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Old 10-11-2012, 02:47 PM   #17776
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Don't pay him no mind. All the “vintage” stuff he works on have jets so large that you can drive a truck through. You're stuff will require a little more finesse since they are considerably smaller.
Ha! I know there is something funny in there about you preferring "smaller" stuff.....

Mike, I have owned and rebuilt several XR100s. Our stable in WV is full of Honda dirtbikes. With a 200 psi compressor, a propane torch, a hydrauic press, and a gallon of liquid nitrogen, I can fix any carb problem you have. Just don't let me start drinking until I'm done.....

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Old 10-11-2012, 03:51 PM   #17777
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You guys are killing me !!!!! Mike ..... carbs are fairly easy. See one, do one, teach one. Im still on the "do one" so you better go to Guy or Jeff.

I just got back into town. I will see some of you tomorrow at the RTE. Guy ..... Im bringing cash.

Any of you inmates going over to the BWDR? If so, when? Friday or Sat? Any planned rides? Last year we found some jeep trails that humbled our experience at the time. Im eager to see if they still hold the same challenge after a year of practice. Anyone interested?

All the Wee-Strom wheel bearing failures kind-of freaked me out. It made me go out and buy some new ones for the GS. Once out .... the old ones still looked good but I replaced them any way. Front only. The rear bearings are in the final dive of the 12GS. Im not so eager to get that project going. Always something.

If anyone finds a headlight assembly for an 07 R1200GS let me know. The adjustment ball on the inside broke off so the light is pointing straight up and can not be adjusted. New headlights are $400+.
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:28 PM   #17778
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Jeff showed me how to clean the carb on my son's XR70 and I learned enough to do it again.... and again ;) Seriously he took his time and helped me out! I really appreciated it too.

Oh yeah, only rear brake needed for brake light. Any other inspection questions you can PM me.
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:13 PM   #17779
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You guys are killing me !!!!! Mike ..... carbs are fairly easy. See one, do one, teach one. Im still on the "do one" so you better go to Guy or Jeff.

I just got back into town. I will see some of you tomorrow at the RTE. Guy ..... Im bringing cash.

Any of you inmates going over to the BWDR? If so, when? Friday or Sat? Any planned rides? Last year we found some jeep trails that humbled our experience at the time. Im eager to see if they still hold the same challenge after a year of practice. Anyone interested?

All the Wee-Strom wheel bearing failures kind-of freaked me out. It made me go out and buy some new ones for the GS. Once out .... the old ones still looked good but I replaced them any way. Front only. The rear bearings are in the final dive of the 12GS. Im not so eager to get that project going. Always something.

If anyone finds a headlight assembly for an 07 R1200GS let me know. The adjustment ball on the inside broke off so the light is pointing straight up and can not be adjusted. New headlights are $400+.
If all goes per the latest plan (itself a moving target), I'll be heading to BWDR tomorrow after RTE, with sticker pick-up en route.
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:04 PM   #17780
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:11 PM   #17781
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:20 AM   #17782
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If all goes per the latest plan (itself a moving target), I'll be heading to BWDR tomorrow after RTE, with sticker pick-up en route.
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:34 AM   #17783
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Question Pad Thai? Really?

OK, so I used Google Maps to see how to get to Pad Thai. Then I pulled up Street View, so I would recognize the place. This is where Google thinks I'm eating today. Really? LOL!

Spinning around (virtually, of course), I don't see a restaurant. Is it the shipping container? In the van? :-)

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Old 10-12-2012, 06:52 AM   #17784
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OK, so I used Google Maps to see how to get to Pad Thai. Then I pulled up Street View, so I would recognize the place. This is where Google thinks I'm eating today. Really? LOL!

Spinning around (virtually, of course), I don't see a restaurant. Is it the shipping container? In the van? :-)


It's the building in the far right of your picture. Used to be a garage.

Don't let the looks deceive you. The food inside is excellent.

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Old 10-12-2012, 08:24 AM   #17785
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Thanks a ton for the offer to help. Jeff, I am pretty much free anytime during the weekend and after work (starting around 6:00 pm). At your convenience. Payment upon request. I would like to bring the bike with me, if possible.

On the inspection for the DRZ, I think that I have everything done except the rear brake light. I ordered a couple of cheap spring loaded switch gizmos and wire to connect to the brake and tail light. Still seems like a mystery how it would work since it seems as though the tail light stays on all the time. We'll see.

Thanks again for the help.

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Old 10-12-2012, 08:25 AM   #17786
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Ill be late... traffic near fort lee is heiness, then there is the matter involving speeding ticket..... if I miss y'all, post up what is good to try. :/
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:52 AM   #17787
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On the inspection for the DRZ, I think that I have everything done except the rear brake light. I ordered a couple of cheap spring loaded switch gizmos and wire to connect to the brake and tail light. Still seems like a mystery how it would work since it seems as though the tail light stays on all the time. We'll see.

Thanks again for the help.

M. B.
Your new taillight probably takes a dual filiment bulb. That's what the other wire is for. As for switch, I like those banjo bolt pressure switches.. no mounting or spring linkage.. and they're cheap. keep that in mind if you have trouble finding a way to mount the regular kind.
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:56 AM   #17788
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hate to miss the pad thai. Remodeling a bathroom, have a drywall guy in here today so I'm stuck.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:09 PM   #17789
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S500 story and pics?

Hey Mike,
Did I miss the posting? Have you posted any pics or related stories of the Shenandoah 500? Guy and several of us rode over to Brandywine on Saturday to meet you at the lunch stop. We were there from 1300 to about 1320. Walked thru the fire station and checked out all the bikes, but somehow missed you. It was quite and impressive crowd of bikes. Only saw one 1200GS though. but lots of Kabooms. Anyway, sorry we missed you.

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Old 10-12-2012, 12:33 PM   #17790
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It's the building in the far right of your picture. Used to be a garage.

Don't let the looks deceive you. The food inside is excellent.

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So Hig and Skychs - what did you think???

I love the food.
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