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Thread: 169000 Miles.... A Tribute to a Close Friend

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    Used motor.
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    Some bikes. Some with motors, some without.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OUTBACKUFO View Post
    Thanks,,,, but my view is different engine differnt bike... the spirit of the cycle is the engine... i am seeing what it will cost $$$ to split the casing and clean it out... but most likely it will hanging on the wall... will need to figure out a platform to make for it.
    Sounds like it's more emotional than mechanical, I can respect that.

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    They can be replaced without splitting the case. There are links, I think in advrider.

    Maybe someone with more search talent than I can find it.

    You trim out a bit of the chain guide, and it can be installed and work.

    Your old friend and you have a few more adventures ahead of you.

    not time for the breaker yet.

    Rod

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    There is a difference between doing your own work and having a tech work on it. If I was a tech and had to warranty my work with my reputation on the line, I too would be much more concerned about those loose parts. I had a car I really liked once, and when it was time for it to be scrapped I spent way too much money trying to keep it running. When something mechanical reaches the end of its economical life, then it is time to move on. I have to remind myself that the bike (or car) is an inanimate object, it is not an old friend, so it really does not matter what and when things happen. The bike did its job. Perhaps it's parts can be recycled into other useful things.

    You have had wonderful experiences, and your photos were wonderful.

    May you have many more Kodak moments on your next bike(s).

    Rod

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    It has to be modified for thin air.

    All the best with the dark one.
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    good chi

    I'd put the seat, the grips, and pegs from the artwork onto your new bike as these are your transfer points from man to machine.

    also, the photography in this thread is worthy of "sticky" status.

    have fun getting to know your new friend.

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