ROADSIDE REPAIR PICTURES--Let's see 'em

Discussion in 'Photos' started by funhouse, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. funhouse

    funhouse Overdue

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    I"ll go first: 1965 on the way to the last AMA Death Valley Run / 1st long ride, brother-in-law helps newbie
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  2. Air0ne

    Air0ne Adventure reader

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    Pretty nice picture...

    Sorry... Never had the idea to take a picture for this kind of event... :rofl
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  3. Stretch67

    Stretch67 Mad Scientist Supporter

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    Cool vintage tank bag. :D
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  4. Flat_Black_Rat

    Flat_Black_Rat Adventurer

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    I had swapped out the tank quickly before the ride (Quantico to Gettysburg) and has some issues, petcocks and fuel lines were rubbing the motor and later (rebuilding the carbs in a rest area) I found grass in a carb to boot. This isn't litterally road side, but a parking lot at a country club...
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  5. scottcolbath

    scottcolbath Long timer

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    I just ripped the valve stem off a tire last weekend.
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  6. DaleE

    DaleE TransAlp Adv

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    Large nail to rear tire in western Colorado

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  7. RicH2

    RicH2 Ric H2

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    :huh How dare you post a pic of an old vintage bike without telling us exactly what it is !!!!
    I'm shocked I tell you ! Shocked !

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  8. MIG

    MIG Edelweiss

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    Morocco april 2003 some where between Ouarzazate and Agdz

    Flat rear Tire in the Heat of Midday. Easily fixed with the standard factory supplied repair kit :clap

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    Michael
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  9. dwayne

    dwayne Silly Adventurer

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    Somewhere in Montana, fixing a float needle that got stuck open. Turns out a good thump fixed it. Then I kinked the fuel line putting the tank on, I was paranoid for the remainder of the trip about carb problems.

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    And here is Bejebus in Dawson City YK., removing brake pads with no lining left. Actually we removed the rotor stuffed a wrech into the caliper (so the pistons didn't pop out) bolted the caliper back in place, 'till we found pads in Anchorage.

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    And after an exciting day on the Dempster Hwy. I needed to tweek my pannier mount

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    and 650freak wanted to adjust his head steering head bearings

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  10. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto Supporter

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    Dwayne- That's the creative crap I like to see!:lol3

    ...and I assume the spirit in which this thread was intended...

    We've all got boring pics of flat tire repair.
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  11. Hambone950

    Hambone950 Mas Naranjas Por Favor!

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  12. CA Stu

    CA Stu Bibamus, moriendum est. Super Moderator

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  13. clang

    clang Not lost, Exploring!

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    Rear wheel lug nuts worked loose while riding through the canyon :eek1

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  14. BoxHead

    BoxHead Adventurer

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    Where did you get those side frames for soft bags??
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  15. brad21

    brad21 We have a pool... and a pond.

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  16. LC4nicator

    LC4nicator Certified Wino

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    Not sure if you already know this but when IHad new tyres fitted last weekend I learnt that the locking nut on the valve stem should not be screwwed all the way down to the rim.
    This enables the tube to move and not shear the valve stem off.
    As for the clearance gap between Valve stem and rim, a bit of rubber hose on the stem pushed towards the rim closes this up and stops dirt/mud/water gettin into the rim.
    Cheers
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  17. curbjumperjones

    curbjumperjones Compulsive Lane Changer

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    Stopped in the middle of a water crossing to take a photo of the bike in the water for my kids- when I got back on I put my foot down- down, down, down... into empty space between two rocks.

    Filled up the airbox and engine with Pure Rocky Mountain Spring Water... :tb

    Which is fine if you're talking about beer... :dunno



    Exhaust header was full, muffler was full, cylinder full, crankcase contaminated- 3 and a half hours of work, alone in redneck country and during snack time for bears.


    I bought oil from a passing motorist- I was just off the Alberta Forestry Trunk Road.

    Luckily I had water bottles to drain the used oil into.

    Buttoned back up, hit the starter- and after 40 minutes of rough running I had my XRL back! :lol3
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  18. tpunzy

    tpunzy liquid cooled

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    not road side.............repaired it on the test track behind work
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    Last road side repair I did was tues when my clutch cable snapped on the way home, ended up turning the engine clutch lever 180 and used my right foot to actuate the clutch to get home.
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  19. PapaYolk

    PapaYolk happy camper

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    Good Stuff
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  20. K44rll

    K44rll Been here awhile

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    Broken valve spring @ 11.15pm on a garage forecourt in Gent Belgium during a 800mile 4day 4 country Monkeybike ride...........had a spare head in the Givi topbox:D
    Back on the road 45mins later!!:clap

    Ride report/pictures/videos here www.myspace.com/cheapwayround

    Karl
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