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Old 10-11-2012, 07:41 PM   #7276
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The chain on my bike is loose (what is it with rebels) so I'll probably end up working on that but I can dream of pie.
Guess we are just lucky! ;) On the plus side, now that the chain is tighter, the speedometer doesn't bounce nearly so much. It now only bounces 3-5 MPH variation so I have a clearer idea of how fast I'm going. Does your Rebel do that too?
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:54 PM   #7277
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Wish I could have stayed out for the whole ride! Fun fun!
You would have loved the roads. All of them would have been fun for you.
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:35 PM   #7278
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The chain on my bike is loose (what is it with rebels) so I'll probably end up working on that but I can dream of pie.
Your Rebel has, like, 1400 miles on it. I doubt that the chain is loose.
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:14 AM   #7279
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Look down and keep and eye on the chain as you slowly lower yourself onto the bike saddle. You'll see the chain tension increase as more and more weight is applied and the swingarm becomes closer to horizontal. -That is unless you're sitting on a G450X, in which case as you look down, instead of seeing the chain tension increase you'll see the size of the oil and coolant puddles increase.
So, who rides a troublesome G450X? ;)

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Well, then you should enjoy Grainbelch. Let us know when you figure him out. He's right about the using the manufacturers spec though, but don't tell him I said that.
People can be much less predictable than machines...Grainbelt may prove to be undefinable. He makes pies and he and Prop squabble like two kids in the back seat on a long car trip. That's all I've got for ya! ;)
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:19 AM   #7280
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You would have loved the roads. All of them would have been fun for you.
Next time!
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:20 AM   #7281
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Your Rebel has, like, 1400 miles on it. I doubt that the chain is loose.
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Alright, just for that you have to fix it if it's loose! :)
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:46 AM   #7282
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I take it that means I did not get to your house till after 8:45????? That bums me out. That bums me out a lot.



While that is true, it really didn't matter. Plan was brekkie at 9, which we still achieved.
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:48 AM   #7283
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he and Prop squabble like two kids in the back seat on a long car trip.)
He started it.
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:28 AM   #7284
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I don't care who started it, I'll finish it! [insert parental freak out including threats to pull the vehicle over]
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:41 AM   #7285
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What is everyone's opinion on Winter storage? I always put stabil in the scooter and stored it in the garage (not heated) with a full tank on non-ox. Was thinking I could do that same with the Bonnie. Or should I store it someplace?
I am going to pump the tires up full, stabil in the tank, run the carb dry, coast it down the hill into the back yard and into the walk out basement door. The DRZ will spend the winter sleeping comfortably in the basement. Or, if we do not get any snow, like last winter, I might ride it all winter.....
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:11 AM   #7286
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One last oil change, full tank w/ stabil, battery tender, centerstand or rear stand, plenty of tire pressure.

All I've ever done.
I've taken to filling the last tank with non-ethanol fuel imported from Wisconsin.
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:55 AM   #7287
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I've taken to filling the last tank with non-ethanol fuel imported from Wisconsin.
You don't have to go that far, if you can handle 91 octane.

www.pure-gas.org
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:01 AM   #7288
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91 Octane non-ethanol. Delicious stuff.
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:52 AM   #7289
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You don't have to go that far, if you can handle 91 octane.

www.pure-gas.org
You know that little two pump station in Marine?

They've got it. And you get a nice short ride out of the deal.
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:56 AM   #7290
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91 Octane non-ethanol. Delicious stuff.
My corner station has it 0.2 miles from home.
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