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Old 10-27-2012, 09:38 PM   #1666
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Something tells me you have a plan...

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Old 10-28-2012, 12:13 AM   #1667
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Thanks for highlighting the issues with the fender assembly. I will look into this as well.

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Old 10-28-2012, 05:18 AM   #1668
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Something tells me you have a plan...

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hey montana man, i always have a plan.

put the bike away, get out the sleds.

the area i rode just one week ago is supposed to get 2 feet of snow out of this big east coast storm. some of the more remote gravel roads might not be in shape to ride until late next spring.
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:25 AM   #1669
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Thanks for highlighting the issues with the fender assembly. I will look into this as well.

i wouldn't worry about it too much unless you plan on plenty of miles of rough road, like thousands.

fix it if you're planning a trip to Russia or Morocco, otherwise it's down the list somewhere...unless you want to preserve the seat covers before they break.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:01 AM   #1670
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large photos of...what? fuel containers?

if ya need something specific, i can try to get a photo.
actually the whole bike...I just got a new 24" monitor and it's begin' for large pictures
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:04 AM   #1671
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actually the whole bike...I just got a new 24" monitor and it's begin' for large pictures
the next photo of the completed bike will be after the new tail assembly and a new paint job.

a few other changes too.
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:06 AM   #1672
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the next photo of the completed bike will be after the new tail assembly and a new paint job.

a few other changes too.
sounds like a plan
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:51 AM   #1673
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i wouldn't worry about it too much unless you plan on plenty of miles of rough road, like thousands.

fix it if you're planning a trip to Russia or Morocco, otherwise it's down the list somewhere...unless you want to preserve the seat covers before they break.
Ok, It will be interesting to see what you can come up with.

New paint job!

Are you going with the white again or are you going to change it to some other color?
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:48 PM   #1674
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hey montana man, i always have a plan.

put the bike away, get out the sleds.

the area i rode just one week ago is supposed to get 2 feet of snow out of this big east coast storm. some of the more remote gravel roads might not be in shape to ride until late next spring.
Yeppers, the days are kinda short too. Time to do some wrenching, and other winter maintenance. Sleds would be fun, but bikes are enough of a money and time killer for me.

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Old 10-29-2012, 10:48 AM   #1675
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Yeppers, the days are kinda short too. Time to do some wrenching, and other winter maintenance. Sleds would be fun, but bikes are enough of a money and time killer for me.

David
ya want to spend some money real quick, just be in the path of these east coast storms. just bought 200 gals of gas and diesel just to be on the safe side if the power stays out for an extended period.

i'm wrenching too...on a balky generator. ethanol fuel is the death of small engines. had fuel conditioner in there too.

conditions here could be worse, lots worse.
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:37 PM   #1676
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Looks like you're going to get wet. Batten down the hatches mate.

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Old 10-29-2012, 06:38 PM   #1677
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Looks like you're going to get wet. Batten down the hatches mate.

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wet? 12" of rain in the last 48 hours, wind still gusting 50, no problem.

for you, that would mean 12' of snow in two days.

got my main generator fixed, that's all i care about. Lord help ya if you can't turn a wrench in these situations, not a prayer of finding a shop to fix it on short notice in this weather mess.
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:22 PM   #1678
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wet? 12" of rain in the last 48 hours, wind still gusting 50, no problem.

for you, that would mean 12' of snow in two days.

got my main generator fixed, that's all i care about. Lord help ya if you can't turn a wrench in these situations, not a prayer of finding a shop to fix it on short notice in this weather mess.
You mean you don't start it periodically to make sure it will run when you need it?

Sorry, my real job is maintenance supervisor, which means I'm the nag that asks if the operators have completed their annual maintenance on the equipment, including monthly starts on the emergency generators.

stay safe friend,
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:45 AM   #1679
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You mean you don't start it periodically to make sure it will run when you need it?
unexpected problem with this particular unit. my company sold and installed Caterpillar generators in partnership with the engine division of our regional Cat dealership for years, so you could say i'm familiar with the issues.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:49 PM   #1680
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, so you could say i'm familiar with the issues.
You mean if I just let it sit for 5 years it might be hard to start when I need it? Isn't the basement the perfect place for an emergancy generator (when its below sea level in a hurricane zone)? Why can't I run the exhaust through a 2" pipe to the roof?

We have 3600 and 3500 natural gas engines, I'm there with you.

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