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Old 03-16-2013, 05:31 PM   #21691
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No problem. Thanks anyway Mike. I will be faster when you mention the Honda.
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:11 PM   #21692
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Times they are a changing

Beaubier on a Yamaha won the Daytona 200 today. But the big news was that two, not one but two, women finished in the top 10. Wow. That is great.

Daytona 200 results

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Old 03-16-2013, 07:00 PM   #21693
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Pulled the exhaust of the WR to clean it up. The header looked to be covered in dirt and rusting. I had plans for cleaning and then painting it with height temp header paint. I was surprised as I cleaned all the caked on dirt to discover it must be made of stainless.


I'm thinking I'll still finish cleaning it up and paint it. The parts back from the header has several sections of the finish rubbed off by sand dirt and mud from the rear tire.
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:23 PM   #21694
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You got a nephew in the scouts or something?
You must have forgotten about the rent a tent venture.
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:39 PM   #21695
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:15 AM   #21696
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Beaubier on a Yamaha won the Daytona 200 today. But the big news was that two, not one but two, women finished in the top 10. Wow. That is great.

Daytona 200 results

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LOL! Jeff...We were going to watch the 200 this afternoon on Speed Channel! Why did I log on this morning!? I should have known better! LOL! Oh well, it should still be fun to watch.
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:24 AM   #21697
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LOL! Jeff...We were going to watch the 200 this afternoon on Speed Channel! Why did I log on this morning!? I should have known better! LOL! Oh well, it should still be fun to watch.
Ooops. My bad. Sorry Dude.

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Old 03-17-2013, 07:20 AM   #21698
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Pulled the exhaust of the WR to clean it up. The header looked to be covered in dirt and rusting. I had plans for cleaning and then painting it with height temp header paint. I was surprised as I cleaned all the caked on dirt to discover it must be made of stainless.


I'm thinking I'll still finish cleaning it up and paint it. The parts back from the header has several sections of the finish rubbed off by sand dirt and mud from the rear tire.
Why bother painting stainless? It's not going to rust. Just use a wire wheel or steel wool occasionally to clean the crud off.

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Old 03-17-2013, 08:53 AM   #21699
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Why bother painting stainless? It's not going to rust. Just use a wire wheel or steel wool occasionally to clean the crud off.
Also, as you clean stainless steel, always use Scotchbrite or a woven material, never a wire wheel. If you can find a stainless brissel wire wheel, that would work, but woven products for cleaning are best.

If you use a carbon wire wheel(a standard wire wheel), the carbon and iron from it will deposit on the surface and you will get surface rust. It does not penetrate and cause harmful corrosion, but just cause it to look bad faster.

I didn't think I would ever use my past life experiences for good...

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Old 03-17-2013, 09:29 AM   #21700
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Also, as you clean stainless steel, always use Scotchbrite or a woven material, never a wire wheel. If you can find a stainless brissel wire wheel, that would work, but woven products for cleaning are best.

If you use a carbon wire wheel(a standard wire wheel), the carbon and iron from it will deposit on the surface and you will get surface rust. It does not penetrate and cause harmful corrosion, but just cause it to look bad faster.

I didn't think I would ever use my past life experiences for good...

HAPPY ST. PATTIES DAY!!!
Soda-blasting also works well. Not too abrasive, but gets rid of the crud build-up and leaves a sparkling finish.

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Old 03-17-2013, 09:33 AM   #21701
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Fogging Face Shield

Call me crazy but with all the talk last week about Gortex and how to treat it I decided to test my gear this morning in the pouring rain. So out I went. Before I could get to the highway my face shield fogged up and I couldn't see two cars ahead of me. Back to the house I went.

To make a long story short I gathered all the anti-fog crap I could find in the house. Motorcycle, scuba, car .... anything I had that said anti-fog. After five or six trips out and back into the rain the ONLY thing that worked was Cascade dishwashing soap. I put one drop on the tip of my finger, rubbed it into the inside of the shield and bam .... even in the pouring rain it never fogged.

In regard to the Gortex gear, everything did well. From the gloves to the boots all I had was a small wet spot on my left forearm. Since the rain didn't bead up like its supposed to do I guess its time to re-treat the Gortex. I love my Sidi Boots!

Its time for some green beer.
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:34 AM   #21702
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OK, I won't bother painting it. I used a little WD40, shop towels and elbow grease to clean it up so far. Mostly I had been worried about rust because what was caked on did look like surface rust. The muffler was painted previously and has many places where there is just shiny metal now because of dirt getting kicked up by the rear wheel.
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:35 AM   #21703
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Call me crazy but with all the talk last week about Gortex and how to treat it I decided to test my gear this morning in the pouring rain. So out I went. Before I could get to the highway my face shield fogged up and I couldn't see two cars ahead of me. Back to the house I went.

To make a long story short I gathered all the anti-fog crap I could find in the house. Motorcycle, scuba, car .... anything I had that said anti-fog. After five or six trips out and back into the rain the ONLY thing that worked was Cascade dishwashing soap. I put one drop on the tip of my finger, rubbed it into the inside of the shield and bam .... even in the pouring rain it never fogged.

In regard to the Gortex gear, everything did well. From the gloves to the boots all I had was a small wet spot on my left forearm. Since the rain didn't bead up like its supposed to do I guess its time to re-treat the Gortex. I love my Sidi Boots!

Its time for some green beer.
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:42 AM   #21704
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SPOT transponder info needed

I've never considered using one, but that video of "where the F#ck is the bike" got me rattled. For the TAT this summer, I might consider it for Joe and I. That way his family could track our progress too.

Anyone here use one, and could offer me some advice? You can email me or PM me to keep it out of the way of the food discussions......

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Old 03-17-2013, 10:05 AM   #21705
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I've never considered using one, but that video of "where the F#ck is the bike" got me rattled. For the TAT this summer, I might consider it for Joe and I. That way his family could track our progress too.

Anyone here use one, and could offer me some advice? You can email me or PM me to keep it out of the way of the food discussions......

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Jeff,
during the Iron Butt I followed/tracked and assited a mutual aquaintence of ours, Roger Sinclair, on Spot. It was very settling to be able to see and know exactly where he was in the middle of the night when I was trying to keep him awake and on track. Might want to get in touch with him and querry his info on it as he for sure would be able to offer the in's and outs of it....his life was being wagered on it working.
On a side note, it really makes one get anxious when you expect to see movement, and it doesn't show any.... but a quick cell call can do wonders...
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