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Old 05-06-2013, 09:24 PM   #19501
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Got a couple questions if anyone wants to chime in. I'm doing a welding art class in June and have an idea to do some furniture out of a car engine. First, does anyone know where the best place to get a small block or maybe inline 4 engine. Then does anyone know of good sand blasting place or if I could rent time on a sand blaster?

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This place has been good to me in the past: http://local.ksl.com/listings/abrasi...blasting/51436 ( I think Ken shops there. )

Throw a wanted ad on KSL for a motor. You may find somebody that just want it hauled off. I have 1928 Ford Inline 4 complete with authentic drunk potato farmer bullet holes through the block I might let go for the right person...

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Old 05-06-2013, 10:10 PM   #19502
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Maybe if Pluric owned a Beemer or a katoom he'd have had a running bike this weekend......
Pluric, i got ya covered and sub'd in with my Yami S10 this last ride. I think it did quite well compared to the others. Wouldn't trade it for anything. Looking forward to riding w you sometime.
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:00 PM   #19503
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Pluric, i got ya covered and sub'd in with my Yami S10 this last ride. I think it did quite well compared to the others. Wouldn't trade it for anything. Looking forward to riding w you sometime.
Good, someone has to represent. My riding days may be numbered until I can finish
with helping the kid's remodel. We'll see.
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:04 AM   #19504
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Also still owe you lens, etc!
Thank for the clarification! I'll have to swing by and snag those lenses one of these nights.
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:25 AM   #19505
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Pluric, i got ya covered and sub'd in with my Yami S10 this last ride. I think it did quite well compared to the others. Wouldn't trade it for anything. Looking forward to riding w you sometime.
I wouldn't know....all I ever saw was a dust cloud on the horizon....
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:24 AM   #19506
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expected mileage?

How many miles should I get out of my V-Strom chain? I've got 17,000 on there now and it's getting noisy at crawling speeds. The sprockets look fine though.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:42 AM   #19507
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How many miles should I get out of my V-Strom chain? I've got 17,000 on there now and it's getting noisy at crawling speeds. The sprockets look fine though.
Don't go by mileage Kev, conditions, type of riding, etc. It's hard to judge by mileage.

Check your roller surfaces for pitting, etc. Check for tight links, missing O-rings, etc. And measure the pin to pin distance.

Here's a good site with better info: http://www.motorcycleanchor.com/moto...mc_chains.html
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:53 AM   #19508
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How many miles should I get out of my V-Strom chain? I've got 17,000 on there now and it's getting noisy at crawling speeds. The sprockets look fine though.
Replace. That's good mileage out of a factory chain.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:30 AM   #19509
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I wouldn't know....all I ever saw was a dust cloud on the horizon....
Sorry, I'm so old I fart dust.
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:06 PM   #19510
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Replace. That's good mileage out of a factory chain.
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The problem I had with my VStrom chain was that it stretched at different rates in different places along its length. Replace it before it chews up your sprockets.
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:12 PM   #19511
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The problem I had with my VStrom chain was that it stretched at different rates in different places along its length. Replace it before it chews up your sprockets.
Kinda sounds like plurics mid section.
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:24 PM   #19512
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Old 05-07-2013, 03:40 PM   #19513
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The problem I had with my VStrom chain was that it stretched at different rates in different places along its length. Replace it before it chews up your sprockets.
Chains don't actually stretch anymore... The O-rings, x-rings, z-rings, or whatever type of chain you have, get squished and compressed to the point they lose their elasticity allowing the chain to move having slop front to rear... we still think of them as stretching out but either way it's time to replace. One the rings are shittied up they no longer function as they should. Be sure to replace your sprocket at the same time!

Should have been read in your best Cliff Claven voice...
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Old 05-07-2013, 03:41 PM   #19514
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how'd you get that cooler on your scooter Pluric?
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Old 05-07-2013, 03:57 PM   #19515
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how'd you get that cooler on your scooter Pluric?
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