What Did Your Evil Twin Do Today?!?

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Motorfiets, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. AK650

    AK650 Been here awhile

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    Poured some Sea Foam in the tank, went for a short last ride of the season, and dropped the oil for the winter storage oil change......what a bummer! It was a great summer/fall though. Will be installing factory adventure racks/panniers, and a Camel Tank this winter. Will also re-spring the forks, and either re-spring the rear shock, or replace it altogether. At first, I thought the suspension would be fine with my 235 lbs, and on the blacktop, it is. Rough roads, and its way too soft.

    Jeff
  2. runnin4melife

    runnin4melife Been here awhile

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    Jeff,

    Where in AK are you and what is the usual riding season. I was going to try and do a trip to Inuvik next summer but my schedule may not permit it so I was thinking about doing a rotation up at Wainwright in Fairbanks (I am military). Get to travel up there and stay for a month etc... hit me up via PM and I will talk with you some more. I have many questions, also looking to maybe move to Wainwright post residency.
  3. AK650

    AK650 Been here awhile

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    I live just to the north of Anchorage. What I consider a typical riding season is starting around mid April to early May, depending on how soon our subdivisions streets are ice free. Putting the bike up for the winter, can occur any time in late Sept-early Oct. This year is the latest I've ever ridden. I have an unpredictable work schedule, that also factors in when I start/stop riding. Will shoot you a PM later.

    Jeff
  4. Nimi

    Nimi Been here awhile

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    Cursed TT, praised MOD and Pazzo, rode on the back of a Harley...

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  5. DoWorkSon

    DoWorkSon Been here awhile

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    Tested out the new fork revalve....... And she almost threw me off a few times because K60's suck in mud

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  6. peteace

    peteace Adventurer

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    Just after 11200 kilometers, she was in need of new rear brake pads.
    Well, with enduro mode the rear brake is useful out of tar even with ABS on.

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    Oh, and I did remove some tupperware in preparation to arrange all the wiring for electrical farkles better.
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  7. Spektrum84

    Spektrum84 Adventurer

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    Went for a nice morning ride down some country roads.

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  8. pkbinder

    pkbinder Kissing Moose

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    I was a few hundred miles from home when a bolt fell out of my side stand. I fixed it with the bolt and cotter from the passenger peg. Pk
  9. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    well... installed the accelerator module (wow how smooth! bike gets a new youth), installed the maier rear guard (hate to see my suspension covered in crap each time). mounted the OEM aluminium support bracket to support my TT screen and mount a GPS on it (since adding the MRA spoiler it generated some buffering and moved quite a bit behind cars) and since it doesn't "fit" with the TT "cockpit" I needed to cut it "in shape" :eek:).
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  10. Reaver

    Reaver Outta Here

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    You did all that in my shed? If you need help posting pics I can send you the link...........
  11. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    Get me some fckn light in the shed so that I can take decent pics!! Btw the roof is leaking; Worst landlord ever.
  12. AK650

    AK650 Been here awhile

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    Installed a Camel Tank, and factory aluminum panniers, this afternoon. Gee, only about 5 more months of winter to go, and back on two wheels again! :O

    Jeff
  13. runnin4melife

    runnin4melife Been here awhile

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    I plan on riding all winter if I can manage excluding ice/rain. I know that is not reasonable in AK but it did get down to 18' F today
  14. eddyturn

    eddyturn Wannabe

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  15. scatto1

    scatto1 Adventurer

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    Built two dolly's for the beasts. I am able to put the Moto jack underneath making it into a temp lift. Also allows me to put the bikes flush against the wall.

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  16. Sutherngintelmen

    Sutherngintelmen around the bend

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    Mine took me riding. :dllama
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  17. BlueRidgeKat

    BlueRidgeKat Daily Commuter

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    14 F here this morning so for the first time this year I passed. However almost ended up riding after all because the cage door was froze and I thought I was never going to get it open, finally enough kicking on it it broke loose.
  18. runnin4melife

    runnin4melife Been here awhile

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    Yeah it was a bit nippy the last few days. The biggest thing I did was sew up some snow mobile style handle covers. I stole the idea from touratech but not the price (they want like $200.... insane). I bought a yard of gortex, some micro fleece lining, two toggle cinchers, and some plastic I found to keep the part where you insert your hands and sewed everything up. I may even put some reflective fabric on them too.

    If you cannot sew I can easily send the pattern to you and you can get someone to sew them up on the cheap. I think I have $50 in mine but I have extra fabric.
  19. Reaver

    Reaver Outta Here

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    Speed Holes! Woo Hoo. :clap

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    The Black Zumo Icing...........

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  20. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    SOB how much did you pay for these?

    Some arsehole stole my starter button (the grey thingy with the lightning on it to fire the bike) yesterday... Now I need to start the bike with a zip tie.... and guess what, BMW only sells the whole assembly for 250€....If you find anything cheap on ebay I'm all ears =/