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Discussion in 'Photos' started by YukonTracker, Jul 8, 2010.
Impressive, I like to see that bike some time!
Thanks! I just got my new charger for it today, so now it's back in the road! I've got a build thread for it if you wanna check it out...
My rear tire went flat in HOV. Thank goodness it happened right before an exit. It limped itself to a near by shopping center parking lot.
Walked to Homedepot got the Slime. Didn't work.
Called AAA. Their system was down. Called my insurance tow plan. They sent me a truck. Yay.
Here's one from the early days of my EXC ride through Laos. I'd had the bike a couple of days, sat through a service on it by Herman the German in Chiang Mai, getting to know it a bit... and then launched into Laos before getting in the wheel bearing spares that I was wanting to pack. Guess what... the wheel bearings became an issue.
I'd plowed through a lot of mud and then hammered through some rutted, rocky tracks but when the bearings went, I was riding on a smooth, but gravelly road. This one...
I remember thinking "you're riding like your grandmother"... then I looked down at the front wheel. It was oscillating about 3". I turned back for the local authorised KTM service centre that I'd passed about a kilometre earlier. The proprietor was busy, with his son, working on a Hyundai truck...
But he let me set up and get to it. We didn't share any words btw... apart from my few meagre words of Lao.
The lack of balls on one side at the front seemed to be the problem
It took three, or was it four days to get some sent down from Vientiane, the capitol of Laos, via bus and get moving again. I left the bike there and headed into the nearby small town, where I could at least get a bed and some food and booze. I had to spend a day of that heading into the nearest big town on some ancient, derelict bus to pick them up.
It was good to get back to the bike and bang in my new Chinese bearings.
The rears went a bit further south and I banged in the new set I'd grabbed at the same time. They were gone again 250 km later, but I managed to run them for about 500 km. I carry two sets for each end these days... and new seals, of course.
Curt has another flat tire first one this year. Last year he had 7 long live the flat tire KING.
Chasing a short.
That really gives me the heebie jeebies...
The bike kinda overheated, I refilled it, seemed to run fine, no overheating... then filled up with fuel...then would not start...
so, after checking that all the vent lines and fuel lines were attached at the right places, took one sparking plug out (single cylinder, two spark plugs) to check spark. Cranked it over, sparks nicely, and coolant shoots out of spark plug hole. Hmmm... sounds like a gasket....
Pulled out phone, checked for UHaul, phone says closest Uhaul is a three minute walk away. Like a hundred yards from where I was standing (downhill.) Pushed the bike to UHaul, rented a truck, took the bike on the "ride of shame" and six hours later i was home.
Nursing a bike across Canada with a rapidly receding exhaust valve: There were eight seperate valve adjustments to keep it running.
My clutch jammed on earlier this year. Managed to free it up by taking a washer out of the clutch basket. Rode the 30km or so home with no clutch. Turned out to be low liquid level in the clutch master cylinder causing the piston to jam in the end of the housing.
Just a flat tire in Albania …
waiting on my master link
Well My first flat this year, hope I don't have as many as Curt had last year.
Well I got a good start, this is my third this year LOL
Some town in PA...second repair in 700 miles that trip ! (Prev. Patch fell off)
Managed to pop a hole in my tank somewhere in the UP.
Made for a fun afternoon
Well lets see that's 4 flat tires this year, 3 more and I will have tied Curt's record for last year at 7.
Charging system failure.
Sheered Keyway on my Husky WR250 ....again, in the UP.
The 30 mile tow of shame by my XR350R.