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Forum: Battle scooters 07-16-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,153
Posted By Tarka
Here's hardcore Vespa scootering on sand !...

Here's hardcore Vespa scootering on sand !...
Forum: Hacks 07-16-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,709
Posted By Tarka
Red Menace...thanks again for the time and...

Red Menace...thanks again for the time and trouble in replying to my post.
Thanks also for the spirit in which you have done so.....this is after all just an exchange of differing viewpoints rather...
Forum: Hacks 07-15-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,709
Posted By Tarka
Thanks for the reply and explanation about not...

Thanks for the reply and explanation about not wanting sectioned poles.


But.....



Firstly,they are considerably more than "sticking out a little past".

Secondly,you're displaying the...
Forum: Hacks 07-14-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,709
Posted By Tarka
You'd (quite rightly in my opinion) get done over...

You'd (quite rightly in my opinion) get done over here for any of the setups shown above.

Why don't you have the poles in short sections with sleeve joints ?
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By Tarka
1.6mm across the tread is our legal limit. ...

1.6mm across the tread is our legal limit.

3mm across the tread is police and tyre manufacturer recommended limit.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-13-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 15,060
Views: 8,444,488
Posted By Tarka
Blonde bimbette should have tightened the...

Blonde bimbette should have tightened the headlamp bolts before leaning on it. :lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 07-02-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By Tarka
That was the Neval importer....and they fitted...

That was the Neval importer....and they fitted BMW engines into Dneprs,not Urals.

That was to more to overcome Ukrainian quality control as Dneprs were made in Ukraine and there was a series of...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-30-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By Tarka
Cossack was the generic name given by the...

Cossack was the generic name given by the importer SATRA in the 1970s/early 1980s to all their Soviet imports.
That shown is indeed a Ural but not knowing the year of it I can only guess at maybe an...
Forum: Beasts 06-26-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 16,619
Posted By Tarka
I don't agree that traction control got anyone...

I don't agree that traction control got anyone out of any ditch or up any slope.

Nor do I agree that ABS got anyone around any corner,etc.

All that these things do is over ride poor throttle...
Forum: Hacks 06-26-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 689
Posted By Tarka
I'm not familiar at all with any 'genset' but if...

I'm not familiar at all with any 'genset' but if it's of any help I fitted an 'old style' L424 alternator and solid state regulator to my 650 Ural when I got sick of replacing failed 'Hand Grenade'...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-21-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By Tarka
If they're only slightly warped,why not get them...

If they're only slightly warped,why not get them skimmed true again ?

Subject to minimum thickness of course.
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 509
Posted By Tarka
Only really any good for decoration or as a rough...

Only really any good for decoration or as a rough guide to show if one lead of a multi system isn't working....it won't show a rough or duff plug and I can't imagine how it'd be any help at all in...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 509
Posted By Tarka
From the link it sounds more like it's 'rich...

From the link it sounds more like it's 'rich cutting'.
Carburation problem.

Can you get it on a dyno anywhere ?
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 509
Posted By Tarka
If the engine's running there's a pretty good...

If the engine's running there's a pretty good chance that the coil's ok. :evil

You may get away with checking the LT winding resistance on a working coil but there's likely to be a false reading...
Forum: Hacks 06-18-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,257
Posted By Tarka
Or stick a 1WD final drive unit on it. :evil

Or stick a 1WD final drive unit on it. :evil
Forum: Old's Cool 06-18-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 389
Posted By Tarka
Light,shallow dents should come out using a dent...

Light,shallow dents should come out using a dent pulling sucker.
Kits of these can be bought for less than what some body shops will charge to remove dents but there's still a chance that it's worse...
Forum: Hacks 06-18-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,257
Posted By Tarka
One of my two Urals is a yr 2000 650 and it's...

One of my two Urals is a yr 2000 650 and it's fine.

Okay it's only happy to about 55mph max but it'll do 50mph all day even with three people and camping gear aboard.

Mine had stood outside and...
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,052
Posted By Tarka
I've got a 1981 Plain Jane GL1100. It's...

I've got a 1981 Plain Jane GL1100.

It's smooth as silk and will eat 200 miles a day no problem.

Fuel consumption increases massively over 80 mph or 5000rpm.

Parts are easily available and...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-15-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By Tarka
That's better,matey! :D Enjoy ! :clap

That's better,matey! :D

Enjoy ! :clap
Forum: Hacks 06-13-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 705
Posted By Tarka
Not sure if you're looking this the wrong way. ...

Not sure if you're looking this the wrong way.

I thought the 2WD was direct drive without a diff?
In which case,once 2WD is selected,if the back wheel is 'dug in',there won't be any slip or...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,957
Posted By Tarka
I haven't got the foggiest idea,mate. :D

I haven't got the foggiest idea,mate. :D
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By Tarka
On my NTX650 I searched and searched for the...

On my NTX650 I searched and searched for the frame number as all I could see on the 'usual' right hand side of the headstock area was a DGM homologation number.
In the end,the proper frame number...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-10-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,957
Posted By Tarka
There's no UK requirement for any fog lamps on...

There's no UK requirement for any fog lamps on bikes.

Just tail lamp and brake lamp.

You'll suss what it's for by tracing the wiring.

If it is wired as an auxiliary,such as a fog lamp,then...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-09-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 951
Posted By Tarka
Did you strip the bleed nipple or shear it off ??...

Did you strip the bleed nipple or shear it off ??

If it sheared off,very common,and the hole is still plugged you can get banjo bolts with bleed nipples incorporated.

Or do as I did on my 1981...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-07-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 951
Posted By Tarka
Result ! :clap

Result ! :clap
Forum: Old's Cool 06-07-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By Tarka
Have a look at the Mitas tyre range. They do...

Have a look at the Mitas tyre range.

They do some 'classic' tubed 4.00 sections.

I use their 4.00x19 tyres on my Urals.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-07-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 951
Posted By Tarka
Glad to be of help mate. For the airbox...

Glad to be of help mate.

For the airbox boots,just look down at the bike.....it should be easily visibly apparent to align the boots with the intake stubs on the carbs and airbox.
I too thought...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-06-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 951
Posted By Tarka
Just rotate the cable quadrant by hand to remove...

Just rotate the cable quadrant by hand to remove or insert the inner cable nipple end.
Slacken the adjusters right off to release the cable outer first....refit the outer end last.
It's a bit of a...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-04-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,646
Posted By Tarka
Hi Phil I've got the engine out and I have...

Hi Phil

I've got the engine out and I have got pics but I need to get around to uploading them to Photobucket.

I'd been worried about the torsion bar twanging around and jamming something (such...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-02-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,215
Posted By Tarka
Okay mate. Good point about them being...

Okay mate.
Good point about them being overlooked anywhere else.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-02-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By Tarka
As above. Save yourself lots of pain and...

As above.

Save yourself lots of pain and expense and save the bike from ending up being butchered then scrapped by selling it and buying what you really want.

If you were capable of doing the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,383
Posted By Tarka
Sorry to touch on politics but it's relevant...

Sorry to touch on politics but it's relevant here.
You're right but also wrong.

Fuel tax in UK (which is around 60% of the pump price)does not go to road maintenance funds.
It's on petrol as...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-01-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,215
Posted By Tarka
Disagree all you like but neither of them are...

Disagree all you like but neither of them are scooters.

Nor is the CT90.

Full stop.
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1,887
Views: 217,898
Posted By Tarka
Dunno about Twatnavs and their requirements but...

Dunno about Twatnavs and their requirements but the bike is negative earth.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-01-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,215
Posted By Tarka
Yes indeed...much like there's a regular mob...

Yes indeed...much like there's a regular mob doing big tours on Suzuki 125 VanVans.

But neither the TW or the VanVan are scooters.....so no place in this sub forum.
Forum: Hacks 06-01-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,250
Posted By Tarka
NICE !!! Even though the sidecar's been put...

NICE !!!

Even though the sidecar's been put on the wrong side. :evil :D


Enjoy...and keep us posted ! :deal
Forum: Europe 05-31-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By Tarka
I haven't got one myself but have you aslo looked...

I haven't got one myself but have you aslo looked at or asked a company over here called Dave Cooper ?

They make and sell 'clip on' racks and trailers,etc.

Might be worth a look....I'm sure...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-31-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By Tarka
Sounds like time for new headrace bearings. ...

Sounds like time for new headrace bearings.
Nice,new,freshly greased and correctly adjusted taper roller headrace bearings.

Unless you've got a hose or cable snagging somewhere ?
Forum: Battle scooters 05-31-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 727
Views: 247,010
Posted By Tarka
I'm not seeing any of Z50's pics. :cry Just...

I'm not seeing any of Z50's pics. :cry

Just a box with a cross in it.
Forum: Hacks 05-31-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,000
Posted By Tarka
Far too much paranoia and bollox spouted here...

Far too much paranoia and bollox spouted here about problems and trouble from Urals standing for periods unused.

My 750 Ural is my good weather and leisure one whereas my 650 is the workhorse and...
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