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Old 03-04-2015, 09:47 PM
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Got to the shop early enough today and got the doors shut before people thought I was open at 7:30 am so I was able to take a look at my clutch and it was an easy fix, the bevel gear screw backed out and when I let the clutch in to slow down the gear came off the shaft.
Cleaned things up, re greased the gears, and put the bevel gear back on but added some blue locktite to the threads to keep it from breaking loose and backing out again. Got the bike fixed pretty quick this morning but decided not to ride it so the locktite could have a chance to set up really good before I fired the engine up again... It's supposed to only be 27 in the morning so I'm not sure if I'll take the bike out in that cold yet or not... gotta see how I feel when I get to the shop. The bie starts right up on the first or second pull when it's that cold outside but I also need to let it warm up a bit before running it WOT for the mile trip to the taco shop and back... Last time I took it out when it was really cold like that I got to the taco shop just fine, but in that 10 minutes i was in there waiting on my food it was enough time for the engine to cool down considerably and it was 4 stroking all the way back to my shop.
I finally got my disc brake caliper adapter in the mail today so I may do that conversion in the morning depending on if it's just cold and I want to go for a ride, or if it's cold and wet where I'd rather keep me and the bike inside.
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Old 03-05-2015, 12:01 AM
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Up here in the middle of the State Dave it's low 20's and we have about 1/2-3/4" of sleet on the ground, no riding for me until sometimes next week.

Glad to here fixing the bike was an easy quick one.
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Old 03-05-2015, 12:18 AM
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You need some of those newfangled studded tires....
I'd pay to watch a Texan ride studs on ice !
Sorry to hear that the weather is so unusually crudddddddy for you right now.
On a different note: I went to pick up the flying pigeon today....
It's not a pigeon it's a very old euro something .
I'm actually kind of disappointed, I dare not screw with this one. Darn it anyway.....







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Old 03-05-2015, 07:42 AM
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I haven't done a damn thing yet, to my bike. Waiting for the motor, flipped the handle bars around, sat the seat back to make it look 'board racer-ish' then wondered wtf I'm doing.
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Old 03-05-2015, 12:08 PM
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You need some of those newfangled studded tires....
I'd pay to watch a Texan ride studs on ice !
Sorry to hear that the weather is so unusually crudddddddy for you right now.
On a different note: I went to pick up the flying pigeon today....
It's not a pigeon it's a very old euro something .
I'm actually kind of disappointed, I dare not screw with this one. Darn it anyway.....







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LOL.... dont be surprised if we couldnt ride with studs on ice as well as anyone else....!

Well, I should say dont be surprised if some of us could do it as well as anyone else..LOL

Ya know everywhere you go there are those that can barely walk and chew gum at the same time and to watch some of those folks give it a try would be a big laugh I'm sure.


I just wish we had a chance to get on some good solid ice once a year and ride with spiked tires, I'd be game for it in a heartbeat, there was a time when we could have years ago, but it doesn't stay cold enough down here anymore for the stock tanks to freeze over.

But it seems the weather cycle is starting to change beck around a bit, last few years we have started to get more freezing rain, snow and sleet again like we did last night, 21 degrees this morning and a high today of about 34, but it doesn't last long anymore, by Monday and Tuesday back up to 65, we only have about 3 more weeks of potential colder weather and then we will be in spring warm up and the storm season will come, Hail, High winds and tornadoes..... eek..... Don't care much for that mess but at least in bewtween worrying about getting our homes blown away and loosing everything we have, we can get a little wor weather riding in until it gets so hot the the tires dang near melt off the bike...LOL!
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Old 03-05-2015, 04:30 PM
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Geez .
I think I'll stay here. 65 degrees today and crystal clear...... Winter , gota love it....

Even the wife's dog is digi'n the day.
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Old 03-05-2015, 05:24 PM
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thats great,will be glad to get those nice warmer days down here before long.

65 degrees and you're sitti g on the porch?

Get a bike out and hit those Happy Trails.....!!!
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Old 03-05-2015, 05:29 PM
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Can't have fun all the time.....Or can I?
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Old 03-05-2015, 06:26 PM
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Been through there couple three times motor homing it. Perty there -26 this morning and supose to 52 on Tuesday,can't wait ..................Curt
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Old 03-09-2015, 12:16 AM
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Finally got some time to mess with the bike some more and swapped out my 44 tooth rear for a 40 tooth as well as converting the front brakes to a disc brake setup. I'll ride it in the morning to see how it does if it stops raining before I have to open up shop.

I also worked that other bike that belongs to one of my customers some more, still not starting, but it has spark and good compression so I'm thinking he either has his mag rotor on backward or a really bad air leak somewhere I hadn't found yet. I just bought another engine so it might go in his bike just to get him back up and running, then while on ebay I also scored 2 KX 65 expansion chamber pipes for $40 since this guy wants a pipe like mine and I want to build a new pipe for mine I'll either give him my pipe or make him one out of one of the KX pipes.
Also ordered another jug from another seller on ebay to see if it's the type I like using and modifying... we'll see what comes in and if it's the good ones or not soon...
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