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

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

  1. Meriwether

    Meriwether Following big footprints.

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    About 20 miles south of Quesnel BC I heard a clunk and gurgle, I knew what it was straight away, I've been there before, the drive side rear wheel bearing failure on my Buell Ulysses. I turned around and limped back towards Quesnel. Soon I spotted a farmer in his driveway, so I stopped and asked for help. Like a good boy scout I had replacement bearings with me so a couple of hours later I was back on the road and heading south. When shit happens embrace it with both hands because that's when you meet some great people, only too willing help and much appreciated.
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  2. andrewgore

    andrewgore Gôremā

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    My latest.....
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  3. firstperigee

    firstperigee Stupid Fucker that's badly confused

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  4. andrewgore

    andrewgore Gôremā

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    Turns out spark plugs both failed. Lot of fuel dumped into exhaust that was quite hot which soaked some packing in the exhaust.

    Coulda cooked a steak on the thing with how hot it was though. :lol3
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  5. jfman

    jfman Long timer

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    Very nice man! BTW: Referencing part numbers, I bought bearings from the Suzuki and Kawasaki dealer(OEM kawi / Suzuki bearings) for my Buell and they quit failing and IIRC were cheaper than from the HD dealer.
  6. X-wing fighter

    X-wing fighter Do or Do not, There is no try!!!!!! Supporter

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    So it was my fault for not doing diligent chain maintenance....however. Broken chain on the last leg of a 2000 mile trip, 75 miles from home!

    It could have been worse and I was sitting on my porch drinking a beer less than 3 hours after it broke.

    Yes that is Dempster highway calcium phosphate nastiness baked on the wheel and other bits!

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  7. AZ Africa Twin

    AZ Africa Twin From the AZ High Country

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    71B5192A-4EAB-4037-B064-1DD0043F7283.jpeg Fixing a broken throttle cable with a bicycle break cable from a nearby shop. It was on a Sunday in Fruita Colorado, and of course nearby Harley shops were closed until Tuesday

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  8. Meriwether

    Meriwether Following big footprints.

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    When the bearings failed the 1st time after 13000 miles, I replaced them with Timken bearings, a good USA brand, and they lasted 16000 miles. People have different stories to tell, I think the axle shaft torque is important. I've now sold the bike, I would like to know how long the new bearings will last, they were All Balls.
    Another event was the belt breaking in Clarkston Id. I had my fair share of challenges with the Buell, but that's nothing unusual with a second hand 15 year old bike. I'm certainly not complaining, I was able to fix everything with help from new found friends. Here I just had to wait a few days for a new belt to arrive, I had to hitchhike to my camp a few miles down the Snake.
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  9. bomose

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    A friend's Harley. Flat tire. No center stand. 30 miles from Mexican Hat, Utah. Luckily, there was construction going on and 4x4s to make a stand. IMG_8629.JPG
  10. WhicheverAnyWayCan

    WhicheverAnyWayCan Deaf Biker

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    Love his backrest!
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  11. patrkbukly

    patrkbukly Life at 10,000 feet Supporter

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    I think Touratech makes it so North of $500.
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  12. bomose

    bomose Long timer

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    We're old. We need our comforts.
  13. Bairn123

    Bairn123 Not a Biker a Motorcyclist

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    20150520_181630.jpg In 45 years of riding this was the first time that a bike let me down and had to be fixed in a shop. Thanks to all the guys at Excalibur Bikes in Thunder Bay Ontario who looked after me so well,Unlike Suzuki who denied any liability...Needless to say It was my first and last Suzuki.
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  14. FDSR_MIKE

    FDSR_MIKE Been here awhile

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    Where it broke.

    A mile later.

    What I found.

    The only DR650 in the world with a timing chain made at 430 on a friday. Could be worse i suppose.
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  15. K1DUDE

    K1DUDE GS Crash Test Dummy Supporter

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    GS Wreck.jpg 2007.It's a long story. Yeah, it hurt. Still riding it. gs wrecker.jpg