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KidJohnson

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  1. got to say it again, this bike is excellent work, congrats
  2. yeah well the welds ain't my best on the tail light protector, but neither are the soviet welds on the bike really the most pleasing to the eye. but these aren't made to look cute, they're made to endure!
  3. A sputnik type sidecar would fit like a charm i think! And red colour
  4. The next project would be the sidecar. Not sure when i can get that started, i'll post a video link of running engine when i remember to film such a thing, and so on.. Here's something i salvaged off a junk pile, would make a cool toolbox at the back of the sidecar? I have a new(er) complete kit sitting at my place, so i know what i'm dealing with here. But the tools inside were nowhere to be found. Can you tell me what this once was?
  5. I will definitely put some new leather to the seat, but maybe we can bear the ugly looks of the seat cover and chrome shocks so i can put this thing together? That being said, this thing is now pretty much complete. The pipes are leaning to a wall next to the pipe, i need to make some proper brackets for them: Wonder which is tilted, the camera, the light holder, the fender, seat licence plate, or all of them? But i expect no weird light trouble from this end:
  6. The petrol tank cap seal seems rather dehydrated, so i made my mission to provide it with a new one made from detergent-proof rubbery kinda thing: Tank painted and in place with brand new petcock and fuel hoses:
  7. Now it's turn to change gaskets and color of the rear shocks. I've been working on these kinds of things for years, but these were still a pain in the ass to put back together since i didn't bother to print pitures, i just did it one at a time so i could check the washer order from the other one if there was any trouble. Well i still got them both working again so i'd call that a win:
  8. Zipped the wires, looks real good to me, and plenty of extra length to go around: Also painted the alternator cover: Note that in the lower pic the cardan is a bit out of place as it and the rubber joint has small clearance between em. The lock rings on the shaft kept popping off, so i welded some bolt washers in their place. Works fine, and one place less to worry about unless you decide to switch that cardan shaft into another, different sized frame. (dnepr has 4 different frame sizes) I'm sorry i ain't got pictures of that, but i'm sure y'all know what i'm talking about
  9. I built a new means of air feed to carbs, i like it a lot. Damn the engine is already dirty and dusty: I also started to widen an old dented tank: But til i get that done i'll use this normal sized tank, so i painted it first, with rollers and brushes:
  10. Painted it with a roller, the spray gun got broken by someone working at the repair shop. I'm happy with it, i think i'll paint the rest of the bike with it: Also colored the front fender: And some other stuff: I modded the original tail lamp holder to fit a modern one, and welded some cover so it won't immediately smash into pieces if i back up and hit something:
  11. Story goes on... Here i made new insides for old switches, the new plastic ones i got were crappy they didn't tighten well onto handlebar, they just kept spinning around so i did this: Stock warning lights, and some weird soviet ignition lock with western standard numbers: All new electrics: And the instrument panel cover:
  12. Damn luca.stere, that's one super nice ural you made!!
  13. It's getting together nicely. I'll post the rest later, i hope you people write comments and thoughts on my dnepr. I still got some pics, and this is just where i was with the bike like last november...
  14. Then the diff. Started by cleaning it thoroughly, it was pretty good inside, all i did was greased it up a bit and changed the gaskets. And of course painted! In the last pic you can see my new pipes, simple and loud! Also my mockup rear shocks, got them sitting on the shelf so i put them on til i have the old ones restored. Chrome is not what i seek in this project
  15. At this point i decided to rebuild the gear box, since it was very noisy with bad bearings, leaking gaskets and so on: I'm not even going to guess how all that mud got in there, but i know how it's going to come out: I literally spooned the s**t out and kerosened the hell out of this thing. After wash, i wiped it thoroughly whit a rag soaking with fresh transmission oil: Oiled and cleaned and oiled again all the little things too. Some things were replaced, including of course the bearings and gaskets:
  16. In certain light and with my bad camera the color sometimes seems kinda blueish ugly sort of green, but don't let it fool you. Continuing the build: Finished engine in place:
  17. Moved the rest of the bike in the same place as the engine, a back room in my workplace. What's the better place to be doing this than a repair shop? All the tools imaginable are at my disposal. Here's some pics: And here's the new color! Still wet, painted by me in my own workplace: And here's what the paint job really looks like:
  18. Then i went for the heads. Soda blasted these clean, since i will not be painting them. In the pic they're a bit wet at some points since my gloves were soaking. It's not dirt: Then i lapped the valves of course: It bums me how i for some reason have cleaned the lower head in the pic from the inside, but not the upper one...: Look at this pretty thing, got 2 new mugs straight from ukraine! They too turned black and got put in place:
  19. Assembly goes on.. All new strength 8.8 bolts in the block. And heli-coils where the bearing housing gets screwed in the block: Looking clean. The timing marks: Timing gears in place: You can see i have all new pistons, con rods, rod small end brass bearings, fitted in brand new and balanced piston pins. And of course all the other bearings and gaskets in the engine are new, and piston rings:
  20. Then i sandblasted the engine pieces, and coated them black. This is when i cleaned with air and oil the little places, since it would be a bummer to have blasting sand in the oil channels to find their way to crank bearings and whatsoever. Pics: I triple-checked the torque of these bolts, and put locking glue in the threads and locking pins there too. No wild rods for me! Notice that i had originally (when taking this pic) put the con rods wrong. Can you tell what's wrong with the pic below? Rest assured, in this pic everything is going as planned and the con rods are properly installed:
  21. So the snapped connection rod had peeled off little bits of the engine block inside, and this shimmering glittery oil/aluminum crap was all over the place: I put it all in a parts washer to clean it roughly so biggest bits are gone and it's nicer to handle. Later i put oil and compressed air into the little oil holes all over the parts, and opened the crank dirt plugs (or whatever you call em in english) and cleaned the crankshaft: Observant people probably noted that there are still bearings and stuff attached to parts, but as i said, this was just a first clean so i pretty much just dumped the parts there and let it rain, so it's nicer to touch them when they ain't covered in oily goo
  22. Allright, here goes then. When i got the bike stripped to that point, i decided to check the renovated engine which had the con rods gone wild. After all, the previous owner told me it had new crankshaft, camshaft, oil pump and timing gear set, and i felt like the engine i rode on was a ticking bomb since i had no idea how it was inside. Here's the engine he had rebuilt 5 years ago, as you can see i have already started taking it apart to see how it's doing. The piston in the pic has a small bit missing, the cylinders were bad and valves cracked, and the left hand rod (right in the pic) had snapped and the piston was in pieces, i couldn't find it in the engine : But, when i opened the oil sump, i found the other piston: Here we have some parts. You can see the piece missing from the piston, and that the camshaft fortunately seems fine. Also if you look carefully you can see the con rod slightly twisted downwards in the block:
  23. Let me start by short intro.. So i'm a 21 yo dude from eastern finland, like 15 miles from the border of the homeland of these magnificent pieces of metal. I'm a truck mechanic, and i've been hangin around/wrenched all kinds of engines for pretty much all my life In summer 2012 i kinda came across this dnepr by accident, i was supposed to pick up a bsa but it was quite f'd up, it had sporty front&wheels, hardtail, and no engine. Or there was, i na moldy box, pieces of 350cc and 500cc mixed together, but not enough bits to build either one complete. So i decided to skip that, the mods were very badly done and the laws on frame mods is pretty tight here.. So i heard someone say something about these shaft driven german boxers, and by snooping around there was this dirt cheap rebuilt dnepr mt-10. Well off i went to check it out, wasn't too far from me. It was pretty roughly done and had sat for 5 years. But i liked how the owner was honest about it being a piece of... Too light layers off a rattle can, and a bonus surprise in the rebuilt engine; he forgot to tighten the connection rods, and poo happened when he fired it up for the first time It came with another engine, which did not spin, and he had no idea when was the last time it's been actually ridden. This is how it came to me, except that i had put on the new engine and changed oils and put some wires right: But as you can see the rims and pipes were new, and front pumps, carbs, alternator etc. The problem with the stuck replacement engine was just that the piston rings were rusted to the cylinder, i renewed them, washed piston, honed the cylinder a bit and flushed the engine and put some new oil. Also he gave me an electronic ignition pack, so i put that in, and it fired right up. I rode it for a like 1 week, then i decided to put new rings to the other piston and clean that side too, and i'm not quite yet sure how i ended up doing this: Hope you approve of the thread! More coming soon, i got a LOT of project pics
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