Rockies regional randomness

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Geek, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. kbroderick

    kbroderick Long timer

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    Whatever you do, don't start reading f150forum.com. Those f$@%ers have cost me a lot of farkle money that I wouldn't have realized I needed to spend otherwise, even if I had to skip a lot of "how big of a tire can I fit?" posts to get to the interesting stuff.
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  2. MurphCO

    MurphCO Been here awhile

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    Corn oil.
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  4. Proveick

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    Lomax, what's the trick to removing the pannier? Can't get it to release.
    Anyone? Thanks
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  5. doc_ricketts

    doc_ricketts Thumper jockey

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    That is a great looking Beemer. What year is it?
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  7. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    Proveick,

    Did you buy THAT bike ?? That was mine once upon a time. Or are you just using it for an example ??

    If I recall that bike as well as my R100RS actually had a latch on it that you could unlock, swing out the latch, and remove the pannier. If you want to bring it by this weekend we can figure it out. PM or call (number n profile) if you are going to so I can actually be home.

    I have seen one like you have above and it should ??? Just unlock with the key and pull straight out like a seat belt buckle. Worst case you could open the pannier and remove the Allen bolts ?? BTW: your second picture does not look like a R80RT :lol3

    I can't remember what year that bike was but it was a twin shock and I am guessing it was an 83 or 84 ?

    On further review, It does look like my old R80RT has that type of latch. I do not remember it being anything unique to get the pannier off. ?? Can you unlock it and then push the key in like a button on a seat belt?

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    It was a very nice bike and a lot of fun.

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    Marc
  8. Proveick

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    What a beauty. :-)
    Example pic and thanks I got it.
    Turn key then not push but press in to right.
    Thanks mate.
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  9. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    "It's a Jeep thing...."

    Picture this:
    I just left a client and I am in a hurry.
    I have a cup of buffalo hot wing sauce in my right hand. It is HOT sauce. It has a thin texture like watery neon orange paint (just remembering the smell as I type this is making sweat-beads appear on the top of my bald head).
    The cup is about 2 inches tall and almost the diameter of a pop can. It is filled to the brim with the hot sauce and I am being very careful not to spill it.
    In my left hand I have a chicken tender. It is steaming hot and looks delicious. I can barely hold on to it as it burns my finger tips but I do my best.
    I have carefully placed a single napkin in my lap just in case I spill a drop and I have a second one tucked into my shirt collar - just in case. Safety Third!
    I'm travelling at a velocity of somewhere between 55 and 65 mph and guiding the steering wheel of my jeep with my right hand pinky finger which is holding tightly because my left hand is needed to very carefully dip the chicken tender into the hot sauce without spilling any. Thank goodness my jeep is an automatic and this is about all the dexterity that is needed to guide it down the road.
    I hit a pothole.
    INSTANT violent death-wobble*.

    You can guess what happened next.
    The end effect was about the equivalent of what I'd imagine throwing a chicken into a wood chipper would be like. It is a miracle I didn't roll the jeep [​IMG]
    So when Cheryl gets home tonight and asks what the hell happened to my work clothes, I'm just going to say:
    "It's a jeep thing..." [​IMG]




    * death wobble explained for non-jeep people:
    A side effect of running heavy over-sized tires on a jeep is that they cause your steering components to wear more quickly than stock. When these components wear, they can sometimes manifest themselves via a characteristic known as "Death-Wobble". Essentially when you hit an imperfection in the road, if the frequency of the impact is just right, your steering wheel can start shaking (sometimes quite violently!) back and forth as the looseness in the components amplify and exaggerate. It is quite unnerving when it happens and can last for several seconds.
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  10. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    So you are saying you had a tank slapper in your Jeep? :lol3 I know not really funny but it makes a good story. Have fun cleaning.
  11. SnowMule

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    And that's why I avoid eating in the truck. I'll take the extra 5 to snarf something in the parking lot vs. end up wearing it and spending a day or three cleaning the truck. :lol3

    And yeah, the death wobble thing... :umph BTDT, I25 northbound over the bridge next to BEC. In that construction zone.
    New ball joints went in the following week. :lol3
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