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6 minutes ago, Pauly said:

Also, wrapped my grips with bicycle bar tape. Definite winner move right there. 

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Why? What does it help with?

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34 minutes ago, durk said:

Why? What does it help with?

Those grips are tiny and not very comfortable for long rides. I had grip puppies on the Hyper but they were too bulky for my preference. I wanted to increase the grip circumference without negatively impacting my abiltiy to operate the motorcycle. The idea popped into my head the last WV trip I did on the beemer. Those grips are too small, as well. I just got to these grips first.  The results are satisfying. The tape is Lizard Skinz and it's 2.5mm thick. The tape is very grippy, but not sticky. They were super comfortable on the trip and I never noticed them until I sat on the bike to take off. 750 miles and not thinking about them says a lot to me. It tells me that fixed my issue perfectly. 

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Radial swap levers came in. They are thick. I thought there would be more finger access with the cutout but it's further out. They are longer than my current levers but the adjustable adaptor thickness matches them unlike the shorty that came on the master.  Put the clutch on . It came with a brass bushing but it was bigger then the bolt. 

Don't look as good but the lever bevel is a little more comfortable

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current levers

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Also noticed my upper clutch adjuster screw has play when I pull the lever. There's 5 threads in and it has a spring notch rather than a jam nut

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Rode it to work. Swapped out the front tire. Removed the rear tire and just need to finish spooning the new rear tire on.

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Actually remembered I still owned a bike and took her out to smash some bugs.

 

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Finished the rear tire install, washed it, and lubed the chain. Hopefully there will still be a day or 2 I can get out at least for a short run. 

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Got the R1 out one last time this season at NCM over the weekend with @jacobhawkins and another buddy. Weather ended up decent. Most fun I've had on halloween since I was a kid. Surprise cameo by @Hoblick picking up a sweet new race machine.

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5 hours ago, what said:

Got the R1 out one last time this season at NCM over the weekend with @jacobhawkins and another buddy. Weather ended up decent. Most fun I've had on halloween since I was a kid. Surprise cameo by @Hoblick picking up a sweet new race machine.

It's supposed to be really nice out this week.  I'll definitely be out riding 

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16 hours ago, CJ74U2NV said:

It's supposed to be really nice out this week.  I'll definitely be out riding 

I'll be riding on Saturday just not on my bike. Training training training.

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I replaced the rear tire I installed to use up during my latest trip to the smokey Mtn.

Check out the nail I picked up during my trip and I did not loose any air. Hat's off to Mitas tire company for the E-07 tires I have been using for going on 6 years now.

 

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The Dakars on my GS may be a permanent fixture. More than enough traction for street duty and just in case... ready for the Zombie Apocalypse. 

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Tried to go for a ride. Bike wouldn’t start, battery was at 12.21 volts. Starts now, after 4 hours on the trickle charger.

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Third day in a row that I got out.  Just about 475 miles in all.  Weather doesn’t get much better than this in early November 😎

looks like the weekend should be more of the same.   Be safe out there folks 👍

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I passed Jacob Hawk today on 78  near Bucket. yellow helmet / Red Duck

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10 minutes ago, B-Mac said:

I passed Jacob Hawk today on 78  near Bucket. yellow helmet / Red Duck

Had a lunch ride to Marietta (Boat House) and returned on Veto Road. Nice day for riding.

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2 hours ago, Howabusa said:

Tried to go for a ride. Bike wouldn’t start, battery was at 12.21 volts. Starts now, after 4 hours on the trickle charger.

That's common on mine. I just jump it and go and let the bike charge it.

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On 11/6/2020 at 5:41 PM, B-Mac said:

I passed Jacob Hawk today on 78  near Bucket. yellow helmet / Red Duck

Must be a doppelganger out there 😮

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450 miles today. Left the house at 6am. Got home at 6pm. The Wing needs a larger fuel tank. Gosh-darned GSA has me spoiled. 

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Slapped on Ferrodo pads to replace the Brembos to get a feel for them before the radial master upgrade.

More bite and notice more fork dive but I was pushing them.

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Headed out today with the Spyder Wife NE out of Logan on back roads to New Concord for coffee then slightly NE to Cambridge that had the town main street aligned with 1800era Manikins? some type of festival going on. Headed SW to Cumberland and McConnelsville for lunch at Boondocks BBQ Grill. North on river to 669 and back to Hocking Hills. 202 Miles with move time at 5 Hrs with a total of 6 Hrs. of great weather and roads.

 

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Rode  it to work. 

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47 minutes ago, durk said:

Ride it to work. 

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Nice Bike Rick! 

It is a good day to ride to work: 

 

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