Spanking the Cow- The continuing saga of an R100GSPD at the Races

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Stagehand, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Ah hell... once its singing smooth I will just ride and ride and ride till the song changes :D

    I mean until the final drive comes apart, but it wont until after break in.

    One thing after another.


    Have been saving money and so havent spent it on my own swag, yet! hah, cant wait to get into an ART shirt <--
  2. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    I missed something, you going to Africa to ride?
  3. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    Nah. He's actually a famous R&B singer over there. Sorta like how David Hasselhoff is famous in Germany.
  4. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Ah, no- just a little vacation- Wish I was riding- but its only a short trip, one week, to Kenya for a little safari, but I'm getting in a car to JFK in two hours.

    My girlfriend has been out there for a few days already (she's on the board of and African medical organization, which is how we got some cheap flights) and the most hilarious part is I'll be taking our three year old with me. Hello, 24 hours of international travel with a toddler :eek1 :lol3

    If I can find a bike out there, I will ride it :D
  5. russbryant

    russbryant Long timer

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    Yeah, what he said??

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  6. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    :lol3 shh yer blowing my cover
  7. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    ....you are a good man Jason...:eek1
  8. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Thanks RD, I've got my "crazy" merit badge. This is for my advanced "not right in the head" shoulder badge.

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  9. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    ...dude...aren't you 'posa be on the plane by now?...you gonna loose that stinking badge!
  10. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    currently, ya. let's see how he is after this trip. :lol3 Have fun over there man.
  11. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Holy crap well this is funny. It's a lot like getting to a rally to begin with:
    Found out as I was checking in that my passport expired on Jan 30. Haha it's been good for ten years, I never even thought to look! so we drop back and punt.

    Re confirmed flight out same time tomorrow. Got an appointment at the passport services in norwalk for ten amto get a new passport issued same day. Arrange for car service there and back and then book a hotel in NYC and get a cab there.
    Put the kid to sleep and I'm ready to go get a drink at the bar.

    Crazy times.
  12. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    Ouch. That sucks. But sounds like you totally have it handled!!! Way to go, daddy-o!!


  13. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    If it was easy it wouldn't be an adventure!


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  14. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Story of my life lornce :lol2
  15. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    Try not to let her run around naked at the airport. I hear they frown on that

    SO!?!? Did it seem like it made a huge difference in power? It sounded great. You can hear it resounding off the buildings in the video.
  16. Stagehand

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    have a day off after working a long one, yesterday. Kid's at school, wifes at work.
    PErfect day for heading to the barn, right?

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    well... I had a thought to give the PD a good hundred mileride, today, to break it in BUT-

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    the carbs kinda need balancing, and more to the point a pretty good cleaning since the choke doenst really work right, anyway, and now the rear drive is kinda warbly.... and its still pretty freaking cold, actually, even for noon... ok, lets shelve that idea, I guess.

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    I really want to get the trials bike out and play, but it really needs fork seals, and more to the point, fork Fluid, so... maybe look around a bit more.
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    I need to look at the air filter in the XT. I think the whole damn problem with that thing all along has been too munged up of an air filter. What the hell do I know from "oiled foam filters?" More is better, right? I have chased demons down in the bike nand my heart for almost two years now from the exhaust tip to the very tip of the jet needles and maybe all along I just over-oiled the air filter.
    ButI got some PJ1 and some attitude, so maybe it'll get done...

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    Kinda messy, though.

    OK.

    Really need to put a charging hookup on the GF's 1150, but that kind requires mucking with the whole thank, and for just a pair of leads I think it'll wait.

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    Crap.


    I now have no idea what to start doing down there :lol3

    Have you ever found yourself in this situation, and what do you do?




    I did hook up the battery charger on the 450, though, and it was blinking green by the time I came back up :evil

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    Pics will be edited back in shortly.
  17. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    a day off after working a long one, yesterday.

    Don't know about you brutha, but I'm whupped, you slave driver:evil
    The time lapse came out well. An 18 hour day in 2 minutes!
  18. Cigars&Scotch

    Cigars&Scotch My eyes are up here

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  19. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    Those XT carbs scare me. You tore 'em apart pretty fast though. I'm guessing you've done that once or twice? As far as I'm concerned they're proof positive that aliens have been selling their technology to mankind. At least since the mid-80s anyways :D

    I guess I can't blame ya on the weather thing. I bet you've spent a lot of cooooold days wrenching in that barn. We'll start paying for our mild winter down here by boiling every day in July.

    Still, we want more videos :tb
  20. Stagehand

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    Here's a short one of the play in the rear wheel:
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    camera is usually rigid to the wheel, which is why is looks like the FD is moving. But its the otherway around.