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RussN

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About RussN

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    Russian Bike Nut

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Northern Oregon, USA
  • Interests
    Steam machines, Urals, all Motorcycles, Aviation, Good People, Red Wines, Life, and the ability to enjoy them all.

Previous Fields

  • My Bike(s)
    1998 BC Classic Rig, well upgraded; 2003 Wolf, well ridden; 2008 Retro Rig, well... you know...
  • My Story
    Live in Mount Hood, Oregon, USA; Helped start USA Ural importer IMWA; Been to the Irbit Ural Factory twice, the second time with my 2 teenaged sons. It was a life-changing adventure. Am now happily retired (Aug. 2012)

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  1. Not knowing your location, I can offer the following: https://racewayural.com/product-category/shift-kits/ Hope this helps. RussN
  2. Another job well done! Darned electrons... Happy riding. RussN
  3. Welcome back. I've missed this forum and its participants. Especially during these totally weird and stressful times. RussN
  4. We have lost one friend to Covid-19 so far, and are financially helping another friend who is quite ill, with three young daughters at home and an absent useless ex-husband. We will see this through and try to be helpful. Good Health to all of you. RussN
  5. Pleased to hear you got piped! Does the wedding dress fit OK? ((-; RussN
  6. Wow! That's a remarkable development! I hope we hear how this all gets worked out. And it is nice that you are concerned for Amy and her missing wedding dress! Strange times, indeed. RussN
  7. Thank you! Since that first ride this year I've successfully ridden both my Retro and Wolf, and greatly enjoyed being back on 2/3 wheels! During the heat wave we're having, this morning is not motorcycling but Water Test #2 of our steam launch that we restored. So far so good, but today we will enjoy the cool of the Columbia River, and some steam boating. RussN
  8. I worked in the medical world for 22 years. Viruses are apolitical and only follow their maximum survival methods. There are well defined methods for humans to mitigate the resulting pandemics. Whether people choose to follow those methods is their choice. Unfortunately, one person not following defined safety methods can infect many more people. So social responsibility toward fellow humans (obviously a rare commodity for some people) is good. Being selfish can kill other people. Those choosing to follow medical safety methods are more likely to survive than those who don't. At this ju
  9. 'Sounds to me like a gearbox removal issue. I have no idea why this changed while you were gone. Perhaps a cry for attention... RussN
  10. In the 22 years I've been riding Urals, I had one 650cc crankshaft fail. Both of the 750cc cranks are still running perfectly in my two Urals. And my son's 750cc engine (installed in 2003?) in his 1998 Ural just rolled over 100,000 kilometers of travel, without any problems. Just for the record. RussN
  11. I am one of the 6 Seattle-area people who volunteered for 6 months to help the new Russian Ural Owners set up business in the USA. And I've visited the Irbit Ural Factory twice. So if you have more questions about those transition years, just ask and I will share what I know. One of the three owners and the President of Irbit Motor Works of America, Ilya Khait, is actually a Metallurgical Engineer by education. He and his teams have worked hard to improve the bikes and bring their technology into the 21st century, while retaining their older "charm." I think they have done a pretty good j
  12. Spiritwalker: Welcome back on the road! I wish you two many more good miles together. RussN
  13. Well done NoJoe! That bike has provided our Family with endless adventures. Especially now that your incredible wife also pilots it. See you on the roads again soon. (a viral statement.) The Dad.
  14. Pleased to see you have a lathe now. I could not get by without mine! So many solutions are now possible for you. RussN
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