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Old 05-22-2012, 08:23 PM   #17791
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I've been looking at big bikes. Thought I had a deal on the silver one but alas. The price on SE's is crazy. I think in 07-08 you could get one new from the dealership for around 9k. Now I see used ones going for 11-15k???? I've never seen a bike appreciate like that.
The guy who sold you the footpegs has a sorted out SE that scares the shite out of him. You want I should talk to him...ya know, send ovah sum friends?
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:46 PM   #17792
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z Just checking out your pics. Pluric would be proud.
I've never seen a KLR wear an Action Packer so well. Makes me put my hand over my heart.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:51 PM   #17793
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No boat. Let me know if anyone does anything on the weekends. Would love to meet up with some people and get an idea of the area. I've got a plate on the husky, which is good enough for UT right? It's set up 95/5 dirt-street.
Double Moo likes to spend his whole weekend doing a 15 minute oil change.
Maybe he could sponsor an oil change tech day, night, weekend......

There will be some rides coming now that the mountains are clearing up.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:55 PM   #17794
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I've been looking at big bikes. Thought I had a deal on the silver one but alas. The price on SE's is crazy. I think in 07-08 you could get one new from the dealership for around 9k. Now I see used ones going for 11-15k???? I've never seen a bike appreciate like that.
I'm pretty sure mine hasn't appreciated. unless I can charge more for bent and broken parts.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:01 PM   #17795
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Had my first ride today on a Thumper, a DRZ-400. Good God, that thing was a) gutless and b) buzzzzzzzzzy. Now, these are both relative assessments, in comparison to my ST1300. The gutless doesn't really bother me much, it's something I can cope with if I a thumper lands in my paddock. The buzzzzz? Not so sure. In the world of current/recent production thumpers, where does the DRZ-400 family sit on the buzz spectrum?
Yeah, that's a resonable basis to compare the two. A Singer sewing machine would seem
buzzy compared to an ST.

I do have a DR400. Once the numbness sets in you don't notice the buzz anymore.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:22 PM   #17796
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This one actually looks pretty clean and good bling.
I think the safari tank is a high dollar item that I would want.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=790433

I'm definitely stopping here when I get to Chile.
http://news.yahoo.com/photos/world-s...337710429.html
That's 50 lbs of gas.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:29 PM   #17797
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I'm definitely stopping here when I get to Chile.
http://news.yahoo.com/photos/world-s...337710429.html
Yeah, I'm pretty sure we'll know when you've been there.....

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Old 05-23-2012, 06:04 AM   #17798
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I've been looking at big bikes. Thought I had a deal on the silver one but alas. The price on SE's is crazy. I think in 07-08 you could get one new from the dealership for around 9k. Now I see used ones going for 11-15k???? I've never seen a bike appreciate like that.
Ryman,

Why do you want a big bike? It seems like your bike is perfect. I've never heard you post anything about any mechanical issues, it's more well rounded than a big bike, and you can pretty much ride it everywhere? It seems more reliable than those big KTM's too? What am I missing?
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:35 AM   #17799
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I had a wonderful wrenching session on the BMW's yesterday....must have been in the breeze. Since I did oil/valves/sync in the fall, those items were not the issue. Somehow, I've never flushed the hydraulic clutch and lost it this past spring. First symptom was the catch point was closer and closer to full pull. One week of that and it evolved into pull the lever and no clutch. Those Bavarian folks are not benevolent when it comes to design and build. The end of the clutch circuit should have a bleeder nipple, but no.........it's got an aluminium tip which incorporates a check valve.....



The original Gspot FAQ's tell you to put a bleeder nipple on top of that but cap effn screw stripped out........effn aluminium being soft as pluric's ricky....so I started to think it needed replacing....wrong, you can remove it an place the grub nipple behind it on that fitting.....



Turns out the K1200RS has the same aluminium fitting on the front brake circuit on the right side caliper and since I'm opening fresh DOT4 as the replacement clutch fluid, I might as well flush all four ABS brake lines....so off to the stealer....and thanks to Ryan at the remaining Sandy BMW......for a matched set of nipples to bleed the lines....Now those of you who have spilled DOT4 on anything know that you must have at least 4 damp rags covering any exposed paint or plastic cause sure as shit, that stuff will get on it and dissolve it......I think it took around the four hours Moo quoted to complete this joyful task.....and since it's been two years since my last recorded brake flush on both bikes, the fluids were looking pretty ugly......especially on the short front line of the K12 where the folks I paid at BavarianMW hadn't replaced the fitting nor flushed that section of line................looks like it's better to cuss and do it correctly yourself than to pay someone to do it halfway.........
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:09 AM   #17800
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I got an M7x1.0 tap you can use...
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:10 AM   #17801
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You and Double Moo should get together. Seem to have a lot in common
when it come to dealing with anything oil related.

"soft as pluric's ricky"..... damn that's like putty.
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:23 AM   #17802
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Putty is definitely less pliable than the aforementioned marshmallow... is all this oil/lube talk having an effect on Ricky?
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:26 AM   #17803
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I got an M7x1.0 tap you can use...
Thanks, but I did not need to tap it, you just pull that aluminium off and discard it as in the second photo...

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You and Double Moo should get together. Seem to have a lot in common
when it come to dealing with anything oil related.

"soft as pluric's ricky"..... damn that's like putty.
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:37 AM   #17804
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I've got a tap for that...
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:52 AM   #17805
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i've got a tap for that...
m7............?
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