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Old 09-04-2013, 12:01 PM   #9736
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Turkey pot pie,or
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Bet it isn't as good as it was in Timber.... just sayin'
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Old 09-05-2013, 08:17 AM   #9737
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shoulda come to the pasture picnic,,lots of food and nobody fell down.
At least not on a bike.

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Old 09-05-2013, 08:55 AM   #9738
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A very enjoyable meetup last night. I took the opportunity to regale the crowd with my story of Linkweewee's spill in glorious detail and technicolor.






Too bad Linky wasn't there to defend hisself.


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Old 09-05-2013, 12:25 PM   #9739
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A very enjoyable meetup last night.


Too bad Linky wasn't there to defend hisself.


Saddest part is his last payment is next month..

We were looking at the next bike he'll crash if this one is totalled; st3 Duc, 1050 Sprint, or another speeeeed trippa.

And yesterday I had the pleasure of riding my buddies BRAND NEW black on black, no stuckers KLR that he just bought...
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Old 09-05-2013, 02:24 PM   #9740
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We were looking at the next bike he'll crash if this one is totalled; st3 Duc, 1050 Sprint, or another speeeeed trippa.
30mph lowside = total loss?

Ed did a lip-skid up and over the length of a mini-van....everything buffed right out.... sort of.

We livin' in a throw away society I tells ya!
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Old 09-05-2013, 03:34 PM   #9741
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30mph lowside = total loss?
We livin' in a throw away society I tells ya!
Agreed; I could be wrong but there's damage to the left side front and rear- tail is tweeked by pannier rack, tank dented, exhaust dented, headlightassy, windscreen, blahblahblah.
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7 years old
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Mysterious way slacked chain
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Mysterious empty clutch fluid
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Almost paid off
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Write off IMHO$00.2...

It'll make a bitchin' flat tracker once it's naked though... DIBS!
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Old 09-06-2013, 05:17 PM   #9742
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30mph lowside = total loss?

Ed did a lip-skid up and over the length of a mini-van....everything buffed right out.... sort of.

We livin' in a throw away society I tells ya!
The mechanic at Cycle Parts told me yesterday that besides the rashed-up expensive front end bits, the bent muffler
and destroyed Happy Trails rack and bag, bent Givi crash bar and destroyed Cee Bailey's wind screen, that the bike pointing front wheel down in the ditch and running for @ a minute before stalling means no oil to the cylinders while running.

this interests me as the owner is a Ducati knowledgista
http://eugene.craigslist.org/mcy/3991991736.html
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Old 09-06-2013, 06:10 PM   #9743
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this interests me as the owner is a Ducati knowledgista
http://eugene.craigslist.org/mcy/3991991736.html
That's a nice price if it has been taken care of. Lots of thrill in the st line. You'd be down the rabbit hole a bit compared to Japanese maintenance, but they can be barrels of fun.
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Old 09-07-2013, 05:53 PM   #9744
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Need some input. Here's a shot of the fork that was leaking





as you can see, there is a spot that has been rubbed into the fork tube. There doesn't seem to be any roughness to the fork and it slides well. I tried Peter's suggestion and worked some 400 grit paper under the seal to clean and rough it up and there doesn't seem to be any more leakage. I pumped the fork multiple times and it looked ok....

So what now? Can I fill the fork oil without removing it from the triple? I'm sure it needs to be topped off. Should I change the fluid on both tubes? (got the maint. dvd so I could figure it out).

Also, now that I have the tire off, how best to fix the dented rim? I wacked on a it a few times with a rubber mallet, but I think I'll need to remove the tire and place it on a work bench. Taking suggestions here.



Lastly, the brakes have been nothing but sponge. On closer inspection, one side is completely worn and the other is like new. Could it be the fork fluid was on the pad? Maybe a bubble in the line?

Thanks for letting me pick ya'lls brains.
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Old 09-07-2013, 08:05 PM   #9745
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Ask Peter if he can heat up the rim with a welding torch and bang it back into shape. Assuming it's an alloy rim, that may or may not work...
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:37 AM   #9746
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[QUOTE=Dansrc51;22277362]Need some input. Here's a shot of the fork that was leaking

Following the discussion above, and the mangled bolt on the brake caliper shown on one of the pictures, I suggest a new bike is in order.



OK. Good thing you have the maintenance manual. Sound like the brakes need to be flushed/cleaned out, pins/guide shims checked and new pads. Sound like they were sticking and not self aligning with wear. If the forks leaked, and you put abrasives under the seal, they should come out too for a cleaning and rebuild, or you are just going to get more of the same in a short time. Wheels are tough to beat true, but some repair can be made. I have had best luck with a two guy effort. With the wheel off the bike, the tire removed, the rim laid flat on 2 by 4 wooden blocks (in an attempt now to scratch the bottom side and not dent the disk) guy one holds another 2 by 4 on the bent section and guy two wails away with a 8lb sledge hammer. I have tried to place wood block where the tire should be to reduce over adjustment and to keep the good adjacent rim from moving too much. There are people who do this well for a living, but they want $. Good Luck. If you need help, I am willing, and I have a shop.
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:42 AM   #9747
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Just from this lowly bicycle mechanic's perspective, the rim is better off being replaced.

Aluminum alloy doesn't become malleable with application of heat, and because aluminum is very conductive of heat any localized area application will soon just heat the entire rim.

You can always try to 'bang' it back into shape but that part of the rim will be work-hardened and subject to stress cracks if it doesn't fracture when being reformed. I'd use a hydraulic press to gently press the dent back in, but it will always have a hop in that spot that will be impossible to true out with spoke tension.


The brake issue sounds like a stuck piston which may or may not require the caliper to be replaced.
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Old 09-08-2013, 10:29 AM   #9748
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You wanted a winter project, yes?

Tear down the front end, rebuild the fork with new seals and stuff- can they be tuned to you?
Rebuild the calipers- no need to replace them.
New rim and re-used spokes/hub etc- fab a fixture for truing and balancing (I have some ideas there)


Throw some rain tires on the Honda for the commute though...
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Old 09-08-2013, 10:36 AM   #9749
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...fab a fixture for truing and balancing...
http://www.harborfreight.com/motorcy...and-98488.html

And, you can always get at least 25% off.
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Old 09-08-2013, 12:28 PM   #9750
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http://www.harborfreight.com/motorcy...and-98488.html

And, you can always get at least 25% off.
Been using that one (thanks kevin) but its, uh, ..tolerance... for runout is iffy, and the cones are sloppy and the original shaft was bent, and blahbibbityblah...

I'm thinking of a precision machined shaft with acme threaded cones and some kind of single point spindle, but it's idea phase now.
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