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Old 02-20-2013, 12:23 PM   #9076
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Really getting anxious! Saw this at least he has a cool garage, but then again I am not a mechanic (yet)


I suppose it's a very arty farty movie and everything, but it is a dingy workshop if you ask me. I like bright and white for workspaces. Sometimes though you just have to make do with what you have. My last shed was far from ideal, and even dirtier - and very definitely a hell of a lot colder - than the one in the movie, but did the job well enough.

Had to move bikes into the dining room over winter for maintenance though, because the shed was so cold.

Dartboard above motorcycle does not seem to be an ideal placement. Wood burning stove in workshop with gasoline.....not ideal either. I'll assume he has no gasoline in the gas tank or stored anywhere.

Practicality outweighs artiness in workshops, in my humble and unimportant opinion.

But a healthy dose of pinups on the walls of a shoppe - very necessary.

I'm not a mechanic either by the way. I don't think I want to be, because then people will expect me to fix their shit.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:27 PM   #9077
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Something like that. I think they're actually called lazy bastards or something.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:33 PM   #9078
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I am sure looking forward to going for a ride for pie.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:58 PM   #9079
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I am sure looking forward to going for a ride for pie.
My fork springs arrived, and I got the old forks pulled.

So it may not be riding for pie, but we will have bike and pie day some day soon.
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:04 PM   #9080
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That works. Make that buttermilky one, that's a very nice pie.

And bring beer.

If I feel enthusiastic enough I'll make a bundt cake.

Maybe.

Are we supposed to be replacing a tyre as well or something?
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:51 PM   #9081
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Yep. Front tire and fork springs/oil. That's it. The springs weren't in stock so they took a bit to arrive, but they are finally here.

Supposedly direct drop ins, no shimming or spacer cutting or any of that shit.



Ignore the girl scout cookies, I already ate them.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:09 PM   #9082
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Now that this is over we can think Spring

http://youtu.be/Fnss7FLN6Yk
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:41 PM   #9083
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Yep. Front tire and fork springs/oil. That's it. The springs weren't in stock so they took a bit to arrive, but they are finally here.

Supposedly direct drop ins, no shimming or spacer cutting or any of that shit.
None of that is difficult anyway, although to do it right you should have them on the bike and set up the static sag*. That can always be done later to fine tune it.

EDIT: I notice a document there called "safety and control". I assume you have thrown that away?

*FURTHER EDIT: I think static sag is something to do with boobs.



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Now that this is over we can think Spring

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Now that what is over? I carnt see the video. I only have an 8mm projector to watch the interwebz on. I'm guessing your winter road rally last weekend? How did that go?

I'm thinking spring anyway.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:05 PM   #9084
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God, I hope the F'n cold shit is done with this time.

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Old 02-20-2013, 06:41 PM   #9085
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Kudos to the braveheart riding the Ural rig to work this morning on 94 in St. Paul. Think it was "UralSki".... in the summer the tub comes off and the Jet-ski goes on.


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Old 02-21-2013, 05:07 AM   #9086
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Is UralSki an inmate?

EDIT: I guess not, I just looked.

It might have been EveryDayBragging, he has a Ural rig.
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:09 AM   #9087
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Yep. Front tire and fork springs/oil. That's it.
Are we still doing fork seals or did you change your mind on that?
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:59 AM   #9089
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Righty ho. That whole job won't take long at all then.

More time for pie and beer.

EDIT: I have replaced a lot of fork seals, in case you are concerned about my ability to do that job. The only ones that didn't work out were the cheap ass "leakproof" brand, and I shall never use those again. Otherwise everything has been done scratch / gouge / leak free, and with seals put in in the correct orientation.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:29 AM   #9090
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Is UralSki an inmate?

EDIT: I guess not, I just looked.

It might have been EveryDayBragging, he has a Ural rig.
Now that you mention it he may not be. I know him from my Ural days and logging on to Soviet Steeds.

It was an older green rig and I thought EDB had a newer one. Could be though. Either way, he was out there riding and that's pretty cool (literally).

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