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Old 10-19-2018, 10:06 AM   #41
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Re: October meet @ greet @ eat with a ride on the side

Have to bail, not enough hours in the day. Gotta fly out at 4
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Old 10-19-2018, 11:48 PM   #42
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If it's nic out, I'll make it.
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Old 10-20-2018, 05:10 AM   #43
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K~P, I'm a maybe. Most likely caging if I can even get away.
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Old 10-20-2018, 10:06 AM   #44
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The weather is really looking good for Sunday. Even today up that way looks like no rain. I don't know about you but I am ready to see the sun again. See you all Sunday.
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Old 10-20-2018, 02:15 PM   #45
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I'm finally going to make a MG&E.

Been way to long since the last one.
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Old 10-20-2018, 03:49 PM   #46
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The weather is really looking good for Sunday. Even today up that way looks like no rain. I don't know about you but I am ready to see the sun again. See you all Sunday.
Sun is out up here, going to be a +1 tomorrow. You should be proud. I am thinking of riding the Yammie again. The DR-Z is fun, depends on Mitch I'd say.
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Old 10-20-2018, 04:34 PM   #47
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Plannin ta leave the Stripes by my place....
Hwy 6 & FM185 by 9am & take a fairly direct but nice pavement route thru the Gap to Hico ..then up 2481 to Bluff Dale
Plenty of time after lunch for some skinny pavement....

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Old 10-20-2018, 04:59 PM   #48
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Might ride the CB750.

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Old 10-20-2018, 06:43 PM   #49
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Plenty of time after lunch for some skinny pavement...
I'd like to join you for some of that if you don't mind.
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Old 10-20-2018, 08:15 PM   #50
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Drew, add one more from the hood.
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Old 10-20-2018, 08:31 PM   #51
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Cant make it, got a birthday party. Next time
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Old 10-20-2018, 10:08 PM   #52
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Plannin ta leave the Stripes by my place....
Hwy 6 & FM185 by 9am & take a fairly direct but nice pavement route thru the Gap to Hico ..then up 2481 to Bluff Dale
Plenty of time after lunch for some skinny pavement....

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I've decided, if I go, to take the shortest route north. So don't wait for me. I'd be up for skinny pavement near the area and south after breakfast.

Edit: Yes, lunch haha
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Old 10-20-2018, 10:10 PM   #53
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You mean ..lunch....at 11

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Old 10-21-2018, 08:32 AM   #54
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Today's dumb thing...germs.

Sacrifice a burger on my behalf, good people.
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Old 10-21-2018, 09:25 AM   #55
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I plan on being there
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Old 10-21-2018, 10:28 AM   #56
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Couldn't sleep well so I'm out. Have fun guys!
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Old 10-21-2018, 10:44 AM   #57
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I'm just now leaving Elgin.

I'll be late, but I'm still coming. Even if everyone is gone, I'm getting this last ride in. Plus it looks gorgeous outside!
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Old 10-21-2018, 02:34 PM   #58
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Re: October meet @ greet @ eat with a ride on the side

Well, that was an adventure I could have done without.

I'll write it up when I get back from delivering mini-munchkins to their parents.
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Old 10-21-2018, 06:13 PM   #59
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Was on my way to meet up with Rod for the ride out. Got to McGregor on fumes so I grabbed a quick tank of gas and...nothing. Wendy won't start.
Walked her over to the parking lot to check. You could hear the fuel pump spool up but when you tap the magic button there's a click and the gauges die.
Ok, time for a little road-side repair time. Pulled the seat and realized all my tools were at the house since the last time I lubed the chain.

Reseated the ignition fuse, same thing. Replaced with a spare, same. Did a "bad thing" and used a spare 15A fuse for the 10A it needed, still nothing.
And during each of these there would be a click and the gauges would die. That includes resetting the clock. After the last time the pump didn't spin up.

Called the wife to come save me. Told her where the jumper cables and my tools were. Being the extra she always is, she also brought my multi-meter.
And after she told the wee ones that Opa was stuck, they chanted that to her most of the way over.

Hooked up the jumpers and it kicked right over. So I'm looking at a low or dead battery at least.
Hopped on and started towards the house. Going thru town was fine but when I got up near cruising speed on the other side of town, the gauges started flickering, blinking the fading out just before the bike started sputtering. Once the speed dropped a little it started to run again.
With trial-and-error testing I found that if I kept it running between 3500 to 3800 rpm it would continue to work. If I ran at 4000 too long the gauges faded and it sputtered. If I ran below 3500 the gauges would go nuts and the ride got rough. And some roads themselves were rough and the gauges would go nuts then even if I kept everything stable.

I was able to nurse it home at about 45mph with the wife right behind me the whole way with her flashers going trying to ride herd on two very bored little girls.
Now I get to check the battery, regulator and alternator along with going thru all the fuses and connections to make sure the flickering on rough roads isn't a flaky connection.
Ah well. Another test of my poor maintenance skills...before and after.

Sorry I couldn't make it KP but this one caught me out.
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Old 10-21-2018, 06:40 PM   #60
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Re: October meet @ greet @ eat with a ride on the side

Nice to see some old friends and meet some new ones today.

Doug, thanks for letting us try to chase you on 51. That was fun. You're fast.

Chaveskii, nice to meet and ride back with you. That was fun. Hope you made it home safe. You put in some serious miles today.

If you want to come down another weekend, I can take you out on a longer dirt ride if you'd like. There are still some decent dirt roads around here.

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