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Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by frog, May 22, 2008.
That was some of the coolest single track I've rode. Thanks Kev, let's do that again soon.
Infidel & I decided to investigate the backroads of the Midway area. We attacked via Guardsman Pass. Shortly there after, we discovered a fatality...
Here you see Infidel inspecting the victim. At first we thot it was Pluric, the fuzzy belly & all. Not so. No yellow Vstrom or hammered KLR. So we went on..
We breezed down to Cascade Springs...
We picked up the road at the "north" end of the springs & wound our way up on top looking for a lunch spot...
Unfortunately, we could not find any pretty areas to ride so we returned to home..
Maybe another day..
.............cause that ride really sucked.................
Harley dealer. Might have a little more rise in them.
Smart ground hog. Just like Infidel's wife, he has learned to play dead
when he is around.
Seeing how Infidel has "assumed the position" the bikes weren't the only thing ridden hard and put away wet.:eek1
The LDS church would like to use this picture for their missionary program.
"Where did I come from?"
"Why am I here?"
"Where am I going?"
Hey Hick, mind if we send a couple of suits over to answer these
troubling questions for you?
Hey Infidel, when was the last time you adjusted the valves on your XRR? I've been doing mine every 1000 miles, and it's needed it!
That looks familiar
I was on the green KLR that passed you guys going the other way
..........thanks for pulling off to the side whilst I was climbing...poor harcus got stuck in a rut for a bit and I didn't want to suffer the same ignoble fate.......... ........pluric hates when I use hoidy-toidy multisyllabic words.... I think he's just looking for an excuse to send over his suited brothers....
I didn't realize how corny this picture was until Pluric called me out on it.
I have a similar black and white picture of my grandfather back in the 1920s standing with his brother next to a thrashing machine. I always admired it and thought that maybe someday my grandchildren might like this picture...thanks for ruining for me...ya big dumb dream killer.
But since you need to know, this is what I was thinking,
"Why isn't phonetically spelled the way it sounds?"
The picture spoke a thousand words. We KNOW what rut he was stuck in.
Anyone up for an evening ride? I'm going to take the se out somewhere.
My valves haven't been adjusted for just about that many miles......they don't sound loose so I haven't really thought about attacking that job........I'd like to hear you had to tighten yours when they started to clatter....the boys at Thumpertalk seem split between frequent adjustments (like you) and longer intervals.....1500-2000 miles.
My XRR pretty much doesn't do the slab miles that you do on yours, how much DOT rubber do you burn? I'm on the same set of 606's for the past 1.5 years....and still pretty knobby.....
This is an interesting conversation. I've been wanting a KTM 640/690 versus a XRR mostly because of the 600 mile interval the XRR calls for in it's manual.
Maybe I'm just concerned about it because the maint. on the dl1000 is a PITA for anything other then oil changes.
Speaking of oil change, valve adjustment, air filter cleaning, spark plugs and other maintenance stuff....how about we do another tech day once temps start cooling down a bit?
V Strom 19,000 never been touched, KLR 9,800 never been touched, FJR 16,000 never been touched, DR about 5,000 same, 15,000 between the two SV 650s. Of course air filters and oil changes.
Some of my other bikes came with miles on them so I don't know for sure
their past status. If I don't hear it clicking I don't sweat it.
........I think that the XRR's that get raced (their original purpose) are subject to those types of intervals....and the XRR is still pretty easy to maintain in comparison to the KTM's IMHO........
Another tech day would be nice but I'm caught up on my bikes right now....who has a big enough concrete pad to hold 4-8 bikes......I can trailer in my tool chest, brake bleeder and TwinMax..........
You're a real estate agent, I'm a MECHANICAL engineer. What makes you think I'll wait until it breaks to take it apart?
One thing I definitely like about the v-strom is that it has 15k miles and the only thing I've done to it are oil changes, clean air filter and once did a TBS with the help of our GS owners. But I think that was more of a screw up from the dealer then anything else.
I am hoping honda made it easier to do their maintenance then suzuki has though.....removing the damn gas tank to get to the air filter? That's kind of ridiculous....maybe they should hire me to engineer their DS bikes.
I was a mechanic for years at Plaza (Fuck you) Cycle. I seldom swear on line. They deserve it. My dad was a machinist his whole life. He spent a good part of his career telling "engineers" how to do their job.
Bunch of over educated pencil pushers who have no idea how the real
world really works. No offense. Real Estate just pays better than turning
If it's not broke, don't fix it. Better yet, take it apart and then call all
your engineer buddies to come put it back together.