Adventure in Ohio?

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

  1. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    This months issue of MC Tour and Travel has an ad for a MC bike carrier. It's a smaller, maybe quarter page ad, and I already threw the issue out so I can't look it up for you. Depicts a bike on the back of a HD and says they have multiple mounts for different bikes.
  2. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    I rode that on a loaner bike and made it about 50' before I had to walk, I felt like the biggest pogue alive. That shit is tough, ergo, it isn't for me.
  3. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    My favorite place to ride. Was hoping to meet Tim down there some day so if any of you are planning a ride, let me know, I need to get back to training for next year's Mohican 100



    Have bike(s) will travel...



    btw, my friend Steve T won the race at the state park a few weeks ago. They started at the campground behind the Marathon station, had a trail to and from the state park. He finished 26+ miles in 1:56:39, flat out demoralizing!
  4. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    I'm 10 miles west of you
  5. EJV

    EJV My Dashcam Amuses me

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    Now, I have your attention.

    So, on my way home from a friends house down the road, I hear a strange noise. Sort of a grinding, hissing noise. Patterned with the brake a little. Then, not with the brake. Weird.

    So, into the garage it goes. Drive line has a noticeable grinding sound, lite, not too horrible sounding, when the wheel is moved backwards.

    Thoughts of scheduling for service came to mind, warranty and all. No trailer. Far away. So, I said "Forget It". I tore into the back end. Wheel came off, drive pumpkin (ha, Halloween is near) came off. What do we see:

    Not too much yet. Little dirty.
    [​IMG]

    What do we have here:
    (look close)
    [​IMG]

    Yeah. A Rock. A Forgeting Rock. Look back to the first picture. See the missing rubber plug on the right hand side of the swingarm? Yeah. Willis Creek or Eagles Nest State Park are to blame.

    This little bugger:
    [​IMG]


    So, threw it all back together, went for a test ride, all is well.

    Sorry to get the BMW folks all excited. :D
  6. swingset

    swingset Got the knack.

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    FINAL DRIVE FAILURE!!!!

    :lol3
  7. swingset

    swingset Got the knack.

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    Sweet jeebus, that's how long it took me to do 10 miles. Impressive.

    If you're as fast on the pedal bike as you are the 950 in the woods, you're going to HATE being behind me. On the upside, you're going to see a comedy show that most people would pay good money for.

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/xGWHqxA0T0s" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    :lol3
  8. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    So you weren't kidding when you said your Tenere rocks? :D
  9. Whitey1

    Whitey1 "Whitebread"

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    :lol3
  10. EJV

    EJV My Dashcam Amuses me

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    Awesome!
  11. Dagny_Taggart

    Dagny_Taggart John Galt - 2014

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    Missing rubber, grinding noise, shaft failure pending...all on a blue one.

    Ummmmmmmmmm.
  12. Danjal

    Danjal Insert wit here.

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    Unless I'm at the girls house. She's from massilon too. Know any good places to ride around here? I'm New to the adv thing.
  13. Solace

    Solace Been here awhile

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    Hey EJ, sounds like it's time to go see your good buddy dox again ...

    Heh,
    M
  14. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    :lol3
  15. EJV

    EJV My Dashcam Amuses me

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    Nah, this "failure" will only repeat if I fill it with rocks again! Plus, it takes less than an hour to rip it apart, pick the rock out, and go riding. It's all good.

    As long as the bike fills with rocks, it will still rock. We can't have a non-rocking Blue Tenere. :rofl

    EJ
  16. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    Yamarocks. Want your Tenere to really rock? Quite smooth running not what you're looking for? Wish you'd bought a Harley? Try Yamarocks! Synthetic rocks you add to the Tenere final drive to decrease performance and make you think you're on a Harley instead of a high performance adventure bike. :deal Call 1888-blu-rock to order your Yamarocks today!:clap
  17. EJV

    EJV My Dashcam Amuses me

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    Ah ha ha ha! Harley. I threw up a little. :rofl

    Awesome.
  18. dox

    dox How much for the ape?

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    Please stop filling my bike with rocks. :bluduh
  19. invisible monster

    invisible monster Been here awhile

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    :lol3
  20. EJV

    EJV My Dashcam Amuses me

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    Ha! Too funny.