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Old 04-26-2014, 01:59 PM   #76
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YEs, thanks for the opportunity to work on my bike and steal some lunch!
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Old 04-26-2014, 02:54 PM   #77
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Thanks to Jim, his wife, and all those who helped to feed us both morning snacks and lunch. It was great learning how to adjust rocker end play and getting the ABS system bled. Also thanks to Beemer Boneyard for the generous gifts that were raffled off. Awesome tech day!

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Old 04-26-2014, 04:27 PM   #78
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Old 04-26-2014, 06:37 PM   #79
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Kudos and many thanks to Jim and everyone who contributed to the tech day. I enjoyed meeting folks and watching the wrenching. Maybe someday I'll get up the courage to try it myself. (To that end, I'm looking forward to watching the JVB videos...)
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Old 04-26-2014, 06:40 PM   #80
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Thank You

It was great meeting everyone today and thanks for the great hospitality Jim. I really appreciate all the help you and Kermit gave me today. Thank you.
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Old 04-26-2014, 07:44 PM   #81
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What a great day! Lots of old and new friends came by, the weather was perfect, the food not bad, and a LOT of work got done! Thanks to all of you who came and enjoyed the day with us. I hope I made a couple new friends, and helped a few people along the way!

Thanks also to Beemer Boneyard for the great gifts. They were very popular, and nearly all of the 30+ participants took something home!


















By the way, a couple of you have DVDs coming, please send me your address and I will send them to you!

Thanks again, and see you next year!
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Old 04-26-2014, 07:56 PM   #82
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That is the coolest top case I have ever seen
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Old 04-27-2014, 06:28 AM   #83
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Jim, thanks for hosting the event, it was great, just like the last time. And thanks to BBY for the prizes!
I have to say that KLR stole the show
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Old 04-27-2014, 09:01 AM   #84
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Thank's Jim for putting this on and thanks to Beemer Boneyard for the goodies, especially the oil filter wrench I won. It's a great learning opportunity and fun to meet everyone and check out all the bikes. The highlight was HighWay319 who rode up from Charlotte to replace his aluminum final drive flange with the new and improved steel part and of course he and Jim made all the hard work seem easy.
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Old 04-27-2014, 11:53 AM   #85
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Thank's Jim for putting this on and thanks to Beemer Boneyard for the goodies, especially the oil filter wrench I won. It's a great learning opportunity and fun to meet everyone and check out all the bikes. The highlight was HighWay319 who rode up from Charlotte to replace his aluminum final drive flange with the new and improved steel part and of course he and Jim made all the hard work seem easy.
I merely provided Guidance, a heat gun and welding gloves! Chris did the hard work!

Lots of help from Jerry Skene and Kermit as well! These tech days are great because we all help each other!
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Old 04-27-2014, 03:22 PM   #86
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Thank's Jim for putting this on and thanks to Beemer Boneyard for the goodies, especially the oil filter wrench I won. It's a great learning opportunity and fun to meet everyone and check out all the bikes. The highlight was HighWay319 who rode up from Charlotte to replace his aluminum final drive flange with the new and improved steel part and of course he and Jim made all the hard work seem easy.
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I merely provided Guidance, a heat gun and welding gloves! Chris did the hard work!

Lots of help from Jerry Skene and Kermit as well! These tech days are great because we all help each other!
To be honest I was a little mad yesterday.... I rode 850 miles round trip to see Jim's "home made flange installer" and the man just slides the flange on by hand.

It was great meeting everyone and hopefully next year I can just show up to just say Hi.
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Old 04-28-2014, 07:41 AM   #87
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what a great event

Many thanks to Jim and family for their hospitality.


I almost didn't make it, but sure glad I did. Got to meet some good folks, work on bikes, and eat...hard to beat that kind of shindig.
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Old 04-28-2014, 07:47 PM   #88
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Jim, sorry I missed it, it looked like a blast. We took a test ride last week, rode out to Vail, Colorado, I changed my oil, friend actually got a VIN inspection and tags for his bike. Then we rode home. 3800 mile shakedown run went well. His Ohlins are going away for a rebuild, exhaust extension needs to be fabbed for his bike. I need tires, and for my new suspension to arrive.
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Old 04-29-2014, 07:15 AM   #89
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I had a great time too Jim. I always learn something new goofing around with these things.

I also discovered why I couldn't see the torque wrench settings or find that damned arrow on the cam sprocket. Dumb-ass me put my contacts in the wrong case the night before. So, you guessed it, wrong contacts in each eye! Can still see see "fine" overall, but my near vision goes to hell. I thought it was just the lighting and me getting older. Maybe it was that too. Doh...
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Old 04-29-2014, 07:25 AM   #90
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Jim, sorry I missed it, it looked like a blast. We took a test ride last week, rode out to Vail, Colorado, I changed my oil, friend actually got a VIN inspection and tags for his bike. Then we rode home. 3800 mile shakedown run went well. His Ohlins are going away for a rebuild, exhaust extension needs to be fabbed for his bike. I need tires, and for my new suspension to arrive.
Sounds like an excellent reason to miss it!
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