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Offline Rick Hall

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CO, Wrench and Wretch. aka "Road Kill Cafe" open house
« on: March 28, 2012, 11:45:37 pm »
Due to forecast inclement weather (read: crappy riding), Wrench and Wrench cancelled for this weekend. Makeup date is the 28th, same time, same location :)

That time of year again, I'll be hosting the semi-regular "Wrench and Wretch" at my palatial mountain estate just outside Lyons, CO.

Start time: 9:30 AM (maybe earlier)
End time: 3:00 PM (maybe later)
Rain/snow cancellation (I do live in the mountains!) will be April 28, same times.

Previous attendees will vouch that I have a well stocked selection of crow-bars and sledge hammers for any motorcycle maintenance item you'd like to do. This years arsenal includes two 8 lb. splitting mauls, which are quite helpful in breaking the bead on that problematic tire.

Seriously, if scooter maintenance is on your to-do list, I've got most all the tools you'll need. And I can guarantee a bevy of gear heads will be there to offer advice. Some may even help ;)

Tire mount/balance can be done, modest tire recycle fee expected ($2 each). Ship the new tire(s) here if you want. Empty waste oil can for oil/filter changes, no fee expected. Carb sync gauges (the old kind), metric tools, and lots of heavy striking instruments.

Food will be whatever I can scrape off the road out front. Barring adequate road kill, Red Beans and Rice with corn bread and fixin's will be on the lunch menu. Previous W&W attendee's have said it's killer... figuratively ;)

Coffee and spring water provided. If you'd like to bring a "beverage of your choice", by all means do so. Bring an extra one, you never know who might be thirsty.

Gravel driveway/parking, plenty of kickstand plates available. Asphalt side road off CO-7, it'll have some loose rocks.

Click my profile for a Google Map to the "Road Kill Cafe". About 12 miles W of Lyons on CO-7, look for the bikes.

RSVP please. PM me, post a reply here, or drop me an email at rickh at zggtr dot org
And watch here for weather/road updates.

Rick
« Last Edit: April 16, 2012, 09:43:09 pm by Rick Hall »
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Re: CO, Wrench and Wretch. aka "Road Kill Cafe" open house
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2012, 08:30:06 am »
Sign me up!  Looking forward to getting another riding season started! :)
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Re: CO, Wrench and Wretch. aka "Road Kill Cafe" open house
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2012, 08:57:26 am »
I see the Rain/snow cancellation date 4/28
main date ???????????
will try to be there
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Re: CO, Wrench and Wretch. aka "Road Kill Cafe" open house
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2012, 09:50:16 am »
I think I can make it. If the weather stays as nice as it has, shouldn't be a problem. Could I do(with some watchful eyes) a brake/clutch fluid flush while I'm there?

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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2012, 09:58:58 am »
I see the Rain/snow cancellation date 4/28
main date ???????????
will try to be there
14th, it's at the top of the page... I think

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Re: CO, Wrench and Wretch. aka "Road Kill Cafe" open house
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2012, 10:28:23 am »
I'll watch... helpful, debatable... but I'll at least watch.  ;D
Rob
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Re: CO, Wrench and Wretch. aka "Road Kill Cafe" open house
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2012, 08:48:49 pm »
@ DonB. Yes, the 14th

@ DenverC-14. I do have several quarts of brake fluid, last I checked. But they came over on the Mayflower. Best if you buy/bring a fresh pint of whatever Kawasaki recommends. DOT-4 I suspect.

Rick
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Re: CO, Wrench and Wretch. aka "Road Kill Cafe" open house
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2012, 09:58:15 pm »
I look forward to seeing yall. Might be able to bring some fresh prairie dog filets for the red beans and rice. Den

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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2012, 08:31:37 am »
Rick,

You think somebody who will be there can show me how to upgrade a J-box?  I'll bring an extra one...and the relays...and whatever else is needed...

Thanks,

Brad
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Re: CO, Wrench and Wretch. aka "Road Kill Cafe" open house
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2012, 08:45:58 am »
I know I can solder and resolder. I've a few relays too. And a spare J-box rattling around someplace.

Bring it up, replacement relays are all that's really needed.

Rick
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Re: CO, Wrench and Wretch. aka "Road Kill Cafe" open house
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2012, 08:30:16 pm »
Hopefully they amend the forecast a little bit, but as of now, the weekend is looking pretty lousy.

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Re: CO, Wrench and Wretch. aka "Road Kill Cafe" open house
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2012, 09:08:33 pm »
Hopefully they amend the forecast a little bit, but as of now, the weekend is looking pretty lousy.

I only trust 3-4 days out, living in the weather shadow that I do.  My long range forecasting tool (my trick elbow) says something is gonna happen. When, or how severe, I can't tell. May be a month ;)

Stay tuned (to my trick elbow). Any postponement notice will be posted here. No complaints if it rains, we need it!

Rick
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Re: CO, Wrench and Wretch. aka "Road Kill Cafe" open house
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2012, 09:42:17 pm »
I only trust 3-4 days out, living in the weather shadow that I do.  My long range forecasting tool (my trick elbow) says something is gonna happen. When, or how severe, I can't tell. May be a month ;)

Stay tuned (to my trick elbow). Any postponement notice will be posted here. No complaints if it rains, we need it!

Rick
Yep, 3 days out is usually all I go with around here. We certainly need the rain, if nothing else but to quell some of the fire risk.

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Re: CO, Wrench and Wretch. aka "Road Kill Cafe" open house
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2012, 09:55:29 pm »
Have you thought about adding "Wench" to the title? Attendance would skyrocket. Productivity would plummet. Muchos Cervasas would be had by all.



(Surely I'm not the first one to come up with that....)

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Re: CO, Wrench and Wretch. aka "Road Kill Cafe" open house
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2012, 10:13:58 pm »
.... Muchos Cervasas would be had by all.

Only if the wenches brought them ;) In the mountains, where I live, most everyone is a Lumberjack or Lumberjill. Not too bad, I guess, if you don't mind being strapped to a tree.

If the weather holds, think about riding over. I've access to a four bed cabin for a couple of overnights. No real charge, but you have to buy dinner one night. Google "Millsite Inn" or "Mary's Lake Lodge", or "Oscar Blues" (yum!)

Rick
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