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Alexy

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    Warrenton VA
  • Interests
    Accident Reconstruction
    surf fishing
    playing with my kids
    and of course riding my Ural

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  • My Bike(s)
    98 Sportsman with 05 750 upgrade1954 M-72

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  1. Have for sale a set of the early style intakes that use the metal middle and elbows. Some cracking in the lower rubber but they look serviceable. Will need new clamps also a set of the early bolt on Mikuni carb mounts. One mount needs the new rubber gasket to the carb. $25 in a flat rate box shipped to the lower 48
  2. They are well Vance. They are growing up faster than I ever wanted them to. I the bike needs some work to get her back up and going after sitting.
  3. Would like to take this time to re-introduce myself. After work has taken me to "exotic locations" for the last few years I think I am back on the North American Continent to stay for good ( at least for the foreseeable future). it felt very good to come home and fuel up the sportsman and after 3 kicks fire up a bike that had been sitting for 4 years. hoping to put a few Km's on her in the coming weeks.
  4. Sad, Very helpful to others. Had a thread on alternator bearings and he chimed right in and helped out with some very good ideas.
  5. The star was the acceptance mark form the military.
  6. Wow, 250? That is quite a deal. Best of luck on that project, it sounds like it is a fairly easy project.
  7. There is not any condo/apartment buildings on KMZ grounds. I go to Kiev 3-4 times a year since 1980s and visit friends there every time I'm in town. Inside factory grounds is unsuitable for living at present. It is a toxic environment of old polluted dump sites and buildings. It smells and some businesses making a lot of noise. Some buildings are not maintained and are falling down. All buildings that can be occupied are filled with businesses and workshops. The larger buildings not made to be heated and have 12m(40 foot) high ceilings. The smaller buildings with lower ceilings can be heated. It is not any way possible to convert such buildings to a satisfactory living standard in comparison to the property value. In Soviet times no one cared about the cost of building space and factories were located in downtown areas to make it easier for workers to get there, but Kiev is a modern city and things like large factories will not exist downtown for much longer. The price of property and inside square footage/meters is astronomical compared to USA and Europe. In the last 10 years I have seen almost every large factory in Kiev be torn down at city center and new buildings built. Eventually KMZ factory will be sold off to the managing company or someone else, it is inevitable. At that time it will be torn down and high rise apartments or a shopping mall will be built there as it is much more valuable to private owners as living or commercial retail space then for the industrial business that goes on there right now. But for the moment, KMZ is a complete industrial complex with no residences on it and no part of it has been sold off to the private sector, the land and buildings still owned by Ukraine. I can guarantee that 100%! You should contact Lavinia realestate in Kiev then. They were in negotiations with the city to buy all development rights to the property in 2009. That came from the office of Leonid Chernovetskyi the mayor of Kiev since 2006. Hope your right. Like I stated previously, it is inevitable that this site will be torn down and new buildings built which are more profitable, but not for the moment. In summer 2009, we saw the dollar's value fall sharply as the worldwide economic crisis further decayed and land prices in Ukraine crashed the previous year(2008), and a deal on the property would be in dollars. The land is still very valuable, but for the time being developers would rather have a ready to build on site then polluted factory grounds where they have to demolish factory and clean up land before they can build. Between 2000-2008, if private company could have gotten land KMZ would not stand today, state ownership is only reason it still exists. There have been plans to build hi-rises or a shopping mall on site since around 2000, but because of how Ukraine laws working on acquiring state owned property, called joint stock companies, it has been difficult to get these properties without a lot of dollars and political friends, but right now but since 2008 it is much easier to get this land because of politicians in office. Since 2009 tho, I have seen no ground breaking, and it is never anything about this in the news. There were 2 buildings over the summer that were torn down because they were ready to fall down and damage occupied buildings. If a deal was sealed in '09, the factory would have been torn down by now, no private owner would allow it to stand for 2+ years, especially in bad economy where labor costs are cheaper. The new buildings could be well on their way to completion if demolition and cleanup of the site was done within a few months of closing. I asked 2 of my business partners there about land developments when I read your post and they say nothing like that is going on, but business community usually well aware of what political games are, including state's ideas for developing this site. Politicians always coming up with ideas that sound like they either putting workers into jobs or they are going to sell off run down factory sites to rid the public of the cost burden of managing these sites. There are no condos on the property and no development is going on anywhere on the grounds. Sorry, it is how it is, I have no gain to say otherwise and my partners and friends have no gain to say something contrary. But yes, there are ideas about such projects in the past. When demolition start, we know development will soon begin. Never said there were condos on the property. Just that several developers ( among them Lavinia) went to great lengths to meet in 2009 with the city about the property. I deal with the Government of the Ukraine due to my job and in passing I have spoken to a few people about my intrest in russian motorcycles.( Most find it crazy I would like or want anything to do with them)
  8. There is not any condo/apartment buildings on KMZ grounds. I go to Kiev 3-4 times a year since 1980s and visit friends there every time I'm in town. Inside factory grounds is unsuitable for living at present. It is a toxic environment of old polluted dump sites and buildings. It smells and some businesses making a lot of noise. Some buildings are not maintained and are falling down. All buildings that can be occupied are filled with businesses and workshops. The larger buildings not made to be heated and have 12m(40 foot) high ceilings. The smaller buildings with lower ceilings can be heated. It is not any way possible to convert such buildings to a satisfactory living standard in comparison to the property value. In Soviet times no one cared about the cost of building space and factories were located in downtown areas to make it easier for workers to get there, but Kiev is a modern city and things like large factories will not exist downtown for much longer. The price of property and inside square footage/meters is astronomical compared to USA and Europe. In the last 10 years I have seen almost every large factory in Kiev be torn down at city center and new buildings built. Eventually KMZ factory will be sold off to the managing company or someone else, it is inevitable. At that time it will be torn down and high rise apartments or a shopping mall will be built there as it is much more valuable to private owners as living or commercial retail space then for the industrial business that goes on there right now. But for the moment, KMZ is a complete industrial complex with no residences on it and no part of it has been sold off to the private sector, the land and buildings still owned by Ukraine. I can guarantee that 100%! You should contact Lavinia realestate in Kiev then. They were in negotiations with the city to buy all development rights to the property in 2009. That came from the office of Leonid Chernovetskyi the mayor of Kiev since 2006. Hope your right.
  9. What will Yuri sell now? This has been coming for a long time. I was there in 2009 and the assembly areas were being sold off for condo development. I had a source there who had many many parts for the Dnepers but even he was moving on to selling honda parts and accesories since "the writing was on the wall" since 2004 when official state sponsorship fell off for the brand.
  10. Dang, if it had been the green I would snap this up in a heartbeat. Anyone have a paint code for that green?
  11. Sounds like you have either a valve seat that is leaking or a ring/piston issue. First step would be a compression test. If it is running fine you may be able to live with it for a while. If the smoke is under a load I would lean towards a ring leak explaining why it smokes on start up and then again under load.
  12. Go to the Arizona DMV and see if you can apply for a OAN ( Owner applied number) for a VIN. They will have to verify the machine is not stolen before and the number is permanently applied after.
  13. You gotta hook me up with some parts then! Glad it worked out for you. I spent HOURS in that and a few others there that have since closed up.
  14. If you go to the old KMZ factory site on the north prospect (avenue) there is a shop that sells KMZ parts and complete bikes ask for Vadim Raglin and he will get you whatever you need as far as parts or a complete bike
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