fatbob, on 26 July 2017 - 09:10 PM, said:
Don't both of the units have reverse? They've both got the reverse shifter? I'm new to all of the hidden nuances, so somebody please tell me what else I should be looking at (besides the latest Honda sales literature)!?
If the gearbox has an oval cover at the gear-change lever, it has no reverse unless it is a Chinese gearbox with the reverse lever above the oval cover. On later Urals, there is no oval cover and mostly two shafts on the right hand side. If the stubby gear-lever is on the bottom shaft, it is a solo with no reverse. If it is on the upper shaft it is the reverse/neutral selector. Reverse is to the rear. On a Dnepr reverse gearbox, reverse is forward.
luca.stere, on 26 July 2017 - 11:17 PM, said:
Usualy only the Dnepr gearboxes have reverse, the Ural units with reverse are quit rare comparing to Dnepr.
I'd disagree about that, but it probably depends on where in the world you are.
The Dnepr gearbox is far superior to the Ural box. However it is 20mm longer which means you will need to shorten your driveshaft by the same amount. I've got a friend in Brisbane who can provide some parts like tyres and Hardy couplings (commonly referred to as donuts) but postage costs in Australia are outrageous and sometimes it's cheaper to buy from OS. Sidecar Pro is an Australian in China and he can provide many parts at a good price.