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Old 08-17-2013, 08:53 AM   #3481
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Why don't we do it in my garage in DC?

You might want to get an air filter since we will be in that area.

You should get some spark plugs. A couple of head gaskets too, just in case. I also replace my radiator fluid, bring some of that too.

I will post up when I get the shim kit, we can schedule a date at that point.

I have a Twin Max for throttle body synching. I have, I believe, all the tools needed to do the job but having duplicates would not be a bad thing. This would include torque wrenches, sockets, etc.

I have some supplies like loctite, hand soap, gloves and rags but you might want to bring what you have.

We could do my bike first for practice and because the engine will be cold. We could then do something of an assembly line to knock them all out.



I have done this twice before but do not consider myself an expert at this.

Here is some stuff to look at to help figure out what to do:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=195248

http://blacklabadventures.com/2012/0...nd-adjustment/

http://perljam.net/motorcycle/dl650/valve-adjustment/


http://www.vstrom.info/forum/forum_f...rottleBody.pdf


With all this information and the collective geniuses that we is, what could possibly go wrong?
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:58 AM   #3482
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Can a guy come over and watch some of the work being done?

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Why don't we do it in my garage in DC?

You might want to get an air filter since we will be in that area.

You should get some spark plugs. A couple of head gaskets too, just in case. I also replace my radiator fluid, bring some of that too.

I will post up when I get the shim kit, we can schedule a date at that point.

I have a Twin Max for throttle body synching. I have, I believe, all the tools needed to do the job but having duplicates would not be a bad thing. This would include torque wrenches, sockets, etc.

I have some supplies like loctite, hand soap, gloves and rags but you might want to bring what you have.

We could do my bike first for practice and because the engine will be cold. We could then do something of an assembly line to knock them all out.



I have done this twice before but do not consider myself an expert at this.

Here is some stuff to look at to help figure out what to do:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=195248

http://blacklabadventures.com/2012/0...nd-adjustment/

http://perljam.net/motorcycle/dl650/valve-adjustment/


http://www.vstrom.info/forum/forum_f...rottleBody.pdf


With all this information and the collective geniuses that we is, what could possibly go wrong?
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:11 AM   #3483
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Can a guy come over and watch some of the work being done?

Pete

Sure! Bring beer!
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Old 08-18-2013, 05:25 PM   #3484
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Decided to try to sell the RT

Too many gravel roads out here, I'm riding the GS most of the time and the RT not so much . . .

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=912885

Anyone up for a fly-and-ride???
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:17 PM   #3485
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Too many gravel roads out here, I'm riding the GS most of the time and the RT not so much . . .

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=912885

Anyone up for a fly-and-ride???
I am thinking about doing such a thing next year. I want to buy a Guzzi from a friend who works at a dealer in Seattle

BTW, did you pick up free Doritos the other day?
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:08 PM   #3486
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Not into the "special Doritos" . . . .

Washington is still trying to deconflict the new state law with existing federal law, and not doing a really great job yet!

The Guzzi dealer in Seattle has a good rep. Why don't you fly out, buy the RT, ride it around the country (literally), and then trade it for a Guzzi?
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:14 AM   #3487
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Just let me know when and where...


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Old 08-19-2013, 06:15 AM   #3488
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Just let me know when and where...
I might stop by and watch
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:20 AM   #3489
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Kale Sausages from Society Fair in Old Town.
I didn't grab one of those, the burgers were too good. Now I regret it. A lot.
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:13 AM   #3490
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I might stop by and watch
You my friend are a true voyeur.

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Old 08-19-2013, 09:25 AM   #3491
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You my friend are a true voyeur.

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says the pot to the kettle So ur ass survived the round trip to LF, soggy and all, the hack ride any better with the fork upgrade?
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:41 AM   #3492
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Maybe a little firmer. Hard to say. I was never good with the seat-of-the-pants evaluations. No breaks or leaks so I am pleased with that. AND, if you ever accessed my browser history you would see that I too, like to watch.....


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Old 08-19-2013, 12:20 PM   #3493
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AND, if you ever accessed my browser history you would see that I too, like to watch.....


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Looks like everyone had some good riding and wrenching this weekend. Gotta make the next tech session.

Had an opportunity to use a friends house out in Lost River and rolled out Friday for the weekend.

Hiked to Tibbet Knob on Friday afternoon and rode over the mountains on Saturday - and visited Paradise City in the PM to celebrate my buddys birthday. We also watched .

View from Tibbet's Knob and company





Scouting around Laurel Run FDR 252 and view off of Judge Rye

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Old 08-19-2013, 12:53 PM   #3494
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Maybe a little firmer. Hard to say. I was never good with the seat-of-the-pants evaluations. No breaks or leaks so I am pleased with that. AND, if you ever accessed my browser history you would see that I too, like to watch.....


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Old 08-19-2013, 01:09 PM   #3495
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I'll deguass the hard drive before you get here. Rest easy my friend as I will be several states away.

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