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  1. Sweet.

    At first blush, the casting quality is much poorer than my Dnepr's .  I would offer the quality/fit/finish overall seems to be less than my early KMZ engines and tranny's.  I will have to see how it holds up to pulling a MT-11 rig around. The electric starter holds some glamour to me as I age... My goal was/is to have a backup powerplant for when I can't get KMZ bits anymore.  Right now I have stock of OEM pistons, heads and ring sets to last me and some friends for a few years.  

    Again, the jury is out for a year or so till I can bang it around ... I really doubt a Chinese copy of a KMZ reverse engineered BMW will give the service that my KMZ power plants have. The KMZ engines have treated me well... If they just had a reliable E-start....

    For those folks that have texted with questions; my little fleet is doing fine; only have one URAL now, the rest are KMZ.  I am looking to add a PATROL or GEAR UP in a year or so.  I feel that I will need electric start machines in a few years to keep this hobby going into my golden years.  The oppressive heat here in the South is playing heck on boiling the crap gas out of the K-65s and Pekars on the Nippers.  Its just to hot to putt around at low speed and expect the engine to cool properly...Reliable, hot re-starts take several kicks to roll them over after putting around.

    Hope everyone is doing well.. Can't wait until winter...

    Stay Safe, SB#3

  2. Gents,

    I was just gifted for fathers day, a CJ OHV engine and transmission.  I have not seen much info anywhere on these OHV models.. Anyone have any idea where to look or have any of the Nipper faithful tried to insert one of these gems into a MT-11 or MT-16.  

    Might be a fun winter project to get another bike rolling from the parts stash.

    Is there a service manual for this jewel available online?

    Sorry for the banter...

    Stay Safe,


  3. Gents,

    I have turned in the 2013 Retro and the 1994 Tourist to Ural NE. If you are looking for good clean Russian Iron, they are from my fleet here and should make their next owners very happy.


    I have service journals on each if they go to someone here...


    I miss them already..


  4. A recent health issue may force my selling of all my kick starts Russian Iron. I can't kick anymore..

    I do have several "modern" Urals that have e-start. That will keep me in the game.


    I have no idea how to do this if I have to go this route. But the thought is killing me.


    I thought of trading several in on a e-start Gear Up or Patrol.. We shall see....

    Just pondering..


    Have a safe day..


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