Your Broke Down Bike (and dignity)....

Discussion in 'Photos' started by YukonTracker, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. YukonTracker

    YukonTracker Ride your Way

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    In total controversy with tradition I will not start with a photo. Simply because none of my bikes have ever let me stranded so far. C'mon push aside yerr pride and share some shame or tears....

    .... oh and I hope this can be a "bash free zone".

    Thanks
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  2. astrofil

    astrofil Been here awhile

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    I will start big :)

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  3. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy..... Supporter

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    Sweet Jesus man :eek1
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  4. Gravel Seeker

    Gravel Seeker Old, growing older.

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    Hole in radiator, overheating

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    Top bushing on rear shock worn through

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    Headgasket (because of radiator in first picture)

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    18.000 km chain and sprockets toally shot. Kept throwing chain.

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    Wheel and sprocket carrier bearings siezed up. Possibly due to riding in water/ mud and also having to ride about 1000 km with chain as tight as possible so it would throw it.

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    Waterpump

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    Overheating (possibly due to first time radiator was shot)

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    Headgasket shot, ride over. 1350 km from home. Thanks (Super) Dad for coming to my rescue :clap

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    Going to fix it and if there's time do some diving. There wasn't :cry

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    Replaced
    • Waterpump
    • Valves w/ all parts
    • Headgasket
    • Bottom gasket
    • Piston rings

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    Rode 450 km and blew the headgasket again. Had the head skimmed 0,25mm and put it back together last weekend.

    Removed the seized sump plug at the same time. Now have about 380 km on it since the latest headgasket failure....crossing fingers....

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  5. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    Chasing down an electrical short on the second day of a 5 day rally...thankfully I was at Whitehorse Gear and they allowed me to use there shop. :thumb

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  6. johnnyadventurepants

    johnnyadventurepants Been here awhile

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    I just don't like this thread! It scares me! :yikes I still haven't even had a flat tire yet.
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  7. Bob Tosi

    Bob Tosi Long timer

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    :rofl :huh
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  8. TwinDuro

    TwinDuro Befuddled Adventurer

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    Here's a photo from a few years back of me fixing a flat on my Dad's CT110... Which occurred at a 76 station within the first 3 miles of a day-long ride :doh

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    As you can clearly see, I'm practicing the sacred art of "tire whispering," in which you put your Van Gogh up to the tire as your rotate it and listen carefully for it to reveal it's dirty little secrets.... This one fell to a 1" long brass nail...

    Luckily with two tire irons, a small bicycle pump, a patch kit, a Crescent wrench, a Leatherman and a hardy assortment of cuss-mumbles, we were good to go in less then half an hour.

    You've never battled a tire until you've been put up against the massive sidewall strength of a 70/100-17 4-ply Honda CT110 tire! :D
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  9. Dread Pendragon

    Dread Pendragon Tragic Donkey Throttler

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    In the mountains by Bear Lake in Idaho, here's Rick fixing a hole punched in by the gear shifter.

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  10. Waco

    Waco Renegade Sickle Hound

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    I've had a battery die and a hose came loose inside the gas tank. I have no picture from either incident.
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  11. Waco

    Waco Renegade Sickle Hound

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    Damn, I probably would have had it hauled to the nearest dealer. That's getting a bit deeper into the bike than I usually go.
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  12. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler Supporter

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    The day my 1150 became a 575!:rofl Burnt out valve at 18,000 Kms:eek1

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  13. Gravel Seeker

    Gravel Seeker Old, growing older.

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    I'm surprised so few are answering the call :deal :lol3
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  14. wibby

    wibby BrotherFromAnotherMother

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    Steering head bearing felt slightly notchy :dunno

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    Two fugging days of pounding, heating, cussing and it finally fugging came out

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    Tranny started making a funny noise in second gear

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    Needle bearings?

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  15. dch

    dch Rock Chalk

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    Hey, whats' all this oil all over my bike?

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    This is not good!

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    Well, this is the end of this trip. This is a friends bike. We made it to Evansville In. got off the bikes and saw this. John called the BMW dealer in Louisville, they came and got it the next day. Ended up being a cracked breather tube or something.



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    This was back in 08, Ironically, Johns bike is back in the shop with major engine damage, due to a timing chain problem.
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  16. Vt-Stromer

    Vt-Stromer Long timer Supporter

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    Lots of Beem'ers. :lol3
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  17. astrofil

    astrofil Been here awhile

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    I`m not suprised. If I see BMW riders on the road I know they are over there doing serious business :) MY 05 BMW has already 72.000 miles so far only cluch broken. I would like to see all jap. bikes around 150-200K miles
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  18. Vt-Stromer

    Vt-Stromer Long timer Supporter

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    I'm just yank'in your chain. I'm not going to get into a pissing match over it. After 100k on a jap bike, you buy a new one.:wink:
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  19. MotoJim

    MotoJim Been here awhile

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    This happened at the end of a 4,600 mile trip. It could have happened on Beartooth pass. Instead, it blew up three miles from my house.
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  20. maalstroom

    maalstroom Ferret Legger

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    Out of gas and FD failure, thankfully in beautiful West Texas, within 10 miles of Alpine.

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