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Old 11-27-2012, 03:27 PM   #31
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Within sight of this wonderful establishment are three casinos, A McDs, a Popeyes and a Waffle House. Oh yeah- and an Adult Video purveyor.

The pinnacle of culture, I tell ya.

Welcome to Louisiana....from past resident.
Are you sure there is not liquor stores seems a staple you left out. If you get really drunk you can make pretend it is Bourbon Street just after that B!tch Katrina minus looters oh and you have electricity.

Sorry for the "character building exercises" you have been dealing with.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:49 PM   #32
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:34 PM   #33
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Where are you heading too?
It would seem I have landed in Purgatory.....


(and yes, there are a few liquor stores here too Abita Amber ain't all that bad, actually! )
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:40 PM   #34
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Well I had a reason for asking, I am in Lake Charles La and will be heading to Mobile AL on Friday....was just trying to see if I could do anything, but I guess Purgatory is a place not on the map.......


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It would seem I have landed in Purgatory.....


(and yes, there are a few liquor stores here too Abita Amber ain't all that bad, actually! )
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:02 PM   #35
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Well, the motel is in Port Allen, LA and I'm heading west.

I'm probably going to run to the auto parts store in the AM and get a 1/2 ratchet to run my new-to-me socket and another round of oil and dump it while waiting for the mailman. I think the 5 springs will get me there and back.

I do appreciate the offer of help. I'm hoping that I've got this, but I'm also not out of the woods yet. Parts still need to be swapped and a couple more flushes will make me feel a lot better.
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Motomedic screwed with this post 11-27-2012 at 06:09 PM
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:09 PM   #36
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Well I wish you all the luck in the world ....I am thinking quite a few more oil and filter changes are in your future....I hope anyway...again good luck brother and I am in Lake chuck till Friday.....

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Well, the motel is in Port Allen, LA and I'm heading west...

I'm probably going to run to the auto parts store in the AM and get another round of oil and dump it while waiting for the mailman. I think the 5 springs will get me there and back.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:25 PM   #37
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At 120 odd miles west of here, I was wondering-

How's the tent space around Lake Chuck? Got facilities I could change oil at?

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Old 11-27-2012, 06:32 PM   #38
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I will check for ya tomorrow after training..... what kind of bike is it there are a few riders here in our trainning class that are local.....



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At 120 odd miles west of here, I was wondering-

How's the tent space around Lake Chuck? Got facilities I could change oil at?

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Old 11-29-2012, 08:15 AM   #39
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So, parts arrived yesterday, and I headed for the local O"Reilly's for another round of oil, and a ratchet or adapter to run my new-to-me 1/2" drive 1 1/4" socket. sstewart sent me his lockplate, making the job pretty easy. Swapped the booster and clutch discs in the parking lot, than headed for HoggJaww's for the oil change/tent space, 100 miles away.



If you look close, you can see the broken booster bolt. When that broke, this occurred:



The source of the metal in the previous pics

It's been 3 oil changes now (the above pic is from the very first clean-out), and it's starting to be a little less of an issue in my head. I have a good feeling about all this. I'm thinking the sump screen did it's job and kept the worst of the detritus out of the pump, and consequently the engine, as I have found very little in the upper screen or filters.

A couple more changes and I should be good to make it back to CA!
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:23 AM   #40
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:05 PM   #41
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It was good meeting you and hoggjaww have a safe trip





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Old 11-30-2012, 06:47 AM   #42
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Also a pleasure, spntshell. I certainly appreciate the offer of help, as well.

I'm posting this from a beach in Texas. The bike seems to be running just fine again. Looks like I'm heading for the Hill Country.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:55 AM   #43
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Sounds like things are looking up for you, Feike. Hope the rest of your trip is trouble-free.

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Old 11-30-2012, 08:25 PM   #44
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Crap! I just saw this. Just across the MS river in Baton Rouge, could have loaded you up on the trailer and back to the house with tools and a guest room.

Good to see you're back mobile again!

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Old 12-04-2012, 03:05 PM   #45
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