MV750 Soviet Flathead Rebuild

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by RomaDakota, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. afcope

    afcope dabbler

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    Thanks for the quick answer! I do love that site. I guess I was looking for an easy way out of searching all the time, like a book. I will keep searching there. Thanks.
  2. packbier

    packbier n00b

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    Nice project!!!

    I have a Ural M72 from the 1940's with a Dnepr gearbox with reverse.
    A Dnepr and Ural frame look the same, but the Dnepr is +/- 20mm longer!
    Pistons from a Fiat are going to fitted, the pistons from Russia that I've seen where made from recycled tinfoil :evil
    I'm thinking about to fit a DC generator from a VW beetle (12V instead of the 6V with very low power) the output shafts are the same diameter.
    There are gears for sale for the 4th gear with a better ratio, less revelations.
    Also a deeper aluminium sump, more oil and better cooling.

    If anyone wants more info, manual, etc. just let me know.



    Now some fun pic's::D

    Wood gas generator:
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    Ural with turbo:
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    It's nearly new years eve, let's blow up some stuff:
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    Very rare (1000 build) Harley-Davidson XA (experimental army) BMW R71 copy:
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    And my personal favorite:

    BMW prototype (1937) with tracks::clap
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    Have fun and keep up the good work!

    Cheers from Holland, erwin.
  3. ReCycled

    ReCycled Been here awhile

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    David Cox in the UK offers nicely translated manuals;
    http://www.russianmotorcycles.co.uk/index.html
  4. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    I know it's over a year ago, but this slipped past me. Great work getting it back up and running.

    What is that large blocky thing obscuring the upper portion of your headlight?
  5. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Adios Mexico

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    This thing looks really good at going in straight lines. Seriously though, how the F*&^ are you supposed to turn this thing? :huh
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  6. Grayghost66

    Grayghost66 Been here awhile

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    One of the coolest builds I have ever seen! Congrats on your progress. Have to ask.......what is that square thing on the headlight? Are you going to put a deactivated AK in the sidecar? :evil
  7. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    I had the same question. After thinking about it... I realized I don't care as long as I have one. It is one of the coolest things EVER!
  8. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Adios Mexico

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    What good is a deactivated one? :evil
  9. RomaDakota

    RomaDakota Illuminatus!

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    My experience, tough to find great English manuals. I can read Russian enough to get by. I can help with specifics. Send me your questions.

    BTW- Great looking bike!

  10. RomaDakota

    RomaDakota Illuminatus!

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    That is the blackout light guard. You are seeing it in the "normal" mode. It rotates downward and covers most of the headlight in "blackout" mode; only shining minimal colored light just forward the front wheel so you can putt around during the bombings.

    I still need to rebuild the shocks. I can get by on paved roads as I am light. Tough roads and I am getting beat up pretty badly.



  11. ReCycled

    ReCycled Been here awhile

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    pm sent
  12. RomaDakota

    RomaDakota Illuminatus!

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    Appropriate day... :beer
    Fluids topped, tires aired and fuel added. Carbs primed, timing retarded... Bvroom! Back to life after 6 months on one kick! :wink:
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  13. MotoJ

    MotoJ Mobtown Hacker

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    Still my favorite Soviet bike on the net!
  14. gnuse

    gnuse Ride to Fly

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    What a labor of love. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and you work. Wish I could see this in person!
  15. RomaDakota

    RomaDakota Illuminatus!

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    Thanks guys!
    Inspired, I tooled around this past weekend.
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  16. Shadow 9er

    Shadow 9er renegade

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    Ive been following this thread for a long time now...Great job, Roma! Your experience is cery inspiring! I would like to find one of these awesome antique looking Dneprs for myself someday soon and see if I can make it work as well as you have...thanks for leading the way and showing that it can be done!
  17. RomaDakota

    RomaDakota Illuminatus!

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    Bump :D

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