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Old 09-10-2011, 08:27 PM   #39661
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What is cheaper and easier to replace? Brake pads and rotor, or clutch plates and possibly transmission?

my thoughts exactly...."engine braking is for emergency situations" is my line of thinking
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:35 PM   #39662
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my thoughts exactly...."engine braking is for emergency situations" is my line of thinking
However, anyone that has witnessed how I ride knows I am not awfully worried about babying my bike.

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Old 09-10-2011, 09:20 PM   #39663
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I changed out the tires on the Vee today, new Shinkos front and back for the trip, pulled the 705 bias ply off the front and noticed some blocks were starting to delaminate.

That would be cause for concern, except the tire has 18k on it. Pretty good lifespan for a cheapo front tire. Rode great to the end.

BTW, does anyone have a good method of keeping mice out of a damned bike? For the 3rd time in 3 years, I found mice had gotten under my seat and chewed the fucking wires...this time shorting out my tail light. Took me 2 hours to re-wire the damned thing.

I've tried mothballs...apparently they are like Fabreeze to a mouse, makes them feel comfy and want to settle down. I tried some kind of barrier/stink stuff they sell at Lowes, and as far as I know the mouse not only enjoyed this smell but it got him sexually aroused and had to work out his frustrations on some 14 gauge wire.
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:25 PM   #39664
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I changed out the tires on the Vee today, new Shinkos front and back for the trip, pulled the 705 bias ply off the front and noticed some blocks were starting to delaminate.

That would be cause for concern, except the tire has 18k on it. Pretty good lifespan for a cheapo front tire. Rode great to the end.

BTW, does anyone have a good method of keeping mice out of a damned bike? For the 3rd time in 3 years, I found mice had gotten under my seat and chewed the fucking wires...this time shorting out my tail light. Took me 2 hours to re-wire the damned thing.

I've tried mothballs...apparently they are like Fabreeze to a mouse, makes them feel comfy and want to settle down. I tried some kind of barrier/stink stuff they sell at Lowes, and as far as I know the mouse not only enjoyed this smell but it got him sexually aroused and had to work out his frustrations on some 14 gauge wire.
How about mouse poison bait? I use it in the barn around the vehicles. Only thing I worry about is the dogs finding a dead mouse and eating it and getting poisoned. Short of that, mouse traps. Lots of them!
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:30 PM   #39665
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However, anyone that has witnessed how I ride knows I am not awfully worried about babying my bike.

same here...

hence:
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Old 09-11-2011, 04:19 AM   #39666
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BTW, does anyone have a good method of keeping mice out of a damned bike?
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Old 09-11-2011, 04:27 AM   #39667
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Old 09-11-2011, 04:32 AM   #39668
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Old 09-11-2011, 05:01 AM   #39669
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You mean the one that didn't even know there was a national enduro in their 'hood? Stopped there a couple weekends ago to get directions, all I got was
Maybe they have tires
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Old 09-11-2011, 05:10 AM   #39670
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Anyway, I took the tire and wheel up to Mathias, and they switched it out in about 10 minutes. .
How is everything at Mathias? I used to go there all the time but then started going to Re-psycle. Never had any trouble at Mathias, always like the feel of the shop just stopped going. Jamie still there by chance? Can't remember the other mechanic, top notch guys in my book.
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Old 09-11-2011, 05:50 AM   #39671
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How is everything at Mathias? I used to go there all the time but then started going to Re-psycle. Never had any trouble at Mathias, always like the feel of the shop just stopped going. Jamie still there by chance? Can't remember the other mechanic, top notch guys in my book.

I stop in ever now and then but only know the owner, Gene. Met him way back in the early '80's when he bored out my 1st KTM (420). Said if he had more time, he'd just "honed" it to the next size while I was there. Yes, it was well beyond the service limit.
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Old 09-11-2011, 06:33 AM   #39672
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Old 09-11-2011, 06:47 AM   #39673
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How do you get the ripple effect?

Nice music.
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Old 09-11-2011, 07:11 AM   #39674
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Nice music.
Needs more cow bell!
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Old 09-11-2011, 07:16 AM   #39675
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. Jamie still there by chance?.
Don't know if he's still there I lost touch with him. We used to party it up at BMW rallies, make the blue hairs shake their heads. He had a girl back then that was a lot of fun. I won't bore you with the story about skinny dipping in Lake Snowden. Or female nudity at the Airheads tent.
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