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Old 02-04-2014, 10:18 AM   #4591
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I got a compression tester if you need to borrow it.

That would be awesome, thanks! I will send you a PM when it looks like we'll be able to take another look. We don't have a garage, so it's weather dependent.
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Old 02-04-2014, 12:39 PM   #4592
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I would like to suggest that you buy new tires for the bike.

I know you don't want to spend the money but if the bike has been sitting long enough to need all the fluids changed, the tires have hardened up from sitting.

Hard tires lead to loss of traction. Loss of traction leads to problems.




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Sorry for the delay Antonio...weather was too nice yesterday and I had to go ride.


Picked up the GS Saturday morning and got home around noon.
Looks a little rough, mostly due to the years stored in a shed in AZ. On the up side, nothing much rusts in the desert. The leather seat seems to look the worst:



Once I got it home it needed a little tlc.

Antonio came by and helped me get the battery in, air filter replaced, and the fuel drained so we could replace the fuel filter.

Bought an Odyssey pc680 from amazon and it came without any hardware at all...so I had to rig up some copper hardware to attach the cables. Antonio can attest to the ugliness of it, and I'm sure BMW purists would feint upon seeing it, but the flattened 1/2 copper water pipe I bent and drilled seemed to work just fine.
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Old 02-04-2014, 12:41 PM   #4593
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Anyone out there interested in buying a pair of Advent Legacy speakers?

These are 2 way speakers with 10" (refoamed) woofers. They sound and look great but I just can't use them.
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Old 02-04-2014, 12:42 PM   #4594
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+1 look closely in between the treads for cracking too. The harder the rubber become over time, the lower your coefficient of friction between road surface and tire.
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Old 02-04-2014, 01:02 PM   #4595
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So that's what all the slipping and sliding was all about! I thought it was just road grime... ;-)
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Old 02-04-2014, 01:04 PM   #4596
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Am I correct in believing that one of you FFs works for the VA??? If so, could you shoot me a PM, I have a question




And to whoever bought that BMW, don't worry about buying new tires. Just use some Armorall on them and you wont have to worry about any cracks in the rubber.
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Old 02-04-2014, 01:24 PM   #4597
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That would be awesome, thanks! I will send you a PM when it looks like we'll be able to take another look. We don't have a garage, so it's weather dependent.
no problem

May I will hold a tech day at my house if the weather is nice soon..
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Old 02-04-2014, 06:50 PM   #4598
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Am... Snip...

Just use some Armorall on them and you wont have to worry about any cracks in the rubber.

5 hrs and still no complaint about safety...

Creekgeek screwed with this post 02-04-2014 at 08:03 PM Reason: swapped popcorn for lurk ;-)
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Old 02-04-2014, 07:08 PM   #4599
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5 hrs and still no complaint about safety... :popcorn
The STP tire gel will have ya down the road faster.
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Old 02-04-2014, 07:12 PM   #4600
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5 hrs and still no complaint about safety... :popcorn
That's because they know its a joke. A KLR owner would never shell out for ArmorAll
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Old 02-04-2014, 07:33 PM   #4601
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That's because they know its a joke. A KLR owner would never shell out for ArmorAll
Ah , but he is now an exalted bmw owner
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:45 PM   #4602
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5 hrs and still no complaint about safety...
*... now, tire shine is bad um kay.* - Mr. Mackey from South Park.
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Old 02-05-2014, 06:08 AM   #4603
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Not sure how I suddenly became a "KLR guy"...havent owned one since 2001...and as my wife will attest to, I spend way too much on bikes to have that label now.

Just to set the record straight, the tires are 2 years old and are in great shape. They were a little slippery the first ride down my steep driveway, but did fine on the 200 mile ride I did on Sunday. I do have a set of new tires on order, but that's so I have something with knobs that will handle dirt better than the Metzlers that are on it.

I wanted to change the fluids since it had 22k miles on it, not just because it sat for a couple years. I was planning to fly and ride it 2200 miles back to VA...and based on that info, it was recommended that the 24k service be completed before the long ride.

Thanks for all the help, I'm learning a lot from your experience with this bike and look forward to years of great riding on it.
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:53 AM   #4604
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Not sure how I suddenly became a "KLR guy"...havent owned one since 2001...and as my wife will attest to, I spend way too much on bikes to have that label now.

Just to set the record straight, the tires are 2 years old and are in great shape. They were a little slippery the first ride down my steep driveway, but did fine on the 200 mile ride I did on Sunday. I do have a set of new tires on order, but that's so I have something with knobs that will handle dirt better than the Metzlers that are on it.

I wanted to change the fluids since it had 22k miles on it, not just because it sat for a couple years. I was planning to fly and ride it 2200 miles back to VA...and based on that info, it was recommended that the 24k service be completed before the long ride.

Thanks for all the help, I'm learning a lot from your experience with this bike and look forward to years of great riding on it.
What shoes you putting on her? The metzlers are worthless in mud (as my front lawn will attest...)
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:06 AM   #4605
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