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Old 09-02-2013, 04:57 AM   #6181
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Hot rod welding:

Does this solve the problem?

http://www.hotrodwelding.nl/product.php?id=9
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:27 AM   #6182
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Damn guys....that's a hell of a day of carnage......remind me not to follow. The village called.......
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Old 09-02-2013, 01:29 PM   #6183
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Dana,

I think it's #2 from the diagram. I still haven't looked at it.
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Old 09-02-2013, 02:39 PM   #6184
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Dana,

I think it's #2 from the diagram. I still haven't looked at it.
You better do it sooner rather than later we have that Dance to go to in October.
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Old 09-02-2013, 02:50 PM   #6185
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You better do it sooner rather than later we have that Dance to go to in October.
Can't he ride on back with you?
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Old 09-02-2013, 04:21 PM   #6186
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Can't he ride on back with you?
Hell no!
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Old 09-02-2013, 04:23 PM   #6187
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Got a good bit of work done on the trailer this weekend.
Wheel chicks and tie down points installed. New, additional, tail lights installed and plate mounted.
Also took a trick from Bruce and flipped the axle. It appearance the axle has hit the bed a couple times.

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Just a bit more clearance.
Now to wire in the new lights and it should be good to go...
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Old 09-02-2013, 04:28 PM   #6188
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Added the upper set of led lights and plate holder.
Figure it will give much better visibility.



Plenty of room for all the bikes and gear...

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Old 09-02-2013, 05:45 PM   #6189
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Old 09-02-2013, 06:13 PM   #6190
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Always nice to have friends with truck and trailer rigs. It will definitely expand your TTRU services
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Old 09-04-2013, 01:49 PM   #6191
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Dave...I noticed that when you flipped the axle on the trailer you didn't weld new perches on the opposite side. Most trailer axles have a bend in them which keeps the camber, if I remember right, proper when loaded. If yours has the bend in the center and by not flipping the perches as well, tire wear will be accelerated....just my .02.
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Old 09-04-2013, 01:53 PM   #6192
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Dave...I noticed that when you flipped the axle on the trailer you didn't weld new perches on the opposite side. Most trailer axles have a bend in them which keeps the camber, if I remember right, proper when loaded. If yours has the bend in the center and by not flipping the perches as well, tire wear will be accelerated....just my .02.
Perches?
One of the guys here asked if I rotated the axle when I moved then (right side over to left side...) due to a potential toe-in designed into the axle...is this the same things your talking about?
He suggesting measuring the tire spacing distances to check for it.

Thanks for looking out...
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:15 PM   #6193
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HP2 thoughts

So as many of you know I bought the HP2 to ride and not be a garage queen but unfortunately I have struggled to figure her purpose with all the other stable mates available. That has left me with the thought that maybe I should just sell it. Well, me being forced to ride it on this trip has been eye opening experience to say the least. Most if not all the "issues" that I thought existed really don't. For example Myth #1; fuel mileage, I added the HPN tank and can now go 230 miles on a tank riding conservatively and was getting better mileage than Keith's GS, so I am pretty happy with that even though it's not Adventure range. Myth #2; the seat, although not stock it's not a Russel or Maier and has overall treated me pretty well. Myth #3; the extra vibes on the HP2 engine would be irritating....not so and it is just fine. Myth #4; I would not be able to carry all the things I needed....not so with the addition of the Holan Pannier racks, Touratech cases and the additional supports, everything has rode very well.
The bike has rode very well in all the conditions that I have thrown at it on this trip and has earned the right to stay around. I believe that rides like the Trans Taiga and the Trans Lab are perfect rides for a bike like this. So for me the bottom line is that I need to quit making excuses of why I or something can't accomplish "X" and just go for it.
Although the Heidi rear tire has worked out well on this trip as it has in the past I will most likely be switching to a Mitas E-09 tire in the rear for future trips. Dorito and I have run them before and they seem to get better mileage than a TKC but a lot more bite, most likely not as good on the asphalt or in the wet as the TKC though.
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:17 PM   #6194
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Perches?
One of the guys here asked if I rotated the axle when I moved then (right side over to left side...) due to a potential toe-in designed into the axle...is this the same things your talking about?
He suggesting measuring the tire spacing distances to check for it.

Thanks for looking out...
A bit different, look for a slight "v" in the center of the axle.....it should be facing up.
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:30 PM   #6195
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Just ordered up a new tire for the Husky, I will let you know how it works out after the S500. It says it is good for the rocks and other hard surfaces so it should be good in WV.
Mitas EF-07 Majestic Enduro




Dorito and I should be back on the move tomorrow morning.
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