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Old 01-05-2013, 10:37 AM   #32776
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Well, if you find a hill it won't pull you up, you can just pick it up and carry it.
HA! just what I need. 125lbs of hot, dirty MC on my back walking up a (probably long and steep) hill. Maybe I should have thought about that BEFORE that point.

more likely it would be time to try a different route, starting with turning it around and going downhill
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:26 AM   #32777
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I might be interested in that... How much?
I picked up for a couple bucks at a thrift store, so lets call it free to a good home. I didn't say in the previous post, but there is next to no motorcycle content in the book, as the author's race is run in a Mercedes Benz Gelandewagen. It's a solid tale of an adventure and the hard work it takes to realize a dream.

PM your address and I'll drop it in the mail next week.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:40 AM   #32778
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Thanks Drew! PM Sent.

I did check out the reviews and such so I have a fair idea of what it's about. Should be a a fun read.
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:31 PM   #32779
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Are you still looking for a Ninja 500? This one popped up when I was searching for trials bikes:

http://nh.craigslist.org/mcy/3498612089.html

Not dirt cheap, but pretty cheap for a 500.
I think I've decided life's to short not to own a 990 R.

Wifey needs new wheels first.
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:23 PM   #32780
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I think I've decided life's to short not to own a 990 R.
Hmm, you make a good point there...

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Old 01-05-2013, 05:55 PM   #32781
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It is amazing how much fork oil breaks down in two seasons...and it stinks like rotten old gear oil..Garage should smell good by morning I left the forks hanging upside down to drain since I have no need or cause to disassemble them.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:25 AM   #32782
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Don't ask me why I know these things.... its a sickness.
I would say not ... rather a mind capable of long term recall.

This is a sickness. Do I 'need' this, no not really. Is it on its way, yes.



First track day is in May. Hope to some of you there.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:04 AM   #32783
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I would say not ... rather a mind capable of long term recall.

This is a sickness. Do I 'need' this, no not really. Is it on its way, yes.



First track day is in May. Hope to some of you there.
I did that to a couple zrxs and dont have either any longer. That is sickness right there.

Sweet pipe. May have to come along in may so i can hear it.

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Old 01-06-2013, 03:05 PM   #32784
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Here's a chance to own a big Katoom for cheap and get intimate with its innards right away:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=853375
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:07 PM   #32785
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Here's a chance to own a big Katoom for cheap and get intimate with its innards right away:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=853375

Take it from me, not a bad approach.

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Old 01-06-2013, 03:49 PM   #32786
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Taking an old KLR apart is like a walk down memory lane......
and how did those little rocks get up in there anyway...
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:27 PM   #32787
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Taking an old KLR apart is like a walk down memory lane......
and how did those little rocks get up in there anyway...
I know what you mean, I was looking at all the hidden dirt on my KLR today and thinking similar thoughts. Im still in the clean check and grease mode. Did the steering head bearings and finished up the fork oil change today.
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:32 PM   #32788
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If anyone is interested I posted the arrival of my new sidecar over in the Hack forum. I will keep you guys in the loop and ask for your help as soon as I get desperate.......

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...errerid=144633
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:44 PM   #32789
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I know what you mean, I was looking at all the hidden dirt on my KLR today and thinking similar thoughts. Im still in the clean check and grease mode. Did the steering head bearings and finished up the fork oil change today.

for some reason the plastic panels in front of tank/radiator hang by zipties and wire...
as I removed the overflow tank I heard things hitting the floor and thought it was the nuts on the back of the bolts but no, just little bits of rocks falling out of somewhere...then there is the skid plate, given by someone who cared in a special way
actually spent most of the day cleaning the work area so I could find things after I take the parts off....
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:49 PM   #32790
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[QUOTE=PWRCRZR;20414033]I know what you mean, I was looking at all the hidden dirt on my KLR today and thinking similar thoughts. Im still in the clean check and grease mode. Did the steering head bearings and finished up the fork oil change

for some reason the plastic panels in front of tank/radiator hang by zipties and wire...
as I removed the overflow tank I heard things hitting the floor and thought it was the nuts on the back of the bolts but no, just little bits of rocks falling out of somewhere...then there is the skid plate, given by someone who cared in a special way
actually spent most of the day cleaning the work area so I could find things after I take the parts off....

Sounds like you boys had a pleasant day in the shop....good for you.
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