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Almost a bad week. Hot pavent not your friend.

GVH

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First Saturday wind rain took a chunk of birch tree down on the DL650 in my driveway. Lucky no real damage. Then today in a mall parking lot side stand sank down fast and deep. Found it before it fell over. Even on centre stand it started to sink in. This is a local mall to me. They paved it last spring. Deciding remove tree or just a serious trimming.



 

crankcall

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Its a birch tree, take it down because parts will keep falling down. Steal a couple beer coasters to put under your side stand
 

shanekingsley

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Or get/make a larger kickstand foot.
I bought this one years ago for my first DL and just keep moving it from bike to bike:
 

sburns

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Hopefully the universe isn't trying to tell you something....
safe riding!
 

boyoboy

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10, 9, 8, 7...

good to hear the sidestand was a save

I would buy a lottery ticket gvh

hopefully the universe is trying to tell you something lol
 
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GVH

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Its a birch tree, take it down because parts will keep falling down. Steal a couple beer coasters to put under your side stand
Looking at the tree closer lots of dead branches. One about 12-15 inch round and 10 feet high. Must have grubs/bugs birds are ripping it a part. Neighbour knows how to use a chainsaw and wants to tryout his nice new one. Still need a permit and more so the power line through the middle so much thought as to what goes first.
 

Scuba Steve

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Looking at the tree closer lots of dead branches. One about 12-15 inch round and 10 feet high. Must have grubs/bugs birds are ripping it a part. Neighbour knows how to use a chainsaw and wants to tryout his nice new one. Still need a permit and more so the power line through the middle so much thought as to what goes first.
It probably has birch borer and is done.

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GreyGhost

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Looking at the tree closer lots of dead branches. One about 12-15 inch round and 10 feet high. Must have grubs/bugs birds are ripping it a part. Neighbour knows how to use a chainsaw and wants to tryout his nice new one. Still need a permit and more so the power line through the middle so much thought as to what goes first.
Lines through the centre is a good reason to pay an arborist. I dislike spending money as much as the next guy but ending up on AFV and getting a huge bill from a utility is not always the way to go.
 

Michael0124

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Agreed on the arborist, sometimes it's worth it to hire a professional. Live hydro wires is definitely one of those times.
 

ScorpionT16

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I'm not an advocate for cutting tress, let it grow, let it grow...

Though I would def hire an Arborist to do it. Our neighborhood is all Ash trees,, and the bug got them all, all but 1 cheap person decided to do it themselves, next thing we see is an ambulance outside, and the dude being taken away with a neck brace and all, he fell from the tree. One other person did try themselves, took them 3-4 weeks to slowly hack away at the stump, everyday guy would sit outside with a small saw taking a piece off at a time in the heat.
 

GVH

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Well they say things happen in threes so hope this is it. Three seasons I have had the Contour Roam3 plus on the helmet. Never a problem. Yesterday I noticed it was becoming unglued.

 

GreyGhost

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Well they say things happen in threes so hope this is it. Three seasons I have had the Contour Roam3 plus on the helmet. Never a problem. Yesterday I noticed it was becoming unglued.

I had an adhesive GPS mount for quite a while that I planned on replacing at some point but it just kept working. One hot day the GPS slowly tipped over and ended up in my lap. A proper ram handlebar mount replaced it.

For the helmet, just leave it in the sun for a bit the heat up, wrap a strap around to hold the camera tight to the helmet and let it cool down and you may be good for a while longer.
 

Riceburner

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Lucky no real damage. I've always kept a piece of something under the seat to aid the side stand. Had one sink quite a few inches in downtown heat before....fortunately never fell over.
 

Riceburner

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I had an adhesive GPS mount for quite a while that I planned on replacing at some point but it just kept working. One hot day the GPS slowly tipped over and ended up in my lap. A proper ram handlebar mount replaced it.

For the helmet, just leave it in the sun for a bit the heat up, wrap a strap around to hold the camera tight to the helmet and let it cool down and you may be good for a while longer.
or replace with fresh adhesive now that it's starting to go?
 

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