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Old style Urals and sidecars - 12v or 6v?

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Does anyone perchance know if the old school Russian Ural bikes (with the sidecars) run a 12 volt or a 6 volt system? I want to know if heated clothing is going to be possible with one of these bikes.

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Hi chaps

Does anyone perchance know if the old school Russian Ural bikes (with the sidecars) run a 12 volt or a 6 volt system? I want to know if heated clothing is going to be possible with one of these bikes.

Thanks so much

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I recommend you look at SovietSteeds or RussianIron forums. I have found many answers to my questions there.

I believe ADVrider also has an extensive hack section.

Any of those should be able to give you an answer very fast!!
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Thanks so much, that's super useful,

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Hi chaps

Does anyone perchance know if the old school Russian Ural bikes (with the sidecars) run a 12 volt or a 6 volt system? I want to know if heated clothing is going to be possible with one of these bikes.

Thanks so much

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Ok this is about 1995 models, this is 12 volts
Урал (мотоцикл) — Википедия
and from the site. a quick look all look 12 volts

Модели мотоциклов Урал

about electrical looks like this: 12B = voltage

система электрооборудования — 12 В, генератор 500 Вт
hope this helps
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Ural electrics

I think the Ural 650s ran on 6 volts, certainly the earlier models up to 1979, the current 750 outfits (like mine) are 12 v

the problem you may find have with heated clothing is the low output of the original equipment alternators for both 6 and 12 volt unless you have a modern replacement like Japanese Nippon Denso (which I think is now a standard fitment on new Urals)

I wouldn't bank on an OEM fitted alternator being able to give you enough output

an excellent source of info is F2 Morotcycles run by David Angel - he would be someone to ask - see his page#

Ural and Uralmoto electrical spare parts in the UK also
guide to identify Ural motorcycles is helpful

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Does anyone perchance know if the old school Russian Ural bikes (with the sidecars) run a 12 volt or a 6 volt system? I want to know if heated clothing is going to be possible with one of these bikes.

Thanks so much

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Mate go here talk to this guy Cossack motorcycles, information for Russian motorbikes
I would be surprised if he didn't know the answer
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