I have entered the realm....

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by biggziff, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. biggziff

    biggziff Funk Soul Bruvah

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    I've been looking for a Ural for a few months now and while several very nice rigs have presented themselves they were usually too far away to make for easy collection. Then this 2007 Gear Up pops up 20 minutes from my home. Hmmmm...had to do it. It was a little dirty having sat in a barn for the last 18 months or so, but with a charger on the battery it started in 3 kicks with 18 month old fuel. No smoke and a decent idle so I dragged it home on a trailer.

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    So I got it home and began tearing into it to clean, adjust, service and replace anything that needed replacing.

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    Painted the exhaust as the NY winters had not been kind to the Russian chrome...and who puts chrome on a camo motorcycle?

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    Got my daughters to clean up the seats in the car, ordered a bunch of little things...painting the floor of the trunk today and should be able to start putting it back together later this week. Should be a fun toy.
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  2. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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    One of these just may be my next hack. Good luck and safe riding, oh, and keep posting!
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  3. ruckuschick

    ruckuschick Adventurer

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    Bigz, you have SHrek's twin brother :) I think you will have a blast on it, especially if you are already tearing into it. :clap Oh and I agree with the stainless steel exhausts. I think the whole camo scheme would look much better with all blacked out parts instead of chrome or ss.
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  4. biggziff

    biggziff Funk Soul Bruvah

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    I've thought about a winter project spraying the engine and such matte black. I think now I could have the engine out in less then an hour. These things are stupid simple...perfect for stupid me!
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  5. biggziff

    biggziff Funk Soul Bruvah

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    Carbs are soaking in Pine Sol, electrical has been all gone through (cleaning grounds, connectors, adding dieclectric grease, etc) did find the rear brake light switch bad so added that to my "to order" list. Cleaned out the fuel tank/petcock, new fuel line and filters done, lubed all cables, cleaned the seats and covers, painted the trunk floor of the car, etc...coming along nicely. Maybe another 3-4 days and it should be running and ready to reconnect the car to the bike.
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  6. Mr. Cob

    Mr. Cob Howling "Mad", Adventurer

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    Howdy Biggziff,

    Your going to enjoy the rig, post some photos when you get it dirty. :evil
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  7. biggziff

    biggziff Funk Soul Bruvah

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    I'm just now getting it clean! :D
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  8. heindlengineeringura

    heindlengineeringura svman00

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    Congrats on the new rig. Nice truck too! 6.7 all the way.
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  9. biggziff

    biggziff Funk Soul Bruvah

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    Thanks...there are a few of your stickers on the tub... :)

    Ya, that 6.7 is a monster! 14 MPG towing my 37' fiver isn't bad either!
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  10. biggziff

    biggziff Funk Soul Bruvah

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    Had a little detour...one of the carbs had the air screw frozen in place. No amount of PB Blaster, heat or torque was going to release it. Luckily I found Terry Crawford and Holopaw Gene each had a used carb in varied states of condition so I have 2 on the way to me. A box of parts from Terry arrived today so I have everything I need to finish the rig and get it on the road. I'd guess by mid next week it'll be on the road and I'll be riding it. The local fields and logging roads are high on my list of places to try as well as a large parking lot to get my bearings riding this thing.

    Soon....
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  11. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass The AntiHarley

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    I was watching your transaction on SS. Congratulations on the purchase. You're going to love it. I'm also in upstate NY and play with our Gear Up in the Bristol Hills all the time. I actually rode it in the DGR last Sunday. Just brace yourself for UDF.
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