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Ready To Ride? things to consider if you ride before the snow is all gone

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 03:24 PM

It's gonna be a few weeks before my driveway is safe enough to take the bike on...but there's a chance that it'll be flooded for most of the spring.
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Posted 16 March 2011 - 03:32 PM

Went for a nice little ride, blaine to bobscycle, to Coonrapids back to blaine, little soggy out but good ride.
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Posted 16 March 2011 - 05:16 PM

Took a spin today, had a few hours worth of rain yesterday plus the street crews down here have been sweeping the sand. I only put about 10 miles on, nothing real scary but the odd looks I got for riding.
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Posted 16 March 2011 - 05:21 PM

Saw the first sport bike out here in mankato. Still a little sandy for me
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Posted 16 March 2011 - 06:05 PM

Saw the first sportbike today on 694, looked like a nice s1000rr
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Posted 16 March 2011 - 06:10 PM

I still have to put my battery back in and my fairings on before I can even thing about it. But my drive want still has a polar ice cap at the end so I'm not going anywhere yet..................come on come on.
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Posted 18 March 2011 - 01:27 PM

I saw a ninja driving through downtown and then up Central Ave. through Nordeast at about 3? on the 16th.


I bought saagz87's R6 at 9 that night. :HappyDance1:
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Posted 18 March 2011 - 02:51 PM

I'm itch'n to get out. I just need my new bike. Hopefully everything will be buttoned up on the 25th and get her home!
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Posted 19 March 2011 - 10:54 PM

It's raining :HappyDance1:
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Posted 19 March 2011 - 11:49 PM

View PostAprilian, on 19 March 2011 - 10:54 PM, said:

It's raining :HappyDance1:


Yes it is! :D Just waiting for my new tires to get mounted on Monday and I'm good to go. Unfortunately I see snow in the forecast for later this week. <_<
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Posted 20 March 2011 - 09:02 AM

Hopefully they don't salt for the snow in the forecast later this week :-/ Supposed to rain pretty good at times today!
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Posted 20 March 2011 - 10:50 AM

I learned the hard way about waiting. I rode my gsxr one year before all of the salt was gone, at the end of that season I rebuilt my forts and the internals/ tubes had pitting from the salt not to mention the exteral pieces. The locking ring was completely rusted. The friction bushing was ok, the valving was in rough shape, the fork oil looked like hell.
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Posted 20 March 2011 - 11:38 AM

View PostHamburglar, on 20 March 2011 - 10:50 AM, said:

I learned the hard way about waiting. I rode my gsxr one year before all of the salt was gone, at the end of that season I rebuilt my forts and the internals/ tubes had pitting from the salt not to mention the exteral pieces. The locking ring was completely rusted. The friction bushing was ok, the valving was in rough shape, the fork oil looked like hell.

Need some neoprene fork booties:

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 12:00 PM

View PostChamp, on 20 March 2011 - 11:38 AM, said:

Need some neoprene fork booties:

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That's a pretty cool idea for some adverse riding conditions
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Posted 20 March 2011 - 04:40 PM

View PostHamburglar, on 20 March 2011 - 12:00 PM, said:

That's a pretty cool idea for some adverse riding conditions

or hiding a leaking fork seal!!!
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