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Forum: Hacks 05-30-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 399,964
Posted By gspell68
Yeah, I was just funning you. If you don't have a...

Yeah, I was just funning you. If you don't have a sense of humor (and a few wrenching skills, and some money, and patience, and an understanding wife) a Dnepr may not be for you.
But like some of...
Forum: Hacks 05-29-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 399,964
Posted By gspell68
But Dnepr's were made in Ukraine!!! Newbies...

But Dnepr's were made in Ukraine!!!
Newbies are so cute!!!

http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/cc/cceff2aa22b3929b8439008a12eb6323dc4a6bc5ff68136dc14198fe1cdacc30.jpg
Forum: Hacks 01-26-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,309
Posted By gspell68
CJ-750's and M-72's (in fact, probably ALL old...

CJ-750's and M-72's (in fact, probably ALL old Urals) have a shorter headlight bucket and require a speedometer with an angled cable connection on the back to line up with the exit hole in the speedo...
Forum: Hacks 01-12-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,975
Posted By gspell68
Very nice! M-63's are pretty rare anywhere. The...

Very nice!
M-63's are pretty rare anywhere. The Cyrillic script Ural tank isn't seen much either.
I think M-63's were probably the pinnacle of aesthetics in the swingarm-framed Ural line. The later...
Forum: Hacks 12-06-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 399,964
Posted By gspell68
BTDT! I wasn't daft, just drunk! My first...

BTDT!

I wasn't daft, just drunk!
My first Dnepr I intentionally bought.
The second one... well , I vaguely remember drinking a lot and searching stuff on German eBay. I woke up with a hangover...
Forum: Hacks 10-26-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 738
Posted By gspell68
Hit and miss! Can be great when properly sorted...

Hit and miss!
Can be great when properly sorted out: a nightmare when not.

I wouldn't pay much more than $2,500 for a running and titled one.

Check out Dneprheads.com for more.
Forum: Hacks 10-20-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,873
Posted By gspell68
No Ural 650cc is gonna make that trip without...

No Ural 650cc is gonna make that trip without problems.
This rig is not what you want...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-17-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 15,083
Views: 8,487,396
Posted By gspell68
This is a great picture. Very well put together. ...

This is a great picture. Very well put together.
Except it's backwards!
Forum: Hack Vendors 09-15-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,986
Posted By gspell68
Yep. R-71 tubular frames don't hold up well to...

Yep.
R-71 tubular frames don't hold up well to off road beatings. The easiest way to tell a BMW R-71 from the Russian M-72 or Chinese CJ-750 is that the latter two re-inforced the rear gusset near...
Forum: Hacks 09-15-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 23,641
Posted By gspell68
The bottom line is...well, read your bottom line,...

The bottom line is...well, read your bottom line, literally. If you're not gonna buy one, why would anyone else?!?!?

If Ural is going to do an upgrade for the export market (because they...
Forum: Hacks 09-08-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 739
Posted By gspell68
The Parsons' Ural & Dnepr Trips

Just because I cannot seem to find this article anywhere on the web anymore.
It's the tale of three world trips on a 1WD 650cc OHV Ural, a 1WD 650cc Dnepr, and a 2WD 750cc SV (flathead) Dnepr. All...
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,969
Posted By gspell68
I said the same thing, but if you look under all...

I said the same thing, but if you look under all those fender skirts, there'a pretty modern aluminum bike frame and an engine that's about as hi-tech as you can design in a push rod version. And...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 34,438
Posted By gspell68
Yeah, I poked around on CL for several months a...

Yeah, I poked around on CL for several months a couple years ago looking for a bargain Sportster Nightster or Iron 883.
I was amazed that there were guys with 3-4 year old, second-hand, bone-stock...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,464
Posted By gspell68
An 1800+ cc engine puts the starting price at...

An 1800+ cc engine puts the starting price at $15K for almost and brand.
Add:
Standard ABS.
Keyless ignition.
Hard-side saddlebag lock control on the tank.
Wind tunnel tested, thumb adjusted...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 151,473
Posted By gspell68
I have an old, crusty, dyed-in-the-wool Harley...

I have an old, crusty, dyed-in-the-wool Harley fanatic co-worker. Rides one of the three he owns to work almost every day, rain or shine.
None of us at work thought we'd ever see him on anything but...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 151,473
Posted By gspell68
Yeah...they suck. H-D dropped at least six...

Yeah...they suck.
H-D dropped at least six bikes from their lineup and other than the water cooling already mentioned, really added nothing but some paint jobs and USB ports and iPod docking station...
Forum: Hacks 08-20-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 23,641
Posted By gspell68
Yep. I doubt the general manager of...

Yep.
I doubt the general manager of Harley-Davidson comments on here...
Forum: Hacks 08-20-2013, 03:38 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 23,641
Posted By gspell68
Putting a newer BMW engine in a Ural would be...

Putting a newer BMW engine in a Ural would be like puttng a jet engine in a bi-plane!
Just like the bi-plane would get it's wings ripped off, it'd totally jack up the Ural gearbox/clutch and the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 151,473
Posted By gspell68
Ever seen a Virago?!?!?

Ever seen a Virago?!?!?
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 151,473
Posted By gspell68
The pirates are circling the wagons against the...

The pirates are circling the wagons against the Indians?!?!?
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 151,473
Posted By gspell68
Harley?!?!? Primitive?!?!? :huh Obviously,...

Harley?!?!? Primitive?!?!? :huh
Obviously, you've never heard of a Ural motorcycle!
Although the exhaust isn't particularly loud, even when unbaffled, the mechanical noise the engine makes can...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 151,473
Posted By gspell68
I kinda agree. I'd definitely like to see a...

I kinda agree.
I'd definitely like to see a stripped down sub-$10K Indian Scout...something Sportster-ish. I think that's where they could actually rake in some profit.

Or equally nifty, since...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-16-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9,505
Views: 2,013,960
Posted By gspell68
For posterity... ...

For posterity...
http://images.craigslist.org/00000_cPNI3XGIOdA_600x450.jpg

It's a 1958-59 KMZ (Dnepr) K-750 with leading link suspension. The only downside is that the sidecar isn't original;...
Forum: Hacks 08-16-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 23,641
Posted By gspell68
True, but they're not "from the drawing board"...

True, but they're not "from the drawing board" elements. They seem more like "tweaks".
In fact, many are improvements that many folks have done in their garages over the years, specifically the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 35,931
Posted By gspell68
Not exactly true. The technology isn't that...

Not exactly true.
The technology isn't that old. They just had an engine redesign 10 years ago to help meet American/European emission specs for the near future. New Urals have overhead valves,...
Forum: Hacks 08-14-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 23,641
Posted By gspell68
What R&D?!?!? Everything on the Ural that's...

What R&D?!?!?
Everything on the Ural that's "new" is COTS (commercial off-the-shelf).

Denso alternator from Japan
Paioli forks from Italy
Brembo brakes from...not sure where, but not Russia...
Forum: Hacks 08-08-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 29,427
Posted By gspell68
+1 I learned the hard way after paying...

+1

I learned the hard way after paying about $400 for steering head bearings that I had to re-do myself anyhow.
NEVER AGAIN!!!
Forum: Hacks 08-06-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 23,641
Posted By gspell68
Buy a new one in any color, bring it over one...

Buy a new one in any color, bring it over one weekend, and I'll show you how to hook it up...
http://images.cabelas.com/is/image/cabelas/s7_227729_999_01?hei=220&wid=380
P.S., Ural hasn't made a...
Forum: Hacks 08-06-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 23,641
Posted By gspell68
Sweet mahatma h. Gandhi in a sidecar!!!

Stop the madness!!!

Urals and Dneprs usta be a cheap, cool hobby until all these interlopers started crying for Honda reliabilty.
Before the new 750cc engine came out about 10 years ago, an...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-04-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,745
Posted By gspell68
http://mail.google.com/mail/?attid=0.2&disp=emb&vi...

http://mail.google.com/mail/?attid=0.2&disp=emb&view=att&th=1236e9049d2f033a
Forum: Hacks 04-27-2013, 02:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,081
Posted By gspell68
Naw! They can take it. I've done all that...

Naw! They can take it.
I've done all that (except stand on the footpegs: mine are stripped out!) and worse on my 50+ year old Dnepr...
Forum: Hacks 04-27-2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,276
Posted By gspell68
KMZ = Kiev Motor Works = Dnepr Factory in Kiev,...

KMZ = Kiev Motor Works = Dnepr Factory in Kiev, Ukraine near the Dnepr River.

IMZ = Irbit Motor Works = Ural Factory in Irbit, Russia in the Ural Mountains.

KMZ made K-750's, M72's, M-72N's,...
Forum: Hacks 04-27-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 748
Posted By gspell68
That must be a new thing. Mine just stick in...

That must be a new thing.
Mine just stick in the head. The muffler clamp holds them in place...
Forum: Hacks 04-26-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,276
Posted By gspell68
Definitely made between 1958 and 2000! All...

Definitely made between 1958 and 2000!
All KMZ/Dnepr sidecars all almost identical. It's not a Ural, because it has no trunk lid. The only give away to a year of manufacture on yours is that it has...
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 36,228
Posted By gspell68
Quite sadly, he is probably one of the smartest...

Quite sadly, he is probably one of the smartest guys around on the topic of Urals. I think he lives in Irbit part of the year, anyhow.
He's pretty surly towards anything American. Occassionally, he...
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 36,228
Posted By gspell68
How about us Dnepr guys???

How about us Dnepr guys???
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 399,964
Posted By gspell68
I think Jawas are made in Czech or maybe Poland...

I think Jawas are made in Czech or maybe Poland...
Forum: Hack Vendors 04-07-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,986
Posted By gspell68
If they were made (or at least documented) before...

If they were made (or at least documented) before 1978 they are excluded from EPA and DOT requirements. That means no blinker, lights, brake, emissions, etc concerns. If they are more than 25 years...
Forum: Hack Vendors 04-07-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,986
Posted By gspell68
If you like to daydream about Rooskie bikes for...

If you like to daydream about Rooskie bikes for sale in foreign lands, check out these links to the Polish version of eBay.
A little bit shorter drive to the UK. The exchange rate is a little more...
Forum: Hacks 03-01-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,637
Posted By gspell68
Dneprs aren't a Ural knockoff; they are superior...

Dneprs aren't a Ural knockoff; they are superior to the Ural design!
The basic history of the Dnepr (KMZ) factory is that they started producing military M-72's (an exact copy of a 1938 BMW R-71)...
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