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  1. #41
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    I'm back on the grid now. After spending last night at my brothers cabin, alone, no Internet connection, no nothing! Today, I thought this is going to be great. I have all day to ride the RockyMountains. It started out great. Twisty mountain roads. I had the motorcycle up to 10,000 above sea level. Then I must of went to far west. Nothing but loooong straight roads. I'd go through a couple of passes and that was fun. But then another 60 miles of nothing. I was supposed to meet my brother and his wife and kids at Carrabas restaurant at 5:00. I made it there right at 5:00 but the wrong one! I had to ride up Rt25 in rush hour not sure where to go. I was hot, tired, the motorcycle was hot and tired! It was horrible. Tomorrow I'm leaving Colorado Springs early. I'm going up to Denver for a bit. Then I'm going to start heading back home. Here's a picture from my brothers cabin...
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    That's a tough view to have to look at every day, but SOMEBODY's got to do it.

    Oh, you should tell your brother that HE was at the wrong restaurant, not you.

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    Nice view
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    That's a tough view to have to look at every day, but SOMEBODY's got to do it.


    Yeah. Yeah, except for all those stupid mountains blocking your view...
    and God said, "Let there be air compressors!"
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    I left Monument Colorado early this morning. I rode north to Denver, I had breakfast (Denver Omelet) Then I went to Woody's Wheel Works Wheel Shop. I didn't talk to Woody himself but I chatted with a couple of thr technicians. My "adventure" is winding down. I pounded the pavement 535 miles today. I made it to Lincoln Nebraska. It was a hot boring day. Then I almost didn't get a hotel room. I gess there is some kind of college baseball game going on in Omaha... Oh, the motorcycle is running good. However the speedometer quit working. I checked the cable, it's fine. It's in the lower mechanism by the wheel. The spare clutch cable issue has been solved. I stole my brothers, however it's from a "L" don't tell my motorcycle. haha. I'm not sure what way I'm going home. I'd like to drop down south and go through Indy, Columbus... But that storm down south might make me want to go the northern route through Chicago. We'll see 👍
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    82 1100e Drag Bike (needs race engine)
    81 1100e Street Bike (with race engine)
    79 1000e (all original)
    82 850g (all original)
    82 750e (needs restored)
    80 KZ650f (needs restored)

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    I was in Co last year. Seemed like every road was stunning. Over every hill or pass you couldn't wait to see what was on the other side. Avoid Chicago like the plague...
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    Quote Originally Posted by storm 64 View Post
    . However the speedometer quit working. I checked the cable, it's fine. It's in the lower mechanism by the wheel.
    In cases like this, I wonder if a bicycle computer wouldn't make a good quick improv. They're cheap, easy to install & waterproof, with (usually) a nice big digit readout. Just figure out away to mount the magnet on the wheel & zip-tie the pickup.
    and God said, "Let there be air compressors!"
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    Or a RAM mount for a cell phone with GPS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GS1150Pilot View Post
    Or a RAM mount for a cell phone with GPS?
    (That technology wasn't available in 1979, can't use it) ☺


    Since I was just 40 miles out of Omaha Nebraska, I met up with Larry(alke46) for breakfast. We were chatting about this and that. Then ol' uncle Larr pulls out the speedometer gear that I needed. We go back to his house, pull off my front wheel and replace my broken speedometer gear! I also check out his 1000e to see what else could steal from it! Haha. We also adjust my chain and tire pressures. 👍 Afterwards, I traveled down the road. It was a nice ride with cooler temperatures. I did hit a little rain, but rode right through it. I made it to Peoria Illinois. Not sure what direction I'm going to go tomorrow. I'm still watching the storms coming from the south... Here's a picture of Larry working on my motorcycle. I wasn't going to do anything, it's his shop and his tools.☺
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    My Motorcycles:
    82 1100e Drag Bike (needs race engine)
    81 1100e Street Bike (with race engine)
    79 1000e (all original)
    82 850g (all original)
    82 750e (needs restored)
    80 KZ650f (needs restored)

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    It's nice to know people in various places.

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    mine: 2000 Honda GoldWing GL1500SE and 1980 GS850G'K' "Junior"
    hers: 1982 GS850GL - "Angel" and 1969 Suzuki T250 Scrambler
    #1 son: 1986 Yamaha Venture Royale 1300 and 1982 GS650GL "Rat Bagger"
    #2 son: 1980 GS1000G
    Family Portrait
    Siblings and Spouses
    Mom's first ride
    Want a copy of my valve adjust spreadsheet for your 2-valve per cylinder engine? Send me an e-mail request (not a PM)
    (Click on my username in the upper-left corner for e-mail info.)

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