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Old 04-04-2009, 07:35 PM   #2086
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Sunday Snow Report...

http://www.intellicast.com/Local/Map.aspx

go to this site and hit the snow level link on the right of the map...

Lot's o snow at Cherry Creek, for example...

Knolls looks clear
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Old 04-04-2009, 08:02 PM   #2087
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http://www.intellicast.com/Local/Map.aspx

go to this site and hit the snow level link on the right of the map...

Lot's o snow at Cherry Creek, for example...

Knolls looks clear
Knolls should be clear it was good last weekend. Cherry Creek will be snowed in on the upper stuff but the lower desert will be great.

We can't ride at knolls or we will be disqualified for the knolls race. I doubt I could go under the radar and blend in on the SE.
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Old 04-04-2009, 08:11 PM   #2088
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http://www.xmission.com/~slcorganics/kev/20090314_MoabDanielle.wmv

Here's a shot of one of the GRRRLS down in Moab... pump up the volume baby!
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Old 04-04-2009, 08:52 PM   #2089
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A quick update on the Dizzer:

The bike has 80% leakdown.

Suzuki won't take responsibility.

The Edge Motorsports doesn't want responsibility.

Vernal Sports Center doesn't want responsibility.


Anyone know a lawyer?
I'm sorry for you as well. I can't believe the people that worked on
don't stand behind their repairs.

I know it's not what you want to hear, but my DR has over 5,000 miles
with only oil changes. Never have touched the motor.

Good luck with your bike.
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Old 04-04-2009, 09:04 PM   #2090
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Knolls should be clear it was good last weekend. Cherry Creek will be snowed in on the upper stuff but the lower desert will be great.

We can't ride at knolls or we will be disqualified for the knolls race. I doubt I could go under the radar and blend in on the SE.
There's a few meeting at Eureka High School around 8:30 am... hope to find some dry ground around the out skirts of Jericho. Hopefully the warm front moves in early and melts the little bit that is left in the low areas.
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Old 04-05-2009, 05:06 AM   #2091
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So, Hick, did the shop do any more than run a compression test & come up with this leakdown comment? My point being, it could be valves or rings. The standard old technique to separate the two is...
Romove the plug, squirt in 3-4 squirts of motor oil, cycle the piston several time, reinstall the compression tester, recheck.

If the compression is still bad, it is valves. The oil will seal the rings enuf to see a noticable change in pressure. Valves are much cheaper to fix...

Like, Frog said, let me know if you need help. No magic here. Not even hard to fix...Just annoying..

How old is this bike? How many miles? Sucked in water?

JLH
The bike is less than 2 years old with just over 3000 miles, at least half of which are commuter miles, and it has never sucked in water. I don't know if they tried the technique you are talking about - to determine if it's the rings or the valves.

The Edge maintains that the fault is mine because I have an air filter on that was designed for a single use. I maintain that I bought the air filter from an authorized Suzuki dealer at their recommendation, and that The Edge never said a thing about the air filter (on 2 separate occasions) until I brought the bike back to them asking them to replace it.
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Old 04-05-2009, 05:12 AM   #2092
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I'm sorry for you as well. I can't believe the people that worked on
don't stand behind their repairs.

I know it's not what you want to hear, but my DR has over 5,000 miles
with only oil changes. Never have touched the motor.

Good luck with your bike.
Before buying this bike, I did about 6 months of research on what I was going to get. My conclusion was that for the money, the DRZ seemed to be the most reliable 4stroke...it wasn't going to perform like a KTM or Honda, but I was less likely to be in the position I am in now. I was truly hoping for a bike that only needed standard maintenance - change the oil and filter regularly, keep the chain lubed and the air filter clean, and have the valves checked yearly. I wouldn't discourage anyone from buying one, but I would discourage anyone from taking the bike to more than one dealer (even if they are F#cking stranded in the midddle of nowhere and that is the only dealer around).

Seriously. This is the crux of my problem. Suzuki does not want to back up the work of their "authorized dealers" and the individual dealers do not want to back up the work of other authorized dealers.
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Old 04-05-2009, 07:30 AM   #2093
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Before buying this bike, I did about 6 months of research on what I was going to get. My conclusion was that for the money, the DRZ seemed to be the most reliable 4stroke...it wasn't going to perform like a KTM or Honda, but I was less likely to be in the position I am in now. I was truly hoping for a bike that only needed standard maintenance - change the oil and filter regularly, keep the chain lubed and the air filter clean, and have the valves checked yearly. I wouldn't discourage anyone from buying one, but I would discourage anyone from taking the bike to more than one dealer (even if they are F#cking stranded in the midddle of nowhere and that is the only dealer around).

Seriously. This is the crux of my problem. Suzuki does not want to back up the work of their "authorized dealers" and the individual dealers do not want to back up the work of other authorized dealers.
Now there's some irony. It ended up performing just like one.

Sorry, not laughing at your greif, just noticed that connection.
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Old 04-05-2009, 07:48 AM   #2094
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Hick Im afraid that lemon law only covers the bike for the first year and all repairs have to be done in that year. I would still bitch and see if they will help you out but I don't think you'll get it lemon lawed. I'd start pushing for either a trade plus cash for a new one or parts and labor at cost or something along those lines. Sorry man I know how it feels when it seems like noone cares and you have a bike like that. It just plain sucks.
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Old 04-05-2009, 07:50 AM   #2095
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Now there's some irony. It ended up performing just like one.

Sorry, not laughing at your greif, just noticed that connection.

I've heard horror stories about every brand of bike at this point.....the only problems I've had with my bikes....Yammy, Honda, BMW, even the KTM (except that 640 shook like a washing machine).....have been user errors.......every bike on my list has held up nicely and been a joy. It just sux when you get the combo of bad circumstances, poor service and a damaged bike...

And since it's sunny and bound to warm up in the next few hours.......anybody up for an afternoon slab ride? No destination in mind but I could use a couple hours in the saddle....got to burn up the winter gasoline in the K12....

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Old 04-05-2009, 09:12 AM   #2096
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I've heard horror stories about every brand of bike at this point.....the only problems I've had with my bikes....Yammy, Honda, BMW, even the KTM (except that 640 shook like a washing machine).....have been user errors.......every bike on my list has held up nicely and been a joy. It just sux when you get the combo of bad circumstances, poor service and a damaged bike...

And since it's sunny and bound to warm up in the next few hours.......anybody up for an afternoon slab ride? No destination in mind but I could use a couple hours in the saddle....got to burn up the winter gasoline in the K12....

I've got family coming over at noon for brunch, so I'm committed for
a couple hours. After that.... Hmmmm whatcha thinking?
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:16 AM   #2097
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I've got family coming over at noon for brunch, so I'm committed for
a couple hours. After that.... Hmmmm whatcha thinking?

I haven't ridden since this damned storm moved in a week ago. Where and when?
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:29 AM   #2098
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I haven't ridden since this damned storm moved in a week ago. Where and when?
Infidel??? Calling Infidel.... You started this.

Skifast, I would slab about anywhere after about 1:30-2:00.
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Infidel??? Calling Infidel.... You started this.

Skifast, I would slab about anywhere after about 1:30-2:00.
I need to drop off a disc in Ogden this afternoon....meet at Einstein's at 14:00?
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:44 AM   #2100
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I need to drop off a disc in Ogden this afternoon....meet at Einstein's at 14:00?
Is East Canyon open? That would be a nice route. I'll plan on 14:00
(that is 2:00pm in my world)
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