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Old 12-02-2005, 09:43 AM   #118
On the road to nowhere...
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Victoria,BC
Oddometer: 104
Originally Posted by charleshmosesii
That is pure fright to me -- its like a horror film that I can't watch.

You should try it from our perspective! We came back from lunch to find this (I don't know how I held the camera up to tell the truth!)

Actually, Cycle Specialties in Modesto had stripped it to have a look at the well known 12GS tranny oil leak and ended up replacing the seals, clutch and gearbox as well as machining the balancer shaft. They did a great job because the bike felt better all round afterwards - plus it was all warranty work - Every cloud has a silver lining.

We weigh in at 1150 lbs all up so with 22k miles up now in a year so I reckon we should expose any 'weaknesses'.

The bikes hard life continues - we're doing 1800 miles from Tuscon to Vancouver next week to catch the plane to NZ so I might try and treat it to a Bill Mayer Seat on the way back through California if he can fit us in. (If your watching Rocky )

Simon & Fiona
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