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Old 02-02-2013, 07:57 AM   #586
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Hey NomadGal, Sorry I missed you today. Work has a habit of making us folks miss out on the good stuff. Glad Richard seen you. Jason did call me to let me know you were in the area. Were taking the bikes out tomorrow if you want to meet up . Glad to hear you got sprocket and chain. If you need anything and we can help just call Richard's phone. He may call you in the am.

Hope to possibly see you before you head out to TX.
Hey Wendy, Look forward to meeting you!
I texted Richard this morning to see what time you all are heading out. I do need to find a chain today, seeing as most bike shops are closed Sunday/Monday.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:59 AM   #587
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it was a idea that i picked up from jack robinson but your right playing in the dirt does changes all that
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:04 AM   #588
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Hey Rowdy Never used white Lithium grease, but I do oil it every 500 miles. It all depends on how much on/off road you do. Seeing as I've been riding in quite a lot of dirt my chain gets coated in fine sand etc, which really does a number on o-rings I hear. Maybe if you just do asphalt riding a chain might last longer, but not where I go.
I love the Regina chain I have though, I will definitely get another one!
+1 on the white lithium grease. ....and since you're on a budget, a can is only 2 or 3 bux at wallyworld. Sand does indeed shorten the lifespan and a dry lube is better if you ride mostly sand.... But the WLG wipes off easy and clean with just a rag, I like to clean and relube at the end of the ride while the chain is warm and the lube can soak in.
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:13 AM   #589
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While sitting at PJs coffee shop I glanced out of the window and did a double take!


LOL for a second there I got confused.

I stayed at the coffee shop till 5 and headed to sk8rdi16's place.

Took this while riding to Pat's house, did not have the camera on the right setting, but still awesome colors!


He got there a couple of mites after I did.
Pat's family is a blast! I had a great time hanging out with them, and around 8 Pat showed me where his folk's vacation rental was.
Wow! What a great place! Talk about luxury, most definitely a tad different from camping

Slept great and am now curled up on the couch with a cup of coffee writing up my report.
Got to head to Wallymart soon to buy some oil for Spirit, go to the bike shop and buy a chain, and wait for ReadySetGo to get back to me about a ride today. Ahhhh, Good times!
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:14 AM   #590
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As you're doing a bit of dirt along the way, my favorite chain lube is PJ1 Black Label (the Blue label is a bit cleaner, but not as effective if it gets wet). The black label is a bit messier, but deals with water crossings/rain better. On your bike, with your riding style/proper maintenance I would expect a chain to last a minimum of 18-20k miles. And a big +1 to doing your chain maintenance at the END of your riding day, when the chain is warm.

Glad you finally got hooked up with GoalZero.

And that little road in the Appichicola (sp?) forest? I swear I went down that same road and camped in that spot. As I was terrible with my photo taking, I'm not sure, but that sure looked familiar.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:07 AM   #591
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>"go to the bike shop and buy a chain"

Take a look at your primary and rear wheel sprockets, see if they have cupped or worn teeth. Loop the chain around the rear sprocket, see if there is slack in the middle of the loop. (chain not fitting sprocket)

In general: A new chain + bad sprockets = new chain won't last.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:15 AM   #592
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>"go to the bike shop and buy a chain"

Take a look at your primary and rear wheel sprockets, see if they have cupped or worn teeth. Loop the chain around the rear sprocket, see if there is slack in the middle of the loop. (chain not fitting sprocket)

In general: A new chain + bad sprockets = new chain won't last.
+100 Twilight zone!
New chain + worn sprockets = quickly worn new chain. Especially if it"s the rear sprocket which is worn. There is no point to replacing the chain if the sprocket is worn.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:10 PM   #593
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New sprockets, please.

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+100 Twilight zone!
New chain + worn sprockets = quickly worn new chain. Especially if it"s the rear sprocket which is worn. There is no point to replacing the chain if the sprocket is worn.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:58 PM   #594
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:48 PM   #595
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Many heartfelt thanks to Dirk (tbss1) and to Charles May (ADV?) for your generous donations!
And a very special thank you to ReadySetGo and her husband Richard for a great ride and lunch.

Wendy (ReadySetGo)


Richard


The new "old" courthouse, rebuilt after Katrina


The hanging tree


da da da da............da da da da ...........


Had to take a pic of this humongous guitar! Richard and Wendy and our bikes


Wendy and I



Today I put my new chain on, you think I needed one?



Fancy new chain!

Many thanks to Richard and Pat for helping me put on my new RK chain and for the wonderful country ride!


cutting the chain to length


Pat standing by :) He was really in a good mood even though he was sick!


Richard on his crotch rocket


Pat, aka Ewan McGregor

Richard went off toward a birthday party, and Pat and I continued on our ride

Got almost back home when we ended up waiting for the road to open up. The parade had just ended.




I asked him to come over, forgot his name though

Many many thanks to Pat, not only for letting me stay in this wonderful little vacation house, getting me to feel welcome around his wonderful family (very noisy and wild, but utterly lovable) but also for buying me a new front and rear sprocket! I sure hope to see you in Big Bend at the end of the month !!
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:22 AM   #596
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It was great meeting and hanging out with you Esther!!

More pics from our ride!


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Old 02-04-2013, 06:29 AM   #597
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It was great meeting and hanging out with you Esther!!
More pics from our ride!

Thanks Pat! I'm very happy you invited me over :)
You think anyone can figure out what's odd about these pics?

I'm very impressed with your "hands free" riding skill! Wow!
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:33 AM   #598
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As you're doing a bit of dirt along the way, my favorite chain lube is PJ1 Black Label (the Blue label is a bit cleaner, but not as effective if it gets wet). The black label is a bit messier, but deals with water crossings/rain better. On your bike, with your riding style/proper maintenance I would expect a chain to last a minimum of 18-20k miles. And a big +1 to doing your chain maintenance at the END of your riding day, when the chain is warm.

Glad you finally got hooked up with GoalZero.

And that little road in the Appichicola (sp?) forest? I swear I went down that same road and camped in that spot. As I was terrible with my photo taking, I'm not sure, but that sure looked familiar.
Hey Feike, that little road was very near the White River (or head) campground off FH13 west of Crawfordville. Is that where you were?
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:38 AM   #599
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In general: A new chain + bad sprockets = new chain won't last.
LOL, if I didn't know that I'd have no right to mess with my own bike.
But seeing as I don't ride a Harley or any very common bike, going to the store and buying a sprocket is not an option.
Pat ordered me a new front and rear sprocket, and it's being shipped to my relatives in Houston.
So the brand-new chain will have to endure a slightly worn sprocket for about 500 miles
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:43 AM   #600
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It's 7:30 AM and looking very dreary outside.
According to the weather forecast I'll have three days of rain. Hoping my gear will keep me dry.
Today I'm leaving my comfy abode and am heading south-west to Bernard state park, and then on to a campground near Morgan City. It's about 200 miles, so doable if I don't run into crazy traffic near New Orleans.
Gonna be off the radar for a few days
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