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Old 07-03-2012, 12:14 PM   #841
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Another option would be to slab it up to the mountains early in the AM, ride some shady gravel in the cooler mountain temps and then high tail it back later in the afternoon
I need to wrap up / get back home by maybe 1 PM, so the mountains are out for me I'm afraid.

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How technical are the trails around route 49? I'd love to ride with y'all but I'm still new to riding. Had my KLR for about 4 months now.
Some of the trails around Rt. 49 have been ridden recently by my daughter on her TTR 125. You'll be fine. I like nice and easy off-road stuff.

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whats got me stumped though is that it looks like the screws that held the chain guide into the swingarm look like they were pretty much ripped right out, meaning there are no threads left?????
Hmmm. Short of tapping for slightly bigger screws I'd have a pretty limited set of ideas. Keith (HarryHammer) and Rick (Livermush) might have suggestions - they do this sort of stuff in their sleep... I'd say fixing it may not be a huge deal but we damn sure need to make certain it doesn't happen again!
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:42 PM   #842
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Cool. I'm in for 8am at the IHOP.
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:59 PM   #843
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OK, orginal plan it is then....IHOP at 8AM. See ya there!
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:51 PM   #844
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I will be there at the IHOP at 8am as well.....cant wait!

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Old 07-03-2012, 03:18 PM   #845
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I will be there around eight.
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:31 PM   #846
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Cool Beans. I'll be there at 8 and am looking forward to seeing everyone.



On another note, some loose talk at the last Hawthorne's meeting has a couple of us looking at leaving Charlotte early Saturday morning July 28th and making a dash up to Niagara Falls Canada to spend a day farting around, eating and taking plenty of pictures. We plan to get back to CLT the afternoon or evening of Monday, July 30th.

All of this is simply so I can justify putting a Canadian Flag sticker on my RT.

It's a round trip of maybe 1,400 miles or so and if 2 or 3 bikes were to turn into 3 or 4 bikes that would be fine - so if anyone's interested let me know. We plan to stay at crazy-cheap motels and will generally rock-and-roll stateside (maybe 10 over the limit on average, with limited stops) but take it pretty easy and chill while in Canuckistan.
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:42 PM   #847
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Jealous of you all.....hope you guys have a blast and hope I meet all the noobs to our group soon
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Jealous of you all.....hope you guys have a blast and hope I meet all the noobs to our group soon
Hey Matt. I was digging through gps tracks today and found the stuff over at BPG's. Maybe next time we head over that way and see what kind of a mess we can get into!
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:15 PM   #849
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Hey Matt. I was digging through gps tracks today and found the stuff over at BPG's. Maybe next time we head over that way and see what kind of a mess we can get into!
It was the BPG Trails where my DR, with TWELVE MILES ON IT, was laying on it's side 2/3 submerged in mud last Fall.

But I'm game for going back sometime when we have a full day!
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:27 PM   #850
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July 4th Ride

Sorry but got called out of town over the 4th.

Have an enjoyable ride.

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It was the BPG Trails where my DR, with TWELVE MILES ON IT, was laying on it's side 2/3 submerged in mud last Fall.

But I'm game for going back sometime when we have a full day!
Yep...that's the place. Last time we were there I think between us we had a thrown out back, a blown out knee and lots of broken plastic!

Yea, we need to go back!
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:29 PM   #852
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Sorry but got called out of town over the 4th.
Hey! You're the one started all this in the first place!



Thanks for getting us goin'. We'll have to hook up some other time for sure.

I better get to bed. It's 11:30 PM and there's a waffle with my name on it at the IHOP come 8 AM...
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:31 PM   #853
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Yep...that's the place. Last time we were there I think between us we had a thrown out back, a blown out knee and lots of broken plastic!
Yeah I forgot about that - I guess you know it's real when there is surgery required afterwards, and not just on the bikes.
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:24 AM   #854
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I might take you up on that, whats got me stumped though is that it looks like the screws that held the chain guide into the swingarm look like they were pretty much ripped right out, meaning there are no threads left??????? What do you do with that, because if you rethread it the replacement part is not going to thread into it, right?

Boikee, A lot of bike manuf. use an insert called King Threaded Inserts (that is what my memory remembers them as anyway) in places like frames and swingarms due to them being hollow and thin walled. The insert goes in a specific hole diameter then a tool is used to expand the insert in place. Does it look like there was ever threads there or is it just a hole? If just a hole it probably had an insert that came out.

If it did have threads: We can drill it and Heli-coil the current hole. What this involves is drilling the current hole bigger, tapping it with a special tap then threading a stainless thread in there to take it back to the original size.

I don't have any of the king thread inserts but I do have a few diffrent metric heli-coil kits. If it is an easy place to drill and tap (like side of swingarm) it could be done on the bike. But, if it is in the top where you couldn't get a drill into or the bottom where you have to work upside down it would be easier to take the swingarm off. The theads in Heli-coils have to be straight and done properly for it to work.

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My memory must be failing...I can't find the king brand thread inserts. Here is a pic of what I'm talking about:


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