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Old 04-18-2013, 06:23 AM   #196
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I've only owned mine for a month, and have yet to achieve "running great"!
But I'm working on it...

She started running rough yesterday coughing, backfiring until she quit and wouldn't start. Luckily I have a tow rope in the trunk.
Of all the possible scenarios, I'm going to check valve clearances this weekend.
How about indicating what year,model,miles,mods,etc of your Ural in your post if you are asking for help/advice?
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:19 AM   #197
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How about indicating what year,model,miles,mods,etc of your Ural in your post if you are asking for help/advice?
Thanks

I don't have enough info yet to ask any specific questions, but I'm sure I will.
It's a 1995 Sportsman (yeah, I know) with 6k km.
The PO rejetted and altered innumerous things that I'm still discovering.
I'm trying to remain faithful to Occums Razor and not afraid to ask for help.
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:28 AM   #198
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May want to think about that some more.


http://engineering.mit.edu/live/news...emiumgrade-and
Yeah, I probably should have worded that better. Higher octane fuel burns slower and is less affected by higher temperatures. Any pre-ignition is going to make an engine run hotter. Hence why I tend to run premium in summer, where traffic and temperatures alone can be bitch on an air cooled engine. I don't typically any signs of preignition, but I also don't want to take the chance if I'm on a long ride in the summer.
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:05 PM   #199
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Yeah, I probably should have worded that better. Higher octane fuel burns slower and is less affected by higher temperatures. Any pre-ignition is going to make an engine run hotter. Hence why I tend to run premium in summer, where traffic and temperatures alone can be bitch on an air cooled engine. I don't typically any signs of preignition, but I also don't want to take the chance if I'm on a long ride in the summer.
I do the same. Yesterday I filled up with 87, but I can get away with that in cool temperatures. In the summer, I get a fair amount of run-on if I don't run higher octane.
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:05 PM   #200
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:49 PM   #201
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Poacher Bob,
I grew up in Texas and the Texans always said "earl is earl".
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:35 PM   #202
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With Urals becoming so popular it occured to me that maybe you guys might like your own specific Ural thread like many of the other forums seem to have.If not then we'll get AceRph to delete it.Just a thought.

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Old 04-19-2013, 10:49 PM   #203
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You're not any smarter.

I banned you in 2010.

Just like now.
Quite sadly, he is probably one of the smartest guys around on the topic of Urals. I think he lives in Irbit part of the year, anyhow.
He's pretty surly towards anything American. Occassionally, he can be civil...
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:20 PM   #204
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How about us Dnepr guys???
The two of you could just call or email each other.
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:23 PM   #205
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Quite sadly, he is probably one of the smartest guys around on the topic of Urals. I think he lives in Irbit part of the year, anyhow.
He's pretty surly towards anything American. Occassionally, he can be civil...
I thought the same thing. Damn knowledgeable guy but some serious personality issues.
I would have banned him too. His kind of shit brings forums down to a level where many of the decent people leave. I've seen it on other forums. A few abrasive people join and the rest leave the room.
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:23 AM   #206
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Hello all-I'm hoping to get my first Ural soon(late this week or next week)but it will have to live outside for a bit untill I can make some room and widen the doors on my shed.My question-is threre a cover that doesn't cost an arm and a leg but works?A plastic tarp seems crude,but I haven't been able to find anything else that looks like it would do the trick.
Looking forward to the side car experience and learning some new tricks
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Old 04-21-2013, 01:24 PM   #207
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Hello all-I'm hoping to get my first Ural soon(late this week or next week)but it will have to live outside for a bit untill I can make some room and widen the doors on my shed.My question-is threre a cover that doesn't cost an arm and a leg but works?A plastic tarp seems crude,but I haven't been able to find anything else that looks like it would do the trick.
Looking forward to the side car experience and learning some new tricks
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Crawford Sales has one that is like a boat cover for about $240. It is a really nice cover for the money, but that is likely more than you are willing to spend for a temporary problem.

Check out your local outdoor stores for large ATV covers. Often the big ones will fit for under $40.
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Old 04-21-2013, 02:15 PM   #208
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Hello all-I'm hoping to get my first Ural soon(late this week or next week)but it will have to live outside for a bit untill I can make some room and widen the doors on my shed.My question-is threre a cover that doesn't cost an arm and a leg but works?A plastic tarp seems crude,but I haven't been able to find anything else that looks like it would do the trick.
Looking forward to the side car experience and learning some new tricks
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Hi Cranky Tom, Had mine a month now, I hope you get as much fun outta yours as I have had. Its a whole new world!
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:18 PM   #209
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Hello all-I'm hoping to get my first Ural soon(late this week or next week)but it will have to live outside for a bit untill I can make some room and widen the doors on my shed.My question-is threre a cover that doesn't cost an arm and a leg but works?A plastic tarp seems crude,but I haven't been able to find anything else that looks like it would do the trick.
Looking forward to the side car experience and learning some new tricks
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Don't go the tarp route. It will hold moisture and speed up the corrosion process that we get living in these parts..
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:56 AM   #210
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Crawford Sales has one that is like a boat cover for about $240. It is a really nice cover for the money, but that is likely more than you are willing to spend for a temporary problem.

Check out your local outdoor stores for large ATV covers. Often the big ones will fit for under $40.
Good suggestion, I found a large 4 wheel ATV cover at WallyWorld for under $50 that fit the Ural nicely.

It breathes so there is less condensation than a tarp. I also spray the exterior with a good sticky anti corrosion lubricant like Fluid Film, make sure to get all the seams inside the tub and then wipe off the excess.

Two treatments a year work well to keep the rust away.
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