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Bob the REAL oil guy.
Bob the REAL oil guy. MegaDork
4/6/18 11:18 a.m.

we're going to need pictures. 

sleepyhead
sleepyhead Dork
4/6/18 11:34 a.m.
Bob the REAL oil guy. said:

we're going to need pictures. 

of the scooters, the bike on the suction rack, or the monkey bar suction rack?

Bob the REAL oil guy.
Bob the REAL oil guy. MegaDork
4/6/18 11:37 a.m.
sleepyhead said:
Bob the REAL oil guy. said:

we're going to need pictures. 

of the scooters, the bike on the suction rack, or the monkey bar suction rack?

Ummm..... yes?

sleepyhead
sleepyhead Dork
4/6/18 1:20 p.m.

scooters show up monday

looks like this is the only picture I have of the bike on the rack:

although, there's this one from 2016 when someone ran the same rack through the dry skidpad.
 

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
4/6/18 1:37 p.m.

What scooters did you end up with? We need to go up wheel sizes from last year. Sebring was brutal. 

sleepyhead
sleepyhead Dork
4/6/18 1:47 p.m.
mazdeuce - Seth said:

What scooters did you end up with? We need to go up wheel sizes from last year. Sebring was brutal. 

A5 Lux... they were on sale earlier this week?  Might still be?

MrChaos
MrChaos Dork
4/6/18 2:44 p.m.

Now the question is did you go with blue, pink or silver for the scooters? Or did you get 1 pink one for the one with the slowest lap of the day?

sleepyhead
sleepyhead Dork
4/6/18 2:55 p.m.

I think I went with silver/red... but I wouldn't be surprised if three different colors showed up.  I have no issues riding a pink scooter... although that looks much closer to fuchsia than pink.  Which, regardless, I still have no problems riding.

Bob the REAL oil guy.
Bob the REAL oil guy. MegaDork
4/6/18 4:25 p.m.

I call dibs on the pink. 

EDIT: also trying to requisition a proper refreshment for finishing the event in true Korean style. 

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
4/6/18 4:42 p.m.
sleepyhead said:

A5 Lux... they were on sale earlier this week?  Might still be?

I checked out the specs of the A5Lux and it says...

  • Aircraft-grade aluminum t-tube and deck comfortably supports riders up to 220 lbs
  •  

I'll personally add about another 20 lbs of dis-comfort to mine. devil  But, that's okay, I'm game!  

 

sleepyhead
sleepyhead Dork
4/6/18 5:33 p.m.

In reply to John Welsh :

do you think we're dealing with an aircraft design factor of safety, or a tire one?  laugh

sleepyhead
sleepyhead Dork
4/10/18 4:18 p.m.

Yup, all three are silver and red. I need to see if there's any way to tighten up the steering tube.. there's some fore/aft slop.

Two laps of the coledesac, and no neck breakage... I wonder how long that will holdout?

Bob the REAL oil guy.
Bob the REAL oil guy. MegaDork
4/10/18 4:22 p.m.

'k, Bringing florescent orange or pink paint to correct the blandness of these... lol. So sad not a pink one. 

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
4/10/18 5:40 p.m.

I'm gonna sticker the E36 M3 out of those. 

sleepyhead
sleepyhead Dork
4/10/18 6:15 p.m.

so, here's a relevant and critical question:
do I keep, or remove, the warning label on the handlebars?

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
4/10/18 7:08 p.m.

Need a picture to be sure. My gut feeling is to keep it and then put an addendum next to it. 

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
4/10/18 7:20 p.m.

Does the label mandate the use of a Snell SA2015 or newer?  

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
4/10/18 7:25 p.m.

I'll buy lunch for anyone who rides their scooter down the NCM sinkhole without using the brake. Helmet strongly recommended. 

sleepyhead
sleepyhead Dork
4/10/18 8:31 p.m.
mazdeuce - Seth said:

I'll buy lunch for anyone who rides their scooter down the NCM sinkhole without using the brake. Helmet strongly recommended. 

I'll withold my decision on this until the day-of... depending on weather conditions... and any other bodily injuries I've incurred riding one of these at prior tracks cheeky

I'd get a picture... but it wraps too far around to get it in one FOV.

Bob the REAL oil guy.
Bob the REAL oil guy. MegaDork
4/11/18 7:34 a.m.
sleepyhead said:

so, here's a relevant and critical question:
do I keep, or remove, the warning label on the handlebars?

Why warning labels? I dont see no stinkin warning labels

sleepyhead
sleepyhead Dork
4/11/18 9:30 a.m.

WARNING
THIS PRODUCT MOVES WHEN USED. EXERCISE
CAUTION & COMMON SENSE WHEN RIDING
- Do not ride on sloped areas.
- Use all necessary body protections.
- Make sure all bolts are fastened securely.
- Make sure environment is safe for riding.
- Young children should ride under the
guidance of an adult.
- Read the owner's manual before using. 

yeah, I reckon that's coming off real quick 

Bob the REAL oil guy.
Bob the REAL oil guy. MegaDork
4/11/18 10:19 a.m.

"do not ride on sloped areas" then how do you go fast? 

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
4/11/18 10:44 a.m.

WARNING: THIS PRODUCT MOVES WHEN USED. is 100% going to end up on your car. 

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
4/11/18 11:06 a.m.

"Professional drivers on a closed course. Do not attempt."

sleepyhead
sleepyhead Dork
4/11/18 1:19 p.m.

So, car update

The suspension is finally assembled and working... now with the proper balljoints, and new lower control arms.  Which, I'm glad Rob did, because they had to cut the old ones out because one of the rear inner bolts were frozen in place.

Rob's (R&R's owner) a little concerned that the H&R springs "didn't require compression when assembled; and they 'knocking' over road imperfections".  I think the balljoints not being right has Rob a little concerned that other parts aren't spec'd right.  we'll see.

After some alldata reading, and cleaning up the engine bay, they think the oil leak has to do with an oil ring and/or seals from the oilfilter/distribution... thingy.  Which, they think to fix, is going to take another full day of wrenching... since you've got to pull the manifold, and etc etc.  He's not doing that yet, since they aren't seeing any dye yet.  If I don't want to have them put in that labor, there's effectively 3 options:

- Save it, and have Bob and I try to do that when I get out to Indy
- Run "high mileage engine oil"
- apply a high-absorbency feminine hygiene product to the end of the filter

that last one is apparently race proven on a relatives Vintage Racing 356.

Rob's going to tinker on it a bit more, drive it home tonight, and I'll pick it up tomorrow.

So, opinions?

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