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Old 04-23-2014, 03:16 PM   #4516
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That is a good place. Plenty of room for dining…and ice cream! Probably a good destination for warmer weather. Are they open now?
Yes, they have been open for a few weeks. I didn't realize the GSBMWR event was at the diner, that makes a lot more sense then. Enjoy.
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Old 04-23-2014, 04:48 PM   #4517
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And if things go as planned, it shall receive one.

Thanks for the heads up on that event. We're looking forward to it.
you'll know a lot of peeps, and the coffee setup will be familiar. There's gonna be a good crew.
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Old 04-26-2014, 07:33 AM   #4518
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Stuck on the Road - Paralever needed - 05-13 R1200

In need of a paralever, with the boots would be good.

We thought the crack on top, was just a crack, that potentially could be welded. Unfortunately, when taking the paralever off, we found a 3"x5" piece missing off the bottom.

Details below, of the situation.

Thanks!

Liz



Hi!

I'm on the road, and stuck in Connecticut.

I am on my way back to Vermont, from a bicycle race in North Carolina.

The driveshaft went in a big way - do they ever go in a small way - on the New Jersey Turnpike (always it's NJ where big things happen). Remind me to tell how I pushed the fully loaded bike 2 miles, including up over the
elevated off ramp. Most aerobic exercise I've had in seven years!

Just turned 99,000 miles on the bike.

Looking for a used 2005-2007 driveshaft.

If the U-Joints are gone, that's okay. We can rebuild it.

My good fortune is my Lifeline Number 3 - where I'm staying - has a machine shop.

My number for calls or text:

eight oh two - 342 - 3881 (I'll delete this afterwards)

or email me here on ADV

or email me direct at mslizvt@yahoo.com.

Thanks everyone!



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Old 04-26-2014, 07:40 AM   #4519
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Old 04-26-2014, 07:48 AM   #4520
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No heart attack ...

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You ok?


Yeah. At 70mph, I got to the side of the road just before a service exit. I didn't have a heart attack while pushing the 800 pound bike up over the highway bridge and two miles. So that's good.

Although, it was the best aerobic workout I've had in 7 years.



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Old 04-26-2014, 08:04 AM   #4521
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wow, no noises or chatter from drive shaft prior to blowing out?

I worry sometimes that the shaftdrive on my FJR will somehow do this and lock up at high speeds,
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Old 04-26-2014, 10:14 AM   #4522
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The ride will go ahead as planned tomorrow. No dust and little chance of over heating.

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Old 04-28-2014, 04:00 PM   #4523
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Yes and no ...

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wow, no noises or chatter from drive shaft prior to blowing out?

I worry sometimes that the shaftdrive on my FJR will somehow do this and lock up at high speeds,

Jofa, hi!

I had a trip to Winston-Salem, North Carolina that I had to do for a bicycle race. Half way down, I could feel a vibration every now and then, and what i would call throttle slop. That means when I let off on the gas, there was this lag and sort of slapping feeling when the drag of the wheel would kick in. It wasn't really bad, but just enough to make me suspect the drive shaft. At that point, I was already planning on rebuilding the driveshaft when I got home.

Coming back home on NJ Turnpike, the slop feeling had gotten worse, and all I wanted to do was get home. Then there was a BAD vibration, and another, and I was already trying to get from the fourth lane to the breakdown, and then BANG!

After that, there was no power to the wheel, and I was coasting, until I got to the uphill off ramp that went over the highway. From there it was pushing up the hill, and about two more miles, until I got to a rest area.

So to answer your question, I had a suspicion, but it's still one of those things that comes on gradually, and isn't always easy to know, way ahead of time.

There is a lot of good advice on the "99,000 Mile Driveshaft" thread, specifically, checking for slop by turning the wheel back and forth.

A greaseable U-Joint would be a great way to maintain the driveshaft.

Am I making sense with all that?


Liz

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Old 04-29-2014, 07:09 PM   #4524
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Plan F: Franken-Bike

Being on the coast of Connecticut, is kind of like being in one of the hearts of American aerospace design and manufacturing.

I happen to be staying with one of my Moto-Referees, who's real business is swaging tubes, which are used primarily in the aviation world as control rods. He's connected.

His welding guru is a consultant for Sikorsky Helicopters.

When we showed up at his door with the paralever as above, his first words were, "What happened, and is anyone hurt?" Second words were, "I can fix it."

That's what we needed to hear!

My need is to get back on the bike, get home, repack, and I'm back on the road for another three weeks for more bicycle races.

That's my motivation for timeliness. Ultimately, I have a really good lead on a GS Paralever.

Sound crazy?


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Old 04-29-2014, 07:56 PM   #4525
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Very impressive work, Liz.

Safe travels!
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Old 04-30-2014, 04:42 AM   #4526
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Old 04-30-2014, 04:53 AM   #4527
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Wow, you have the best adventures! That should be better than new.
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:06 AM   #4528
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, "I can fix it."
Wow, that's some mad skeelz there. Glad to hear that it all worked out.
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:34 AM   #4529
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I see the rear grab rails are in the right place!
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Old 05-01-2014, 05:50 PM   #4530
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Bear Notch is passable...

There are some obstacles like tree limbs and the occasional snow pile but you can get through. The Experimental Forest still has some spots of snow that are deep enough to get stuck in, some logs, and a washed out culvert.
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