Tag: Dnepr MT-11

Update: Priming the Dnepr

Yesterday I finally primed the first of many pieces for the Dnepr project.  I’m using Eastwood’s Contour primer, which went on smoothly and evenly.  I’m also quite pleased with the performance of my Sprayit SP-33000 paint gun, a “low-volume, low-pressure” (LVLP) gun that works well with smaller air…

Update: I’ve Become a Stripper

… a paint stripper, specifically.  The Dnepr project is picking up steam this week as I’ve taken some vacation time.  Aside from some work in the garage and the house, I’ve largely focused on getting the paint off the Dnepr parts.  Stripping the paint is no…

Update: Dnepr Rear Drive, Wheel Truing

It’s been a while since I’ve posted an update on the Dnepr project, so I gathered up some recent pictures to share.  The paint has been stripped from the motorcycle frame.  I still need to remove the paint from the fenders, sidecar and sidecar frame.  The…

Update: Dnepr Hub Bearings, New Exhaust

With the exception of the new leading link fork, I’ve received all the parts I’ve ordered for the Dnepr rebuild project.  The shipment of the fork was delayed, but was finally shipped a week ago and was in Warsaw, Poland as of April 20. The new…

Update: Dnepr is Disassembled

I thought I’d post a few pictures of the Dnepr, which is now down to a pair of frames and a sidecar body.  I’ve been working late over the past few weeks, but I did manage to get the Dnepr disassembled.  All the parts have been set…

Update: Dnepr Engine is Removed

Today Enzo and I took a little hike along the old railroad grade.  It would have been a longer hike were it not for the 6 inches of fresh snow that covered the area.  Enzo’s little legs could only take him so far.  So, we went…

New Project: Dnepr MT-11 Rebuild

Over the past 15 months, our Ukrainian Dnepr MT-11 has proven to be a fun, reliable motorcycle.  It gets a lot of attention wherever I ride it, especially in the snow.  Unfortunately, the build quality, engineering and finish are rather poor, so it’s time for a…

Breakfast in Siberia

Since acquiring the Dnepr MT-11 Ukrainian sidecar motorcycle from Graham last month, I’ve been looking forward to the learning how it handles in the snow.  This morning, I awoke to several inches of fresh snow, so I finally had my opportunity.  The bike started easily, even in…