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Old 06-05-2012, 09:24 AM   #17956
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People should be ticketed for not securing their load!!
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:56 AM   #17957
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People should be ticketed for not securing their load!!
I've had two close calls on I-15 due to road debris in the last month. The first was a rock the size of a cantaloupe bouncing down the freeway in 10' high hops that luckily didn't kill anyone, but seriously damaged two cars. The other was a wood pallet getting spun across the lanes. Both required evasive maneuvers that were dangerous in a 4,000 lbs vehicle, but would have been impossible on a bike.

In my experience, people are rather nonchalant about securing their stuff--their level of care is proportional to the value of the item and not the harm it could cause. A POS mattress or sofa? Just toss it on. If it's not there when we get where we're going, oh well.
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:43 PM   #17958
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I've had two close calls on I-15 due to road debris in the last month. The first was a rock the size of a cantaloupe bouncing down the freeway in 10' high hops that luckily didn't kill anyone, but seriously damaged two cars. The other was a wood pallet getting spun across the lanes. Both required evasive maneuvers that were dangerous in a 4,000 lbs vehicle, but would have been impossible on a bike.

In my experience, people are rather nonchalant about securing their stuff--their level of care is proportional to the value of the item and not the harm it could cause. A POS mattress or sofa? Just toss it on. If it's not there when we get where we're going, oh well.
I commute on my bike year round, and I don't even care about this kind of stuff since it happens all the time... i don't care if people are on the phone and come into my lane, i just move into the shoulder and give em the birdy (for their sake, not mine) I've had a texting person slip their foot off the brake and push me into cross flow traffic almost, until i dented the hood w/ my carbon fiber knuckles. they looked pissed that i dented their hood on a sweet beemer. how sad.

Be responsible for yourself and expect ninjas to TRY to kill you, and you may live to ride another day. I've got very specific lane changes that i do to minimize conflict on my route. debris flying out of the back of a truck is different, but you've got to know that it could happen.. I had a semi tire blow (50 lbs of rubber) and fly right over my head. I ducked. The road is a dangerous place and those who venture their should expect the best, but accept the worst.
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Old 06-06-2012, 02:27 PM   #17959
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Hey I though I would post up here... I am looking for a small sailboat to mess around with on the weekends. Something that can hold 2 people. I have sailed lots of boats from sunfishes to hobiecats to windsurfers. KSL is pretty scarce as far as sailboats go. so if you have something sitting around you never use anymore or maybe know some one with one let me know. Interested in everything from sunfishes to day sailers, just has to be towable by a 4cyl tacoma or fit in the bed/roof. I appreciate it guys

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Old 06-06-2012, 05:16 PM   #17960
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Fano and I are heading out tonight for some night time fun from 5 mile to eureka ( hopefully before the gas station closes ) and back. Should be fun.
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:51 PM   #17961
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Weekend Ride

What did I do this weekend? Glad you asked! I decided it was time to do some testing of the 500EXC as a light weight dual sport. So I loaded it up & went for a ride on one of my favorite loops...and visited Ryman, too.




Here is the report...http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...9#post18855459

Thanks Ryamn for the tour. Sorry you got wet to the bone...
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Old 06-06-2012, 10:11 PM   #17962
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Wow, it's been a long time I don't check out this joint. So, I am selling the XR400. I may be selling the Strom soon as well but the XR is the one that needs to go now.

Long story short, my back problem got worse over the last couple years and now I can barely ride on slab for an hour without having to lay on an ice pack all afternoon. I held onto the bikes hoping the inevitable would not happen but I guess all that dropping motorcycles in the mud and loading them on the back of trailers, pickups and RV's took their toll on my spine.

I'm selling it with the spare tank, repair manual, OEM headlight and a stand. Since I got Lindsay Machines redo the transmission, new cylinder sleeve, new piston, rings, valves and stator I rode it once to get it inspected and once to the B. that is, I rode it "to" the B, not "at" the B. you still have to break in the new engine. Also, it has the rack from Real Tyme Engineering, this shop owned by a mad scientist who likes to build motorcycles like he builds rockets.

$3200 takes it all. (I know it's steep, but c'mon it's not even broken in, it's street legal and has a nice rack! If this described your daughter you'd be standing next to her with a shotgun pointing it at anyone that even dared looking at her!)

Sorry I have been MIA, but I basically can't ride so I rather not think about it. I'll still ride every now and then, I'll just have to take it easy and schedule a chiropractor visit for the next day or something. Maybe I should buy a Golding and add some cup holders to it along with a nice backrest.
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:48 AM   #17963
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:11 AM   #17964
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Looking to trade?

I wonder if they make TKC 80s for those things...
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:51 AM   #17965
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Wee-Strom singing fuel pump?

Hi Br...

Has anyone out there had their V-Strom fuel pump start whining/singing/whistling? If so, do you know of a fix? replacing is spendy.
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:17 AM   #17966
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Hi Br...

Has anyone out there had their V-Strom fuel pump start whining/singing/whistling? If so, do you know of a fix? replacing is spendy.
Someone here has: http://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:37 AM   #17967
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Hi Br...

Has anyone out there had their V-Strom fuel pump start whining/singing/whistling? If so, do you know of a fix? replacing is spendy.
Is it a tune you recognize?

Maybe one of these?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Intank-F...4c5c1c&vxp=mtr
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:42 AM   #17968
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$3200 takes it all. (I know it's steep, but c'mon it's not even broken in, it's street legal and has a nice rack! If this described your daughter you'd be standing next to her with a shotgun pointing it at anyone that even dared looking at her!)

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You must know this greedy dumbass too......

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Old 06-07-2012, 12:48 PM   #17969
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Is it a tune you recognize?

Maybe one of these?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Intank-F...4c5c1c&vxp=mtr
I can hear it listening w/ the gas tank lid open, and it seems to be fairly common from the web searching.

Have you used one of those aftermarket pumps?
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:52 PM   #17970
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I can hear it listening w/ the gas tank lid open, and it seems to be fairly common from the web searching.

Have you used one of those aftermarket pumps?
Yeah, it didn't look any bigger to me. Felt pretty good though. Wait.... which pump?
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