New to me 2000 Ural 650 Tourist

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by Tourbus, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. Tourbus

    Tourbus Lost but not worried

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    Today I picked up a 2000 Ural 650 Tourist. Its Black/Chrome ,Rifle windshield, factory side car windshield, spare tire. It's very clean, 9400 miles, 4 recent Heidenau tires and a new starter. Seller owned it about a year it to get a sense of Ural and liked it. He just purchased a 2017 tourist.

    Owners previous to him had updated the alternator a Denso and installed aPower Arc ignition . Only thing I plan to change is a foot clutch and left hand gear shifter back to stock.

    original plan was to find a tatty Ural for a BMW R80 engine trans and rear drive swap. This unit is too nice to cut up. As the keeper of a 50/2 and later model air heads it seems familiar. Who knows maybe this will lead to a newer Ural for me too.
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  2. mtrdrms

    mtrdrms Been here awhile

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    Congrats but be careful, its consuming! Pics?
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  3. Tourbus

    Tourbus Lost but not worried

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    I am following your thread and didn't want to horn in. If this machine turns out to be as good as it sounds I will try my best to keep it up and running. we have many 45 MPH black top and gravel roads in my area.

    Always up for a test of wills with a mechanical object
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  4. mtrdrms

    mtrdrms Been here awhile

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    Well let me know if I can help in any way. Have fun and report back.
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  5. Tourbus

    Tourbus Lost but not worried

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    First ride on the country roads today. will take a loong time for all the pitching and rolling to the feel normal.

    power and brake wise,Very much like a BMW/2..

    The steering very light and immediate which I was not prepared for,steep learning curve.
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  6. Hookalatch

    Hookalatch Born Under Bad Sign

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    Exactly how I felt when I started. Our roads are very rough and uneven. I found relaxing my grip and letting it hunt a little if it wanted quickly became comfortable. It will never feel like a 2 wheeler may you may be surprised how quickly you adapt.
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  7. Tourbus

    Tourbus Lost but not worried

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    Did a Major service with all new fluids, valve clearance check, new wheel bearings.

    With new drain plug crush washers and rubber valve cover gaskets and a vented rear drive filler plug,the floor is now dry under the Ural.

    Runs very smooth, oil stays full. Has typical timing gear,alternator gear whine. Will check to see if Herzog gears will retrofit.

    Happy so far.
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