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Good stuff guys.. Keep em coming[clap]
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 Dan, I guess Devils Creek finally got the best of those bearings huh? [bom_thinking2]It'll be interesting to see where you found new ones up there.[lurker]
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So what you're saying is...  Dan lost his bearings?



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After a quick pit stop at Potts Camp, Dan's rear wheel bearings began to fail.   MHCT was only half over so we discussed our options to the limp the ailing DRZ back to Enid Lake.  

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We decided not to take the paved short cut to Enid Lake but to continue on the main route of twisting dirt roads back to the cabin.  However, we cooled our spirited pace to compensate for the now wobbly DRZ rear wheel.

Dan bought a fancy tube of grease at the cross roads market in Paris, MS and would grease his balls tonight at the cabin.  [eek]

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I'll take that!  It's a whole lot better than saying I lost my balls!
The bearings were dry, but not damaged yet.  And yeah Stubb, Devil's Creek revenge. Lesson learned, after running set up for three weekends in flooded conditions...................just change the wheel bearings and get it over with. Fortunately, we are in Mississippi where you can get wheel bearing grease at a convenience store. 









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Luckily our plan worked [thumb]........the slower pace eased the burden on Dan's old dried up balls and we made it back to our cabin without any further problems. [biggrin]

Along the way we had stopped in at a local gas station/deli/fried chicken stand and grabbed a bag of what would be supper on the run. [lickout]

My flash catches Dan with his hand all greased up "doin' the nasty" outside the cabin............

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Sealed bearings are both good and bad.  Not as much dirt and water gets in, but when it does, it's harder to deal with.  I remove the hub oil seal, pick out the bearing seal, pack the bearing, and press the seal back in.  Good news is, the bearings, cage, and race are not damaged enough to cause a total failure.  We are good to go for day three.
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.....later that night back at the cabin.


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"Okay Tooly, it's packed full of grease and ready to go.  When I line up the hole, go ahead and shove it in."


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"Okay Tooly, it's packed full of grease and ready to go.  When I line up the hole, go ahead and shove it in."

That's about the time that the lights started coming on in the other cabins as they peeped out the windows.........[peepwall]

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A little Sam Adams Oktoberfest [beer] and a few stories before bedtime. Day two had been long. We left at sunup and returned just after sundown.........what a great day. [funfun] 
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...and Andy goes....

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Rolling before sunrise on a chilly Day 3, we followed Sam Correro's excellent south bound Mississippi Hill Country route back to Roosevelt State Park.


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Dan was on his knees saying "Daddy always said you can't
trust no Hogwallop bearings ...We're in a tight spot!"


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Dan and Tooly stopped a few times to warm their hands.  [amazon]  
Dan's bearings seemed to be holding and we were making good time today.



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By Day 3 I felt comfortable on the 690 and drifted through corners littered with Mississippi marbles without fear of sliding off the road and being swallowed by kudzu.

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One thing I had noticed over the three days of riding thru Mississippi was several intersections on the dirt roads were not your typical "T" type intersection but more of a "Y" and no direction had a Stop sign. Looked like the perfect recipe for disaster. I guess the Mississippians know how to make it work.

More kudzu filled areas and the cotton fields seemed more prevalent today..........

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