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Wooden Nickel

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About Wooden Nickel

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    Russian Bike Nut
  • Birthday 12/25/1949

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    Louisville, KY

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    2014 M70
  • My Story
    1st car 1951 Henry J 1st bike 1968 Suzuki 250cc X-6 Hustler Bought a Ural because my wife's bad back couldn't abide the 79 Honda CBX's rough ride. Now she has fallen asleep in the hack twice, so it must be better. By the way I really enjoy the bike too.

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  1. You need to put the year of your bike in the ad or in your signature. Older Urals had loop and strap fasteners and newer ones have twist fasteners. Also if you don't have the mount brackets, you'll need them. Although they would be easy to make out of angle iron.
  2. Scott, When I had my first Ural, a Tourist, and my wife was still alive, I had her out with me in ruts so deep that I got stuck on a steep downhill. I mentioned to her that Ural also made 2 WD bikes. She said, "Why on earth would you want to go on worse roads than this?" That said, there were times when I lived in Central Florida that I might have had more confidence on sandy forest roads or the beach. There is also a chance that not having the 2 WD option kept me from doing stupid things. 😌
  3. Davekp, If you are in Central and need information from a reliable dealer, call Gene or Kenny at Holopaw Ural. Either there was a misunderstanding or your dealer doesn't know diddly about Urals. I've only owned 1 WD Urals and still my first dealer explained the 2 WD system quirks to me.
  4. Hi Rob, Welcome to the forum. Can you pull the injector out of the body and check to see if it has a nice spray pattern? Could be a plugged injector. Also check the spark and compression on that side.
  5. Having her back home is a great way to start the year. I am so glad. If she already can use all her limbs and can speak normally, I am sure she will have a pretty complete recovery. Thank you for letting us know.
  6. Urals and Neppers are not good bikes to own if you sweat small problems. As long as the problem isn't intrusive or safety related, I just ride. I love the way they feel, sound and look on a ride.
  7. Hi Duck. Been watching this thread for awhile. Glad you are making real progress. I always got away with just using a light coat of grease on cork gaskets. If I use synthetic oil my castings seep. Some castings seep with any oil. You can use baby powder to track down a leak if it is hard to pinpoint. I imagine you already know cork gaskets don't like fastener over tightening. Other than that look for cracks or light gouges on the flanges. Good luck with your bike. It is really looking pretty. Nick
  8. I am so glad you got it treated early. Here's hoping she gets to return home soon
  9. So glad she's home. I hope you get a hale and healthy Becky for Christmas.
  10. Here's hoping her progress speeds up soon. Thank you for the update.
  11. Vance, Thank you for taking the time to update us. We are all glad she is getting better.
  12. Get well soon Becky. Being selfish, we need your kindness on this board. Hang in there Vance. Best wishes for you too.
  13. I am so glad you are back. I missed you.
  14. Dowey, I did this same swap on my 14 just for grins. I didn't know if I would like it but I love it. It is much easier to get into reverse quickly and it saved my bacon once when a left turning car cut into my lane at a stoplight. Also my tranny has over 46,000 km on it now and sometimes when I shifted to neutral at a light, the old shifter would drop slightly and prevent me shifting to first. The heel-toe shifter doesn't do that. The only downside is that the shifter install is touchy about which notch you use when you install. Rotate too much to the rear and you can't get to the toe ped
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