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Old 03-04-2010, 03:13 PM   #1
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MV750 Soviet Flathead Rebuild

Alrightly, I’ll try one of these things.

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My Russification started years ago; the spreading into the motorcycle world started with a Dnepr purchased years ago. I used it for a daily rider for years... then there were more. This particular story is about my MV750. For many a Soviet/Russian moto-fan, this model is desirable; produced in the 60’s at the Kiev Motorcycle Factory for the Soviet military with a 750cc flattie and all the cool military trinkets including differential 2WD with a locking lever for full time 2WD. One became available last year - I snagged it not caring about condition. Few days later, off to Colorado to bring her back to Kansas.

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Wheels are not correct, the axe was mine and a few other things were glaring at me, but actually much more complete than I expected. The plan, get it running and ride it. Love the patina, no plans on changing that.

Next - initial startup...







Next - initial startup...
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Old 03-04-2010, 03:26 PM   #2
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That looks really slow and under-braked...I love it! Reminds me of an old CJ- is it related in any way?
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Old 03-04-2010, 03:37 PM   #3
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Front end looks identical to my '82 Ural that I had. The hubs even look identical.
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:28 PM   #4
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Awesome. I'd love to understand how the flatheads work. And can't wait to see more details on the 2wd thingie.

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Old 03-04-2010, 04:37 PM   #5
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notarex:
The Chinese CJs are made from tooling the Russians sold to them after the Soviet M72s were no longer produced (plunger frame). This design came just after M72 production - note the swing arm.
Wrangler:
Those are Ural wheels. That design starts in the 50s and stayed into production I believe into the 90s. BTW - nice looking URal! That is the "real deal" and the way they are in Russia!
Tom:
Standby... :)
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Old 03-04-2010, 06:09 PM   #6
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That is the "real deal" and the way they are in Russia!
That figures. I bought it in Kyrgyzstan. The photo is in southeastern Kazakhstan.

Never heard of the MVs before. That's one bitchen looking ride though. I'm also looking forward to some differential/fulltime 2wd shots. Enjoy.
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:38 PM   #7
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We're waiting....more please

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Old 03-04-2010, 04:41 PM   #8
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Oh please keep that patina. That thing is gorgeous.
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:45 PM   #9
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Reminds me of an old CJ- is it related in any way?
Yep.

It all started with the old BMW R12, or R71, which was used in the wwII Blitz to Moskou.

The Russians made a copie and engineered it backwards, called Ural or Dnjepr, soon after that the Chineese did the same from that copie, called it CJ.

That brought them back to the middle-ages.

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Old 03-04-2010, 05:35 PM   #10
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Shooooshalaaaala, flash forward... If you have been over to the Friday Picture Thread today, you know current state:

What next is obvious, how did we get here?
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Old 03-04-2010, 05:58 PM   #11
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Gee...
...that camshaft looks pretty gnarly from here
..so is it ready to go?

I'm seein' slingers...what's up with the crank?
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Old 03-05-2010, 01:23 AM   #12
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It all started with the old BMW R12, or R71, which was used in the wwII Blitz to Moskou.
Paul, you know that this isn't entirely precise, right or better to say, this is one of the urban myths. Basically, the Wehrmacht used the (much newer) R75 and Zündapp for the war against Russia as the old R12 and R71 were long taken out of service and most likely some found their way from Norway via Sweden to Russia.

@FlyRescue:

You know, that you can adapt the Type2-Ural-Ignition for the 6V system, you just need a different coil (any proper 3 Ohm, 6Volt , dual outlet coil will do).

Bike is looking nice. If you google about MW750 you will find quite a few german pages about the bike.

Cheers,
Greg - former Dnepr MT11 and MT16 rider...
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:37 PM   #13
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Love the patina, no plans on changing that.
I agree, looks great
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Old 03-05-2010, 08:09 AM   #14
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[quote=RomaDakota]Alrightly, I’ll try one of these things.

Intro:
My Russification started years ago; the spreading into the motorcycle world started with a Dnepr purchased years ago. I used it for a daily rider for years... then there were more. This particular story is about my MV750. For many a Soviet/Russian moto-fan, this model is desirable; produced in the 60’s at the Kiev Motorcycle Factory for the Soviet military with a 750cc flattie and all the cool military trinkets including differential 2WD with a locking lever for full time 2WD. One became available last year - I snagged it not caring about condition. Few days later, off to Colorado to bring her back to Kansas.

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The mounting on the hack is for the Kalishnakov?...
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Old 03-05-2010, 08:32 AM   #15
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The AK goes inside the hack

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