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Old 05-08-2013, 06:50 PM   #6496
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Interesting picture; taken at a gas station, apparently. What is going on there?
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"The motorcycle, being poorly designed for both flight and marine operation, sustained significant external and internal damage," police noted.
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:59 PM   #6497
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Interesting picture; taken at a gas station, apparently. What is going on there?
Scalloped potatos obviously.
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:33 PM   #6498
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This makes me want to get on my bike and ride!

Wow, couldn't take my eyes off the screen! What an adventure. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:22 PM   #6499
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Interesting picture; taken at a gas station, apparently. What is going on there?
Tire was worn before mounting but check the piece of metal sticking out of the tire that looks like it's been there for 100 km or so.

I thought I picked up a piece of metal on the road but when I went to swap out the tire I could not find my other tire iron. Thought I left it behind but when I got the tire off - surprise!

Drove at least a couple 100 kms but only noticed when I came to slow down, real gentle on the front brake and WOW - that does not feel right at all! Wore out the tire iron at least an inch. I am sure it would have been a different story had I needed to brake, swerve or was on a bike with more HP.

On the plus side I still have the tire iron. I guess all's well that ends well but I was not too happy with myself at the time and I learned a good lesson.

All the stuff I have read on different bike forums and never heard of this otherwise I might have thought to check. Whoever posted about this don't feel too bad I bet this happens more often then people would care to say. In my defense this was a road side tire change.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:31 PM   #6500
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Tire was worn before mounting but check the piece of metal sticking out of the tire that looks like it's been there for 100 km or so.

I thought I picked up a piece of metal on the road but when I went to swap out the tire I could not find my other tire iron. Thought I left it behind but when I got the tire off - surprise!

Drove at least a couple 100 kms but only noticed when I came to slow down, real gentle on the front brake and WOW - that does not feel right at all! Wore out the tire iron at least an inch. I am sure it would have been a different story had I needed to brake, swerve or was on a bike with more HP.

On the plus side I still have the tire iron. I guess all's well that ends well but I was not too happy with myself at the time and I learned a good lesson.

All the stuff I have read on different bike forums and never heard of this otherwise I might have thought to check. Whoever posted about this don't feel too bad I bet this happens more often then people would care to say. In my defense this was a road side tire change.
I thought it looked like a tire iron sticking out there.

I was the one who posted about having the iron in my wheel.

This guy put it there.



He also hid one of the other irons in a garbage pail full of packing paper. Caused me to search for an hour!
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Old 05-10-2013, 04:48 AM   #6501
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I thought it looked like a tire iron sticking out there.

I was the one who posted about having the iron in my wheel.

This guy put it there.



He also hid one of the other irons in a garbage pail full of packing paper. Caused me to search for an hour!






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Old 05-10-2013, 05:15 AM   #6502
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[QUOTE=Emmbeedee;21373281]I thought it looked like a tire iron sticking out there.

I was the one who posted about having the iron in my wheel.

This guy put it there.



He also hid one of the other irons in a garbage pail full of packing paper. Caused me to search for an hour![/QUOTE
And you thought I was walking him..........I was teaching him new tricks. Smart dog.
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Old 05-10-2013, 05:30 AM   #6503
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And you thought I was walking him..........I was teaching him new tricks. Smart dog.
Argh. I wondered where he learned that trick!
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:33 PM   #6504
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I thought it looked like a tire iron sticking out there.

I was the one who posted about having the iron in my wheel.

This guy put it there.



He also hid one of the other irons in a garbage pail full of packing paper. Caused me to search for an hour![/QUOTE
And you thought I was walking him..........I was teaching him new tricks. Smart dog.

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Old 05-10-2013, 03:57 PM   #6505
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Leaving Kemptville tomorrow at 8:30 to pre ride day one of RR if anyone feels like getting wet
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Old 05-10-2013, 05:03 PM   #6506
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Dang I wish I could! Sick a dog fighting the flu, and my bikes suspension is getting reworked this weekend.

Bring a saw, and take lots of pics!
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Old 05-10-2013, 05:46 PM   #6507
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Wish I could ride but the brake lever I ordered on 27 April is still in transit. Happily it is in Canada now. On the other hand stuff I ordered from the uk got here in 4 days.
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:00 PM   #6508
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Wish I could ride but the brake lever I ordered on 27 April is still in transit. Happily it is in Canada now. On the other hand stuff I ordered from the uk got here in 4 days.
I have always had good luck in ordering parts fro the UK. I order them on the weekend and 9 times out of 10 i have it before weeks end.
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:02 PM   #6509
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Leaving Kemptville tomorrow at 8:30 to pre ride day one of RR if anyone feels like getting wet
Very wet, from the sounds of it outside my window right now. Son and I went on the Day 1 RR trail last weekend and the deep mud tracks which caught some people out when we did it last December in the CIS ride are deeper and more extensive.

Here's a few pics I got with my GoPro until I lost it.

Marlborough Forest was in great shape - trails were mostly dry and dusty.



Scotch Line was in good shape, though there were signs saying Limerick was still closed to motorized traffic everywhere.

We did Bolton to the Limerick Forest then took an unmaintained roadway to the pit but there were people using it for target practice so we moved on.

Then we got on to this stuff:



Y'all will remember this part, of course, from December.



And this:







Just past here it gets really ugly, so we turned around at that point.

GoPro broke off its mount on the front fender on the way home but we just happened to stop 30 seconds from where it fell off and I noticed it was gone, and Charlie found it on the side of the road! Yay!

This is what it was taking pictures of, lying on the ground.

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Old 05-11-2013, 10:42 AM   #6510
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RAM mounts in Ottawa?

Anyone know of a place in Ottawa that stocks RAM mounts?
I want to try a couple of options before I buy...

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