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Old 12-04-2016, 08:48 PM   #1
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Greetings for Lincoln Parish. Wait - "parish"?!!?

Hello, all. I currently reside in Lincoln Parish in the north of Louisiana...right on I-20 about an hour and change east of the TX border. I recently saw a '09 1250S on Dallas Craigslist. I'd been looking at VFR800s, but decided to go with the simpler maintenance of the GSF.

This is only my second bike. The last was a '96 GS500 that mysteriously stopped running after I opened it up for a valve check. I handed that off to my nephew to beat on. The GSF was selected partly with the hope of being able to do a ride with my brother this Spring and largely so I won't have to mess with valves every 4-8K miles.



Holeshot Touring can, TFI with Stage 1 tune, modded air box, K&N filter, suspension currently stock until I can get an extra pair of hands to set sag correctly. Think of trying a fork brace before going all out on a Race Tech/revalve.
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Old 12-04-2016, 09:39 PM   #2
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Welcome to the site. Nice bike.
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Welcome! Yep, nice bike.
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Old 12-05-2016, 10:24 AM   #5
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Welcome from Arlington.

You mean we really are supposed to check the valves?
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Valves.....hmm. Seems like I heard of those things before. Like on a trumpet, right? Lol

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Old 12-06-2016, 02:00 AM   #8
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Thanks, all.


Yeah...after two bouts of "too tight", the last was "too loose". I gave up..



Uh-oh, look out now, Summer Grove!
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Welcome to TWR. Been all over your area. . . raised outside Jonesboro and the Houston area, back to Ruston to further my edumakation and lived in West Monroe for a couple years before coming back south.
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Old 12-09-2016, 02:30 AM   #11
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Welcome to TWR. Been all over your area. . . raised outside Jonesboro and the Houston area, back to Ruston to further my edumakation and lived in West Monroe for a couple years before coming back south.
Undergrad was UH. Went to Tech's Lab Elementary school for 8 years before switching to the public school system.
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