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Old 08-22-2013, 05:41 AM   #3541
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But now I still can't say I have ever delved into a BMW final drive. Unless lubing the chain on my G650X counts
I just recently replaced my FD Bearing and seals and pinion bearings. Felt good to get that done at 85k (now 89k) and know it was done right. Everything looked good in there but the new bearing really cleaned up that lateral slack in the rear wheel. Wasn't too hard but required some special tools (courtesy of SplitLanesLikeMoses).

VStrom Valve Adjustment ain't that hard either...but they sure didn't make it easy regarding the radiator situation, oodles of tanks and boxes to remove then shim/bucket adjustment. That being said, mine needed no adjustment but I set it to the middle of spec throughout regardless. Then I rode it across the country


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Old 08-22-2013, 05:53 AM   #3542
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Great vids! That'll be me when I get my Tiger (yeah right )
It's kinda perverse, but I love how the bikes sound like a bad day at the dentist.

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I used to goto Petes in Baltimore, but since I moved to Ashburn I have been searching for a dealer close by. I did stop by the dealer in Frederick but was only looking around then. There is a new'ish dealer in Annapolis near the mall. I know it is a bit of a ride for some. Not sure about their service dept.

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I think you should check out the Manassas shop and let me know how its service department is

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George is definetly my guy ( my k1200 is there right now) but he told me he only works on BMW and BMW clones. might keep that in mind. he will mount tires any just about anything, and at a reasonable price. i had mixed results with Crossroads on my Radian a few years back. thought they charged a lot to re line the gas tank and get the bike running. ran into the guy i sold it to some time later and he showed me all the lining was flaking out of the tank. i've admired Triumphs for a while and i'm also curious to see how the Manassas shop is.
Thank you for the tips!

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Khanh will work on any make I believe. I was going to have him do the break-in service on my TU250x until Dr. Beard and HBN stepped in and got me going on my own.

Based on his reputation and location, I will definitely take my bike there for anything I don't do myself.
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:21 AM   #3543
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Wow. Gorgeous. And worth quite a lot more than that if it was around these parts...
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:22 AM   #3544
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Who said FLY AND RIDE ??????




Oh nobody. Damn.
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:28 AM   #3545
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Who said FLY AND RIDE ??????




Oh nobody. Damn.
FLY AND RIDE.. there. i said it for you.
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:41 AM   #3546
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It's a snowier August than usual in Minnesoter this year.
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:07 AM   #3547
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Who said FLY AND RIDE ??????




Oh nobody. Damn.

Fly and ride to the left (best) coast for my RT! I'll throw in a ride from the airport, lodging, and a fresh blackberry pie!!

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Old 08-22-2013, 08:33 AM   #3548
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V-Strom valve Adjustment day

I am bumping this in case you missed it.

I am also including the links for tutorials on what we will be doing.



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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.

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
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:41 AM   #3549
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me likey this to but def not the price $15K, on cycletrader

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Old 08-22-2013, 08:43 AM   #3550
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How much and ouch on the pipe...
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:09 AM   #3551
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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
Saw this on C-List yesterday. What a steal! Awesome bike.
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:50 PM   #3552
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calling Rusty Rex...
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:51 PM   #3553
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Seen it. Crazy money for what he is offering.
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:56 PM   #3554
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:56 PM   #3555
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