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Old 08-27-2012, 10:12 AM   #51976
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Glad to hear the bike is back in shape. How did that air filter look?
After all that dusty gravel we did. I still haven't replaced mine.
The air filter was really dirty (which does not surprise me at all). Some of the fine dust had actually made it past the air filter. Tom originally thought that this may have contributed to the failed leakdown test, but when he got into the engine, he found that the pistons looked great (they still had some of the original machining marks on them) and the cylinder walls looked fine as well.

Your air filter could probably use some attention if mine is any indication, but at least it was dust that we were riding in and not mud.
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Old 08-27-2012, 12:23 PM   #51977
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Yup, we're in very different positions. I don't deal with loading the dirtbike (because it's a dual-sport in my case, and I ride to the dirt), so it's actually much more convenient for me to toss on the gear, jump on the bike, and go ride to dirt, even if it's a bit further away that mtn bike trails. I enjoy the ride down and back too in that case, where-as mtn-biking it's often more time sitting in the car than actually on the bike riding.

I honestly wish I was within riding distance to Mtn bike trails, although I probably never would have gotten into Dual-Sporting if that was the case.
If you're 40 minutes from Alum, that must mean you're on the other side of Columbus...if so, Chestnut Ridge is probably fairly close to you. It's north of Lancaster.
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:29 PM   #51978
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If you're 40 minutes from Alum, that must mean you're on the other side of Columbus...if so, Chestnut Ridge is probably fairly close to you. It's north of Lancaster.
that's no closer, he's in grovetucky
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:41 PM   #51979
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that's no closer, he's in grovetucky
26 miles give or take. Sounds like a great reason to buy one of these and get all your hobbies in one swing.

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Old 08-27-2012, 01:47 PM   #51980
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It's not bad, it'll scar. Life's hard, its harder when you do dumb shit.

Any magic to MC pant sizing or anything to watch our for? I have a meeting in Columbus on Wed afternoon, I plan to stop by IP after.
Nope, most I've found run pretty close to the right size or a smidge tighter. At least Olympia,klim, and Joe rocket are that way.
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Old 08-27-2012, 02:58 PM   #51981
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:02 PM   #51982
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26 miles give or take. Sounds like a great reason to buy one of these and get all your hobbies in one swing.

Yup, 27 miles to Chestnut Ridge; 35 minutes +/-. Never been there before. Is it fairly new? I quit that kind of riding shortly after Alum P2 opened.

I have thought more than once about building a bike rack on the motorcycle. But then I just remember how much I like/prefer motorcycling and decide it would hardly get used. I'm still reasonably new to dirtbiking, so I really have no interest in finding other hobbies right now. Perhaps years down the road when my metabolism shuts down and/or I grow tired of the same old same old dirt bike roads/trails within an easy hour or so ride, then I'll revisit Mtn biking. I really did enjoy it. But not quite as much as dual-sporting!
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:16 PM   #51983
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I'd probably like mountain biking and it's very good exercise. Anyone got a Giant Faith O for sale real cheap?
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:32 PM   #51984
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Yup, 27 miles to Chestnut Ridge; 35 minutes +/-. Never been there before. Is it fairly new?
Chestnut Ridge is brand new, just opened last year.
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:07 PM   #51985
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:56 PM   #51986
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Nice! Is your bike still stock? Any skid plate? You live down there near Marietta?
I have a Penske shock and Anakee IIs, no skid plate or crash bars yet. I am in MSTA and the Ohio rally was there this past weekend. The guy who lead us around on Saturday is a local. No way I woulda tried some of that stuff on my own! I live in the Columbus area.
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:04 PM   #51987
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I live in Devola, hit me up. What are you riding & who did you ride with? I think a guy down the street from me has a 400, he works at the Honda shop.
Super Tenere stock aside from a Penske shock and Anakee IIs. The local was Jim Mullins, I don't know where he works but I don't think it is a bike dealership. I live in Columbus. Not up is the Adventure ride at the Nutcracker 200!
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:10 PM   #51988
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Interesting! Why the aftermarket shock?
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:12 PM   #51989
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Yikes!!!

So, after changing the rear bearing on the F8GS ... special thanx to Shawn (Quickdraw) for the assist in getting the bearings out and the tire change that led to discovery of the bad bearings in the first place ... I re-installed the wheel and set about giving the chain a good scrubbing.

1st discovery ... Some nicks on the outer edge ... from some rocks I'd guess. Not a big deal.



2nd discovery ... look's like something is missing, doesn't it? Frickin' master link clip took a vacation. Lucky me. Really, really lucky.

Time to review clip installation procedures.

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Old 08-27-2012, 05:17 PM   #51990
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I won't have this thursday off, but next I have some vacation time might be persuaded to go down and ride it. It's sooo much more fun during the week.
Alright! I'm gone Thursday Sept. 13th and working Thursday Sept. 30th, but I'm free all the other Thursdays till the last one of October.

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