I would like to
wish each of you the best this Holiday Season. Thanksgiving has come and
gone and now Christmas is soon approaching. Time to get the things done
this winter that I have been putting off all year long. My building plans
are back on track. I look to start again on having a steel building built
on my site this winter. The county Planning and Zoning Commission has
loosened it's grip on the restrictions placed on my previous plans and now it
looks like I will be able to build a building that should meet my needs for many
years to come. I am looking forward to the coming year with great
Not much has
changed in my shop these past few months. I did get some concrete poured
in front of my shop recently and this will be much appreciated by the heavy
touring bikes as they didn't like to be parked in the dirt very well.
Business has continued to be good even though it has slowed down some with the
colder weather. I have been riding my own bikes a bit (VFR800 &
XR650R) and hope to do much more this time of year. I may be riding to
Albuquerque this week to help my friend Gino with his Open House for his new
motorcycle business he started a few months ago. www.rvmc.com
I have just
received a shipment of three rail motorcycle trailers made by Yacht Club.
These are some of the finest motorcycle trailers on the market and at $895 they
are a steal! I will soon have some pictures of them at: http://www.angelfire.com/ut/moab/trailer.html
Have you ever
seen a Trials Event? Those riders are just amazing. If you would
like to practice your "moves", check out this site... JAVA
TRIALS While we are playing around here are a couple more
sites you can check out.
There has been
some discussion on some of my lists lately about the master link on our
chains. Some people have not had good luck with clip type connector links
but I have never lost one in all the years (35+) I have been owning and
operating motorcycles. My best advice is to be sure the connector link is
installed properly and that it is not rubbing on anything as it goes
To install a
clip type connector link so that it stays on, you have to first lube the inside
of the rollers and the pins with a good quality grease. Good quality
connector links usually include the grease with this link. Use the same
brand and type of connector link as your chain. Install two o-rings or
x-rings on the pins, lube it good and install in the chain while it is on the
bike. Install the other two seals and start the side plate.
Modern chains now use a press to fit side plate and takes special care to
install this correctly. Using a chain press tool like the one from Motion
Pro makes this job easy and fool-proof.
There are rivet
type connector links but these too require a special too and can be pretty
expensive. The key to keeping a clip-type masterlink on is once
you have your clip on, slide out the side plate so that is in contact
with the clip. This keeps the clip tight and helps it stay where
it is supposed to be. Also check to see that there is nothing else that
could make contact with this clip and cause it to wear off. There is a
good site on how to install a chain and connector link at: http://www.regina.it/oldregin/products/assist5.htm
I just purchased
a card reader for my digital camera and I hope to be able to add some pictures
to my newsletters soon. If you have any requests for photos you would like
to see, please let me know.
Never give your dog a
time, I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas
and a prosperous New Year!!!
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