Wednesday, March 23, 2016

New Favorite Dish

I think I found a new favorite dish at one of the local sushi places called Tokyo Express. The dish is just called the Big Bowl. It starts out with rice with sesame seeds on about half of the width and shredded lettuce on the other side. This is topped with seaweed salad, avocado, pickled daikon, an assortment of sashimi and topped with fish roe. It was served with a container of chili sauce and you just added it to taste.


The Ural hasn't been abandoned. I cleaned off the front timing cover and installed it as well as the pieces of the PowerArc system. I can't really adjust it until I have the engine back into the frame and the wiring reconnected. I also installed the oil pump with the extension from Terry Crawford. This can be seen in the lower photo. I had originally thought that it would be a machined block that would actually lower the oil pump deeper into the pan but that wasn't how he chose to do it.
 Above is a shot of the deep sump oil pan sold by Ural. The cooling fins on the bottom are a lot longer and there is supposed to be an additional quart of oil capacity. The drain plug threads on the original pan were kind of "worn" I think from someone over tightened the drain plug in an attempt to stop an oil leak. All it does is mess up the pan. I'm hoping that I can still get the engine into the bike frame with the deep sump pan installed. It may be kind of a pain to install the oil pump extension with the engine installed. I wanted to clean off the frame before installing the engine, There is a lot of dirt and caked on dirt. After all, it does have about 30k miles.

After installation into the frame, all that's left are all of the accessories such as the alternator, carbs, starter, wiring, etc.

13 comments:

redlegsrides said...

Looks like it just extends the reach of the pump? I guess it facilitates suction of the oil up to the pump?

Trobairitz said...

That dish look interesting. I like the idea of making a bowl with rice and seaweed salad with the pickled veggies (sans fish of course)

RichardM said...

Possibly, but there is no seal around the top of the extension. Just a sloppy metal to metal connection. No "O" ring or gasket.

RichardM said...

It would be a great dish without the fish. (Though I really like the sashimi!)

Learning to Golf said...

Richard, doesn't Ural make an extension for the oil pump? If they make the deeper pan I would think it would be a necessary item. No seal on the extension sounds kind of odd to me also. What kind of oil pressure does a Ural run?

RichardM said...

Surprisingly, Ural does not make an extension for the oil pump. The oil pressure is very low. Something like 5-15 psi, maybe. There is no oil pressure light. No pressurized oil fed to any bearings just flow to the main bearings, excess from the main bearings are fed to the rod bearings. Everything else is lubricated via splash.

Unknown said...

Mmm, that Big Bowl does sound like a delish dish, like Japan’s answer to Korea’s Bibimbap—different components, but similar concept.

SonjaM said...

I'm with Brandy on this. Although I still get cravings for fish.

RichardM said...

That's kind of what I was thinking. I love bibimbap but only with the really hot stone bowl so the rice gets crusty.

RichardM said...

I've never gotten tired of sashimi. We had it often while growing up and it always felt like a real treat.

Unknown said...

(sigh) It's lunchtime, and bibimbap with crusty rice sounds sooo good. But I must be strong, must resist, must discipline myself to be content with something from the fridge.

RichardM said...

Maybe it's time to stock the fridge with some other ingredients...

Unknown said...

Ha-haa! Yeah. I have grand fantasies of being able to prepare my favorite Indian, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, you-name-it dishes, but I simply haven't the patience or interest.

Lunch was far from bad, though: It included slices of chicken breast that I smoked up last weekend.