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I fiddled around with my mirrors to avoid having to turn my head too much while checking for cars behind me. I think its much better now.
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Looked at it and damned the rain for falling

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post #13 of 16392 (permalink) Old 05-12-2012, 02:27 PM
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Cleaned bugs of windshield. Look down and saw somebody took my gremlin bell (grrr!) Is there no decency left in this world?! Punk kid I would imagine. Guess my next one will have to be hidden behind the radiator.

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Having done almost everything including replacing the waterpump and changing the coolant on my VT1100c I started it last night and found coolant squirting out of the overflow..so today I removed the thermostat, tested it and found it good, so I cleaned it..then I removed the thermostat housing..it was FULL of gunk..so much so that in the half hour I tested the coolant last night the coolant had turned brown...A good scrape out of the worst, then a scrub with vinegar then adding some strong bleach to make it fizz and another scrub with a toothbrush..put all the bits back together and it all works like a charm..

I look like a hobo after all that dirty work..but I feel like a king..


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Wash and Polish to get ready for tomorrow's journey to Maggie Valley, new rear tire, fluids and front brakes, she's ready to roll.
Also, be careful of add on's as I have discovered that not all add on's are good for the paint job and not all add on's are of the high quality we would expect for the prices we pay.
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post #16 of 16392 (permalink) Old 05-12-2012, 04:09 PM
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I've gone solo

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post #17 of 16392 (permalink) Old 05-12-2012, 04:43 PM
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Going on a trip next weekend, so.... I checked to make sure my ins. card was on the bike. Checked to see that my night lenses for my glasses were on the bike as well. Checked the tire pressure. Now the wait begins......
Going to Bandera next weekend, anybody want to meet up. Will be a large group.

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Rode it for 104 miles...
how is that so easy to do, when it'd be sheer drudgery in a cage?

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Went to Saguaro Lake today, about 115 miles trip. Gorgeous scenery and a lake that makes you want to jump in for a swim. Nice roads getting to it too.
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