Maine Riders

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by PWRCRZR, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. cjbiker

    cjbiker Nobody's Robot

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    How about a nice 250cc supermoto? :evil
  2. BKMLWR

    BKMLWR Wondering around...

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    good deal on a garmin Oregon 550T at cabela's Dec.13-19 in store only....$249.00
    if my 60csx gave out I'd get one....
  3. justdrew

    justdrew Triple Powered

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    That's a whole heap of coolness in a small package there CJ

    While we're on the subject of little bikes, let's not forget Suzuki's latest offering the GW250

    And the old line...
    It's more fun to ride a slow bike fast than ride a fast bike slow :wink:
  4. stromsurfer

    stromsurfer Stromsurfer

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    For me it was my first time on two wheels since August - which means as of September my 104 month streak over

    That is impressive. :deal Well done even if it is over.

    I am staying busy doing maintenance before the new sidecar gets here(ETA 1/20). Steering head bearings, wheel bearings, check water pump, heavier weight fork oil, new front tire, replace sprockets and chain, lube swingarm, and valve check(may need help on that one). I am really slow at it but that's ok. I am just happy to be out messing around in my shop.:D
    For you FF's that offered help with the sidecar it looks like late January early Febuary iswhen I will be calling in for reinforcements.
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    Have a good week.
  5. rubRsidedown

    rubRsidedown Long timer

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    MOST excellent Strom...
    Enjoy the therapy.
  6. justdrew

    justdrew Triple Powered

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    Do I sense a build thread coming....
  7. cjbiker

    cjbiker Nobody's Robot

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  8. LostViking

    LostViking Long timer

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    As a potential new resident/rider i have been working my way through this thread. Is it too late for the beer part?

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    Noble Pils, good stuff when you can get it.
  9. NHBill

    NHBill Loosely Wrapped

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    Never too late for the beer part. It's kinda like bacon :deal...everything's better with it :1drink :lol3
  10. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    You must be some sort of n00b or something 'cause it would gave taken most of us a whole lot more than one to read this whole thread..:freaky

  11. cjbiker

    cjbiker Nobody's Robot

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    So, what's the trick to getting steering bearing races out of the frame? I thought I could just tap them out using a punch (ok, a big screwdriver), but I can't get a purchase on the races. There isn't enough of a "shelf" to tap on.
  12. Tslapper

    Tslapper #!

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    Look for a half moon cut out in the head stock.
  13. Kaw4Life

    Kaw4Life Busted Adventurer

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  14. cjbiker

    cjbiker Nobody's Robot

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    There doesn't appear to be any on this bike.

    I might have to do that. A little bending and filing on the screwdriver for a better angle of attack and I got the top race out. Not so fortunate with the bottom. The problem is, if I order that tool, I'm going to want to order wheel bearings and spacers, swingarm bearings, new seat cover... this gets expensive!

    :rofl
  15. Kaw4Life

    Kaw4Life Busted Adventurer

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    So-k, bearings should never be if'y.

    Bent bars, bent rim, maybe, but not bearings.

    Just me.

    :deal
  16. cjbiker

    cjbiker Nobody's Robot

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    The head bearings weren't iffy, they were gone :eek1

    Tool ordered (along with $80 more worth of parts so I can get free shipping). Yee-ha!
  17. Chris W

    Chris W Long timer

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  18. TinMan207

    TinMan207 Most often a lurker...

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    It's been a good x-mas for the DR650 around here. As a result I have a collection of 10% discount coupons - most of them expiring around the end of the year.

    The first 4 people to PM can have them.
  19. stromsurfer

    stromsurfer Stromsurfer

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    Jeez your scaring me. I am just getting ready to try and pull mine in the next few days. Hope I don't have to cut stuff, that will suck. I saw a video over on the F650 site and it shows a guy putting the new bearings in the freezer, and then heating up the head frame with a heat gun. The old bearings and rings popped out, and the new bearings from the fridge dropped right in. I am hoping for this method to work for me.
    http://faq.f650.com/dvd/F650_Maintenance_DVD_3_14.m4v
  20. cjbiker

    cjbiker Nobody's Robot

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    I'll have the tool on Tuesday, you're welcome to borrow it after that :deal


    In my case there is no space for a punch to get to the head bearing races. I don't think all (most?) bikes are like that. The more I work on this bike, a Honda XR250R, the more I wonder if they designed it to not be serviceable. Sort of a disposable "beginner's bike" or something. :lol3