Why you should NOT buy a Ural motorcycle

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by bokad, May 28, 2012.

  1. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Hopefully some of you smarter folk can help me out. 2013 Patrol, the previous owner had installed Keihin PWK28 carbs and a full FMF exhaust etc. Bike was way loud and got about 18mpg. Have since installed stock exhaust and rejetted the PWKs so mileage is reasonable and bike runs well. Just seems to be a little rougher than I remember so thought I should sync the carbs, and that's where I'm stumped.

    There's a vacuum line from the left carb to the petcock but no vacuum line or port even on the right carb? How do I sync the carbs with no vacuum port on the right carb?

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    right carb
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    Thanks for any insight.
  2. TurTal

    TurTal Been here awhile

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    See that shiny spot just to the right of the choke pull on the right carb

    Tap it



    Do yourself a favor and replace the vacuum petcock with the manual Yamaha petcock to avoid possible Hydro lock...it can and has happened

    Yamaha part number 2GU-24500-02-00



    Cheers!
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  3. eastbloc

    eastbloc comprador bourgeois

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    Yup. Or sync the cables by measuring the slide gap. Since they're not CV carbs, there's no need for a vacuum port to sync them.
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  4. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Gotcha, thanks guys. :thumb
  5. 9990

    9990 Been here awhile

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    So I gave into the temptation this weekend...
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  6. 9990

    9990 Been here awhile

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    New-to-me 2007 Ural Tourist

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  7. 9990

    9990 Been here awhile

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    And the best parts were taking my kid and my wife around the block. My kid said "can we go twice?". My wife said "this is wonderful". :-)
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  8. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Congrats, enjoy!
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  9. TurTal

    TurTal Been here awhile

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    Maaaaaaaaaan you done went and done done it now !

    Hope ya like havin stupid crazy fun all day goin on adventures with people smilin and wavin and everybody wants to be yer new buddy

    Good Luck


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    Nice Rig...Good Year...Enjoy




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  10. T-Bear

    T-Bear bageldog

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    Yeah 9990 welcome! It only gets better. Soon you will be like Chris every time you get done with a ride...

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  11. 9990

    9990 Been here awhile

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    Thank you! I am already... the smiles, waves, and thumbs-up have already started. What a hoot!
  12. 9990

    9990 Been here awhile

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    thanks Turtal. yep. Crazy fun already - just riding home was an adventure. Nothing like 65 miles to get one's skills up to speed!

    Lovin' it already.
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  13. 9990

    9990 Been here awhile

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    Thanks! I think I will indeed.
  14. moilami

    moilami pr0 n00b

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    Confrats, enjoy :beer
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  15. BWeber

    BWeber Been here awhile

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    Bike helmets will not work on motorcycles.
    Kansas requires a DOT certified helmet on kids. We had a case a few years back where a kid was killed on a motorcycle without a DOT helmet and the driver went to jail over it.

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  16. Bar None

    Bar None Old School Dude

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    ^^^^^^^^
    We were going slower speeds than a bicycle on our 1/2 mile driveway.
  17. eastbloc

    eastbloc comprador bourgeois

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    I only bring my kids around town at speeds I would normally bicycle at. My six year old has a proper motorcycle helmet, but I can't find one that fits my two year old so she uses a bicycle helmet.

    I'm betting they're safer in the sidecar than on the bicycle, and the helmet is good enough for the bicycle.
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  18. JustKip

    JustKip Long timer

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    Children under about 4 years don't have strong enough neck muscles to wear a helmet. 4 is about the minimum age for safely riding a motorcycle because of that. In your case, I don't see a problem, but the law might.
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  19. eastbloc

    eastbloc comprador bourgeois

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    Good info. Yeah to be honest since my second was born I'm nervous about going on longer rides even by myself. My wife was always very supportive of my riding, zero pressure there. Just some sort of delayed-onset anxiety about my 20 year career as a care-free motorcyclist coming home to collect her dues while I actually don't have a death wish and my family needs me most.

    And I know it's probably an almost total delusion, but somehow Ural riding feels less likely to end my life or mobility prematurely than my two-wheeled adventures. Almost total, because I know for a fact that riding a Ural to satisfaction requires much less flirting with the envelope than riding a modern adventure bike.

    "It's more fun to ride a slow motorcycle fast,
    than it is to ride a fast motorcycle slow."
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  20. RomaDakota

    RomaDakota Nixie Me

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    Logic, good luck applying that to govt.
    Btw, the past two summers, my 5-6 yr old niece has been riding in my sidecar without a helmet or with a bike helmet. We have been all over the county including the justice center near Gardner KS without an issue; passed many deputies and patrol cars.