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Old 06-28-2013, 08:47 PM   #16
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Long day of riding today but I had a blast. It did great in the rain. I hit some at the beginning of the trip and sure enough it started poppin & wheezin. Luckily I found the right carb boot was loose and sucking water. Fixed that while I had a smoke break and headed down the road. I didn't hit rain again until the last 20 miles of the trip. Didn't miss a beat.

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Old 06-28-2013, 09:16 PM   #17
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I was having so much fun I only got 2 pics. Fellow inmate got me on the way out:



Somewhere in the wilds of Virginia:

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Old 06-29-2013, 02:26 PM   #18
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PREEEEMIUM Ride!!!
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:45 AM   #19
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Change out the front brake cable to a KLR clutch cable..

Why KLR Bob? Guess I missed that one. . .

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Old 07-01-2013, 06:28 AM   #20
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I missed that too. Why
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:06 PM   #21
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I missed that too. Why
I might be because it`s heavier duty.

I`ve got heavy duty front brake cables on my 650 and my 750.

They make a big difference because the outer doesn`t compress like the standard one and the inner is thicker too.
So you get a firm and constant brake effect...none of that stretchy elastic cable feeling.
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:54 PM   #22
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F2 in England used to make a Ural specific front cable that was very good. Don't know if it's still offered as the demand has dwindled...

A Triumph Bonneville America clutch cable also works. You need to buy the adjuster barrel seperately.
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:51 PM   #23
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came back after 10 years off, and my first left turn almost turned into a right, even though I kept repeating "drive don't countersteer"

Even though you don't have two wheel drive you do have a brake on the car wheel. Set it up so it comes on with the rear brake. Then when stopping use the rear brake first and it will hold much straighter in a stop.

If the 750 has Herzog timing and tranny gears 60-65mph will be possible for extended periods. But much happier at 50-55.

Looks like a great bike (though way too clean)

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Old 07-13-2013, 07:34 AM   #24
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came back after 10 years off, and my first left turn almost turned into a right, even though I kept repeating "drive don't countersteer"

Even though you don't have two wheel drive you do have a brake on the car wheel. Set it up so it comes on with the rear brake. Then when stopping use the rear brake first and it will hold much straighter in a stop.

If the 750 has Herzog timing and tranny gears 60-65mph will be possible for extended periods. But much happier at 50-55.

Looks like a great bike (though way too clean)

Have fun!
Had a little offroad fun in the rain yesterday. The PO has so much wax on it it is still clean. I'm working on getting it really dirty....
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Had a little offroad fun in the rain yesterday. The PO has so much wax on it it is still clean. I'm working on getting it really dirty....
Or ride it for 100km in a frog-drowner Did that coming home from RA rally. Even blasted my riding pants nice and clean!
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:28 PM   #26
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Or ride it for 100km in a frog-drowner Did that coming home from RA rally. Even blasted my riding pants nice and clean!
I did that the last 20-30 miles when I brought it home. I was gonna stop & put on the rain gear but figured it wouldn't be too bad. I was wrong....
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