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20 minutes ago, Tonik said:

Wife and I rode it for 390 miles. First big ride since the operation. It was great and I feel good.

Fantastic. Glad to hear this. 

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Pauly health update... today was the first day off meds since Monday. My ear only needed a lidocaine boost yesterday morning. That is some good stuff. My voice is 90% recovered and my sinuses are doing better, too. I coughed a lot of nasty out of my chest yesterday and last night...which was disgusting, but needed to happen. Ever since that episode, my voice has been steadily coming back. I am hoping to be good to roll by next weekend. I need a good ride. 

I have bought nothing for my bikes, but I did swing by the Charlotte Duc store and picked up a ball cap that says "DUCATI". Now everyone can stop assuming I am superior to them and just acknowledge it as fact. 

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35 minutes ago, Tonik said:

Wife and I rode it for 390 miles. First big ride since the operation. It was great and I feel good.

Is the surgical pain gone?

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22 minutes ago, SpecialEd said:

Is the surgical pain gone?

No, but it isn't pain any more. Just sore.

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Tonik was talking about getting a new nut so I went ahead and got 6.  Couldn't find brass so aluminum will have to do.

 

Nice parts through Amazon from ProBolt.  Helicoiled and drilled for safety wire made them too cool to pass up as an impulse buy.  About $3 apiece after shipping.

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On 9/14/2019 at 5:36 PM, Tonik said:

Wife and I rode it for 390 miles. First big ride since the operation. It was great and I feel good.

Hows the bike handle with the reduced weight?

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1 hour ago, TimTheAzn said:

Hows the bike handle with the reduced weight?

Something is f'd up. It leans to the left all the time.

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Pulled the tank and fuel pump tonight. UPS says I’ll have have the new pump tomorrow. 

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12 hours ago, MSerfozo said:

Tonik was talking about getting a new nut so I went ahead and got 6.  Couldn't find brass so aluminum will have to do.

 

Nice parts through Amazon from ProBolt.  Helicoiled and drilled for safety wire made them too cool to pass up as an impulse buy.  About $3 apiece after shipping.

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ProBolt is awesome... great stuff! My bike has titanium fender bolts... 😎 lol

https://www.probolt-usa.com/

Wait you put Aluminum bolts on your drive sprocket? Dunno if I would do that...

I know they are made of 7575 T6 Tensile probable 85ksi... but still

Anybody else do that? 

 

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The bolts are still the steel ones that came on the Galespeed wheels.  Only the nuts are aluminum.  ProBolt's spec for them is 33 ft-lbs.

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Just realized the horn and signals on my new bike are swapped positions from the old one's controls. I thought it was just the reach being different making it more difficult.  Who would put out the same model with them changed? I haven't put the horn upgrade on yet any way so it has seen little use. 

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544 miles today. Found some fresh pavement on part of 537, 145 is still super smooth, 800 has some fresh pavement, and 799 was freshly paved. I hope winter doesn’t screw it all up. 

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Played a game of --- Wire re-assembly spaghetti bingo (Oh shit .... how's all this stuff go together?) 

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I win! (Yesss) 

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On 7/29/2019 at 6:13 AM, Pauly said:

Yeah... my money is on a hole in the piston crown. Regardless, that shit sucks. Sorry, man. 

Scored piston wall... Needed a new engine. What would cause that? I keep up on the oil, Mobil 1. I'm kinda bad about air filters? Could that cause it? 

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New rearsets arrived for the race bike. Old ones snapped like a twig. 

 

 

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I rode 150 miles on the bike in 2 and half hours this afternoon. Then I came home and rode the quad on my track for 30 minutes. Great day for powersports. I hope it’s not the last day I get to ride the bike. 

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beautiful day. Prolly the last one. Lot of bikes out there today. Found a new riding buddy close to home, great rider, did about 180ish twisty miles real quick right before sunset. Even linked on sena and that made passes easy and safer, less wasted miles behind traffic, less stops and more riding time👍

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Oil change on the new ride.

Tested out wheelie control up to triple digits, found out it will float the wheel even through shifts. Wheeeee

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2 hours ago, NinjaDoc said:

beautiful day. Prolly the last one. Lot of bikes out there today. Found a new riding buddy close to home, great rider, did about 180ish twisty miles real quick right before sunset. Even linked on sena and that made passes easy and safer, less wasted miles behind traffic, less stops and more riding time👍

Next weekend saying it will be in the 60's. If it's not freezing ass cold and it's not in the shop getting um... beefed up a bit, I may take the R1 out.

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If it’s above 55 I am game. 

57 minutes ago, what said:

Next weekend saying it will be in the 60's. If it's not freezing ass cold and it's not in the shop getting um... beefed up a bit, I may take the R1 out.

 

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Took the FJR out for a nice 285 mile ride of SEO twisties. No highways just curves and curves and more curves. I’ve been really busy so it was nice to just shut off the world and go riding.

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New tires, chain and sprockets. Oil filter cleaned, fresh oil. Air filter cleaned and re-oiled

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New exhaust on the way for the R1. Found a smokin' deal on a Hindle 3/4 system plus the servo buddy and block off plates needed. Might even get a free windscreen. Yay Ebay. 

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