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Old 10-27-2010, 06:50 PM   #2761
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Perhaps this winter will be all Joz's fault
I'm balancing it out... my BMW went on to its new owner today. That should take care of the "indian summer" we're supposed to have this weekend.


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Old 10-27-2010, 07:18 PM   #2762
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w00t!

Does that mean we can go on a mad tour sometime soon? We gotta "break" that KLR in eh?

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Old 10-27-2010, 07:36 PM   #2763
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w00t!

Does that mean we can go on a mad tour sometime soon? We gotta "break" that KLR in eh?

Yeah, means I've got money, the KLR is mostly sorted (waiting on a shock spring) and I have faith that this motorcycle can make it across the state and back. Faith I didn't have in the BMW after it blew the output shaft bearing on the Yampa Bench road. It's got better ergos for me too, who knew standing up could be comfortable?
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:51 PM   #2764
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Rough couple days for the volksaru :(

1) Got an insta-flat tire. Must have hit a screw driver or something it went flat real quick
2) Got the spare wheels and tires, they are much shorter than the ones i normally have
3) On the way to the tire place i hit a dip in the road and smack a hole in the oil pan
4) I get the car home, i turn and look at the car and the radiator is pissing coolant out onto the ground


On my days off too, how convenient.
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:04 PM   #2765
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Let's go back to the bench vise discussion. I have a bench now, what am I looking for in a vise and where do I mount it?
Most vises these days are made in China, and most are crap. There still are a few manufacturers of new US made vises, but they are astronomically expensive.

Best bet is to look for a used US made vise on craigslist (pretty tough around here) or eBay.

My favorites are the Wilton Machinist vises. They haven't changed much in about 60 years, still made in the US. Still pretty expensive even used, but occasionally a good deal comes up.

If you can find a used, US made Craftsman, Wilton Shop-King (their home-shop vise), or other US made vise, that would be cool too.

Here's an example of a nicely restored 4" Wilton machinist that recently sold on eBay:
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:39 PM   #2766
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Brian:

I miss you brother

We should do an easy overnight camping up to pawnee or storm mountain or something just to check out your ride.

Did you "do the doo" on your KLR yet?
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:40 PM   #2767
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Paul: your fascination with these old vices is quite inspirational

Geek screwed with this post 10-28-2010 at 07:13 AM
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Old 10-28-2010, 04:23 AM   #2768
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:01 AM   #2769
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Did you "do the doo" on your KLR yet?
Nope, but I have one sitting in the garage. I bought a box of KLR stuff from someone who sold out and went to dirt bikes that came with 1 of the 2 gaskets needed, the Eagle Mike doo and I think the short spring. I'm going to put on the torsion spring, just need to order that and the other gasket needed.

I'm not really worried about it though. I'll do it when I get around to it.
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:27 AM   #2770
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Brilliant!!!
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:30 AM   #2771
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Nope, but I have one sitting in the garage. I bought a box of KLR stuff from someone who sold out and went to dirt bikes that came with 1 of the 2 gaskets needed, the Eagle Mike doo and I think the short spring. I'm going to put on the torsion spring, just need to order that and the other gasket needed.

I'm not really worried about it though. I'll do it when I get around to it.

Do you know what gaskets you need? I was just doing some cleaning and found a couple of brand new KLR gaskets from when I owned a KLR- I have the Generator Cover gasket and Generator Case gasket. If you can use them, I'll mail them to you.
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:04 AM   #2772
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Do you know what gaskets you need? I was just doing some cleaning and found a couple of brand new KLR gaskets from when I owned a KLR- I have the Generator Cover gasket and Generator Case gasket. If you can use them, I'll mail them to you.
Looks like the PNs needed are:

11060-1692 ~ GASKET,GENERATOR CASE
11060-1693 ~ GASKET,GENERATOR COVE

Thanks very much Duke! I'll have to buy you lunch or drinks the next time I'm down there.

I'll send you my addy in a PM.


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Old 10-28-2010, 03:38 PM   #2773
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Did Performance send out a mailer? I didn't get one. Any deals not worth missing?
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Old 10-28-2010, 06:34 PM   #2774
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Old 10-28-2010, 06:43 PM   #2775
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