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,522
Posted By JohnBG
Holopaw Gene is 'da man! :clap He has...

Holopaw Gene is 'da man! :clap

He has always had what I needed for either my 650 or 750, but he has the best 650 parts stash of any dealer, bar none...
Forum: Hacks 04-15-2008, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,062
Posted By JohnBG
I ran that "cross bike" out of gas at Spits 3...

I ran that "cross bike" out of gas at Spits 3 years ago. I was hoping they would make that an actual production model or offer the chariot hack as an accessory. :cry
Forum: Hacks 03-31-2008, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,251
Posted By JohnBG
Same bike, just different options... The...

Same bike, just different options...

The Patrol has the passenger windshield, hunter green color, (or blue or gloss black), regular (not toolbox) gas tank, bench seat and more chromey doo-dads.
...
Forum: Hacks 03-27-2008, 06:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,161
Posted By JohnBG
Actually, I used the Krytox on the driveshaft...

Actually, I used the Krytox on the driveshaft splines last time I did it. I probably won't need to grease them again, at least not for a long time.

If ya don't want to use the Krytox, just use...
Forum: Hacks 03-27-2008, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,967
Posted By JohnBG
It'll piss out anything you try to overfill it...

It'll piss out anything you try to overfill it with. Ya only need about 3oz of 80W90 gear oil in there.

Ya can tell if it's leaking instead of overfilled by looking at the rear wheel. If it's...
Forum: Hacks 03-27-2008, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,029
Posted By JohnBG
Loud Gears Save Lives! :evil

Loud Gears Save Lives! :evil
Forum: Hacks 03-27-2008, 01:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,161
Posted By JohnBG
Why spend over $400 (alternator plus coupler) on...

Why spend over $400 (alternator plus coupler) on something that is gonna break the same way when ya can fix it with a few bucks worth of parts in a few hours?

Ya can buy the new coupler for abut...
Forum: Hacks 03-27-2008, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,661
Posted By JohnBG
I've modded mine with fatter jets, K&N filter,...

I've modded mine with fatter jets, K&N filter, and open exhausts.

On average, I get about 40km/gal = 25mpg +/-

More if I drive like an old lady, less if I flog it down the highway at 65.
...
Forum: Hacks 03-27-2008, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,009
Posted By JohnBG
A piece of advice for all of you prospective...

A piece of advice for all of you prospective Uralists...

If you are planning on buying a Ural, spend the extra $$$ and get a 2WD model like a Patrol or Gear-Up, unless you never-ever plan to do...
Forum: Hacks 03-27-2008, 11:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,161
Posted By JohnBG
Dude, That aint oil! :eek1 That's...

Dude,

That aint oil! :eek1

That's melted grease from the bearings.

There is no oil in the alternator adapter coupler! :huh

All they did was add a better seal to the new adapter. ...
Forum: Hacks 03-27-2008, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,303
Posted By JohnBG
We always heard sidecar enthusiasts were "nuts". ...

We always heard sidecar enthusiasts were "nuts". Where are they?
Forum: Hacks 03-21-2008, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,218
Posted By JohnBG
grape slushies? :huh

grape slushies? :huh
Forum: Hacks 03-19-2008, 09:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,943
Posted By JohnBG
I have both a 1WD and a 2WD Ural. My advice...

I have both a 1WD and a 2WD Ural.

My advice to you is this:

If you can afford it, buy the 2WD model. You'll be damn glad you bought it the first time ya get stuck in the dirt or mud and your...
Forum: Hacks 03-19-2008, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,028
Posted By JohnBG
I resemble that remark... :lol3

I resemble that remark... :lol3
Forum: Hacks 03-19-2008, 09:31 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 17,148
Posted By JohnBG
He did it on a Ural solo without the sidecar.

He did it on a Ural solo without the sidecar.
Forum: Hacks 03-19-2008, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,216
Posted By JohnBG
Stick with the Castrol dino 20W50. The Ural...

Stick with the Castrol dino 20W50.

The Ural seals will weep the amsoil.

Besides, you change the oil every 2500km's, it's gonna get kinda expensive.

See the "Oil Threads" section at...
Forum: Hacks 03-19-2008, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 964
Posted By JohnBG
Ural delaers carry them - about $30 for a 2CD-ROM...

Ural delaers carry them - about $30 for a 2CD-ROM set. Covers most of the basic maintenance chores.

Bill's unofficial 750cc Ural manual webiste is a great free option: http://www.myural.com
Forum: Hacks 03-19-2008, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,750
Posted By JohnBG
Welcome to the wonderful wacky world of Urals. ...

Welcome to the wonderful wacky world of Urals.

Your other bikes are gonna get dusty and unloved... :wink:
Forum: Hacks 02-27-2008, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 991
Posted By JohnBG
Yup, that's Mr. Cob in action. :clap You...

Yup, that's Mr. Cob in action. :clap

You can go off-road with a passenger no problem. Cob usually had Spot the wonder dog with him.
Forum: Hacks 02-27-2008, 05:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,473
Posted By JohnBG
To throw a plug out to my local dealer, he sells...

To throw a plug out to my local dealer, he sells the jet kit with allen head bolts for the float bowls. Call Gene Langfor at Holopaw Corvette/Ural - http://www.uralfla.com

Also try putting a K&N...
Forum: Hacks 02-27-2008, 09:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,473
Posted By JohnBG
Yes the stuttering and sputtering is normal on a...

Yes the stuttering and sputtering is normal on a new Ural. Fatten up the jets and it goes away.

20 minute job with simple hand tools, ya don't have to even dismount the carbs.

Here's a link...
Forum: Hacks 02-26-2008, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6,357
Views: 2,305,727
Posted By JohnBG
Hit all 4 major food groups... :clap :lol3

Hit all 4 major food groups... :clap :lol3
Forum: Hacks 02-20-2008, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,932
Posted By JohnBG
Try and go for an '05 or later rig if it will fit...

Try and go for an '05 or later rig if it will fit in your budget. I've seen s few go recently in the $5-6K range. Keep an eye on the IMWA Classified on their web board and on the Soviet Stteds...
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