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Update: Mark your calendar for the fall wrench session

The date is set for October 15. Chime in so I know how many to expect and all that.

I believe we have valve adjust victims for both a 650 and 1000 at this point.

I am going to be changing tires on my Concours that day most likely, so we can use that as a demo and practice for tire plugging prior to demounting, etc.

If anyone is going to need to change chain and sprockets at the time, speak up so we can victimize you too. :mrgreen:

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Can't hardly believe it's September, but there you go....

Title says it all. It would have to be no earlier the first part of October for me. Should probably start getting some input now. I'm thinking of a seminar type format, rather than a free for all type of deal as in the past. "Not that there's anything wrong with that", just thinking a bit more organization might make it more productive for more people.

I'm thinking along the lines of valve check/adjust for both a 650 and 1000.

Chain and sprockets replacement.

Tire change and balance, including demos and practice using a tire plugger.

Brake pads, line bleeding, etc.

What do you think? What do you need to do? What would you like to see?
 

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I'd be all about a wrench session. I have a vee that needs the valves checked/adjusted.

i can help with the bleeding and the tire spooning.
 

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Depending on the date I'd be interested. I know I'm busy on the Weekend of the 18th.
 

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I thought I'd bump this for Rob to see if more are interested. Even if you don't need work it's always a fun gathering and BBQ.
 

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I don't need anything done but would be glad to help and visit. I would like to have someone with experience with Shinko 705s to look at a recently installed front tire. It is developing cracks along the base of the center two rows of lugs. I assume a posting of needed food items will be forthcoming.
 

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I'd be in, but the 15th is my anniversary. May not make it to 8 years if I decide to work on the bike instead of celebrating 7. These gatherings are always fun. I encourage all west siders to consider stopping in.
 

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Red bean, you mean we are to leave our new daughters at home? How will they learn to adjust valves if they don't attend? Hmm decisions.
On a serious note, I am out that weekend for retreat!
 

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Red bean, you mean we are to leave our new daughters at home? How will they learn to adjust valves if they don't attend? Hmm decisions.
On a serious note, I am out that weekend for retreat!
From what are you retreating? You did just get back from a 4-day 2,000 mile ride on a new bike after all.
 

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well, I'm in.

I have a DL1k in serious need of valves.

To the host, do you have a spot on a lawn i can throw a tent so the bike is nice and cold in the morning or a stand of trees for a hammock?


I also might have my new tires in time for this, so we can change those if nobody else has a tire change to do.

let me know what i can bring.
 

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let me know what i can bring.
Usually just multiples of the basics--10mm & 12mm assorted wrenches, extensions, ratchets, 4mm allen wrench, rags, tube of hand cleaner, #2 Phillips screwdrive, metric feeler gauges if you have'em, 3# drilling hammer, 10# sledge hammer (short handle), case of Coors Light for our host (or was that Miller Lite?)*. For the front valves, removing the radiator makes the job easier, so, if due, new antifreeze. Spark plugs or air filter due?

*so this poor guy in inverted in the colorectal surgeon's office, and while the nurse is bringing the doctor a beer, Doc yells, "No, I said to bring me a butt light!"
 

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lol... tools i have. I always bring my tools to tech days, i was asking more about stuff to share... like food and/or beverages.
 

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grantizzle, you're first up for the 1k valve check and adjust if necessary. Plenty of space for you to put up a tent. You can choose the pasture with the llamas, or the one with the donkey and horse. Up to you. :biggrinjester:

And don't believe PTRider about the light beer! Any beer brought to the occasion must be dark enough such that no light passes through, or ye shall not pass!

Wee - seriously, that's your excuse?? Lame! :biggrinjester:

Jeff, just as well you don't come down, because if you did and were on your S10 and you let me ride it, you probably wouldn't see me the rest of the day.

Craig, how's your sleep cycle these days?

What to bring? Haven't decided what to do for food yet, but I'll let you know with plenty of time.
 

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Sleep cycle is unchanged during the week. Wife lets me sleep all night since I have to get up early for work. Weekends, we sleep in 3-4 hour chunks.

Looks like that is an off Saturday for out of town visitors. I have plans that evening, but I'm in for at least the morning.
 

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grantizzle, you're first up for the 1k valve check and adjust if necessary. Plenty of space for you to put up a tent. You can choose the pasture with the llamas, or the one with the donkey and horse. Up to you. :biggrinjester:

And don't believe PTRider about the light beer! Any beer brought to the occasion must be dark enough such that no light passes through, or ye shall not pass!

Awesome. I've never slept in a pasture before.

Dark beer, check.

What is the story with shims should i need an adjust? Do i need to bring a kit? will someone there have some for sale (my KLR tech days do, so i'm curious)? will SV shims work for the DLs?

I'm very excited for this.
 

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What is the story with shims should i need an adjust? Do i need to bring a kit?
If the assembled multitudes don't have the one you need, the local dealer will trade you for $6 each.
 

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We haven't had anyone with a 1000 shim kit yet. So it would require going to the local dealer(5 miles into town.).
I always supply the shims for the 650, as that is what I ride.
See you all there.

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