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Old 10-27-2011, 09:08 AM   #1741
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Just got the seat back from Rick Meyer. Ride report to follow... (and better photos, too.)
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:11 AM   #1742
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http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk300/fyrfytr27/df19cd57.jpg

Just got the seat back from Rick Meyer. Ride report to follow... (and better photos, too.)
That's the long distance seat right? Do you really need that for the trips to the grocery store?

Sorry, couldn't resist on this lazy rainy day. By the way, is the seat waterproof? The Garden State tag has been sitting for hours now!
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:22 AM   #1743
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Hi Bill! how is the new S10 ?
Better every month...about 5600 miles, laughs, 5000 of which was in the first month. When I'm just commuting, nowadays, it's not far.

It's good. Still need the hard bags..I had to rebuild the WR motor, so that ate my budget.

But, the S10 is great--it's a mileage eater and is nimble enough in the rough--way more than I thought it would be. It's stayed up a few times when it shouldn't have (edge trap, groundhog colony and a drainage ditch crossed at angles...)...

I like it.


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Old 10-27-2011, 09:23 AM   #1744
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That's the long distance seat right? Do you really need that for the trips to the grocery store?

Sorry, couldn't resist on this lazy rainy day. By the way, is the seat waterproof? The Garden State tag has been sitting for hours now!
Opted for vinyl, rather than leather.
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:31 AM   #1745
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Nice looking seat fyrfytr!

Believe it or not...it SNOWED in Amarillo, TX today. High of 55 here...but back to mid 70s tomorrow. Thank god.

I've been here too long...turned my heated grips on when it was 60!
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:52 AM   #1746
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Nice looking seat fyrfytr! Context is important.

Believe it or not...it SNOWED in Amarillo, TX today. High of 55 here...but back to mid 70s tomorrow. Thank god.

I've been here too long...turned my heated grips on when it was 60!

Thanks Jason, they did a nice job, it looks real good up close.

They're talking about a chance of snow here tonight too.

And why was George Strait in such a hurry to get to Amarillo? It seemed like a dump from the highway. Good BBQ, though.
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:58 AM   #1747
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Here you go Jason. You must like Both kinds of music now.

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Old 10-27-2011, 11:09 AM   #1748
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Hey Schickmeister any relation

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Old 10-27-2011, 11:19 AM   #1749
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What failed and why?
Seems odd to see that color on the crank yet the rod looks normal.


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Old 10-27-2011, 12:22 PM   #1750
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Rod bearing failure. That color is normal, they heat that assembly at that point when they press the crank together.

Crazy right? Died with a whimper. Not a sound. Just died....about 5 miles/10 minutes after a deep water crossing, hard to say. Nothing conclusive. Oil was not emulsified though, and was clean, the whole inside of the motor was clean, pristine.
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Old 10-28-2011, 08:35 AM   #1751
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Rod bearing failure. That color is normal, they heat that assembly at that point when they press the crank together.

Crazy right? Died with a whimper. Not a sound. Just died....about 5 miles/10 minutes after a deep water crossing, hard to say. Nothing conclusive. Oil was not emulsified though, and was clean, the whole inside of the motor was clean, pristine.
Bill, did they offer any insight as to what may have caused the rod bearing failure?? I ride the hell out of my WR( hardness and terrain..not mileage)..and I was under the impression this is supposed to be one of those indestructible motors..at least I am hoping that.

How many miles did you have on motor at failure point?
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:20 AM   #1752
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Doug, it will probably blow up soon if you use at as anything other than a play bike. It should only be loaded up with a bunch of shit for long trips. Or so I've been told.
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:24 AM   #1753
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Doug, it will probably blow up soon if you use at as anything other than a play bike. It should only be loaded up with a bunch of shit for long trips. Or so I've been told.
Bill left the chair, bbq grill, tent heater, porta john and cot home on his last long trip.
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:38 AM   #1754
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Off to here for the weekend around 1:30...camping and getting dirty!

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Old 10-28-2011, 05:37 PM   #1755
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LOL!! Wayne...I did. Trav

Some clues...but things happen? Don't lose faith...so many of these have over 20K

15,000 miles. Some of those miles were hard...yes...BUT I doubt harder than some folks have ridden them. There were some hard run rallies in there. Like the P2D....I rode this bike for about 400 miles of the 500 in the one day Paris to Dacre up in Ontario,...and I was hammering it all day long...I did air filter and oil changes very often...never let it get low, etc.

Hydrolock is unlikely. I did about 34" of water 10 minutes, 5 miles before the failure. But all flat ground...hard hard hard to say...if it was inundated....but still the cylinder was full of something when I pulled the plug.
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