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DAMMIT Tarnation!!!!

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Parked the bike on the lift after a ride on Tuesday.
Went back to the garage on Wednesday to tweak the bike for a Thursday ride, and find the bike laying in its side.. off the lift! The front tire had developed a small leak. When the pressure left the tire, so did the pressure of the wheel clamp, and plop, bike playing dead.
Thankfully, the lift was lowered, so there was almost no damage. Almost! The ONE thing that this bike never needed was paint work. Unfortunately, gas leaking out of the tank ate a good piece of the paint on the tank.


So anyway, I removed the tube and found that some rust had formed on the inside of the rim and had worn a small hole on the inside diameter of the tube.
Cleaned up the rust, applied electrical tape to the inside of the rime, applied a new rim strip and replaced the tube. Hopefully the weather will allow a couple good riding days next week. Sigh.
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i have a little 2007 ninja 250 that my kids race in production. it has a steep kickstand and if i bump it, it will tip over.

when it does that it breaks the ball off the end of the clutch lever and bends tbe clip on.

every. single. time.

the lever is $40 and tbe clip on tube is $45. three people and three tip overs have cost about $275. at least it gets 90 mpg.
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