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  1. Thanks, the rig did come with K65 carburetors but one was leaking quite badly, which is why the owner went to K68 carbs.
  2. thanks, but not yet...if I understand things correctly, a problem with the seal here would be too much air, not too much fuel? it's something that needs to be done of course, once we get past the fuel issue.
  3. Hello, anyone have a link to a published procedure on how to integrate a Ducati ignition to a Dnepr's wiring? tia
  4. thank you all for your comments and suggestions. the owner went with plugs suggested to him by the C5ignition support guy to go with the C5ignition/powerarc ignition system his dnepr has. He also got new spark plug cables that are longer than the ones that showed up with the rig. with the k68 carbs (or what we believe are k68 carbs) idle mixture and idle stop screws in default start positions, once he gets the engine to start, now only the left cylinder is firing (before it was the right cylinder that was firing). So somehow, we've transfered the non-firing cylinder issue from left side to right side! tried moving the left side spark plug cable (that was firing) to the right side spark plug and vice versa. no joy, still nothing on right side, and yes we used a new plug as the previous plug was wet with gas. tried swapping the carburetors to see if the non-firing cylinder followed the carburetor, nope, right side still no joy and left cylinder continues to fire and yes, we used another new spark plug. Kurt, the owner is quite frustrated with the carburetors. Can anyone in this forum perhaps respond with a link to what they believe are a good set of carburetors for this dnepr engine? He'd rather get a set of K68 carburetors that are known to be from a good source, the ones he bought online he no longer trusts. one question for you K68 carburetor users. is the idle air mixture screw seemingly a little loose when turned out CCW 1.5 turns from soft seat? The ones on Kurt's carburetors are somewhat loose. Anyway, if you've bought a set of K68 or other suitable for dnepr engine carburetors from ebay or other online source, I'd appreciate you posting a link to a similar offering from that vendor. thanks in advance.
  5. Confirm you have 3/4" reach heads. If so, I would suggest Autolite 63s. Funny you mention the autolites....they're the ones the owner picked up, but apparently the ones he got fouled easily. He's got a powerarc ignition on the rig and the PA people are saying NGK bpr7es so that's what he's picking up apparently. Oh, and yes, 3/4 inch heads. Thanks for commenting.
  6. Thanks for commenting Jim.MT10. Discovered (upon consultation with Bural) that owner had installed his slides backwards when he swapped the carbs to be on the correct side of the engine respectively. Now the air/fuel mixture screw actually worked better, we kinda got it to idle now but now right side cylinder not firing. We believe it to be a gas fouled spark plug on the right jug, swapped it with the left side jug (very sooty but at least firing) and we couldn't get it to start and idle so work stopped till owner purchases more spark plugs. Still would like to know from you Dnepr owners out there which spark plugs work for your respective rigs? As he's got a powerarc, I've asked him to query Powerarc support for both the process to verify his coil is not faulty and what plugs they recommend. So, progress made, slowly but surely.
  7. So, we think we found the no spark issue, the PowerArc coil wasn't ground properly. Got both cylinders firing, briefly. Then because one of the K65 carbs was leaking, owner elected to replace them with new K68 carbs. No more leaks, however, having issues with getting the engine to start again, believe it to be flooding issues. Owner reports that from horizontal position, moving the floats downwards just "a bit" starts fuel flow and putting back to horizontal stops the flow. (I'll be onsite this morning and we'll do the float check with the carbs upside to ensure the 13mm gap.) Have adjusted fuel mixture screw all the way from 1.5 turns out from soft seat to 3/4 turns out from soft seat (they came from factory that way). No joy. Have also tried idle screw setting from all the way out to about 2 turns in which raises the slide up about 2mm (will try the drill bit method of measuring this gap today), no joy. Starter just cranks and cranks but engine doesn't "catch". Now wondering if perhaps new carbs are mis-assembled when owner replaced the carbs, causing them to flood the cylinders with too much gas during startup. note: idle jet is 55, is this correct jet size? Main jet is 165 (came from factory with 250 jet but since we can't get it to start and idle, this jet is not in play yet). One spark plug cable ohms out at 4800 while the other is at 3600, will try a new spark plug cable today along with new plugs in case the existing ones are fouled. Question: What setting do you K68 carb users set your nozzle needle at? 2 or 3? Going to see what the K68 carbs the owner has installed are set at this morning. Question: what size idle jet are you using if using K68 carburetors on your Dnepr? Question: what make/model spark plug are you using on your Dnepr with K68 carburetors? Question: How easy is it to mis-assemble the K68 carburetor (yes, am aware they're "handed" in terms of which side they go on) but more worried about the slide's orientation. Anything else to check in terms of fuel supply? it's definitely flooding as sometimes during engine cranking fuel can be seen spitting out of the rear opening of the carburetors (air tubes not hooked up for now).
  8. thanks, most of the checks done (helping the guy remotely, will be onsite this Sunday)....
  9. Ural owner here, experienced with these rigs but have been contacted by a guy who thought he was buying a Ural but really has a Dnepr. He's having issues getting the left jug to fire, apparently he can get the engine running but the left jug doesn't heat up and the plug comes out all sooty and wet with fuel. He's also got a leaking Pekar carburetor which I hope to help him swap out with a new one this coming Sunday. As I don't have experience with Dneprs, I am asking here if there's anyone experience with Dneprs that could perhaps lend a hand with this rig to get him on the road? TIA dom
  10. Time to introduce my 2011 Patrol, Valencia, to the summit of the nation's highest paved road: The Mount Evans Road. We made it to the summit, 14,130 ft, with no issues to speak of though both of us had moments when we had to catch our breath at altitude! More details and pics here on my examiner.com byline: LINK
  11. An impromptu ride, planned for only two hours turned more into closer to four of riding! We rode into the mountains just west of the Denver Metro Area and I showed my friend Darrell the Grapevine and "Oh My God" mountain roads. A good time was had by all. The best part, my oldest son Patrick came along as my monkey! Here's a link to the full ride report and all the pics: LINK
  12. Fellow Uralisti.... As you've drunk the ural kool-aid that I have....would you be interested in something like this for your next vacation: Booking rentals from a company which provides Ural Sidecar rigs on a rental basis, for touring the scenic byways of Colorado, year round. Group Tours could be organized if enough people expressed interest of course. Otherwise, you prove your endorsements, training, sign all the waivers and away you go....kind of like how Harley rents motorcycles for riders. I am just wondering how much interest there would be in such availability. Fly in, ride into the mountains.....
  13. Is this a home-made product or something available commercially? I want one!
  14. There were six sidecar rigs in the small town of Lafayette, CO this morning. These, along with three two-wheeled motorcycles comprised the motley crew who gathered within the Cannon Mine Cafe and visited with each other for almost three hours of Ural experiences, ride planning, story telling and just plain old camaraderie. More details and pics here on examiner.com: LINK
  15. Well, the DL1000's 98 HP make quick work of riding up the steep hills that sometimes trouble our Urals, highway speeds are not a big deal though at around 85MPH the air pressure on the hack causes some yaw effect. I've always been a shaft drive motorcycle guy, so the V-Strom's chain proved quite the learning experience for me, and it's maintenance needs are a bit demanding at times. Still, it's a great rig, but it'll be weeks before the replacement parts get here from Enumclaw, WA where DMC makes it. It was side-swiped by an idiot cager and the sidecar's robustness saved me from injury. More details on riding a V-Strom Rig on my personal blog, see my sig if you're bored and or curious.
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