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Old 01-21-2013, 07:21 PM   #691
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hey guys, i read several posts back and feel ya'll are missing me. so, here's a catch up:

yes i got a new bike,,,, surprise! it's a klr ! 08,685, bash plate ,lime green. an old friend ,who obviously bumped his head that morning, put it my possesion for safe keeping. it's way to clean for this old dog...

mainly, i've been in a fight with a woman.. that bitch, mother nature... first a tornado totally destroyed an old aunt's house in sw mizzippi, then, last thursday, a tree fell on my overhead power line. and that was the easy part.
an electrical direct power to ground happened in the meter base,heating up wires in that 55 yr old house. and, thats when the fire started..... still all good tho. i put it out quik.nobody was hurt. god was watching out for children and idiots that day,one or both i am.

i did ride satty, to get the old car,and rode sunday to come back. i rode the new bike today. back into the garage.
so life is good!

i see the talk has been luggage. and other mods ( i'm trying to stay on point). hard soft happy jesse,,, whatever. just pack em and ride em. new bikes old bikes, don't matter. the gas we burn, the tires we wear out ,don't amount to squat either. it's not where or how far we ride either....

IT'S THE PEOPLE WE MEET, GET TO KNOW AND SHARE TIME AND STORIES WITH !!!

at least for me,i have gained something from everyone i have crossed paths with in riding carreer, mostly good, some not. just remember this,,,

"IT'S JUST RIDING"

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1934 ford coupe streetrod
1938 Packard 12 touring sedan
1955 chevy truck
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oh yeah ,,,klr's rule!!!
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:43 PM   #692
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hey guys, i read several posts back and feel ya'll are missing me. so, here's a catch up:

yes i got a new bike,,,, surprise! it's a klr ! 08,685, bash plate ,lime green. an old friend ,who obviously bumped his head that morning, put it my possesion for safe keeping. it's way to clean for this old dog...

mainly, i've been in a fight with a woman.. that bitch, mother nature... first a tornado totally destroyed an old aunt's house in sw mizzippi, then, last thursday, a tree fell on my overhead power line. and that was the easy part.
an electrical direct power to ground happened in the meter base,heating up wires in that 55 yr old house. and, thats when the fire started..... still all good tho. i put it out quik.nobody was hurt. god was watching out for children and idiots that day,one or both i am.

i did ride satty, to get the old car,and rode sunday to come back. i rode the new bike today. back into the garage.
so life is good!

i see the talk has been luggage. and other mods ( i'm trying to stay on point). hard soft happy jesse,,, whatever. just pack em and ride em. new bikes old bikes, don't matter. the gas we burn, the tires we wear out ,don't amount to squat either. it's not where or how far we ride either....

IT'S THE PEOPLE WE MEET, GET TO KNOW AND SHARE TIME AND STORIES WITH !!!

at least for me,i have gained something from everyone i have crossed paths with in riding carreer, mostly good, some not. just remember this,,,

"IT'S JUST RIDING"

jeffrides
1931 ford truck streetrod
1934 ford coupe streetrod
1938 Packard 12 touring sedan
1955 chevy truck
1973 sl70 honda
a bunch more
oh yeah ,,,klr's rule!!!


Hey jeff!

Man, I'm sorry to hear about the house fire craziness! So, your aunt is ok?

Good to hear from you. Hope to see you soon!
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:46 AM   #693
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hey guys, i read several posts back and feel ya'll are missing me. so, here's a catch up:

yes i got a new bike,,,, surprise! it's a klr ! 08,685, bash plate ,lime green. an old friend ,who obviously bumped his head that morning, put it my possesion for safe keeping. it's way to clean for this old dog...

mainly, i've been in a fight with a woman.. that bitch, mother nature... first a tornado totally destroyed an old aunt's house in sw mizzippi, then, last thursday, a tree fell on my overhead power line. and that was the easy part.
an electrical direct power to ground happened in the meter base,heating up wires in that 55 yr old house. and, thats when the fire started..... still all good tho. i put it out quik.nobody was hurt. god was watching out for children and idiots that day,one or both i am.

i did ride satty, to get the old car,and rode sunday to come back. i rode the new bike today. back into the garage.
so life is good!

i see the talk has been luggage. and other mods ( i'm trying to stay on point). hard soft happy jesse,,, whatever. just pack em and ride em. new bikes old bikes, don't matter. the gas we burn, the tires we wear out ,don't amount to squat either. it's not where or how far we ride either....

IT'S THE PEOPLE WE MEET, GET TO KNOW AND SHARE TIME AND STORIES WITH !!!

at least for me,i have gained something from everyone i have crossed paths with in riding carreer, mostly good, some not. just remember this,,,

"IT'S JUST RIDING"

jeffrides
1931 ford truck streetrod
1934 ford coupe streetrod
1938 Packard 12 touring sedan
1955 chevy truck
1973 sl70 honda
a bunch more
oh yeah ,,,klr's rule!!!
Sorry to hear about the mishaps. Glad your tuned in so you can proof my BS history lesson. Not sure about the accuracy, just my take on it!

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Old 01-22-2013, 05:58 AM   #694
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Sayeth Rev. JeffRides...




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hey guys, i read several posts back and feel ya'll are missing me. so, here's a catch up:

yes i got a new bike,,,, surprise! it's a klr ! 08,685, bash plate ,lime green. an old friend ,who obviously bumped his head that morning, put it my possesion for safe keeping. it's way to clean for this old dog...

mainly, i've been in a fight with a woman.. that bitch, mother nature... first a tornado totally destroyed an old aunt's house in sw mizzippi, then, last thursday, a tree fell on my overhead power line. and that was the easy part.
an electrical direct power to ground happened in the meter base,heating up wires in that 55 yr old house. and, thats when the fire started..... still all good tho. i put it out quik.nobody was hurt. god was watching out for children and idiots that day,one or both i am.

i did ride satty, to get the old car,and rode sunday to come back. i rode the new bike today. back into the garage.
so life is good!

i see the talk has been luggage. and other mods ( i'm trying to stay on point). hard soft happy jesse,,, whatever. just pack em and ride em. new bikes old bikes, don't matter. the gas we burn, the tires we wear out ,don't amount to squat either. it's not where or how far we ride either....

IT'S THE PEOPLE WE MEET, GET TO KNOW AND SHARE TIME AND STORIES WITH !!!

at least for me,i have gained something from everyone i have crossed paths with in riding carreer, mostly good, some not. just remember this,,,

"IT'S JUST RIDING"

jeffrides
1931 ford truck streetrod
1934 ford coupe streetrod
1938 Packard 12 touring sedan
1955 chevy truck
1973 sl70 honda
a bunch more
oh yeah ,,,klr's rule!!!
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:45 PM   #695
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Well i tried to go riding yesterday. pulled the Old XL out checked the air in the tires and noticed just how bad the rear has got, well i headed out and the weather turned me around, but I hit a few gravel roads on the way back and that was enough to realize I needed to put the new rear I got from Roy on the thing.

so today I went out and rolled the raptors striped carcase out of my shop and put the XL in. I havent had to fight a tire off like that since I changed the last one on that bike. I got the first side off fairly easy but getting the second off was a pain. well i got it off and put beside the new one to compare the two.

i was still concerned it would fit.



well I sprayed it down with the tire lube i have and slipped it on, took me 45 minutes to get the old one off. 15 to get the new one on. it fits but I really need a longer chain to get the tire back a little bit more on the swing arm. it's close to say the lest.



but it looks good on there



then my youngest came out and one of my dogs came into my shop.



she wanted to go riding but I didn't feel like it so i told her to put the bike up and we'd go ride the quad. she couldn't quite push it up the hill.

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Old 02-03-2013, 02:33 PM   #696
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Your day was more productive than mine.

I came home about 11:30 after being gone since Friday, drove in to the garage and smelled gas. LOTS of gas. Sniffed the Tenere, nope, not there. Sniffed the DRZ... yep. The entire area under the carb/intake was saturated. Rolled it out of the garage and tried to crank it out of morbid curiosity and it spun over once and hydro-locked. Yay, the "failed vacuum petcock" issue.

So now I have a cylinder filled with gas, oil that is contaminated with gas, and a petcock that has to be replaced, and no time to do it. At least it's non-ethanol.
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:41 PM   #697
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Sorry to hear that anti. We missed you at breakfast yesterday.
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Your day was more productive than mine.

I came home about 11:30 after being gone since Friday, drove in to the garage and smelled gas. LOTS of gas. Sniffed the Tenere, nope, not there. Sniffed the DRZ... yep. The entire area under the carb/intake was saturated. Rolled it out of the garage and tried to crank it out of morbid curiosity and it spun over once and hydro-locked. Yay, the "failed vacuum petcock" issue.

So now I have a cylinder filled with gas, oil that is contaminated with gas, and a petcock that has to be replaced, and no time to do it. At least it's non-ethanol.

could have been worse, nothing a oil change, new plug and and new petcock wont fix.
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:55 PM   #699
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Sorry to hear that anti. We missed you at breakfast yesterday.
Wish I could have made it. Parenting stuff, yada yada yada... The usual.

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could have been worse, nothing a oil change, new plug and and new petcock wont fix.
You reckon it will hurt anything any worse to leave it sitting until Saturday?
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Your day was more productive than mine.

I came home about 11:30 after being gone since Friday, drove in to the garage and smelled gas. LOTS of gas. Sniffed the Tenere, nope, not there. Sniffed the DRZ... yep. The entire area under the carb/intake was saturated. Rolled it out of the garage and tried to crank it out of morbid curiosity and it spun over once and hydro-locked. Yay, the "failed vacuum petcock" issue.

So now I have a cylinder filled with gas, oil that is contaminated with gas, and a petcock that has to be replaced, and no time to do it. At least it's non-ethanol.
Sounds just like my 4wheeler, but it was ethanol!!!
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:57 PM   #701
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Wish I could have made it. Parenting stuff, yada yada yada... The usual.



You reckon it will hurt anything any worse to leave it sitting until Saturday?
no. i would go ahead and pinch off the fuel line or take the tank off so it doesn't keep poring gas in there and maybe if you can get to it take the plug out and clear the cylinder, but the gas in the oil wont hurt a thing, as long as you don't crank it up.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:48 PM   #702
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supa and BW,, do i need to bitch at,,, er ,preach to, anti, about letting motocicles sit around with old gas ?

either ethanol or non ethanol gas, left sittin, is bad on . i've starting adding marvel mystery oil, or 2 stroke oil, or sta-bil to non ethanol fuel. and run carb dry with petcock off.

Anti, drain oil when you can. run it a while and change it again. good luck and holler if you need help

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Old 02-05-2013, 05:07 AM   #703
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supa and BW,, do i need to bitch at,,, er ,preach to, anti, about letting motocicles sit around with old gas ?

Oh hell yes! I've had my ass chewed out about, he should too.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:53 AM   #704
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Oh hell yes! I've had my ass chewed out about, he should too.
Bike had an oil change Dec 30 and fresh gas on New Year's Day. Stays on a battery tender. No signs of a problem until Sunday.

But yes, it does sit too long, which is why it's for sale.
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Bike had an oil change Dec 30 and fresh gas on New Year's Day. Stays on a battery tender. No signs of a problem until Sunday.

But yes, it does sit too long, which is why it's for sale.

Hey, babarnette.... I found a bike for you!!!
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