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Old 04-16-2013, 10:16 AM   #61
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You seemed to do okay Sunday. There are probably enough of us with spare springs around that we could get you close enough for now. I think I have a .52 front spring and with one of the .70's you might be in the ballpark. Or is there more going on?
Thanks Allen, yes the Rear shock is also way to Stiff. I was able to ride it OK, I just couldnt walk ( or work) on Monday as a result. Concerened what 2 days would do to me....maybe if Road Hog was along with his Pharmacy of goodies I could survive ?
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:52 AM   #62
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Thanks Allen, yes the Rear shock is also way to Stiff. I was able to ride it OK, I just couldnt walk ( or work) on Monday as a result. Concerened what 2 days would do to me....maybe if Road Hog was along with his Pharmacy of goodies I could survive ?
I don't know what stock springs on a 2005 640 are rated at, or if they are interchangable with your bike, but you are welcome to them if they are needed. They are just sitting on the work bench in my garage.

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Old 04-16-2013, 10:54 AM   #63
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I was thinking of riding up Saturday afternoon and meeting the group but I would be leaving late. Maybe Sunday morning would be easier and I am close to Wickenberg. Will let you know as I am not 100% yet. Cheers
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:57 PM   #64
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I don't know what stock springs on a 2005 640 are rated at, or if they are interchangable with your bike, but you are welcome to them if they are needed. They are just sitting on the work bench in my garage.

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Thanks SC, awaiting an answer from the Suspension guy.
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:37 PM   #65
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Yea, yea... I will believe it when I see you at breakfast on Saturday.

Allthough, the 'Busa would be able to keep up on the long straightaways, maybe!!

Don't forget my Bacon! I might need it on this one...


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Old 04-17-2013, 05:07 AM   #66
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WOW!

Thanks Scott, we are now BFF's....

BTW, I stopped at Ike's place for breakfast last Saturday on my way to pick up the new 690, and Man, those sourdough pancakes are the Best ever!! Of course the Bacon was yummy too!!

I am officially out for this ride. The 690 will be undergoeing a major boinger overhaul by none other than Allen Stillwell! Then it's off to ZEN Moto for some more surgery.

Have fun and be safe everyone!
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Old 04-17-2013, 05:33 AM   #67
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WOW!

Thanks Scott, we are now BFF's....

BTW, I stopped at Ike's place for breakfast last Saturday on my way to pick up the new 690, and Man, those sourdough pancakes are the Best ever!! Of course the Bacon was yummy too!!

I am officially out for this ride. The 690 will be undergoeing a major boinger overhaul by none other than Allen Stillwell! Then it's off to ZEN Moto for some more surgery.

Have fun and be safe everyone!
What happened to your 950?!
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:30 AM   #68
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What happened to your 950?!
He traded it to me for a can of bacon.

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Old 04-17-2013, 07:16 AM   #69
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man, i would have given him 2 for it!
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:51 AM   #70
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man, i would have given him 2 for it!
Early bird, and all that rot, you know.

And is this where someone else chimes in and says "I don't even own a can of bacon"?

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Old 04-17-2013, 08:00 AM   #71
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How about this: I wasn't even aware they made canned bacon!
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:01 AM   #72
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Hey Allen.

How many are going on this trip now?
Wondering with all these guys with new bikes to get ready and others not being able to make because of schedule conflicts etc. that you might want to postpone this one to accommodate a larger group with some of the main people that like to ride this ride.
Just a thought.

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Old 04-17-2013, 10:33 AM   #73
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Anybody like waffles I have a new TKC coming on the brown truck today...and in a perfect world new chain & sprockets tomorrow...then I just have to do something about my front brake that decided to turn to mush the other day ....despite the fact that even EST doesn't seem to help me get up any earlier then 7:00am...I'm now a 50/50....so there I said it
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:55 AM   #74
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Hey Allen.

How many are going on this trip now?
Wondering with all these guys with new bikes to get ready and others not being able to make because of schedules schedule conflicts etc. that you might want to postpone this one to accommodate a larger group with some of the main people that like to ride this ride.
Just a thought.

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The numbers are not strong, are they? You and I were the only ones left on the "In" list. We had a couple of "Tentative Ins" too. I probably shouldn't do it. I have been doing PT for a (potential) SLAP tear in my shoulder and tendonitis in my elbow and the therapist could feel tightness and puffiness in my arm from the ride to Young I did this weekend.

I'm going to keep it scheduled anyway because I might not be able to do this ride again until after the summer. The next few weeks are pretty well booked up for me and then it's going to get a little toasty for this low desert ride. I need to get Joy out on the 990 too. I think she gets as much stress relief out of riding as I do!

If anybody wants to cancel, it's not going to hurt my feelings. Joy and I are okay even doing this one solo.
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If anybody wants to cancel, it's not going to hurt my feelings. Joy and I are okay even doing this one solo.
I'll still meet you for breakfast Sunday. It's the only day I can ride, and the Busa is needing to stretch its legs.

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