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Old 05-14-2013, 01:17 AM   #8671
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:14 AM   #8672
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My 690 had a blown head gasket . The head was also warped slightly & required machining .
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:42 AM   #8673
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A very off topic question for Seth... does it hurt when they bite?

It's a serious question; at one of my riding places where I enter and usually stop and lock up my luggage they've got a bunch of geese that charge. I've considered kicking them in the chest to keep them back but wouldn't want to be so harsh if there bite wasn't bad.
They have big beaks with serrations all along the top and bottoms. Our goose is getting better at biting. I usually have pants on and he cannot get a good purchase. I think it would be pretty uncomfortable if I were bitten with shorts on. I usually just grab him by the neck and have a little chat about his ways and then he backs off.
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:29 AM   #8674
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They have big beaks with serrations all along the top and bottoms. Our goose is getting better at biting. I usually have pants on and he cannot get a good purchase. I think it would be pretty uncomfortable if I were bitten with shorts on. I usually just grab him by the neck and have a little chat about his ways and then he backs off.
If a goose or gander goes for you, offer it your left hand (if you're right handed - do it the other way if you're left handed), but don't let it bight down on you. Use your hand to lead the goose in front of you so you can get your right arm around its body and fold its wings in and lift it up. They go pretty quiet when you pick 'em up. If a goose does get your finger just push your fingers back into the apex of their jaw and they'll let go. When a goose grabs your skin it will twist its neck and that hurts.
They're one of the best guard dogs going but they shit (it seems) about 10x their body weight each and every day - I'm not a fan.
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:57 AM   #8675
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If a goose or gander goes for you, offer it your left hand (if you're right handed - do it the other way if you're left handed), but don't let it bight down on you. Use your hand to lead the goose in front of you so you can get your right arm around its body and fold its wings in and lift it up. They go pretty quiet when you pick 'em up. If a goose does get your finger just push your fingers back into the apex of their jaw and they'll let go. When a goose grabs your skin it will twist its neck and that hurts.
They're one of the best guard dogs going but they shit (it seems) about 10x their body weight each and every day - I'm not a fan.
At least 10x their weight and mostly on the sidewalk or other surfaced area. In a previous life we lived where banana slugs were numerous. The geese would grab them and violently shake their heads in a twisting motion making a sick slapping sound while covering their heads with slime. Sadly entertaining for everyone but the slug.
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:59 AM   #8676
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I'll stick with the grab the neck and yell method.
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:01 AM   #8677
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was considering buying a new radiator for the bike. Then I looked at the price list and remembered why I have avoided that option. Anyone have a pro-deal?
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:46 AM   #8678
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never looked into it but there's probably an aftermarket option you can make fit, with increased cooling performance as a bonus
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:14 AM   #8679
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was considering buying a new radiator for the bike. Then I looked at the price list and remembered why I have avoided that option. Anyone have a pro-deal?
Someone looking in the Flea market for a radiator recently was directed to a brand new one on ebay or $3xx.xx. So there may be some deals if you catch them.

found the ad fwiw. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=886275

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Old 05-14-2013, 07:52 AM   #8680
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never looked into it but there's probably an aftermarket option you can make fit, with increased cooling performance as a bonus
Possibly...though the one on the 690 is unique to the 690. I'll keep looking. My stock one has been tweaked and repaired a few times and works.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:41 PM   #8681
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never looked into it but there's probably an aftermarket option you can make fit, with increased cooling performance as a bonus
Heck, the stock one is way over kill for cooling performance, Of course you'd expect it since it's as big as my old Busa radiator was. Might be nice to go with something between the 690 and the EXC radiators.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:58 PM   #8682
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They have big beaks with serrations all along the top and bottoms. Our goose is getting better at biting. I usually have pants on and he cannot get a good purchase. I think it would be pretty uncomfortable if I were bitten with shorts on. I usually just grab him by the neck and have a little chat about his ways and then he backs off.
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If a goose or gander goes for you, offer it your left hand (if you're right handed - do it the other way if you're left handed), but don't let it bight down on you. Use your hand to lead the goose in front of you so you can get your right arm around its body and fold its wings in and lift it up. They go pretty quiet when you pick 'em up. If a goose does get your finger just push your fingers back into the apex of their jaw and they'll let go. When a goose grabs your skin it will twist its neck and that hurts.
They're one of the best guard dogs going but they shit (it seems) about 10x their body weight each and every day - I'm not a fan.
Thanks for the pointers guys! Actually the question wasn't 100% off topic as its kind of alone the lines of keeping riding areas open. There's a massive network of jungle trails just outside KL in the Titiwangsa (I know...) range and the closest entrance you have to ride thru a "goose farmers" property... right now he doesn't mind us riding thru so I was trying to avoid using my machete to protect myself from something that may not have even been painful .

In exchange for your helpful advice, if you ever come to Malaysia I'll give you a tour of the Titiwangsa jungle trails!
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:26 PM   #8683
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The stock radiator struggles to keep the engine cool in Australia's climate

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Heck, the stock one is way over kill for cooling performance, Of course you'd expect it since it's as big as my old Busa radiator was. Might be nice to go with something between the 690 and the EXC radiators.
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:32 PM   #8684
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The stock radiator struggles to keep the engine cool in Australia's climate
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I'll be using engine ice in spring / summer ...
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:47 PM   #8685
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What is in there from the factory? I have a couple bottles of engine ice on the shelf but havent figured out whats in there now. Might be worth changing. I am also going to get the 89 thermo switch.
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