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MotoJoe's "We aint afraid a no snow" Winter "not a cripple anymore" ride

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by mutineer, Nov 27, 2004.

  1. staples

    staples Been here awhile

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    Let the flaming begin....


    There is a week left and I haven't done anything... I don't even have a functioning bike. <img>

    I prolly wont make it to the winter ride, but plan on the spring ride.
  2. trailuser

    trailuser take the backroads

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    Staples-You have all week to pick-up that new DRZ you lust after :)
  3. motojoe

    motojoe Arrest Cheney and Bush

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    if he really wanted it he could have gotten it today, oh well.

    if mine wasnt totally dead I would be riding it in the snow filled alley behind the house right now.
    I just rode my buddy's yz125 a bit. Fun as hell in the snow. Guess thats the best place to ride a twosmoke the first time.

    holla
  4. staples

    staples Been here awhile

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    I've crashed using the stock "deathwings?" tires in wet grass on a drz b4... i can only imaging how bad they would be in the snow.


    plus... my 'what' hurts.
  5. motojoe

    motojoe Arrest Cheney and Bush

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    sorry I couldn't make it down today guys, I had way too much shit to finish before next weekend if I was going to the winter ride. Also I have a job interview at 4:30 am monday morning, So I gotta get some sleep tonite.

    see yall next week
    joe
  6. chain

    chain Go Fly Supporter

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    we got wood :lol3

    see ya next weekend
  7. mutineer

    mutineer pierpont lives

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  8. Queen

    Queen Happy Camper

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    Hey Mutt, Skinner suggested we pick a place to meet up for sat. lunch, might be helpful for us folks (hopefully) heading that way on sat. I'm still dealing with my damn back but I don't wanna miss the party!
  9. 12bridn

    12bridn I need throttle therapy

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    I am leaving from just outside cincy friday morning. Should take 7-8 hours or so to get there. I will be taking my sweet time. Will there be anyone there when I arrive? :ears
  10. skeeter

    skeeter Captain Safety

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    McD and I should be down there sometime between 9:30 and 10:30 friday morning.
  11. Buzzez

    Buzzez Wind Powered

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    Ipava is easy. It's 8773 cr-14 that I can't find on the map. :ear

    I should be there by around noon Friday. Unless I find some shortcuts. Then, I may be a little later. :lol3
  12. chain

    chain Go Fly Supporter

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    I may have to work Friday Morn but plan to be at the farm by 1-2 for what looks more like a "Two Trailers, Goat's Not Riding, Mutts got a Special Friend,Motojoes Motoeducation, Bring a Gun, Annies In a Cage, Queenie Aint Campin, Pilot's Shootin Spuds,Lost Eat At Joes To Groin Inflamation, We Got Wood,Buzz Cant Find The Road Winter Ride"

    Otherwise "TTGNRMGASFMMBAGAIACQACPSSLEAJGTIWGWBCFTRWR

    the innaugral that is

    :freaky
  13. mutineer

    mutineer pierpont lives

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    Exhibit one for why you should not work on bikes at 1 am when your week has sucked big time and you were wiped out before you started and you are a shitty wrench to begin with

    We finally got the bike running and dialed in, then I broke the goddamned oil filter cover.


    [​IMG]

    see the nice new oil filter with no cover, geez I am a hammerhead.

    [​IMG]



    Anybody got one from a KLR or a KLX 650 they can bring to the winter ride? I am gonna do a hilbilly fix with quicksteel unless someone has a better idea. But I am gonna feel like shit if he fries his engine this weekend if the repair fails.

    This is his first Dual sport weekend and I am gonna have to give him my bike to use if his fails 'cause I broke his working on it. :bluduh


    that will suck
  14. chain

    chain Go Fly Supporter

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    What year? I think the klr covers a wide range in years,
    I would feel comfortable with jb weld or liquid steel inside and outside on the crack, use plenty on the outside and a couple layers wont hurt, just keep it away from the surface that seals, and make sure the part is clamped together so you dont get any epoxy in the break. you may have to use a little rtv as well. looks like you might be able to put a piece of strapping across the filter cover and use the intended bolts to hold it in place. A strip of brass copper or aluminum from the local hardware would work. I dont see a fried motor being an issue, as you are not going to be restricting oil flow. You may have a slight leek, but so what. Motojoe may have the part you could borrow for the weekend. Take a deep breath, Things are allways better than they seem.

    my .02
  15. mutineer

    mutineer pierpont lives

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    good call on the strapping - it sure seemed a lot worse at 1 am than it does now after a few hours sleep

    seems kinda solvabe after a few hours sleep, but it sure felt catastrophic last night.


    bike is a 95 KLX, same engine as a KLR
  16. chain

    chain Go Fly Supporter

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    Cold wet and tired makes a simple problem a catastrophie as well
    I understand completely, thats how I ended up riding bitch for 4 hours on a klr in the fog and pouring rain, only to have to do the same trip in my truck the next day, when all I really needed to do was tighten the positive cable on my battery 1/2 a turn. :baldy

    It seems that there are allways barriers that occur when you plan a ride. Some self inflicted, others, well I'm not sure where they come from, But you can bet your ass they'll show up for somebody, especially on a group ride.
    Thats part of what makes it all real, Just ask Panic

    See You at the Fire :freaky
  17. 12bridn

    12bridn I need throttle therapy

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    Hey, it looks like a KLR250 cover will work, and I just happen to have one. The number for the 250 part is 11012-1538 and the number for the 650 is 11012-1826. Anyone know if the last digits make that much of a difference?
  18. mutineer

    mutineer pierpont lives

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    if it works I'd be glad to buy it, Jery called a couple places and it is looking like a non stocked part and ordering gets it here next week.

    I can probably get by with quicksteel/strap/washer for the weekend though.

    either way thanks a lot, this place rules

    still got some stuff to get ready to go - need to find a couple of boxes of .45 long colt and if I can find time (unlikely though) I'll try to get the stuff for pepperoni soup for campfire anti-freeze food. The other anti-freeze will be 90 proof
  19. 12bridn

    12bridn I need throttle therapy

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    I'll bring it just in case. Can't hurt.
  20. Skinner

    Skinner Mr.KTM

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    What about some epoxy on the crack and then a bid hose clamp around the cover to hold the broken peice in place?