machine - what broke?

 

date problems solution

15 Oct 2002

flat front tire

fixed at gas station

16 Oct 2003 transmission fluid replaced at shop in Las Vegas
21 Oct 2002 turn signals moved and rewired rear turn signals so they were visible

22 Oct 2002

oil change

completed in local motorcycle shop

08 Nov 2002 side stand added special arm and big bolt to make side stand usable. done at local motorcyclist's auto repair garage

18 Nov 2002

oil change

completed in hospedaje living room

19 Nov 2002 oil filter bolt stripped jerry rigged with mechanic at his shop

25 Nov 2002

transmission

replaced in hotel backyard with help of two friends

15 Feb 2003

oil change

completed in hotel parking lot

17 Mar 2003 dead battery added water from my camelback, let it sit, fixed itself

18 Mar 2003

broken mirrors

removed them, brought to welder, reinstalled

18 Mar 2003

broken bag mounts

removed top box and mounting piece and brought to welder

05 Nov 2003

change tires

pulled the wheels off, tire guy replaced them

06 Nov 2003

fix new tires

pulled wheels off again, tire guy worked on them

06 Nov 2003

starter

pulled it out and had mechanic rebuild

09 Nov 2003

charging system

fixed on the side of the road

10 Nov 2003

throttle cables

fixed on the side of the road

26 Nov 2003

charging system

pulled it apart, diagnosed problem with stator, mechanic fixed

16 Dec 2003

steering head bearings

assisted Honda mechanic in replacing them

16 Dec 2003

bag mount broken

removed back, welder reinstalled broken piece

17 Dec 2003

oil change

done in hotel parking lot

17 Dec 2003

adjust valves

done in hotel parking lot

18 Dec 2003

fix stripped valve stud

found another locknut (with weird threads), installed in hotel parking lot

01 Jan 2004

failed river crossing

fixed in campsite (removed exhaust, valve covers, tank, drained oil and transmission fluid, removed spark plugs, drained water from driveshaft housing, and a few other odds and ends)

02 Jan 2004

failed river crossing

fixed in campsite (reassembled everything)

03 Jan 2004

fix spare tire rack

fixed in campsite

12 Jan 2004

crash damage to fairing

worked on in hotel parking lot

14 Jan 2004

crash damage to fairing

removed entire front fairing and gauges, had welder weld piece and heat crash bars so I could bend.  Reinstalled everything

15 Jan 2004

left carburetor float

fixed on the side of the road

20 Jan 2004

fairing support piece

removed piece, brought to welders, reinstalled piece

20 Jan 2004

bag mount broken

removed bag, welder reattached piece

21 Jan 2004

right mirror

epoxy glued

21 Jan 2004

spare parts box latch

safety wired, still broken

22 Jan 2004

speedometer

still broken

22 Jan 2004

electrical system

rode with problem for two days, then diagnosed and fixed problem in hotel parking lot

23 Jan 2004

right carburetor float

fixed in hotel parking lot

24 Jan 2004

left carburetor float

fixed on side of the road

24 Jan 2004

rear brake

removed wheel, put spring back in position

26 Jan 2004

front fender

searched for replacement, then combined two broken fenders to make one new one

26 Jan 2004

GPS plug

epoxy glued

26 Jan 2004

right mirror

epoxy glued

09 Feb 2004 oil change completed in La Posta de Viajero en Moto
10 Feb 2004 rear tire change changed at tire shop
10 Feb 2004 left bag missing spacers made new spacers from old car tire
20 Feb 2004 turn signals moved and rewired to stock position
16 Mar 2004 clutch cable replaced cable with spare at gas station
06 Apr 2004 front tire replaced with cheap local brand tire

20 Apr 2004

headlight switch

taped headlight switch so high beam flash is always on, giving me a headlight

 

 
     

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