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Old 04-22-2013, 05:07 PM   #301
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.....professionally taken care of until Terry got it and ran it without oil that one day. The JB weld story is a good one too. My bike is now in Mobile Al. Just thought I'de share a couple pics with you. Congrats on a nice bike = sorta of!

Just kiddin bout the bad stuff, funny right?
Not too funny, his check hasn't cleared yet!
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:37 PM   #302
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Not too funny, his check hasn't cleared yet!
At least you know where he works.
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:54 PM   #303
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Terry's a long time commercial pilot.. If anyone here knows the importance of keeping a vehicle well maintained it's him!
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:13 PM   #304
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Try not to loop it
No crash yet! Registered the bike at the DMV today then took it out to break it in some. Headed out from my house down Breakheart Hill Road into Arcadia to the sand pit and played there a bit, then drove west on RT165 past Beach Pond then left turn up the hill and rode the the loop section from 165 - Green Fall Campground then reversed the route back home, 31 miles in all.

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2013 Husqvarna TE310R at Green Fall Campground

Bike is pretty good. By the time I turned to return home I was getting used to the bike and running pretty fast (for me). A few farkles and perhaps get the EFI remapped as it seems to be running lean, and I should be all set.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:16 PM   #305
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That's a nice looking bike, Terry.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:19 PM   #306
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Terry,

good luck with the new bike! first word of caution. get rid of that hanging rear fender, it comes off pretty easy (ask fourty2ri how i know). Mine lasted less than one 1/2 the lower loop
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:21 PM   #307
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Terry,

good luck with the new bike! first word of caution. get rid of that hanging rear fender, it comes off pretty easy (ask fourty2ri how i know). Mine lasted less than one 1/2 the lower loop
Yeah, no time to get that done by this weekend, but it's on the to-do list.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:23 PM   #308
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I got out for a bit of a ride myself, still haven't hosed the mud off since last time.

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Old 04-22-2013, 06:25 PM   #309
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Saaaaaweeeet! Congrats Terry! Welcome to the club. My choice for next little bike.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:52 PM   #310
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I got out for a bit of a ride myself, still haven't hosed the mud off since last time.
What, I'm supposed to hose the mud off?? I thought I just have to sweep if of the garage floor. Damn, guess I'll have to go to HD and get a hose for next Monday.

Add one more CnR noob to your list. Fabricated quick release luggage racks this weekend, perfect for rigging my rubbermaid luggage.

Now I just have to determine if I really want to swap out the stock rubber on Friday afternoon since they delayed shipping them, or head out and "relax" in CnR style
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:54 PM   #311
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Rob... What happened to the cutting board on the back? That rack looks like an expensive piece of machined aluminum but maybe it's just weird lighting in the photo reflecting the trellises of the bridge..?

Terry.. even before I scrolled down and saw jxg's post I was going to say, "Sweet bike but that license plate/turn signal/brake light set up has to go!".. I'm still jealous of your new ride though.

Chris.. I don't know what you were planning to use with the hitch you eventually get for your TDI but I got this coupon from harbor freight today...



$99.99 and it can supposedly haul a KLR650 (as shown in the listing) which I am pretty sure weighs over their 400# rating! I personally wouldn't put a KLR on that hitch hauler but that's just me... I tend to scale back HF ratings by at least 10%-20% if not more... Mr. T and others have been using that hitch hauler to move trail bikes with no major problems for quite a while though.. It's not the best but the price is right..
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:09 PM   #312
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What, I'm supposed to hose the mud off?? I thought I just have to sweep if of the garage floor. Damn, guess I'll have to go to HD and get a hose for next Monday.

Add one more CnR noob to your list. Fabricated quick release luggage racks this weekend, perfect for rigging my rubbermaid luggage.

Now I just have to determine if I really want to swap out the stock rubber on Friday afternoon since they delayed shipping them, or head out and "relax" in CnR style
Welcome noob. You will probably have more issues keeping the luggage on if the traveling gets rough. Don't worry about tires too much on my ride. There's a few mud puddles but they can be skirted on pretty much any tire. Venture into the middle of a big one, and you could have problems.

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Rob... What happened to the cutting board on the back? That rack looks like an expensive piece of machined aluminum .
Yes, I upgraded the rack. I got it from a fellow ADVer. It's super nice.
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:38 PM   #313
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tmlee, I hope my previous experience on one of the bikes in your stable won't dissuade you from letting me hop on the little TE! There's no possible way that could happen again

boinoodle, in true CNR style, you should bring the rubber and do the swap at camp. True Redbeard style.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:40 PM   #314
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tmlee, I hope my previous experience on one of the bikes in your stable won't dissuade you from letting me hop on the little TE! There's no possible way that could happen again
Sure you can take it for a spin, just give me a few minutes to cover it with bubble wrap first.
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:44 AM   #315
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boinoodle, in true CNR style, you should bring the rubber and do the swap at camp. True Redbeard style.
Thanks for the offer on changing my rubber for me, But tracking has them showing up on Monday, not Friday. So I guess I get another week of pretending I have traction. One good thing is I'll now be able to hit the road early afternoon Friday.

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Welcome noob. You will probably have more issues keeping the luggage on if the traveling gets rough.
Since I designed the racks to be removable with three bolts, I hope not to have any extra luggage for the ride. But being wet behind the ears, it's all speculation.
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