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Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by HBN, Nov 3, 2008.
When it rains, it pours.
So...um...I've having an unexpected tech day at my house right now.
What I thought would be a simple 10-minute job has evolved into 2 hours of labour with no end in sight....
Maybe I could drop my Ninja off and you can complete the wiring
Lunch today? If Skippii is still working I could bring a pizza over...soggy pizza
I don't even have the friggin grips yet!
This was going to be a simple relay install so my 12V socket will turn off with the engine....and I haven't even reached the wiring yet!
I'd like to Nominate Suzuki for the WORST FUCKING FAIRING DESIGN IN THE WORLD!
Not only does the fairing come off in 20 pieces, each held on with 10 completely inaccessable and easily stripped screws...they fucking GLUED and MELTED the peices together once they'd screwed them on!
If they're going to make a V-strom fairing this fucking complicated, WHY THE HELL COULDN'T THEY AT LEAST NOT MAKE IT LOOK UGLY AS SHIT????
The Ninja is a piece of cake to work on, and the wiring is really simple.
I might even have an extra spare relay.
Ever had to change a seat on a Ducati Multi????? That will piss you off to no end.
I just posted a bunch of crap I have to sell. Now I think I may go start installing my SW Motech racks and Pelicans......woohoo!
Since the rain stopped I may have to take a spin.......I think going for a ride wins......
Skippii, I forgot my bungee cords at home so pizza delivery is out unless I can get hold of some good tape or string. Let me know if you are doing anything around noon or if you are already finished cursing.
MMMM found some tape and mini bungees. Lunch?
Definatley! Lunch is good!
Aight, be there a little after noon w pizza
Ya'll missed out on the pizza and 12V socket fun. More jabber than work but whats new. Good luck putting that DL1000 puzzle back together again. If you want some help cleaning out your garage, I will work for beer
Has to be more fun than work . Not sure I'm going to make it to the dirt tag today either. Oh well...
As for hassles putting bike together - there's a reason I ride an airhead
As long as you don't have to change the battery!
shhhhoooo... go away....
Have you ever ridden that 'trail' that breaks off Ruth Rd. and goes from Yager Mt. to Beamers Head? According to Google Earth its about a 25 mile ride from the intersection of Blakely Mt. Rd/Quaker Run Rd, down Blakely to Ruth and back up that 'trail' around to the start.
You got me interested in running over there this Sunday but with the recent wet weather it may be a little slickery up on the mountain? What is the surface of that Blakely Road? Anyone up for a ride out there Sunday?
What time are you thinking about Sunday? I know a couple of different routes to get up to Blakey. You can go out through Banco, get up there off Aylor Rd and Ruth. Haven't been up there in a while but am always up for a little ride time....
I'm thinking more about the weather than time. It's 'sposed to be cooler and high winds. The route I was looking at takes me from Banco to the NW up Quaker Run Rd.
Weather permitting I'd say 10 a.m. in Banco? Unless you have a better meetin' place.
Well, after a few more hours yesterday, and another hour this morning, I've got it all put back together.
I've got about 12 screws left over..a rather scary amount, and no idea where they go. I say "about", because I kicked over the dish with all the screws in and now I've only got 6 left, but I know there were twice as many as before.
Actually, I think I know where 2 of them go, but I'll be damned if I'm going to spend another 6 hours working on the fairings just to put those two damn screws in.
Hopefully, they're not important.
What's the worst that could happen?