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Old 08-21-2013, 08:15 AM   #361
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:06 AM   #362
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The tale of 24 Fasteners

Let’s assume that you have 24 fasteners between you and the bottom of your spark plugs. Now let’s assume that you artfully put all 24 fasteners into the correct locations and then “test” fire your bike. But now let’s assume the bike idles rough, really rough.

Then let’s assume your A1 Prime troubleshooter’s first response is “take is back down”. Assume your primal desire to squish his head (from Saturday Night Live) is suppressed. Assume you re-work the same 24 fasteners, this time artfully including 2-3 “test” fires at key reassembly points (which go splendidly well).

Now let’s assume you are back at stage 1 with the “test” fire…..but the bike idles rough, really rough. After a brief sigh, and some more basic trouble shooting, A1 Prime realizes the problem is the throttle cable needs to be adjusted. The complete irony is that somehow BMW actually located the throttle adjustment where a mere mortal could actual get to it (on the handle bar). It’s crazy because in the last 50,000 miles I’ve never needed to adjust the throttle cable (unlike the clutch cable which is at the bottom of the universe location).

Grrrrrr, 72 fastners later she purrs like a kitten.
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:23 AM   #363
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:27 AM   #364
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Let’s assume that you have 24 fasteners between you and the bottom of your spark plugs. Now let’s assume that you artfully put all 24 fasteners into the correct locations and then “test” fire your bike. But now let’s assume the bike idles rough, really rough.

Then let’s assume your A1 Prime troubleshooter’s first response is “take is back down”. Assume your primal desire to squish his head (from Saturday Night Live) is suppressed. Assume you re-work the same 24 fasteners, this time artfully including 2-3 “test” fires at key reassembly points (which go splendidly well).

Now let’s assume you are back at stage 1 with the “test” fire…..but the bike idles rough, really rough. After a brief sigh, and some more basic trouble shooting, A1 Prime realizes the problem is the throttle cable needs to be adjusted. The complete irony is that somehow BMW actually located the throttle adjustment where a mere mortal could actual get to it (on the handle bar). It’s crazy because in the last 50,000 miles I’ve never needed to adjust the throttle cable (unlike the clutch cable which is at the bottom of the universe location).

Grrrrrr, 72 fastners later she purrs like a kitten.
I didn't realize your orange bike had KTM blood....
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:56 AM   #365
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Believe me I wasn't I thinking that! Worse, I now shutter how long I might be on the trail if I flood this one out following you (e.g. one that rides with fishes)
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:49 AM   #366
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Believe me I wasn't I thinking that! Worse, I now shutter how long I might be on the trail if I flood this one out following you (e.g. one that rides with fishes)
No worries...just maintain the same operational mode as last time...
I'll swim, you play life guard...
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Old 08-22-2013, 01:32 PM   #367
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made a reservation for Sunday in Sudbury

If anyone has a better suggestion or objects let me know but I went ahead and made a reservation for two rooms for us in Sudbury for Sunday 8.25.13 at

Comfort Inn(CN305)
2171 Regent St. S., Sudbury, ON, CA, P3E 5V3
Phone: (705)522-1101

We can cancel up to 4 pm on 8.25 if we change our plans.....
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Old 08-22-2013, 02:16 PM   #368
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The time has come to depart this thread...

Off to Ride Reports We GO!!

SoMD ADV Riders Present: 55th Parallel, But Whose Counting--A Trans Taiga Adventure
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