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Old 05-20-2010, 07:38 PM   #121
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Other than your tankbag seems a bit big to be magnetic only.
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Old 05-20-2010, 07:43 PM   #122
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Look towards the rear of the bike.
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Old 05-20-2010, 07:46 PM   #123
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Your first time riding on pavement?
Lol.

Actually I went back to Cannonball Gate Road and followed it to Rt. 17, inadvertently taking the bike off pavement the first time. Didn't realize that a small section of it was unpaved.

The twitchy torque curve of this bike means that it doesn't like like gravel so much.
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Old 05-20-2010, 08:13 PM   #124
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Anyone else spot something wrong here?

Right rear turn signal is hanging down at an unnatural angle...
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Old 05-20-2010, 08:32 PM   #125
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Right rear turn signal is hanging down at an unnatural angle...
Yea, and it made a distinctive *clunk* sound too, which really bothered me because I couldn't identify it.

And I torqued all those screws too. More locktite I guess.
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Old 05-22-2010, 03:45 PM   #126
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That CB looks nice! How many miles on that thing? It looks like it's been well taken care of.

My brother recently picked up an early '90's 750 with 4 or 5 thousand miles on it. Apparently the guy only rode it a couple of times a year. He's holding the "new" one until his current ride quits (also a CB750).
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Old 05-22-2010, 04:08 PM   #127
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That CB looks nice! How many miles on that thing? It looks like it's been well taken care of.
Just 14435 miles.

First owner put 2487 miles on it in five years, seven months.
Second owner put 8822 in the first six and a half years of ownership, and 3126 until it was parked some time in 2006.

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My brother recently picked up an early '90's 750 with 4 or 5 thousand miles on it. Apparently the guy only rode it a couple of times a year. He's holding the "new" one until his current ride quits (also a CB750).
Nice.

Not sure I get the few hundred miles a year mindset, unless you've got the excuse of a lot of bikes to ride.
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Old 05-22-2010, 04:53 PM   #128
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Old 05-22-2010, 06:16 PM   #129
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Not sure I get the few hundred miles a year mindset, unless you've got the excuse of a lot of bikes to ride.
I think he's in a quandry. His current CB has 40,000+ miles, is still going strong, and he loves riding it. Eventually though, it will start to break. He doesn't want to scavenge parts off the newer one because it's just too nice, so at this point he's just going to save it as a replacement.

I guess he's just not ready to move on yet.
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Old 05-22-2010, 06:35 PM   #130
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I think he's in a quandry. His current CB has 40,000+ miles, is still going strong, and he loves riding it. Eventually though, it will start to break. He doesn't want to scavenge parts off the newer one because it's just too nice, so at this point he's just going to save it as a replacement.

I guess he's just not ready to move on yet.
No, if I had a cherry like new copy of a bike I was already riding I'd do the same thing.

That's actually a good excuse for low miles.
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Old 06-08-2010, 07:42 PM   #131
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I tell ya, that Strasburg kid is pretty impressive. Just heading home from watching a 14 K major league debut!
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:50 PM   #132
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I tell ya, that Strasburg kid is pretty impressive. Just heading home from watching a 14 K major league debut!
He sure is...I hope they cultivate him and don't push too hard while he's still developing
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Old 06-13-2010, 06:11 PM   #133
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I had a pleasant exchange with someone earlier today about overlooking the obvious and how it's the story of my life. Well, the newest chapter was written tonight.

After all the talk of water crossings, I figured hell, I should hit JEB Stuart before the weekend is out. I gassed up the KLR, put my wallet in a baggie and my phone and camera in another baggie (just in case I dropped it in the water) and headed off. Here is what I learned, which, looking back, should have been obvious:

1. If you're on a 250cc bike that's straddled with 250lbs, don't go for the deepest part. Not even WOT will save you (plus, I think the water crossing is deeper this year).
2. The tool bag on the back is not a good place to store your phone and camera, especially if you might need to call your wife to come get you because your bike won't start. Seems the vibration of the bike, combined with the weight in the bag works to open the zipper and litter the contents of the bag along the road. This was somewhat of a shock after I pushed the bike out of the ford.
3. Electric start is helpful in these situations. Although, it being only a 1/4 liter helps if you have to kick.

Thankfully, I was able to get the bike started so I could go back and look for my stuff (and yes, I did go back through the water crossing, although not at it's deepest part).

I thought for sure I lost the stuff on the rutted dirt roads, but I found my owner's manual and maintenance guide on the side of a nicely paved road. Someone found my phone and camera and had the wherewithal to call the "home" phonebook entry (but it kinda freaked my wife out). Can't wait to find out where they found it (still waiting for a return call).

If any of you are sometimes challenged by the obvious, please learn from my lesson. It was still a fun ride, but not quite the way I would have planned it.
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Old 06-14-2010, 09:16 AM   #134
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Well, at least you got your weekly bath taken care of in the process...

Glad to see you made it out in one piece and didn't need to pull the plug to drain any water...
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Old 06-14-2010, 07:33 PM   #135
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I may find myself in Springfield Fri and Sat night. Busy Sat day. Anyone interested in grabbing a tag and bit to eat/drink?
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