What you did on or with your D/S-Adv bike today

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by Huzband, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. motomike14

    motomike14 Thumper Crusader Supporter

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    Both Husqvarnas getting love. The "austrian" one got the TPS adjusted from .48 (even the MX bikes come uber lean now) to .6, much happier and no more massive popping on decel.

    The "swedish" one got last major parts haul, and managed to finagle the tapered sprocket off using a combination drowning in pb blaster and a valve spring compressor. Flywheel came off after which point I called it a day before splitting the cases this weekend and throwing a fresh transmission, crank seals and clutch into it. The sleepy WR will become essentially a CR.
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  2. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    Tossed the GS in the truck for the drive up to Blue Ridge tomorrow. :ricky
  3. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    I thought they closed the Starbucks in Blue Ridge?:fpalm
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  4. rider1150gsadv

    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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  5. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    Man, the driving conditions couldn't have been much worse. Rain, hard rain, then some rain, then as a bonus it was pouring rain all the way through Atlanta. But then it cleared & by the time we were close to Elijay it was nice & dry. Looking forward to a few nice days of riding.
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    ps, this place is buried way back on a proper GS road. :ricky Kinda wish I could have brought the trials bike too, though.
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  6. Buzztail

    Buzztail Buzztopian OG Supporter

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    Sometimes I hate riding in those conditions.... oh wait:rofl
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  7. KirkN

    KirkN Long timer Super Supporter

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    Dang! I'm jealous! Looks awesome. Izzat your own place or a rental / VRBO kinda deal? Love the Blue Ridge / Suches / Hiawassee area!
  8. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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  9. Motopsychoman

    Motopsychoman Not a total poseur Supporter

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    Bolted the rejuvenated heads back onto the Frankenbeemer. Retorqued the bolts and then set the valve lash. I'll finish bolting the carbs on tomorrow and then fire the beast up!
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  10. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    Errm, okay then.
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  11. Motopsychoman

    Motopsychoman Not a total poseur Supporter

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    Out here in Kalifornia, that would be ash on the seat. I have a carport and not a garage so the bikes have been accumulating a fine layer of the stuff for the past few weeks.
  12. Flirtin w/Disaster

    Flirtin w/Disaster Skinny ass white boy

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    Very inspirational! Congrats on having the balls to catch all that air as a 48yr old noob. (Im 50 next year) I’m really wanting to learn to master some air on the KX100 but knowing the pains of missing the landing keep me in fear. If I can find some proper instruction I’ll probably go for it. Keep the vids coming!
  13. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    The wife, being the swell gal she is, always gives me a solo day when we're up here. For no particular reason I chose today.
    I started with a nice warm-up on 68 up to Tellico Plains. Stopped for gas then rolled through the historic district, noting that rumors of the demise of Tellico Grainery have been greatly exaggerated.
    Then off to slay the Cherahala. Wait, wrong road. Anyway, had a mostly great ride across. I say mostly because some areas had been salted, & some rather heavily. Not a confidence booster to say the least. Kinda wished I had taken the dirt but time was a bit of a factor. Hooked a left early & came to 129 north of R'ville.
    First stop was for one of my usual pics.
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    NOW it's time to slay the dragon. Okay, honestly, not so much. It's been a year. I'm cognizant of the fact that I'm no doubt a little rusty. And it's middle of the day Saturday. I still held a respectable pace, but not quite enough for a couple of locals, a 5 series & a Vette. I snagged the first available pull out, they waved as they smoked on by. Finished the run & made a picture from one of my favorite places.
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    And left evidence of a CADS presence. :D
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    Then it was back to R'ville & time to set sail for home through Andrews. It was a fun loop with very little traffic. More tomorrow. :ricky
  14. Motopsychoman

    Motopsychoman Not a total poseur Supporter

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    Got the Frankenbeemer all reassembled, tightened everything up and fired it up. Started right up.
    IMG_20191116_165622178.jpg Didn't have time to set the carbs as it is getting dark so early. Will do that in the morning then take it out for a ride.
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  15. Mugwest

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    Why the overlong plug cables? I bought Perz an aftermarket set for 100GS last year and it was same overlong deal. Stock is just enough to go from coil to plug with a slight arc to clear tank :scratch
  16. beefcake morris

    beefcake morris Long timer

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    @Milkweed helped me bring this home today.

    Oh boy, can’t wait to try this out.

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  17. Motopsychoman

    Motopsychoman Not a total poseur Supporter

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    It was the length that Rick (Motorrad Elektrik) had in stock. I usually tuck more of it along the backbone so it doesn't look so long but haven't taken the tank off lately. It doesn't interfere with anything so I've left it alone for now.
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  18. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    Congrats Nick! :thumb And on the garage improvements as well. :D
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  19. Mugwest

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    Man, I'm just glad to hear Rick is still ALIVE. When i got in the game ~30 years ago he was already an old hand/guru. :bow
  20. Motopsychoman

    Motopsychoman Not a total poseur Supporter

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    I guess I bought my first part from him (a replacement for the Bosch coil, naturally) probably 15-20 years ago. Haven't had to buy too many parts from him, but he has offered me great advice several times over the years.
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