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    Mid Minnesnowda last late afternoon, about 6...

    Mid Minnesnowda last late afternoon, about 6 inches of concrete, this morning a foot, to the nordeast up to 14 inches, and heading for da yoopers. Snow blowing done, time for bacon and eggs.44578
  2. Thread: 800R raffle

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    Can't wait to open it WFO and see how fast it...

    Can't wait to open it WFO and see how fast it will go. I think my old 90S might go a bit faster. If it doesn't go over 125 I'll sell it. We are in the middle of a devilish snow burst for the last...
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    Cleared a spot next to the airhead, planning my...

    Cleared a spot next to the airhead, planning my first ride on the 800R. Did I say it's snowing again here in Minnesota?
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    No need to reply, my partner showed me how I...

    No need to reply, my partner showed me how I screwed something up, and now everything looks as it did before. I don't get it, how any of this tech works, touch this, touch that, bingo bango, it's...
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    New format, again

    Yesterday the home page seemed to have been changed again. Different parts are in strange places, way down over there or way up here. Instead of on a simple line across the top. Every visit...
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    Thanx for the heads up, guess I'll twist it for...

    Thanx for the heads up, guess I'll twist it for this summer, see how it goes. Check it at the next oil change. Got another complete short block that I might get ready for a drop in if needed. ...
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    Thanx, Kurt, once again, don't know why I don't...

    Thanx, Kurt, once again, don't know why I don't think of snobum. Gonna crank it up soon, did some cycling yesterday and the old inner ear seems good to go. Snow is almost entirely gone. Streets...
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    Reading an oil filter

    Had the oil filter laying around from last years break in, stripped it and had a look see. Only I forgot what to , or what not to see. As usual a search doesn't help. What I found was a very few...
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    The point, as pffog has hinted, is that for some...

    The point, as pffog has hinted, is that for some time, maybe decades, for whatever reason, motorcyclists and motorcycling, more recently off road adventuring too, have become an area of possible and...
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    Been thinking about this since the takeover...

    Been thinking about this since the takeover began, and what could be controlled. Skydiving came to mind immediately. Then all the other stuff that more sedate folks would never do. Like downhill...
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    Coverage denied

    Great if not scary article in this month's American Motorcyclist mag. about insurance discrimination that may or may not ,according to what I could decipher, be contained in the health insurance...
  12. Thread: 800R raffle

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    Reason I started the thread was to clarify the...

    Reason I started the thread was to clarify the prize and maybe sell a few more tickets before the close. I read the blurb a few times but as deadline neared I found myself not clearly understanding...
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    actually I don't remember what exactly was being...

    actually I don't remember what exactly was being offered in the deal. All I saw was the, "Win cool 800R customized bike that a stoppie guy rode with custom green stripes", and I thought as the...
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    Guess there's no bags. Whatever.

    Guess there's no bags. Whatever.
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    800R raffle

    Only a few hours left to enter. I have a question, how does the price get from about eleven grand for a new one, to somewhere north of 18 grand? Body work? How about bags? Or some other useable...
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    Being thankful begets happiness, envy the...

    Being thankful begets happiness, envy the opposite. Shout out to whomever may have had this thought before me.
  17. Thread: Back at it

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    Final paint. Not too shabby, fools any quick...

    Final paint. Not too shabby, fools any quick glance.44560
  18. Thread: Back at it

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    44562Pushed it out into sun today, roads are...

    44562Pushed it out into sun today, roads are really badly rutted, waiting for the hole patchers to come by.
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    I'll try a color one, having lots of trouble...

    I'll try a color one, having lots of trouble posting pictures, then I'll sign off.44360
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    44391This metal work was done by hand and the...

    44391This metal work was done by hand and the eye, got it as close to symmetrical as possible. Nothing is perfect, but then, that is what makes a one off unit.
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    Back at it

    44390Here's a look at how the work developed, a mind bender as more time was spent looking at it as working on it.:Pounded that headlight ring around an old galvanized pail bottom until it was about...
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    Don't worry about HP, it's all about torque. If...

    Don't worry about HP, it's all about torque. If you can hold it WO long enough, you'll probably run down anything. Got pulled over once, LEO said he got me at 80, couldn't be I said, since I was...
  23. In MN last year 60 motorcyclist deaths. Can't...

    In MN last year 60 motorcyclist deaths. Can't find exact info on which were attributable to lack of helmet use. Up a little from 2012. Other vehicle deaths in MN hovers around four hundred each...
  24. Let's see if I can get this right. A state...

    Let's see if I can get this right. A state government is attaching mandate making motorcycle riders buy certain insurance policies to the wearing of helmets? First one thing , then another. This...
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    I'm over there too, but can't post pics there...

    I'm over there too, but can't post pics there either. Computers are so advanced and so much fun, and so easy to comprehend, why a three year old can do it. I've been online trying to post a picture...
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