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Old 05-17-2008, 09:42 AM   #811
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Hwy 20 opening weekend.

Here's a picture taken on hwy 20 headed toward Winthrop, Washington. On the return leg I passed a few cars on the way up the pass (behind the bike on the photo), stopped at the top to talk with my riding partners, and turned around to see the cars that I had just passed hit by an avalanche. Not sure if anyone was hurt as only one car made it through, a 4x4 Suburban, and his vehicle was toast. Highway crews were right there as it happened, and we heard another avalanche not too far away so we decided to head for home. I had a helmet cam on and took some footage of the carnage, but when I checked the video there was nothing.. Aaaargh!!

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Old 05-17-2008, 04:42 PM   #812
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Old 05-18-2008, 09:54 AM   #813
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I found a pretty cool solution to mounting my GPS. I was inspired by one of the guys at the Versys UK forum, and came up with this. I did have to spend $4 at Ace for some stainless hardware.



It's 100% reversable and only required a wee bit of grinding on the Ram mount base.



I have a Garmin Quest 2 on the way... my old Magellan Xplorist is dead.
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Old 05-18-2008, 10:01 AM   #814
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Do thet extend enough to double as forward pegs? Thanks
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As a matter of fact, they do. Your feet are a little high, but I imagine you'd get used to it. If nothing else, it gives you a different place to put your feet on a long trip. They feel sturdy enough!
Quick update: Went for a ride yesterday & tried out the sliders as foot rests. It feels awkward to me having my feet up that high. I also didn't feel as in control as I did with my feet on the pegs.
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Old 05-19-2008, 01:28 AM   #815
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Terrytori,

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Merci beaucoup Dog... i appreciate that.
Awesome b&w pix at last. I am tired of colour! Tell us what kind of end can is that? Scorpion? And what windshield? It doesnt look like the OEM to me.
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Old 05-19-2008, 06:39 AM   #816
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Awesome b&w pix at last. I am tired of colour! Tell us what kind of end can is that? Scorpion? And what windshield? It doesnt look like the OEM to me.
Thanks man... the can is indeed a Scorpion. It delivers fantastic,
full throated, music very similar to a 916 running through Termis or
perhaps a small block V8 @ full chat.

As for the screen... it's simply the stock screen turned upside down.

Delivers less turbulence imho and looks a little better to these eyes.

Can be done in about 2 minutes.

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Old 05-19-2008, 07:25 AM   #817
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Thanx Terrytori..

....and another Q, what kind of tank bag do you have? Brand?
Thanx again
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Old 05-19-2008, 06:10 PM   #818
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Another nice weekend on the Versys. The first picture is on old hwy76 just outside of Blairsville. The second and third ones are on hwy 60 at an overllok just south of Dockery Lake. It was Jame's first time riding in the mountains.



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Old 05-19-2008, 06:36 PM   #819
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Nice pics again!!
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Old 05-19-2008, 06:53 PM   #820
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OEM milage on rear

Mine is about shot at under 7000 miles. Tourance on order
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Old 05-19-2008, 06:56 PM   #821
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valves

had any body done thier own valves and how hard is it.
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Old 05-19-2008, 11:15 PM   #822
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Valve lash clearance check is recommended at every 24000 Kms (15000 miles). You just need to remove fuel tank, air box, air suction valve, stick coils, throttle cables, inlet pressure sensor hose and baffle plate to remove valve cover. This gives you plenty of space. Checking the clearance is very easy on a DOHC head, as is lifting the camshafts if any shim needs to be replaced.
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Old 05-21-2008, 03:13 AM   #823
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The 24000 mile valve adjustments are a great. The only thing better would be no adjustments.
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Old 05-21-2008, 06:45 AM   #824
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Apparently I'm a dumb-ass. How do the rear turn signals come off the bike? I found the little cover plate held on with the phillips screw, what's next?

My Givi stuff showed up last night
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Old 05-21-2008, 06:55 AM   #825
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Take the little plate off and pull the turn signals out of the mounting hole.
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