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    Quote Originally Posted by racer7 View Post
    Another way to run lean and hot is to get a tank that's half ethanol from the some badly managed fill station where separation is happening. You need to be unlucky enough to get a sample from just the wrong spot...
    Funny you should mention that. I ran 10 tanks of ethanol free fuel through the bike to see if that was the culprit but I did not notice a change in engine temperature but my mileage was better. Maybe I wanted to see some change from the E-0 fuel so I was a bit more judcious with the throttle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselyoda View Post
    I was raised a good Catholic boy. Yep, make jokes about that. I also heard that "God invented beer to lubricate the brain."

    For sure, the forums are here to help us work through problems that seem obvious to some and not others.

    I, personally think there isn't a problem adding as much humor as possible to any circumstance in life.

    If the giggles in the background are complemented with thoughts about any given problem, laugh and share until you explode. Nobody has any right to take that away.
    Amen brother.

    (it's the POINTING and laughing that I mind...)

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    1150 GSA thermostat

    Is there a oil thermostat on an 1150 GSA, if there is where is it?

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    Yep. Top right side of engine.

    pic3.jpg

    Removing and installing oil thermostat
    ?Remove screws securing oil cooler line to fairing
    bracket.
    ?Disconnect the oil cooler line fitting from the engine casing.
    ?Remove support plate (1), control element (2)
    and spring (3).
    ?Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselyoda View Post
    A Beer, is a unit of measurement.
    A beer, can indeed be a unit of measurement.

    An acquaintance, named Dave, once declared that 2 liters of beer was to be considered a 'Dave' of beer.
    I then announced that if so, then 1 Liter of beer was equal to 500 milliDaves.
    That seemed to be confusing to the group.

    Best be careful with new units of measurement.
    We almost lost a Boeing 767 once.

    Yoda may remember if he was around Winterpeg in '83.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motorradmike View Post
    A beer, can indeed be a unit of measurement.

    An acquaintance, named Dave, once declared that 2 liters of beer was to be considered a 'Dave' of beer.
    I then announced that if so, then 1 Liter of beer was equal to 500 milliDaves.
    That seemed to be confusing to the group.

    Best be careful with new units of measurement.
    We almost lost a Boeing 767 once.

    Yoda may remember if he was around Winterpeg in '83.
    2 Liters of beer would be a "floor of beer".

    I actually was in Gimli a few days after that plane landed. We were bull-penning machines for winter roads at the old hangers. Some interesting stories came from that adventure and when I hear about, even now, I still can't believe nobody got hurt.
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    We're way off topic here but what the hey. In 2003 I flew from Vancouver to Seoul Korea on the famous Gimli Glider. Although it was one very old plane and is currently parked in the desert waiting for some people in Manitoba to get enough money together to bring her home to Gimli (well, they think it should be her home) the crew absolutely LOVED flying on that plane I was told.

    When I asked why they told me it was the luckiest plane in the entire fleet. They reckoned chances of something like that incident ever happening again on THAT plane were slim to zip!

    The Hudson River landing was pretty amazing but this guy ran out of fuel at 41,000 feet and glided a 767 well over 200kms to an abandoned air field and made it. The landing gear was trashed but they fixed it and flew the jet out of there two days later! It's an amazing story.
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    We got way off topic a long time ago but it has been fun.

    I actually thought we were trying to buy it back to add to our subsidized housing..............

    She sat on the ground for a week while cranes and crap were brought in to lift it. They used one of our Cats to turn it around then anchored it to two Cats during the engine testing.

    One guy I ride with, he rides a Connie, was the sheet metal guy. Another friend, since passed, did the engine testing. In actual fact, it did take them just two days to fix it and get in the air. It just took about two weeks of fussing with it to get it lifted, change the gear, get it turned around, get fuel in it and an extra day to find the co-pilot's and pilot's shorts.

    We were convinced they tossed them when they got off the plane so nobody knew they **** themselves.

    Since we are so far off topic, I will just add this little extra:

    The three bars on the First Officer's applets mean; "Not My Fault".

    The four bars on the Captain's applets mean; "It's All My Fault".

    I have good authority on this as my son is a First Officer on an A320 he just smiles when he describes some stuff.
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    Nothing better than a good hijack and I have not even cleaned the radiator yet.

    Keep it lively.
    Rich - Denver
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    Quote Originally Posted by dick View Post
    Nothing better than a good hijack and I have not even cleaned the radiator yet.

    Keep it lively.
    Well with the overnight temps in Denver going below freezing maybe you're just not motivated!

    C'mon now, clean that oil cooler!

    Meanwhile we'll just keep farting around here...
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    Quote Originally Posted by happy wanderer View Post
    Well with the overnight temps in Denver going below freezing maybe you're just not motivated!

    C'mon now, clean that oil cooler!

    Meanwhile we'll just keep farting around here...
    It's youth soccer season and adult softball season - not much spare weekend time until November

    Plus it isn't that cold. I am still riding to work most days.
    Rich - Denver
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