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.
I have to laugh when someone calls me an a*****e. I've been called far worse than that.
- Gordon Ramsay
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.
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 )
took a 250 mi ride a few days ago in the name of Andy in celebration of All Good Friday.
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.
romano258's hawk gt: watched it go up on a towtruck (was spitting oil on his tire from a gasket)
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.
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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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.
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