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Old 11-10-2013, 12:29 AM   #1531
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Drinking from eels is a bit too Bear Grylls'ish isn't it?
Not at all. if you grab them, blow deep into their mouths then quickly dunk them into the water they fill up real quick. They are slippery suckers to carry over to the tent like that tho.
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Old 11-10-2013, 08:04 PM   #1532
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Not at all. if you grab them, blow deep into their mouths then quickly dunk them into the water they fill up real quick. They are slippery suckers to carry over to the tent like that tho.
That's a nice party trick. I'll be sure to bring you a live eel, just to see it done by the experts. Finding a comma might be easier than holding on to a slippery eel, not to mention kissing one.
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Old 11-11-2013, 12:04 AM   #1533
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Old 11-11-2013, 12:39 AM   #1534
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A 1954 Comma would be a good start.
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:14 AM   #1535
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Not at all. if you grab them, blow deep into their mouths then quickly dunk them into the water they fill up real quick. They are slippery suckers to carry over to the tent like that tho.
Such variety

last year it was blowing seals
this year its blowing eels

whats next year?
chunks?
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:34 PM   #1536
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Such variety

last year it was blowing seals
this year its blowing eels

whats next year?
chunks?
well today I had hot feet so blew into my shoes but I guess shoes doesn't rhyme...
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:24 PM   #1537
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What is going on in Nelson? Obviously North Island help with both punctuation and spelling is required. I sense the need for a Molesworth/Rainbow trip.

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Old 11-14-2013, 07:26 PM   #1538
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well today I had hot feet so blew into my shoes but I guess shoes doesn't rhyme...
Oh come on are you guys really going to leave me hanging? Shoes - something about them that rhymes with eels & seals????
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:37 PM   #1539
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Gave Schmidt some love last nite - a wash, fresh oil, cleaned air filter & a ride around the block.
I also took it out today & realised the lurching & noise is only happening in 1st gear. Feels/ sounds like it is slipping in & out of 1st gear when ridden along.
I have posted in the GSers gearbox thread to see if there are any easy fixes. If not I may do a box transplant tomm morn.
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Old 11-16-2013, 12:52 AM   #1540
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Keep those ribs safe Padmei...just in case you are following trends again.
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Old 11-16-2013, 03:32 PM   #1541
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Gearboxes & broken ribs do seem to go together
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Old 11-16-2013, 06:45 PM   #1542
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Gearboxes & broken ribs do seem to go together
Yep, you have a suspicion that something is wrong, but you don't know how bad it is.
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Old 11-16-2013, 11:18 PM   #1543
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OK. Quandering time (like that? I just made it up)...

I posted a query on the GSers gearboxes thread to any idea what could be the cause of the lurching/ jumping from the gearbox in 1st gear. Here's some of the answers


Before you do much else drain the oil from the box and see what you get out maybe its nipped a tooth off

Drive shaft shock absorber slipping? Broken spring on same?

As 'Packer' says, it could be the shock absorber cams if the spring is broken:





There are two different designs, depending on whether you have a 6-spline or a 12-spline input shaft.






Alternatively its possible that the output shaft drive flange is slipping on its taper under high torque loadings - as in 1st gear.

The output flange nut is torqued to 162 Lbs/Ft, I would be inclined to check that (if possible) with the box still attached. If its at the right torque then I'm afraid its a box strip .

Bob.




Took the driveshaft etc off today & checked whether the output flange of the gearbox was loose. I put as much pressure as I could on the bar but it wasn't budging anymore so I'd say the output flange is pretty tight & not spinning under high torque situations.

I dropped the oil out of the box & had a look. It was pretty filthy & there was swarf on the plug.





I stopped there to think about what i'm going to do. Since half the gear is off I could throw on Berlinas box & ride that while taking the recon one apart again to see what the fault is....or just button it back up together, put my head in the sand & see if the problem goes away. i wonder what would be the worst case scenario if I just ride the fricking thing - blow the gearbox up? Maybe that could be the best thing for it.

Hmmm. I'll do some more research on what could be the problem - seems really strange how i couldn't get it to jump out of gear again.
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:57 PM   #1544
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"We're only here for a while and we are sum of our experiences ... So, it all tends to blur together if you don't punctuate it with adventure."

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Old 11-17-2013, 10:58 PM   #1545
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Excellent vid Steve! Hope you're doing okay after Takapari Road
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