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  1. Catfish:

    Thanks for the greeting. This here discussion group has some merit! I hope to communicate more with you in the future.

    I'm enjoying retirement, and have returned to fabricating parts for my next steam locomotive project. Feels so good... (( -;

  2. Just stopped back in here today and saw your post.I'm glad you made it here.I hope some of the other people find their way here to.I hope you have adjusted to retirement well.


  3. Becky I got your message but I don't know how to find it here.Oh well someday I might figure these infernal machines out but then again probably not. We didn't get hardly anything at my house because we are 30 miles inland from the coast.Some wind some rain but nothing that I would call a hurricane.Then again I have been thru quite a few real good hurricanes so maybe that's why this one wasn't a show stopper.The lights flickered but didn't go out so just to make me slightly miserable the cable went out.I was 2 nights of movie DVD's . My daughter on the other hand is right on the CT coast and she had flood waters come within maybe 100 feet of her condo and she lost phone cable and power for 4 days. So according to your message I guess we both dodged the bullet with the storm.I'll try on get on RI more I miss everyone from the shut down mother board.It was real good to hear from you .Tell Vance I said Hi. CATFISH
  4. Yrs ago I worked at a factory that made fans all kinds of fans and air handling units.They had a 4 story press there.It was a Farquar I don't know the strength of this press but they had pictures of it pounding out Sherman tank hatch covers during World War II.I think that they were about 1 inch thick.When I worked there it stamped out pedistal fan bases one shot about 3 foot diameter 5/8 inch thick .It would cut the circle out of a square sheet and dome it all in one blow.The machine was 4 stories high and it only ran once a week for maybe 4 or 5 hours.It made enough fan bases for the week in that time. CATFISH
  5. John when you do switch to reserve if it works you probably only have maybe 8 miles or so.A lot of times the reserve port fills up with crap because of being the low point and also lack of use and reserve does not work hardly at all. CATFISH
  6. Sb maybe you and Charlie are still age wise possible adversaries to an outlaw club most of the rest of us are almost older than dirt and too far on the down hill side to even come up on their radar screen. Attitude is the key issue.Patch or no patch you have the wrong attitude in the presence of some outlaws and you're gonna get your butt kicked. Years ago I personally knew most of the guys in most of the local outlaw clubs and attended a lot of their yearly functions though I never did prospect for any clubs just because I wasn't gonna commit to that life style .Most of the guys I knew are dead, long dead so I guess it isn't the best life style for longevity.According to friends reports there is another one very close to death and I'll go to his funeral because he was a good friend long before he got involved with biker clubs and ended up being president of a rather large one by my local standards. I don't know if I'll ride the Ural or the HD or the truck but either way I'm going to a funeral not a bike meet and I will not wear Russian Iron because that ain't the place for it.Just remember attitude is the main thing and you'll never go wrong. CATFISH
  7. At Harbor Freight they are about $10.00 now.Maybe 5 years ago they were $39.00. Now they are in a throw away category.Who cares if they only last a year or so get another one. They are motor driven horns so a seperate button and fuse wired to the battery is a good idea.I don't know how long the original switch and wiring will take the electrical load placed on them if you wired the new horn to where the old one was. I mounted mine under the side car also. CATFISH
  8. The hard part is you want the sidecar.Even if the bike is totally lunched the sidecar is usually worth close to or over a grand . CATFISH
  9. Scott and Ken got it right.Most guys who ride Russian either are sometimes a curiousity to a 1%er but most times are not even worth noticing.Most of us are not even close to looking like a threat to any other bike club.I mean over 50 over feed and riding an unheard of Russian bike don't even think you are in a class to make a blip on their radar screen. If you like the patch wear it but the only way you'll get in trouble is if in your mind you are a hard core biker now and the patch proves it. CATFISH
  10. SB they can do wonders with hearts.My wife had 2 mechanical valves put in2 years ago and she has never felt better.Her doctor said hearts are easy they are only big muscles and they can be improved with proper treatment and exercise just like any other muscle. Those heart beat regulators now are real high tech.Some how you hold an electronic device over your heart and dial your doctors phone number. He can monitor how your heart is beating and change the settings on the beat regulator over the phone. The main thing is you got treatment before you caused some bad damage .They'll straighten you out and get you working properly in a few days. Keep smiling brother it's just a bump in the road not the end of the road. CATFISH
  11. I don't know exactly how Dubs bike is wired but it could either be a wire from the ignition switch to the kill switch and then from the kill switch to the coil or it could be a wire from the points wire side of the coil to the kill switch and then a wire from the kill switch to a frame ground but it cannot be a wire from the ignition switch to the kill switch and then to frame ground or the wiring to and from the kill switch and maybe the ignition switch will burn out. You cannot ground the ignition switch wire out with the kill switch the wiring and ignition switch will burn. You can interupt the power to the coil through the kill switch to kill the bike or you can ground the points side wire on the coil to kill the motor but you cannot ground the power wire to the coil with the kill switch .This creates a dead short or earth ground as you fellas across the pond call it and the wiring will burn. CATFISH
  12. It would help to answer your questions if we knew what year your Patrol was.Things do change from year to year.Little fuse makes a small fuse box with a clear cover and new style ATC plastic push in fuses that works just great a lot of guys have used them for many model years..Pep boys for one sells them.Most of the fuses are 10 amps or under .There are wiring diagrams available on the internet that show the wiring fuses and fuse numbers I'm sure other people on this forum either have the website address or have copies of the wiring diagrams on their computers.The older Russian flashers are held in with metal tabs or a metal strap, They can be changed to an American electronic flasher or an American old type thermal flasher.You can hold it in with a few tye wraps. CATFISH
  13. Catfish

    HT leads

    SB I think the new urals have the Ducatti ignition which has a coil with the H T wires epoxied into the coil and as such they are part of the coil and not changable.But then again I have not heard anything about these type of coils going bad.I don't know if the plug wires are long enough so that they could be swapped right to left.If they are that could eliminate the wires and coil being the problem. CATFISH
  14. The ring connectors on the ends of the wires are dirty not making good contact and the nut that secures them is loose.Clean the ends of the wires shine them up with sand paper also sandpaper the nuts Then put the wires back on the stud and tighten the nut.You should also check and see if the first nut that holds the stud in place is tight.Tighten that nut while the wires are off the stud. CATFISH
  15. Congrats Charlie ,Of all the things I've done in life having kids was both the best and the worst depending on what happened that day but I still remember the feeling when the nurse handed my daughter to me in the delivery room. She was the first and it was a real special feeling that never happened again and one I'll never forget.Best wishes to you and the wife CATFISH
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