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Old 12-16-2011, 08:30 AM   #1126
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Another vintage NuYorker...



Maybe a trick of the lens but it looks like the bike is leaning towards the hack. I'm certainly no experty but I thought that it was supposed to lean away so that the rig tracks straight ahead on a flat camber free road? Anyone like to improve my education?
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Old 12-18-2011, 05:46 PM   #1127
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check your bolts

I took Ursula for a ride today. I was grinning like a fool, thinking about how great this bike is, when I noticed the clutch felt strange. There was a little "step"or "catch" right before the lever touched the bar. I figured I had a strand of cable starting to fray. When I looked, the cable was fine, but the pivot bolt was gone. I expect bolts and nuts to loosen up on an old bike. That's why I check regularly. But that bolt is about the last one I would expect to lose. I mean it is threaded into the bracket AND locked with a nut.Not to mention it has to fall up.
Anyway, Ursula got me home again. Amazingly the clutch worked fine the whole ride home and nothing else disappeared.




You can see the lever is only a little mis aligned when pulled in. The "step" was the lever moving off center.



It was still a fun ride. Even a local 50 mile ride can sometimes be an adventure.
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Old 12-18-2011, 06:43 PM   #1128
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Drop a Phillips screwdriver in the pivot hole.
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Old 12-18-2011, 07:17 PM   #1129
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Old 12-18-2011, 07:45 PM   #1130
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:14 PM   #1131
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Old 12-22-2011, 02:14 PM   #1132
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Old 12-23-2011, 05:46 PM   #1133
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:27 AM   #1134
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Blitz The Great Escape

I found this while wandering the web and thought I would share.









Here is a video posted also. It makes me long for snow

http://vimeo.com/19654191

And if you still want more, here is their website: http://www.blitz-motorcycles.com/v2/
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Old 12-31-2011, 08:44 PM   #1135
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Old 01-01-2012, 07:43 AM   #1136
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Old 01-01-2012, 04:39 PM   #1137
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:10 AM   #1138
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front brake suddenly inoperative yikes!!!

While descending a hill and applying the front brake I heard a pop then the lever was loose. I was homeward bound already so I just adjusted my speed to compensate for the loss of the front brake. Good thing it wasn't a panic stop or the outcome may have been significantly different. Notice the cable is intact and the solder joint failed.I doubt any inspection would have detected this kind of defect. This cable was installed in March of 2011 and had about 10 thousand miles of service. I ordered two replacements and will keep one as a spare on the bike.
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:00 AM   #1139
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While descending a hill and applying the front brake I heard a pop then the lever was loose. I was homeward bound already so I just adjusted my speed to compensate for the loss of the front brake. Good thing it wasn't a panic stop or the outcome may have been significantly different. Notice the cable is intact and the solder joint failed.I doubt any inspection would have detected this kind of defect. This cable was installed in March of 2011 and had about 10 thousand miles of service. I ordered two replacements and will keep one as a spare on the bike.
The one on the left looks like it has a stress riser and could go at any time also! Take a good look at your new ones and make sure the swaged end is nice and smooth.
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:08 AM   #1140
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Where are you getting them from?

Panic stop is a relative term....

The amount of panic, compared to the amount of stop is relative...
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