Adventure in Ohio?

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

  1. Gonzo_Matt

    Gonzo_Matt Random Hero

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    I'll be on the 650. Need to tear down the fueling system on my 250 after it got Sion'd on the last outing...
  2. GailCallsMeKarl

    GailCallsMeKarl Squirrel w/ no nuts

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    I love that this is now a verb. :rofl

    Sion, your XR may not run, but she's legend in this thread.
  3. alansz400

    alansz400 Long timer

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    Try putting gas in the gas tank. Works every time.
  4. rellim_63

    rellim_63 Adventurer

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    i noticed you guys talking about these big shovels like the gem of egypt. are there any left near here or around?
    I remember when i was younger there was one near a friends house [about half the size of the gem]. We used to go play around on it. I dont know what happened to it though.
    now that ive done some googleing i think it was a power shovel, anyway this was in newcomerstown ohio
  5. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    If you are referring to Big Muskie it is east of Nelsonville on rt 78.

    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...0YDYDQ&usg=AFQjCNGa7ttfk-UJ8xO_ZFq-zGZhX9I3tQ
  6. Gonzo_Matt

    Gonzo_Matt Random Hero

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    I know right? I think some more shit is plugging something up. He made it back here fine, it sat for a week and now I can't get it to run above idle again. I'm going to ebay another tank for it since that one is so beat up.
  7. Moparmanpete

    Moparmanpete New Bike wanted

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  8. Rich B

    Rich B Been here awhile

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    rellim_63 sez:

    "are there any left near here or around?"

    Unfortunately, none that I am aware of locally. When those machines reached the end of their economic life, they were worth more as scrap than anything else. There may be one fair sized one preserved in IL, another in OK. Beyond that......just bits and pieces like the bucket from Big Muskie.

    Shame too, they were truly amazing pieces of equipment.

    I've been lucky, got to see the Gem & Big Muskie work when I was your. And lately, have gotten to see some of the largest bucket wheel excavators ever made still operating in Europe. Those are also truly massive machines. And each of them has an expected life of 50 years!
  9. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    I'm off Thursday but I really don't want to beat on my Tenere on anything more harsh than Bats Nest level stuff.... :ear
  10. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    Water will do that. Some carbs the main jet sits lowest where water lurks. A plugged main will do it too.

    Did you recently over oil the air filter?
  11. Danjal

    Danjal Insert wit here.

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    Maybe some bad fuel too. That new ethanol blend loves to absorb water. Did you use fuel out of a can that had been sitting?
  12. Mikef5000

    Mikef5000 Long timer

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    Sounds good. It's been too wet to try difficult stuff anyway.

    We can do a TOT recon ride, just look for and document dirt and gravel... but that may be boring. I've heard of Swingset's Big Bike Ride... any experience with this?

    Whatever... I'm up for anything.
  13. swingset

    swingset Got the knack.

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    The first edition left where I live north of Granville and meanders east then north to make a big Licking/Coshocton loop.

    The second starts in Danville and goes down to Coshocton, then down through Muskingum.

    They both hit a lot of gravel, but it's familiar stuff if you've ridden those counties much. I put 'em together to have a big bike ride that was close to Columbus/Central Ohio.

    I can send ya the .gpx of either ride if you want them.
  14. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Yeah, I'm also up for whatever... and my GPS is kaput, so call it and I'll just tag along. I have all day and then some. :ear
  15. steveb126

    steveb126 Adventurer Anonymous

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    Seen some Amish Christmas lights while out today here's a pic:[​IMG]
  16. Gonzo_Matt

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    It was run out of fuel and switched to reserve for the first time since I have owned it. I assume that there was some crud hanging out in the bottom of the tank that got sucked into the reserve tube since it's lower. We also added fuel from a questionable source. We pulled the carb on the side of the road and blew the junk out of it, I'm just guessing there is another hunk of crud or spot of water in there someplace.
  17. Gonzo_Matt

    Gonzo_Matt Random Hero

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    As of right now, I'm 50/50 for riding on Thursday. I have some stuff to do, so if you guys are doing Swingset's route, I can catch up with you since it;s on my side of the state.
  18. Whitey1

    Whitey1 "Whitebread"

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    ewwwwwww those are in HD
  19. ohioroadrat

    ohioroadrat It`s YOUR fault !

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    Well, after trying to get it to work:baldy.....now I get it! (I feel so stupid)
  20. Whitey1

    Whitey1 "Whitebread"

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    Dont feel bad, I hit refresh once or twice also. :lol3