Saturday, September 28, 2019

A Tale of a Ural Head

Urals!  Crazy Russian motorcycles with sidecars.  And, sometimes, a source of some crazy failures that just leave you scratching your head.

I've been riding a 2005 Ural for about 3 years now, and I recently ran into some issues that required replacing one of the cylinder heads.  Screwing up a cylinder head is fairly rare, and I'm not even certain how the failure happened in the first place - but such is life with a Russian clone of an old BMW, upgraded slightly through the years, and put into modern service.


You've probably either cringed in pain after that photo or have literally no idea what it is and what it's even supposed to look like in the first place.  Keep reading, and I'll explain most of it!

Yes.  We are whiplashing from Electric Vehicles in the Treasure Valley and Adding an EV Charging Station to repairing an 80 year old engine design that happens to be my daily driver.  Enjoy!

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Adding a Public EV Charging Station Near Nampa, ID

I've installed a perfectly functional public EV charging station near downtown Nampa!

There's 32A worth of 240V fury a couple blocks off downtown, set up with the EVMatch charging network, and the setup works great!


This has been an interesting, somewhat drawn out process - but if you're looking to do something like this, you'll find a bunch of useful information in here about what the process looks like.

Should you?  Yes.  You absolutely should.