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Old 06-28-2011, 07:51 PM   #50866
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Old 06-28-2011, 07:58 PM   #50867
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I had to read the over-n-over til I 'got it'.
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:06 PM   #50868
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I had to read the over-n-over til I 'got it'.
I haven't seen that as a sig line.

I have had to eat those words a few times.
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:17 PM   #50869
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I haven't seen that as a sig line.

I have had to eat those words a few times.
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:27 PM   #50870
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Well, in trying to save myself some work I made myself twice as much...

Decided I was going to polish the header pipe tonight. Well, being the smart guy I am I decided "Wire wheel? F#*@ that!" I got a glass beader! If you decide to polish your header pipe DON'T glass bead it! The finish it leaves will now take me 2 days to sand out. Yeh, I had all the paint stripped off in 3 min flat...but I see A LOT of sanding in my future!
Why not use oven cleaner or gasket remover to strip the paint without leaving any scratches, then go right into polishing. As you found out glass beading pitts the metal. Might be easier to ceramic coat it now... you have already done the surface prep.

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Old 06-28-2011, 08:33 PM   #50871
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I had to read the over-n-over til I 'got it'.
i didn't get it till i read your post lol

my turn...
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:45 PM   #50872
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i didn't get it till i read your post lol

my turn...
Hiya, Sistah. Only took me 60 sumptin' years to figure out some things.

OBTW: My Sister (59) rides a 130hp Ducati something, very fast. When She and the BIL take off, I know they'll wait for me at the next intersection.

I saw your RR, very cool.
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:07 PM   #50873
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same problem here. i was getting 46mpg consistently 2 years ago and it dropped & dropped now in the mid 30s. this is an FCR-MX 39. the last thing i did just last week was adjust the float to 10mm. maybe this is it? i hope the hell so
So along with bad mileage I'm also getting knocking under load (almost raspy sounding though) and sounds like small needles flying around in there under light load. Also, the engine vibrates through my feet starting at around 1/8 throttle but goes away with more throttle (even just a very tiny amount)...this is mostly in 3rd or 4th gear cruising around 50 or 60.

I had a friend suggest intake or exhaust manifold leak? Thoughts? Someone here suggested coil maybe. Still haven't looked at float level but I doubt that is problem (it will be to spite me).

Can I trust a Suzuki dealer to fix this right? I'm at my wits end. Haven't had much luck locating dr guru near Boston.
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:28 PM   #50874
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Looks like you guys got yourselves into a predicament due to poor planning.

I was in the Mendocino National Forest earlier this month. With proper planning, here's my view at dinner and at breakfast the following morning:




I like adventure, but shy away from adversity.

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Old 06-28-2011, 09:41 PM   #50875
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Looks like you guys got yourselves into a predicament due to poor planning.

I was in the Mendocino National Forest earlier this month. With proper planning, here's my view at dinner and at breakfast the following morning:



I like adventure, but shy away from adversity.

Lex
It was well planned but yes some adversity,just the way I like it.
It was a late afternoon start on that track, (8100km total) a night in the mud and drizzle was on the cards from the word go.
It was just a matter of pushing on to get to the high ground which was just after the first pic.
There were two headlights somewhere down there.



Now this was due to not following my own rules.
A 200 km ride turning into 1700 kms.
Nothing 5 minute araldite didn't fix after a tow from old mates Tenere

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Old 06-28-2011, 10:23 PM   #50876
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Sometimes you have no choice but to press on ... you know where you are ... but aren't sure you can make it to where you need to get to.

Then you get to do 20 more miles of this ... and wish for a real dirt bike!



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Old 06-28-2011, 11:18 PM   #50877
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Adventure vs Adversity

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Sometimes you have no choice but to press on ... you know where you are ... but aren't sure you can make it to where you need to get to.

Then you get to do 20 more miles of this ... and wish for a real dirt bike!



The road by the shore looks like adventure; the sand road falls within my idea of adversity - I'm not that good of a rider, and too old to learn better.

I limit myself to roads such as these:





This was the path into my camping spot shown previously:


I'm especially careful when riding in the forests alone.

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Old 06-28-2011, 11:37 PM   #50878
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Sometimes you have no choice but to press on ... you know where you are ... but aren't sure you can make it to where you need to get to.

Then you get to do 20 more miles of this ... and wish for a real dirt bike!



Correct Mr Grifter...

Sadly we live in a world where if you go to your local parts counter,you will most likely be served by some tweeb with arms covered in ink and a silly hat on sideways.
They might even have done a million arm curls but chicken thin legs will be protruding from their name brand cargo's.
I grew up in a time where a 1/4 acre was a normal residential plot.
Your mum had a 'vege garden down the back.
Building rafts and having dirt fights was normal,it was a endless summer.
You even went on epic push bike rides with mates,you air rifle broken down so it would fit in a sack on the rear carrier.
Milk was 4 cents a pint and came in a glass bottle with a foil top.
There was only one kind of milk then,cows milk.
You had to drink your compulsory half pint at primary school,if you were lucky it hadn't sat in the sun to long.
You needed to drink it fast just encase a nuke landed,whether it had a hammer and sickle or stars and stripes on its side was debatable.

Those were the days,so easy.
Grow old disgracefully,never give in.
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:57 PM   #50879
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Below is my friend (on the right) who was 77 when this pic was taken in Moab. Notice the DR650. His buddy is 66.

The guy who took those Baja pics (last post) is my friend Bob ... a good sand rider for a 68 year old.

These guys somehow manage to get to the gym almost daily to work out. The old guy finally gave up dirt bikes last year at age 81. He may live forever. (I hope!)


Here is Photog Bob ... on the beach in Baja.

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Old 06-29-2011, 04:32 AM   #50880
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TrophyHunter put together a good DR link list here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...ostcount=50288

Welcome to the asylum.

Thanks for that mate - hope to be out there some time soon!
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