Didn't claim it was nothing. I was pointing out that wire would work in a pinch. But no worries, I'll just keep my pie hole shut next time.
I wrapped the wire around the threads where the nut went, then around the swingarm in front of it to keep the axle from moving rearward. It did move forward until I jammed some more wire in the slot. This was on a KX250, not the TW200. Every so often, I'd have to retension the wrap to keep the axle relatively straight. I was made aware when the wheel would rub on the swingarm to make the adjustment. Sorry no pics any more. That was before our fire and before on-line memory storage for photos.Ski,
did you lash the axle fore of the slot in the swingarm, or did you wrap the bailing wire sufficiently tight around the axle that it didn't move?? inquiring minds want to know, and see pics!
Sorry Ski Pro. I didn't intend to throw shade on your field repair. It was quite clever and you avoided an otherwise much larger recovery, and all I did was go off on a tangent with something that sounded funnier in my head than it did on screen.Didn't claim it was nothing. I was pointing out that wire would work in a pinch. But no worries, I'll just keep my pie hole shut next time.
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I enjoyed all the clean water features from icy lakes and snow ponds to creeks and a major river which should have been at near flood stage with snowmelt but were trickles instead.
The fireside cocktail? Think Whiskey Sour only really sour. Helped keep the mosquitoes at bay.
What beautiful scenery. At least walking you get to see it lol. Look forward to getting back in the west to do some riding again.Snuck over the somewhat icy Pacific Crest to put TW-Brian's borrowed 26" tall DuroV2 through some serious canyon carving before my 25" Duro arrives.
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Didn't make it too far from my first camp heading down to the Consumes River before I lost first my master link in over 40 years.
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No worries, I've got a spare master link I've been carrying around for 6 years or so. Was a gift from another forum member when he sold his TW and I never inspected it...my fault.
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Wait a minute. This is for an X-ring and will not fit into my O-ring chain! Walk of shame time, glad I wasn't the intended 30 miles from camp and rescue van. Glad the van could make it off-road to the bike. Thank goodness my Forma Adventure boots were up for the hike.
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Long day but still I pulled out of my ridge camp and dropped a few thousand feet down to the Mokulmne River and Salt Springs Reservoir. This was the beautiful tight narrow steep blacktop route so perfect for the TW I had planned for Bewtty Boop...hauled her instead. Panther Creek crossings was one of may distractions.
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Tranquil river camp setting.
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Canyon walls get a little tigther as I approach dam and wilderness boundary.
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I used to visit here decades ago to mountain bike and kayak. Area is still lightly visited.
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This whole region is worth a re-visit with a new master link. The road riding potential is fantastic if you like tight twisty really narrow blacktop that winds through various climates with peek-a-boo vistas , big trees, flowering dogwoods, deer, squirrels leaping trout and prowling cougars.
Are you asking if a standard chain master link will work on an X/O-ring chain without the rubbers? haha, I said rubbers. Anyway, yesterday I actually tested to see if this would work without the rubbers. The link pins are still too short to work on an x-ring chain. The x-ring chain has a lip on each side of the bushing to help hold the rubber in place. This extra metal lip won't allow enough room for the standard master link plate and clip. Not using the plate and clip only there was too much space. Perhaps it would work in an emergency if you used the standard master link without the plate but use the x-ring rubbers held into place with the clip only. Of course, this is a theory. I think the best thing a person should do if they want to carry an extra master link or two (maybe with extra links as well) is to make sure it matches the type of chain you are using. The old standard master link I had on my key chain would not have worked in an emergency as it would not fit an x-ring chain.In case of emergency would they fit without the o-rings?