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Yeah, it's a concrete corn cob. So?
Apr 10, 2008
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Marysville, OH
EDIT 4/26/2020:

Well, the Brain Trust has been discussing this and, all things considered, this soiree is cancelled. Multiple factors were considered and cancelling is the prudent decision.

Everyone keep safe, warsh yer hands, and stay tuned - we'll look at scheduling Tech Day XX.5 or XXI or whatthehellever towards the fall.



It's time once again for the best-damned midwest FJR Tech Day EVER!

Edition #19 will be in sunny, beautiful, Marysville, Ohio, and will be hosted by me and Sooze, which means that I'll open the garage doors and Sooze will make sure everyone is well fed.

Plan on Saturday, September 28, 2019 for this soiree. For folks who cannot make this a day ride, or have serious stuff to do on their bikes and want / need to stay the night Friday and / or Saturday, we have plenty of floor space and a few inflatable mattresses. We also have plenty of back yard for anyone who wants to throw down a tent. I'll open the doors on Friday afternoon-ish.

Post up if you are coming. Please include:
1. When you plan on arriving and if you are staying overnight. That helps the innkeepers to plan and stuff.
B. What you're looking to do to your bike. Plan on wrenching on your own bike with folks nearby who have already either broken what you're working on or have completely screwed the pooch on what you're working on. If you're not sure what parts you will need for whatever you wanna do to your bike (say, a valve check or a fork rebuild), the sooner you speak up, the sooner you can get parts advice.

The Brain Trust usually brings most tools needed to get most jobs done. I have these things in the garage called 'tools' that ... well, other than the metric screwdrivers, I'm not really sure what they are or how to use them, but other people have used them and their bikes (mostly) ran, so that's good.

If you need tires, speak up so that we can make sure there's a tire changer there. Otherwise, there may not be one.

As a reminder, if you wanna do a valve check, plan on getting there Friday or trailering your bike. The engine has to be stone cold to do a valve check. If you don't have a shim kit, we'll make sure one is available.

If you wanna ship parts there ahead of time, speak up so we can get ya the shipping address. And if you haven't been to this little patch of Ohio, let us know so we can get you the address.

Also that weekend is the AIM Motorcycle Expo in Columbus. That's aboot 30 - 40 minutes from the house.

Also in the area (an hour-ish from the house) are the Neil Armstrong Museum over in Wapakoneta (and this is the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing mission, so it's kinda timely) and over in Dayton is the Air Force Museum.

Lodging note: for folks looking to stay at a hotel, a couple of hotels have been built in Marysville lately, BUT, the folks that own the winery / cidery / brewery that's five minutes from us have opened up a section of their house as an AirB&B. I've not been in there, but Sooze has and says it is very, very nice. If you want more info, CLICK HERE.

Who am I to resist such a warm invitation? Nobody, that's who. I'll be there with where did I put those bells...??

I'll be looking to do a fork rebuild, assuming Ray continues to ignore my pm's over the summer. I've got new springs, sliders, gaskets and fork oil.

Now all I needs is bad advice. I recall getting lots of that at my last Marysville sojourn and I'm sure y'all won't disappoint this time


So we're six weeks out - here's what I've seen so far for who'll be there doing what:

Joe – maybe

Bust – in

FYB – in for food

TimDog – maybe tires, maybe valve check & plugs

Wayne – in

FjrVfr – forks

FJRPittsburgh, Trevor & Lisa – bringing Stacy’s Mom

raYzerman – sansei

Allen_C – TBS

Deagle10 – coolant flush, possibly tires

FJRFarrier – probably in

FredandJeannesRacer – steering head

Crumpadump – maybe a Fuzeblock; maybe forks

AcadianSlim – forks and bad advice

BikerGeek - rear suspension lube job

A couple of locals usually pop in as well.

Hey Andy,
I'll be there with bells on. I need a back adjustment, a couple of cortisone shots. And maybe a root canal, if Ray has some spare time.
A good friend of mine is an endodontist up in Wapak, Ray, and he's been thinking aboot taking up riding. I'll invite him and ask him to bring his home root canal kit.