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Old 01-14-2016, 05:43 PM   #61
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Installed a new Galfer Wave rotor on the rear wheel of my R1.
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Old 01-14-2016, 11:47 PM   #62
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It was very nice here today, so on the way home I took a detour to a lake a few miles west of Wichita. The sun was going down so I took this photo:



Nice ride home
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Old 01-22-2016, 07:19 PM   #63
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Old 01-22-2016, 08:03 PM   #64
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Old 01-22-2016, 08:43 PM   #65
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Hah, now "miracle mile" is a shopping center on the strip, but the stretch of boulder highway the name comes from is part of my commute
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Old 01-26-2016, 09:14 PM   #66
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ECU software update to the latest version. Akra EVO map to go with my de-catted exhaust with small Remus can. Much smoother on the ride home from the shop, but haven't ridden enough to know much.

Friends tell me it's better everywhere. Looking forward to it. RWHP should be in the 165 - 170 range now.
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Old 01-27-2016, 05:59 AM   #67
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Woke it up................

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Old 01-27-2016, 03:22 PM   #68
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put a new front tire on it.
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Old 01-29-2016, 01:18 PM   #69
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Mounted up topcase to spare passenger seat. Funny how cheap and plentiful used OEM parts are for this bike. Has to be close to 100 pax seats on eBay.
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Old 01-30-2016, 07:40 PM   #70
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Went for a ride for the first time in over a month. Streets are running in salt water and covered in sand, so much better suited to knobbies. Just fun to get out for a ride again.



First ride on the DRZ sinze I put the rear rack on, didn't bother the trunk today as I was just riding around around town. So I got a ride in during the month of January, Like to keep up riding at least once a month.
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Old 01-30-2016, 10:29 PM   #71
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We got a spring like day in the middle of winter almost 60 degrees so both bikes got a tank of gas ran through them washed and chains cleaned.
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Old 01-31-2016, 10:40 PM   #72
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Installed a new Galfer Wave rotor on the rear wheel of my R1.
So today I went to install new rear brake pads and discovered why the rotor was ground down.
The PO had one of the pads in backwards!!
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Old 01-31-2016, 11:06 PM   #73
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Nevermind that grinding sound, even with a brand new set of pads . . .
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Old 01-31-2016, 11:10 PM   #74
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Right??

Pics for your amusement.

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Old 02-01-2016, 03:55 AM   #75
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That's one way to reduce the effectiveness of the rear brake..
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Old 02-01-2016, 08:12 AM   #76
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I have to laugh about that. The first time I changed the brake pads on my first car I put that lubricating grease on the wrong side. I thought it was strange to lubricate something that depends on friction to work, but that's what the guy told me to do to stop squeaking brakes, so I did it. It made for an interesting test drive.
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Old 02-01-2016, 09:09 AM   #77
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It made for an interesting test drive.
After you have replaced the brakes on your car, always pump them a few times before pulling straight out of your driveway, then going down the hill to the stop sign at the next intersection . . .

Same thing on your bike.

Yep, I've done both. Lucky so far.
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Old 02-01-2016, 11:41 AM   #78
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After you have replaced the brakes on your car, always pump them a few times before pulling straight out of your driveway, then going down the hill to the stop sign at the next intersection . . .

Same thing on your bike.

Yep, I've done both. Lucky so far.
My wife forgot to do this and backed out of the garage...then continued down the driveway, into the front yard, down the hill in the front yard...and ended in the ditch. Woops. Now I typically just take it for a drive right after I change them for her so she doesn't need to remember.
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Old 02-01-2016, 04:12 PM   #79
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So today I went to install new rear brake pads and discovered why the rotor was ground down.
The PO had one of the pads in backwards!!
Brilliance, shear brilliance!!

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Sold my SV650 trackie on friday:


Super sad about it(not really but it was a fun bike)

and picked up a neglected 05' R6 Track bike with a clean title and great potential for 1500$. Sat in a Florida carport under a tarp for 5 years before the owner's buddy rescued it and sold it to me.

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