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Old 05-12-2013, 04:10 PM   #1246
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As I said in my lengthy post above, I suspect others have been riding a bit too fast for the conditions and getting a wake up call from the tires.

Comments are like assholes, everyone has them and sometimes they stink...

YMMV

I agree with Macadamia,
I am going on my 4th set of K60's with over 50,000 miles on them. I never had any problems with them. It's all about the respect you have for the conditions and the tires. Ride smart
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Old 05-12-2013, 05:15 PM   #1247
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Replaced the oil seal and the dust boot on one side of the front suspension. What came out was red. The stuff that went in was clear. Was the oil from the factory red or did somebody put transmission fluid in it?
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:31 PM   #1248
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Busy weekend

Installed GPS on Friday and drove up to Red bluff, Ca.
Saturday morning drove to Rick Mayer to have saddles redone. Had a great time at Ricks visiting with other riders who were all getting seats redone. This morning left Red Bluff an headed west on Highway 36. 140 miles of of curves two up what a beautiful ride. Ricks seats were great all the way south back down 101 to bay area.
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:33 PM   #1249
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Replaced the oil seal and the dust boot on one side of the front suspension. What came out was red. The stuff that went in was clear. Was the oil from the factory red or did somebody put transmission fluid in it?

Some oil used by service departments is red. Nothing to be concerned about!

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Old 05-12-2013, 09:25 PM   #1250
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:27 AM   #1251
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I drove past my GS/A in the garage with my car... I had to fill-up the car with gas too... first gas added to the car since December 7, 2012... My car has only been driven 206 miles since December 7, 2012...

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Old 05-13-2013, 07:25 AM   #1252
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Some oil used by service departments is red. Nothing to be concerned about!

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I just replaced both fork seals (one was leaking). The fork oil the dealer sold me was purple.
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:49 AM   #1253
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Installed GPS on Friday and drove up to Red bluff, Ca.
Saturday morning drove to Rick Mayer to have saddles redone. Had a great time at Ricks visiting with other riders who were all getting seats redone. This morning left Red Bluff an headed west on Highway 36. 140 miles of of curves two up what a beautiful ride. Ricks seats were great all the way south back down 101 to bay area.
Gotta love Hwy 36. I was up in that area last week also. Took 101 north then hwy 299 from Arcata to hwy 96 to Happy Camp. Hwy 48 out of Happy Camp was closed, but took it anyway (I'm on an Adventure bike anyway, right?) to 199 then on to Crater Lake, (lots of snow). Then I5 south to 96 west and home basically the same way. Took my time, three days. What a great ride, great bike.
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:46 PM   #1254
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Just went thru the better part of the 6000mi svc; changed oil, tranny fluid & final drive fluid. Added some dynabeads to the front and rear-need to get 'er up to speed and check it out. Checked and adjusted the valves.
Thanks JVB for the (video) encouragement.
I feel like she's ready for the RawHyde Adventure Rally at the Overland Expo this weekend!
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:31 AM   #1255
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:01 AM   #1256
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Why is it that crap wears out when: a) you least expect it, and b) when you just got some money stashed away for other projects?

The scene a couple of days ago.





Oh and I should also add why is it that the smallest parts are so well buried?
I was in town (LA) a few days ago and at an intersection I stalled the bike on take off. "WTF"? I was thinking. It was then that I started to notice that I was only getting clutch engagement at the very last part of the lever being released. When I got back home (interesting journey with imminent clutch issues), I tried bleeding it out but was getting nowhere so I ordered a new slave cylinder. "What do you mean it's $160 for something so small it could fit in your top shirt pocket"? Bring My Wallet indeed!
So anyway, that's now taken care of and one less thing to worry about for a few more years. While I had the tank off I also replaced the fuel filter and did the siphon mod to extend my travel range. The bike has gotten so good I just wish I had some extra $$$ so I could take off for a couple of weeks worth of ADV riding.
How on earth do you get the area under the tank so clean?
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:19 AM   #1257
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How on earth do you get the area under the tank so clean?
See these posts for all the details.
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....&postcount=929
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....&postcount=931
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:18 AM   #1258
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Not really bike related but it's all back together and running well so I took it out for a night run last night. I rode it over to a local studio to do a photo shoot to get promo shots for a new web series I will be appearing in.

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Old 05-15-2013, 12:13 PM   #1259
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Added ballast

Flew through a swarm of honey bees on the super slab and added a couple pounds of bee guts to the windscreen and visor...

Didn't affect my mileage though!
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:16 PM   #1260
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Local not international?

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Not really bike related but it's all back together and running well so I took it out for a night run last night. I rode it over to a local studio to do a photo shoot to get promo shots for a new web series I will be appearing in.

Looks like a good series. Is this for American TV?
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