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About Spiritwalker

  • Birthday 07/11/1981

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    South Dakota

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  • My Bike(s)
    2013 Ural Gear-Up in Forest Fog.
  • My Story
    For 27 years I have been bugging my wife about getting a bike. She is deathly afraid of standard two-wheeled bikes and said she would never get on one with me. About three months ago I saw a Ural Retro on E-bay. I showed it to my wife and she said she would definitely ride in a sidecar. So, I did my research, found all the likes and dislikes about the bike and decided I had to have one. I picked mine up on 5 July 2013 and have been having a blast with it ever since. And yes, my wife has ridden with me in the hack a couple of times.

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  1. The bike will turn over and try to start but it smells like it is getting too much fuel. Also, kick starting is a no go for me as I just had knee surgery last October and I haven't yet quite healed up to where I need to be to kick it over. I can, with some practice, use my left leg but it feels awkward to me at this time. I've tried priming the cylinders by kicking it over a couple of times but with no success. I may try putting a small space heater next to it for a couple of hours and see if that might help it along.
  2. Just curious but are there others who have a difficult time starting post 2013 models in very cold weather? Say below 15 degrees?
  3. Hear ye hear ye all good foil heads; I seemed to have resolved my issue of the sidecar brake grabbing and pulling me to the right. Happy day, I get to ride to work tomorrow.
  4. I just finished replacing brake pads on the rear brake on my bike. When tested, it wanted to dive to the right indicating that the sidecar brake was grabbing hold first. Is this normal and will it eventually self adjust? If not, then what is the procedure for adjusting the rear brake so that it won't cause the whole rig to dive right? Thanks.
  5. I have noted that same problem as well. However, that being said, not all dealerships are bad. I found one in Nebraska that gets the job done, communicates exactly what is wrong with the bike in question, and while it may be expensive, they do not take forever.
  6. Glad you are back up and running. I know how that goes. I broke a piston ring last year and just got it fixed. I rode from Lincoln, NE to Alexandria, SD last Thursday and from Alexandria to Chamberlain, SD and back on Saturday. Yesterday I took my bride for a ride of about an hour and a half. Life is good after all.
  7. I found a piece on YouTube by Gobium. I used his information to replace the old shift lever and it worked like a champ. All done now.
  8. Hey comrades, I'm back. I want to upgrade my reverse shift on my 2015 GU from the hand shift to a heel/toe shift as I cannot at this time afford a tank shifter. Does anyone have any information I might want to have before I go about this or is this fairly straight forward, remove the old and replace? Thanks.
  9. I wish my Urals would be that trouble free. I've had two now and both of them have gone south on me.
  10. I took the jack out of my old Ranger and use it to bring it up high enough to bring the center stand down. Otherwise you run the risk of burning your hand trying any other way.
  11. Do you have a link to these manuals? I don't know about saving them but I have a son who is genius with a computer and maybe he can figure something out for us.
  12. Jon, I can tell you that you will not go wrong if you talk to Terry at Crawford Sales. I have done business with him and he is as honest as the day is long. He and his staff are good people to deal with. Ted
  13. Yes. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.
  14. I've got my bike back up and running. The throttle bodies both in synch and the idle set properly. I seemed to have lost that annoying back firing all the time as well. Life is good.
  15. Yesterday just for kicks and giggles, I decided to check the spark on both cylinders. Both bright and hot. I also noticed that when I actually run the bike, the right jug shows blue smoke and smells of raw gas. I know if the spark is good, ignition is not the issue. I am now beginning to think this is an ECU problem on the right side. Your thoughts and opinions are truly appreciated.
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