Durham / RTP - Wednesday ADVLunch

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by Anders Green, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. SpeedyG942

    SpeedyG942 Gas Man

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    Ha Ha! ...enjoyed lunch today.
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  2. SpeedyG942

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    Hey-forgot to ask my local inmates if any of you plan to go to the Eastern Rendevous?
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=399647&page=20
    The deadline for sign up is approaching- anyway just wanted to mention that I have a handful of buds going. Plans are loose but likely there will be a trailer with dual sports along with the street crowd. Send me a PM if any of you are interested.
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  3. NCStephen

    NCStephen Riding NC

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    yup.. good meetin ya too. Sounds like we are all up for a tech day if one can be planned.

    As for the Eastern R. nope..can't swing that this year.

    NCS
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  4. Anders Green

    Anders Green NASA Rally Sport

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    D'oh, that's the week before a big event I'm planning. :(
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  5. NCStephen

    NCStephen Riding NC

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    well got my tech project done. The only issue was one of the forum showed it being done and the guy left the wheel in place. Clymers had the wheel off. What was missed in the write up with the wheel on process was you can't get the caliper off the rotor. So it requires a little more maneuvering to get the old pads out and new pads back in between the pistons and rotor. But it was done. I do think that if you knew what you doing it would only take 15 min.

    Upon restart, the abs light flashed a lot longer than usual and I held my breath. It then reset and was fine. With the rear brake linked to the front brakes I don't often use it singlarly. Still in testing it, it did feel a lot better!.

    NCS

    Anders, how did yours turn out?
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  6. Anders Green

    Anders Green NASA Rally Sport

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    Mine? My what? My brake pads are fine, probably 4.5-5 mm per side. I did get out the oxy torch when I got home and fire up that puppy. Heated up the shift lever to red hot in just the right spot, eaaaased the lever into place, then let it cool. Done.

    My next project is lengthen the kick stand by one inch and add a significantly larger foot.Current area is probably only 2 square inches or less, which is sexy but not very functional offroad. It's like a high-heeled shoe.:lol3

    Anders
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  7. NCStephen

    NCStephen Riding NC

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    That was what I meant. your tech project for the evening.

    Now that it has been bent, heated and bent, isn't it more brittle?
    Stephen
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  8. Anders Green

    Anders Green NASA Rally Sport

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    I don't think so. Bending/bending/bending/bending induces metal fatigue. Heating allows all those metal crystals to reset in whatever shape they cool in, so there's no fatigue.

    Now, various quenching/heating/tempering activities (which I did none of) can further strengthen the steel. I have no idea if my shift lever was originally tempered. If it was, it's now softer where I bent it.

    Anders
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  9. NCStephen

    NCStephen Riding NC

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    Lunch Wed? Mid 60s, cloudy, perhaps a sprinkle, and some good food and company?

    NCS
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  10. Anders Green

    Anders Green NASA Rally Sport

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    Ok, I'll be there. I eat lunch every day, so tomorrow should be no exception. I can tell the story of my unintentional wheelie... :eek1 :lol3

    Anders
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  11. Vizsla

    Vizsla Where am I?

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    Sounds like a plan, I'll see you all tomorrow.:D
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  12. Holy Smoke

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    Do you all allow strangers who ride two strokes at your table ?
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  13. NCStephen

    NCStephen Riding NC

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    IMHO It depends upon just how strange you are when at the table.. :rofl
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  14. Anders Green

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  15. Anders Green

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    Phew. Today's projects: reassemble newly fabbed rear subframe, blinker check, weld in 1" kick stand extension, weld the shift lever peg closed.

    Now, a glass of water and go for a little ride. :)

    Anders
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  16. Anders Green

    Anders Green NASA Rally Sport

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    I took the pictures, so it's someone else's job to add humorous context

    Sunday:

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    A little on-trail maintenance for Ken... you owe me a zip tie! ;)
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    The crew (minus Anders) Ken - Carl - Steve
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    Carl's bike has a stuck ring (or something) and thinks it's a two-stroke.
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    A power station we found at the end of the day.
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  17. NCStephen

    NCStephen Riding NC

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    Great stuff... and lots to talk about..
    Lunch tomorrow???? who's in?
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  18. Anders Green

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    I should be able to make it. Weather looks decent. :)

    Anders
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  19. SpeedyG942

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    :baldy dang...I can't make it for lunch....and next week I'm outta town too...catch up to you guys in May.
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  20. Crazy Canadian

    Crazy Canadian All who wander r not lost

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    Where's this lunch again? And what time? I might be able to sneek it in tomorrow! The new bike is insured and now I just have sort out the impoting it in from out of state stuff. Good thing I have a temp tag with no exp date!