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post #1 of 7 Old 03-20-2008, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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First thing in order today was to clear some trails that had blowdowns on them. This trail had major problems

after a little time on the saw

felt like I was makin time till I got thru that to this



Finally a clear path

Got back to the house,suited up,and away I go only to find out
about three miles down the road I've got a bad rear bearing. so back to the house to find the culprit. But first I gotta clean this

to find this


Luckily,I keep a spare bearing set for the klrs
So I replace all three rear bearings,lube up the chain

and go for a test ride






I figured with new rear bearings might as well play in the water

I had just put the bike up and sat down when wfohillbilly stopped by on a loop he was riding.Made plans to ride monday if weather holds.At least I got good bearings
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post #2 of 7 Old 03-20-2008, 09:26 PM
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WOW, Mike, looks like you all been getting the same kind of winds we have here too. Has been awful and then flooding rains on top of that.

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post #3 of 7 Old 03-22-2008, 12:52 PM
 
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Can't wait to hit the trails Mike. To bad your working this weekend.
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post #4 of 7 Old 03-22-2008, 02:41 PM
 
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Nice job clearing the path.

Are those TKC 80's rear? If so, How do they hold up in the thick mud?

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post #5 of 7 Old 03-22-2008, 07:13 PM
 
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Beautiful country out there. Do you carry a handsaw on your bike to help clear the paths?
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post #6 of 7 Old 03-22-2008, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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Nice job clearing the path.

Are those TKC 80's rear? If so, How do they hold up in the thick mud?

Ricky
Yep.Well,tkcs kinda have a double standard.They do ok in the mud if they're new and only have about 10 psi in them.You have to have a little velocity goin to keep'em clean.They don't hook up as well as,lets say 606s.but,they do really well on dry pavement and dirt/gravel roads.I get around 3/3500 miles on them before they're toast.We ride mostly dirt roads here with some trails,so overall I'll probably stick with them

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Beautiful country out there. Do you carry a handsaw on your bike to help clear the paths?
Yes I do.I have a browning folding camp saw that has a bone saw also and comes in a tri fold case.I have used it to cut campfire wood and clear some small branches off of a larger tree to go under.A handy item when we ride in the remote areas.It's on the bike when we take longer rides

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