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    Owenator, We always charged "hazard pay" to...

    Owenator,

    We always charged "hazard pay" to weld leaking tanks. Our practice was to drain the tanks, then run car exhaust(inert gas) into the tanks for 1/2 hour or so and weld away. Yes diesel...
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    Howdy awesome, Big state --but if you are...

    Howdy awesome,

    Big state --but if you are anywhere near Fresno -- get in touch with Chris Rivas V-Twin--They worked on several of my bikes and are "awesome"-- besides they have all sorts of cool...
  3. Moto friends, The most pathetic thing I have...

    Moto friends,

    The most pathetic thing I have seen in the last few days is the license plate on my EBR--you know, the one in my garage with the 3 failed Master cylinders--(brake front and rear...
  4. Thread: Well.....Bye.

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    Actually rarer yet as I checked the rear brake...

    Actually rarer yet as I checked the rear brake master and it is pretty funky also- a trifecta! The bike never froze as I keep a bit of heat on --There are canned goods in there as well as laundry so...
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    Well I will let you all know when I get them...

    Well I will let you all know when I get them going.

    Lunatic--Sadly, I am leaning towards your last comment "quality of components". Pretty simple systems and I never had this sort of issue ever....
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    The EBR has been sitting around far too long. ...

    The EBR has been sitting around far too long. Probably 4 months since it was run. Today was the day. Charged at 2 amps for 4 hours and it flashed right up. Sounds good and ready.

    Not so...
  7. Thread: Night riding

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    Lotsa bug stories out there--here are two more; ...

    Lotsa bug stories out there--here are two more; traveling through SE British Columbia one late night I passed through miles of some sort of white moth(?) bloom--literally billions of them--it really...
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    Next time give me a call--I have a spare belt and...

    Next time give me a call--I have a spare belt and a clutch cable, could have over nighted it to you. I have had that broken clutch cable experience --OK once you get rolling but stop lights really...
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    Hi Cooter, I will never forget that eclipse...

    Hi Cooter,

    I will never forget that eclipse experience--spooky--plus the great location with the ultimate frisbee girls and the guy from NM with all the booze and goodies.

    I remember that...
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    Cooter you are loosing it -- that hammer/bearing...

    Cooter you are loosing it -- that hammer/bearing event took place in Arco, ID

    Opto
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    Thanks, pdksh, for confirming. Cooter says 105...

    Thanks, pdksh, for confirming. Cooter says 105 is "pretty good for a Uly". Now the EBR--total other story and no, I have never run it out.

    Opto
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    Thanks for the useful map, SR. Cooter, after...

    Thanks for the useful map, SR. Cooter, after having the squeeze put on me multiple times I thought a grenade through the window would be appropriate but that was just adrenaline talking of course. ...
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    All, Well my stock 09 Uly with a biggish...

    All,

    Well my stock 09 Uly with a biggish windscreen makes it to 105mph and that's it--My '67 650 Norton Dominator, about the same. The Uly has twice the cc's, same weight and 50 years newer--am...
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    Cooter and all, Speaking of lane...

    Cooter and all,

    Speaking of lane splitting--I think CA is the only state that permits it. When I do it here in WA people get really choked--too bad. Anyway, a couple of things. Driving in CA,...
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    Jeez, Cooter, you are scaring me with the high...

    Jeez, Cooter, you are scaring me with the high speed wreck. Glad you were able to walk away from it but the Adrenalin rush must have been extreme. Tell us how stiff and sore you are after that.
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    Cooter, Shame about the new fairing. I...

    Cooter,

    Shame about the new fairing. I have one if you like but it comes attached to my RX. All, I can say for sure is that it
    is good we didn't have the EBR's up in Idaho!

    Opto
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    Really, NJ--after 3 beers what difference does it...

    Really, NJ--after 3 beers what difference does it make?
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    Thanks for the encouraging words, Cooter--It is...

    Thanks for the encouraging words, Cooter--It is only a 2500 mile round trip. I worked it out for the Pickup towing the camping trailer w the bike in the bed. Maybe sounds weird but for fuel worked...
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    All, And in the meantime my EBR sits...

    All,

    And in the meantime my EBR sits gathering dust in the barn--someone take me to Button Willow plz plz!

    Opto
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    All--This Valdo dude is whacked on something or...

    All--This Valdo dude is whacked on something or has some "issues"--all a big waste of bandwidth. Unpleasant to read also.

    The simple fact is that I own this site -- and Cooter and Lunatic and...
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    My tire discovery are the Avon Trailriders--I...

    My tire discovery are the Avon Trailriders--I just put 2000 miles on them and they appear barely scuffed. Lots of rain, freeway, gravel and even wet grass. Best yet in my book

    Opto
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    Dishes?--Must be travelling on a trike or with a...

    Dishes?--Must be travelling on a trike or with a sidecar. I do carry a ceramic cup, nice for coffee and two small plastic plates.

    Opto
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    Ha that's funny, Cooter--Well it would wake one...

    Ha that's funny, Cooter--Well it would wake one up enough to make another run to the beer store, I guess.

    Thinking about Bike trips across Country back in the day, low on bucks and heavy on ...
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    just want to add: camping involves a lot of time...

    just want to add: camping involves a lot of time plus being in the right mood. When you find a place to hang out for awhile and can cook your fish or just watch the water flow by--then it is great...
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    Whoever invented the Thermos bottle should have...

    Whoever invented the Thermos bottle should have gotten a Nobel. You can keep your AM coffee hot for later and your water nice and cold.

    I pack a Kelley Kettle--fastest way to get some hot water,...
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