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Old 06-13-2013, 07:20 PM   #5506
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In retrospect I may consider raising them maybe 1", I'm not sure yet. I'm going to study the hole pattern to see what could make sense if I were to put a a couple sets of holes for different locations on this set of plates.

I plan to cut the aluminum plates this weekend.

Great work! I'm glad to see progress on this project. I also like your idea of bringing it back up 1". That seems like it would be closer to ideal for me but I see why you want it as low as possible. Either way, count me in if/when you make these available.
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:42 PM   #5507
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Yep, if you make them, I would also want a set. Nice job...

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Old 06-13-2013, 10:16 PM   #5508
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I also like your idea of bringing it back up 1".
I have decided to alter the shape a bit which will allow for 3 mounting positions spaced vertically 1" apart. I am going to put 3 sets of holes in my aluminum plates. This will give the following mounting options;

1" lower, 2" lower, and 3" lower, all need to be spaced back 2 5/8".

The mounting position in the photos I posted was 3" lower.
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Old 06-14-2013, 04:35 AM   #5509
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I have decided to alter the shape a bit which will allow for 3 mounting positions spaced vertically 1" apart. I am going to put 3 sets of holes in my aluminum plates. This will give the following mounting options;

1" lower, 2" lower, and 3" lower, all need to be spaced back 2 5/8".

The mounting position in the photos I posted was 3" lower.
Great idea !! Count me in as well !
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:24 AM   #5510
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I'm safe. And it would be preferable if the house and garage stay safe, but it's only "stuff" and it's all replaceable.
Are you and your "stuff" safe?
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:52 AM   #5511
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Are you and your "stuff" safe?
Sounds like a bad one there for sure.
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:58 AM   #5512
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Sounds like a bad one there for sure.
it is....it's up to 473 homes and almost 16,000 acres - things are looking better though.
http://www.9news.com/news/article/34...aims-473-homes

TV news said 30% containment last night, and I think Ian said his area (near I-25) is on voluntary evac now, so he can go back home.
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:01 AM   #5513
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it is....it's up to 473 homes and almost 16,000 acres - things are looking better though.
http://www.9news.com/news/article/34...aims-473-homes

TV news said 30% containment last night, and I think Ian said his area (near I-25) is on voluntary evac now, so he can go back home.
This ongoing drouth is a mother fucker.
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:48 AM   #5514
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This ongoing drouth is a mother fucker.
The fire season started early this year in SoCal. Dan can attest to the Camrillo Springs fire we had last month. Fire season in May? NFW.
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:01 AM   #5515
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Are you and your "stuff" safe?
Yeah, I'm back home now. . No more mandatory evacuation here at the moment.
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:23 AM   #5516
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Starting Walkabout 2013

Well, campfire friends, tomorrow I start my summer walkabout for 2013. This one will be coast to coast, easy since I live within spitting distance of the Atlantic and want to see my daughter in Los Angeles. We might just meet up in San Diego, still TBD. I have new rubber front and rear and just finished a shake-down last weekend. Leafman has prompted me to take a spare set of spark plug caps and I have stuff for flat tires. It's hard to pack for this trip because I know that it can get darn cold when crossing the Rockies but also 100+F just prior. Add in the fact that it's pretty hot here today and I find myself thinking "fleece..don't need no stinkin' fleece". Let's see what the weather throws down along the way. I'd like to make the 2700 miles in three days.

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Old 06-15-2013, 11:34 AM   #5517
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[QUOTE=pyoungbl;21650991 I'd like to make the 2700 miles in three days.
Peter Y.[/QUOTE]

That is aggressive...that's three 15-18 hour riding days back to back. Not many are up to that draining task. Be careful....
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:40 AM   #5518
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Well, campfire friends, tomorrow I start my summer walkabout for 2013. This one will be coast to coast,...... I'd like to make the 2700 miles in three days.

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Awesome, sounds like a great trip except for the "head down, throttle to the stop" schedule, wow that's Iron Butt riding. I hope the return loop is a little more relaxed to take in some sights along the way, at least some scenic routes.
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:08 PM   #5519
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Well, campfire friends, tomorrow I start my summer walkabout for 2013. This one will be coast to coast, easy since I live within spitting distance of the Atlantic and want to see my daughter in Los Angeles. We might just meet up in San Diego, still TBD. I have new rubber front and rear and just finished a shake-down last weekend. Leafman has prompted me to take a spare set of spark plug caps and I have stuff for flat tires. It's hard to pack for this trip because I know that it can get darn cold when crossing the Rockies but also 100+F just prior. Add in the fact that it's pretty hot here today and I find myself thinking "fleece..don't need no stinkin' fleece". Let's see what the weather throws down along the way. I'd like to make the 2700 miles in three days.

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Take some back roads and wonder around a bit. Interstate highways suck sweaty balls if you're on a bike.
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:52 PM   #5520
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Take some back roads and wonder around a bit. Interstate highways suck sweaty balls if you're on a bike.
I agree. There's a bit of CC50 built into this ride. I was going to first go to Jacksonville, FL to start since that is the shortest distance coast to coast, and then blast across in 50 hours or less. Due to some family plans I had to delay a few days so now I'm leaving from Virginia but I still (1) want to see my daughter (2) want to meet up with some Ducati friends next weekend in Downiesville, CA; (3) have to be home by the 29th..and that is firm. In past trips I tried to blast 1K the first day and then smell the roses, usually taking 5 days to cross. The last trip was about 8K and we took 19 days. This time I will be solo. It's always an adventure. At least the Big Girl should be the perfect steed. I'll be using a Spot Tracker (gives Sara a bit of peace of mind) with 15 minute updates here:
http://tinyurl.com/kwq3rz2
That won't start posting until tomorrow morning when I kick the tires and light the fires.

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