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Old 03-11-2012, 08:26 PM   #4921
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Have you ever considered purchasing a SPOT tracker?
What, I was just riding home from town (literally).
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:29 PM   #4922
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which is why I asked.. have you ever considered a SPOT messenger? ()

I could hear the call now:

"Hello M'am? This is SPOT messenger tracking service. Your husband has pressed the button again. By the looks of it he's stuck 6 miles from home in a snowbank... again".



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Old 03-11-2012, 08:40 PM   #4923
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FWIW, my Go Phone actually saved the day!

Tip: don't call the guy with the Smart phone because he'll just ask you to send him your GPS coordinates.
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:07 PM   #4924
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As we were driving up the road (Buckeye) toward the point where I turned onto this USFS road, there was hardly ANY snow and things looked fine. Not too long down that USFS road, there was a short snow drift that was only a couple inches deep. Thinking I'd be going downhill I figured it wouldn't be too bad. But once I got into the second drift and it started going down a bit of a grade, at that very point I was already INSIDE the roach motel...

You'll have to ask OverdeBars.
Been down that road myself. Can't go back, not sure what's ahead

Finished with my forks today. Luckily I had an old Sugino bottom bracket tool that worked to get the caps off and on. Really want to get it done but had other responsibilities today.
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:31 AM   #4925
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New ADVmonster LED w/ Black Dog light mount and Skene Designs Dimmer:

High beam & LED Aux lights at 100%

Nice.
Why you (and almost all the riders with new light) took a pic in front of the light?
It's really more interesting to see the pattern in the dark (before/after in the driveway ), to have a real idea about the improvement.
Have fun (in the dark )
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:52 AM   #4926
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It's been sitting all winter, and the weather finally broke. Went to start it a few days ago and the Shorai Li-Ion battery almost started it.... Phooey. Charged overnight, she fired right up. While I was waiting for the 15-minute idle I checked the tire pressures and found the front at 18psi. My Slime pump wouldn't turn on so I grabbed the foot pump, and now neither tire gauge shows any psi at all. Dammit.
New tire gauge, new Slime pump, and I'll ride next sunny day off. Girlfriend has been riding her Guzzi and rubbing it in.
I've considered riding to work but it's suppossed to snow today, and since I come home in the dark and the damn deer are still littering the highway I might wait a while. Changing to DST only makes it happen sooner!



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Old 03-12-2012, 08:22 AM   #4927
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Loaded 'er up into my palatial man-cave (utility trailer) and started tearing her down for some winter-time honey-dos...

Rewired the aux lights with a relay so they will come on with the high beams....got tired of turning off two switches every time I see oncoming traffic.

Swapped out the stock handguards:



Made it harder to move around the bike in the little space:



Lemme tell ya, CJ rocks. Great guy, great communication, great product, fast shipping. Great directions, too!

--

Discovered that I had a tiny weep from the new oil hose after a coupla hundred miles. I was afraid of overtightening the aluminum fasteners and didn't get it quite snug enough, so snugged 'er up and rewired it. Took a pic for Geek:



The boss says the bike needs a name change, to "Wretched Exce$$"

Wait'll she sees the results of my last email to CJ...

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Old 03-12-2012, 01:20 PM   #4928
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Finished my conversition of 2 into 1, with a gutted stock can, cut the end cap off, hole drilled out other end pulled all the internal out, put it back together with a 1.75 baffle and packing material, now to make a tool box out of the other stock can.

I'm looking to build a tool box too.

How did you pull out all the internal stuff? Does it just come out when you cut off the cap?
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:22 PM   #4929
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H2W Jet / Pre-Filter Installation

Finally able to change out the jets with the kit that I received from H2W along with a Pre-Filter. The Pre-Filter provided me with a few obstacles but thanks for the help from GoinRidin I'm moving forward again!



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Old 03-12-2012, 03:36 PM   #4930
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:10 PM   #4931
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This is the reason CJ Racer and others carry this with them:







And CJ even has 2WD!!!

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Old 03-12-2012, 04:25 PM   #4932
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This is the reason CJ Racer and others carry this with them:







And CJ even has 2WD!!!

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Just had a flashback to a scene in The Monkey Wrench Gang where Hayduke (uh... the ORIGINAL Hayduke ) winches himself in his Jeep down a cliff to escape capture.

Been wondering if I'll need one of these if I ride with Geek too much this season
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:45 PM   #4933
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Spoke with James @ Superplush today.. they're finishing off my 265 extension/revalve/re-spring and it should be headed back this way
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:17 PM   #4934
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Picked up my 5.1 and Mineral Oil. Bled both brakes, adjusted chain tension and installed this bad boy.... I love it.

15 C today here in Southern NB

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Old 03-12-2012, 05:37 PM   #4935
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Rode it



Central Java

..... and yeah, I'm being naughty, I haven't got this clip in my ride report.... yet
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