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Old 06-18-2012, 04:24 AM   #16081
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The weather this weekend was just amazing. Hope everybody got out to enjoy it.

I was flagging at Budd's Creek on Saturday. The 250 race was great.
I was looking, but didn't see you. What section were you working??

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Old 06-18-2012, 04:44 AM   #16082
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I can lend you the Guts seat I have on my KTM, if that'll help.
I appreciate the generosity. That may help for all the off roading I do on the Road King. Ha! (kidding)
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Old 06-18-2012, 05:17 AM   #16083
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Actually saw 4 or 5 bikes on my way in this morning. I usually don't see any.. I guess the word got around that its "ride to work day"??

This weather is amazing.. 55 this am on my way in. Almost need my heated gear! Crazy!

I had it click my heated grips on low for a bit!
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Old 06-18-2012, 05:30 AM   #16084
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Actually saw 4 or 5 bikes on my way in this morning. I usually don't see any.. I guess the word got around that its "ride to work day"??

This weather is amazing.. 55 this am on my way in. Almost need my heated gear! Crazy!

I had it click my heated grips on low for a bit!
A little different this year. After commuting on a bike 99% of the time (12-1/2 miles with tolls) for almost 30 years, the "commute' this morning had me riding the KLR from the carport around the front of the house, and to the apron of the garage. Not ATGATT. Shorts and a tee; no heated grips required.

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Old 06-18-2012, 06:37 AM   #16085
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Actually saw 4 or 5 bikes on my way in this morning. I usually don't see any.. I guess the word got around that its "ride to work day"??

This weather is amazing.. 55 this am on my way in. Almost need my heated gear! Crazy!

I had it click my heated grips on low for a bit!
I didn't see a one, including me. My commute is ugly.. 95N from Chester to 64W to Innsbrook. Thankfully I only do it a couple days/week. Apparently most riders agree on this because I rarely see a bike along that route.

I did get out for a nice solo ride yesterday.. and the weather was beautiful! Wish it would stick around.
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:40 AM   #16086
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It's funny, I ride to work just about every day of the year, yet I always end up on four wheels on RTW Day. I forget what it was the last two years, but this year I have a cracked coolant reservoir keeping my bike in the driveway.

So for me, it's "Epoxy The Coolant Tank Day."



Happy EPOXY THE COOLANT TANK DAY everybody!!!
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:51 AM   #16087
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It's funny, I ride to work just about every day of the year, yet I always end up on four wheels on RTW Day. I forget what it was the last two years, but this year I have a cracked coolant reservoir keeping my bike in the driveway.

So for me, it's "Epoxy The Coolant Tank Day."



Happy EPOXY THE COOLANT TANK DAY everybody!!!
Ah. That must be the "repair" Gretchen mentioned the other day.

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Old 06-18-2012, 07:03 AM   #16088
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Ah. That must be the "repair" Gretchen mentioned the other day.

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Yeppers. I got a used one in the mail Saturday from a guy I know, but it's from the wrong year FZ6. I figure epoxy will fix mine no problem. Oh well, I needed to change my coolant an clean out the reservoir anyway. I call that "forced maintenance."
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:06 AM   #16089
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Friday evening , the wife and I rode into town for dinner. Her first ride in a long time due to medical problems.
Then Saturday did a little 90 mile loop on the backroads in Caroline, Essex, and King & Queen county.

Sunday I actually cooked breakfast, took my son to my parents house, built my mom a fire pit, got home and fixed dinner... Thought I was suppose to have the day off?
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:35 AM   #16090
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Yeppers. I got a used one in the mail Saturday from a guy I know, but it's from the wrong year FZ6. I figure epoxy will fix mine no problem. Oh well, I needed to change my coolant an clean out the reservoir anyway. I call that "forced maintenance."
Can relate. Going over the Connie now in anticipation of a road trip next w/e. Also wanted to check the brake pads since Inspection is due next month; they look good. Just shy of 13K, the front tire will definitely need changed. IMHO - there's enough tread left now for one more trip.... or maybe two Will probably swap it out when I get back.



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Old 06-18-2012, 08:34 AM   #16091
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Actually saw 4 or 5 bikes on my way in this morning. I usually don't see any.. I guess the word got around that its "ride to work day"??

This weather is amazing.. 55 this am on my way in. Almost need my heated gear! Crazy!

I had it click my heated grips on low for a bit!
Rode in as well. About 15 bikes here at work today which is just about the amount everyday.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:50 AM   #16092
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Dumb luck that I rode in today trying to get my inspection updated. BTW I did have a nice solo ride yesterday morning since nobody came out of the woodwork.
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:34 AM   #16093
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I was looking, but didn't see you. What section were you working??

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I was at the first turn. Nothing like 40 bikes bearing down on you at the start!
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Old 06-18-2012, 12:14 PM   #16094
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not good, rode up to the store and coming out noticed a nice shiney rear tire and fluid on the right side rim. hustled home and within seconds saw the above.

now it looks like


and me being a wrenching retard, how hard is that to fix?
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Old 06-18-2012, 12:21 PM   #16095
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according to my handy repair manual, it may not be that bad, if it's only the oil seal
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