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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #8640 on: September 30, 2018, 09:29:48 AM »
Personal update: still riding the same purple GS; 65,500 miles total, No.1 cylinder exhaust valve is on the thinnest shim, and I will not be doing the work myself this time, except maybe to take off the head, but I need to remember to call the shop to see if I can still get a new exhaust valve, guide and possibly valve seat.

I tried putting on a Givi top-box using a carrier mount from Twisted Throttle (https://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-motech-alu-rack-toprack-suzuki-gs500e-05-gs500f-04-for-givi-hepco-becker-krauser-topcases) that is meant for the newer model GS, and bent the grab-rail mounting part of the frame, then bent it back.  Now I have a top rack that I cannot use.
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #8641 on: September 30, 2018, 01:04:54 PM »
Lol been there scratch. You have a piece of hardware that pretty much the only thing you can do is stare at it.
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btw found a random youtube video that kind of explains why a good body shop charges what they charge. this was very informative.
LMFAO check this out.
Just got back from visiting a friend in Pennsylvania ( coatesville area near amish country ) , hell going there, delay after delay. 4 hour initial along with many more. as the clip on the train video i upload will close with, greyhounds motto used to be leave the driving to us. now it should be " broken down, and likely late" uploading to youtube, that video. its hellishly long. at 1 hour and 13 minutes or so. at 1080p. so that will run overnight.
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #8642 on: October 14, 2018, 06:17:35 AM »
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #8643 on: October 17, 2018, 06:24:25 PM »
"Its something you take apart in 2-3 days and takes 10 years to go back together."
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #8644 on: October 17, 2018, 11:38:01 PM »
have to save up for now. trying to get into a handicapped accessible condo. found one based on income. pre-emptively got approved. waiting on final approval. anyhoo, there will be more traion trips. with better camera work. btw iirc the train trip is LONG. i didnt catch charloptte arrival. it was 9pmtrain left at 9am arrived in charlotte nc about 9pm..ish. next trip im recording the entire thing perhaps. but this 10gb upload took 30 hours nearly. as i was saying. a bit after leaving union station ( washington dc, if my gps on phone was accurate, i clocked 126mph, which i dont doubt. those tracks werent made for htis. it was rough at times. remember the amtrak wreck year or two back, it was on same route. we were doing around 80.
excuse my spelling. i figured what is hte problem. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dupuytrens-contracture/symptoms-causes/syc-20371943
not officially diagnosed...yet but this fits whats up. my left pinkie finger is past a 90 degree bend
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #8645 on: October 20, 2018, 03:49:02 PM »
heres your ear worm for the month.....
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #8646 on: October 28, 2018, 10:00:26 AM »
Yama that Winnebago is hilariously cool... that would be a fun troll in traffic! Takes the concept of a sleeper to a whole new level...

I've been doing... well bugger all bike related really. Weather's been no good for painting and not much other progress done.

Engine bits are hung up in anticipation of painting weather next weekend...

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Untitled by starpoint73, on Flickr

Still gotta mask the cylinders off and give them all a good go over with wax and grease remover yet.
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #8647 on: October 28, 2018, 11:46:03 AM »
Shes looking good pete truly. In process of moving. Heck that is pricy lmao. Wont have internet for awhile. Maybe 2 weeks or so :/ C'est la vie lol.
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Last pic i took a week or so back.
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #8648 on: October 28, 2018, 07:29:02 PM »
Gah moving... moving sucks! Yes it gets expensive too... good luck with the move hope it goes smooth  :thumb:
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #8649 on: October 28, 2018, 08:10:59 PM »
So far, minimal headaches lol

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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #8650 on: October 29, 2018, 01:48:17 PM »
Good luck with everything yama

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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #8651 on: November 04, 2018, 09:39:29 AM »
Move got smoothly Yama?? Fingers crossed that's a yes!!

Finally painting weather today...

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And I made a bracket to hold the braided brake lines securely against the lower triple clamp. Needs a bit of a tidy and paint yet.

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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #8652 on: November 04, 2018, 11:01:04 AM »
All in all fairly smoothly. With a few issues.
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #8653 on: November 05, 2018, 09:41:33 AM »
Fairly smoothly with a few issues sounds like a pretty good success story for moving  :thumb:
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #8654 on: November 05, 2018, 12:42:53 PM »
the flag rescue. Kid threw out the funeral flag of his grandfather. That to me and most here was an ultra no no.
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #8655 on: November 06, 2018, 06:00:34 AM »
i need an effin microwave. thats the only thing i lack. anyhoo while at a thrift store this evening, i found one. but not the bargain . handle broken and not far from retail. i found this item in a gimme box near front door. my fiurst thought it was a roach clip for parties of 5. obviously not. but everyone i showed, (n trying to id the thing, said same thing lol. anyhoo the clip/s any idea? im thinking it is something used in jewelrymaking. i was a jeweler before my disabilities hit full time. used similar devices although not quite so elaborate. my holder had 2 clips. this has 5

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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #8656 on: November 11, 2018, 09:59:54 AM »
Maybe something to clip photos to while they develop?  :dunno_black:

Got the Kat motor upright today, ready for top end assembly  :thumb:

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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #8657 on: November 11, 2018, 12:40:06 PM »
Told ya i saw the end of the truck trailer. Youre not far from the end. Cannot wait for the happy dance. Yeah it is for pictures. Showed to some gal in the community room other night.
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #8658 on: November 12, 2018, 03:46:33 PM »
woo hoo pete!
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