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Old 05-22-2008, 06:01 PM   #61
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Wow!

You are now my all time number 1 hero!!! If you are the original owner.
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Old 05-23-2008, 01:54 PM   #62
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Well I'm not the original owner, I bought the GS in 96 with 14k miles on it, but it's been me ever since....

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Old 05-24-2008, 08:59 AM   #63
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Excellent, keep going mate. You are inspiring us
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Old 06-21-2008, 11:48 AM   #64
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I wanted to share this milestone my 95 GS hit this weekend on a ride in Mexico's mountains.
Looks like you've kept riding. Here's a pic I took when I met you in July.



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Old 06-21-2008, 12:03 PM   #65
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Thumb 100kkm




So even if this is kilometers (and not miles), and it is just a quarter, I still treated myself on an above-average lunch to celebrate yesterday.

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Old 06-21-2008, 12:09 PM   #66
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Old 06-21-2008, 12:33 PM   #67
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So even if this is kilometers (and not miles), and it is just a quarter, I still treated myself on an above-average lunch to celebrate yesterday.

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TaSK,

Please.......what did you have for lunch? And, what vin accompanied your meal?

Bravo on the 100,000Km achievement.

As for Hank.......I'm not even close to his league.

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Old 06-22-2008, 12:17 AM   #68
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TaSK,

Please.......what did you have for lunch? And, what vin accompanied your meal?

Dennis


Celebrating 100KKM on a Friday is not without complications. As we all know, Pope Nicholas I (858-867) declared that we must refrain from eating meat on Fridays. So, since it is Friday, and we acknowledge the dogma of
teaching Ex Cathedra, there is nothign we can do.
Of course, this is all crap as I am not even baptized, but I like to tell my friends that "Sorry folks, I am bound by the teaching of Pope Nicholas, so for lunch today I will have to take you to a place that offers seafood". Not that I really need a reason to have seafood, but it makes me seem well informed and aware of both tradition and religion.

I know of a very small place in La Corte, Calci. It is not really a trattoria, but rather a circolo. A circolo can best be described as a community house. It is hard to find; there is no indication that behind this door you will find resolvation for you Friday lunch requirements.



The menu is informally written on the black board. Today we can have for primo:
  • Spaghetti vongole
  • Tagliolini ragu' di cerna
while for secondo they have
  • Insalata di totani
  • Alici e fiori fritti
and as the fruit season has started, for dolce, you can have macedonia. The term "fiori fritti" means "zucchini fiori fritti". See an image here. I take the spaghetti and the alici. In real life, an alice looks like this.



I really like the way she (the cook) makes these vongole. With tomatoes and a tad of pepperoncini. And as usual, the pasta is perfect al dente.
Notice: This is a community house, a circolo, where volentaires (for some other spelling of that word) work; we are talking a 15 euro/person lunch here. And still, I can not imagine my vongole being improved in any way.
Did I remember to say that I love Italy in general, and Tuscany in particular?



The alice and the zucchini alike had been rolled in a a mix of flour, egg and salt, and then lightly fried. The fish needs to be just coocked, without becoming tastless (or tasting of oil), and the zucchine must remain a flower, not have any resemblance with a fried potatoes as you get them on McDonals. It was just perfect!

On the other side of the table is one of the rare occurances of "I don't eat fish". But since it is Friday, and on Friday the circolo in La Corte serves nothing but fish, and I felt I deserved fish, he had some dry bread for lunch. I should feel awful, but the alice was so well done that I forgot.

Now - the wine. Or rather, not the wine. It was very, very hot outside (well above 30C, that would be above 85F for you in the New Colonies) and we decided that cool water (never, ever drink cold water - the water must be cool! Demand cool water, not cold) would be the thing.

Then an excellent espresso with comfortable amount of crema on top.

Ready for an afternoon ride, which will be documented in my Riding in Tuscany thread.

What did you do on your immensly impressing 400.000 MILES day?

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Old 06-22-2008, 12:25 PM   #69
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Celebrating 100KKM on a Friday is not without complications. As we all know, Pope Nicholas I (858-867) declared that we must refrain from eating meat on Fridays. So, since it is Friday, and we acknowledge the dogma of
teaching Ex Cathedra, there is nothign we can do.
Of course, this is all crap as I am not even baptized, but I like to tell my friends that "Sorry folks, I am bound by the teaching of Pope Nicholas, so for lunch today I will have to take you to a place that offers seafood". Not that I really need a reason to have seafood, but it makes me seem well informed and aware of both tradition and religion.

I know of a very small place in La Corte, Calci. It is not really a trattoria, but rather a circolo. A circolo can best be described as a community house. It is hard to find; there is no indication that behind this door you will find resolvation for you Friday lunch requirements.



The menu is informally written on the black board. Today we can have for primo:
  • Spaghetti vongole
  • Tagliolini ragu' di cerna
while for secondo they have
  • Insalata di totani
  • Alici e fiori fritti
and as the fruit season has started, for dolce, you can have macedonia. The term "fiori fritti" means "zucchini fiori fritti". See an image here. I take the spaghetti and the alici. In real life, an alice looks like this.



I really like the way she (the cook) makes these vongole. With tomatoes and a tad of pepperoncini. And as usual, the pasta is perfect al dente.
Notice: This is a community house, a circolo, where volentaires (for some other spelling of that word) work; we are talking a 15 euro/person lunch here. And still, I can not imagine my vongole being improved in any way.
Did I remember to say that I love Italy in general, and Tuscany in particular?



The alice and the zucchini alike had been rolled in a a mix of flour, egg and salt, and then lightly fried. The fish needs to be just coocked, without becoming tastless (or tasting of oil), and the zucchine must remain a flower, not have any resemblance with a fried potatoes as you get them on McDonals. It was just perfect!

On the other side of the table is one of the rare occurances of "I don't eat fish". But since it is Friday, and on Friday the circolo in La Corte serves nothing but fish, and I felt I deserved fish, he had some dry bread for lunch. I should feel awful, but the alice was so well done that I forgot.

Now - the wine. Or rather, not the wine. It was very, very hot outside (well above 30C, that would be above 85F for you in the New Colonies) and we decided that cool water (never, ever drink cold water - the water must be cool! Demand cool water, not cold) would be the thing.

Then an excellent espresso with comfortable amount of crema on top.

Ready for an afternoon ride, which will be documented in my Riding in Tuscany thread.

What did you do on your immensly impressing 400.000 MILES day?

[TaSK]
YOU ARE a most fortunate man! Looks like you enjoy food almost as much as we do in Cajun Louisiana USA ( near New Orleans) . If you are ever in the states look me up....A great time we will have!



Cheers!
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Old 07-07-2008, 02:22 AM   #70
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Old 08-24-2008, 01:07 PM   #71
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Old 09-03-2008, 05:44 AM   #72
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Hi Hank !!
That is a sight to behold. Awesome! Hank, have you ever considered or will you ever consider the new generation hex head?
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Old 10-17-2008, 06:31 PM   #73
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the motor, is as it came from the factory, I have had to replace head gaskets, and back in Feb on a trip to Panama I had a plastic chain guide brake so I've replace then all. The valves, springs, seals, bearing etc. are original to the motor.
The trans I did replace all the bearings some time ago I'm thinking around the 200k mark. The clutch was replaced at that time since I was "there" so I'm one my second clutch.
Still have the original fuel pump. Two final drive bears, the last one when out around 300k miles. Pivot bearings at the final drive go bad around 40 or 50 miles. Hall sensors about every two or three years. I still have the original brake rotors but they will have to be replaced soon as they are getting thin. I lost count of tire years ago.
Not much much has gone bad on this bike, I'm hope it takes me to South America sometime next year....

Hank
Awesome... good news!!!
Mine has 193,000 miles... finally the clutch had to be changed.. a u joint went out at 150K, HAL sensor at 182K... This gives me hope that mine will be as "copperative" as yours...

Be well... Ara & Spirit



This was yesterday...

OH! I use AMSOIL...
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Old 10-17-2008, 07:45 PM   #74
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that is too cool. I hope I can get mine to 75000 before i die.

BTW what is the chrome ring on the speedo Bezel? I haven't seen one before.


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Looks like you've kept riding. Here's a pic I took when I met you in July.



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Old 10-18-2008, 09:38 PM   #75
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Its been a while since there was a milage update. I'm betting on the north side of 450,000 by now. Soooo, after the summer riding season, what is the new number?
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