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Old 01-25-2013, 01:48 PM   #16
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True adventure, right there. That's the kind of stuff you'll remember as you get older (and with deeper pockets...). That first, simple bike, with the wind in your face and a destination unknown (but back in home in time for dinner. ).

Good stuff! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:07 PM   #17
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Great Report!
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:56 PM   #18
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:05 AM   #19
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Here is a short story about an interesting ride home from work sometime last year.

Riding home from work, it's a little before 10pm and cold out on the bike. About half way home the bike loses all power and suddenly the throttle spins all the way around. Snapped cable, damn it. It is a known mobile phone dead spot and it could be a long wait for help to come by.

Riding home with no throttle is the only option.
Nothing that can't be solved with a little bit of thinking out side the square. It will have to be done using the idle control on the side of the carbs. So the idle is wound up to about 5k, click it into 1st and forward motion, success. All good as long as there is no need to stop....

So here is the procedure: to accelerate/change up a gear reach down with the left hand wind up the revs, hand back up top to the clutch, grab it and hear the engine scream, click it up a gear and all is well....almost. This idle control screw only opens the throttle half way. So it's a slow ride home. Maybe just as well.

I have no idea what I would have done if a kangaroo had jumped out, but one didn't and I'm home so whatever, all is good.....
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