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Old 06-26-2013, 09:08 AM   #46
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Yes, fortunately we do. There is even a stretch of road known as "The
Little Dragon".

I'm also about 1 hour from the gate to Sequoia/Kings Canyon NP and 2 hours from Yosemite. I do plan on riding to both this summer with a buddy or two. Of course, pics if it happens. It's also about 3 hours to the Ocean, with some smaller winding mountain passes. Love this bike!
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:34 PM   #47
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So, I decided to see if I could get to Sequoia NP

Went out with no real intention of going that far, but as the miles passed, and with my new found confidence in my Aprilia's ability to go the distance, I thought I'd see if I could get to Sequoia/Kings Canyon NP. I did. Unfortunately, I got to the entrance and just turned around, LOL! It made for a great ride though, about 110 miles round trip and the road was beautiful.

My destination, somewhere in the distance:


A little overlook, about 2500 feet up.


Well, you know, just because...


A quarter mile from the entrance:
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Old 03-29-2014, 08:48 PM   #48
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Spring is here...

Been here almost all year actually. Went for my first "real ride" of the year this morning. I commute most days but haven't been out for pleasure really.

Some pics:





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Old 03-30-2014, 06:44 AM   #49
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These photo threads are so delicious. The only bummer is that they eventually fall by the wayside, and unless we have too much free time, don't get to see those that are so worthy of a read. My Firefox bookmarks folder is starting to get the size of a small novel.
On a happy note, temp is going to get up to 50 today for the first time since last November, I think, and will finally get to take the bike out of storage for 'good', and go for a ride.

(OK, OK, but it's nice to dream...)
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Old 04-02-2014, 05:38 PM   #50
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Took our Sports City over for a complete service, everything from the air filter to the belt to rollers, add a usb port to the windshield support, install the euro turn signals and whatever else it might be prudent to do before I leave next month for Alaska. Looks like between mid May and mid June it will get a bit over 5,000 miles added to its odometer.

New larger topcase is sitting here waiting to replace the smaller Givi that was on it. A new waterproof roll top duffle be filled. Need to reactivate the Spot and upload the maps to the GPS as well but those may wait until after I return from Atlanta.
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:25 PM   #51
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I need some help! How can I repair or replace the following part or parts for the kill switch

Officially it's the picture after this

Here is the culprit, the plastic piece on the spring is broken



Any advice is appreciated
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Old 04-07-2014, 06:54 AM   #52
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Glue it?
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:36 AM   #53
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I had the same issue with my switch. It was covered under warranty. I would go that avenue.
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:14 AM   #54
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If not warrantied you could order a new one from AF1.
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Old 04-07-2014, 03:52 PM   #55
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What is the blue-green looking spooge coming out of the switch?
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Old 04-07-2014, 05:16 PM   #56
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I placed an order from Af1. Hopefully it's in stock; $3 part, $9 shipping oh well as long as it arrives I'm good.

I was wondering if the green stuff was corrosion, it was suggested that it was over on the Ape forum.
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Old 04-08-2014, 11:14 AM   #57
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I placed an order from Af1. Hopefully it's in stock; $3 part, $9 shipping oh well as long as it arrives I'm good.

I was wondering if the green stuff was corrosion, it was suggested that it was over on the Ape forum.
It looks like corrosion. I used to be the electrical guru at a Toyota dealership shop and often saw the same thing on harness connectors located in damp parts of the car body like under carpeting back in the 70s. More recently connectors tend to be in dryer places and/or treated with white lithium grease to prevent this.
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Old 04-17-2014, 08:02 PM   #58
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I placed an order from Af1. Hopefully it's in stock; $3 part, $9 shipping oh well as long as it arrives I'm good.

I was wondering if the green stuff was corrosion, it was suggested that it was over on the Ape forum.
Was the kill switch in stock?
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Old 04-17-2014, 10:35 PM   #59
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Yeah, it took 4 days to arrive and 5 minutes to replace. Less than $9 delivered. Af1 is amazing!

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Old 04-18-2014, 10:03 PM   #60
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Glad Af1 had the part and you are back on the road.
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