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Old 01-18-2009, 03:14 PM   #16
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I got a set of PIAAs to wire up. Wanna show everyone how to properly wire a V Strom .

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Old 01-18-2009, 03:49 PM   #17
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I wouldn't mind some info on setting race sag and some of the different ways you guys set them up for different riding. This seems to be the biggest mystery to me...

Also like the idea of preparing for a ride, what to bring, whats in your tool kit, etc. Different ways of packing the bike down, bags, gear, etc. I am a newb and haven't done an overnight on my bike, hope to this spring but some tricks you guys use for packing would come in handy...

finally we may think about a potluck type deal on the food so one person isn't carrying the brunt of cost there...

either way I am open to most anything...
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Old 01-18-2009, 08:52 PM   #18
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Wink chain rivet tool?

Advance apologies for a really quick thread hijack:

Does anyone in the Asheville/Black Mountain/Old Fort/Marion area have a chain rivet tool they would loan out? I got this one (scroll down to 'drive chain riveter tool'), but it doesn't work properly on an EK chain. I'm thinking a Motion Pro or an EK specific tool would work. My bike has been sitting in the garage for too long because I can't rivet this chain.



P.S., back on thread: Bike prep and general maintenance are always good topics. Also, how about the dreaded "dropped it on a trail 3 miles from the road and now it won't start" topic? Something about what to look for in plugs, carbs, etc. and how to get it running again (assuming no major damage, just something funny happening in the fuel+spark alignment process). Great to meet you all and thanks Scott for being the host and Russ for being the tire change sage.
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:01 PM   #19
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How 'bout we push Clockwatcher's bike into a nearby pond and then show what is required to get it running again. That would come in awfully handy if you flood your bike out in river crossing.













































What's up Russ?




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Old 01-19-2009, 06:34 AM   #20
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How 'bout we push Clockwatcher's bike into a nearby pond and then show what is required to get it running again. That would come in awfully handy if you flood your bike out in river crossing.





What's up Russ?




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Or, how about how to slide a 640 to a grand stop on the very edge of a ravine on a gravel road and not go over the side?

I'd REALLY like to know how to do that.


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Old 01-19-2009, 08:53 AM   #21
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ACME-DualSport Yahoo Group Signup

A Yahoo Groups list serv has been created to post upcoming dual sport rides and other related events in the Asheville, Hendersonville, WNC area.

Participants at the tire changing event at ACME Cycle on Jan 15th that signed the list have been invited to the Group.

If you missed the meeting and would like to join the Group go to;
ACME-DualSport-subscribe@yahoogroups.com and submit an invitation.

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Old 01-19-2009, 02:21 PM   #22
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Swimming....

I can tell you how to take a XR simming and ride it home! Ask Jerry for the Pic's. (Don't go too far Jerry)

I probably have a rivet tool here at the shop that will work. Give me a call.

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Old 01-19-2009, 03:50 PM   #23
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Waterproofing 101 !!

[quote=kennyanc]How 'bout we push Clockwatcher's bike into a nearby pond and then show what is required to get it running again. That would come in awfully handy if you flood your bike out in river crossing.













































What's up Russ?



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Hey Kenny...I like that plan...but we will have to use your KLR..I have already waterproofed the XRL!!!
You OK with that???
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Old 01-19-2009, 03:58 PM   #24
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Slidin' 'round 101 !!

Mel... that was just all that gas in the big ole' adventure tank sloshin' 'round....
Yeah.. Yeah that's what it was...
Wanna see it again??
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Old 01-20-2009, 07:36 AM   #25
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hi guys

whoo hoo more riders looking forward to meeting ya'll and spinning tires....
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Old 01-20-2009, 08:08 AM   #26
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Hey Kenny...I like that plan...but we will have to use your KLR..I have already waterproofed the XRL!!!
You OK with that???
Hmmm, that's not exactly what I had in mind.



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Old 01-20-2009, 08:42 AM   #27
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Advance apologies for a really quick thread hijack:

Does anyone in the Asheville/Black Mountain/Old Fort/Marion area have a chain rivet tool they would loan out? I got this one (scroll down to 'drive chain riveter tool'), but it doesn't work properly on an EK chain. I'm thinking a Motion Pro or an EK specific tool would work. My bike has been sitting in the garage for too long because I can't rivet this chain.



P.S., back on thread: Bike prep and general maintenance are always good topics. Also, how about the dreaded "dropped it on a trail 3 miles from the road and now it won't start" topic? Something about what to look for in plugs, carbs, etc. and how to get it running again (assuming no major damage, just something funny happening in the fuel+spark alignment process). Great to meet you all and thanks Scott for being the host and Russ for being the tire change sage.
personally I do the "high tech" method
a hammer behind the chain
a sharp cold chisel
a hammer for whacking

all you need is a small peened area on the master link pin to keep the sideplate from slipping off ... usually the pin-to-sideplate fit is so tight you have to press the sideplate on anyway .. right?

a couple hits with the hammer on the chisel will peen over the edges enough.

there's really no side loading on the chain if it's aligned anyway
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Old 01-20-2009, 02:40 PM   #28
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personally I do the "high tech" method
a hammer behind the chain
a sharp cold chisel
a hammer for whacking

all you need is a small peened area on the master link pin to keep the sideplate from slipping off ... usually the pin-to-sideplate fit is so tight you have to press the sideplate on anyway .. right?

a couple hits with the hammer on the chisel will peen over the edges enough.

there's really no side loading on the chain if it's aligned anyway
I thought about this, but couldn't figure out how to do it by 1 person. So I ordered a Motion Pro kit. Thanks, though. Can't wait to go riding.
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Old 01-21-2009, 09:35 AM   #29
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I thought about this, but couldn't figure out how to do it by 1 person. So I ordered a Motion Pro kit. Thanks, though. Can't wait to go riding.
I put a 2# sledge behind the sprocket, head against the back side of the master link ... little bit of duct tape will hold it there if necessary

that's the anvil to work against
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Old 01-23-2009, 06:52 AM   #30
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I put a 2# sledge behind the sprocket, head against the back side of the master link ... little bit of duct tape will hold it there if necessary

that's the anvil to work against
Ahhhh... good idea. I have a maul that could have worked as the backer. Oh well, a man can never have too many tools, but it would have saved some $$.
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