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Old 09-01-2008, 07:22 PM   #91
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CJ, the dire condition of your sprocket it useless without PICS!

Make sure you get a photo of that bad boy before it is replaced!

Edit: You'll make it, BTW. Don't worry about it and have a great ride!
We should have a few good pics when we get home. Katie is doing the ride report. Should be good.

The sprocket is so worn I'm out of adjustment on the bolts and I already have the block flipped (16/42), that's how small the rear sprocket has worn. It's keeper for the wall of shame.
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Old 09-01-2008, 08:02 PM   #92
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We should have a few good pics when we get home. Katie is doing the ride report. Should be good.

The sprocket is so worn I'm out of adjustment on the bolts and I already have the block flipped (16/42), that's how small the rear sprocket has worn. It's keeper for the wall of shame.
You don't need actual teeth on that sprocket, just a few waves. Ride it easy and it will get you home. DAMHIK. I just know it's steel sprockets for me from here on.
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Old 09-01-2008, 08:13 PM   #93
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Quite the adventure. Where did her bike break down? There is a BMW dealership in Maine, in Falmouth, if that helps. 207-781-4763.
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Old 09-02-2008, 04:21 AM   #94
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Quite the adventure. Where did her bike break down? There is a BMW dealership in Maine, in Falmouth, if that helps. 207-781-4763.
Thanks,

If I can't find anything here i'll look into that.

It's around Warren, ME. Heading back there ASAP. Not to far from you.
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Old 09-02-2008, 04:25 AM   #95
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You don't need actual teeth on that sprocket, just a few waves. Ride it easy and it will get you home. DAMHIK. I just know it's steel sprockets for me from here on.
I would be fine with that if we were in Mexico and had no other options, this was on the way home before the BMW gave us issues. Should be sorted out shortly and good to go for another 15,000 miles.

I'm sure you have Jud.


Otherwise the 950 is running great, just about to click over 40,000 miles.
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Old 09-02-2008, 05:24 PM   #96
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Out of Maine yet? I have tomorrow off (wednesday) if you need anything. How did you make out?
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Old 09-05-2008, 06:33 AM   #97
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Yep, we are in Erie, PA now heading west. We had a few very long days on slab to get some miles in. The bikes are holding up well and moving along well know.

I found bearings at NAPA in Concord. Total was about $20 for parts and few tools adn supplies, rode back 3hrs after swapping my sprockets and chain out in the parking lot of Freedom Cyles.

Took about 1 hr to install the bearings, do a test ride and get back on the road again.

Katie says it's much easier to control now.

Weather has been very nice and we should be home Sat afternoon.

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Old 09-06-2008, 03:41 PM   #98
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We've made it home, safe and sound. Both bikes even.

We are working on getting our pics together and will post a link to the ride report when it's started. I'll try and get few up here soon.

It was a long ride, 6,800 miles in 4 weeks. Not a ton of miles for the amount of time we were gone, but we stopped to smell the roses, some thing I normally don't do on solo road trips.

I'm working on improving on that.

We had a great time in spite of the hardships, and met a lot of very nice people along the way.

Thanks for all the help from the Advrider community, if I had brought my laptop along keeping in touch, or meeting up w/ a few in the areas we ventured would have been much easier.

It seemed like replies always came a bit to late to do anything about it. I was surprised how easily wi-fi can be found around the country. This world just keep getting smaller and smaller. Making it much easier to travel.

that can be a good or bad thing?????
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Old 09-06-2008, 04:00 PM   #99
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Welcome home, brother. Thanks for taking the time to share with us as you went. Very enjoyable following along on your adventures (good and not_so_good alike). You have a great attitude and excellent writing style. Really made us feel like we were riding along with you.
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Old 09-07-2008, 04:27 PM   #100
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The riders.


The rides.
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Old 09-07-2008, 06:31 PM   #101
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The riders.

The rides.
4 weeks, 2 pics????

The one on the right is better looking.
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Old 09-07-2008, 06:50 PM   #102
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4 weeks, 2 pics????

The one on the right is better looking.
Report has started here.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=382295

I agree.
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:20 PM   #103
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The one on the right is really cute, but the one on the left not so much!

Welcome back!!

Off to read a ride report!!

EDIT: Damn...I see someone already commented about your ugly mug!!
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:15 PM   #104
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Hey Craig... newER 950 look, and newER year.

I'm still anxiously waiting for that report on the rear Kings tire!

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Old 01-12-2009, 06:43 AM   #105
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Hey Craig... newER 950 look, and newER year.

I'm still anxiously waiting for that report on the rear Kings tire!

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Wow, you sure dug this out of the basement.

I've been a bit busy w/ making parts and all, finishing and updating threads has unfortunately fallen behind.

I've got some new stuff in the works over the winter months and will show them when I get everything done.

"O8" had been a great year for riding the 950 and this bike sure has grown on me. It really can do just about anything. 43,000 miles on the ticker and hope to add many more this season.

The weather in WI has not been very good for safe riding in my neck of the woods. I've not ridden it in over 2 months now, but during that time it has been given a few upgrades. Yesterday I finally got a chance to get back on a bike. I hit the ICE on Petrie's 560 SMR, first time on the ice.....WOW that is different, but so much fun. Thanks for the ride Wayne.

As for the KINGS Rear tires. I kind of lost track of how many miles I have on it. I've swapped tires around for trips and trail riding, but I'd guess at least 5,000 miles so far. It might have another 1,000 in her, but not much more. I held up pretty good for the price. I did get a few cracks at the base of the nobs. In the rain I scorp is better, I'd say this is really close to the TKC. Off road, KINGS is just as good as the TKC. When doing aggressive offroad stuff (rocks, sand), the TKC is about done after 1,500-2,000 miles. The KINGS easily last that long, maybe a bit longer. It's a harder compound tire. If they made a 150 size KINGS rear, that would be great.

I've run both 140 and 150 TKC's and I'm comparing this to the 140 TKC so far. Normally my TKC's after toast after 5,000 miles, but I have pushed them 7,000 when all I needed to do what freeway. A slick rear is not good in the rain. Once they go bald there is still a bit of rubber left before the cords show. Maybe 500-1,000 miles worth.

For general touring use 150 TKC and Scorp has more road grip than the KINGS. The KINGS mounted on a 4.25" rear rim is not the best and you end up w/ a pretty flat profile. There are no chicken strips on the tires.

On the freeway the KINGS gave a smooth ride similar to the Scorp. The purpose of this tire test was to see if the Kings could replace the Scorp as my general use tire setup.

Yes, this tire will work well for me. If I have a 3-4,000 mile DS-road trip planned I'll be mounting one of these. I have not tried the front yet, but plan to in the spring. If you are someone that goes through tires often give these a try. Please report back to what you think.
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