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I really enjoyed the time I spent on one.  The ergos were very good, but 40-mpg was the best I was able to get.  It was nice to wheelie up the on ramps, but that isn't a requirement for me.  I'd test ride an FZ-09 and see if it sings to you.

Ride on,

J~

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Other / Re: 2010 Street Triple slow leak
« on: 03/15/19 08:26AM »
My Ninja does that sometimes.  I'd check the hose clamps for tightness and probably loosen them wiggle the hose around a little and then tighten them back up.  The pipe on the right should have an o-ring where it goes into the case.  I'd replace it if the problem persists.  That's the problem with my Ninja, I'm just too lazy to fix it yet.

Ride on,

J~

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Wish it were that simple. Gen 2 BMW ABS triggers the brake light through fluid pressure within the ABS module. No external electric switches like, well, probably every other bike on the planet. At least flush and bleed is conventional. None of that turkey baster fluid extraction jib jab. Other than a normal bleed, there’s the added step of cycling the ABS pump with the GS911 and then re-bleeding.

If I were tasked with flushing and bleeding the old BMW system four times in a row I would have just put the bike in a Walmart parking lot with the engine running and walked away.

Sheesh!  What a nightmare!  Glad you resolved it. 

I can't help but wonder what the engineers were thinking of when they designed and implemented that system.  Their continued revenue stream must have been a part of that equation. 

Ride on,

J~

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Wow. 

Sorry, Todd. 

Heal well and soon!

J~

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My bike has been in the shop getting the engine rebuilt for 2 months (parts for a 2008 Triumph engine are not readily available off the shelf), having to drive the 40 miles to work (which includes Ortega) leaves me much more tense and aggravated with people in cars, who I would normally be able to ride around.  And I do notice I usually only think about riding when doing so, all the other distractions of life are put aside.  Supposed to be done next week, YAY!


BTW, have to say I'm quite happy with my Triumph, having put over 120,000 miles on it in 7 years, and thankful for the extended warranty I bought which still has 6 months left on it.  Actually very few issues.  Then engine was feeling a bit tired and the ring lands finally broke on 1 cylinder.  Unfortunately the warranty only covered that one piston and cylinder and teardown.  Love the bike, so I went for a complete rebuild, the extra 3k out of my pocket is a lot cheaper than any new, or newer used bike, and if I can get another 120k out of it, I'll be a happy guy!

Wow, Rick.  That's cool.  Crash free miles, too.

Ride on,

J~

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I see.  That sucks.

Ride on,

J~

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Yamaha had a run of bad electrics during that era.  Lots of bad stators on many models.  They're really easy to test, so I'd take a look at it.

Those bikes were bad-ass for their time!  I remember watching a friend do burnouts on his.

Ride on,

J~

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It's a little colder here.  These are from early December.  We got a foot of snow.  More expected the coming weekend.

Ski on,

J~
One of the best things about living in So Cal is year round riding season

True dat!

But I like having seasons again.  This is from day before yesterday.  We had a spell of freezing rain.  Rare here, but beautiful to see.

Ride on,

J~

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Does anyone know why this law was passed in the first place?  That has me puzzled...

Ride on,

J~

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It's a little colder here.  These are from early December.  We got a foot of snow.  More expected the coming weekend.

Ski on,

J~

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I favor the Yamaha.

J~

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Nice find!

I'd ride it.

Ride on,

J~

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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Powder coating
« on: 11/20/18 08:33AM »
Beautiful work, Todd.

Ride on,

J~

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^ That's a challenge!

I explored that option for mine, but decided that it wasn't worth the trouble.  I do like the linked brake system, though.  It worked very well for me.

Ride on,

J~

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Off Topic / Re: Rider down 405 at Bake RIP
« on: 11/03/18 09:31AM »
More info here - https://www.ocregister.com/2018/11/02/3-motorcyclists-killed-in-crashes-on-405-freeway-in-costa-mesa-irvine/

A sad day for us all.  Hoping they all rest in peace.

Ride on,

J~

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Participated in the Umra 24h endurance race and took third in the GP65 class  :45:

Nice! 

Congrats!

Ride on,

J~

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New Members / Re: BACK FROM THE DEAD
« on: 09/25/18 09:58AM »
Some of us are still around.

Welcome back!

Ride on,

J~

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Buy it. That's a good deal on a low mileage truck that will last a long time.

The last one I had took me cross-country thrice without a problem and the first one I owned did it eight times.  All had more than 200k miles on them at the time.  The last did it at 296k miles on the clock.  I got two grand for it and it was an '89.

The 22r is arguably one of the best engines ever made.

Drive on,

J~

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Have fun and get pictures!

Ride on,

J~

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I ride the 405 LB to Tustin each day. They took away the median that provided riders space to flow through traffic. Everything is now packed tighter together. It's threading needles for 22 full miles each day. In 35 years of riding, I'd only come in contact with a car once. I have three times in a month with this new freeway configuration. And that is now on the 22 and will be throughout So Cal.
Now implicit in the three bumps I've shared with some cars lately is that the problem must be me. The landscape has changed and I haven't changed how traverse it. Most important is patience. That cagers are going to inattentive asshats is a given. I can't control that. So I must address me. The biggest adjustment needed is not in how I sit in the saddle or blip the throttle. The space between my ears is the problem. The last few days, I've paid closer attention to how I'm feeling being squeezed in so tight with cars. By paying attention to my own head, I'm catching my own temper and am able to check it. I've not had any close calls in a few days now. I will need to continue to refine this as, again, all So Cal freeways will eventually become like the 405 and 22.       

^ That.

We adjust, because we must.

Ride on,

J~

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