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Old 09-30-2010, 10:38 AM   #7516
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That "pothole" made me very late for work! From the pothole into downtown was like the last lap of the Daytona 500 with 250 cars trying to win. It's as big a one of those kiddie swimming pools! Imagine hitting that at 70 on your bike!
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Old 09-30-2010, 03:12 PM   #7517
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Where is that pothole?

I need to go to Green Top tomorrow morning, and then to HQ.
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Old 09-30-2010, 03:48 PM   #7518
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Where is that pothole?

I need to go to Green Top tomorrow morning, and then to HQ.
S of 288 on NB 95! Use RT 1 as an ALT. For you , you can get on 288 and head N on 95 and be just fine. S of 288 is HOSED up.
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Old 09-30-2010, 04:18 PM   #7519
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It has a slight vibratiion in the bars in the mid range due to the TB's being slightly out of synch.
Do you have bar end weights? I attribute the fairly negligible vibration to the largest sportbike pistons made by Yamaha going very, very fast.

Maybe we can get together, ride each other's bikes around the block, and compare/contrast?
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Old 09-30-2010, 04:42 PM   #7520
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Do you have bar end weights? I attribute the fairly negligible vibration to the largest sportbike pistons made by Yamaha going very, very fast.

Maybe we can get together, ride each other's bikes around the block, and compare/contrast?
I don't ride a thumper, but deal technically with a lot of COG people on vibrations issues (and those bikes are smooth), start checking motor mount bolts....loose, broken, or missing...?
many issues are solved by lossening them, or a couple at a time, starting the engine and letting it run NOT UNDER LOAD... i.e. don't take it down the road.... and re-tighteneing them.
it seams to help let the engine find it's "happy spot", and reduces felt vibrations...
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Old 09-30-2010, 04:52 PM   #7521
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I don't ride a thumper, but deal technically with a lot of COG people on vibrations issues (and those bikes are smooth), start checking motor mount bolts....loose, broken, or missing...?
many issues are solved by lossening them, or a couple at a time, starting the engine and letting it run NOT UNDER LOAD... i.e. don't take it down the road.... and re-tighteneing them.
it seams to help let the engine find it's "happy spot", and reduces felt vibrations...
WHAT are you still doing here??
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Old 09-30-2010, 05:15 PM   #7522
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S of 288 on NB 95! Use RT 1 as an ALT. For you , you can get on 288 and head N on 95 and be just fine. S of 288 is HOSED up.
Thanks Chris.

I guess I'll wait until after rush hour(s) to head in tomorrow.
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Old 09-30-2010, 05:29 PM   #7523
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WHAT are you still doing here??
HEHEHEHEHEHEH
question is, where am I really.....?

kinda like where's Waldo....?

I'm out for Boyer, I have to do another marathon truck repair, and dona and I are gonna do a little trip just for us....a little quality time.
something WE have not done for a while, but it will be kinda "spin the bottle" and head in that direction, and spend some time together...

I'm pretty guilty of not doing that for a few years.

tell everyone I said hi at Boyer.
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Old 09-30-2010, 05:47 PM   #7524
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HEHEHEHEHEHEH
question is, where am I really.....?

kinda like where's Waldo....?

I'm out for Boyer, I have to do another marathon truck repair, and dona and I are gonna do a little trip just for us....a little quality time.
something WE have not done for a while, but it will be kinda "spin the bottle" and head in that direction, and spend some time together...

I'm pretty guilty of not doing that for a few years.

tell everyone I said hi at Boyer.
p/m on the way
I knew you weren't at Boyer. Hell, tin cans and string don't even work there. Vibes set up a static discharge that fook up the BIG 'scope.
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Old 09-30-2010, 05:54 PM   #7525
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I think he drank all that cheap beer, and now feels guilty, oh well I guess I'll have to find some cheap beer money. Gonna try and leave the Beach at 0730, that's if the roads are clear and not flooded here, then I'll have to leave a little later.


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HEHEHEHEHEHEH
question is, where am I really.....?

kinda like where's Waldo....?

I'm out for Boyer, I have to do another marathon truck repair, and dona and I are gonna do a little trip just for us....a little quality time.
something WE have not done for a while, but it will be kinda "spin the bottle" and head in that direction, and spend some time together...

I'm pretty guilty of not doing that for a few years.

tell everyone I said hi at Boyer.
p/m on the way
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Old 09-30-2010, 07:08 PM   #7526
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Regardless of MOB's wimping out,

we're ready.

Big bike has some wierd overheating issue, so it will be a KLR w/e for me. Replace the tire-from-hell Kenda 270 with a fresh TKC80. Normally no issue, but I am using one of Fred's (Arrowhead Motorsports) Gorilla-type tubes. In NASCAR-speak, they're like having an inner liner in the tire. IOW, they're thick as $hit and a job wrestling them into place. Got it done tho' and all I have to do now is load up the tent, sleeping bag, etc., and we're ready to roll.

Really tossed around putting on the Shinko Trail Masters but figured I go ahead and match up the rear with the TKC that was already on the front. May put the Shinkos on a spare set of rims I have and have them sitting in the wings to give them a try.

Regardless, we be ready for the FOJ at Boyer and all the wonderful wild roads that WV has to offer.

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Old 09-30-2010, 07:42 PM   #7527
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I've got the Shenandoah 500 this weekend. First dirt ride for the new knee. Don't tell my doc.
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Old 09-30-2010, 07:58 PM   #7528
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I've got the Shenandoah 500 this weekend. First dirt ride for the new knee. Don't tell my doc.
Mum's the word Pete. Good luck; ride safe.
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:19 PM   #7529
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Might see you around Guy. My two brothers and I are headed to Laurel fork around noon tomorrow. Should be a fun ride in the morning. I hade to pretty much forge a river to get home in the truck. We got 9 inches of rain since Tuesday. Got water in my basement too. Stinkn' mess... I need to get some gutters put on my house and install a French drain.

You going to Rellas on Saturday? I've never been. I tried to go a few weeks back but I must have missed a turn somewhere and ended up eating at a gas station.
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:27 PM   #7530
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Did someone mention Waldo?

Got the Ruckus loaded for LF See you there. DO make the trip to Rella's. I can give you exact directions when we meet.
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