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Old 09-07-2011, 06:28 AM   #41
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I dropped by AAA Metric today and got a set of M10 flange bolts, fine thread for the increased strength (1.25 pitch) and matching nuts. I was warned we will need to grind the plating off before welding the nuts, but that should be easy enough.
That'll work.
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Old 09-07-2011, 06:29 AM   #42
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No problem with both jobs.

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woohoo! I just got the hall pass from the better half, so I will be leaving Longmont around 7 AM if anyone wants to motorvan.
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I am trying to get the hall pass for this, but I am wondering if it would be possible to do these two tasks on my 00
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valve check - My issue here is not know what shims to have with me unless you might have a varied set I could buy from you.
Thoughts?
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:54 PM   #43
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If anyone is arriving early, please bring a bag or two of ice, and maybe some beers. I forgot some stuff on my shopping trip today.

Brats, burgers, snacks and other beverages being provided.

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Old 09-08-2011, 09:27 AM   #44
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woohoo! I just got the hall pass from the better half, so I will be leaving Longmont around 7 AM if anyone wants to motorvan.
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I am trying to get the hall pass for this, but I am wondering if it would be possible to do these two tasks on my 00
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valve check - My issue here is not know what shims to have with me unless you might have a varied set I could buy from you.
Thoughts?
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I'm in Thornton, off 104th and I-25. I can join up with you around there if your willing to exit and turn into the Applebee's on the S.W. corner. I can be there any time, if your leaving Longmont at 7 am it would probably be 20 minutes to 104th. I'll call you and confirm Thurs evening if that's OK.
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:28 AM   #45
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I'm in Thornton, off 104th and I-25. I can join up with you around there if your willing to exit and turn into the Applebee's on the S.W. corner. I can be there any time, if your leaving Longmont at 7 am it would probably be 20 minutes to 104th. I'll call you and confirm Thurs evening if that's OK.
That works for me. Give me a call tonight.
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:38 PM   #46
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Well, we picked up some ice and some Fat Tire this morning so you can ignore my earlier post about not having any.

If you have another brew of choice feel free to bring it
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SgtMarty,

My son and I will be there. We don't have KLR's, but we are each thinking of getting one, and so it would be great to just come and watch and learn and ask questions. We will likely get there around noon. Hope thats ok. Many thanks.
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:22 PM   #48
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No problem. Lots of folks come down just to point and laugh.




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My son and I will be there. We don't have KLR's, but we are each thinking of getting one, and so it would be great to just come and watch and learn and ask questions. We will likely get there around noon. Hope thats ok. Many thanks.
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:01 PM   #49
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Asatrur (Devin) is ill, so I'm solo riding down. Any tag alongs welcome. I'll depart at 7:30 am from my fueling point at the Conoco at 104th and I-25.
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Old 09-11-2011, 01:09 AM   #50
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Photos later. Great day, one broken doohickey, no catastrophes, good friends and good times.
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Thanks Marty and Laurie, for a great day. Thanks to everyone who helped me. Great people and nice bikes.
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Aaaaaahhhhhh!

I missed it!

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Old 09-11-2011, 10:13 AM   #53
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A Goldilocks tech day, just right. Thanx once more to our hosts, I had fun.
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Old 09-11-2011, 05:19 PM   #54
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The tech day went very well. One broken doohickey found, no catastrophes.

As usual, plenty of folks showed up, some to work on their bikes, some to help others, some just to hang out and watch. It's all good.

Bill rode up from Amarillo, Texas and stayed with us Friday night. We got started on his doohickey right away, almost before anyone else had showed up.



But before long, more and more riders filled the driveway.



Including some really small riders.



Damon (with sunglasses on his head) brought a couple friends with KLRs, and one of them got plenty of attention.



He didn't just get plenty of attention because of his hi-tech highway footrest...



...but also because his bike was the only one with a broken doohickey.



The broken collar piece (which had another big crack in it) was fished out of the oil sump, so that hazard was averted.



Graham brought his new-to-him KTM 950, and worked on it all afternoon. Nice bikes, but complex to work on--even to do fairly routine maintenance.



Some brand-new bikes got new doohickey levers installed, along with a few other mods. (Thanks again to Rusty, who made a couple of bike stands for us to use. They did come in handy.)



As usual, Alan (in the red chair) showed up to help several people with their bikes.



Brent stopped by on his way to work, but since there was no crime taking place, he didn't have to get into any off-duty hassles.



About twenty community members signed in. I hope everyone had enough food.



Thanks again to Alan, Damon, and Kelly for helping others, to Ken for the brats, and to those who contributed food, beer, ice, and funny stories.

It's too bad we didn't get decent photos of David's KLR, which he has outfitted for his Round-the World ride. He has finished his ride to Alaska and is slowly working his way to California, then to South America. Africa after that, as I recall. We enjoyed his company Friday and Saturday nights, and we wish him the best of luck on his adventure.

Ken stayed until the bitter end, helping Graham get his KTM back together.

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We'll do it again in the Spring.
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I took one picture of David and his bike
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I am sorry I could not make this. I woke up Sat morning feeling alright and almost considered coming down, but by noon I was out again, so I will have to wait until next time, unless some folks want to do a northern CO tech-day. I could host about 6 bikes and have a good tool set, but lack in the experience and specialty tool arena.
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No worries. Pick a date for a mini-tech day and see who can make it. The doo tools are out there somewhere. I'll bring mine if I can make it.
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Had a great time and look forward to the next one. I was glad to meet all the new people and help out. I really enjoyed talking to David about his RTW trip. For those that missed it in his signature line here is a link to his blog: https://othalan.net/ good luck and safe travels!
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I took photos and posted them on my blog writing about the tech day. You can find the post here:

https://othalan.net/2011/09/10/tech-day/

For anyone interested in following my travels around the world, that web site contains information about my trip, photos I take, and the blog I am writing. The direct link to the blog can be found here:

https://othalan.net/blog/

One particularly good photo of Marty grinding away in a shower of sparks:

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