Three and four likely require removal of the starter. If you put current across the starter terminals directly, does anything happen? Also check the button itself. See if you can somehow bypass the switch and see if that might be the culprit.
It should be pretty simple to isolate with a meter. If what you are saying is true you should see the battery direct 12v at the starter and control leads to the solenoid. First step,,,give it a hit with the handle of a screw driver. After that, look for the volts.
By the way, simply as a guess, with the solenoid built into the starter I would suspect the solenoid is using the same power lead as the starter which would further lead me to think the control lead from the starter button is supplying the ground. Backwards from what we would consider standard. Again, just a guess.
Went there, fixed it, came back home, thanks to the tips you guys gave me and the guys on the Soviet Stallion forum. One of the things I came across in my research was that the ignition lock can cause problems and it did! The neat thing about Urals is they may break down almost as much as a Harley, but they are stupid easy to fix. Even the ignition lock comes off and apart easily and once opened, the problem was easy to spot.
When testing it, you had to wiggle it just so to make a brief contact. Inside, there is a plastic bar with a couple of spring loaded "wipers" one on each end and one of the wipers was stuck in a retracted position, not making good, or any contact. Some judicious bending of the tabs gave it back its springy-ness. Reassemble and install and Voila! Problem fixed.
Glad to see a Happy to this .. While I think the Ural Sidecars Look Cool , have been told by a pretty good source unless I like tinkering and wrenching on the Bike the way I did on my Old Panhead the Ural is not the bike to Have ..
Just wanted to comment on you using the word sidehack. Seldom here that word anymore. When I do it's from old time bikers. I bet that many that read your post had no idea of what you were talking about.
Good info DaveT. The first thing I did was run a heavy gauge jumper wire from the battery positive to the exposed terminal on the solenoid and the starter spun. So the starter is OK.
Then put that jump wire on the battery side of the solenoid and the starter spun. Solenoid is OK.
Needed to turn ignition switch on to check the relay and nothing - no lights, no neutral light, nothing. Wiggled the key and things did not feel right, so I removed the lock, took it apart (easy to do) and saw the problem and repaired it (also easy to do).
Would I buy a Ural if I had an opportunity to get one on the cheap? You bet! As an old timey wrench spinner, it would keep my tools and me happily busy. They are made so that farmer Vladimir can do a roadside repair somewhere in Siberia or Kazakhstan or Minsk with nothing but a screwdriver and hammer....almost.
I hear ya, but my object was to get it up and running normally for my friend. So he can stick a key in the lock, turn it and hit the starter and it runs. Had to find the culprit that prevented it from doing all that.
I bought a 14" Portland electric chainsaw at Harbor Freight a couple of years ago. I went up to get a new cutting chain. They do not carry chains and said I would have to order it on line. I can't find anything on line and the store is no help. Anyone have any ideas?
Hey all. I am laid up in Shands hospital in Jacksonville. Bike is destroyed . I have two broken bones in my left knee and my femur and tibula sre broken also. Prayers would be appreciated
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If your bike is "totalled" for cosmetic damage, do you keep it?
I might be in this situation soon since I decided to go the insurance route with my little incident in July.
It's all bolt on cosmetic damage but all that stuff adds up especially the plastic parts.
Just curious if anyone has gone...