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Wink's Annual Tech Day - May 12th, 2012

This year, all registrations will be on a FaceBook Event.

The FaceBook event is located at: https://www.facebook.com/events/379923922059428/
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SOOOOOO..... the purpose of this event is to help the most people and to get everyone an opportunity to socialize and meet fellow riders. May 12th is the date this year, after a few things that changed things around.

Folks, after you read below, if you are interested in coming, and registering, REGISTER HERE that you are coming, and what you are doing. Getting help, helping, drinking, taking pics, running the grill... whatever you plan on doing here.

We are gonna start at 10am, people can show up early if they want to set up, or if they want to help us get set up.

NOTE: The COPS will know about this event, so please follow the rules of the road on your way to and from and while you are in my neighborhood. Hate to have anyone get any tickets.

By popular request, we are putting together our Annual Spring Tech Day to help with basic maintenance and learning more about your bike. We have run these a few times in the past as well. Hopefully, we'll have good weather, but most likely, we'll have it rain or shine. We'd like to help you all make sure that your bikes are safe, prepped and street or track ready.

This year, we are continuing a SWAP Meet to the day as well. If you have spare parts that you'd like to sell or swap, bring them to the event and we'll see if we can help you get rid of them. If not, we can donate them or trash them for ya. (can't trash your tires though, take those home)

Welcome to SPRING!! This event is for Track AND Street bikes. We have done a couple of hundred bikes in the past and have had a bunch of helpers and drinkers as well last time.


What this is NOT!
This is NOT a mechanics garage, no breaking engines open, valve adjustments, etc... take that to many of the professionals on this board, or work with some of us one on one to help you another weekend.

Examples of work to be done:
Change Oil & Filter - bring oil & filter
Empty plastic milk, OJ, etc type containers, bring them for used fluids! (take fluids home with you)
Change & Balance Tires - bring fresh rubber (TAKE YOUR TIRES HOME, please!!) - If you wanna leave your tires here, I can dispose of them at $10 a piece - HINT, I don't wanna dispose of them for you)
Chain Adjustment
Change Brake Pads - bring new brake pads
Change/Bleed Brake Fluid - bring high quality replacement brake fluid
Change Brake lines - bring lines, banjo bolts, and fluids
Adjust / Prep Chain
520 Conversion - Bring 520 chain, and 520 front/rear sprockets
Suspension Set-Up - Baseline Sag, etc...
Safety wiring your bike
Track Prep bike
Practice Tech run a bike for the track
Plus whatever simple items folks can think of that need to be done for the season. (track or street)

Feel free to come even if you are not in need of work, just to meet and perhaps help some of your fellow CLSBers!

Current Weather Forecast:

Looks like it is going to be a nice day so far.

We'll go until 5pm, then we can drink, play pool.... poker, whatever. (drinking may start before we are done, it usually starts at noon) - If you are going to party, please take your bike home, return in a cage.


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Please REGISTERif you think you can make it, and then post include your category of attendee:
Helper - helps with other bikes
Needs Helps - post what you'd like to get done as well
Casual Observer - Just coming for the social aspect
Drinker - Ensuring that you enjoy the social aspect
Umbrella Girl - Ensuring that others enjoy the social aspect
Photographer
Grill King/Queen
Bartender
Etc...

What to bring:
Your bike
Your required tools
Your required supplies
Your Service Manual
Front and Rear stands if you need them (extras if you have them)
EZ-Ups if it is nice out or in case of rain
Beer and Ice
Food to Grill
Cash for pizza
Tequila
Jack Daniels
Skyy Vodka
Low-Acid, No Pulp Orange Juice


Helpers:

Will be listed here.

Need Help or Work Done (please include work needed):
Will be listed below when you post up.

AFTER PARTY
Feel free to have a trip out here in your cage, or take your bike home after the work is done and return in your cage for the After Party. Bring your favorite alcohol, bring mixers, and a bottle to share.
We'll be drinking, playing pool, playing foosball, lying about lap times, cracking jokes, and just generally having a good time. This is the next time the BASH group meets.... LOL! Hope that you can make it to the day, but if you can't at least come at night!

We can test-tech any bikes that will be going to the track as well. This event is for street and/or track bikes.

PLEASE NOTE: Each person bringing a bike is responsible for his/her damages/improper servicing that could result in an injury. For liability purposes, work will be done by the bike owners, and they solely will be responsible for their own bikes.

Addition: Tire Changing Tutorials using my Tire Changer are on the http://www.nomartirechanger.com/ website
May want to watch a couple of these before coming over. Feel free to watch these videos so that you are ready to change and balance your own tires. Here is a basic one to start: http://www.nomartirechanger.com/videos/5

NOTE: If anyone can bring stick on Tire Weights, and/or a gallon of Tire Lube, that would be WONDERFUL!!! If not, we ask that you help fund the tire weights and lube ($5 donation each)

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Looking forward to it.

Are you gonna be in the office this week? Would like to give you oil and filter so I don't have to carry em with me on the bike.

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Looking forward to it.

Are you gonna be in the office this week? Would like to give you oil and filter so I don't have to carry em with me on the bike.
I'll be in that area on Wednesday if you want.

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That works. Gimme a ring when you're in the area. Thanks

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I need to put new oil in my forks,
can this be done or it's to much of a work?
My front end dives a lot, I think need thicker oil or some kind of adjustment.

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I need to put new oil in my forks,
can this be done or it's to much of a work?
My front end dives a lot, I think need thicker oil or some kind of adjustment.
Sure, be sure to post that in the FB Event page.

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Assuming I can break away from the house construction for a few hours I'll stop by. I don't remember but do you have a drill press? I need to drill out my drain plug for safety wiring.

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I'll finally get a chance to stop by this year

I can help out for a bit if needed, would also like to see if I can get the V11's suspension set up (sorry, not a FB user).

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Thanks Craig, be sure to post on the FB page if you haven't already. Great to have you helping out again.

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I do not. Sorry, sold it a while back. I have a 10" radial arm saw if that will help!

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Looking good folks, Facebook page seems to be working a lot simpler than prior years.

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Odd question, possibly stupid, but what supplies should I bring to get a suspension set-up?
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Nothing needed for suspension set-up.

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Do I need to bring basic tools (Allen wrenches, screwdrivers, sockets)? I was going to flush the coolant on my sumo this Saturday, but maybe I'll ride out by you if it's nice.

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Do I need to bring basic tools (Allen wrenches, screwdrivers, sockets)? I was going to flush the coolant on my sumo this Saturday, but maybe I'll ride out by you if it's nice.
Bring whatever tools you can, yes. As well as whatever supplies you might need.

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Will try to swing by. Not much left to do, maybe bleed the brakes on my D675...will check FB when not at work, but not much of a FB user.

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I will more than likely be there. Can someone assist/supervise me in doing brake pads? Possibly a coolant flush as well.
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I will more than likely be there. Can someone assist/supervise me in doing brake pads? Possibly a coolant flush as well.
Sure, no problem doing that. Be sure to register on the FB page, and post up your needs. You'll need to bring the fluids, and take your old fluids home.

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Damnit, not going to have my rear shock in by then. grrrrrrrrr
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I'm going to try to make this. I'd like to see how a lot of this stuff is done. I'm not very hands-on, and it's time I start learnin'.

From a social standpoint, any food items or other things easily toteable on a bike I can bring to help liven up the gathering?

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Got your cold beer sitting here waiting for you.

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I'm going to try to make this. I'd like to see how a lot of this stuff is done. I'm not very hands-on, and it's time I start learnin'.

From a social standpoint, any food items or other things easily toteable on a bike I can bring to help liven up the gathering?
Brats, burgers, whatever floats your boat. Look forward to seein' ya.

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Got your cold beer sitting here waiting for you.
I actually would love to make this and meet everyone but I gotta work and then date night with wifey after. Have fun all!

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