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Old 11-02-2011, 12:17 AM
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Default Re: what did you do to your motor bike today?

would it be better to buy a new top end to stick on there or just get a whole new engine?
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:20 AM
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That depends on weather or not the connecting rod and flywheels survived intact.

If the piston came to a sudden and violent stop it can bend the connecting rod, definitely will damage the roller bearings in the connecting rod big end, and lastly it can cause the flywheels to shift out of true.
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:26 AM
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well when i took everything apart to see the damage i played around with the connecting rod (pushing it up and down watching it spin the wheal) everything seamed to be smooth so i think its all good
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:35 AM
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You're a newbie and know how to take the whole engine apart? You must be mechanically incline. I've had mine for over a year and never dare to open the crank case.
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:49 AM
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We played trivia games at work today, "Truth or lie". One of my truths was.....

"I commute to work daily, rain or shine". I have to live the truth.

Today was one of the rare days that it rained hard in the morning. I put on my protective gear, then my rain gear and rubber boots. A mile into the ride, I realized the pants was melting on the expansion pipe. Another mile down the road, the suspenders had disconnected and one strap was wrapped around the rear axle. By the time I reached work, both inseams had split, down to midthigh.

I was dry, though.

It was drizzzling on the way home. The rain pants went to the trashcan, and the rain jacket and boots were enough to keep dry.

If it rains tomorrow morning and my pants gets wet, I keep a change of clothing at work.

Rain is warm here. I could actually ride to work in shorts, then shower at work.
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Old 11-02-2011, 01:10 AM
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Replaced the lockwasher and nut on the idler tonight. The nut disappeared on the way to work somewhere, but the idler stayed on the bracket. (Good thing, too, I need the idler more as a guide to keep the chain off the chainstay more than as a tensioner.) I hacked together a fix to get home on it, but it wasn't pretty. I also had to reconnect the front end of the drivechain guard. The tip of it sheared a while back, so I just moved it up and tightened it in. Did the same again, but I should add a washer in there soon.
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Old 11-02-2011, 01:28 AM
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You're a newbie and know how to take the whole engine apart? You must be mechanically incline. I've had mine for over a year and never dare to open the crank case.
Never even thought of opening it up until i screwed the whole thing up anyway so i figured i didn't have much to lose. Now if i get the new parts we'll see how good i am trying to put it all back together the right way

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Old 11-02-2011, 02:13 AM
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Rode mine to the mini mart to pay a bill for someone who lost his car, then rode to the liquor store for my favorite indulgence.

Jagermeister

Believe it or not, you can actually make mixed drinks with it. Unless you are so metal, you just drink from the bottle haha.

Widow Maker

1 part Jägermeister
1 part vodka
1 part coffee liqueur
2 drops grenadine
Combine and shake all ingredients over ice. Strain into cocktail glass.
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:56 AM
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:56 AM
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I put together a rolling chassis last night. The frustrations that came about from that exercise, I detail in my build thread...
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