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Old 08-21-2013, 10:02 AM   #3526
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Yeah. I believe it decreased the value of his bike two-fold. Fortunately, the Cat Herder sticker balanced it out.


Or vice-versa. I forget.
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:02 AM   #3527
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Yeah. I believe it decreased the value of his bike two-fold.
That is how I roll.
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:25 PM   #3528
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Talked to George after work. He hasn't broken into the engine yet so he doesn't know what exactly is wrong yet. He was hoping to find a cheap r1200gs engine to just swap instead of rebuilding. I wish I was more mechanically inclined and could fix this. Unfortunately I am not and am stuck here hoping it doesn't take till the new year to be back riding. George seems like a very straight forward guy I'm glad I saw people mention him on here and that I brought it to him.

I'm thinking about selling some stuff just so I can buy a beater bike to ride while the gs is dead.

I hate when things fall apart.
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:31 PM   #3529
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I hate when things fall apart.
Is that a Chinua Achebe reference? If so, well done.
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:33 PM   #3530
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I don't know your stature but there are some good smaller $1k bikes out there. A KLR250 or a small displacment dirt bike may fit the bill and let you practice some dirt/off road skills in the meantime. I know George has a service loaner GS but I don't know his duration for use on that though. Of course all of these have good resale value later.

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/n...013827339.html
http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/m...008929431.html
http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/m...003322008.html

You mentioned a scooter.
http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/n...013114421.html
http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/n...014866607.html

Nice antique survivor
http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/n...007297633.html
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:33 PM   #3531
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Is that a Chinua Achebe reference? If so, well done.
+1 I was going to comment but I figured it would be lost on deaf ears
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:48 PM   #3532
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+1 I was going to comment but I figured it would be lost on deaf ears
Thinking of that book has got me suddenly grateful for my occasionally soul crushing desk job. Okonkwo, now he had it tough.
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:26 PM   #3533
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Unfortunately I have not read that book.
I have my truck to tide me over for now but some but that gs500 looks promising. I may even just give it to the girlfriend for her first bike once hulga is up and running again. Still parting out the gs is in the back of my mind and then just buy a Gsa or something taller. I feel like a giant on a 50cc big wheel on the r1200gs. I just wouldn't even know where to start with parting it out. Jesse's, and the wheels would be easy enough but everything else would seem difficult.

Why did I sell my buell? I could have been riding an oil leaking vibrator right now.
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:32 PM   #3534
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Unfortunately I have not read that book.
It's a good book and worth a read, if kind of a downer. Come to think of it, don't read it until you have your motorcycle issues sorted. No need for more negatives!

How tall are you that an R1200GS feels tiny?
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:35 PM   #3535
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Dr. Beard u will like this

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Old 08-21-2013, 05:23 PM   #3536
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It's a good book and worth a read, if kind of a downer. Come to think of it, don't read it until you have your motorcycle issues sorted. No need for more negatives!

How tall are you that an R1200GS feels tiny?
Only 6' 2" but it still feels short. Maybe I just need a real enduro.

Without my bike I am going to be on here a lot.
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:54 PM   #3537
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Well, you could buy my VFR. But it will be a bit more than $1000 . Of course you can just sell it when your BMW is healthy.

The good news is that your bike is in good hands. I don't know what George's actual labor rate is, but he sure seems to be able to everything cheaper than anywhere else. He lubed the splines on my K75 for $300. I had all the stuff to do it myself, but when he gave me that quote I figured it wasn't worth the mess and the lost weekend.

But now I still can't say I have ever delved into a BMW final drive. Unless lubing the chain on my G650X counts
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:22 AM   #3538
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Only 6' 2" but it still feels short. Maybe I just need a real enduro.

Without my bike I am going to be on here a lot.
Would this qualify as a real enduro and would it tide you over?



I could help you fix or part yours out, I have an advanced degree in frugality
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:25 AM   #3539
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I have an advanced degree in frugality
Do you give out lessons? I have a loved one (aka bride) that I would like to take that course, and I could always use a refresher...
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I am thinking Saturday, August 31 as V-Strom Valve Adjustment Day.

It is a three day weekend for many of us. A Crappy weekend to travel, and you have two more days to take care of your "honey-do" list as well as have family time.

It also gives you plenty of time to get your spark plugs, air filters and 4 mm tubing.

If , for some reason you have an alternative need, let me know and we could maybe do it on that Sunday. (If we have overwhelming demand, maybe we could do both days.)

This would by in my garage in The Big City... The Nation's Capital. (A place for those unafraid of the chance of getting shot, mugged or getting slipped a mickey )

PM for the address or a need for an alternative date.
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