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TRUMPNUT
08-02-2009, 1:34 PM
Lets see those radom photo sessions givin to you by the chopper gods .
You know the ones were you stare at your bike tring to figure out how to fix it with a rusty nail , some tape , old beer can , and anything else you find on the side of the road , just like Macgyver !
http://i520.photobucket.com/albums/w321/Trumpnutcycleparts/cycles445.jpg

CaptainBob
08-02-2009, 1:59 PM
Between Wellfleet and Provincetown; magneto letdown.

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k199/Bugles221/roadsidejosh.jpg

GrayMitchell
08-02-2009, 2:11 PM
Just a busted tail light, but shit that rain sucked!

and yes, that is a mustache over my plate....

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3505/3782498584_b97d16b2c5_b.jpg

XbrooklynX
08-02-2009, 3:23 PM
http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad281/XbrooklynX_01/boobles.jpg

Shawn
08-02-2009, 3:25 PM
On Highway 3 north out of Ensenada.
The good Dr. had an incident that required a magneto cap repair.

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e189/elshawn/HPIM1579.jpg

He ended up with this.

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e189/elshawn/HPIM1583.jpg

NITRO
08-02-2009, 3:57 PM
Well whatever gets you home!

kingdeadbeat
08-02-2009, 4:06 PM
Midnight busted toggle repair session, McChop had to call me, knowing I keep spare toggles at all times.....we had to hacksaw the thing in half because the threads got trashed!!! I made him and our buddy Andrew do all the work!!!

<a href="http://s177.photobucket.com/albums/w212/kingdeadbeat/?action=view&current=IMG_1722.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w212/kingdeadbeat/IMG_1722.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

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TRUMPNUT
08-02-2009, 6:45 PM
On the 101 in San diego On a shake down . Coil mount busted and velocity stack fell off !
Was riding with a buddy who owns the ugliest Honda ever !!But he loves it
http://i520.photobucket.com/albums/w321/Trumpnutcycleparts/cycles199.jpg

dannyb
08-02-2009, 7:01 PM
Gives new meaning to going on a "mustache ride"

crownmotorz
08-02-2009, 10:29 PM
went riding with the VEGAS CREW and on the way back from the middle of nowhere the hardtail section snapped three of the four legs. those dudes all waited with me for an hour till my ride showed up and they helped me load it. thats what is all about.
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk204/crownmotorz/DSCF1998.jpg
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk204/crownmotorz/DSCF2002.jpg
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk204/crownmotorz/DSCF2006.jpg

currysurr
08-02-2009, 11:20 PM
went riding with the VEGAS CREW and on the way back from the middle of nowhere the hardtail section snapped three of the four legs. those dudes all waited with me for an hour till my ride showed up and they helped me load it. thats what is all about.
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk204/crownmotorz/DSCF1998.jpg
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk204/crownmotorz/DSCF2002.jpg
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk204/crownmotorz/DSCF2006.jpg

That sucks. Awesome dudes for waiting for you.

PoorBastard
08-03-2009, 12:26 AM
That sucks. Awesome dudes for waiting for you.


Wow. Glad you're alright man.

vivahate
08-03-2009, 1:11 AM
3 legs, damn that could have been real bad..

dalebfast
08-03-2009, 1:42 AM
Jeez, scary is right. No matter how fast you're going...
Been pulling some hardcore launches?
Hope you buy them guys lunch next time you see them. Good karma...

Dirty Dee

sumo
08-03-2009, 5:53 AM
sorting spindles electrics before we even set off on tipple run last year

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i153/banjodave/tipple%20run/100_0595.jpg

and i think just about everyone ive ever ridden with has a pic of me digging into a clutch on one bike or another [note front brake caliper "fix" after it siezed on]

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i153/banjodave/edr07/Picture3.jpg

another of spindles - on route to nostalgia nationals - the year a fella threatened to set fire to us haha

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i153/banjodave/nost%20nats/100_0201.jpg

Boylecomm
08-03-2009, 9:22 AM
Billdozer, wfo to seize on the way to s.o.w.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3539/3785475316_856bf73624_o.jpg

73Harley
08-03-2009, 9:25 AM
christ that rear frame snapping is real baaaaaaaaaad!!!

bwleather
08-03-2009, 10:02 AM
My little brother in law & myself busted (more than once) to & from Az.
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj224/bryanwonderly/WCSmokeOut08085.jpg
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj224/bryanwonderly/WCSmokeOut08043.jpg
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj224/bryanwonderly/WCSmokeOut08007.jpg

BW Hand Tooled Leather (http://bw-leather.com)

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DannySLC
08-03-2009, 10:44 AM
2am on I-15 in southern utah when xbrooklynx's coil took a shit all over us. It was so dark Notice the duct tape from previous on road mods. I swear that even though we were out in the cold for hours all of this made the trip just that much better.
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d73/dilznic/the%20Hawg/DSCN0258.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d73/dilznic/the%20Hawg/DSCN0260.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d73/dilznic/the%20Hawg/DSCN0261.jpg

AustinPaul
08-03-2009, 10:58 AM
Luckily, my bike never breaks down.. but here are a couple

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f262/paulli71/l_370c61c86fe5bf2901c2ba175b4b12d2.jpg
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f262/paulli71/061.jpg

H34TH3N
08-03-2009, 11:43 AM
On the way back from the chop meet....bitchen road..and my ignition module said bye bye...

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/4997/dsc01821usc.jpg (http://img14.imageshack.us/i/dsc01821usc.jpg/)

Wendy
08-03-2009, 12:12 PM
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j77/womblie/137_3706.jpg

In the background..brake light issues and busted gas tank in the front...


http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j77/womblie/CIMG0706.jpg

Refueling stop.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j77/womblie/CIMG0739.jpg

I can't remember... (:

sumo
08-03-2009, 2:41 PM
Luckily, my bike never breaks down.. but here are a couple

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f262/paulli71/l_370c61c86fe5bf2901c2ba175b4b12d2.jpg

haha - see - i said everyone i ever road with had pics of me broken - to be fair that was electrics issues not the standard clutch pull i seem to have to do

thats all part of my america bike curse i had for 3 years [that pic was part of my epic "3days stuck in Yuma" - bill broke that curse though this summer with his triumph so its all good now

Wendy
08-03-2009, 2:58 PM
haha - see - i said everyone i ever road with had pics of me broken - to be fair that was electrics issues not the standard clutch pull i seem to have to do

thats all part of my america bike curse i had for 3 years [that pic was part of my epic "3days stuck in Yuma" - bill broke that curse though this summer with his triumph so its all good now

Aaaahhhh Yuma, what a wonderful town....

sumo
08-03-2009, 3:05 PM
Aaaahhhh Yuma, what a wonderful town....

to be honest - day 3, waking up in a crappy motel - that wasnt my first thought wendy. not even a decent bar in walking distance. although they let me on a military base with a really kind guy to use his tools and garage without even checking me out - that was kind of cool [but really bad protocol i could have bee anything]

TRUMPNUT
08-04-2009, 1:02 PM
At least the spell is broken SUMO !

sumo
08-04-2009, 1:53 PM
At least the spell is broken SUMO !

exactly - happy days from here on in

r757rob
08-04-2009, 2:12 PM
Side of 101 on the way to LoserMachine. Bikes were fine, riders were thirsty.
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii204/r757rob/pizzaport.jpg

image1
08-04-2009, 2:33 PM
http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/121/l_7595005ad387a986f0565925a5b24932.jpg
http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/12/l_609f85cd1b5847a08d2e16defe31a116.jpg
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn185/racingrice97/SmokeOutX/IMG_4532.jpg
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn185/racingrice97/SmokeOutX/IMG_4534.jpg

TRUMPNUT
08-04-2009, 5:31 PM
I'm noticing a trend of black t-shirts and being broke down . Maybe if we wore white shirts our bikes wouldn't break so much ......................HUMMM

xharleyx
08-04-2009, 5:35 PM
I'm noticing a trend of black t-shirts and being broke down . Maybe if we wore white shirts our bikes wouldn't break so much ......................HUMMM

hahahahaha damn it all makes sense now

Wendy
08-04-2009, 5:41 PM
to be honest - day 3, waking up in a crappy motel - that wasnt my first thought wendy. not even a decent bar in walking distance. although they let me on a military base with a really kind guy to use his tools and garage without even checking me out - that was kind of cool [but really bad protocol i could have bee anything]

One thing I dislike about message boards, you cannot enunciate your statements... I was being
faceitous about my last one!! (:

Dangerboy
08-05-2009, 6:36 PM
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o272/76tri/017_14.jpg

Lost 6 out of the 8 bolts holding on the rear sprocket, had to remove the rear wheel, so a stand was order.....good thing there was a gaint sign nearby! And yes that is a cast on my foot.....good thing it was on the brake side.

billdozer
08-13-2009, 11:48 PM
Ironic that Nick started this thread. He's helped me on the side of the road and likewise I've had his bike in the back of my truck before too...

This is a copy and paste from an awesome trip last year to Trent's Ground Zero event in ABQ, NM and back. The battery in my strutted sporty gave up the ghost in the wrongest part of the desert, only 150 or so miles from home. Wouldn't have been that bad except for the 100+ degree heat followed by the kind of storm you only get in the desert. Thank God for cell phones, AAA and good friends, cause no one was stopping to lend a hand, that's for sure! Enjoy my misery...

I have to say, my bike did remarkably well. The only thing that fell off on the first leg was a water bottle. On the way out of Albuquerque it started to cut out over rough surfaces on the freeway. A little inspection under an overpass revealed the battery box/oil tank mount was broken. We strapped it up with a ratchet tie-down and tightened up the loose wire on the positive side. A quick fix that got us down the road.

Then in the hottest part of the day after changing Chris' tire out to that dirt bike 21" knobbie back in Blythe, the El Cheapo just shut off. A road-side inspection showed that power was getting to the coil and the ignition module. No way to test how much, but the headlight and tailight came on so I figured the battery was OK. (I later turned just the tailight on and the battery completely ran out of juice in about two minutes. Battery was shot.) I pushed it across the I-10 at the request of Captian Obvious from the CHP ("not a good place or time of day to break down you know...") and called AAA.

A new battery was about 60 miles in either direction (if I could find one on a Monday) and at the time I thought it was the ignition module giving out from the heat anyway. I made contact with AAA and Joel and Chris motored on down the road. I had some water, a couple cigars and a new issue of Cycle World and a little whisky left. I strung up the old poncho and made a hooch to get out of the sun. About an hour into this mini vacation the weather I had been watching on the western front moved in. Sweet! It was well over 100 out so some light rain cooled things down and the lightning was a great show. It also allowed me to drain water from the hood of the poncho and completely top off my water bottle. Survivor man on the damn freeway! What the hell is this world coming to when grown men are camping on the side of a major freeway for three hours and not a soul stops? I didn't really need anything, but I still expected a good samaritan or two. The light rain gave way to a rather wild downpour complete with enough wind to break one of the bungees and wreck my so far dry lean-to. I disassembled the rest of it, tied everything to my backpack so it wouldn't blow away and just sat it out wearing the poncho. A while later the AAA dude finally pulled up, we loaded that bike right as the trailing edge of the storm blew past. McGoo met me with the team van in Indio and I drove home looking like a drowned rat. Awesome good times!

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billdozer/2841774679/" title="IMG_1788 by Billdozer, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2099/2841774679_55843121b2.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="IMG_1788" /></a>
Home, sweet Home.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billdozer/2841774235/" title="IMG_1786 by Billdozer, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3008/2841774235_1e0c6836bf.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="IMG_1786" /></a>
This seems ridiculous but an MMA fighter died out in this same desert the same weekend when he ran out of gas in his dirt bike and tried to walk out without enough water.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billdozer/2842609374/" title="IMG_1789 by Billdozer, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3248/2842609374_a6e32ae6f2.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="IMG_1789" /></a>
That crazy ass wind and rain ruined my rubber condo, so I wrapped up and sat it out.

What did I learn? If you are on your own in the desert, make shade, conserve water and laugh your ass off. Every one of those rubber chingas mounts was broke when I got home, the obvious culprit that shook my battery to death. Kickstart magneto anyone? Shit, I've been roadside with those too...

redlined24
08-14-2009, 2:37 AM
it may have already been said, but that broken hardtail is about as fucked as fucked can get.....looser than a whore on Sunday