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Old 01-21-2013, 07:36 AM   #20056
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Speaking of wrenching, I'm going to be wrenching on my sweet little DRZ on my next day off. Or maybe some evening that's not too frigid. Not sure when that will ever be.

I just need to pull off my carb and check the condition of the jets and various passageways. The thing runs like a champ except at idle and it's driving me absolutely crazy having to keep the revs up just a bit with an attentive wrist at stoplights to keep it from stalling at random. Unacceptable for a daily driver!
Speaking of dirty little passages... if anyone needs to use an ultrasonic cleaner, I have one that is big enough to submerge an entire carb, without disassembly. (thank you Greg). Sometimes you just have to get it all done. It is here for use by anyone, whenever I'm at home. Just PM me.

I'm hoping to get a box of XR parts from "XRs Only" today. Looks like a good week to wrench.

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Old 01-21-2013, 07:44 AM   #20057
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+100 on this one.

Just got back from a weekend in Florida at the Winter Rally near Gainesville. Departed in the huge storm front on Thursday. Rode 5 of 8 hours in driving rain and 48F temps before surrendering at darkness. Friday we got to Florida, set up camp, stripped the windscreen and the bags off the bike, dropped the tire pressures, and did 200+ miles over the weekend of off road, dirt, gravel, sugar sand, MX course, GP racetrack, and 4x4 rutted trails that brought us to our knees. Camped, told tall tales, made new friends, imbided a bit, put everything back on the bike, aired up the tires, broke camp, loaded, and road home yesterday in one shot, for almost a 1500 mile weekend. The GS did it all with style, grace, and alacrity. And I got a full body workout from the repeated squats needed to lift the big pig off of the sand.



I've said it before, but I'll say it again. There are other bikes out there that do some things better, but there are no bikes out there that do everything as well. That is why the GS is the standard that everyone is trying to match. If I had to get rid of all my bikes (heaven forbid) and only keep one, it would be the GS.

I'm still waiting on some pics from others, and need to do some video editing of the GoPro chip. Will post some later if I can figure it out. I hate it when you have to be smarter than your equipment to use it.

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Only one thing to say about that...AMEN Brother!!!

Sounds like a great time...wish I could have enjoyed it also.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:46 AM   #20058
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First I removed a pile of stuff.


Buttoned it all back up and then realized the one thing I forgot. I didn't plug in the big plug on the back of the gauge cluster. Took me about 15 minutes after I had everything cleaned up to reach up inside the fender and get it plugged in.
Awesome


Next time just remove the front wheel, fender and forks. Most of all that other stuff can stay on the bike.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:48 AM   #20059
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Sure the GS is the best all-around bike out there...

...for people who like fatties.




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Crank the idle up. Won't hurt it.

Have fun!
It hurts my pride though.

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Old 01-21-2013, 09:09 AM   #20060
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Money exchange

Hey, I was cleaning out my desk this morning and found 35 Euros. Anyone know where I can exchange them?

Thanks

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Old 01-21-2013, 09:18 AM   #20061
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35€ = $46 ....never used them but http://ricforex.com/

also

Currency Exchange at Richmond RIC Airport


The BB&T of Virginia bank branch (tel. 804-226-3640) - located on the upper level of the passenger terminal -carries Mexican Pesos, Canadian Dollars, Euros & English Pounds.


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Old 01-21-2013, 09:31 AM   #20062
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Thanks. Didn't think of the airport.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:40 AM   #20063
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Also try your bank. Some will take it as a deposit.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:42 AM   #20064
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Already tried my bank. They returned it.

That's why it's been on my desk for 7 years. Maybe I'll try again.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:49 AM   #20065
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York Swap Meet

Photos from yesterday's York Swap Meet here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/2424880...7632574657617/

A little something for everybody there.











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Old 01-21-2013, 10:16 AM   #20066
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Photos from yesterday's York Swap Meet here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/2424880...7632574657617/

A little something for everybody there.
So. What did you bring back?
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:34 AM   #20067
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So. What did you bring back?
LOL!

Beat me to it.

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Old 01-21-2013, 10:55 AM   #20068
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Jeff,
I agree with Dirtmonkey. Great RR's.
That is a nice looking bike.



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Old 01-21-2013, 11:48 AM   #20069
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Awesome


Next time just remove the front wheel, fender and forks. Most of all that other stuff can stay on the bike.
I know but taking it off let me tiddy up the wires for my hand grip heat roller. I had the controller velcroed inside the fairing but the adhesive had let loose. It has been just resting in the trough at the bottom for a while and had been bothering me. Now the wires are zipped a bit neater and the controller is 3M taped to the black piece that the gauges bolt into. Also, it let me dump out some pebbles that had accumulated in the fairing. None of those had been touched since my valve adjustment.

I'm not going to contribute to the which bike is best debate. I like my strom. I'm sure I would probably like a S10, Tiger or GS as well. The strom is paid for and does just fine for me.
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:38 PM   #20070
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So. What did you bring back?
Just some parts, and a new helmet.

I would have bought about a half dozen neat bikes, but there's no room in the garage.
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