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Old 06-25-2012, 08:33 PM   #20281
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Hey Herders,
I don't post much but I'm throwing out a question. Whats the interest in puttin on a Cat Hearders IV Campout at the Cox Compound? This summer is busy and Motocox and WFO cox are both racing in the VAGNCC series every other week-end and we would like to put on another camp. Dates are hard to come up with (with the race schedule)and I won't step on anyone else's toes as far as conflicting with other events....but lookin at end of Aug. Check Oil, p-Canary, H14 and others have been a great help in the past prepping but may need a little help with details. Please get with us (any of the above) as to interest or thoughts.
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Old 06-26-2012, 04:46 AM   #20282
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Looks like it started near where the Massanutten Mountain East trail meets the top of the ridge(38.8852, -78.3326) coming North from Veach Gap Shelter
Not good, that's damn close to my land just south at Milford Gap, guess I should call the neighbors and see whats up.
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:18 AM   #20283
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:25 AM   #20284
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He had a 650 he was selling for a buddy. I hope he is doing well. No one has heard from him in a long time...

OleGrumpy, that 1000 looks real nice! Has me thinking....
Give me a shout if you are interested.
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:40 PM   #20285
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Old 06-26-2012, 05:33 PM   #20286
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Smart people,

I am babysitting Grasshopper's bike while he is away. I have had it out around the neighborhood a few times, but never ridden it hard. Today I noticed a wet spot on the front tire that I traced back to the front fork boot. I dont have much experience working on bikes yet, and I don't want to practice on someone else's. I could continue to start and run his bike weekly until he gets home, or get after it with some supervision and have the bike ready for the trail when he gets home. I prefer the latter. Anybody willing to show a greenhorn how to stop a front fork leak?
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Old 06-26-2012, 05:44 PM   #20287
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Smart people,

I am babysitting Grasshopper's bike while he is away. I have had it out around the neighborhood a few times, but never ridden it hard. Today I noticed a wet spot on the front tire that I traced back to the front fork boot. I dont have much experience working on bikes yet, and I don't want to practice on someone else's. I could continue to start and run his bike weekly until he gets home, or get after it with some supervision and have the bike ready for the trail when he gets home. I prefer the latter. Anybody willing to show a greenhorn how to stop a front fork leak?
HA HA! Just kidding that sucks when you try to help someone out and crap like this happens.

I'll be home in about three weeks. If no one else can help before then I could give you a hand. Maybe you should lay off the wheelies in the meantime.
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:09 PM   #20288
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I've heard of people slipping 35mm film around the fork seals to clean them up. I'll pull some out of my camera.....


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Old 06-26-2012, 06:21 PM   #20289
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I've used a piece of 35mm film and slid it up under the fork boot and pulled the film down bringing the dirt out. i have heard of using a clean white business card to achieve the same results. Try riding it a couple days to work . I bought a kawasaki 1100 that had set for a while it seeped a little , I was going to buy seals that friday but after riding it all week it quit leaking and i had no more problems with it. just a few ideas.
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:57 PM   #20290
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Not to beat a dead horse to death or anything, but yeah, the 35mm camera film (or any thin & flexible plastic material) will help. It all depends on how badly the seals are damaged (how long dirt/crap has been up in there and wearing away at the rubber seal or potentially even worse and wearing a groove in the fork tube itself! ). Whatever the case, I wouldn't worry about it too much, anyone who knows anything about motorcycles knows that this is not something that happens from riding a buddies bike around the neighborhood once every two weeks just to keep it running while he's out of town. Kudos to you for wanting to fix this issue before grasshopper returns.

But like the others have said, clean several times and ride the bike a bit in between cleanings, and you may get the offending dirt/grit out of there. Best of luck.
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:08 PM   #20291
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I've used a piece of 35mm film and slid it up under the fork boot and pulled the film down bringing the dirt out. i have heard of using a clean white business card to achieve the same results. Try riding it a couple days to work . I bought a kawasaki 1100 that had set for a while it seeped a little , I was going to buy seals that friday but after riding it all week it quit leaking and i had no more problems with it. just a few ideas.
So you think riding it to exercise and clean the seals might clean them out and make them seal? It's worth a shot. I guess as long as I don't run all of the oil out it should be fine?
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:10 PM   #20292
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But like the others have said, clean several times and ride the bike a bit in between cleanings, and you may get the offending dirt/grit out of there. Best of luck.
Clean, ride, repeat. Got it.
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:12 PM   #20293
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Yeah it shouldn't be a big problem. If he needs new seals it really isn't that hard to do with minimal tools. Hardest part is driving the new seals in just right and level.
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:32 PM   #20294
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After checking out that post, I just want to jump on my bike and head west. That would really piss off my girlfriend, so I guess it will have to wait.

So what is the deal with that mama Rella place? Is that just her house and you eat in her dining room?? Looked like a crazy set up.
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:43 AM   #20295
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After checking out that post, I just want to jump on my bike and head west. That would really piss off my ex-girlfriend, so I guess I better start planning.

So what is the deal with that mama Rella place? Is that just her house and you eat in her dining room?? Looked like a crazy set up.
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