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Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 03:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,405
Posted By Keithert
What do you mean carb inside engine?

What do you mean carb inside engine?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 07:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 514
Posted By Keithert
How is AMA Towing?

After buying a 98 Ural recently I renewed my AMA membership with towing. Call me paranoid! What experiences have you folks had with the AMAs towing service, good or bad?
Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 05:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 539
Posted By Keithert
So far I'm mainly getting old men coming up and...

So far I'm mainly getting old men coming up and talking to me. That is what I read would happen.

I will also keep a couple of 2 wheelers around. My XT isn't worth enough to sell and is fun to...
Forum: Hacks 10-28-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,405
Posted By Keithert
Mine has gotten 28 miles per gallon each of the...

Mine has gotten 28 miles per gallon each of the three times I've checked it. Have you checked yours yet?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 844
Posted By Keithert
I bought a 1wd Ural. I'll give it a try when the...

I bought a 1wd Ural. I'll give it a try when the snow flies.
Forum: Hacks 10-28-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,405
Posted By Keithert
I bought a 98 650 a week ago. I had to open the...

I bought a 98 650 a week ago. I had to open the carbs and clean the jets out. Since then it's been running well. I didn't have the starting or idling issues that you mentioned. All I've done to...
Forum: Hacks 10-27-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,546
Posted By Keithert
Good deal on the sale! I ended up buying a 1998...

Good deal on the sale! I ended up buying a 1998 Ural for a very good price. It's a bit clunky to ride but does get me around. Now I have more vehicles than garage space. I need to decide what if...
Forum: Hacks 10-27-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,316
Posted By Keithert
How did you torque the head on the sidecar side? ...

How did you torque the head on the sidecar side? I couldn't get the valve cover completely off my 650. I just moved it enough to get at the valve adjustment screws.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-27-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By Keithert
Gpsprune does show what Ii want. I'll have to...

Gpsprune does show what Ii want. I'll have to look into topofusion also.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-26-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By Keithert
How can I see my speed on the map in a kml file

I've been making kml files with My Tracks and Google location services. If I open the file in text editor I can see that the speed is recorded. I want to see that speed overlay on the map. What...
Forum: Hacks 10-24-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 840
Posted By Keithert
What I've not liked about the Ural is the drum...

What I've not liked about the Ural is the drum brake and the clunkyness of the shifting. I'll adjust the brakes today. I'll give the bike time before I plan to do anything. I'm just figuring out...
Forum: Hacks 10-23-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 840
Posted By Keithert
Thanks for the info Jay. That is what I needed...

Thanks for the info Jay. That is what I needed to hear.

I'd be more likely to put the car on the Royal Star than the Wee. A car on the Wee would ruin its handling and make it under powered. ...
Forum: Hacks 10-22-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 840
Posted By Keithert
What bikes can you mount a Ural hack to?

I just bought a 98 Ural. It's fun to ride but the experience of riding an old bike like that leaves something to be desired. I wonder if I could adapt the hack to my Royal Star or what other bikes...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-21-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By Keithert
It does have filters before each carb. They...

It does have filters before each carb. They could stand being replaced. I'll do that today.
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 232,371
Posted By Keithert
Yes an S40 is an air-cooled single. I had one for...

Yes an S40 is an air-cooled single. I had one for 6 months. It was fun to ride but too small to get comfortable on.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-20-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By Keithert
Will a rusty tank be okay if not on reserve?

My 98 Ural has rust on the inside of the tank. I plan to treat that in the near future. The petcock has a filter over it and a 2 inch pipe for the non-reserve portion. Reserve is at the bottom of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,423
Posted By Keithert
Wow. I've had two Vulcan 1500s and they've both...

Wow. I've had two Vulcan 1500s and they've both gotten under 40.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,423
Posted By Keithert
Maybe the question should have dealt with how...

Maybe the question should have dealt with how many cylinders. My Zephyr 750 4 cylinder got 42 mpg. After that I had 2 generations of Yamaha Venture 1200/1300 that also got low 40s.

I'm seeing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,423
Posted By Keithert
50 mpg engine size

I've had 14 bikes over the years and nothing over 650cc has gotten 50 mpg or better in US gallons. But my KZ550, DL650 and LS650 all have. Anyone have a bigger engine bike that gets 50 mpg or...
Forum: Beasts 10-14-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9,247
Views: 3,624,378
Posted By Keithert
Who's cases are those? I like them.

Who's cases are those? I like them.
Forum: Hacks 10-13-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 503
Posted By Keithert
Does the KLR have a hack?

Does the KLR have a hack?
Forum: Beasts 10-10-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9,247
Views: 3,624,378
Posted By Keithert
I suck at wheelies. I can't even do one on my...

I suck at wheelies. I can't even do one on my XT225.
Forum: Beasts 10-10-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9,247
Views: 3,624,378
Posted By Keithert
Seriously do you do a wheelie on a vstrom?

Seriously do you do a wheelie on a vstrom?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-10-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 10,406
Posted By Keithert
Nowdays wouldn't an Altima or Accord v6 be as...

Nowdays wouldn't an Altima or Accord v6 be as powerful as the Mitsubishi was back then?
Forum: Beasts 10-10-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 25,395
Views: 4,749,274
Posted By Keithert
How much are the Yamaha panniers on a new bike?

How much are the Yamaha panniers on a new bike?
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 990
Posted By Keithert
Last night I got them wet and put spark plug...

Last night I got them wet and put spark plug sockets in the fingers. That helped some. This morning I put them in a bag with leather conditioner and put them in the dryer for 2 cycles at 10 min...
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 990
Posted By Keithert
I'll give it a try.

I'll give it a try.
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 990
Posted By Keithert
How can I stretch new gloves?

I bought a pair of gloves from an online vendor in size large. I usually wear medium. They didn't fit well (too tight) and the owner tried on several pair and said she felt the same about the ones...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11,127
Views: 1,667,709
Posted By Keithert
Where did you wire it into?

Where did you wire it into?
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11,127
Views: 1,667,709
Posted By Keithert
Where did you install the switch?

Where did you install the switch?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 844
Posted By Keithert
Sidecar or small bike safer in winter?

Part of the reason I'm attracted to a bike with a sidecar is for winter riding. My thought is that it would be hard to get one to topple over. I also have a XT225 that is very lightweight. I would...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,950
Posted By Keithert
The dealer is making an acceptable offer on the...

The dealer is making an acceptable offer on the 2013 Ural with my Miata in trade. I'm not sure I want to pull the trigger though as that will mean no new adventure bike for a few years. My V-Strom...
Forum: Hacks 10-08-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,380
Posted By Keithert
Yesterday I looked at a used but almost new 2013...

Yesterday I looked at a used but almost new 2013 T model. I thought I'd give a comparison to the 2014 I rode previously. The carbed bike started easily and ran well but did develop some idle issues...
Forum: Hacks 10-08-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 2,771
Views: 455,721
Posted By Keithert
Ural confirmed it is under warranty until march...

Ural confirmed it is under warranty until march of 2016.
Forum: Hacks 10-08-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2,771
Views: 455,721
Posted By Keithert
There is a ural dealer in the town I live in. ...

There is a ural dealer in the town I live in. Price is $9000. They are giving me a fair deal on the car I plan to trade.
Forum: Hacks 10-08-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 2,771
Views: 455,721
Posted By Keithert
I'm considering buying it.

I'm considering buying it.
Forum: Hacks 10-08-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2,771
Views: 455,721
Posted By Keithert
Red flag that it was ridden too harshly for a new...

Red flag that it was ridden too harshly for a new engine. At one point he was revving the engine for 20 seconds. The exhaust pipes were glowing red in the dark. One forum post i read said to not...
Forum: Hacks 10-08-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 2,771
Views: 455,721
Posted By Keithert
This bike is actually used and being sold at a...

This bike is actually used and being sold at a used car dealer. The owner bought it and didn't ride it. They said he didn't have time to ride it so traded it for a car. I think it had about 25 KM...
Forum: Hacks 10-07-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2,771
Views: 455,721
Posted By Keithert
From the Ural How to ride book...

From the Ural How to ride book (https://s3.amazonaws.com/UralManuals/HowToRideUral.pdf)

But it looks like the pictures might be from the 650 version.
Forum: Hacks 10-07-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2,771
Views: 455,721
Posted By Keithert
idle issue normal?

Tonight I rode a 2013 T model with 45 miles on it. It started easily and ran well after a 5 minute warm up. I rode it 10 kilometers without issue. I then rode it on a gravel road for 1 KM. ...
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