My ‘round the country ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Howboudanancypelosi, Jun 25, 2020.

  1. Howboudanancypelosi

    Howboudanancypelosi Been here awhile

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    Man I’ll just pay my fine and be done with it I don’t have the time or patience. I’m more concerned about my fork seal atm.
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    Yinzer Moto Long timer Supporter

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    I am surprised he just wrote a ticket and sent you on your way. I think in my state, those speeds will get you silver bracelets. At the minimum, a date in front of a judge.

    If you can’t find the seals locally. Just have them shipped to the post office in a town you will be at in a couple/few days.
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    Howboudanancypelosi Been here awhile

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    I’m just a real cordial motherfucker.

    but yeah I was kinda thinking shit....might be going to the impound. Anyways I’m putting yesterday afternoon behind me.
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    Yinzer Moto Long timer Supporter

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    The concealed carry laws in that state would have made your life even tougher. You are one cordial and lucky motherfucker.
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    Howboudanancypelosi Been here awhile

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    I didn’t have it on me it was back at the farm, I was just riding around. Wanted to see Eugene. Regret it.
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    Themastermike Think you caught me in a coma Supporter

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    Not too debate it with you, just a voice with experience.


    If you pay the fine it will be a long long time before the event is actually behind you.

    Carry on with your trip.
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    Howboudanancypelosi Been here awhile

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    You mean regarding insurance? I’m not too concerned...I just use liability only and uninsured on everything and on a car and two bikes, it’s like 500/yr. if it triple or quadruples, so be it....I’ll shop around perhaps. I’m not stressing it.
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    oldtouring B Been here awhile Supporter

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    Look for a product called SEAL MATE. It may save you a major repair.
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    Themastermike Think you caught me in a coma Supporter

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    Insurance, potential losing license....... Shit like that.

    40 plus over, not sure how your state considers it. Might be no big deal, might be traffic school and dancing on egg shells for five years dunno.

    A piece of thin plastic wedged into your fork seals and swirled around might pull dirt out. Plastic like a thin milk carton. We used to use 35mm film negatives.

    Ride on
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    Howboudanancypelosi Been here awhile

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    I’m literally gonna go buy a roll of film and give it a shot. Finally leaving the farm and heading to my buddies in Medford for a night or two.
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    hopefully actual film isn't too soft. By the way it's obvious to me but you have to drop down the outer dust Boot and then you get up into the actual oil seal.
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    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    A big Triumph dealer in that part of the country is Latus Motors in Gladstone. A call to them to let them know you're traveling on a Triumph , feel them out , maybe they're good guys. I stopped in with the Road King I was selling to get them to order the buyer some new keys. Big place and they used to sponsor some Bonneville Flat-trackers . Worth a shot if the trick method fails.
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    Howboudanancypelosi Been here awhile

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    Called yesterday asked for parts got a voicemail. Thanks for the info, I will try calling them again.


    How do you pop off the dust cover? Just....flathead screwdriver?
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    Yes. Tap in and twist the screwdriver head
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    Yup or a knife. Just pry a little, then move to another spot.
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    Howboudanancypelosi Been here awhile

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    Well it doesn’t appear the film trick is gonna work for me. I pop the dust cover off and everything looks clean. Slide the film up there and around a bit and nothing but clean fork oil comes out. Put the dust seal back and ride and it’s still leaking....not sure what to do now
  18. Yinzer Moto

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    Have some seals and oil shipped to you.

    There are probably enough tools at the farm you are at to do the job.
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    I’ve left the farm and am now in another friends home in the city of Medford. The farm was too uncomfortable and not a great place to work on a bike...no shade...all mountain and gravel.

    also I’m highly skeptical of my own mechical abilities. Hmmm....maybe I should just do it.....
  20. Yinzer Moto

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    I am sure you can find a YouTube out there on how to do them. About the only special tool you may need would be a seal driver and you can wrap the fork tube in tape and use it as a driver. Any independent shop should be able to do them, maybe $200 labor.