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

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

  1. Uke

    Uke visualist Super Supporter

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    Looks like a VERY LONG, VERY LONESOME Highway.

    What broke?

  2. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem Supporter

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    drive shaft



    again
  3. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem Supporter

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    bikes still in Denver gonna have a heavy duty driveshaft put in it next year & bump up charging system
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  4. Tammy

    Tammy Team 2nd Wind

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    Ran out gas.....
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  5. shreksbrother

    shreksbrother Been here awhile Supporter

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    Unfortunate run in with a pothole. IMG_2589.JPG IMG_2591.JPG
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  6. Pokie

    Pokie Just plain Pokie.

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    Wow, that's not going to buff out!
  7. striker3636

    striker3636 Been here awhile

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    Completely off topic, but just to make you all feel better... "it could be worse". At least youre not rebuilding your truck engine in the middle of the desert...
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  8. shreksbrother

    shreksbrother Been here awhile Supporter

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    Is this on a planet where tow trucks don't exist?
  9. Subaruvich

    Subaruvich Been here awhile

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    So, the oem radiator guards didn’t prevent the puncture?
  10. ktmtraveler

    ktmtraveler Been here awhile

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    One day later we learned the humiliating way it wasn’t ...

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  11. AZTodd

    AZTodd Been riding since cars had fins Supporter

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    Another broke down BMW story......lower rear shock bolt sheared off (WTF?)..on Mingus mountain AZ near Jerome no cell reception of course. Rigged it up with nylon straps, duct tape, rode to cell service called a buddy arranged a meeting point and rode 50 miles more at about 15MPH. Bike was over 100K miles at the time. Fixed up in a few days and did another 25K until replacing the bike. Well that's why we adventure

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  12. tattoo Dave

    tattoo Dave Life is always better when your riding

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  13. casey sohc

    casey sohc Been here awhile

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    I had what I thought was a starter one way clutch issue with my 77 Honda 750... turns out to be the flywheel loosened and decided to spin on the crank... very odd.. sohc7.jpg sohc3.jpg sohc2.jpg sohc4.jpg
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  14. AngusSlowride

    AngusSlowride n00b Supporter

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    My riding partner dropped his bike at a stop sign and broke the shift peg off the lever. Made a quick field repair with a pair of vise grips to get him home. I think he rode like that for a couple of months before he ever got around to replacing the shift lever
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  15. NORTH RIDER

    NORTH RIDER Long timer

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    STELLA not at her best . Had to Uhaul it home from Hardin MT , 40 miles south of Billings .
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    Final drive failure .
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  16. firstperigee

    firstperigee Stupid Fucker that's badly confused

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    How many miles? Wrong oil?
  17. NORTH RIDER

    NORTH RIDER Long timer

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    70,000 miles . Final drive oil was clean as new . The GS 1150 is well know for this type of final drive failure . I think it affects many different models from a certain era .

    North Rider
  18. gatling

    gatling Long timer

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    From the Baja Enfield ride...

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  19. Wandering Dane

    Wandering Dane We are the luckiest guys Supporter

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    Harley rider turned into the GS (he didn't look back), his fender missed the BMW rider's leg by millimeters, causing significant damage to the Jesse bag and the GS:

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    Damaged caused by this fender:

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    Technically, this was not a breakdown but an accident. The GS was rideable but was later totaled as the damage repair estimate exceeded $9,000. Fortunately, no injuries.
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  20. Three Crates

    Three Crates Been here awhile

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