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She's back!...well almost.

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:04 pm
by Grady
I've been out of the scene for a while, so I figured I'd reintroduce myself. I started off riding with the DAMN crew back in '07 or '08 om my 1998 TE610. A few years later the 610 began to have engine failure, and I wanted an easy button, so I switched to an '06 TE510. Life changed as did my priorities, and riding moved to a back burner. The 610 was in multiple bins and boxes, and the other bikes just sat in the shed. Eventually the other bikes were sold, but I held onto the 610. I had such a love hate relationship with it, I just couldn't bring myself to let it go.
Two kids later and I started to get the itch again. Fellow DAMN rider Junior offered to take my bins of parts and reassembled the engine for me. New piston, rings, gaskets, guides and a few other things, and now shes running smooth again. I still have some work to do, but now its all the simple stuff.
This bike has worked me over and worn me out (along with quite a few other DAMN guys) but I can't wait to be back on her and out there with you all again. She's as stubborn and ignorant as she ever was, but I never smiled as big on any other bike I've owned.

Re: She's back!...well almost.

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:18 pm
by Bucho

Glad to hear. I remember the old bike. I remember a time in NJ where I took a turn kick starting it. Weird left side kicker.

Cant wait to see you on a ride!

Re: She's back!...well almost.

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:51 pm
by Wingfixer
That's awesome! I remember your saint of a wife bringing you a spare engine for it and doing the swap camp fire side at Greenville! Good times!

Re: She's back!...well almost.

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:00 pm
by Laoch