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Old 03-15-2014, 07:38 AM   #76
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A 9am start at the SV usually means 10:30... For those of you not familiar with smurph time
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Old 03-15-2014, 02:20 PM   #77
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Damn. I was rolling through south Edmonton this AM. I would have stopped in. I put the battery back in the Tiger today and fired her up. Purred like a kitten and I confirmed the new heated liner works. The roads are mostly clear out here at The Cove, with the exception of the 20 yards in front of my garage which is still ice. The thermometer says +8 so hopefully soon.

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Old 03-15-2014, 02:25 PM   #78
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Hey Wet, drop me a line some time if you want to go for a ride.
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Old 03-16-2014, 07:29 AM   #79
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How much more did you guys get done after I left yesterday? Going at it again this morning? We gut the battery in the 650 and fired it up. Great big smile on her face. Next up I've got to get it moved so I can tear it apart...
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Old 03-16-2014, 08:54 AM   #80
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Great to hear you got her running - Rob and Whitey. Won't be long now.

Didn't do much else other than loosen the bars and raise them temporarily to see if there was any difference. Then clean up and vacuum garage.

Today we're gonna start at 10 am. Should be right on the money for start time today. Both have lots going on after 3.

Yesterday's wrenching went well. Rob and Tyler even stopped in to lend a hand getting the farkling done Pops bike.

Best quote of the day was from Rob, while laying on the ground aligning skid plate - 'I can't really tell if I'm straight or not'. I busted a gut. And of course lots of the usual 'that's what she said' comments.
Good times as usual.

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Old 03-16-2014, 10:27 AM   #81
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Starbucks has arrived...

Now time to wrench.
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Old 03-16-2014, 02:00 PM   #82
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Was another good day of wrenching. Rob and Kaleb showed up to help as well.
Pops got the case mounts done, bar risers, rad guards...

I installed new sprockets and cush bumpers on bedliner strom. Now maybe a ride if it warms up a couple more degrees.
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Old 03-16-2014, 02:31 PM   #83
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While you guys were busy wrenching, I was out exploring Strathcona County. I couldn't just stand idly by and let Rob have all the fun.



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Old 03-16-2014, 03:54 PM   #84
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Nice job, Whitey. Great day to get out too. Not too cold. Any issues getting out of the cove?

We were able to get a quick run to Leduc (and check on the house build) and test out the GS.



Hope we get a few more days of riding weather before the temp drops again.
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Old 03-16-2014, 04:15 PM   #85
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Nice job, Whitey. Great day to get out too. Not too cold. Any issues getting out of the cove?

Hope we get a few more days of riding weather before the temp drops again.
Nope, the Cove is pretty much clear. Just a few cms of slush in front of the garage (in the shade all day). Glad I made it out today..forecast for the next few is looking dim.

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Old 03-16-2014, 05:39 PM   #86
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I was on the Vstrom site and saw that you'd moved over here. I'm on this site everyday ( during the non riding season ) so I'll keep an eye on what's up. Living in the balmy south of the province I've been out a couple of times this year. Starting my wind training again for 2014.
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:00 PM   #87
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good bye fascism

hi guys

good to see everybody here. found the new admin a bit like musollini, the trains run on time, but nobody wants to ride the train.

mardaf, do those engine guards fit the 2014, rt1200? ordered the new machine, should be here in a couple of weeks, need bars etc, no one seems to have anything but promises. how is the fly by wire throttle?

smurph, you just got to get over what things look like that you can hide. why do you think the construction industry invented infinitely large escutcheons and elastic electrical plates, it was to make up for the lack of tools, technique an common sense so prevalent in the industry.

rob, good to see you are back in the riding fold, but blue???

chive on

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Old 03-16-2014, 09:58 PM   #88
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[QUOTE=SMURPH;23707405]Was another good day of wrenching. Rob and Kaleb showed up to help as well.
Pops got the case mounts done, bar risers, rad guards...

Big thanks to Smurph, Rob and Kalib for help on getting the GS equipped and ready to go, even if it was only for 50 km. Weather is changing for the worse again, spring can't get here soon enough.
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Old 03-16-2014, 10:02 PM   #89
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hi guys

good to see everybody here. found the new admin a bit like musollini, the trains run on time, but nobody wants to ride the train.

mardaf, do those engine guards fit the 2014, rt1200? ordered the new machine, should be here in a couple of weeks, need bars etc, no one seems to have anything but promises. how is the fly by wire throttle?

smurph, you just got to get over what things look like that you can hide. why do you think the construction industry invented infinitely large escutcheons and elastic electrical plates, it was to make up for the lack of tools, technique an common sense so prevalent in the industry.

rob, good to see you are back in the riding fold, but blue???

chive on

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Not sure about the guards for the RT but they are altrider guards and we were all real impressed with the quality. I talked with the designer at the BC bike show and ordered them from him on the spot. They are a small company but seem real good on the research and design of their parts.
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Old 03-16-2014, 10:08 PM   #90
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hi guys

good to see everybody here. found the new admin a bit like musollini, the trains run on time, but nobody wants to ride the train.
Great analogy! You are so right.

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smurph, you just got to get over what things look like that you can hide. why do you think the construction industry invented infinitely large escutcheons and elastic electrical plates, it was to make up for the lack of tools, technique an common sense so prevalent in the industry.
Nail on the head on that one. You get what you get these days.

Hope to get out riding with you!
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