Ural spin on oil filter upgrade

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by windmill, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. nbsdave

    nbsdave Been here awhile

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    do you really not know?
    or you just trying to start an oil fight?


    the new filter and housing will sell like Russian hotcakes-I'm in for one
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  2. camaroz1985

    camaroz1985 Been here awhile

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    That was the biggest hassle of oil changes on the Ural. I think it would be one of the first things I bought (if not THE first) if I had a pre-2014 750.
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  3. FLYING EYEBALL

    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

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    I think it's really cool that some of the new Ural tech is going to be available to the current 750 rigs.

    That being said, I don't have any issues with the current filter setup and will put my $$ towards other things for my rig.
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  4. BinDerSmokDat

    BinDerSmokDat Been here awhile

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    I don't have issues and I use the "difficult" Emglo filters.
    Yet I would still consider the spin-on upgrade for a few reasons.

    First, convenience. Since I end up changing oil every 5000kms and when I ride hard off-road, being able to just reach down and spin off a filter makes life that much easier.

    Also, the stock filter set-up is a little messier when changing, you have the oil soaked cartridge to handle and the filter cap to clean. If the engine is hot, increase the difficulty factor and expect a burn from the exhaust and or cross pipe.

    Next, the filter being outside the engine will help with cooling. Install an aluminum finned reusable oil filter and help your oil and engine, while never having to buy a filter again.

    Last, there is a report the cover will come with ports that will easily allow installation of external cooling. Look at Windmill's pics, at the bottom of the cover. ;)
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  5. nbsdave

    nbsdave Been here awhile

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    Don't use the Emgo filters but gotta agree with the convenience aspect.
    I have never understood the problem dealing with the hot cross over pipe or exhaust. I just wait a few minutes after a ride before I change the oil-never got a burn.
    The cooling part interests me as does the potential for an oil cooler to be added.
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  6. windmill

    windmill Long timer

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    The possibility of an oil cooler is being explored,
    http://www.sovietsteeds.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=30909&start=75#p377572

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    It isn't leaking, Its just the residual oil from the gear tower that dripped out during conversion
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  7. windmill

    windmill Long timer

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    Just a FYI, the spin on conversion kits are shipping, the price is $209.99.
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  8. Sidecarnut

    Sidecarnut n00b

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    Hi Windmill, I also sent you a private mail. I got what appears to be a
    complete kit to upgrade my oil filter; before I start tearing things apart
    I need to know a few things and since you have already done this I hope
    you are willing to share with me your tips.
    My kit includes a large paper gasket and a rubber seal of some sort. The paper gasket place is clear enough but I would like to know where the rubber seal goes and in what direction.
    What goes uder the round cup with the URAL logo that sits above filter? Also, does the ignition need to be disturbed during the installation? Is there a place for the wires connected to the ignition? Did you use any liquid sealant between the cases and the paper gasket? As you can tell
    I am not an expert but I am ready to learn. I hope you are willing to help.
    Sidecarnut
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  9. Bar None

    Bar None Old School Dude

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    Hope you hear from windmill. If so tell him to start posting again, us Uralists need the help.
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  10. seekeronsaltspring

    seekeronsaltspring Crazy David

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    It would be real nice if it had a protected cap to go over the spin on to prevent damage from rocks when out in the wilds. Like the Dempster Highway.
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  11. lytle1gw

    lytle1gw oldguy

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    Where did you get your kit from?
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  12. Sidecarnut

    Sidecarnut n00b

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    I had a friend in Europe that brought back for me. But it came without
    instructions. That is why I would really like to talk with Windmill and also
    to congratulate him for his use of the penmaship of Cervantes.
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  13. Bar None

    Bar None Old School Dude

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  14. Sidecarnut

    Sidecarnut n00b

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    Barnone, thank you very much for the link. Windmill really did a superb job
    explaining the procedure. He was right, it is a very straight forward procedure. Even a dummy like me can do it. I only have to figure out
    where to scribe the refence marks for the timing.....................
    Thank you very much to both of you.
    Sidecarnut.
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  15. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    I have seen some guys, on different bikes, use a filter cap (normally for removal of the spin on filter) to cover and protect the oil filter. I'm not clear on how they secure it, but it should be pretty easy. Drill a small hole in the lip and use safety wire is what I'd try.
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  16. Bar None

    Bar None Old School Dude

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  17. Redrockmania

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    Seekeronsaltspring raises a valid concern about risk of an exposed unprotected spin on oil filter getting damaged by a rock thown up. The spin on oil filter on my Triumph Tiger 800 xcx is in the same exposed position as the 2014+ Urals and after reading several accounts on Tiger forums about destroyed engines after filters had been perforated by rocks and oil lost. I decided to make my own filter protector cover. Several were available from online (eBay) sellers but I was not satisfied about the protection they offered. I don't think a cover over the front of the filter is enough protection - a rock could damage almost any part of the filter, particularly the underside and sides of the filter body. I purchased some thick walled aluminium tubing, machined a cap out of 8mm aluminium plate and fitted the cap using stainless grub screws - pop rivets would have worked as well probably. I then made a robust bracket holding the filter cover in place, attaching the bracket to my heavy duty sump guard. The open end (base) of my filter guard fits flush with the engine casting where the filter is attached, therefore it will remain in place and provide protection even if hit hard front on. External spin on filters are a great improvement, but they need extra protection.
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  18. Bar None

    Bar None Old School Dude

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    Here is my filter protection plus a little cooling.

    IMG_20160410_113302.jpg
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