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Forum: Hacks 09-14-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,710
Posted By Stromski
It turns out that careful analysis was not...

It turns out that careful analysis was not necessary. THERE IS A DIME SIZED HOLE IN THE PISTON! :cry

The organization of the owners manual, which jumps straight from starting procedure to...
Forum: Hacks 09-07-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,710
Posted By Stromski
You got it! Sorry, no prize, but at least I...

You got it! Sorry, no prize, but at least I don't feel like I am going crazy.

I don't have a compression tester, but a finger in the spark plug hole felt nothing. In the good cylinder, it was...
Forum: Hacks 09-01-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,710
Posted By Stromski
I installed a new Ukrainian electronic ignition...

I installed a new Ukrainian electronic ignition and mounted the external coil.

Still nothing on the left side.

I switched plug cables and even exchanged the plugs, but no difference. ...
Forum: Hacks 08-05-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,710
Posted By Stromski
I am not understanding much of what you wrote,...

I am not understanding much of what you wrote, but I will look again, tomorrow, without the counsel of Evan Williams.

One thing I do know is that the engine died when I pulled a spark plug...
Forum: Hacks 08-05-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,710
Posted By Stromski
I looked at the site, thanks. I am now trying to...

I looked at the site, thanks. I am now trying to remember my Yahoo identity from previous groups. My 97 Marauder is nicely sorted and reliable and the 90 Pacific Coast has been sold, so I have not...
Forum: Hacks 08-05-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,710
Posted By Stromski
:huh Still? I am just figuring out what...

:huh Still?

I am just figuring out what points are. Yes, I know what they are, but I have never owned a vehicle where I had to think about, look at or touch them.

The bike had been...
Forum: Hacks 08-04-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,710
Posted By Stromski
I lost half of my spark and, seemingly, more than...

I lost half of my spark and, seemingly, more than half of my power.

I took it out and made it 15 miles before it lost power and glided in. I had it towed home and triple checked the valve...
Forum: Hacks 07-27-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 434,390
Posted By Stromski
For my 92 Dnepr, it will start on either the...

For my 92 Dnepr, it will start on either the first or the 50th kick. If I go through all the steps (choke, priming buttons, a few "dead kicks" with the ignition off), it will start right away.

...
Forum: Hacks 07-16-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,710
Posted By Stromski
Took the rocker covers off, popped the inspection...

Took the rocker covers off, popped the inspection plug and looked for the Top Dead Center, marked with a "B", according to the users manual.
Forum: Hacks 07-10-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,710
Posted By Stromski
I got my engine gasket set from the Ukraine a...

I got my engine gasket set from the Ukraine a couple of days ago. I am excited to be able to fix the rocker-cover leak and rebuild the head!

A reasonable person might ask why I am excited...
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 21,423
Views: 6,198,234
Posted By Stromski
Not quite a Scrambler post, but I picked the...

Not quite a Scrambler post, but I picked the first Triumph forum in Beasts.

There is a new Triumph dealership in Harrisonburg, Virginia. I just saw the sign and stopped in. Tyler, the general...
Forum: Hacks 07-07-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,710
Posted By Stromski
Fortunately, "Plan A" (good deeds and prayers)...

Fortunately, "Plan A" (good deeds and prayers) worked, and the keys were in the barn dust, right next to the bike. Good thing, as "Plan B" was a Pep Boys universal ignition switch. That would have...
Forum: Hacks 07-03-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,710
Posted By Stromski
Thanks, MotoJ, I called around and Bob's has...

Thanks, MotoJ,

I called around and Bob's has one that might work, but it is almost 2 hours in the wrong direction, and I don't know if I could make it by closing.

If I can't find the key, I...
Forum: Hacks 07-03-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,710
Posted By Stromski
Lost my key Help!

I have been fretting about having only one ignition key and now I have gone and lost it.

Any suggestions on a compatible setup that might be available locally in the DC or Shenandoah Valley areas?
Forum: Hacks 06-23-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,710
Posted By Stromski
Babushka Black Paint

Gas sloshed out of the tank, cap on, while riding (why?). It immediately etched the paint. OK, I need to wax the tank. Why wax over ruined paint? Rubbing compound first, hopefully it can be saved....
Forum: Hacks 06-19-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,710
Posted By Stromski
The first photo on this thread was the ebay shot...

The first photo on this thread was the ebay shot from the PO. You can see that the sidecar wheel was sagging, but still holding some air. He just plunked around his farm while he owned it and...
Forum: Hacks 06-19-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,710
Posted By Stromski
Has anyone tried putting metal grommets in the...

Has anyone tried putting metal grommets in the valve hole on the rims?

I bought EBC tubes and they had the threaded, bare metal valve stems with locking nuts, so those are OK.

I am...
Forum: Beasts 06-18-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 690,183
Posted By Stromski
I bought a Suzuki gel seat over the winter. Was...

I bought a Suzuki gel seat over the winter. Was very happy with it.

I parked it in the sun on a hot day for the first time.

Damn, but it holds the heat!
Forum: Hacks 06-17-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,710
Posted By Stromski
Ural of Arlington

I looked at the Service Centers page on the Ural web site and Vespa of Arlington, Virginia popped up.

I stopped by to check it out, last week, as it is in the neighborhood where I used to live....
Forum: Hacks 06-17-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,710
Posted By Stromski
I have also posted this on Russianiron. Even...

I have also posted this on Russianiron.

Even though the bike is 22 years old, it is only half way through the break in period. It still has the rev limiters on the carbs. Yes, I recognize why...
Forum: Hacks 06-17-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,710
Posted By Stromski
I rode my VStrom to work today. That is all....

I rode my VStrom to work today.

That is all.

It did everything I asked it to do. It started. It stopped. It turned in the direction I expected. No drama.

Yup, no drama... :bueller
Forum: Hacks 06-16-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,710
Posted By Stromski
OK, I have joined Russianiron and b-cozz. ...

OK, I have joined Russianiron and b-cozz.

I know the readership overlaps significantly in the hack arena. Should I duplicate posts, or assume that others are flipping between sites and will...
Forum: Hacks 06-15-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,710
Posted By Stromski
Where to start :huh? 250 km on the...

Where to start :huh?

250 km on the Hippity Hop (working name for the Babushka--it was the first thing that popped in my head when I saw the passenger seat handle) in two riding days. From my...
Forum: Hacks 06-12-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,710
Posted By Stromski
Glad I asked! I had looked at that diagram...

Glad I asked!

I had looked at that diagram several times. I was looking at the 2...3 marking where the throttle cable enters the carb. I had assumed that the limiter was the long nut on the...
Forum: Hacks 06-11-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,710
Posted By Stromski
Thanks, Roma, I will not pick a side...

Thanks, Roma,

I will not pick a side between you and Carl, as both of you have helped me, already, and I will be needing help and advice from everyone, as I proceed.

The mention of the...
Forum: Hacks 06-10-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,710
Posted By Stromski
The valve covers look like they were carved out...

The valve covers look like they were carved out of wood. Can they be polished? I don't know what kind of metal is underneath.
Forum: Hacks 06-10-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,710
Posted By Stromski
https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t...

https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t1.0-9/10463919_10203922496283332_4820878008641481454_n.jpg

Don't have too much to say about this. More of an exercise in posting a pic. ...
Forum: Hacks 06-09-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,710
Posted By Stromski
Thumb OK, enough ranting--except that a little word...

OK, enough ranting--except that a little word about how to remove the wheels would have been a lovely gesture...

Now to the happy part: I stopped converting km/hr to mph at a certain point. I...
Forum: Hacks 06-09-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,710
Posted By Stromski
The section on "running in" was so brief and...

The section on "running in" was so brief and general, that I skimmed over it. It was only after I was out on the road and could barely achieve 70 km/hr, that I re read it. One line and a reference...
Forum: Hacks 06-09-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,710
Posted By Stromski
I know I could have googled any questions, but I...

I know I could have googled any questions, but I do not have internet access at my country place (do I need to start calling it a "dacha"?). I had printed most of the owners manual and had the PDF...
Forum: Hacks 06-09-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,710
Posted By Stromski
https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/t...

https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/t1.0-9/s526x296/10426768_10203900256727357_4715144398651260827_n.jpg

Being shell-shocked from blowing most of a day on wrestling antique Soviet...
Forum: Hacks 06-09-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,710
Posted By Stromski
https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t...

https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t1.0-9/10312055_10203914240756949_1817003819899374481_n.jpg

I got it out on the road after blowing a full day just changing innertubes. Loving it,...
Forum: Hacks 06-05-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,710
Posted By Stromski
Talk to me about tube changes, please. I...

Talk to me about tube changes, please.

I spent a few minutes, last Sunday, sticking a tire spoon in to the rim to feel the resistance, before deciding it was not worth the time, as my neighbor...
Forum: Hacks 06-05-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,710
Posted By Stromski
Insurance from Progressive $38 for a year, with...

Insurance from Progressive $38 for a year, with full liability, collision, comprehensive and road side freakin assistance.

Of course, it is listed as 650 cc "other", so claim time might be...
Forum: Hacks 06-04-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,710
Posted By Stromski
Still can't get a photo from Fbook on the tablet....

Still can't get a photo from Fbook on the tablet. Look at page 173 of Why Not to Buy a Ural for the pic.

Renting a Uhaul trailer for this thing was a complicated decision. Looking up...
Forum: Hacks 06-03-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,710
Posted By Stromski
Ok, my foil hat is protecting my brain from...

Ok, my foil hat is protecting my brain from Pluto's radiation. Do I need to perform a similar upgrade on the bike? With no electronic anythings, I know it is safe from electromagnetic pulses, but...
Forum: Hacks 06-03-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,710
Posted By Stromski
https://fbcdn-photos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-x...

https://fbcdn-photos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t1.0-0/p75x225/1604414_10203857898188420_8381614145453107070_a.jpg

Sunday, June 1st. My neighbor was already waiting to let me in to his...
Forum: Hacks 06-03-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 434,390
Posted By Stromski
Motoj, thanks for the links. The owners manual...

Motoj, thanks for the links. The owners manual is awesome! Where else can you get deep-engine schematics before being told how to start the damn thing?!?!
Forum: Hacks 06-03-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,710
Posted By Stromski
The seller rebuilt the carbs, installed new...

The seller rebuilt the carbs, installed new petcocks and fuel lines--it does start, run and sound nice at the walking speeds at which I have operated the machine.

All of the other rubber...
Forum: Hacks 06-03-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,710
Posted By Stromski
OK, I can get facebook photos on a desktop...

OK, I can get facebook photos on a desktop computer, but still can't do it on my tablet. Might as well ask a question or make some sort of statement...

General condition: It looks old. I am...
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