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So it's been a little bit. I was able to resolve the electrical issue at the moment, but now I have a new issue. There were 2 missing bolts on the final drive, one was stripped when I ordered the drive and one snapped. So I had to do something I never wanted to do which was to disassemble the final drive and deal with the dreaded loose pin bearings and rollers. I actually managed to extract the snapped bolt and re-thread the stripped hole with a helicoil kit. But in the reassembly it looks like I wasn't able to seat the rollers properly which resulted in the drive housing cracking open like an egg. So it looks like I'm in the market for another final drive, again. I'm having trouble finding a replacement part. I can find a few 1WD ones for around $200 but I would like to find a 2WD model since I take the motorcycle off road. The only ones I've managed to find are on Arbalet for $390 (preorder) and on Old Timer Garage for over a grand. If anyone here has any leads for a replacement for a reasonable price would help me out a lot. Thanks.

 

 

 

 

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In case you are faced with the rollers again, a trick that works well on Urals is to smear the area and rollers with grease. This holds them in place for assembly and washes off in the 90 wt gear oil.

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So I'm trying to reassemble this final drive but I'm facing the same problem as last time in that I can't get it back together. Every time I try to insert the gear tower in the rollers keep falling off and it won't seat properly no matter how much grease is use to stick them on or how perfectly the rollers are aligned along the ring. Is there some sort of magic trick or technique to getting the rollers to stay put? I've tried multiple times and this is immensely frustrating.

 

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So I'm trying to reassemble this final drive but I'm facing the same problem as last time in that I can't get it back together. Every time I try to insert the gear tower in the rollers keep falling off and it won't seat properly no matter how much grease is use to stick them on or how perfectly the rollers are aligned along the ring. Is there some sort of magic trick or technique to getting the rollers to stay put? I've tried multiple times and this is immensely frustrating.

 

You have changed the rollers or the tower? If you have change it it may not be the correct dimension, it happened to me ones on an Ural rear drive.

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I'd agree and say it's time for replacement. The material alloy appears bad. Too hard.

RussN

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Dude everything is bad i can't believe my eyes. It's amazing that everything is crap [FUBAR], i know these are not the best but you should done soon i hope so. maybe a 70's bmw drive train might solve your problems if your at whits end. remember these were made to last 20 min in battle. good luck

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So I guess I'm in the market for another final drive, again. Unfortunately it looks like these are getting harder to come by, at least the 2WD versions. When they do show up they're quite expensive. Does anyone have any good leads on sourcing a new part, beyond a simple google search, that's for a decent price?

 

Also, it looks like 1WD are more common and cheaper, but I really like having a 2WD setup on my motorcycle. Is there much diminished off road performance with a 1WD set up?

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So I guess I'm in the market for another final drive, again. Unfortunately it looks like these are getting harder to come by, at least the 2WD versions. When they do show up they're quite expensive. Does anyone have any good leads on sourcing a new part, beyond a simple google search, that's for a decent price?

 

Also, it looks like 1WD are more common and cheaper, but I really like having a 2WD setup on my motorcycle. Is there much diminished off road performance with a 1WD set up?

I have Never felt Handicapped by my one wheel drive MT-11... and, I like to Fly the car... so, I keep it Light and Simple.

That, and If the old Girl ain't running after One Kick, I wonder, 2 kicks...it's Broken somehow... gotta fix it...

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My one wheel drive rigs have worked just fine on dirt and gravel mountain roads, up to 6" of snow, and

even on roads for snow mobiles. So I have preferred one wheel drive Rigs.

When motorcycling in Russia (visiting the Irbit Ural Factory) My sons and I road borrowed 2-wheel drive rigs.

Fun but never required 2 wheel drive.

Just my limited experience.

RussN

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My one wheel drive rigs have worked just fine on dirt and gravel mountain roads, up to 6" of snow, and

even on roads for snow mobiles. So I have preferred one wheel drive Rigs.

When motorcycling in Russia (visiting the Irbit Ural Factory) My sons and I road borrowed 2-wheel drive rigs.

Fun but never required 2 wheel drive.

Just my limited experience.

RussN

I agree. If the Dnepr I found in a barn had been 2-wheel drive I would have left it there.

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