SoMD Adventure riders do James Bay/Trans Taiga (planning phase)

Discussion in 'Americas' started by blaster11, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. lakota

    lakota Geeser

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    you got that right
  2. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    Let’s assume that you have 24 fasteners between you and the bottom of your spark plugs. Now let’s assume that you artfully put all 24 fasteners into the correct locations and then “test” fire your bike. But now let’s assume the bike idles rough, really rough.

    Then let’s assume your A1 Prime troubleshooter’s first response is “take is back down”. Assume your primal desire to squish his head (from Saturday Night Live) is suppressed. Assume you re-work the same 24 fasteners, this time artfully including 2-3 “test” fires at key reassembly points (which go splendidly well).

    Now let’s assume you are back at stage 1 with the “test” fire…..but the bike idles rough, really rough. After a brief sigh, and some more basic trouble shooting, A1 Prime realizes the problem is the throttle cable needs to be adjusted. The complete irony is that somehow BMW actually located the throttle adjustment where a mere mortal could actual get to it (on the handle bar). It’s crazy because in the last 50,000 miles I’ve never needed to adjust the throttle cable (unlike the clutch cable which is at the bottom of the universe location).

    Grrrrrr, 72 fastners later she purrs like a kitten.
  3. lakota

    lakota Geeser

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    think it's time to get on the road:D
  4. EOD3MC

    EOD3MC What will break next

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    I didn't realize your orange bike had KTM blood.... :lol3
  5. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    Believe me I wasn't I thinking that! Worse, I now shutter how long I might be on the trail if I flood this one out following you (e.g. one that rides with fishes) :rofl
  6. EOD3MC

    EOD3MC What will break next

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    No worries...just maintain the same operational mode as last time...
    I'll swim, you play life guard...
  7. keithmckenney

    keithmckenney Been here awhile

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    If anyone has a better suggestion or objects let me know but I went ahead and made a reservation for two rooms for us in Sudbury for Sunday 8.25.13 at

    Comfort Inn(CN305)
    2171 Regent St. S., Sudbury, ON, CA, P3E 5V3
    Phone: (705)522-1101

    We can cancel up to 4 pm on 8.25 if we change our plans.....
  8. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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  9. blaster11

    blaster11 Some days.....

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    SPOT links checked out.