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Old 02-27-2012, 09:41 PM   #1156
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Hello, Sorry I don't know how else to do this. Any old riders in SV? Do you know Jeff the old guy that lives not far off the post? He always has a yard full of motorcycles, did he die? His phone has been disconnected.
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:38 PM   #1157
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Yes, he passed last year.... Pm me a phone and I'll give you a call tommorow if you like.
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:58 AM   #1158
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So Long to Jeff

Jeff was one of Sierra Vista's true motorcycle enthusiast. RIP He was a little bit on the crumby side, but he knew his motorcycle stuff. I'll bet someone picked his yard clean like a chicken bone. Jeff would tell you bad genetics got him. Bye Jeff. Thanks for the reply http://youtu.be/A998AWwVhos
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:17 AM   #1159
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Yeah... it looks like no desert daze. Not only do I not have a small bike yet, the cow decided to eat the rubber intake manifolds. And they are on back order.
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:55 AM   #1160
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[QUOTE=mergatroyd;18092395the cow decided to eat the rubber intake manifolds. And they are on back order.[/QUOTE]

Huh?
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:26 PM   #1161
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Huh?
Apparently my version of ADV got lost in the ether, and I didn't see any of the posts after the last one on page 77 referencing desert daze. That I will not be attending. Because (among other reasons) my BMW is "reliable" for a given definition of reliable and the parts are not in stock in this country.

The little manifolds that hold the throttle bodies are made of dry rot instead of rubber. I decided used manifolds would likely have the same problem in short order, so I ordered new ones.

Nothing is actually wrong with it except it hates me. Now that I think of it, I probably should have ordered a new alternator belt while I was at it.
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:09 PM   #1162
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yeah, ask lightfighter about picking jeff's yard....
hmmm, listening to mergatroyd.....maybe I need a back up dirt motorcycle, and a back up street bike...
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:08 PM   #1163
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yeah, ask lightfighter about picking jeff's yard....
hmmm, listening to mergatroyd.....maybe I need a back up dirt motorcycle, and a back up street bike...
...or maybe just buy a KLR
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:03 PM   #1164
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Talking about new bikes....I've been absolutely obsessed with picking one of these up since I saw one for the first time in Rocky Mtn National Park up in CO....

http://www.apriliausa.com/en-US/Mode.../Overview.aspx
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:01 AM   #1165
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Talking about new bikes....I've been absolutely obsessed with picking one of these up since I saw one for the first time in Rocky Mtn National Park up in CO....

http://www.apriliausa.com/en-US/Mode.../Overview.aspx
wow, that is nice! I'm still eyeing the R1200GSA now when I got a lighter bike to keep around.
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:03 AM   #1166
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yeah, ask lightfighter about picking jeff's yard....
hmmm, listening to mergatroyd.....maybe I need a back up dirt motorcycle, and a back up street bike...
My normal street motorcycle with the reputation for being finicky works fine. Unfortunately I decided to pick a second (touring) bike with a reputation for being reliable. I think my dirt bike needs to be a 2-stroke, with my luck. At least I won't be upset by needing to rebuild it every 10k miles.
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:31 PM   #1167
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Talking about new bikes....I've been absolutely obsessed with picking one of these up since I saw one for the first time in Rocky Mtn National Park up in CO....

http://www.apriliausa.com/en-US/Mode.../Overview.aspx
http://www.motointernational.com/HDB_7_05.htm

Check the link if you don't need the newest version.

Go for a fly-n-ride and they'll pay your airfare and pick you up at the airport.
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:04 PM   #1168
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http://www.motointernational.com/HDB_7_05.htm

Check the link if you don't need the newest version.

Go for a fly-n-ride and they'll pay your airfare and pick you up at the airport.
You're my hero....I may be on a trip to WA towards the end of summer once bike prices drop a bit and I save up a bit more.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:58 PM   #1169
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...or maybe just buy a KLR

he is cheap, but not that cheap.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:13 PM   #1170
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victor, your welcome to caravan up with me friday(I am 90% certain I will have to trailer it). If not, I think middlemarch is a good route. If you want to take dirt up there I will be expecting to arrive there around 9-10 and then off to Jackson Cabin.
acdfan I'll let you know as time gets closer, I'm waiting for a couple of things I bought for the klr prior to desert daze, hopefully I'll be able to get it ready in time.
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