U.S.S Alabama

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by Slimak707, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. Slimak707

    Slimak707 Hard On Equipment

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    My cousin and I took our wives on a short trip from Louisiana to Mobile to see the U.S.S Alabama this weekend. We stayed at the renaissance hotel in the CBD which was a really nice hotel. It was also the tallest building in Mobile and could easily be seen from the ship. [​IMG]
    The KLR obtained a whopping 46 mpg on the trip[​IMG], while the BMW was able to obtain 55 Mpg [​IMG]. The women of course drove in a car.:huh
    After arriving and unloading we took of to get something to eat and figured we would stop close to the battleship to eat. We ate at "a restaurant" that was expensive, had horrible service, and didn't taste that great. But we still had a good time.
    [​IMG][​IMG] hmm:deal he looks like he may have papers.

    On to the ship!!!
    [​IMG] 16" guns:lol3
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    The breech for one of the 16" guns [​IMG]

    An out of focus projectile [​IMG]

    5" shell holders [​IMG]
    The torpedo room of the U.S.S. drum [​IMG].[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    The sub even has low milage!!!
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    I took a lot of pictures but the thread would be huge. Sooooooo. That night we ate good.... Finally, then had some drinks walkinging distance from the hotel.
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    Well Saturday morning we started heading back. They had never been to Ocean Springs, MS so I took them trough there and into Biloxi were we ate at the Hard rock Casino.
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    We then made our way back for a total of 420 miles. Now the KLR has 4200 and some change at just under 4 months old.
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  2. aldntn

    aldntn Vgo

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    Even if you are just passing through, its worth the time to see this historic ship.
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  3. Vinbowie

    Vinbowie Been here awhile

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    Thanks, :clap
    I get about 46 mpg
    on my KLR also.
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  4. acejones

    acejones Long timer

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    55 Mpg on the BMW ? Really ?
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  5. Slimak707

    Slimak707 Hard On Equipment

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    That's what he averaged using the tripometer. On mored state highway running he gets 51 I get 50. After rejecting and exhaust yesterday after we returned I don't know what I'll get now.
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  6. acejones

    acejones Long timer

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    I don't know what "rejecting and exhaust" means. My r1150r gets about 44-46 mpg
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  7. Slimak707

    Slimak707 Hard On Equipment

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    Lmmfao!!! That's auto correction from the iPad. It's suppose to be rejeting.
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  8. acejones

    acejones Long timer

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    Hate autocorrect
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  9. acejones

    acejones Long timer

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    Slimak,
    I noticed on another forum that you had some input spline problems with your RR. Could you fill me in on that ? I have a '03 with about 26000 on it. Anything I should know ?
    Thanks

    If you want you can PM me
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  10. Slimak707

    Slimak707 Hard On Equipment

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    Sure, he still hasn't bought the bike yet and it failed. We luckily just made it back to my neighborhood when it failed. It would no longer go forward and made a horrible grinding noise. So I had him ride the klr back and I pushed the BMW home. The noise wasn't occurring with the clutch disengaged, only when you let out on it. We pulled the bike apart and saw the input spines were extremely thin and curved. The splines in the friction plate of the clutch were gone. So we went on half the total price, which was $550 dollars for a new transmission input shaft, input shaft bearings and friction plate and input shaft seal.

    So from the time we pulled down, ordered the parts, and the parts coming in was about 3 weeks. When you remove all of the transmission bolts, you have to carefully heat the case for the "bell housing" to come off. The inside of the bell housing is the race if you will, for the three shafts. That really wasn't that bad it is just the fear of the unknown. I gave the input shaft and new shaft to a friend to pull all the bearings and slipper thingy, and reinstall it and new bearings to the proper settings. The case has to be reheated to put the bell housing back on. We used the old input shaft to align the new clutch. You need to lube the splines, and "slave rod". It went back together faster than we took it apart because it was the first time we had done it. Now it shifts smooth as butter.

    The bike had 28*** when it occurred. After this trip it now has 29297 and runs great.
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