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Old 09-15-2013, 09:25 AM   #16
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That explosion in Jensen was incredible. They just recently finished tearing down most of the debris and there's a ways to go for the rebuilding. We were lucky. If it wasn't for the 3 large shops (all totaled) between my office and Addler, we'd have been shut down too. No deaths was unbelievably lucky.
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:55 AM   #17
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I like to consider myself an "evil scientist", but the American Board of Pediatrics prefers I call myself a Neonatologist...myopic bastards!
Pretty cool! I did a little bit on NICU (I'm a Registered Nurse) here at Winnie Palmer Hospital but it wasn't my cup of tea. Eventually did pediatric ER and now surgery. My respects to you and the joy you bring to parents with little to no hope.

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Old 09-15-2013, 05:41 PM   #18
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:00 PM   #19
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Old 09-16-2013, 07:08 AM   #20
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That explosion in Jensen was incredible. They just recently finished tearing down most of the debris and there's a ways to go for the rebuilding. We were lucky. If it wasn't for the 3 large shops (all totaled) between my office and Addler, we'd have been shut down too. No deaths was unbelievably lucky.
Ryman should know how to run a meth lab better after the first explosion.
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Old 09-16-2013, 07:39 AM   #21
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The $2 part...

I was reading a thread one day, I think it was Neduro's Dakar thread, and he wrote something to the effect that it's always an easily replaceable $2 part that fails, and kills the dream. True dat!

While doing an oil change last summer, I noticed that the aluminum bolts that are removed for said oil change were stripped in the middle of the bolt.



Although I consider myself a reasonably smart guy, I have my blonde moments, and this was one of them.

Rather than replace the bolts with OEM aluminum parts (the proverbial $2 part), I replaced them with stainless steel bolts. Apparently there is a process called Galvanic Corrosion that occurs when dissimilar metals are in contact with each other.

So... there I am in Northern Idaho, doing something I have done at least a dozen times - an oil change on the Snaggle-toothed groovinator - when SNAP! First the stainless steel bolt, then my psyche!

I snapped the head of the bolt off...in the case. Very little torque was required to perform this act and it happened while putting the cover back on the oil filter.

The Gunn boyz and I (Live2ride, Bgunn, and Mi Vale Madre) tried a number of extraction methods before finally driving to Coeur d'Alene for a bolt-extractor. While using said bolt extractor, the case cracked on the collar where the bolt holds the oil cap in place. Motherscratcher!

We cleaned the case well with acetone and JB-welded the cap in place, allowing plenty of time to dry before oiling her up and taking her for a test ride.

This was the result:



Nice try boys. However, as riders we are nothing if not optimistic. We all had the same comment, "well at least the chain is well-oiled!"


P.S. Once I got home, my local mechanic told me had I used the liquid JB-Weld, rather than the stick, our JB-Weld fix probably would have worked.
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:05 AM   #22
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This is interesting......
Thanks for what you do with your profession, the little one greatly appreciated.
Ride safe and keep the RR coming...
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:14 PM   #23
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Ryman should know how to run a meth lab better after the first explosion.
I'm pretty sure he can't screw up that bad...twice!
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:58 PM   #24
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Oiled up rear tires is always fun.
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:40 PM   #25
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So in! The title pulled me........
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:33 PM   #26
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:18 AM   #27
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THE 2 dollar bolt

I was gonna say you were lucky on the aluminum bolt because in the photo it looks stretched to the point of breaking. That is until I read further down about the stainless bolt breaking! Waiting for more......
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:49 AM   #28
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:58 AM   #29
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Very nice, looking forward to more.
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:59 AM   #30
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jes got back, 5.3k total. try it on a gs, what a great adventure. WOW, we wer tested believe me. dont know how or where to post pics an vidios on site yet, but will soon.
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