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Old 01-23-2013, 03:23 PM   #8191
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:48 PM   #8192
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Retired life

I love retired life. My biggest decision is which bike to ride . . .

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Old 01-23-2013, 07:39 PM   #8193
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I love retired life. My biggest decision is which bike to ride . . .

Great collection! Just need an SE in there to complete the 950 line up!
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:25 AM   #8194
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I just sold my SE (2 sets of wheels). . . The adventure is more practical for GA. If I lived out west I would have kept it.



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Old 01-24-2013, 08:12 AM   #8195
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Very nice! I would probably never use the full capabilities of an SE, but I would like to get one someday.

Right now for the riding I do the SM is just about perfect. A few mods and it will be perfect for my needs.

For us we probably get to start riding in may, so we got a while to wait yet!
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:14 PM   #8196
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i've always heard if you're unsure, choose the one in the middle.

nice collection btw.

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Old 01-24-2013, 03:39 PM   #8197
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The SM is my dream bike. I set it up for Aventures . . . . But decided to keep it as a road-only "trip my trigger" play bike.

It does travel well set up like this:



The add-on wind shield works well on the open road too.

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Old 01-24-2013, 04:46 PM   #8198
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The SM is my dream bike.
I think they're pretty awesome. I was looking for an SM/R when I happened upon an SMT. I think its a nice set up. I understand the change in the suspension between the SM and the SMT; just not sure I like it yet. Maybe I'll want to change to longer travel suspension in the future.
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:27 PM   #8199
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Nice setup, oil looks a little low

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The SM is my dream bike. I set it up for Aventures . . . . But decided to keep it as a road-only "trip my trigger" play bike.

It does travel well set up like this:



The add-on wind shield works well on the open road too.

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Old 01-24-2013, 09:14 PM   #8200
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I still love the looks of that skid plate. If I wasnt so damn cheap, I would go and buy one.

Alas Im cheap so gonna build one instead haha.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:49 AM   #8201
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I have found that KTM & SWMotech accessories are worth the $ when it comes to your " dream bike".
The best mod is the Seat Concepts seat . . . Really makes a difference on long rides.
Where is a good place to refresh tank decals?



Looks like a Stealth Fighter from the front:



Just add wings:

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Old 01-25-2013, 07:36 AM   #8202
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...Looks like a Stealth Fighter from the front...
Maybe.

But it sure isn't invisible to radar.

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Old 01-25-2013, 09:44 AM   #8203
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Mcmann your probably right about the price of modifications haha.

One thing, regarding the seat. Now I bought my bike used and Im assuming it has the stock seat. i dont find it that bad on long trips. I find that I usually need to get off of the bike to fuel up before any butt soreness occurs.

Maybe i just need a bigger tank? haha
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:51 PM   #8204
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Well finally got time to check valve clearences and all are okay except two that are barely out of tolerence range so i am buttoning her back up as is.

Intake range .10mm- .15mm
Exhaust range .25mm - .30mm


Front cylinder:

Exhaust
.279mm | .279mm
----------------------
.127mm | .127mm
Intake



Rear cylinder:

Intake
.127mm | .170mm
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.305mm |.279mm
Exhaust


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Well as i am down until March re-habing from knee surgery, i thought it was a good time to check the valves. Bought the bike with 5k on it and the PO had the original post break in valve check done. I have put about 15k on it myself, so got this far today. Anyone know if the HotCam Crf450R shims are the same size.

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Old 01-27-2013, 07:05 PM   #8205
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Can you kindly tell me where is this location of 489 curves and rute 421 is?...Looks like motorcycle haven.

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