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Old 07-12-2009, 03:41 PM   #32
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Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Irving, Tx
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I went the motorcycle shop that was rumored to have been doing the service on my bike. They were very helpful. I now know my bike really does just have 19,000 miles on it, but I also know that it has had nearly no riding and had no service probably since 95. Although the tires look ok (especially the front one that looks new) they haven't even built that model of tire in over 8 years. It did seem to ride good, but was getting pretty bad mileage. The guy that owns the shop started up an R90 he had there and let me hear what a properly tuned bike should sound like and mine didn't sound that way. I have a little work to do before I continue commuting on it, but I have put about 400 miles on it so far (including 150 miles Friday before finding out about the tires) and I really love how it rides. Now to change all the fluids, change the tires, and do a tune up, but hey, then it will ride even better.
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