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Old 10-02-2013, 08:55 AM   #8566
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I run the fumoto valve installed at the tank. My hose is just to direct the oil out to a container. After an oil change I go back after a couple days for all the residue to drain into the skid pan. A quick spray with brake cleaner and I'm done.

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Old 10-02-2013, 09:15 AM   #8567
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My wife and I rode to Mt. Whitney over the weekend.





A few years ago (when we were still living on the East Coast), I was reading cycle world and was looking at this article that had this picture in it.



I said to myself "Self, if you're ever out there, you should go to that turn and slide through it too."



Well, we didn't capture my sidewaysness as well, and the picture's not quite as good, but it was still pretty cool to point at a picture in a magazine and ride through it years later.
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:56 PM   #8568
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My wife and I rode to Mt. Whitney over the weekend.





A few years ago (when we were still living on the East Coast), I was reading cycle world and was looking at this article that had this picture in it.



I said to myself "Self, if you're ever out there, you should go to that turn and slide through it too."



Well, we didn't capture my sidewaysness as well, and the picture's not quite as good, but it was still pretty cool to point at a picture in a magazine and ride through it years later.
Hey gogo What route did you take to get there? I'm living in SoCal now and I that's a ride I HAVE to do!:

Cheers, Speedmonkey7

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Old 10-02-2013, 09:07 PM   #8569
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Installed some bags,

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Old 10-02-2013, 09:28 PM   #8570
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new (to me) 950 SE !

I recently picked up a 2009 Erzberg edition SE !
Fixes/tweaking didnt all happen in one day, but prior to taking her out for my first ride I:

- pulled/sent suspension to Riders Edge, as it had been a while since they had been serviced, and one of the seals was leaking.
- installed Lakemonster's skid plate (very nice !), and soon his RR relocator kit.
- re-greased steering head, wheel bearings
- went over her with a fine tooth comb



She's now back together - and I'm excited to take her for a whirl !
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:28 PM   #8571
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Installed some bags,

Hi Can you tell us what panniers you fitted to bike and another photo? Look good.
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:57 AM   #8572
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:15 AM   #8573
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Hey gogo What route did you take to get there? I'm living in SoCal now and I that's a ride I HAVE to do!:

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Hey Monkey,

This particular road is here

We didn't explore enough, but I think the area offers a lot of potential.

As far as getting there, we unfortunately slabbed it the entire way (15-215-395). I imagine there are much more imaginative ways to get there, but only having a weekend to get somewhere on the other side of LA often presents time restrictions.

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Old 10-03-2013, 03:55 PM   #8574
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I took a day of vacation to stay home so the cable guy could fiddle with our cable. Turns out it's a bad cable. The one inside the wall. To the big screen TV. Boo.
Went wireless. Makes the next step easier.

While all that was going on, I worked on the bike. Pulled the tanks and installed the Black Dog second fan, and a power outlet in the glovebox.
Getting the tanks back in place was a bit of a puzzle. I figured it out, but not before getting pretty tired of all the up and down rolling around on the garage floor.

No lift, I used to ride a GS Adventure so you know I'm cheaper than a KLR rider.

Anyway, The socket:


The second fan:


I put the fuse for the socket in this area too. Zip-tied to the frame.

Better images of the bags I installed last night, Touratech Zega Pro 31L. The top box and rack are on order as well but the rack was taking a bit so they will send them together when the rack shows up.










And my new helmet showed up.



Time for some HumVee Graphics I think.
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Old 10-04-2013, 06:41 PM   #8575
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re-worked the forks. new springs and valving. Don at ZR1 suspension has always done me good, plus he lives 10 mins from my home. if i don't like it or want some changes, i just take them back. no problems at all.

then topped it off with a racing stripe. wanted to do it in reflective tape but couldn't get it to work due to the curve of the fender. ended up just taping it off and shooting some paint and clear coat. looks pretty good if you ask me.



can't wait to get it all put back together and run it!

laters,

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Old 10-04-2013, 08:50 PM   #8576
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re-worked the forks. new springs and valving. Don at ZR1 suspension has always done me good, plus he lives 10 mins from my home. if i don't like it or want some changes, i just take them back. no problems at all.

then topped it off with a racing stripe. wanted to do it in reflective tape but couldn't get it to work due to the curve of the fender. ended up just taping it off and shooting some paint and clear coat. looks pretty good if you ask me.



can't wait to get it all put back together and run it!

laters,

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Old 10-04-2013, 09:08 PM   #8577
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Finished loading it up for Baja. Driving through Oregon as I type this.



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Old 10-05-2013, 02:50 AM   #8578
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My wife and I rode to Mt. Whitney over the weekend.





A few years ago (when we were still living on the East Coast), I was reading cycle world and was looking at this article that had this picture in it.



I said to myself "Self, if you're ever out there, you should go to that turn and slide through it too."



Well, we didn't capture my sidewaysness as well, and the picture's not quite as good, but it was still pretty cool to point at a picture in a magazine and ride through it years later.
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Old 10-05-2013, 05:50 AM   #8579
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Thumb Installed 2" Rox Risers

Installed 2" Rox Risers: a bit finnicky with the cable lengths, but eventually got it all to work nicely. My back is much happier now!



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Old 10-05-2013, 11:27 AM   #8580
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got it put back together. took a quick spin and things definitely feel more plush and not so harsh on the top. will have to get it out in the dez and see about the bottoming though. that was my biggest complaint. i could ride the bike faster than it could handle, hopefully this solves that problem.



also cleaned the garage, but that's not really that exciting....

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