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#1 MotoJ

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 09:31 PM

Hi fellas,

I sold my 56 M72 a couple years ago when I had an impending period of unemployment. Turns out I was only unemployed for a weekend, but the bike was already gone!

A friend just bought a 1978 Ural 650 with sidecar. He intends to mount the car on an R90. I'm going to help him, and in return, I get the bike.

Not sure what model it is- the undercarriage oil filter says M67, but all the pics I've seen show telescopic forks on the M66 and M67 bikes.. This bike has leading links.

Any ideas what this ol, babuska is?Attached File  78 Ural 650.jpg   228.66K   24 downloads
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Posted 25 October 2017 - 05:48 PM

Probably is an M67.  Does the engine have a date stamped on the it, above the pushrod tubes on the, I think, left side?  Is the frame plate on the headstock?  It's easy to swap forks on the bikes - I've seen pictures of an M66 with LL forks (among other modifications).  As it is, others have asked teh same question :-) http://sovietsteeds....pic.php?t=22409

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 07:36 PM

Thanks for the response, Mike! I don't have the bike in my possession yet. Can't investigate too much.
Do you know if I put telescopic forks on, would it be suitable as a solo bike? Don't they still reduce the trail?
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Posted 25 October 2017 - 08:29 PM

I hope that'll work as that's how my M66 will be.  Seems quite a few run on teles as solo so what could possibly go wrong?  ;-)  Only thing I find is that these forks are a touch misnamed as they don't seem to telescope much....if at all.

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 06:10 AM

I am guessing it is a 1994 to 1998 Tourist kick start only imported into the USA. It has 28 mm Mikuni carbs. I have telescopic forks that will fit and I would be interested in buying the leading link set up if it is for sale. The backing plate will also have to be changed if you change the forks. The triple tree is the same and can be reused.
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Posted 26 October 2017 - 07:05 PM

Thanks Terry, I was confused too, because I thought the wheels were too modern, but it's hard to say what upgrades might have been made.
Would you do a trade for front ends?
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Posted 27 October 2017 - 05:25 AM

View PostMotoJ, on 26 October 2017 - 07:05 PM, said:

Thanks Terry, I was confused too, because I thought the wheels were too modern, but it's hard to say what upgrades might have been made.
Would you do a trade for front ends?

That could be a fair trade.




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