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Old 08-28-2013, 09:48 AM   #4696
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Ryan you tell me to buy a Ducati but it seems like they may like going to the dealer on frequent occasions
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:54 AM   #4697
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Ryan you tell me to buy a Ducati but it seems like they may like going to the dealer on frequent occasions
No, no, no. Buy a KTM. They never break down.

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Old 08-28-2013, 11:47 AM   #4698
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No, no, no. Buy a KTM. They never break down.

Don't think of it as broke down, you just did a necessary upgrade. :)


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Old 08-28-2013, 06:06 PM   #4699
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I'm "out" for pizza with Nick and wife, I'll be going to O-ma-hole instead of Des Moines.
Be sure and wave to the truck with the big bullseye on the trailer.
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:07 PM   #4700
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245 ETA for Urbandale Happy Joes. Black ram 2500. I'm wearing a green t shirt and blue jeans. Tan baseball hat.

Make that 300.
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Old 08-29-2013, 02:16 PM   #4701
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So the Happy Joes I ate at last time closed. GPS took me to the Douglas store, the only one in Des Moines now. It's a carryout/delivery only. Getting one to go. Sorry if I caused any confusion.
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Old 08-30-2013, 11:36 AM   #4702
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Ryan you tell me to buy a Ducati but it seems like they may like going to the dealer on frequent occasions
I can unequivocably say that my engine has never had to be removed.

Of course, the rear brake system is another story.
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Old 08-30-2013, 11:56 AM   #4703
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What does everyone around here think of Felco fuel pumps?


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Old 08-30-2013, 12:31 PM   #4704
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Bike show in Iowa Falls on Labor Day. I get to be one of the judges. A "foreign" class has been added.


highly doubt i'll be making the car show with the old shortbox, or the bike show with... well any of my bikes(the S1 is the only one that would put on a good showing for that kind of thing anyway).

we will be in dubuque tonight, sat sun & mon. but i am taking the sm610 to do some playing while im there

although Jenn just did say we could leave mon morning if i really wanted... then id be able to swing by, or i could always cruise the truck up, leave it at dads, then pick it up on the way back from dubuque...

but... doubt i will. we only go there and see her family a couple times a year.
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Old 08-30-2013, 01:07 PM   #4705
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highly doubt i'll be making the car show with the old shortbox, or the bike show with... well any of my bikes(the S1 is the only one that would put on a good showing for that kind of thing anyway).

we will be in dubuque tonight, sat sun & mon. but i am taking the sm610 to do some playing while im there

although Jenn just did say we could leave mon morning if i really wanted... then id be able to swing by, or i could always cruise the truck up, leave it at dads, then pick it up on the way back from dubuque...

but... doubt i will. we only go there and see her family a couple times a year.
Of course, the best time for us would be Vintage Torque Fest
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Old 08-30-2013, 03:45 PM   #4706
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Getting excited, leaving in a week from Thursday for the Great Smoky Mountains, going to ride and camp for 2 weeks. Will be going to deals gap (one of my bucket list items). It will be me on my Z1000 and 2 speed triples.
Deals gap is great. Best to go Monday through Wednesday....otherwise it can be a real zoo and or parade. Also there are other roads in the area nearly as entertaining but not so popular...
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Old 08-30-2013, 04:33 PM   #4707
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I can unequivocably say that my engine has never had to be removed.

Of course, the rear brake system is another story.
Oh, that's YOUR Multi sitting at Doug's place. I was wondering.
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:32 PM   #4708
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:50 PM   #4709
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I spent the past few days getting in the last of my parts before the Colorado trip. I put the new carb floats and needles in only to find . . . that the carb inlet connections were leaking. There are three O-rings on each inlet . . . . Three gold-plated O-rings. The only way you can get them is by ordering the carb rebuild kit for oh, say about $270.

But, my butt was saved by a guy online who identified some O-rings in a kit at Advance Auto that somewhat work, and Doug at MotoSports, who pulled out his "spare" O-ring box and found some bizarre O-rings that worked perfectly. We did a little "mix and match" to make everything work again.

We now think that my carb is working thanks to advice from this forum re: rare Viton O-rings, and some O-rings from a 520 O-ring chain link. Thank you ADV Rider & MotoSports! My trip to Colorado is saved. ADV, Doug, Ron & Justine rule!
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:54 PM   #4710
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What does everyone around here think of Felco fuel pumps?


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Never heard of it. Is this a sign that your German pump is "funktioniert nicht?"
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