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Old 12-22-2013, 02:50 PM   #26806
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Assuming he's young and healthy, the road rash should do fine if he avoids infection. It actually looks worse than it is; I'm more worried about the purple foot and white toes! That could be a bad foot fracture (Lisfranc fracture? Ankle fractured too?) He's ears and face are white as milk too, is he going onto shock?
Yeah, I thought the same about his foot. It looks like it's been crushed and he's already shocky. That muscle shirt doesn't look so sexy post accident. He will remember this crash as long as he lives. Maybe this young man will become an AGATT convert.

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Old 12-22-2013, 05:51 PM   #26807
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As if he even needed to try. Merry Christmas everyone.



People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. -George Orwell

Chuck is that rough man.
The best part about this is that he was flying BOTH planes while doing the stunt.
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Old 12-22-2013, 06:31 PM   #26808
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Dyna beads

Hey Dan ......
Sorry to hear about your experience with balancing beads. I have to ask, did you use the valve core that is included in the package? In all the Dyno bead packages I get there are replacement valves cores. Not being home to look I'm guessing they are different than the standard valve core. When I get home I will try to get of photo comparing the two.

I'm down to three bikes with four sets of wheels and I run the beads in all the front tires. In all these years I have never had an issue with the beads causing a leak. 90% of the time I reuse the same beads from tire to tire. I simply use a spoon to scoop the beads out of the old tire.

They also recommend that you reframe from checking the air pressure with the valve at the bottom of the tire.

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Old 12-22-2013, 07:43 PM   #26809
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[QUOTE=skychs;23037693]Hey Eppa .....
Are you going to race that KLR with that big upgrade? Did you do it because you needed to or was it just for fun?


The KLR was using a bit tooo much oil. The '08's had an oil problem, but
this one's an '09 (?). Plus, my only gripe has been "need mo' power".
The 685 piston is 5 ounces lighter, has better rings, and adds a few
more cc's. Also, I was in between customer bikes, and getting bored.

Not bored now; fixing this airplane -complete rewiring/engine tuning/etc,
along with fixing up a '39 BSA M20, rebuilding a wrecked '12 CBR1000RR,
and the occasional roll-in and tire changes, I'm busy!
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:49 PM   #26810
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Hey Dan ......
Sorry to hear about your experience with balancing beads. I have to ask, did you use the valve core that is included in the package? In all the Dyno bead packages I get there are replacement valves cores.
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They also recommend that you reframe from checking the air pressure with the valve at the bottom of the tire.
These are not Dyna Bead (tm) brand but an ebay knockoff ceramic bead and did not come with filtered valve cores. (which I didn't even know existed) Compared a sample to real dynabeads and they are indistinguishable, so I agree with Doc Whipits theory that they are all just bead blasting media.

My bike was smooth with lead weights and the beads seem about the same, except they've horked up my valves a few times.

As far as my tire/tube from this morning.. Took it apart no holes tears, pumped it up, dunked in sink, nothing. Put it back together, 28psi, and it's still holding. wth?? Maybe that second core was jacked up too..

Bummer there were two days of 70F, and I managed to ride about a mile.
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Old 12-23-2013, 12:56 PM   #26811
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Hey Eppa .....
Are you going to race that KLR with that big upgrade? Did you do it because you needed to or was it just for fun?


The KLR was using a bit tooo much oil. The '08's had an oil problem, but
this one's an '09 (?). Plus, my only gripe has been "need mo' power".
The 685 piston is 5 ounces lighter, has better rings, and adds a few
more cc's. Also, I was in between customer bikes, and getting bored.

Not bored now; fixing this airplane -complete rewiring/engine tuning/etc,
along with fixing up a '39 BSA M20, rebuilding a wrecked '12 CBR1000RR,
and the occasional roll-in and tire changes, I'm busy!
Did you replace the valve seals??

Sometime in the early 2000 models Kawasaki changed the valve seal material. They would get hard as a rock in short order.

My '02 began using oil shortly after I got it in 2003 with a little over 3K miles on it. I lived with the problem until a couple of years ago. I decided to pull the head and replaced the seals with an aftermarket variety; mine weren't sealing squat and were as loose as a goose. While I was in there and had the parts, decided to hone the cylinder and replace the piston and rings...... even tho' the cylinder, rings, etc. looked really good. Oil consumption went waaaay down..... especially at high I-state speeds.

A link on another site brought this to light where a fella toasted his engine after a rebuild replacing everything BUT the valve seals. Thinking everything was okay after the rebuild, his bike consumed a bunch of oil on a trip and brought his trip to an abrupt end.

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Old 12-23-2013, 01:05 PM   #26812
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Hey Eppa .....
Are you going to race that KLR with that big upgrade? Did you do it because you needed to or was it just for fun?


The KLR was using a bit tooo much oil. The '08's had an oil problem, but
this one's an '09 (?). Plus, my only gripe has been "need mo' power".
The 685 piston is 5 ounces lighter, has better rings, and adds a few
more cc's. Also, I was in between customer bikes, and getting bored.

Not bored now; fixing this airplane -complete rewiring/engine tuning/etc,
along with fixing up a '39 BSA M20, rebuilding a wrecked '12 CBR1000RR,
and the occasional roll-in and tire changes, I'm busy!
Put a PCV valve into the breather line going to the air box, that and run 15-40 rotella, my oil consumption disappeared, did the same thing to my son's KLR and it worked on his bike as well. Mr. Young performed the surgery on both bikes, I think he did the same mod to his KLR as well.
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Old 12-23-2013, 01:31 PM   #26813
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Put a PCV valve into the breather line going to the air box, that and run 15-40 rotella, my oil consumption disappeared, did the same thing to my son's KLR and it worked on his bike as well. Mr. Young performed the surgery on both bikes, I think he did the same mod to his KLR as well.
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Old 12-23-2013, 01:34 PM   #26814
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I just remembered something.. I was letting the bike warm up when i checked the air pressure AND i was already wearing my helmet. So maybe it did hiss after the pressure check but I didn't hear it. I think that's likely.. Doesn't change my feelings about the beads though.
my dad taught me a trick when i began to drive, (actually way before that), everytime you air up a tire, put a goober of spit on the tip of the index finger and smear it across the end of the valve stem, it will create a "film bubble" of sorts, and should not enlarge. This will give you a visual indication the stem is sealing.

I've done this on every tire I have filled for the last 45 years, and have found about a dozen leakers in that time.... it's real easy to spin the old valve out, and spin a new one in at that time, and it will save doing it down the road.
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Old 12-23-2013, 04:29 PM   #26815
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Put a PCV valve into the breather line going to the air box, that and run 15-40 rotella, my oil consumption disappeared, did the same thing to my son's KLR and it worked on his bike as well. Mr. Young performed the surgery on both bikes, I think he did the same mod to his KLR as well.
Fine idea; I've put reed valves in other bikes, which work better
than PVC valves, but won't help when oil is coming up by the rings.
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Old 12-23-2013, 06:45 PM   #26816
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Nice looking gravel runner I saw in Barnett's Bikecraft. Lazareth Design


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http://www.lazarethautomoto.com/lazareth-bmw-r1200r
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Old 12-23-2013, 07:12 PM   #26817
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It wouldn't go far in gravel/dirt till rocks wiped out
the oil cooler and dirt into the stacks wiped out the
engine. A back protector would be useful for rocks
coming off the back tire....
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Old 12-24-2013, 07:04 AM   #26818
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Poor man's water-resistant duffel bag $9 at Home Depot

I've read, in a different thread somewhere here in the ADVrider universe, that the Home Depot 'Husky' water-resistant duffle bag was a Black Friday sale and that some were still available.

For under $9 ($8.98) this may be the best deal in the history of somewhat waterproof dufflebags. At least for bombing around on a day-trip, for those of you without ginormous BMW saddlebags. It might be a perfect fit on the back of a bike and it even has some loops and straps that will make it really easy to attach.

Heck, I might just get one for carrying weapons and gear to and from the range.

Just wanted to pass along this info if anyone wants to score an inexpensive piece of gear.

Here's a quick link to the bag on their website: Husky waterproof bag

I'm going out to snag a few for riding friends. What a deal.
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Old 12-24-2013, 07:30 AM   #26819
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For under $9 this may be the best deal in the history of somewhat waterproof dufflebags.
Thanks Jeff! What a coincidence! I read your post while my brother in law was there shopping. I called him asap on his cell phone and he picked up the last four for us! Thank you!

P.S. That was the Colonial Heights store, the Chester store still had 8 left a while ago.
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Old 12-24-2013, 08:35 AM   #26820
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Thanks Jeff! What a coincidence! I read your post while my brother in law was there shopping. I called him asap on his cell phone and he picked up the last four for us! Thank you!

P.S. That was the Colonial Heights store, the Chester store still had 8 left a while ago.
I love this forum. I just picked up 3 myself in Chester. They are way bigger than I thought.
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