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Re: Nearly a tank-slapper!
« Reply #50 on: January 17, 2012, 08:03:14 pm »
Is that Campbell's Soup in the red and white can or the short fat Progresso cans?   ;)

You know this is really one of the hardest things for folks to get right too.  Good job Dan and good job Jenn.  Yall rock!  Of course you do. :)
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Re: Nearly a tank-slapper!
« Reply #51 on: January 18, 2012, 02:19:42 am »
This should definitely be added to the tech pages write--soup and toast included....BRB...going to check mine...   8)
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Re: Nearly a tank-slapper!
« Reply #52 on: January 18, 2012, 11:52:12 am »
Well my analogies would also require that a MAN go into a KITCHEN. That's always a learning experience as well, for everyone involved....



(JOKE. I know some of you fellows can cook just fine. I also know, however, that some of you are not aware if there is a toaster in the house.)
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Re: Nearly a tank-slapper!
« Reply #53 on: January 18, 2012, 12:01:59 pm »
Well my analogies would also require that a MAN go into a KITCHEN. That's always a learning experience as well, for everyone involved....



(JOKE. I know some of you fellows can cook just fine. I also know, however, that some of you are not aware if there is a toaster in the house.)


Cook?  Isn't that what they made women for?   :rotflmao:   Only kidding Jenn!

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Re: Nearly a tank-slapper!
« Reply #54 on: January 18, 2012, 12:13:54 pm »
I can cook perfectly well.  It's just that nobody cares to actually EAT what I cook - myself included.  :'(
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Re: Nearly a tank-slapper!
« Reply #55 on: January 18, 2012, 02:37:39 pm »
I love to cook.
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Re: Nearly a tank-slapper!
« Reply #56 on: January 18, 2012, 02:42:19 pm »
I love to cook.
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and bake as well.
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Re: Nearly a tank-slapper!
« Reply #57 on: January 18, 2012, 04:28:34 pm »
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I love to cook.

I don't  ???
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Re: Nearly a tank-slapper!
« Reply #58 on: January 18, 2012, 11:29:27 pm »
I love to cook.
+1
and bake as well.

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I cook, bake (from scratch), and can run a trout line...LOL   of course, 14 yrs in the restaurant industry helped with that...
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Re: Nearly a tank-slapper!
« Reply #59 on: January 19, 2012, 01:18:17 am »
Wow! You learned to run a "trout" line in the restaurant industry? BTW, what's a "trout" line; I've heard of trotlines and know what they are. Is a "trout" line only used to catch trout?
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Re: Nearly a tank-slapper!
« Reply #60 on: January 19, 2012, 02:03:15 am »
Tank slapper wobbles...to adjusting steering bearings...to 2-slice toasters...to cooking...to running a trout line...

Just trying to connect the dots...

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Re: Nearly a tank-slapper!
« Reply #61 on: January 19, 2012, 02:06:03 am »
Perfect logic... right?

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Re: Nearly a tank-slapper!
« Reply #62 on: January 19, 2012, 02:26:07 am »
However, after all this was said and done..I went and checked MY steering, and looks a tad loose..looks like I will be wrenching tomorrow too. No movement, no shimmy, no wobble, and I lost the toaster...ate the soup,

Sat on the bike on the Ctr Stand, leaned back, and pushed left. It went from center to full left, and "bounced" when it got to the full position.
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Re: Nearly a tank-slapper!
« Reply #63 on: January 19, 2012, 01:11:00 pm »
I was a line cook for a while but we never cooked a trout... I'll never eat at a Weathervane again. Oh, wait, we are back on topic. Sorry! Ahemmm...

Um, ya adjust your bearing. Good.
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Re: Nearly a tank-slapper!
« Reply #64 on: January 19, 2012, 03:01:48 pm »
Tank slapper wobbles...to adjusting steering bearings...to 2-slice toasters...to cooking...to running a trout line...

Just trying to connect the dots...

Dan

Boys and girls, I think Dan just trout slapped us.  SO the thread has now morphed from tank slappers to trout slappers.  :rotflmao:
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Re: Nearly a tank-slapper!
« Reply #65 on: January 19, 2012, 03:37:59 pm »
However, after all this was said and done..I went and checked MY steering, and looks a tad loose..looks like I will be wrenching tomorrow too. No movement, no shimmy, no wobble, and I lost the toaster...ate the soup,

Sat on the bike on the Ctr Stand, leaned back, and pushed left. It went from center to full left, and "bounced" when it got to the full position.


There's another way to check the bearing looseness that is easier to get a feel for:

I sit on the bike, off the center stand and clamp the front brake on. With the index finger of my left hand bridging the gap between the upper bearing oil seal (the round black piece just below the upper triple clamp in this picture)



and the frame tube, I rock the bike back and forth slightly and feel for any movement between these two parts. All it takes is a very slight rocking motion to detect movement. If anything is felt here, the bearings need tightening. This exercise may be easier to do with the tank off but can be done with it on.

I have always had difficulty feeling movement with the front wheel off the ground although I still try that first. The brake-on, rocking back and forth is very clearly felt.

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