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Old 12-27-2012, 11:33 AM   #2551
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When I worked at Yamaha, we would start the TT's by hand! Engine warmed up of course. The magazine guys couldn't believe it...
I had an XT in the 80's.
I learned to 'push' the kick start rather than 'snap' it.
That and finding the compression stroke first.
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:14 PM   #2552
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you got me there...maybe a quick power wheelie or wheel tap in the whoops and i'm ready to get back to earth!
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:42 PM   #2553
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When I worked at Yamaha, we would start the TT's by hand! Engine warmed up of course. The magazine guys couldn't believe it...
I did that with a Kawasaki S3 2 stroke triple. Amazing how those old 2 strokes run!
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:09 PM   #2554
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Nanc and I drove the hack in to meet our Beemer buddies for coffee. A bit brisk at 27 deg. F, but that's what hacks are for. bundled up nice and warm. In fact, got a bit too warm while sitting around in Starbucks for 45 minutes. Halfway home the clutch cable snapped. Made for a fun, full throttle ride home. What stop signs? I didn't see any stop signs. Lugged and killed the engine 15 feet from the garage door. I'm grateful for making it that far. This is all part of having fun with a 30 year old bike.
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:55 PM   #2555
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A tip I learned from Oregon coast is to have a 2nd cable already threaded tgrough the bike, then all you have to do is hook it up with the tools you keep on the bike.
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:52 AM   #2556
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A tip I learned from Oregon coast is to have a 2nd cable already threaded tgrough the bike, then all you have to do is hook it up with the tools you keep on the bike.
Hi Paul! I've seen dualsporters do that. Run both clutch and brake cables next to the primary set, zip tie them in place, and you're ready to go.... Only I forgot to do that.

Happy New Years to you and yours!
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:40 AM   #2557
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Holy cow! At least you are out riding. The missus and I drove down from Bonners Ferry this morning and I can confirm we did not see any bikes out and about!
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:39 PM   #2558
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I have been tempted many times to fire up my KLX the past few days. But its just so hard to do a damn thing working grave shift. Oh well, hopefully that change soon...
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:23 PM   #2559
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I have a new rider on the sidecar. Mr. Gollum thought it would be fun to tag along.

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Old 12-30-2012, 04:09 PM   #2560
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Helo everyone, looking for some contacts to ride with this coming season. I can't find any groups online so this is my first attempt other than posting on craigslist. I ride a 94 dr650 and like tearing around on mt spokane an such. If anyone could guide me to a group or something with rides that'd be awsome.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:31 PM   #2561
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Dillon, are you switching shifts?
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:04 PM   #2562
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Welcome Cobain! We'd be the perfect group for your kind of riding. Watch this thread, this is typically where we post up our rides.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:27 PM   #2563
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Thanks ill be whatching
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:37 AM   #2564
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We'll be having a get together here in a few weeks. I'll post it as soon as I come up with a location. All you new people come out and meet the other riders. There is a variety of riding styles you be able to connect with some that enjoys the same type of riding you do.

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Old 12-31-2012, 03:55 PM   #2565
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Dillon, are you switching shifts?
Im hoping to, applied to switch to quality control on either day or swing shift.
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