Pee Leak, and other stuff to gripe about

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by Buzztail, May 2, 2012.

  1. ineptizoid

    ineptizoid I'm scared hold me

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    Yessir I wrote the book on mechanically inept as well as several other kinds of inept, and even I haven't managed to kill a bike yet. (I did kill one German car however.) Hatch made a good choice with the Nighthawk S for his buddy, I had one for 4 yrs and it was absolutely the least maintenance intensive bike I've ever owned, by far. A bulletproof shaft drive, air cooling, and hydraulic lifters turned routine maintenance into just oil/filter changes, and an occasional peek at the air filter. Sold that bike with ~40K on the odo and the only thing it needed was a clutch, I'm kinda surprised the original clutch lasted that long considering the abuse it endured. What can I say, I was a young dumb gazoonie.:dunno
  2. Hatch

    Hatch Perpetually lost

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    I've only had it up to third :1drink
    No tag yet so haven't left the neighborhood, but yea it clicks confidently into neutral like my old XT. Definitely getting some nostalgic vibes, like this is a bigger better XT for me :D
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  3. Mugwest

    Mugwest .

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    Then you might just have a keeper-- that wonky Neutral thing was endemic to DR Jrs, mine (which was later Buzz's) included.

    Good luck Jerry-- there's a ton of potential with that platform when applied to its Strong Suit envelope :thumb
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  4. Hatch

    Hatch Perpetually lost

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    Yabbut, what oil should I use? :ear:eyes


    :hide
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  5. YJake

    YJake Social Distancing Before It Was Cool Supporter

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    Obviously a flavor of:
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    -Jake
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  6. Buzztail

    Buzztail Buzztopian OG Supporter

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    Throw a TM33 on there @Hatch you can thank me later
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  7. Hatch

    Hatch Perpetually lost

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    Tm33 carb?
  8. Davebert

    Davebert Too damn serious!

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  9. Buzztail

    Buzztail Buzztopian OG Supporter

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    Yeah, one uge ass trakmaster! :gdog
    The pumper really makes the bike come to life.
  10. Hatch

    Hatch Perpetually lost

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    Damn, yall caught me
    I definitely don't want no 33 on my bike.

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  11. kelly duke 2000

    kelly duke 2000 Retired, Gone Riding Supporter

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    It's a good thing I cover the front brake and rear whenever and wherever I ride.
    35mph and an elderly woman makes a left 60 foot in front of me. I could feel both wheels skidding before I stopped 5 foot from her car, because of course she stopped in the middle of my lane when she realised what she had done.
    Hope she could not read lips or hear what I was yelling because she is probably a real nice person.
    At least I saw what was going to hit me, unlike PK.
  12. Mugwest

    Mugwest .

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    DID YOU HONK YOUR GODDAMNED HORN AT HER!!!!?
    :lol3


    Glad you pulled off the save, Kelly! :bow
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  13. kelly duke 2000

    kelly duke 2000 Retired, Gone Riding Supporter

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    It's a good thing that horn was the last thing on my mind:lol3
  14. rider1150gsadv

    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    Stopping first is mo impotent.... :nod
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  15. Philip Kuntz

    Philip Kuntz Fleasy Rider Supporter

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    Nice job, Kelly.
  16. Hatch

    Hatch Perpetually lost

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    Need a get back whip for such occasions :rofl
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  17. Mugwest

    Mugwest .

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    And if not stopping, getting speed reduced as fast as possible to enable steering to a better outcome.

    Easier said than done when we're talking milliseconds
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  18. Davebert

    Davebert Too damn serious!

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    Was there a cone?
  19. Buzztail

    Buzztail Buzztopian OG Supporter

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    this! I’ve had to get agricultural a time or two thanks to the Gen1 KLR’s outstanding bakes. The Galfer line and pads helped but then I rode an R1100s :nod
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  20. Davebert

    Davebert Too damn serious!

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    That is one of three things I dread most when on my bike, especially when my wife is riding too. The person turning in front of you as posted above. The red light runner, and getting rear ended by a fool not paying attention while you are stopped at a red light at an intersection.
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