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post #41 of 60 Old 10-18-2018, 05:21 PM
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Lightening struck my tower crane a few times, I could feel it sitting in the cab. Not fun. But, better to ride it out than to climb down sometimes.

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those things would have a grounding system then? I would guess that's important.

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Yes, the static base most use is fairly deep in the ground for the structure, built in ground rod.

They usually have a big transformer at the base that's grounded normally.

Over the years lighting has damaged many of them. Especially the newer digital ones with too many computers and sensors.

I've fried some wiring too about 10 years ago, I really hated the old Honda 28 amp systems or whatever they were. They had those weak systems on a few models for years. I melted down a nice low miles ST1100 over 500 miles from home. Thankfully the ST1300 has an alternator!
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have you even thought about just fixing it
if its just the mount that snapped and cases are not destroyed
i see no reason why it could be fixed?
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We need pics! I'm guessing the hole is too large to patch? On trips I carried the cold weld epoxy stick stuff and JB Weld. Never had to use it though.

I've taken three 525 chains to the breaking point on two different bikes, but I've managed to catch it before total failure.

One bike shop wouldn't put the new chain on when I got caught out on a trip, had to self install in their parking lot, used a clip master. At least they cut the chain for me, took them two tries though and they let me borrow a pair of vice grips and a nut.

Very odd that a bike dealer would refuse the work, a tech came out and helped tighten things back up. He didn't understand the manager either, they weren't that busy. Wish I could remember the dealer name. Total jerks running the place, they sold Yamahas near Abingdon, VA. Charged me way over retail for a cheap no name chain, I didn't complain though. I was glad to have it, lasted me only 8,000 miles though. But at least I could finish my trip to NY!


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Judt installed a Tutoro oiler. Does a much better job than I ever did.


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I've had the tutoro for the last two chains, its a bit messy but it works for me very well especially on longer trips.

I run a 75w oil in the summer at about 3/4 turn out. Chains are lasting much longer, I just wipe the chain occasionally with an oily rag to get the light road grime or dirt build up off.

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Chain oilers a Dog send. With my Scott oiler once properly set up it was no more messy than other lubes, did a better job and kept the chain cleaner than new.

Pinelanerider, if your interested I have a Scott oiler I pulled one of my DR650 before I sold it. $80 and its yours.

If PLR isn't interested in the oiler if another local wants it same deal. Sorry to all the others I am not interested in shipping only F to F transaction on this.
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I've had the tutoro for the last two chains, its a bit messy but it works for me very well especially on longer trips.

I run a 75w oil in the summer at about 3/4 turn out. Chains are lasting much longer, I just wipe the chain occasionally with an oily rag to get the light road grime or dirt build up off.

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So how many miles are you getting out of them when the chains are on the Tutoro?

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It may be repairable. I'm just not interested in taking the time or effort to do a JB Weld fix that may or may not hold up. Don't need another failure point when I'm out jarring around on a trail. I found an identical bike with lower miles that i am purchasing. I will then have a parts bike. Same color too, for when I need that tupperware piece that I will undoubtedly break sometime or other. All my farkles will swap over, I'll have a spare set of wheels that I can mount touring tires on for long road trips, and I can part out some pieces if I want. This is also nice and clean...for now...
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It may be repairable. I'm just not interested in taking the time or effort to do a JB Weld fix that may or may not hold up. Don't need another failure point when I'm out jarring around on a trail. I found an identical bike with lower miles that i am purchasing. I will then have a parts bike. Same color too, for when I need that tupperware piece that I will undoubtedly break sometime or other. All my farkles will swap over, I'll have a spare set of wheels that I can mount touring tires on for long road trips, and I can part out some pieces if I want. This is also nice and clean...for now...
good to hear
wish you the best
but fyi one could have it welded (not jb welded) for piece of mine
just something to think about
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