How to Install Rear Spare Wheel

This guide will demonstrate how to install the spare wheel and brake rotor adapter for fitment on the rear position. Applicable to all 2015 - present Ural models equipped with a spare wheel.

CAUTION! TO PREVENT AN UNCONTROLLABLE ROLLING HAZARD ALWAYS WORK ON A LEVEL SURFACE. USE CHOCKS, WOOD, ROCKS OR OTHER SUITABLE OBJECT TO PREVENT ROLLING.

ALWAYS USE CAUTION WHEN THE MOTORCYCLE IS ELEVATED AND THE WHEELS ARE REMOVED. WORK TO THE SIDE; NEVER WORK UNDER THE MOTORCYCLE WHILE SUSPENDED BY THE CENTER STAND, HOIST, JACK OR BY ANY OTHER MEANS.

WARNING! MAX SPEED OF THE SPARE WHEEL ASSEMBLY IS 50MPH (80KMH)! THE SPARE WHEEL ASSEMBLY IS FOR TEMPORARY USE ONLY! REPAIR AND REPLACE THE STOCK WHEEL AND RETURN TO THE ORIGINAL POSITION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

Step 1: Place the motorcycle onto the center stand.

Pro Tip: With a flat tire, rolling the motorcycle onto a 2x4 will yield added height to more easily place the motorcycle on the center stand.

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Step 2: Loosen but do not remove the retaining bolt found toward the front, on the inside left side of the rear swing arm securing the caliper bracket reaction link with a 13mm tool.

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Step 3: Remove the two (2) retaining bolts at the rear of the caliper bracket reaction link securing the caliper bracket with a 17mm tool. 2 3

Step 4: Remove the rear axle nut found on the right side of the motorcycles rear axle using a 22mm tool.

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Step 5: Loosen the rear axle pinch bolt on the left side of the rear swing arm using two (2) 17mm tools and remove the axle.

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Pro Tip: A suitable tool may be used in the hole on the left side of the axle to aid removal.

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Step 6: Once the rear axle is removed the caliper bracket reaction link can fall away.

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Step 7: The caliper and caliper mounting bracket can be raised up and away to clear the rotor.

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Step 8: Lay the caliper and caliper mounting bracket as an assembly out of the way over the left side of the swing arm.

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Step 9: Remove the rear wheel by pulling the entire assembly toward the left of the motorcycle to clear the final drive engagement splines.

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Step 10: Tilt the top of the tire outwards towards the left of the motorcycle at a slight angle and roll it under the back of the rear fender.

Pro Tip: The rear mud flap my need to be flexed away to clear the tire.

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Step 11: Loosen the spare wheel retaining nut using tool from your Ural tool kit and remove the spare from the spare tire.

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Step 12: Remove the four (4) socket head cap screws retaining the rear rotor to the rear wheel hub using a 6mm tool.

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Step 13: Install the rear rotor on the spare wheel adaptor with the same four (4) socket head cap screws and 6mm tool.

Note: When the stock rear wheel assembly is repaired be sure to tap and clean all threaded mounting holes and hardware threads of old thread locking compound and apply new medium strength thread locking compound on all rotor hardware.

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Step 14: Position the spare wheel assembly for installation reversing the order outlined in “Step 6”.

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Step 15: Place the spare wheel assembly back on the final drive engagement splines.

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Step 16: Begin installing the rear axle from the left side making sure to position the caliper over the rotor ensuring the axle passes through the caliper bracket before entering the spare wheel hub.

Note: The caliper bracket reaction link must be swung back into approximate position relative to the caliper bracket prior to inserting the rear axle. If not, reassembly will be impossible.

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Step 17: With the rear axle installed completely secure the axle nut on the right side with a 22mm tool.

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Step 18: Use an appropriate tool through the hole on the left side of the rear axle to prevent the axle from spinning while tightening the axle nut.

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Step 19: Tighten the axle pinch bolt on the left side of the rear swing arm using two (2) 17mm tools.

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Step 20: Install and tighten the two (2) retaining bolts securing the caliper bracket reaction link and the caliper bracket with a 17mm tool.

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Step 21: Tighten the retaining bolt previously loosened in "Step 2" securing the caliper bracket reaction link on the front, inside left of the rear swing arm with a 13mm tool.

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Step 22: Confirm the brake hose and parking brake cable are routed properly and all hardware is securely fastened.

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Step 23: Lower the motorcycle from the center stand by pushing forward on the handle bars and covering the front brake lever to prevent the motorcycle from rolling away.

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Step 24: Set parking brake.

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Step 25: Install wheel assembly onto the spare tire carrier.

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Step 26: Secure the spare wheel retaining nut using the tool from your Ural tool kit (Part No. IMZ-8.128-24018).

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Step 27: Almost done! Clean up tools and debris from the surrounding area and hit the road!

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How to Install Front Spare Wheel

Oh no you've got a flat!  Good thing you have one of the world's only motorcycle with a built in spare wheel!  Here we'll show you how to properly swap out your front wheel. But first, a gentle message from the lawyers:

CAUTION! TO PREVENT AN UNCONTROLLABLE ROLLING HAZARD ALWAYS WORK ON A LEVEL SURFACE. USE CHOCKS, WOOD, ROCKS OR OTHER SUITABLE OBJECT TO PREVENT ROLLING.

ALWAYS USE CAUTION WHEN THE MOTORCYCLE IS ELEVATED AND THE WHEELS ARE REMOVED. WORK TO THE SIDE; NEVER WORK UNDER THE MOTORCYCLE WHILE SUSPENDED BY THE CENTER STAND, HOIST, JACK OR BY ANY OTHER MEANS.

WARNING! MAX SPEED OF THE SPARE WHEEL ASSEMBLY IS 50MPH (80KMH)! THE SPARE WHEEL ASSEMBLY IS FOR TEMPORARY USE ONLY! REPAIR AND REPLACE THE STOCK WHEEL AND RETURN TO THE ORIGINAL POSITION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

FRONT SPARE WHEEL INSTALLATION

Step 1: Place the motorcycle onto the center stand.

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  • Use a jack, jack stand or similar method placed under the engines oil sump to suspend the front wheel assembly off the ground.
  • If an assistant is available they may be employed to assist with placing a jack stand and stabilizing the motorcycle.
  • Applying minimal downward force to the rear fender support easily suspends the front wheel off the ground when the center stand is deployed.

 

Step 2: Loosen and remove the two bolts securing the front brake caliper upper bracket to the lower caliper bracket with a 17mm tool.

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Step 3: Lift the front caliper up off the front rotor and suspend the front caliper from the front fender support with a zip tie, elastic cord or other suitable means.

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If shims and/or spacers are present when loosening the front brake caliper from the caliper mounting bracket, the shims and/or spacers will need to be re-installed in the exact same location as they were removed. Take note of shim and/or spacer placement. DO NOT DISCARD!

Step 4: Loosen the front axle pinch bolt on the left side of the front swing arm using two (2) 17mm tools.

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Step 5: Insert a suitable tool (screwdriver works well) into the hole on the left side of the axle and turn clockwise to loosen the axle from the front swing arm.

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Step 6: Remove the axle.

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Step 7: Remove the front wheel assembly.

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Step 8: Remove the six (6) socket head cap screws retaining the front rotor to the front rotor spacer using a 6mm tool.

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Step 9: Remove the six (6) socket head cap screws retaining the front rotor spacer to the front hub.

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When the stock front wheel assembly is repaired be sure to tap and clean all threaded mounting holes and hardware threads of old thread locking compound and apply new medium strength thread locking compound on all rotor hardware.

Step 10: Remove the right side front hub retaining circlip using the small screwdriver found in the toolkit or other suitable tool.

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Step 11: Loosen the spare wheel retaining nut using tool from your Ural tool kit and remove the spare from the spare tire.

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Step 12: Remove splined drive flange.  First, remove the six (6) socket head cap screws retaining the splined drive flange to the spare wheel hub.

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Step 13: Remove the splined flange, spacer and retaining ring.

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Step 14: Install the right side front hub bearing retaining circlip previously removed in Step 5 in place over the bearing on the spare wheel hub.

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Step 15: For safe keeping, install the splined flange, spacer and retaining ring removed from the spare wheel assembly onto the front hub.

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Step 16: Secure the front rotor spacer to the spare wheel hub with the six (6) socket head cap screws removed previously in Step 4 using a 6mm tool.

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Step 17: Secure the front rotor to the front rotor spacer with the six (6) socket head cap screws removed previously in Step 4 using a 6mm tool.

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Note: Mount the rotor and spacer where the splined drive flange was removed from the spare wheel hub in Step 6 opposite the spare wheel adaptor.

The spare wheel adaptor that is mounted on the wheel for use on the rear position DOES NOT need to be removed for the spare wheel assembly to function on the front position.

Step 18: Install the spare wheel assembly by lifting into place and partially insert the front axle from the left hand side.

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Step 19: Having noted the position of the lower caliper bracket on the axle in Step 3, orientate in the lower caliper bracket in the proper position on the right side of the front hub and continue axle installation.

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Step 20: Insert a suitable tool (screwdriver works well) into the hole on the left side of the axle and turn counterclockwise to tighten until it is fully seated.

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Step 21: Secure the front axle pinch bolt on the left side of the front swing arm using two (2) 17mm tools.

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Step 22: Re-install the front caliper back in position over the front rotor.

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Step 23: Reinstall the two bolts securing the front brake caliper upper bracket to the lower caliper bracket with a 17mm tool.

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Step 24: Confirm the front brake hose is routed properly and all hardware is securely fastened.

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Step 25: Remove support used under the engines oil sump to suspend the front wheel assembly off the ground.

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Step 26: Lower the motorcycle from the center stand by pushing forward on the handle bars and covering the front brake lever to prevent the motorcycle from rolling away.

Step 27: Set parking brake.

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Step 28: Install the front wheel assembly onto the spare tire carrier.

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Step 29: Secure the spare wheel retaining nut using the tool from your Ural tool kit (Part No. IMZ-8.128-24018).

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Step 30: Almost done! Clean up tools and debris from the surrounding area and hit the road!

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How To Install Spare Sidecar Wheel

This guide will demonstrate how to install the spare wheel and brake rotor adapter for fitment on the sidecar wheel position. Applicable to all 2015 - present Ural models equipped with a spare wheel.

CAUTION! TO PREVENT AN UNCONTROLLABLE ROLLING HAZARD ALWAYS WORK ON A LEVEL SURFACE. USE CHOCKS, WOOD, ROCKS OR OTHER SUITABLE OBJECT TO PREVENT ROLLING.

ALWAYS USE CAUTION WHEN THE MOTORCYCLE IS ELEVATED AND THE WHEELS ARE REMOVED. WORK TO THE SIDE; NEVER WORK UNDER THE MOTORCYCLE WHILE SUSPENDED BY THE CENTER STAND, HOIST, JACK OR BY ANY OTHER MEANS.

WARNING! MAX SPEED OF THE SPARE WHEEL ASSEMBLY IS 50MPH (80KMH)! THE SPARE WHEEL ASSEMBLY IS FOR TEMPORARY USE ONLY! REPAIR AND REPLACE THE STOCK WHEEL AND RETURN TO THE ORIGINAL POSITION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

Step 1: Apply the parking brake.

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Step 2: Loosen and remove the two bolts securing the sidecar brake caliper with a 17mm tool.

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Step 3: Lift the sidecar caliper up off the sidecar rotor and lay gently out of the way, over the sidecar swing arm.

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The factory has pre-assembled all components and included necessary hardware when required to assure proper alignment between the caliper and rotor.

Note: If shims are present when loosening the sidecar brake caliper from the caliper mounting bracket, the shims will need to be re-installed in the exact same location as they were removed. Take note of shim placement and DO NOT discard shims!

Step 4: Remove the sidecar hubcap.

Pro Tip: A block of wood can aid in removal of the hubcap and prevent marring of components.

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Step 5: Remove the cotter pin.

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Step 6: Remove the castellated nut securing the sidecar wheel assembly to the sidecar axle using a 27mm tool.

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Step 7: Use a jack, jack stand or similar method to suspend the sidecar wheel assembly off the ground.

If an assistant is available they may be employed to assist with placing a jack stand and stabilizing the motorcycle.

Caution: TO PREVENT AN UNCONTROLLABLE ROLLING HAZARD ALWAYS WORK ON A LEVEL SURFACE. USE CHOCKS, WOOD, ROCKS OR OTHER SUITABLE OBJECT TO PREVENT ROLLING. ALWAYS USE CAUTION WHEN THE MOTORCYCLE IS ELEVATED AND THE WHEELS ARE REMOVED. WORK TO THE SIDE; NEVER WORK UNDER THE MOTORCYCLE WHILE SUSPENDED BY THE CENTER STAND, HOIST, JACK OR BY ANY OTHER MEANS. 3veVr4O3bdCKTikG

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Step 8: Remove the sidecar wheel from the sidecar axle. Remove the five (5) socket head cap screws retaining the sidecar rotor and the sidecar rotor spacer from the back of the sidecar hub using a 6mm tool.

Note: The factory has pre-assembled all components and included necessary hardware when required to assure proper alignment between the caliper, rotor and wheel.

Caution: If wheel spacers are present on the axle for the front or back of the sidecar wheel assembly, the spacers will need to be re-installed in the exact same location as they were removed with the stock wheel or the spare wheel. Take note of wheel spacer placement if present on your motorcycle during disassembly. DO NOT discard spacers if present!

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Step 9: Loosen the spare wheel retaining nut using tool from your Ural tool kit and remove the spare from the spare tire.

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Step 10: Install the sidecar rotor and sidecar rotor spacer previously removed from the sidecar wheel assembly in Step 8.

Note: Mount the rotor and spacer to the splined drive flange side of the spare wheel assembly opposite the spare wheel adaptor.

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Step 11: Secure with the five (5) socket head cap screws removed previously using a 6mm tool.

Note: The spare wheel adaptor that is mounted on the wheel for use on the rear position DOES NOT need to be removed for the spare wheel assembly to function on the sidecar position.

Caution: When the stock sidecar wheel assembly is repaired be sure to tap and clean all threaded mounting holes and hardware threads of old thread locking compound and apply new medium strength thread locking compound on all rotor hardware.

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Step 12: Install the spare wheel assembly onto the sidecar axle, secure the wheel with the castellated nut.

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Step 13: Lower the sidecar to the ground and further tighten the castellated nut to align with the hole in the sidecar axle, install the cotter pin.

Note: Once the stock sidecar wheel assembly is repaired, replace the cotter pin with a new part during reinstallation. Only reuse the existing cotter pin during roadside replacement when new parts are not available.

Caution: If wheel spacers were present during removal be sure to replace wheel spacers in the exact location as removed.

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Step 14: Place the sidecar caliper back in position over the sidecar rotor.

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Step 15: Reinstall the two bolts securing the sidecar brake caliper with a 17mm tool.

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Step 16: Confirm the brake hose is routed properly and all hardware is securely fastened.

Note: If shims were present during removal be sure to replace all shims in the exact location as removed.

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Step 17: Install wheel assembly onto the spare tire carrier.

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Step 18: Secure the spare wheel retaining nut using the tool from your Ural tool kit (Part No. IMZ-8.128-24018).

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Step 19: Almost done! Clean up tools and debris from the surrounding area and hit the road!

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How To Adjust Your Brakes

Sometimes knowing how to properly adjust the little things makes a huge difference. Let's look at how to properly adjust your Urals brakes with basic tools in under 15 minutes. If your brakes are properly adjusted, your Ural should stop straight, see below.

When braking, if your bike drifts the left or right, you may need to adjust your brake's activation rod.

Step 1

Remove the (2) 6mm bolts securing the sidecar master cylinder protective cover plate.  This is located between the motorcycle and sidecar, to the right of your right foot.

 

Step 2

In a controlled area, bring your Ural up to a moderate speed. Pull in the clutch lever and apply only the rear and sidecar brake with the brake pedal.

If your Ural pulls to the right when braking, increase free play of the activation rod by rotating activation rod counterclockwise.

 

If your Ural pulls to the left when braking, decrease free play of the activation rod by rotating activation rod clockwise.

 

Replace Cover

Once properly adjusted, replace your sidecar master cylinder protective plate.

Parking Brake Adjustment

Engage the parking brake by lifting up on the parking brake handle. Attempt to move the motorcycle forward and backward.

When the parking brake is engaged, your Ural should not move.  If it does, follow these steps to adjust.

Step 1

Disengage the parking brake.

Step 2

Loosen the jam nut on the parking brake cable.

 

Step 3

Rotate the cable ferrule clockwise to increase parking brake force.

 

Step 4

Engage parking brake and test. Keep rotating cable ferrule until bike doesn't roll. Lock adjustment by tightening the jam nut.

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