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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-20-2007, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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Its winter!...look on the bright side...!

Got to admit that its pretty miserable now the salt has been put down on the road and the bike is off the road...(not by choice - new rad & chain tensioner etc)....but the best bit is that I have got some time to research what I want to do next....and I've loads of time to do it!...and drink!

Checking through my account I haven't spent any money on my beaut since the spring (except tyres and fuel).....I just rode the bike right through the summer .

Now she deserves some tomorrow I pick up a set of RG3s and race ECU...the link pipe is already to be fitted.....and I have still loads of time to spend more on her.....Should make the winter fly by don't you think??!!

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-20-2007, 05:54 PM
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That's a great way to pass the winter, no doubt.
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-20-2007, 07:45 PM
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Good way to pass the time. But not bad yet on the East Coast. Gerbings keep me going year round...I've had no problems powering the jacket and gloves.

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You will love the sound of the midpipe and the RG3s.

It snowed here today. Not enough to plow, just enough for the town to send out the sanding trucks. Damn. So instead of a slushy mess, we have a brown slushy gritty mess.

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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-20-2007, 08:14 PM
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Hmm...80F and partly cloudy--I feel sorry for you guys...
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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-20-2007, 08:45 PM
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Hmm...80F and partly cloudy--I feel sorry for you guys...
We got around 70F and mostly cloudly today...took a day off to ride - most likely the last time for a longer period...

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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-21-2007, 07:09 AM
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as much as i get the bug to do winter 'upgrades', i've learned the opposite is better. upgrades to motor or systems should be done when you can do a before and after test. especially when you are doing more than one thing. i've seen more than one case of someone, including myself, doing a bunch of things over winter then having problems that they have to track thru in the spring. it's that much harder when changing mulitple components as you don't have an instant idea of what did what.

changing an exhaust or link pipe is no big deal, but it's just my 2 cents anyway based on my experience. springtime is upgrade time from me from now on unless it's cosmetic or something that doesn't affect bike operations. YMMV.
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-21-2007, 08:39 AM
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RG3's are a must!

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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-21-2007, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by fazer6
Hmm...80F and partly cloudy--I feel sorry for you guys...
70 and sunny in bubbaville....

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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-21-2007, 07:16 PM
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Ya know, won't be long here. I road last Saturday,was around 40 or so. We had rain last couple of days and I was praying it didn't snow. Last winter my riding season went into January before it snowed. I'm going out tomorrow after I peal 15 lbs of potatoes for the big gathering at the inlaws.It should be hi 50ies if the weather guys called it right. I can ride down to about 35 or so for a half hour. Sounds foolish I know. But I love to ride. Learned how to dress years ago when I had to road test something. I get real cranky once the sand and salt go down. No lost opportunities this late in the year.
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