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Forum: Hacks 12-18-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,964
Posted By YellowstoneBen
Ride it home!

I bought mine new over a 1,000 miles away from home sight unseen (didn't even know the color!) picked it up and rode it home slowly. Did the break in service on the road. I learned most of the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 87,423
Posted By YellowstoneBen
Thumb No worries dude! Here is your pie eating...

No worries dude! Here is your pie eating emoticon....:dg
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 26,203
Posted By YellowstoneBen
Question Is the piston sticking or the line twisted?

Is the piston sticking or the line twisted?
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,240
Posted By YellowstoneBen
Subscribed for this one!:deal

Subscribed for this one!:deal
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 115,313
Posted By YellowstoneBen
That's awesome - the story continues!

That's awesome - the story continues!
Forum: Hacks 08-12-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 23,526
Posted By YellowstoneBen
upgrades

The biggest improvement they could make is making sure they tell people the realistic cruising and top speed along with a rig load chart. It seems like most Ural ride reports start off with a picture...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-27-2009, 07:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,457
Posted By YellowstoneBen
klr

Roma,

I think we should have switched the bikes for the picture since my KLR is a little taller than the GS to start with!

:freaky
Forum: Hacks 01-23-2009, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,396
Posted By YellowstoneBen
Probably the best thing to do if you are at your...

Probably the best thing to do if you are at your technical comfort limits. I would put the alternator back to the original marks for now in case you have to run it.

Let us now what you find out.
Forum: Hacks 01-22-2009, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,269
Posted By YellowstoneBen
My jacket still smells like exhaust from getting...

My jacket still smells like exhaust from getting it started last night. :rofl Good thing for the vent fan in the hangar.

Congrats on getting the flatty running! It sounded pretty good too!
Forum: Hacks 01-22-2009, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,396
Posted By YellowstoneBen
I would mark the alternator and the engine case...

I would mark the alternator and the engine case with something on each side (left and right) so you know your starting point. Then loosen both nuts a little. Then with the bike running at idle begin...
Forum: Hacks 01-22-2009, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,396
Posted By YellowstoneBen
The nuts holding the alternator can loosen over...

The nuts holding the alternator can loosen over time and the alternator can move allowing the gear lash on the gear tower to change. You can adjust it by sound(both at idle and high RPM) buy rotating...
Forum: Hacks 01-21-2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,269
Posted By YellowstoneBen
KMZ in Kiev(the K in KMZ) made them some time...

KMZ in Kiev(the K in KMZ) made them some time ago. The company name is also known as Dnepr. They make the current mt-16 and mt-11.
Forum: Hacks 01-20-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,269
Posted By YellowstoneBen
What a trip it was Zulu, RomaDakota and me:...

What a trip it was Zulu, RomaDakota and me: travelWiki(aka YellowstoneBen):stupid
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2008, 11:01 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,489
Posted By YellowstoneBen
Thumb Dancing Building

My wife used to work on the 4th floor of the "Dancing Building" in Prague The view from the glass portion is spectacular!
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2008, 03:11 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,736
Posted By YellowstoneBen
Thumb style

I didn't care what my stitch looked like as I was sliding in it down the highway at 75mph , and when I stopped and looked at the pencil eraser sized cut on my wrist from my glove wearing out...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2008, 02:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,378
Posted By YellowstoneBen
Fan switch

My Sister in law's 650gs had a bad fan switch/temp sensor that goes into the radiator go bad, it killed the fan and caused the bike to boil over often, even when moving(???) They took the bike into a...
Forum: Hacks 09-11-2008, 02:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,345
Posted By YellowstoneBen
Laugh Buy It!!!!

Pull the trigger you will love it. I bought my Patrol new in 06. It has been a great rig, it has been cross country a couple of times, with and without passenger. It is also good off road too.
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2008, 12:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,701
Posted By YellowstoneBen
check the temp switch

My sister in law had the same issue with her bike while in Mexico, the sensor/switch for the fan was shot, it also killed the fan. The bike would boil over quite often. Got back into the US and with...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2008, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 295,831
Posted By YellowstoneBen
Glad you like it :YSB

Glad you like it

:YSB
Forum: Hacks 07-16-2008, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,126
Posted By YellowstoneBen
Size

I am 6'6" and 265 dry. I wear size thirteens and I don't have any issues. You will find that your foot is usually back on the peg or on the sidecar rail and rarely under the carb so much that they...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2008, 01:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,313
Posted By YellowstoneBen
Thumb Weather

I used to work in the park and have been there every year but 4 since birth, I have seen snow in every month of the year there. Amazing what the elevation and climate can do there. More than once I...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-02-2008, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2,018
Views: 540,204
Posted By YellowstoneBen
Here I am in central Nebraska, enjoying the shade.

http://www.benjohnsonadventures.com/Ben%20Johnson%20adventures/199.JPG
Forum: Hacks 05-13-2008, 08:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,480
Posted By YellowstoneBen
Thumb I am the guilty party as mentioned with the 06...

I am the guilty party as mentioned with the 06 Ural. To date I have had two heads crack and one piston burn out. My alternator adapter leaks oil a little now, but I have received all warranty parts...
Forum: Hacks 02-22-2008, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6,349
Views: 2,297,259
Posted By YellowstoneBen
Kansas City to Yellowstone

Here is a pic from a trip where I took my cousin from the Czech Republic to Yellowstone on his first trip to the USA.

http://www.benjohnsonadventures.com/ADV%20Pi3.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-22-2008, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2,018
Views: 540,204
Posted By YellowstoneBen
Somewhere in Eastern Nebraska on the way to Yellowstone

http://www.benjohnsonadventures.com/ADV%20Pi2.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2008, 05:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,043
Posted By YellowstoneBen
Read my entry by the picture below in Orange-

Read my entry by the picture below in Orange-
Forum: Hacks 01-31-2008, 10:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,365
Posted By YellowstoneBen
A day at the lake

Here is a video some guy filmed while I was out for a day trip. I got tired of him following me so I went thrpough a water crossing and he followed stopped and told me he was filming. He email me the...
Forum: Hacks 01-28-2008, 11:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,161
Posted By YellowstoneBen
Ural M72 tubs had leaf springs

The original Ural tub had exactly what you describe. The CJ still has some models with that setup.
Forum: Hacks 01-27-2008, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,527
Posted By YellowstoneBen
Front Wheel with Baloney Slicer

On the Front wheel there is a small rubber cover on one side that can be removed to reveal a gear head for use in an emergency situation
(I guess?) on the pusher. I didn't try it but it looks like...
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2008, 08:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,201
Posted By YellowstoneBen
Via Con Dias 3?

Great Ride report Bro.:clap
Forum: Hacks 12-23-2007, 09:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,382
Posted By YellowstoneBen
Thumb Thanks!

:clap :norton :deal
Forum: Hacks 12-23-2007, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,410
Posted By YellowstoneBen
I have to agree

At first putting the right foot in caused a few scars on the toe, now it is second nature.
Forum: Hacks 12-23-2007, 09:02 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,464
Posted By YellowstoneBen
I am in KC, KS area. 750 Patrol.

I am in KC, KS area. 750 Patrol.
Forum: Hacks 12-23-2007, 08:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,316
Posted By YellowstoneBen
Thumb Ural Patrol

I love my Ural Patrol rig! Few trips around the country and I can't complain.
:norton
Forum: Hacks 12-08-2007, 12:01 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 20,798
Posted By YellowstoneBen
I wonder if it is still there? Could you pm me...

I wonder if it is still there? Could you pm me directions up to that area?
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2007, 07:52 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,201
Posted By YellowstoneBen
So you had to go for el papel a few times,...

So you had to go for el papel a few times, right?:puke1
Forum: Latin America 09-24-2007, 10:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,922
Posted By YellowstoneBen
Don't Forget

Hey Bro,

Don't forget to send me your updated list of hotels and the route file. :deal
:fyyff
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2006, 07:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,156
Posted By YellowstoneBen
More

Yelostn78,

Post more pics!!!:dizave :ken :flip :eatme
Forum: Old's Cool 09-04-2006, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 722
Posted By YellowstoneBen
Ural in Kansas

Dale in Iowa,

I am in the Kansas City area. Here is a good page with a few links on it for parts and more::deal

http://www.russianiron.com/links.htm

Enjoy!

YB
Forum: Hacks 08-23-2006, 08:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,125
Posted By YellowstoneBen
?pos?

I purchased a 2006 Patrol two months ago and to date I have had no issues. When I picked it up I took a 1000 mile trip as a long way home from the dealership and I had no problems. This was my first...
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