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Old 11-29-2012, 01:21 AM   #1156
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Get some Rox Risers. They come in a couple of lengths. I've found them excellent for being able to set the riding position. the limitation is in cable lengths, but even those can be custom made...

Saw the special earlier

I had Rox Risers on my Xchallenge and liked them. The bar risers on the bike now are as high as they can go without making new cables, so I`ll try things out for size first. With all my injuries and arthritis I will probably be happier sitting down mostly anyway.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:53 PM   #1157
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Postscript to Odlins Rd

The cleaning fairies came today & washed Gus, which made it practical to start assessing damage from the Odlins Rd 'wall of death' excursion.

The headlight frame seems to have taken the majority of damage. The round ring is now well out of shape (oval rather than round), is bowed on the left lower side, & is fairly garked on the top side. The adjuster knob doesn't sit flat because the rubber isolator is pulled to one side. But it is still useable. I’ll demount it at some stage to see if it can be repaired. Otherwise its USD 95 + freight to replace.



The handlebars / Rox Risers just needed to be loosened & reset. The barkbusters did their job. I have merely filed off the worst of the graze & refitted them.



The choke lever is scratched up, but can be sanded & repainted. The clutch /left switch perch broke internally. Fortunately I have another. The grip will be replaced.



The right hardhead guard took a pounding. I haven’t looked to see if this can be straightened yet. There is a big chip out of the right valve cover. It looks like the central right valve cover stud is bent. I think there is a good chance the value cover would have holed on the right side without the guard in place.



The left side is scratched, & there is some deepish gouges in the rocker cover



The left rear indicator mount has twisted. I have done a bit of panelbeating, & this is now back in place.



My body is healing. Fridays Xrays confirmed the fluid / blood in the lung is still there. The major damage is internal. My breathing & ability to move semi-normally is getting better every day. The rib bruising came out fairly quickly, & is now fading. The blacker bruising on the belt line only came out yesterday.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:45 PM   #1158
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So did you zoom up the slope, ride/hit the wall on the RHS & fall off the LHS onto Marks bike? Forks twisted?
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:55 PM   #1159
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So did you zoom up the slope, ride/hit the wall on the RHS & fall off the LHS onto Marks bike? Forks twisted?
Pretty much. No forks were /are fine. No damage to the exhaust or tank either.

This picture shows where I came. The crest of the hill is behind & to the right of the parked bikes. The mark on the wall where it dug in. Use the grass clump as a continuity mark between pictures...



Where we ended up

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Old 12-01-2012, 11:22 PM   #1160
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Very good assessment of the damage, glad to hear you're getting better and the damage is not that bad.

My bike is now on the dealer, as I couldn't figure out what was wrong .
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:55 AM   #1161
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so how is the healing going???
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:04 AM   #1162
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Had another visit to the Hospital Friday afternoon. The 'fluid' on the lung hasn't shifted, & if anything looks worse than earlier x-rays. Which means I get breathless with limited exertion. They were talking big needles again. Fortunately (???) they've given my body another couple of weeks to sort it's shit out.

Still on Panadol & Ibuprofen, but the ribs seem to be mending. Sneezed this afternoon & it bloody hurt, but at least the ribs didn't break again.

The good news is that I won't be able to paint the house over Xmas...
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:03 AM   #1163
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I am sorry to hear that it's taking so long. I guess we are not getting any younger. It's also a good reminder to take it easy on these rides. Nobody wants to miss out on a painting job over summer.
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:32 PM   #1164
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Hey Steve do you still have a rh fork leg in stock? Mccardigans has a crack, 36mm r80gs


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Old 12-16-2012, 11:44 PM   #1165
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Hey Steve do you still have a rh fork leg in stock? Mccardigans has a crack, 36mm r80gs

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Looking online, a fork stanchion from any of the '81-'94 forks would do the job. I don't have one of those. Gus's old forks are long gone sorry. Kane Veltman from R-Twin works could probably help. He seems to have a good supply of used spares. If it wasn't just before Xmas I'd say 7-10 days from blighty, but I'd suspect longer at present.

The G/S forklegs are a little weak, & crack with hard useage
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:01 AM   #1166
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Looking online, a fork stanchion from any of the '81-'94 forks would do the job. I don't have one of those. Gus's old forks are long gone sorry. Kane Veltman from R-Twin works could probably help. He seems to have a good supply of used spares. If it wasn't just before Xmas I'd say 7-10 days from blighty, but I'd suspect longer at present.

The G/S forklegs are a little weak, & crack with hard useage
hey clint check my pm.
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:56 AM   #1167
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bike looks alright Box'a.


call it "patena".....




as in "you've patenad it!"
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:17 AM   #1168
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Looking online, a fork stanchion from any of the '81-'94 forks would do the job. I don't have one of those.
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Cheers guys. The crack is not a showstopper but as Chris is planning to pop in some new fork seals on Saturday we thought we might cast around in case someone has a replacement leg.

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Old 12-17-2012, 11:59 AM   #1169
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You did your pushrod seals a while ago didn't you? Do you want to add to the thrad on oldscool if you've had any probs.
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:21 PM   #1170
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Looking online, a fork stanchion from any of the '81-'84 forks would do the job.
Oops, typo, corrected.
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bike looks alright Box'a. call it "patena"...... as in "you've patenad it!"
Pretty much what I was going to do. It's not a show pony...
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You did your pushrod seals a while ago didn't you? Do you want to add to the thrad on oldscool if you've had any probs.
No issues at all. Yours must be installer error. I'd take it back to the chap that put them in for you for a refund...
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