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Old 02-04-2013, 04:05 AM   #961
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oh, and it's a Showa
That what Honda's OEM forks areae well as shocks ...
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:03 PM   #962
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good! I keep your guy as #3 then


oh, and it's a Showa

Showa is good stuff. Made in Japan = good! Prolly a similar 'non-rebuildable' rebuildable one that the OEMs put on jap bikes for years. Hopefully it is, and you'll only have to spend the coin on seals, oil and labor.

The Jøtul is Enduro0123's wood stove, maybe. Been shopping for one and pretty much decided on a Jøtul F600
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:50 PM   #963
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The Jøtul is Enduro0123's wood stove, maybe. Been shopping for one and pretty much decided on a Jøtul F600

there was a wood stove? I guess I was to busy drooling over the manly bicycle calves in funky socks (not shocks)
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:34 PM   #964
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Old Hwy 105

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You know, the road to that mountain the foreground, Shortoff, is a pretty nice little dirt road. Wolf Pit. And, the hike to the peak of shortoff is only about 1.5 hours. Makes for a good dayhike/bike trip on days when the smokies are frigid.

Also, the road that goes through Linville wilderness starts down there and you can shortcut to the Boone area for some of the pie at Famous Louise's.
I believe that road would be Old Hwy 105. One gets on from the North side of Lake James Dr and it exits at Linville Falls
parking lot and 183 which runs into 181 to 221 and Famous Louise's.

There are a couple of trails that go West off of Old 105 and come out on OLD 221 North of Marion.........but they are pretty knarly.
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:19 AM   #965
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The Jøtul is Enduro0123's wood stove, maybe. Been shopping for one and pretty much decided on a Jøtul F600
It's a Waterford,a little small for the room I have it in but it works.
The Jøtul are nice.


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there was a wood stove? I guess I was to busy drooling over the manly bicycle calves in funky socks (not shocks)
How do you know my socks stink?

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Old 02-05-2013, 11:14 AM   #966
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hey

bit last min, but any one want to ride tomorrow -wed feb th 6-????

guess around brevard an head out to the Wedge for late lunch/early dinner..
or has been awhile,,since i've been to Barley's..

ride anyone ??
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:33 AM   #967
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hey

bit last min, but any one want to ride tomorrow -wed feb th 6-????

guess around brevard an head out to the Wedge for late lunch/early dinner..
or has been awhile,,since i've been to Barley's..

ride anyone ??
no bike/shock... and I gotta work

But I can meet you at the Wedge
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:03 PM   #968
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Should see more of Beech.

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Beech Mountain?

Looks like Gualtney Rd leaving 194 out of Banner Elk going towards the development of Rocky Top doesn't it?.

That used to be gravel .............but now I believe it is hard top.

However, I think we should be able to see more of Beech from those S's on Gualtney..............so I think it's elsewhere.

I'm traveling, so I can't take a confirming look see.

BTW: If one veers left just before the entrance to Rocky Top (after following Gualtney), that is Shawnee Rd or NC 2042 and it looks like a driveway but it's an old non maintained road and very trail like for about a mile until it dumps into Andy Hicks Rd.

Andy Hicks Rd running both North and South for it's 4-5 miles is a very nice and scenic high elevation ride, with great
views and dumps into Gualtney and on to Banner Elk on the south........and leads into a labyrinth of gravel roads to
the North until one feeds into NC 321 and Watauga Lake area.

That whole "backside" of Beech to the North has had some neat tunnel "canopy" covered gravel roads paved in the last couple years....................but there are still lots more.
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:53 PM   #969
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ok!!

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no bike/shock... and I gotta work

But I can meet you at the Wedge
sounds good..
what time best ?? 6-7pm ish ??

yeah was planning on running over, and have the nice folks at Cogent Dynamics..
take a look at my shocks ,see what options are, and hopefully get it fixed/tuned up (sooner then later) ..
so can have it all , nice/new/rebulit = something better than now !!
maybe even the moab (if can find the coins)..

ok , hope to see ya ,at Wedge then..
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:41 PM   #970
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just picked up my shock from Cogent Dynamics (took me a while to get it there...) and thanks to Rick I now have a rebuilt non-rebuildable shock



Since it's a beautiful weekend, I figured I get the tags for the bike on Friday, put in the shock and change the fork oil Saturday, ride Sunday... yeah right.

1st snafu:
didn't get tags since it's an out-of-state salvage title , so the "inspector" will come by next Thursday to check the bike out before I can go back to the tag office. Luckily I have enough comp-time to spend a day getting it all sorted out.

2nd snafu:
I thought it's easy . Well it would be easy, but I am an idiot and I failed to check the bearings when I took the bike apart. While greasing up all the parts I realized my tension strut bearings are shot. And I mean SHOT! - like no movement at all.



that may had something to do with the odd handling at times....

3rd snafu:
it's Saturday and I can't get bearings . And I can't do the forks because I need to take the weight off the front... and the ceiling-hooks are at the different spot in the shop and I got no rear wheel in to move the bike .

So, I finished up with a bit of flames (always good )



and said: SCREW IT!



does anybody near Asheville has some HK1812 bearings sitting around???
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:46 AM   #971
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I looked at McMaster since they deliver fast, but it doesn't look like they have that size.

No luck at Grainger, either.

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Old 03-17-2013, 05:51 AM   #972
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Check out AllBalls Bearings..
I have been very happy with them..
I use their steering head bearings ad wheel bearings...


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Old 03-17-2013, 05:52 AM   #973
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Can't you just put a strap of oil soaked leather in there?
















































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Old 03-17-2013, 06:04 AM   #974
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Can't you just put a strap of oil soaked leather in there?
Lignum Vitea would work too; then she could use water instead of oil.
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:20 AM   #975
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Check out AllBalls Bearings..
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I use there steering head bearings ad wheel bearings...


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Will do - thanks!

Since nobody will ship before Monday afternoon anyway, I am checking the 3 possible places in AVL first. Or I go with Amazon ,and if anything fails I could go with a BMW part

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