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Old 04-02-2014, 10:21 AM   #28006
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Who makes the TB. Maybe search for parts for the TB by its manufacturer. It may be the same on on my Wee.

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It's a torsion spring... I sent Jeff this page from McMaster.

http://www.mcmaster.com/#torsion-springs/=rd18v7

I think we can probably get something very close and make a few final bends to make it fit.

One end is just a 90 Degree bend and the other is 90 with a 180 hook that goes around a tab.

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Old 04-02-2014, 11:02 AM   #28007
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Volunteers needed to work as motorcycle marshalls for the Richmond Triathlon on 4/26

The Richmond Triathlon Club is in need of 3 or 4 volunteers to work as motorcycle marshalls during the cycling portion of the Richmond Triathlon Club race on 4/26. I did this last year and had a good time. You will get a free t-shirt, a free lunch, and be cheered on by the crowds as you ride by. It really is fun, I plan on doing it again this year. The only catch is that you will need to be there at 0615 for the safety briefing. The race starts at 0700, the first bicycles are usually flying out of there within 10-15 minutes and you should be done and on your way home by noon.

Let me know...

Race starts and ends here: Collegiate School Aquatics Center (CSAC), 5050 Ridgedale Parkway, Richmond, VA 23234 (It's 1/4 mile from the intersection of route 10 and Chippenham Parkway)
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Old 04-02-2014, 11:04 AM   #28008
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If you have access to a lathe you can wind springs....

I have a lathe and would be willing to try.

https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...+springs+lathe
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Old 04-02-2014, 12:46 PM   #28009
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The Richmond Triathlon Club is in need of 3 or 4 volunteers to work as motorcycle marshalls during the cycling portion of the Richmond Triathlon Club race on 4/26. I did this last year and had a good time. You will get a free t-shirt, a free lunch, and be cheered on by the crowds as you ride by. It really is fun, I plan on doing it again this year. The only catch is that you will need to be there at 0615 for the safety briefing. The race starts at 0700, the first bicycles are usually flying out of there within 10-15 minutes and you should be done and on your way home by noon.
What exactly does a Marshall do?
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Old 04-02-2014, 01:48 PM   #28010
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What exactly does a Marshall do?
Great question, thank you! A marshall escorts the bicyclists along the bicycle race route. After they swim 400m, they run out of the building, hop on their bikes and begin a 20Km ride that begins and ends at the Collegiate School aquatics center before beginning the last leg, which is a 5K run. Last year's ride headed down 10 and made a right towards the Chesterfield airport, past the noodle factory, then on back roads to route 10.
You job would be to ride along with them to provide them a little extra safety, give them words of encouragement, and toot your horn at idiots who are trying to walk across the road in front of a pack of speeding racers.
Some of the riders are paraplegics and ride these really cool recumbant bikes that are powered by turning the crank with their arms! These bikes sit VERY low to the ground and are hard to see at a distance. If I see one of these bike going along by itself, I will usually ride by them to offer them a little more visability for cars and people crossing the street that might not see them.
You are free to roam about and assist as you please. As I said eariler, it's really fun.
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Old 04-02-2014, 02:15 PM   #28011
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Great question, thank you! A marshall escorts the bicyclists along the bicycle race route. After they swim 400m, they run out of the building, hop on their bikes and begin a 20Km ride that begins and ends at the Collegiate School aquatics center before beginning the last leg, which is a 5K run. Last year's ride headed down 10 and made a right towards the Chesterfield airport, past the noodle factory, then on back roads to route 10.
You job would be to ride along with them to provide them a little extra safety, give them words of encouragement, and toot your horn at idiots who are trying to walk across the road in front of a pack of speeding racers.
Some of the riders are paraplegics and ride these really cool recumbant bikes that are powered by turning the crank with their arms! These bikes sit VERY low to the ground and are hard to see at a distance. If I see one of these bike going along by itself, I will usually ride by them to offer them a little more visability for cars and people crossing the street that might not see them.
You are free to roam about and assist as you please. As I said eariler, it's really fun.
Does the event have right-of-way or are the participants expected to obey the rules of the road?

I've done Mountains of Misery, Wilderness Road Ride, and some ACC cycling races as a communicator.

Beeping horns is nice and all, but if the road isn't closed to other traffic you can't blindly expect everyone to yield right of way to you.
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Old 04-02-2014, 02:31 PM   #28012
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The Richmond Triathlon Club is in need of 3 or 4 volunteers to work as motorcycle marshalls during the cycling portion of the Richmond Triathlon Club race on 4/26. I did this last year and had a good time. You will get a free t-shirt, a free lunch, and be cheered on by the crowds as you ride by. It really is fun, I plan on doing it again this year. The only catch is that you will need to be there at 0615 for the safety briefing. The race starts at 0700, the first bicycles are usually flying out of there within 10-15 minutes and you should be done and on your way home by noon.

Let me know...

Race starts and ends here: Collegiate School Aquatics Center (CSAC), 5050 Ridgedale Parkway, Richmond, VA 23234 (It's 1/4 mile from the intersection of route 10 and Chippenham Parkway)
Sounds like fun, but I plan on being in Laurel Fork getting rained on. Maybe next time.
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Old 04-02-2014, 02:33 PM   #28013
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Does the event have right-of-way.
Yes. The event has the right of way. The right lane on route 10 east is for racers only. Orange cones keep all 4 wheel traffic in the left lane. Chesterfield police are at every turn to assist, monitor and guide racers and traffic. There is one road between the noodle factory and route 10 that can have someone pull out of their home into the bike lane, this did happen to me once last year. No accidents, no injuries; they just drove away and we kept crusing along.
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Old 04-02-2014, 02:36 PM   #28014
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Yes. The event has the right of way. The right lane on route 10 east is for racers only. Orange cones keep all 4 wheel traffic in the left lane. Chesterfield police are at every turn to assist, monitor and guide racers and traffic. There is one road between the noodle factory and route 10 that can have someone pull out of their home into the bike lane, this did happen to me once last year. No accidents, no injuries; they just drove away and we kept crusing along.
Good to know! Logistics are much better with right-of-way secured.

When's the deadline for volunteering? My bike is on the market right now, but if I still have it (or have its replacement ) I'll consider volunteering.
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Old 04-02-2014, 07:27 PM   #28015
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Sounds like fun, but I plan on being in Laurel Fork getting rained on. Maybe next time.
Drats, I forgot Laurel Fork is that same weekend.
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Old 04-03-2014, 05:47 AM   #28016
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Drats, I forgot Laurel Fork is that same weekend.
One of my first 5Ks several years ago was in a hilly town. The only reason I didn't stop and walk at one point was a moto marshall fell in beside me for a while, motivating me to keep it going. When I got past the suck and gave them the thumbs up, they rode on to find someone else to help. Eddy, I won't have a bike by month-end, but do let me know if I might be able to help in some other way handing out water/food perhaps? ???

In other news -- 75 days post-puffback and I move back into my house today!!! What an adventure the last few months have been. I can't speak highly enough about my insurance company (Travelers) and adjuster, the dozen or so friends/neighbors that helped in various ways, the peeps at the nice/clean Residence Inn at 295/10 that accepts pets (my dog certainly approved of the treats they gave her), and Sic for pointing me in a useful direction at the outset and then suggesting that I winterize my pipes to avoid having to contend with broken pipes on top of the oil soot fallout - considering all the broken pipes I heard about this winter, I thanked my lucky stars for that timely piece of advice.
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Old 04-03-2014, 06:38 AM   #28017
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The Richmond Triathlon Club is in need of 3 or 4 volunteers to work as motorcycle marshalls during the cycling portion of the Richmond Triathlon Club race on 4/26. I did this last year and had a good time. You will get a free t-shirt, a free lunch, and be cheered on by the crowds as you ride by. It really is fun, I plan on doing it again this year. The only catch is that you will need to be there at 0615 for the safety briefing. The race starts at 0700, the first bicycles are usually flying out of there within 10-15 minutes and you should be done and on your way home by noon.

Let me know...

Race starts and ends here: Collegiate School Aquatics Center (CSAC), 5050 Ridgedale Parkway, Richmond, VA 23234 (It's 1/4 mile from the intersection of route 10 and Chippenham Parkway)
Sounds like fun, I will check my schedule and if I am free I would be glad to help.
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Old 04-03-2014, 07:36 AM   #28018
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One of my first 5Ks several years ago was in a hilly town. The only reason I didn't stop and walk at one point was a moto marshall fell in beside me for a while, motivating me to keep it going. When I got past the suck and gave them the thumbs up, they rode on to find someone else to help. Eddy, I won't have a bike by month-end, but do let me know if I might be able to help in some other way handing out water/food perhaps? ???

In other news -- 75 days post-puffback and I move back into my house today!!! What an adventure the last few months have been. I can't speak highly enough about my insurance company (Travelers) and adjuster, the dozen or so friends/neighbors that helped in various ways, the peeps at the nice/clean Residence Inn at 295/10 that accepts pets (my dog certainly approved of the treats they gave her), and Sic for pointing me in a useful direction at the outset and then suggesting that I winterize my pipes to avoid having to contend with broken pipes on top of the oil soot fallout - considering all the broken pipes I heard about this winter, I thanked my lucky stars for that timely piece of advice.

Glad to hear you are back in!!! Claims are never fun. The disruption is a pain and the loss of treasured items is always a heartbreak.

If anyone on here ever needs help with insurance or a quote I am there for you....you could say Like a Good Neighbor....
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Old 04-03-2014, 03:52 PM   #28019
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I know I'm frugal, but geez. BMW wants $397.31 for the right side throttle body. Nothing included (no cables, no fuel injector base, no clamps, nadda). They also want $581.06 for the left throttle body, without Throttle positon sensor ($225). But they do come with the springs!

Enter one of my favorite websites. www.searchtempest.com It allows you to search every or any Craigslist website in North America, all at once. Used it to find a guy parting out an R1150GS in British Columbia.

I now have both throttle bodies coming from a 50K mile bike, including the TPS, for $225 delivered. Heck, if I replace one I might as well do the pair. With a little luck the butterflies will be a lot more quiet than the old one I'm currently running.

Then I can start sourcing the springs, repair my own TB's, and maybe sell them to get some $$ back. Works for me!

For those who don't know about searching Craigslist by distance, region or zipcodes, try www.searchtempest.com

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That sounds great Jeff. Glad you found what you needed!
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