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Re: STO/N Region 6 Fall Campout 9/21-9/23, Seneca Shadows WV
« Reply #360 on: October 10, 2018, 06:20:03 AM »
We're heading down this morning, hanging on the cheap in Sugar Grove. Leaving to come home Saturday as Liz has to be back for a singing gig on Sunday.

My buddy Adrian is heading down, staying at Fox's in Brandywine.

My brother is heading down, staying in Lost River.

Anyone else gonna be in the area? As you know, cell signal is ass. So far, it looks like we're all set to meet at the gas station in Brandywine tomorrow morning for a day ride, then plan further from there.
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Re: STO/N Region 6 Fall Campout 9/21-9/23, Seneca Shadows WV
« Reply #361 on: October 10, 2018, 07:01:00 AM »
Update on my shock, Penske is pretty sure there was a deficiency in the clevis, so they are going to warranty the failure.
I should have it back by this weekend.
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Nice! 

Did you put an aftermarket Penske on it or did the bike come with a Penske?  I don't recall ever seeing a Penske shock come as OEM before.

Either way, that's good news.


Do you believe you were pushing the shocks limits or was it just an odd failure when it happened?

Previous owner installed the Penske. He did have a slightly softer spring put on for sport touring comfort, and I'm sure he never abused the bike like I do, but it still shouldn't have failed where it did. They said this only happened one other time, and that one failed because it was maxed out on preload. I was only at 60% preload when mine broke.
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Re: STO/N Region 6 Fall Campout 9/21-9/23, Seneca Shadows WV
« Reply #362 on: October 10, 2018, 07:59:42 AM »

Anyone else gonna be in the area?

I've been asked to drop the puck at our local hockey team's game on Saturday (go Bulldogs!), so now I'm not free until Sunday.

Have a great ride.

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Re: STO/N Region 6 Fall Campout 9/21-9/23, Seneca Shadows WV
« Reply #363 on: October 10, 2018, 08:00:50 AM »
Update on my shock, Penske is pretty sure there was a deficiency in the clevis, so they are going to warranty the failure.
I should have it back by this weekend.
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Re: STO/N Region 6 Fall Campout 9/21-9/23, Seneca Shadows WV
« Reply #364 on: October 10, 2018, 08:40:58 AM »

I've been asked to drop the puck at our local hockey team's game on Saturday (go Bulldogs!), so now I'm not free until Sunday.




That sounds like an honor.  Tell us more...  :popcorn:
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Re: STO/N Region 6 Fall Campout 9/21-9/23, Seneca Shadows WV
« Reply #365 on: October 10, 2018, 09:07:37 AM »

I've been asked to drop the puck at our local hockey team's game on Saturday (go Bulldogs!), so now I'm not free until Sunday.




That sounds like an honor.  Tell us more...  :popcorn:

They couldn't find anyone else to do it.  :couch:

Oh, and I believe it is spelled "honour" in Canada eh.   :bigsmile:

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Re: STO/N Region 6 Fall Campout 9/21-9/23, Seneca Shadows WV
« Reply #366 on: October 10, 2018, 09:17:08 AM »
You are correct, Mr. Awesome.







Likely on both counts.  8)

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Re: STO/N Region 6 Fall Campout 9/21-9/23, Seneca Shadows WV
« Reply #367 on: October 12, 2018, 09:33:08 AM »
Update on my shock, Penske is pretty sure there was a deficiency in the clevis, so they are going to warranty the failure.
I should have it back by this weekend.
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Re: STO/N Region 6 Fall Campout 9/21-9/23, Seneca Shadows WV
« Reply #368 on: October 12, 2018, 07:01:05 PM »
And I'm back in business.
I asked the dude that rebuilt my shock if there's anything I can do to prevent this from happening again, he said "buy a dirt bike".  :burnout:
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Re: STO/N Region 6 Fall Campout 9/21-9/23, Seneca Shadows WV
« Reply #369 on: October 13, 2018, 08:03:45 AM »
http://youtu.be/sJg_rAPp0Rg

I wonder if your shock heated up enough to cause metal fatigue at the clevis.  I know it was rocket hot when I touched it.

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Re: STO/N Region 6 Fall Campout 9/21-9/23, Seneca Shadows WV
« Reply #370 on: October 14, 2018, 08:02:18 AM »
Good video on shocks!

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Re: STO/N Region 6 Fall Campout 9/21-9/23, Seneca Shadows WV
« Reply #371 on: October 14, 2018, 08:31:26 AM »
Good video on shocks!


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I better understand the demands and needs vs. the types of shocks.  Good stuff, indeed. 
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