just puttin' around in WNC

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by Cuttle, May 28, 2011.

  1. ETrider

    ETrider Gawker

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    :vardy


    Made any snow cream ? :ear
  2. dbarale

    dbarale Squiddly slow

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    The pup looks happy. :clap

    Just when we thought we got rid of most of the sand... :cry
  3. PFFOG

    PFFOG Richard Alps-aholic

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    Better be gone in a month is all I have to say!!!!




  4. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    what a difference 10 days make: beautiful riding weather... :clap

    so I figured time to put the parts into the beemer and do a test ride:

    added some genuine F650 parts :lol3


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    and went to "work" - should not have been a problem, well - this is the end-product as of last night :huh

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    I ended up removing the whole rear-end to have a thread "helicoiled", and to replace even some more parts:cry. Maybe I should have asked my hubby to look at the suspension instead of trying it all by myself :dunno (guess I learn as I go :scratch).

    So, since I am stuck anyway waiting for parts I decided it's a good time to replace the old gas in the Morini...

    "draining" the gas... :norton
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    and replacing it

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    finally some "mechanical" work I don't screw up :lol3


    to bad I forgot to charge the battery for the camera... great day for a ride.
  5. HalcyonDaze

    HalcyonDaze social misfit

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    What gas station is that? I'm gonna quit leaving this ethanol crap in my engines over the winter.
  6. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    Country Hub - across from Ingles in Mars Hill (about 40 cent extra for non-ethanol gas).

    took me a while to get rid of the old gas on Paint Fork - Phipps - Prices Creek :lol3
  7. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    I found a place about 5 miles from me that sells non ethanol regular for about the same mark up....isn't it nice how they charge you extra for NOT adding something. :bluduh
  8. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Jax Off again.

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    Yeh... I love the way you pay extra $ for less processing of diesel.:huh and ... aircraft fuel... (basically kerosene), way less processing than unleaded regular, but bigtime pricey.



    Hi ho Cuttle... 5 weeks to the RDV!!! Spam... good with eggs and toast. :lol3

    Can't wait!
  9. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    Ethanol sux!I just replaced melted fuel lines because of it and the line was rated for the crap.
  10. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    me too... to be over :lol3

    j/k, lot's of more stuff to do... but I think we are on a good track (I hope).




    btw - a good source for ethanol free gas:
    http://pure-gas.org/extensions/map.html




    SPAM link ------->>>
  11. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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  12. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    so what's the problem? :lol3 - great excuse to make a detour at the end of a ride
  13. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    Sure is.I was thinking cage time not moto time.:lol3
  14. HalcyonDaze

    HalcyonDaze social misfit

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    Hmm... Says that D&D right there in Barnyardsville has it too. No wonder we thought they were always so high, we've been getting the good stuff there all along. :lol3
  15. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    :rayof
  16. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    That is a nice Pic :nod
  17. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    yes I am slacking...

    and I could use a few little things like a unexpected trip to Germany, and organizing a little event like the RDV, as an excuse, but mostly it was the lack of experience in finding broken bits/bearings ahead of time. Instead, every time I wanted to put my bike back together I ended up taking it more apart :lol3 - and ordering/waiting for more parts :bluduh

    So, finally with a weekend off, I got around to it. Hardest part was to remember what goes where :norton

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    had my hubby to secure a little "dodgy" bolt

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    and voila!!!

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    tomorrow I ride! :rayof

  18. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Jax Off again.

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    650 looks great Cuttle! DOn't sweat the time it took to get it done, mine has been apart in the basement more time in the last 2 years than it has been running in good shape. I ALWAYS set to doing a task and find 5 more things that need attention. Always. These are great bikes, and once you get it going, it will be a trusted ride.
    Trips to Deutchland and planning an EPIC party are legit excuses. :deal Thank you again for the latter.

    Looking FWD to seeing more of WNC! :lurk



  19. Blimey

    Blimey Smart Arse

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    If it's any consolation, mine will become a pile of parts for a while, later on this week.
  20. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    me too... first I tired to figure something out: leftovers :scratch

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    :hmmmmm

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    :baldy

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    it's the bearing seal/washer on the inside of the swing-arm. I guess, I will pay more attention next time :deal

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    at least I am getting real fast taking it apart and put back together :lol3: less than an hour and I was ready to roll... well, everything but the battery was ready :rofl- it decided not hold a charge anymore.

    so, took the B-bike again (I don't take many pics on the Morini due to the lack of magic button)

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    hooked up with the boys

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    and a critter pic

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