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    Formerly the Y2K Classic Ural Patrol w/750. The " dreaded Frog-of-War " ....467,000+ K and still under way....Very GREEN. Machine gun / mount is ANM2/MG40 firing propane/oxygen. Panniers,shovel, trunk lock,etc.... MuuuHahaha!Now KLR650, set up for desert ridin

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  1. Have fun doods and doodettes ! Me , Tadpole, and Green Sonja and the Jeep JK are loadin up the giant motorcoach next week to head to our site in Arizona for most of the winter then on to Palm Springs/ Indio and then to San Diego and a month or so headin back through the Gulf area around Juneish or so. Had a pretty good summer around home with some time in Michigan when it gots hots . I hope all of you have a GREAT time at FART, and toss back a Baltika for me and Froggy! Who's makin the SOUP?? Tadpole is still alive and well with over 140 thou already. I had to do the valve shim thing last week and it reminded me that modern is not always "better" .... besides he falls over now and then for no apparent reason. I STILL haven't figured that out .... Have FUN and ride SAFE! Kermitski of the desert
  2. Well, that sure sucks Ken. Our sincere condolences to Mark's friends and family. Let's be careful out there. kermitski of the great white north
  3. Froggy is done sold and loaded up and gone over the horizon in a giant truck ..... Thanks to all you fine folks that showed interest in this rig. Good luck to his new owner, Ryan, who will have a nice present waiting for him when he gets back from Afghanistan next month. He also has a Dnepr from what I could tell, so Froggy should be in relatively good hands. I was extremely sad at his final departure today. I will miss that rig more than anyone knows. He was my best buddy and companion of a thousand adventures. He is a noble frog, a studly frog, a legendary frog, an heroic frog, a frog of which songs shall be sung ...... you get the picture..... Long live the bedraggled but yet still dreaded Frog-of-War . Be well and have fun, both to the feckless amphibian and his new master! kermitski of the great white north
  4. Well.... If you can adjust the screws in the proper direction, you SHOULD get to a place where it will go into gear and not come out.... or not go into gear at all, etc.... which should indicate the maximum adjustment available on that gear with the unit as is.... If you can't get to either limit then yer not adjusting enough ? or it ain't workin ? If you can't find a sweet spot that operates properly, then I'm thinkin ya done busted it and yer gonna need to split open the gearbox and see exactly what mayhem must be corrected like in the shifter plate and/ or detent ball ,etc.... just a thunk MOST of the time you can slightly adjust about an eight turn of the adjuster screw on the direction you need more tolerance on and it will stay in gear just peachy after that. If not, then it's done busted... ;-( kermitski
  5. Were ya expecting to get back to NV the SAME October ???? That might be askin a lot ..... ;-) Any shiny new Ural rig needs to get tweaked a bit before ya head out on a long trip, or plan for a few surprises. Probably oughta plan for some surprises even if ya DO put a few thou on it and tweak it. Often a new rig will run in without any big issues, sometimes not so much. Pretty much like ANY new bike with a lot of "stuff" on it. Go put 10 thou on the rig. Get it sorted out and figure out how to operate it without blowin it up or hurtin yerself or any small children or dogs that stumble into your path. Get your parts to play nice together, and get the electrical system to where it ain't gonna puke at the first sign of rain or a few miles of washboard gravel. I hate to hear of folks " breaking in " a new Ural out on the highway. That isn't a real great way to do that. I, myself, am not a big fan of continuous speed. Speed is anything higher than about 45 MPH. I don't care what anybody says, it's a fact. If ya run yer Ural in the 50MPH bracket with plenty of engine braking and nice smooth shifts it'll go on forever. If ya go run it down the slab at 65MPH it won't like it. It might not blow up THAT day, but it won't forget that ya abused it. I'm jus sayin.... :-) I've done my share of kliks, and my butt tells me slow and steady is the way these things like to be run. They don't care if ya throw on 600lb of crap in the chair. They don't really care if ya run heavy through the desert mountains in the summer. They for sure don't care if ya run day after day through snow and ice and blizzard conditions. What they do NOT like is to be run down the highway at the speed limit. Stuff will happen. Not good stuff. These rigs are just as " reliable " as any other motorcycle available today, and easier to keep running with simple tools. They are not as simple as they once were, but on the other hand MOST of the internal components are of better material and tolerances. On a '10 model check that the rocker system has been checked to not be within the " bad batch " and that it is wearing in nice and even and the ends aren't comin off the pushrods. All the gears on the new model are much improved, except for the final drive which is pretty much the same as always other than the backwards freakin primary driveshaft-device-of-the-Devil .... There isn't any " shift in space and time " that makes the newest rigs far superior to any IMWA era rig. They do evolve over time, and many things get better. A few things always pop up on any model year that end up getting changed again maybe once or twice over the next couple years too. Go git ya a shiny new rig. Go ride the snot out of it and get used to it and tweak it into submission. THEN load up all yer tools and spares and head out. Take yer cell phone and take yer time. All will be well. One thing that is for sure, is that IMWA takes care of folks that have a warranty problem when out on the road. Better customer support from the factory than almost any other make. Remember: if ya need a pushrod you can use a drill bit from Ace hardware to git ya home.... ( don't laugh, it's been done ) Have FUN and ride SAFE! kermitski of the great white north
  6. If you put the larger jugs on your VW you are most assuredly under-carbed .... I " tweaked " a 49 bug one time with 1800CC jugs from a Porsche and did the exhaust and heads.... Ended up with TWO 48 IDA downdraft Weber carbs on a dual intake manifold . I'm jus sayin .... Of course, we were gettin about a hunnert ponies out of that engine, and had a Bus transaxle / gears along with a camber compensator and swivel control rear steering brakes and goodies like that. I still miss that little bug. What a HOOT it was at the local autocross course ... ;-) kermitski
  7. greenmachine


    Yep. Hope all is well with you and yours. Sara's Place is only a bar now. No more free coffee from the HD sissies on cold mornings .... Come to think of it, I'm never around here when it's that cold in the morning these days. So it all works out in the end .... Have FUN and ride SAFE. :-) kermitski of the great white north
  8. Clean air filter element due to over oiling ? I'm just sayin ...... ;-) kermitski
  9. greenmachine


    Dennis is on the IMWA board and often on the sovietsteeds board too. kermitski
  10. Check with Rich Maund . He can fix you up with whatever ya need pretty much in that area... kermitski
  11. We are NOT gonna make it over there Lee. More's the pitty..... Looks like Froggy ain't gonna be mine after this week AND we gots to go to Charlotte, Michigan this weekend to have the chassis factory do some tweaks to our motorcoach. I was thinkin about ridin over to visit for a day on the Tadpole, but it ain't gonna happen. Eat an extra burger or two for me .... and tell Nancy that Green Sonja says HEY ! I met up with Randy yesterday and it sounded like he was gonna show up with his rusty and nasty Tourist wich I can't allow to get too close to Froggy cuz that Chicago-creepin-crud might infest an otherwise beauteous vehicle PLUS whenever Randy gets too close he tends to bend and cruch parts on other people's rigs .... kermitski
  12. I'm pretty sure that the 424 gen has an external voltage regulator, while it's built into the back of the RPOC 35A unit. Check the wiring diagrams for the early to mid-90s 650s and that should show ya how to wire one up. Other than running a bit puny at low revs the gen will put out plenty of amps to run the rig assuming ya don't have a triple light-bar or sumthing like that. A big battery doesn't hurt anything that I know of. Much more reliable than the RPOC IMHO.... but not as nice as a ND unit which tends to be quite reliable AND puts out all the power one should ever need. Also it costs more. Most stuff is like that ..... ;-) kermitski
  13. Usually poor fuel flow , often caused by crud in the screen or partially blocked vent line.... Also ya might want to check the vacuum connections/ tubing and petcock for operation. At more open throttle plate positions a vacuum leak can allow the fuel valve to partially or completely close off .... which is why some folks do NOT like petcocks that SUCK ..... Scuzzy intake filter element OR blocked exhausts cats can have a similar effect where the engine doesn't want to pull high power but will idle just peachy .... ;-) kermitski
  14. Yet ANOTHER job well done ! Have FUN and ride SAFE.... kermitski
  15. Hey, if ya can get through Chicago without goin to jail then ya should be able to travel freely in our nation's capital..... OK.... I did ALMOST go to jail in Chicago. But, just that one time ..... Mounting the MG will most assuredly attract attention. Some of it from the gendarmes. Most times this will work out just peachy. Talk nice and they are usually no problem. It's a good idea to brief one's local polezei as to what's up widdat, I'm just sayin .... Not a good idea to do a drive-by on city hall for instance if unannounced..... BTDT .... The Froggy seldom carries the MG on the mount these days. But, when one doesn't want to go to the ball without a proper dress .... then he shall show up with " the works " . If you think you get UDF with a "normal " russian rig ya ain't seen NUTHIN ..... ;-) kermitski
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