SC State Ride to Lunch Thread

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by scooterGdawg, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. caycek5

    caycek5 Bionic Man, got Ti

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    Saturday August 3rd at noon http://www.fiveloavescafe.com/
    43 Cannon St, Charleston, SC 29403 (843) 937-4303
    It's at the corner of Cannon St and Coming St. I look forward to see those that can make it. :freaky
  2. slidefighter

    slidefighter Gather it up, keep on...

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    Guys: Can't make it Saturday---my "to do" list is way over my head!

    In the meantime, I need help with my KTM 690 and though this might not be the optimum forum to ask this on, maybe it will work. At lunch on Saturday, would someone ask around to see if there is anyone who knows a solid KTM mechanic who might be up for a little adventure? I have had no luck at all in getting my swingarm and rear suspension properly reinstalled after installing a Kouba lowering link.


    I would really like to get some professional help at some point over the next couple of weekends. I would be more than willing to fly up and pick someone up, fly them down here and fly them home (same day). My house/workshop is only about 15 minutes from the Ridgeland Airport. I suspect that for someone who knows how to line up all those pieces (the swing-arm axle is a multi-piece affair), that this is probably not that big a deal, but apparently it is for me. If there is a knowledgeable, experienced KTM mech who is familiar with 690's out there who might enjoy a fun flight down to Ridgeland and back, a good BBQ lunch, and being paid for their time, please let me know.


    Thanks and have a good time at lunch!



    Lee...
  3. JALnSC

    JALnSC Long timer

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    Have you tried installing it with the shock compressed. Get a large thick zip tie. While compressing shock secure in compressed position. It may be able to line up all the parts.
  4. JALnSC

    JALnSC Long timer

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    Also check in Orange Crush. They should have something.
  5. Rutabaga

    Rutabaga Been here awhile

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    Lee, if you need another set of eyes and hands I can run over from Bluffton.
    Mike
  6. kalonji

    kalonji nihilism or nothing

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    Lunch is today so pack up the bikes and head to chuck town. 5 loaves @ 12:00 noon sharp!
  7. slidefighter

    slidefighter Gather it up, keep on...

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    JAL and Rutabaga: Thanks for checking in. I have disconnected everything in the back, so the shock is not connected to the swingarm, so no need compress it (I don't think). My specific problem is that I can't seem to get the two outermost 2" cylinder pieces of the swingarm axle installed. There must be an alignment problem because I can't drive them both in and can't get them to "pull in" when I try screw them in to the interior threaded "tube" either. I got the left side in (albeit with a little "popping" now and then) by threading it in and torquing it pretty hard, but the right side is only partially in and seems to be seriously hung up. I feel like I should pull them both (if I could figure out how---they are VERY tight) and start over.

    Anyway, and this is why I asked for help, I feel like I'm just barking in the dark on this thing---I really don't understand it or what is going on. I've worked on a lot of bikes over the years but never seen anything like this!

    Rutabaga: If you think you can shed some insight---by all means come on over. You know where to find me at the airport, drop by Sunday if you're out and about. Otherwise, any evening after 5:30 or so will work. You should probably know where I live anyway, so we can meet up for some riding when/if I ever figure this thing out!

    In the meantime, I'm hoping there is someone out there who has been into these things before who would enjoy a little sport and adventure one weekend soon. I think you might enjoy flying with me... there are a couple of riders on this "net" who can attest that it is a lot of fun.

    Regards,


    Lee...
  8. caycek5

    caycek5 Bionic Man, got Ti

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    It was nice seeing everyone today. It was a surprise that my conniving wife, Draechon, and kalonji pulled off. I'm sure there will be some pictures posted soon. :freaky
  9. fox102

    fox102 BORIKEN

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    Happy Bday Ryan! It was nice to everyone. Great to see old friends having fun! Lindsey, thanks so much for the invite!


    "Que Sera, Sera!"
  10. slidefighter

    slidefighter Gather it up, keep on...

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    Congratulations, Ryan! Finally old enough to drink, I see!


    Lee...
  11. Draechon

    Draechon Long timer

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    Any ideas for this Saturday?
  12. ob1quixote

    ob1quixote Been here awhile

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    Will be in TN, riding LBL200.com!
  13. Pink Lady

    Pink Lady Been here awhile

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    I hear there is a good pizza place in Florence.
  14. caycek5

    caycek5 Bionic Man, got Ti

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    That's what I was thinking also. JALnSC, what was the place you talked about? :ear
  15. JALnSC

    JALnSC Long timer

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    <a href="http://s857.photobucket.com/albums/ab137/JALnSC/?action=view&current=CC63317A-DD86-410A-9388-366DFF875442-482-000000D265079033_zps31605e7c.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab137/JALnSC/CC63317A-DD86-410A-9388-366DFF875442-482-000000D265079033_zps31605e7c.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos" /></a>
    Shrimp Maranara
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    S'mores Pizza
    I will check to see when they open Saturday. They have moved and are now in Florence.
  16. JALnSC

    JALnSC Long timer

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    Rebel pie opens up at 5:00pm.
  17. ki4idb

    ki4idb V Strom Rider

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    Looks good!

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  18. caycek5

    caycek5 Bionic Man, got Ti

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    Does this mean we are having a dinner or is there another suggestion for lunch?
  19. kalonji

    kalonji nihilism or nothing

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    I think there should be a state ride to dinner thread.
  20. Pink Lady

    Pink Lady Been here awhile

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    I was going to ask the same question, but you beat me to it! :evil