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

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

  1. tac650

    tac650 Broken...

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    991
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    Salem, OR
    Impressive, I like to see that bike some time!
  2. Alex B.

    Alex B. Adventurer

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    Corvallis Oregon
    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...
  3. grandelatte

    grandelatte Consistently Inconsistent Supporter

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    Waco, TX
    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.

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    Walked to Homedepot got the Slime. Didn't work.

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    Called AAA. Their system was down. Called my insurance tow plan. They sent me a truck. Yay.

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  4. The Bigfella

    The Bigfella Big Adventurer

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    Location:
    The Golden Triangle
    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...

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    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...

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    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.

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    The lack of balls on one side at the front seemed to be the problem

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    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.

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    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.
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  5. tattoo Dave

    tattoo Dave Life is always better when your riding

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    daves pics 1.16 006.JPG Curt has another flat tire first one this year. Last year he had 7 long live the flat tire KING.:photog:1drink
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  6. DSquared

    DSquared Dilly Dilly! Supporter

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    Chasing a short.
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  7. motogoat

    motogoat Adventurer

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    45Nish
    That really gives me the heebie jeebies...
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  8. doc moses

    doc moses fearlessly flatulent

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    Location:
    east central Ohio
    The bike kinda overheated, I refilled it, seemed to run fine, no overheating... then filled up with fuel...then would not start... IMG_6100.JPG 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....

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    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.
  9. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Way Out There.
    Nursing a bike across Canada with a rapidly receding exhaust valve: There were eight seperate valve adjustments to keep it running.

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  10. L_Bomb

    L_Bomb Strewth and blimey

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    Perth Straya
    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.

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  11. el_lobo

    el_lobo Been here awhile

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    Location:
    Berlin, Germany
    Just a flat tire in Albania …

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  12. junglemototours

    junglemototours trailplug

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    Idaho to Costa Rica
    waiting on my master link DSCF3049.JPG
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  13. tattoo Dave

    tattoo Dave Life is always better when your riding

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    daves pics1.18 013.JPG daves pics1.18 014.JPG Well My first flat this year, hope I don't have as many as Curt had last year.:photog
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  14. tattoo Dave

    tattoo Dave Life is always better when your riding

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    :becca daves pics 1.111 026.JPG Well I got a good start, this is my third this year LOL
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  15. Zach440

    Zach440 Been here awhile

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    Some town in PA...second repair in 700 miles that trip ! (Prev. Patch fell off)
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  16. andrewgore

    andrewgore Gôremā

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    Managed to pop a hole in my tank somewhere in the UP.
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    Made for a fun afternoon :lol3

    Andrew
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  17. tattoo Dave

    tattoo Dave Life is always better when your riding

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    :ricky:becca daves pics 1.000 004.JPG daves pics 1.000 006.JPG 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.
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  18. EdChap13

    EdChap13 Been here awhile

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    Charging system failure.
  19. andrewgore

    andrewgore Gôremā

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    Sheered Keyway on my Husky WR250 ....again, in the UP.
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    The 30 mile tow of shame by my XR350R.
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    Andrew
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  20. Dao1

    Dao1 Long timer

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