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#490901 - 05/21/13 12:33 am Clean up those bikes... ASAP!!  
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The grey colored film left on the bike from riding in the rain is corrosive, corrodes aluminum, plated fasteners, rusts steel... FAST!!
As tired as I am, four hours to do just a first step job, soap and water, polish, rub, wipe... just a reminder to do it SOONER rather than later.
Disregard if yours is an oily "survivor" bike beerchug

#490911 - 05/21/13 1:03 am Re: Clean up those bikes... ASAP!! [Re: Howard Inough]  
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I was behind a Norton...

I can still smell partially combusted 10W40!


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#490913 - 05/21/13 1:13 am Re: Clean up those bikes... ASAP!! [Re: Howard Inough]  
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Stop picking on Willie's bike, that's the only thing that got me thru the fog.


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72 commando
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#490915 - 05/21/13 1:16 am Re: Clean up those bikes... ASAP!! [Re: Howard Inough]  
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Maybe he MADE the fog.

#490919 - 05/21/13 1:37 am Re: Clean up those bikes... ASAP!! [Re: Howard Inough]  
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I got home late and had to catch a plane in the morning at 0400, so I rolled the A10 into the shop and squirted it generously with WD40, although I didn't wash anything off. I'll give it a quick going over when I get home again for a few minutes in June .....

Lannis


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#490938 - 05/21/13 3:13 am Re: Clean up those bikes... ASAP!! [Re: Howard Inough]  
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Cleaned the bike up this afternoon and went for a ride this evening.....after I zip-tied my rear brake fluid reservoir to the frame....thing broke off the mount on the coil bracket/tool tray somewhere around NC - TN - VA - NC...

Steve


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#490994 - 05/21/13 1:02 pm Re: Clean up those bikes... ASAP!! [Re: Howard Inough]  
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First off, that was ginuwine strait 50 valvoline "racing" blend. Also if u look at photo #43 you will notice the fog ENTERING my left silencer, only to acquire the SLIGHT HINT of oilscent (my newly patented cologne) prior to re-disstribution to the masses. Rich, glad i could be your "beacon of hope" and provide a safety blanket (of fog). Like I said earlier, as long as I do NOT see a Dawwn dish soap commercial showing parkway wildlife being cleaned with their product, i'm not worried.Cheers, W&L


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#491020 - 05/21/13 3:58 pm Re: Clean up those bikes... ASAP!! [Re: Howard Inough]  
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Now you tell me.... I am 3 hours away from the bike.... This weekend I will take care of that then. Need to oil the clutch cable too . It was getting very hard to pull towards the end of the ride.....


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#491167 - 05/22/13 4:44 am Re: Clean up those bikes... ASAP!! [Re: Howard Inough]  
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List of things that broke in 1100 miles:
Oil tank bracket. Zip tied with a rubber hose under it.
Gas cap. Remains of rubber bushing in tank! Spring fished out.
Tach quit about 100 miles from home. Can't see it in the dark anyhow.
Back spasm in Wytheville at a stoplight. Ouch. 300 miles to go. Back roads thru WV...home at 11:45.
Thanks Gordon


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#491168 - 05/22/13 4:51 am Re: Clean up those bikes... ASAP!! [Re: No Name Man]  
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No name man wrote "Thanks Gordon"

Hell no......THANK YOU, for everything.

I've been wanting to take a trip on my B44....and you have inspired me to do so before they send me back to work. So I'm planning on making the trip up to the OVBSAOC spring meet.

We'll compare "what broke" lists when I get back.

Wonder if the boys will let me in on the parns?????? laughing Last time I was there it was Rich, Ron, Craig and me around the fire....I don't remember laughing that much since. smile

Thank you again Bill...it's always a pleasure hanging out with you. smile

Your friend Gordon (aka The Skipper)

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#491233 - 05/22/13 2:37 pm Re: Clean up those bikes... ASAP!! [Re: John Blue]  
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I did notice that several nuts/bolts which I cleaned up during resto (knowing that they probably needed re-cad plating) did indeed rust up in short order. I figured it was just the rain/humidity but bike has been wet before and I never saw that.
As for Willie's bike, it wasn't just his. There was a classic pre-EPA aroma behind EVERY other bike I was behind!
Also interesting when I was behind Willie, I noticed what somebody else pointed out was a series of oil 'rainbow' splotches on the wet road every couple hundred of feet!


fredguaz
1977 Bonneville T140V
1971 Honda CT-70 Ko
1972 Honda CT-70 K1
1977 Fiat 124 Spider (Current project)
1990 GMC S-15 Jimmy (Daily rider)


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#491260 - 05/22/13 5:22 pm Re: Clean up those bikes... ASAP!! [Re: John Blue]  
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Gordon, I'll see you at OVBSAOC!

Ben

#491267 - 05/22/13 6:12 pm Re: Clean up those bikes... ASAP!! [Re: Howard Inough]  
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Last year was the first spring meet I made it to. Gonna try to make this one too. B44 still not ready for the reliability run tho.


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#492110 - 05/29/13 12:38 am Re: Clean up those bikes... ASAP!! [Re: Howard Inough]  
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and the iron oxide from the brake rotor tatoo'ed everything behind it!


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