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    IN 50,000+ miles I have replaced the...

    IN 50,000+ miles I have replaced the regulator/rectifier on my '99 VFR .. and the oil/oil filter. That is it. (The chain is still the original and the oem reg/rec is a known issue .. the new oem...
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    I've owned a '97 VFR750 and my current '99 .. and...

    I've owned a '97 VFR750 and my current '99 .. and the 2002 was a step in the wrong direction IMNHO. Heavier and VTEC .. for what? None of the tests showed better mileage with the VTEC .. and you have...
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    Just came back from a both ways ride on the Blue...

    Just came back from a both ways ride on the Blue Ridge Pkwy and a few adjoining roads for total of about 950 miles of twisties and a further 750 miles there and back on my '99 VFR. I also have a 06...
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    I dunno .. it was pretty dang wet in Arizona this...

    I dunno .. it was pretty dang wet in Arizona this past Winter .. :-o
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    Three problems I see with ethanol in gasoline. 1)...

    Three problems I see with ethanol in gasoline. 1) It attracts water. 2) It breaks down faster than gasoline. 3) It dries out rubber parts in the fuel system of older machinery. (It is against the law...
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    I was stunned at the place Kanuck Kathi managed...

    I was stunned at the place Kanuck Kathi managed to go on a XT225! The lower suspension doesn't allow the speed of my 500exc .. but she got to most of the same places.

    ... and this has got me...
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    Glad to hear of your successful recovery from...

    Glad to hear of your successful recovery from your surgery and that you are still riding. Not surprised Norty and Teri visited you .. they are good peeps. Enjoy your upcoming trip. It seems so many...
  8. Thread: 2018 MotoGP

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    For 2019 .. with 2 races in the bag .. the Moto2...

    For 2019 .. with 2 races in the bag .. the Moto2 bikes have a lot more power this year with the Triumph 3 bangers. Drafting passes seem to be a bit more difficult to pull off .. more like MotoGP than...
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    Very cool bike! Neil and I were eating tacos in...

    Very cool bike! Neil and I were eating tacos in Douglas, AZ when a fellow came up and asked Neil if he was "noshoes" on ADV. Turns out the guy ran into Neil some years back in Mexico and they rode...
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    I'm better .. but still too sick to ride. :nono: ...

    I'm better .. but still too sick to ride. :nono: Gigi and Kathi are headed out this very minute though .. :razz:
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    She says she wants to be like me ... :-P But...

    She says she wants to be like me ... :-P

    But yeah ... she went up one mother of a hill a few days ago .. mebbe even tougher than I've tried. Kathi took a step forward when I dropped her tire...
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    The secret is running the equipment suitable to...

    The secret is running the equipment suitable to the conditions. I gotta couple of Northern friends who rip on ice with studded tires. I doubt you run race slicks on your trials bikes and I don't run...
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    I thought the less than perfect traction is what...

    I thought the less than perfect traction is what made off road interesting? Dirt, sand, mud, rocks, logs, water crossings .. definitely different than the relatively consistent asphalt/concrete of...
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    With an O ring chain the primary purpose of added...

    With an O ring chain the primary purpose of added lubrication is between the sprockets and the chain. I have found over 50 years of riding that 80/90 gear oil maximises the life of chain and...
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    When I had a kerosene heater I would soak a red...

    When I had a kerosene heater I would soak a red shop cloth is kerosene and wipe the chain thoroughly with it .. then re-lube with 80/90 gear oil. No kerosene stove now so I just spray the cloth with...
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    Yes I was kidding about "a place called the alps"...

    Yes I was kidding about "a place called the alps" .. :) .. I hear the weather is rather bleak in Germany right now .. but son Billy goes off to far shittier places from time to time. He rather likes...
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    Hey NR .. I got a boy in Germany now .. he's not...

    Hey NR .. I got a boy in Germany now .. he's not German either. Being from the NC beach he apparently thinks snow is something you swim thru ...
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    Cholla Teddy Bear Jumping Cactus. I was riding...

    Cholla Teddy Bear Jumping Cactus. I was riding with a fellow from Montana who mebbe because he had knee armor and heavy duty dungarees thought he didn't have to mindful of that little plant. Took a...
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    I'm running a Sedona MX 907 at 7.5 psi Rear and...

    I'm running a Sedona MX 907 at 7.5 psi Rear and a Shinko 216 mx Fat at 8.0 psi Front and the grip on these rocks down here is great. Puncture of the high pressure tube (100-110 psi) has happened but...
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    The big difference between running a regular (or...

    The big difference between running a regular (or hd) tube and tubliss on regular dirt bike is the ability to approach trials tires pressures without so much risk of pinch flats. Guys who were running...
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    Tubliss, any one with experience ..

    Checking my KTM rear tire before heading to AZ I'm in definite need of a new rear tire. While researching tires appropriate to Western AZ I kept coming across folks talking about Nitromousse and...
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    Looks like Wilmington,NC is going to take a...

    Looks like Wilmington,NC is going to take a direct hit. Wind force down nearly 50%. But surge and rainfall may create massive flooding. Make that "may" a "probably" or even "undoubtedly". Bad stuff....
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    I don't usually pay much attention to any weather...

    I don't usually pay much attention to any weather forecast beyond 3 days but the forecasting on this has stayed pretty steady .. in a bad way. The bead seems to be on the Wilmington area .. but we...
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    One of the first things I do when I start flying...

    One of the first things I do when I start flying a new airplane (new to me) is a good deep full stall from altitude. I'm sure your friend did the same .. especially given this was an aerobatic...
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    A frequently repeated phrase in aviation is "The...

    A frequently repeated phrase in aviation is "The most dangerous part of a flight is the drive to the airport.." and while this may be true if you are flying in an airliner .. it is certainly not true...
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