Hodakaguy's Ural Gear Up...Mods, Pics & Adventures!

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by Hodakaguy, Nov 1, 2020.

  1. TurTal

    TurTal Long timer

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    This is the stuff I'm talkin bout

    The 210 denotes 2 tablespoons and 10 seconds to get to the shitter

    It works great for what it was originally designed for


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  2. windmill

    windmill Long timer

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    There's more than one kind of Ural too.
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  3. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad Former World's Foremost Authority Supporter

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    Yes but, is there anything for the Uralista Butt Rash "Foilheads" get when people say bad things about their bikes?

    Hey new term!! UBR!!
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  4. windmill

    windmill Long timer

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    Available at any BMW dealer......
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    Bobmws Curmudgeon At Large

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    Another 'end' user who disregarded the instructions............
  6. jphii

    jphii OK, now what?

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    501 diesel additive and 313 two stroke oil....
  7. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider Supporter

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    Time for a decent shifter!......

    I'm one of the few it seams that hates the Urals heal shifter, I find the heal shifter to be awkward at best and very un-ergonomic, it's located way to high and causes one to lift your foot off the peg and twist it a bit to engage the shifter with your heal. I can consistently get smoother/better up shifts by using my toe and timing shifts than when using my heal. The stock shifter has a sharp metal edge under the rubber pad and will tear up your riding boots over time if it's used to toe shift.....time for a change.

    Here's the stock shifter unit, minus the rubber pad on the front portion that decided to part ways with the bike on the last ride lol.

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    I ordered up a 2-1/8" x 1" universal rubber shift tip from amazon....this should work nicely. Now on to modification.

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    With the shifter assembly off the bike the modifications can begin

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    Clamped in the vice, the Portaband makes quick work of removing the OEM tip.

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    Next up I needed to change the angle of the remaining tab on the stock shifter...The vice and a giant crescent wrench made easy work of this task.

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    Rounding the front edge a bit

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    Now to mark and drill the the hole for the new shift peg.

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    Metal painted and now Installing the new shift tip onto the shifter. I'll swap this nut out soon to a lock nut.

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    Adding a bit of grease to the shift splines.

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    And back on the bike. Now I have a comfortable toe shifter that won't tear up my boots :-)

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    Hodakaguy
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  8. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    Just curious why you retained the heal part of the shifter?
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  9. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad Former World's Foremost Authority Supporter

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    I bet even a Hodaka shift lever would have fit on the Ooral’s shift shaft.
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  10. trumpet

    trumpet Group W Bench

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    @Hodakaguy , personal question; but what size boot you wear? My size 13 feet don't even fit in there to shift or brake.
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  11. Hookalatch

    Hookalatch Born Under Bad Sign

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    Love that vice stand. What is that piston out of?
  12. Tmaximusv

    Tmaximusv Separated at birth

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    Boat. Big boat.
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  13. TripleDaddy

    TripleDaddy Hoping my skills exceed my horsepower

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    Good mod. I figured it's cheaper to do this than screw up the toe on a good pair of boots. I installed one of the "old" Ural shifters on mine.

    https://advrider.com/f/threads/help-me-make-my-sidecar-better-a-2013-ural-tourist.1260309/page-4

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  14. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider Supporter

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    Just options in case I ever wanted to use it....although I doubt I ever will again lol :-).

    Hodakaguy
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  15. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider Supporter

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    Not to likely in this application....but it would be cool to sneak a Hodaka part onto the Ural :-)

    Hodakaguy
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  16. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider Supporter

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    Size 10 here. The shifter Mod I did could be made with the shift tip further out to compensate for larger boots. I'm going to offer up a Ural shifter modification service for others that want the mod and don't want to do the work themselves.

    Hodakaguy
  17. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider Supporter

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    Out of an industrial engine that powers natural gas compressors. See below for more info and pics :-)

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  18. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider Supporter

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    Nope....but I always wanted to work on a large marine engine. See below for details on this one.

    Hodakaguy
  19. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider Supporter

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  20. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider Supporter

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    Big Bore Piston Upgrade!!

    If I can just get it to fit think of the low end torque......although yes fuel mileage may suffer a tad :D

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    The power piston is out of a 1955 Ingersol Rand KVS Engine/Compressor. The engine is a single turbo natural gas fired V-6 unit that develops 1000hp at 330 rpm and drives two double acting integral compressors that are used to pump natural gas. This piston was changed out due to exceeding out of round specifications. Bare piston weights 400 lbs and the valves have a 1" stem.

    The piston has two threaded holes in the dome of the piston used to remove the piston from the liner, I fabricated an adapter plate that bolts onto the piston using these holes and allows me to bolt the vice onto the plate.....Bam vice stand. The piston works great as it's heavy enough to hold the vice in place but easy to twist and "Walk" the assembly around the shop as needed.

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    Just your standard Chevy 350 :-). The lifters are hydraulic and a single head weights about 700 lbs.

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    A quick video showing the rocker arms in action




    Hodakaguy