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Old 02-25-2012, 07:28 PM   #9676
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:45 PM   #9677
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Yikes, JD...what the hell are they doing to it?
I thought they were just doing a little work, wow...
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:19 PM   #9678
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Sorry I couldn't join in the fun. Went to the shop this afternoon to check on the bike. They said she'll be ready for Big Bend next week.





Crap, that 10,000 mile service is a bitch.

Replacing the clutch and flywheel?
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:42 PM   #9679
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The truth?

Truth is there's a new factory performance mod I'm getting so I can spank all y'all in the turns and on the straights. Forevermore.

OK, OK, I simply burped a bit of oil on the return from Guate and Lone Star is going all out to make sure everything is copacetic. The RMB seal had reseated itself and looks fine but they're replacing it anyway just to be sure. Mike did all the wrenching on my Moto Guzzi and BMW back in the '80s and now he's taking care if my new bike. I'm feeling pretty good about that.

Looking forward to taking the big bike to Big Bend next week for a little fun in the dirt.
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:52 PM   #9680
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James and I both are hearing noises and seeing dead parts on our big bikes. Just pre-trip paranoia, I hope.
I used to fly single engine aircraft to Catalina Island from LA. Engine always ran rough while over water. Hmmmmm. How did it know??
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:16 AM   #9681
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For those keeping score , I had another metal object find it's way to my tire. Other than payback from the fates, I have no explanation.

Also do final drives usually use water as a lubricant? Aaah. Probably just on the 07's.

Getting excited. Looks like we are gonna be able to get away for a few days of bad craziness out west for our "rugged individualist" libertarian BB run. (All sun, highs in the low 80's, lows in the 40's)

I will start my 72 hour fitness regimen as soon as I get off this couch. Best to be prepared.
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Old 02-26-2012, 08:06 AM   #9682
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Guess you're always riding "sweep", eh?
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Old 02-26-2012, 08:14 AM   #9683
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I certainly sweep up my share of metal debris.
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:22 AM   #9684
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Big Bend ....Big Bikes ....Big Fun

So..what day are all ya'll leavin to head to the Bend?? Halobum & I were gonna go to Arkysaw but he's decided the temps might still be a bit cool on his Fizzy so the next choice was BB & some Hill Country over 5 days start'n Wed the 29th. I guess I better check on motels today..... & the fresh plug in the rear tire!!
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:28 AM   #9685
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Leaving early Th am.

A room res was cancelled yesterday at Chisos Mining Co. Might still be available. King bed.

A double at Lajitas might work for you at the rally rates. Be sure to ask.
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:42 AM   #9686
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Leaving early Th am.

A room res was cancelled yesterday at Chisos Mining Co. Might still be available. King bed.

A double at Lajitas might work for you at the rally rates. Be sure to ask.
Which place at Lajitas.....The resort??
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:00 PM   #9687
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Haven't heard much about the Stelvio. Sure looks nice
prodotti/touring/stelvio/stelvio_1200_abs/default.aspxhttp://www.motoguzzi-us.com/en_US/

http://http://www.cycleworld.com/2010/11/03/2012-moto-guzzi-stelvio-first-look/
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:31 PM   #9688
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Man, we found an awesome Bosque river crossing. Can't wait to return when we're sure all riders can make it across-or when it's warmer and I don't mind getting wet! CR2215
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:32 PM   #9689
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Yikes, JD...what the hell are they doing to it?
The paperclip that holds the halves together fell out

I beat you on miles. 384. Took the long way home through Waco and couldn't bring myself to go down the interstate home so I stayed east and on small stuff.
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:30 PM   #9690
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Went on Ft. Hood to their dirt bike place today. Lots of rocks.....got going after a pansy moment.....man......there are some hills with ledges.....and big cows
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