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    As mentioned above, the seat lock will have a key...

    As mentioned above, the seat lock will have a key code on it. There are lots of places, some on EBAY, that can create a key for a few bucks. This all assumes that you have a few bucks, don't mind...
  2. Thread: New Guy Intro

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    On my trips I usually have that much gear on my...

    On my trips I usually have that much gear on my rear seat rack, but I always leave room for a blonde in-between!
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    I vote for the Blue as well. Why screw with...

    I vote for the Blue as well. Why screw with perfection? Find something else to "improve"!

    Both of mine are a more subdued Forest Green -- with spokes!

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    Judging from the headlines today, his pond is...

    Judging from the headlines today, his pond is probably several miles out in the North Sea at this point -- but I suppose it's better to convert methane into carbon dioxide in a combustion chamber...
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    I don't quite get it guys. I've got two 30 year...

    I don't quite get it guys. I've got two 30 year old gas tanks, and I can't see any rust or corrosion anywhere in my tanks. Am I just lucky -- or missing something? The interior looks like new!
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    Muriatic acid is simply diluted hydrochloric acid...

    Muriatic acid is simply diluted hydrochloric acid -- 33%. It normally has the same strong smell of hydrochloric acid, but a lot is sold with an odor-removing agent mixed in. Both are extremely...
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    As Senator Everett Dirkson so eloquently said so...

    As Senator Everett Dirkson so eloquently said so many years ago "A million here, a million there -- pretty soon we're talking about real forests" -- or something like that.
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    Smokey was right. Whether it's our careless use...

    Smokey was right. Whether it's our careless use of cigarettes, fireworks, hot engine exhaust pipes, campfires, or global warming combined with lightning, we are to blame.

    I still remember a trip...
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    Your'e right that a million acres of Colorado...

    Your'e right that a million acres of Colorado forest burned last year -- just like in Arizona, just like in Oregon, just like in Montana, just like in California. The list goes on. There are a lot...
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    You're right, but there are stereotypes on both...

    You're right, but there are stereotypes on both sides. Sure, not all "country" people are dumb, but not all scientists spend most of their time indoors, either (need some proof? check out the...
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    I didn't make it down there last year -- for...

    I didn't make it down there last year -- for obvious reasons -- but I suspect I've spent more time in Arizona's forests that 99.44% of the people that live in Arizona.
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    Makes complete sense to me -- let's burn the...

    Makes complete sense to me -- let's burn the whole planet and enjoy the outcome.
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    How many of Arizona's 73,000,000 acres actually...

    How many of Arizona's 73,000,000 acres actually have trees?. Or should I say HAD trees.

    I'll admit there is not much of Colorado TREES left. Not just fires -- beetle kill, drought, you name it. ...
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    I used to. But there is less and less of Arizona...

    I used to. But there is less and less of Arizona to see. Even the deserts are burning.

    2013 -- total acres burned -- 49,491
    2014 -- total acres burned -- 69,905
    2015 -- total acres burned --...
  15. Thread: My GS dilemma

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    63008 My dilemma is that I have kept the bike...

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    My dilemma is that I have kept the bike in stock condition since 1977 -- except for adding a seatback & rack, and an oil cooler. Should I really make the change or not? And what is the...
  16. Thread: My GS dilemma

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    My GS dilemma

    Pretty simple really.

    It's time to clean my GS550 stock Mikuni VM22SS carbs. An old friend gave me a set of Mikuni VM24SS carbs -- probably from a Kawasaki KZ650 -- before he moved. My original...
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    I thought all the trees in Arizona had burn down...

    I thought all the trees in Arizona had burn down years ago!
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    Yeah, but that's positively frigid for Arizona...

    Yeah, but that's positively frigid for Arizona this time of year!
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    Some people (on this Forum) say "YES", and some...

    Some people (on this Forum) say "YES", and some say "NO". Since I've got kerosene, old-style commercial carb-cleaner, and new-style commercial carb-cleaner, and plenty of carbs with the same amount...
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    I was recently given an unopened 5-gallon barrel...

    I was recently given an unopened 5-gallon barrel of kerosene. I figured I can use it to routinely clean my sealed 530 chains per Suzuki's recommendation, but I'm going to try some on an upcoming...
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    Like New Mexico, Colorado is escaping the extreme...

    Like New Mexico, Colorado is escaping the extreme heat due to a extreme fluctuation of the jet stream -- caused by, you guessed it, an even more extreme warming of the arctic polar ice cap. Here's a...
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    I have sealed 530 chains. They are heavier and...

    I have sealed 530 chains. They are heavier and more expensive, but the still require routine maintenance.
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    Maybe if you get her a book on global warming she...

    Maybe if you get her a book on global warming she will shut up!
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    I know that I could never do what teachers do --...

    I know that I could never do what teachers do -- not in a million years -- let alone dealing with all those WHINING parents!
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    Well that's even better news. I guess the guy...

    Well that's even better news. I guess the guy that gave them to me knew they would work. I had assumed they wouldn't!

    Thanks even more!
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