Rode to College Coffeehouse this morning enjoying another beautiful day. In the background is Ballaine Lake with rocks and logs on the surface that people had thrown out to see how thick the ice was. A friend mentioned that he saw a couple of students running around on the ice a few days ago and from his vantage point, he could see the ice flexing. He suggested that they carefully make their way towards the shore.
I went ahead and added two more LED shop lights in the garage replacing three fluorescent fixtures. Now there is plenty of light when working in the garage. In fact, it feels more like a shop than a garage. I wanted to recheck the alternator gear lash as I occasionally hear a whine from the front of the engine. After checking that the marks I made during the rebuild still lined up, I went ahead and removed the alternator leaving the cush drive still attached to the engine. At the time that I rebuilt the engine, I didn't know how to adjust the alternator gear lash without removing the timing cover. I now know that I could simply remove the alternator and measure the lash at the drive.
I don't have a dial indicator but the lash feels like it's in the neighborhood of 0.002" which is what I had set it to while the engine was on the bench. That's when I made the marks.
Since the rig no longer creeps forward in first gear with the clutch disengaged, I'm not going to bother removing the transmission to check for abnormal wear on the clutch. In other words, the Ural seems to be running fine.