Adventure in Ohio?

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by somecallmetim, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. GregsBro

    GregsBro a.k.a. Scott

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    Appreciate the offer, but I think we're gonna get it done today. Yeah I want to be able to do this on the side of the road if I have to.
  2. CBBaron

    CBBaron Long timer

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    This is starting to make Cleveland seem safe. :eek1

    Ofcourse our neighborhood is seeing a wave of minor burglaries recently.

    Craig
  3. dox

    dox How much for the ape?

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    This is why I encourage people to come to O.U.

    Number one party school in the country, low crime rate, good riding. :1drink

    Job market kinda sucks, but at least there's good scenery to pass the time. :D
  4. mpenner

    mpenner Heavy Cruiser

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  5. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    Ride safe, rest as needed, and have a great trip! :clap
  6. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    My daughter starts her freshman year there next week, aaaargh.
  7. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    Well, if she's there to get a good education and learn she'll be fine. If she's there for a fun party every night and to be close to the "action" she'll find trouble sooner or later. When I was there the first thing they told us was crime is 50% higher on the East side of High Street. I think that still hold true.:deal The campus itself is pretty safe for the size. I enjoyed going there, well at least when the weather was nice. Nothing like a 20 min walk in 3ft snow between classes.
  8. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    Luckily for me she recieved a full academic scholarship so I am assuming she's going there to learn. We live in a small town and she is maybe a little too trusting, however she is well traveled and I have given her the speech regarding the city.
  9. Whitey1

    Whitey1 "Whitebread"

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    Im not worried much about my hood really. I have this total badass image going with the loud pipe on my klr.
    :lol3
  10. rxcrider

    rxcrider Long timer

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    oh - so loud pipes do save lives
  11. swingset

    swingset Got the knack.

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    Figure I could ask this elsewhere but the knowledge pool here is about as good as anywhere so here goes....

    As I said a few days earlier my newish DID chain with 4k on it is starting to mist up on the inside links with rust, sure sign the o-rings have failed and are letting corrosion happen inside the rollers.

    The dilemma I have is I am taking a weekend trip with the kiddo next weekend, and my new chain hasn't shipped yet and may not get here by the time I have to get on the road. I've had a chain fail like this before, but I changed it pronto and never let it get to the true fail point, so I'm curious if I could get by with another 500-600 miles if I kept it well lubed?

    In a pinch, I could go to Pony and get a Bikemaster chain for a hundred bills and slap it on, I suppose, but I'd like to avoid that obviously.

    Anyone have an opinion on that? Run a chain that's showing signs of an early death for a while with ill effects?

    As far as kinking or showing any other signs of being worn, it's still good but if I ride it for any length of time the inside links will start to show a film of red powdery rust. Not bad yet, but it's there.
  12. Rich B

    Rich B Been here awhile

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    swingset sez:

    "Anyone have an opinion on that?"

    Opinions are like assholes....everyone has one :rofl

    If it were my chain, I would remove it, wipe it clean, and drop it into a bucket of 90W gear oil and let it soak. Ignore it for at least 3 days. Then remove it and hang it up to drain. Wipe it down before you install it, after installation, use your favorite chain lube on it, and go for the ride.
  13. B-Mac

    B-Mac Aged Beef

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    Move over Oil Thread this could be a big one:D

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    Maybe Galvanic Corrosion, Sprocket-Chain Interaction,
    1.Check side tooth wear on counter shaft sprocket
    2. Inspect chain Elongation

    If Chain and sprockets pass Inspection Limits then you and only you can make the Go/No-Go decision.

    This is the Shit: http://www.corrosionx.com/aviation.html

    I would Clean, Inspect, Lube and Adjust with all the weight on the bike for trip and go enjoy!

    PS: You will be held liable now that we have discussed your chain short coming.:eek1 Child Endangerment
  14. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    People in Marion cower when Whitey rides by blasting his pipe for sure.
  15. swingset

    swingset Got the knack.

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    Sounds like a good plan. Hopefully the new one shows up by the time we roll, but if not I can have this one soaked, lubed and ready. It hasn't shown any signs of stretching, kinking, premature wear other than the rust.
  16. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    Well Gregsbro has new tires on the bike so Saturday lets go wear some rubber off them. :lol3 I know I told Lisa Mechanicsburg, so I hope she doesn't kill me if I change the meeting spot to someplace easier for people to find. Meet up at 10:30 at the Speedway Gas Station on rt54 and I-70 in South Vienna.

    I'll work on putting together a route this evening that will take us up from there towards Bellfountain for lunch (no idea where so suggestions are welcome), then back around Kiser Lake towards Springfield. I'll try to fit in some gravel roads I hope are still gravel. Mostly it will be back roads with chip and seal. :clap Everyone love chip and seal! :rofl

    Anyone can come, just show up at 10:30.:deal
  17. dragoon

    dragoon I'm the REAL Dingo Joe

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    Why does everything you type sound dirty?
  18. swingset

    swingset Got the knack.

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    Because I'm sick, and I can't help it.
  19. GregsBro

    GregsBro a.k.a. Scott

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    Thanks again Luke for all the help. :thumb Got the weed whacking done after You took off but to late to mow so that will have to wait until after the ride tomorrow.

    Speedway at 10:30 , I'll be there.
  20. Dagny_Taggart

    Dagny_Taggart John Galt - 2014

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    I am the very definition of flexible... mentally that is.