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Old 01-28-2013, 06:37 PM   #56191
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...I even went mountain biking yesterday on the local bridle trails (no horses out there in those conditions).

I think I know where you were, I used to ride those trails too back in the 90's. Looks like down river a mile or 2 from the Mill across the next road maybe?
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:13 PM   #56192
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Great videos Entrepoonanny!

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Old 01-28-2013, 07:14 PM   #56193
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Rut roh....have a buddy who needs some quick cash and the only thing he has that is expendable is his CBR 900RR....I'm going to look at it tomorrow, I think i can get it for around $1000....if I don't like it, I figure I can flip it for double my money the first warm week of April.....It looks a twin to this.....

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Old 01-28-2013, 07:18 PM   #56194
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I think you should make it into a dirtbike.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:24 PM   #56195
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I think you should make it into a dirtbike.

The thought of making it into a Strom killer crossed my mind, especially considering how cheap it could possibly be had for and the fact it has around 40k on it.

You know, because I need some more projects.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:28 PM   #56196
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those 900s rock, 0 to 100 in a blink
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:39 PM   #56197
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Story time .....

Last July, during our trip to Colorado, our '10 Chevy Equinox died on I-70 about an hour shy of Denver. 5 gallons of fresh fuel, still cool from it's underground confinement, rectified the situation and we were able to continue our trip to Boulder. So ... either we ran it out of gas, with about 1/4 tank left on the gauge .... or the fuel pump was in the early stages of failure.

Not wanting to risk a problem up in the mountains, we had a local dealer look at the car ... and they replaced the fuel pump in the tank. Problem solved, right? Maybe not, read on.

Last week, prior to our holiday trip to Wisconsin, we took the Chevy to a dealer to check why the check engine light had come on twice in the past two weeks. Turns out there is another fuel pump attached to the engine ... and when that fuel pump goes bad fuel will leak into the crankcase, thinning the oil and causing premature wear. When the dealer checked the oil, it was 2 quarts low ... ~800 miles after the last oil change.

In medical terms, we've got a heart monitor and the doctor will tell us in a week our two, based on oil consumption and a boroscope session, whether or not we need a new engine.

Yesterday, after 3,044 miles since the fuel pump change, the oil consumption was measured to be 3.5 quarts.

Installation of a new engine is already in progress with return of the vehicle scheduled for Wednesday. This quick turnaround was only possible because they had 4 (four!!) of these engines in stock. Methinks GM has been replacing a bunch of these things.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:46 PM   #56198
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Yesterday, after 3,044 miles since the fuel pump change, the oil consumption was measured to be 3.5 quarts.

Installation of a new engine is already in progress with return of the vehicle scheduled for Wednesday. This quick turnaround was only possible because they had 4 (four!!) of these engines in stock. Methinks GM has been replacing a bunch of these things.


Thanks for the updates. At least they are taking care of you.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:01 PM   #56199
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Yesterday, after 3,044 miles since the fuel pump change, the oil consumption was measured to be 3.5 quarts.

Installation of a new engine is already in progress with return of the vehicle scheduled for Wednesday. This quick turnaround was only possible because they had 4 (four!!) of these engines in stock. Methinks GM has been replacing a bunch of these things.
On the bright side, that oil consumption is better than most second generation KLR's......

Does it have the 4 cylinder? Sounds like that new 2.4 might be the Quad4 of the 2010s, I have heard a few horror stories about scored cylinder walls and Chevy doing partial rebuilds on them, using a somewhat high compression ratio to make up for small displacement in a large vehicle scares me, especially since fuel keeps getting crappier.

I was a little leery about the 2.0 turbo four in Krista's Tiguan when we got it, but so far so good......
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:04 PM   #56200
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those 900s rock, 0 to 100 in a blink
I'm not sure if I will like it or not. I have had a handful of CBR 600's (F2, F3, and an F4i), and the only bike I have ridden with a bigger displacement than 600cc's was a GSXR 750, which I did not care much for. CBR ergonomics have always just suited me though, so we'll see if it's my can of beer.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:46 PM   #56201
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I couldn't own one without losing my license or life, but I had one for a weekend. I thought the ergos were pretty good for a crotch rocket.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:19 PM   #56202
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I couldn't own one without losing my license or life,


That realization led me to get out of the sport bikes and get into cruisers 13 years ago.
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:58 AM   #56203
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I'm not sure if I will like it or not. I have had a handful of CBR 600's (F2, F3, and an F4i), and the only bike I have ridden with a bigger displacement than 600cc's was a GSXR 750, which I did not care much for. CBR ergonomics have always just suited me though, so we'll see if it's my can of beer.
I never cared much at all for the true sport bikes and their ergos. I always felt like I was going over the bars come next stop. Then I found this and loved it.

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Old 01-29-2013, 03:59 AM   #56204
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On the bright side, that oil consumption is better than most second generation KLR's......

Does it have the 4 cylinder? Sounds like that new 2.4 might be the Quad4 of the 2010s, I have heard a few horror stories about scored cylinder walls and Chevy doing partial rebuilds on them, using a somewhat high compression ratio to make up for small displacement in a large vehicle scares me, especially since fuel keeps getting crappier.

I was a little leery about the 2.0 turbo four in Krista's Tiguan when we got it, but so far so good......
Yep, 2.4l. I shoulda got a V-6.
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:07 AM   #56205
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I'm not sure if I will like it or not. I have had a handful of CBR 600's (F2, F3, and an F4i), and the only bike I have ridden with a bigger displacement than 600cc's was a GSXR 750, which I did not care much for. CBR ergonomics have always just suited me though, so we'll see if it's my can of beer.
I tried to ride a 900RR once, it was just too short for 6'2", I was very cramped. I envisioned I looked like I was on the YSR50 that another friend owned, now those are a hoot. It's more fun to ride a slow bike fast, than a fast bike slow.
Maybe that's why I have a KLR & a WRR. I do fit the CBR1100, VFR, and the Superhawk 996 though. All belonged to friends, I expected I would die if I owned one, I especially liked the 996. Hard to keep the front wheel on the ground.

It was a nice ride to work this morning. A little wet, but the thermometer is showing 53.
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