The Loser: Road Warrior Addition

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by spooph, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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    :huh

    Gotta give you credit for stickin' with it though...
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  2. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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    Did you file a complaint to recoup the $26??? :evil
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  3. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    Well, after a stupid-long wait for a head gasket, the heads are back on the Loser...

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    While reassebling it I noticed the tower that supports the RPM gauge drive was cracked (what did you people do to this bike?)

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    I could weld this side of the crack, but it would be near impossible to weld the inside so it would probably end up breaking again. The RMP needle on the Loser is broken anyway so it's not much use trying to fix this. I used Shadow 500 donor engine parts (the Shadow did not have an RPM drive) to fix the issue. I've got a plan to replace the RPM gauge...
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  4. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    If you only knew. :lol3

    Marc
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  5. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    What a story.There has never been a more well documented bike's ownership stories and horrors.
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  6. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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  7. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    The engine's almost ready to go back in.

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    Does anyone know where I put the coolant lines? Crap, I hate it when this happens. :baldy
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  8. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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  9. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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  10. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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    You look to have your hands full but I thought it might have a rare Lincoln shaft, muffler bearing or Hendersonville sprag you couldn't get from the dealers! :lol3


    Info only, I saw the ad and recalled the thread. :freaky
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  11. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    Oh not this again.If that dang muffler bearing is being changed make sure you get some of that high dollar muffler bearing grease.The cheap crap just dries out in your hand.:rofl
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  12. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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    Aren't there enough threads already devoted to the argument of regular or synthetic muffler bearing grease?


    Next someone will ask what tire stem filters are best!

    :wink:
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  13. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    Plenty of threads dealing with those PITA tire stem filters too. :1drink
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  14. vintagespeed

    vintagespeed fNg

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    the Loser. awesome! subscribed. :freaky
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  15. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    OK Pablo, It has been about four months since the last update. Does the loser live again :lol3

    Marc
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  16. duxrneet

    duxrneet Been here awhile

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    Yeah, seriously! I'm waiting.
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  17. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    she's all back together, but needs oil, a filter, and, most importantly, a battery; which I have not found the time or money to buy.
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  18. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    Alright, I pulled the Loser back into the shop. Like I said, I think all it needs is a battery, oil, and oil filter. I'm guessing it's $100 away from running, so I'm accepting donations:

    Give to The Loser:
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    I'll match any money donated, so if we can raise $50 in the next couple days hopefully that will cover everything. If all goes well (it always does :lol3) I'll have The Loser at the Elephant ride in two weeks.

    Deal?
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  19. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    where's the damn shift lever!?
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  20. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    I am sooooooooooo glad others ride these sort of bikes,it saves me the pain and suffering.

    Not that there's anything wrong with that.
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