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  1. Very sad, I remember meeting him a couple years ago at the FART rally. He was great fun to talk to.
  2. Sadly, probably won't make it this year. Wife has a photography conflict and I gotta stay home with the young-uns.
  3. yeah, that's a fact! But we love 'em anyway
  4. I too love this sort of history in pictures. Thanks for sharing!!
  5. Hope to make it, a lot of things going on so may just come out for the day. Would be great to see everyone again.
  6. Looks like a fantastic time and once again sorry to have missed it this year. Had a schedule conflict that weekend but will double efforts to make next years. Thanks for posting the videos!
  7. Awesome build, everything looks great! I especially like the lens protector. The first year I dated my girlfriend (who later became my wife) she accidently kicked out the front lens on the sidecar with her boot. Something like that would've definitely saved the day.
  8. Hi all, I'm doing a budget rebuild on an MT-11 and hoping anyone may have some of the spares I have listed below: Differential axle joint (the part that contains the universal joint) brake switch front and rear exhaust system ("J" tubes and mufflers) clutch shaft (through transmission) pm me please with pics would be great thx Todd
  9. I've yet to see any Dnepr threads that didn't need this service. I've got a couple heads that I think are beyond salvage but I may ship them out to you for a opinion. Thanks for sharing Ken!
  10. The correct order from the crank outward is crank, gasket with keyway cutout, centrifuge assembly, smaller paper gasket, rubber seal, washer/shim, then finally bolt with lock washer. That coil appears to be the Harley coil or at least a generic brand Harley style coil. There is a member, located in Florida I think, that offers a electronic ignition setup at a reasonable price. A good product that can be had fairly quickly. If u search the forum for ignition problem posts you should be able to find them quickly as I cannot remember their name.
  11. Another event right in our back yard, will try and make this one.
  12. Wow, right in our back yard. Sadly we have prior commitments that take us out of town that week. Hopefully next time!
  13. I noticed that on page one of this thread, in your picture of the points plate, there should be a hard plastic follower (tab) on the pivoting arm of the points which rides against the lobe of the timing device. Yours appears to have worn of or otherwise not present. Without this piece the point contacts will not open properly, the coil will not charge up properly and the ignition will be impossible to set. I could be wrong, but this is what I have observed.
  14. The points plate is a pain in the arse and in the long run I think you're better off with the Type III ignition. It's far more accurate and it's largely set it and forget it. I had the points plate on mine for years until I finally got disgusted with having to adjust it every time I wanted to ride (they do wear out). The adjusting screw is for changing the points gap and is there so it can be adjusted with the engine running but indeed is not for the timid. That feature was made more for the GM vehicles, not dneprs. You can obviously adjust it with the engine not running and is a bit safer. The main thing is to find a procedure that not only works, but makes sense to you. After all when it does lay down on you on the side of the road as they all eventually do, you'll need to be able to figure out what happened to get yourself home :-)
  15. Would like to attend this year, haven't been able to make it in a while. Seems the wife feels April dates would be better.
  16. Looks more like a solid brake line to me, based upon patina and style of threaded connectors would say pre-1980.
  17. Just curious if there's been any talk about FART for this year...It's nearly that time again.:-)
  18. If you think about how the masters (in my opinion) of air cooling, Porsche, maintain engine temperature then a person would realize cooling oil temps alone will not prevent engine overheating. And as such they use a blower fan to cool the engine and in your scenario I too think this would be a better option. On my mt-11 I've added a deeper sump, and a external oil filter mounted slightly higher than the engine case on the sidecar and have had no pressure loss issues. This has helped cool the engine in 90+ degree temps here in TN but I too think it would still benefit from a fan at stop lights. Overall it has increased the oil capacity from around 2 quarts stock to 4-4.5 quarts. The good thing about this sort of system is if you tap into where the oil pressure sensor fits then all of the pressure fed oil parts (crank, rods) have already been fed with oil. The rest of the parts are all splash fed from there so as another person stated your pressure is irrelevant at that point.
  19. Sounds great, will be there in spirit and in person but likely without the bike. This rally just happens to fall on same weekend we're traveling to New York State for a week long vacation so we'll de finitely be stopping by to say hello and have a beer
  20. I won't discount the posibility of human error here but I will say for the majority of the winter I had the battery on a battery tender (brand name) charger. Which, has no dials or switches it just is...so god knows what rate it charges at. My understanding is a minimal rate but as I got it used I don't have any paperwork with it. I could probably look it up on the internet if I get time but in the meanwhile I've bought another walmart battery so we'll see how this does.
  21. Hey Raj, Sorry I haven't posted to your question but I've been off for a while. At the time I made that posting my battery was doing just fine however over the past couple months it's turned to $#!& so I'm now looking for a different battery. I ponied up on the interstate thinking it would last 3-5 years and it lasted 2 which is the same length of time the cheap walmart batteries would last at 1/3rd the price so it's hard for me to recommend an Interstate at this point. Sounds like you have found a replacement though so hope it works out.
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