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Old 08-23-2012, 02:33 PM   #51841
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It doesn't matter 'cause even if we catch one, she'll never fit in the milk crate.


Plus I'm not leaving Indy behind...lol

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Old 08-23-2012, 02:42 PM   #51842
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Nice Laceration - you should pack some Bactine. . .

I was just down there recently, south through Fly on SR800, down to New Matamoros on SR7 then NW on SR260 (now that's a road in the middle of nowhere). Can you pinpoint (to some extent) this McCain Hill road a little for me. Or any other 'points of interest'. If not, not to worry. I ride with a Garmin Cx60 so I can't plug in road names.

I'm making a broad assumption that this is a public thoughofare?

Thx -
It's off Dana's Rd/ Bear Run Rd (CR25). If coming from Newport, it's past CR9 to the bottom of the hill and take a left through the creek & up the hill (TR382). Up is better than down, it's really not that hairy, just the line I have used before was washed out/loose yesterday when I came down.
A scary road is Irish Run Rd (TR58). Google doesn't even show it connected anymore, but it is. It does take 3 guys to take a GSA with Tourances up. Not a good "road" to ride alone.
I ride with VistaC and have .gpx tracks of some of these roads, that's likely easier if folks are interested.
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:40 PM   #51843
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I'm missing Colorado right now...
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:01 PM   #51844
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:17 PM   #51845
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Fly, Ohio

It's off Dana's Rd/ Bear Run Rd (CR25). If coming from Newport, it's past CR9 to the bottom of the hill and take a left through the creek & up the hill (TR382). Up is better than down,

Thx - I'll look around. That makes for a good round trip down there and back - but that's what I'm here for.

Last week week I went down through Rio Grande on south to the river, just north of Huntington, WV. Maybe it just seems remote down there but I don't think they get this week's newspapers.

I'll keep an eye out for that local 'hottie' with the ankle braclet - funny jewelry they wear sometimes. . . (all the time!)
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:02 PM   #51846
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Anyone want to take a stab at it?

Just changed my rear tire, chain, both sprockets, and front brake pads on the V-Strom.

Did some other little stuff: degreased the hell out of the front sprocket area, cover, swingarm and such from 5 years worth of chain lube collecting there; replaced some missing rubber bumpers, checked all visible bolts, shit like that.

First ride after doing that, at speeds from 0 - about 40, the bike feels a little wobbly. It feels kind of like riding on a paved street that has been used by a lot of heavy trucks, you get those light ruts in the pavement that make the bike track in them and feel like it is a little twitchy is the best way to describe it. It's not as obvious feeling as a flat tire or bad wheel bearing. At speeds above 40 or so the bike is smooth and stable.

I checked the following:

-Front suspension, settings the same, travels smoothly, no binding or leaking
-Front wheel bearings, wheel spins easily, no side to side play, no grinding, all spacers appear to be accounted for
-Front brakes, checked all bolts
-Front tire pressure
-Fork "Superbrace", tight, hasn't moved from it's originally installed position
-Axle and pinch bolts tight to specs
-Rear suspension, setting hasn't been changed from what it was, no binding or leaking
-Rear wheel bearings, wheel spins easily, no side to side play, no grinding, all spacers appear to be accounted for
-Rear tire pressure
-Chain tension, front and rear sprocket bolts
-Stering head bearings, the steering head nut is secure and with the front wheel elevated the bars turn smoothly all the way through their travel

The only other thing I thought it could be would be tire balance. I never balance my tires and just have the guy who mounts them line up the balancing dot and call it even. I've never had an issue in the past and honestly I don't know what an "out of balance tire" feels like on the road. Whle checking all the other stuff above I scraped off about 5 wheel weights on each wheel which have been there since the bike was new, but that didn't change anything with how it felt on a follow up ride.

Any thoughts? It's just obvious enough to make me think it's a problem but I'm not sure where to look next.
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:20 PM   #51847
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Rear wheel alignment maybe? Cush rubber missing? You seem to have covered most of the bases. Im just taking stabs at it
Does the rear tire look out of round? If you spin the tire can you see much runout?
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:22 PM   #51848
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Wheel spacers in correctly? Rear wheel alignment OK? You didn't change that much. Jackup the front. Make sure there's no drag or mis-alignment.
Check the rear. No drag? Chain lines up good? Tire OK?
Gotta be something simple.
Make sure tire is seated evenly on the rim.
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:28 PM   #51849
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Yeah, I'd be inclined since you had wheels and sprocket off to think a spacer is missing or in backwards and allowing travel that's abnormal.

Look down your chain up to the countersprocket - is it straight and the chain alignment correct? Not sure on the Wee but if you get a spacer wrong on the Vee it screws up this alignment something fierce makes it obvious.

On your steering stem bearings, they can still swing side to side sometimes rather smoothly but be out along their vertical axis. To check them for this, with the bike on the center stand pick up the front wheel and pull it out away from the bike. If there's play there, they're fooked. Doubtful this is it tho.

An really out of balance tire is a bumpy wobble that gets worse as you speed...never feels squishy or affects the overall feel of the bike in my experience....more like you're going over a bumpy, rhythmic road.
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:33 PM   #51850
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I experienced the same issue and it went away as quickly as it started, so I'm clueless. I wrote it up to wind.
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:36 PM   #51851
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I would second what bikerider mark said. Check to see that the bead has come out on the rim all the way. Most tires have a line on the outside of the tire that should be equal distance from the outside part of the rim if the tire is seated correctly. Carl
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:10 PM   #51852
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Sounds like balance or alignment. New tire tread? Bead? Did you remove a rim lock?

Take a tape measure once and measure to the rear axle from a set point on the frame
Swing arm bolt center usually works. If its a bead you can usually spray some lube on it like Windex or soapy water, over inflate and roll it while hitting it. They normally correct that way. Im still wagering balance or more aggressive tread.

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Old 08-23-2012, 07:13 PM   #51853
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Did you check your muffler bearings?
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:15 PM   #51854
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Did you check your muffler bearings?

a bad canooter valve often feels like worn muffler bearings...if you dont measure with a hemowhatsis you'll never be able tell the difference
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:16 PM   #51855
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Where's indypup?
Well if you haven't figured it out by now...my dog is indypup and she was on the back of the KLR again tonight. Of course I was riding in some undisclosed location...
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