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post #1 of 10 Old 04-18-2010, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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The little things...

I cleaned my air filter today. Just got back from a ride. Bike is much happier. It amazes me the way the little things affect the ride. Adjust your doohickey, lube your chain, clean the air filter, change the oil. All can be done in under 5 minutes and the bike is so grateful. Get on it kids.




"In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV." R. Pirsig

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post #2 of 10 Old 04-18-2010, 06:53 PM
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5 minutes, eh? You should come here and show me your tricks

You don't know unless you ask.

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Allright DD...you're calling me out.

Air Filter: Takes some time to dry, etc, but getting the plastic off, the filter clean, and the oil on takes about 5 minutes. But you're right, It is five minutes spread out over a while.

Oil: Five minutes. Timed myself one time.

Doohickey: Five minutes EASY.

Chain: Used to take me a long time, but I got a Z oiler gizmo and now it is simple.





"In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV." R. Pirsig

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LOL. Wait, you thought I meant ALL those things could be done in five minutes, huh? Ah, semantics.




"In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV." R. Pirsig

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heehee - gotcha!

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I swear my bikes and car/truck run better after an oil change..

I rode my VFR 5 miles to get a hair cut this morning, and then I loaded my Scion down with a bunch of boxes for my job in Northern Wisconsin this week..

Need to get the KLR out and mount the new aluminum panniers.
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Your VFR needed a haircut?

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I finally decided to find the spark plug... Off come the side panels, seat, tank etc. Was certainly glad that I did as I found a crimped wiring harness. The harness hadn't been installed properly. The insulation was being cut through... What a bummer a shorted harness would have been. That event was certainly going to occur and at the worst possible time..

But stilll. I rode into the nearest city yesterday. This darned KLR died on the way home. Running about 70 the engine simply shut down. Out of fuel? It only had 200 miles on a full tank. Still rolling along I switched to reserve and popped the clutch. The engine started and ran great. Hmmm..... Couldn't resist switching off reserve about 8 miles from home.. Still ran great the rest of the way. This kind thing bugs me...
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Your VFR needed a haircut?
Sure!! Hell, it's 14 years old, so I'm shocked it hasn't asked me to buy it smokes and beer..

My 25 year old BMW has a mind of it's own.. At least when it brings home beer to steal, it's usually the good stuff..
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Sure!! Hell, it's 14 years old, so I'm shocked it hasn't asked me to buy it smokes and beer..

My 25 year old BMW has a mind of it's own.. At least when it brings home beer to steal, it's usually the good stuff..
Haha! Nice.




"In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV." R. Pirsig

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Soon, we ride.

AKA JD Mader or you can call me "Dan" just not early for dinner.

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