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    1. Senior Member TBT-Syncro's Avatar
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      04-05-2012 11:01 PM #701
      Quote Originally Posted by Metallitubby View Post
      the KTM one? Mine doesn't have a license light also... who cares
      if i can get the proper one for the same price, its worth the switch in order to avoid being hassled by the cops.

      but its a long weekend, so i'd be surprised if it doesnt end up mounted.

      any update on the FE?

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      04-06-2012 01:14 AM #702
      Received the new license plate in the mail from DMV today. I ditched the cheap-o plastic screws and nuts that came from the Tiumph factory and bought some stainless allen bolts and hardware. Mounted up my new plate and added the registration card to the small bag under the side cover.
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      04-06-2012 05:10 AM #703
      Quote Originally Posted by TBT-Syncro View Post
      any update on the FE?
      Yeah, I can still hear it calling me in my sleep.
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      04-06-2012 09:14 AM #704
      Quote Originally Posted by Metallitubby View Post
      Yeah, I can still hear it calling me in my sleep.
      Would that be a nightmare or a wet dream? lol

      AAAAANNNNNNDDDDYYYY, ANNNNNNNDDDDDDDYYYYYYYY. You know you waaaaannnnnt me.
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      04-06-2012 01:27 PM #705
      Quote Originally Posted by autotragik b3attlewagen View Post
      Would that be a nightmare or a wet dream? lol

      AAAAANNNNNNDDDDYYYY, ANNNNNNNDDDDDDDYYYYYYYY. You know you waaaaannnnnt me.
      Buy me. BUY me, BUY ME!
      It's actually a dream where the Husaberg is pulsating up and down, with the voice of Wilford Brimley saying "ride me you dirty Eye-talian"... "You know you want it"

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      04-08-2012 12:37 AM #706
      I went for a little ride and crossed a little stream.



      I had already crossed by this point so yeah, that isn't me falling over on the GS. I just got water in my boots and a pair of wet socks.

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      04-08-2012 07:57 PM #707
      rm125:
      cleaned and lubed the throttle mechanism, tube, bar, cable (was sticky)
      saw some drips coming out of the sprocket seal, but seems to have gone away (maybe just from sitting all winter)
      did some radical uturns in the driveway (it's unreal how easily you can turn around on it, probably only need half the MSF box for a figure 8 )

      sv:
      took a 250 mi ride a few days ago in the name of Andy in celebration of All Good Friday.

      nsr:
      wept at my inability to remove the sticker gunk off. Gonna have to skip the repaint this year probably since I need it in <2 weeks.

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      04-08-2012 11:50 PM #708
      I did something each day this weekend:

      *Yesterday, my girlfriend helped me slap on the fuel tank knee pads
      *Today, I installed the Triumph flyscreen

      -Bryan

    9. 04-09-2012 11:52 AM #709
      Tried to dial in jetting and idle settings after switching to pod filters.

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      04-09-2012 01:03 PM #710
      Saturday: Broke 10,000 miles.. chasing sport-bikes somewhere in the twisties in Vermont!

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      04-10-2012 02:11 PM #711
      Not today, but I'm getting my suspension set up for my weight this Saturday! Super excited.

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      04-10-2012 11:24 PM #712
      Screaming Eagle rear fender setup....



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      04-11-2012 02:26 AM #713
      started stripping it down
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      all thats left is the motor and front suspension.

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      04-11-2012 08:19 AM #714
      Road it for the first time in a week. ahhhhhhhhhhh......
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      04-11-2012 08:59 AM #715
      Quote Originally Posted by ANSAracingb View Post
      I love it. Nice move with the tank pads.

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      a thumper and a diesel wagon...
      04-11-2012 11:16 AM #716
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      04-12-2012 12:40 AM #717
      I didn't do anything to my bike but I did receive this in the mail from a friend of mine in the UK.



      I tried to play it on my $40 Phillips DVD and no dice since it was the wrong region.

      I then took it upon myself to google "change region on cheap Phillips DVD" which led me to a hack page which gave me the instructions on how to unlock the regions I needed.

      A few quick clicks and the picture appeared on the screen, no fuss no muss.

      This was my face tonight --->

      I can't wait till my wife has a girl's night out so I can watch it with my son.. un-interrupted.

    18. 04-12-2012 07:33 AM #718
      I replaced the parking brake cable on the Burgman. Took three hours because the entire front plastics need to be removed. Ended up with 2 screws and 1 plastic rivet left over and quite frankly I don't give a damn.

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      04-12-2012 02:24 PM #719
      Quote Originally Posted by Paul@VWvortex View Post
      I didn't do anything to my bike but I did receive this in the mail from a friend of mine in the UK.
      Awesome movie.

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      04-12-2012 02:43 PM #720
      Quote Originally Posted by U n i o n 0015 View Post
      Awesome movie.
      agreed. have watched it 4 times.

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      04-12-2012 08:46 PM #721
      Quote Originally Posted by U n i o n 0015 View Post
      Awesome movie.
      See it in person. It's the movie with air rushing by



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      04-13-2012 04:49 PM #722
      Quote Originally Posted by Metallitubby View Post
      See it in person. It's the movie with air rushing by

      this pic is just asking to be a meme
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      04-14-2012 05:27 PM #723
      I had my suspension adjusted for my weight today. Absolutely amazing difference. I recommend everyone to do this if you have the chance. The bike feels like a new bike and I have so much more confidence in its behavior. Awesome.

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      04-14-2012 06:25 PM #724
      I've been meaning to setup my suspension, for my weight, also...
      I'm ~200lbs, and my guess, is that the ZX10 is probably setup for around 150lbs.

      What weight are the Ducati's setup for from the factory? ...And how far off was it?
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      04-15-2012 12:49 AM #725
      Quote Originally Posted by thescirocco.com View Post
      I've been meaning to setup my suspension, for my weight, also...
      I'm ~200lbs, and my guess, is that the ZX10 is probably setup for around 150lbs.

      What weight are the Ducati's setup for from the factory? ...And how far off was it?
      most bikes are in the 150-175lb range (with gear) it seems.

      setting pre-load takes 5 minutes on most bikes, and can have a huge impact on performance.

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      04-15-2012 05:08 PM #726
      Quote Originally Posted by U n i o n 0015 View Post
      I had my suspension adjusted for my weight today. Absolutely amazing difference.
      Curious what this means. Did you pay someone to dial in the adjustments on your adjustable suspension? Or did you swap parts?

      Last winter I loaded new (much heavier) springs and some Race Tech emulators into my damper-rod forks. Unfortunately it looks like I still have quite a bit of tuning to do. I think they are too harsh and I think I need to relax the preload on the RT emulators. Although I would like to learn how to properly set pre-load as well. Still working on understanding how that is done.

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      04-15-2012 09:17 PM #727
      Sold it. :/ Will hopefully be the owner of a new fuel injected bike within 2 months tho.

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      04-16-2012 02:48 PM #728
      Bought my son's 1st bike. (he's 2)

      Now Daddy and the little monster have matching Kawi's

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      04-16-2012 06:24 PM #729
      That right there is 12 volts of win.

      My new high(er) perf brake pads arrived today. Will likely install tomorrow.

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      04-16-2012 08:56 PM #730
      rode to work 3 days in a row...

      first day i got stuck in some rain on the way home

      second day i rode through the rain in the morning to enjoy the high 70's on the way home

      today i enjoyed a gorgeous morning ride followed by a high 80's ride home

      washed her tonight, adjusted clutch cable (see if it fixed my difficulty to get neutral), and cleaned/lubed chain

      may adjust chain tomorrow, i need to research the tolerances first

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      04-16-2012 09:04 PM #731
      SV? I bet it is like my DL: About an inch of total play.

      I rode to work today too. Sweated my balls off riding home. This ATGATT bit is tough.

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      04-16-2012 09:04 PM #732
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      04-16-2012 09:29 PM #733
      Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
      SV? I bet it is like my DL: About an inch of total play.

      I rode to work today too. Sweated my balls off riding home. This ATGATT bit is tough.
      yup 1 inch, i think im still good mine is right around there, if its more its not much at all

      it was high 80s here and yes very warm, atgatt is warm but worth it

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      04-17-2012 06:53 AM #734
      Loose is better than tight with valves and chains, but not much else. I wouldn't screw with it unless it were clearly over say 1.5". But that's me.

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      04-17-2012 09:32 AM #735
      Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
      Loose is better than tight with valves and chains, but not much else. I wouldn't screw with it unless it were clearly over say 1.5". But that's me.
      yeah im not messing with it, its very very close to 1 inch, like you said. no adjustment needed till over 1.5


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