'Fess up...

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by zeeede, May 11, 2012.

  1. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass The AntiHarley

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    Good morning Tripodtiger. You are right in your assessment. As I said earlier, the second one was for the mug shot.:D
    As for the spokes and tires, I replaced the tires yesterday. All wheels are still true and I had to tighten about eight spokes between the four rims. I did somehow pop the head off one spoke though. :hmmmmm

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  2. davide

    davide Been here awhile

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    Just curious if spoke tightening/wheel truing is something all of you Ural owners do as part of your regular maintenance, or if it is more of an exceptional occurrence caused by fairly aggressive riding...
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  3. norton(kel)

    norton(kel) vintage

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    If you've got spoked wheels,no matter what you ride, they should be checked and tightened regularly.
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  4. davide

    davide Been here awhile

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    Thanks, I was wondering if the side loads inflicted on the pusher wheel by riding a Ural aggressively force you to check spokes more often than usual, like every 2/3,000 kms maybe? Or every 5/7,000 kms..?
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  5. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass The AntiHarley

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    My earlier post was with the rig at 11,000 KMs. I didn't think to check them earlier. It is on the list of things to check at 10,000 KMs, but I was still on the my cross country ride at that point. The only things I was doing during the ride was the recommended oil changes.
    Overall, I think that only a few loose spokes and one broken one aren't that bad for a bike that only had 600 KMs on it when I started. I would have guessed that more would have loosened up from the factory job.
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  6. davide

    davide Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the reply. I agree with you: not bad at all!
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