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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    Bent up some aluminum for a new hi-mount fender, old simple zip ties had lasted 3+ years but a biff over a log finally caused their failure.
    So I riveted new bracket to fender then drilled and tapped lower fork clamp for 6mm x 1.0 retention bolt .
    Way too embarrassingly ugly for a photo though.
    Battle scars are great in my opinion.
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    Hidden Content A ride in the woods helps me relax and release tension. The fact I'm dragging a body should be entirely irrelevant?

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    Rode to the dentist. Every speed bump turned into giggling and bounce wheelies. The local constabulatory were even amused.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EatElk View Post
    I got geared up for and went Hunting for a few days. Passed a 34 yard shot on a cow Elk as she was a little on the small side but fun to spend time in the woods! Gotta get back up to the high country soon.
    Super pack job! I hope to do half as well when I go camping in December.
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    Replaced chain and both sprockets. Had the parts for a while and had been putting it off even tho the sound of chain had increased. The bike is at about 11,000 miles. Got lucky and crank gasket came off perfect, have the purchased new gasket for next time....if needed. The clutch side crank gasket tore months ago when I put in kickstart. That gasket was a [email protected]# to get off cover!
    Pic of front sproket shows it was getting sharper and hooked tips.
    A smoother and quieter coming to stops Dub now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donzo View Post
    Replaced chain and both sprockets. Had the parts for a while and had been putting it off even tho the sound of chain had increased. The bike is at about 11,000 miles. Got lucky and crank gasket came off perfect, have the purchased new gasket for next time....if needed. The clutch side crank gasket tore months ago when I put in kickstart. That gasket was a [email protected]# to get off cover!
    Pic of front sproket shows it was getting sharper and hooked tips.
    A smoother and quieter coming to stops Dub now.
    I hate fighting those gaskets. On my first TW I had the weeping, seeping base gasket leak I finally had to fix. Boy, that gasket was a [email protected]# as you say. haha. On my 15 when I replaced the piston/rings, honed cylinder, the base gasket came right off without a fight. I liked that. It fell apart but as Bill Clinton would say, "there was no scraping involved in the removal of that base gasket". I think he said that!

    I've had the "Tsunami Sprocket Effect" before as well. Much more dramatic on the rear. Good thing not to push it past that "one last ride out of the sprocket" ride! Of course we know better but we do it anyway...sometimes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by admiral View Post
    I hate fighting those gaskets. On my first TW I had the weeping, seeping base gasket leak I finally had to fix. Boy, that gasket was a [email protected]# as you say. haha. On my 15 when I replaced the piston/rings, honed cylinder, the base gasket came right off without a fight. I liked that. It fell apart but as Bill Clinton would say, "there was no scraping involved in the removal of that base gasket". I think he said that!

    I've had the "Tsunami Sprocket Effect" before as well. Much more dramatic on the rear. Good thing not to push it past that "one last ride out of the sprocket" ride! Of course we know better but we do it anyway...sometimes!
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    Aww, come on,,, you coulda gotten at least 3 more rides on that sprocket!


    That puppy looks more like a circular saw blade than a sprocket haha!

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    Just flip the sprocket over and start anew.
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    I bought another TW.
    This one will stay at my brother's house in Arizona.
    Now to work out when I can fly down there and get to ride it.
    He will ride it for me in the meantime he said.

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    I'm still looking for another one to keep down there so that we can ride together.
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    Softened up the rear suspension by bleeding of some of the nitrogen, swapped out the front fender, hooked up some barrel bags, and then went for a ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JagLite View Post
    I bought another TW.
    This one will stay at my brother's house in Arizona.
    Now to work out when I can fly down there and get to ride it.
    He will ride it for me in the meantime he said.

    New TW in Arizona.jpg

    I'm still looking for another one to keep down there so that we can ride together.
    I don't think you can ask more out of a brother than to keep the bike exercised for you.
    He's really gonna have his hands full when you send a second one.

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