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post #1 of 27 Old 09-13-2006, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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Going Naked????????????????

No, but I remembered what it felt like when I did ride naked.
I rode my 10R back from my privateer mechanic today after he checked the valves, put new plugs in her, added a new K&N (I know all the stories about the K&N adding no performance so save your breath), sync the throttle bodies.
All valves clearences are in spec, no more than .001 off. The bike has 17,500 miles on it. Now.......I get to put all the plastic crap back on. Anyone think I should just put some Speed Triple stuff on and call it a day?

He charged me 4 1/2 hrs labor. Just shy of 60 bucks parts (I had the plugs already) Total was $333.46. So he did all that stuff for less than those filthy crooks wanted to charge for four tire swaps on that other thread. If your ever in my neck of the woods and want to meet a cool and dedicated motorcycle enthusiast/mechanic/all around good guy, I'll take you over to meet Danny Whaller at Precision Motorcycle.

Today he had an old RD400 sitting out in front that needed TLC, plus a GSXR 600 in for a burned up main bearing, an R1 for a tune up, a TransAlp for a tune up, a dozen various off road bikes and ATV's plus wheels/tires/brakes for a vintage RC160 Honda Racer he had just laced up with stainless spokes.
I asked him to order heavy duty stainless spokes for my KLR650. The stock sheaattttt is corroding as I type. I know, I hear it through the closed garage door.
Dan also relayed a sad story indeed. He had just finished working on aq pristene RD350 LC that came in after the rider T-Boned a cage who pulled out in front of him. Dan said it was near impossible to find replacement parts.
I put my head in my hands and cried "Why, why O Lord must the good be taken????????????????????????"
Oh well, it's time to stop messing around and get my Black Vespa back together.


的 said I never had much use for one.
Never said I didn't know how to use it."
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post #2 of 27 Old 09-13-2006, 09:59 AM
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And dude, do you ever ride that thing? It is just simply too clean, especially for a dirty minded owner !!!!!

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Hey, she's the one with the dirty mind. All the time wanting me to ride her hard and put her away wet.

的 said I never had much use for one.
Never said I didn't know how to use it."
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How'd the plugs look? I replaced mine at 12000 miles and they didn't looks so hot. Are your plugs crazy too or is it just the RC that has $12-$15 plugs.

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Add a LSL Handlebar kit, a set of Bates dual headlights, and ride naked!


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How'd the plugs look? I replaced mine at 12000 miles and they didn't looks so hot. Are your plugs crazy too or is it just the RC that has $12-$15 plugs.
Just the RC

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I didn't even think to ask for the plugs back. I know the bike ran shiiity, but it did have a filthy filter. And yes, I got a deal on my plugs at 43 bucks a set of four.
I think they are iridium or iridiot or something.

的 said I never had much use for one.
Never said I didn't know how to use it."
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You need to get some grass on the grave in the front yard.
And hide the shovel.

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Being an anal retentive neat freak myself, I applaud the cleanliness of the bike! If it isnt clean enough to eat off of, you shouldnt be riding it....


Sweet machine... hows she running now?

And I vote for a new exhaust!

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....If it isnt clean enough to eat off of, you shouldnt be riding it....
Those are my sentiments exactly.

But, not about bikes. They get a through cleaning at the end of the year. Touch-ups with Plexus or Honda Polish is good for in between.

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You need to get some grass on the grave in the front yard.
And hide the shovel.

No grass on that section until my boys decide playing in the dirt is out.

And after the tune-up, the razor edge has been restored to her. Very snappy indeed.

BTW, I have never put a hose to that bike. It's always hand cleaned.

的 said I never had much use for one.
Never said I didn't know how to use it."
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BTW, I have never put a hose to that bike. It's always hand cleaned.
Same as my......oh, nevermind.

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Same as my......oh, nevermind.
Wife maybe?

的 said I never had much use for one.
Never said I didn't know how to use it."
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Dropped the coin on an Akropovic Ti Evo system. Looking forward to the installation.

的 said I never had much use for one.
Never said I didn't know how to use it."
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Dropped the coin on an Akropovic Ti Evo system. Looking forward to the installation.
Das a lotta coing mein fruend! Mien Gott! You will certainly enjoy it though. If I had spare coin, that would be my choice for the RC as well.... and the next person who says, "You don't have a bike" get my boot up their anal vortex!

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Das a lotta coing mein fruend! Mien Gott! You will certainly enjoy it though. If I had spare coin, that would be my choice for the RC as well.... and the next person who says, "You don't have a bike" get my boot up their anal vortex!
Gonna say it anyhow.....

If you had "spare" coin you would first buy a bike.




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Das a lotta coing mein fruend! Mien Gott! You will certainly enjoy it though. If I had spare coin, that would be my choice for the RC as well.... and the next person who says, "You don't have a bike" get my boot up their anal vortex!
You don't have a bike.

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twice in the same day WIM is claiming to have an RC?!

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twice in the same day WIM is claiming to have an RC?!


He's been sniffing the dye they've been using on the new gloves.




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twice in the same day WIM is claiming to have an RC?!


Signs of deep psychological displacia. The pain this man is feeling has to be almost insurmountable. Let us see what happens next.

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Gonna say it anyhow.....

If you had "spare" coin you would first buy a bike.


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You don't have a bike.
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twice in the same day WIM is claiming to have an RC?!


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He's been sniffing the dye they've been using on the new gloves.


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Signs of deep psychological displacia. The pain this man is feeling has to be almost insurmountable. Let us see what happens next.


AND MY BIG BOOT UP ALL YOUR ANAL VORTICES !!!!! Meanies!

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at least most of us own motorcycles....

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WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hear dead silence broken intermittently by the faint 'glub, glub, glub' of a powerful Asian Super Tonic.

I'm really here for you in these tumultuous times, bro. (no reach around, no deal)

的 said I never had much use for one.
Never said I didn't know how to use it."
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WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hear dead silence broken intermittently by the faint 'glub, glub, glub' of a powerful Asian Super Tonic.

I'm really here for you in these tumultuous times, bro. (no reach around, no deal)
OUCH!!!! Tough crowd!

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so wim, when you buy again, you gonna buy an rc, or a 919? or what?

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so wim, when you buy again, you gonna buy an rc, or a 919? or what?
And it was at this point they shot WIM. Well, I am working on buying back my RC - I put too much into that thing. I hope that pans out. Then, I am seriously considering a CBR1000rr as the next bike, and for a naked, I am actually not sold on the 919. I am taken by the Triumph Triple! I think it is a beautiful bike.

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And yes, I got a deal on my plugs at 43 bucks a set of four.
I think they are iridium or iridiot or something.
That's steep. The RC's iridium plugs are $6.75 at my dealer.

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