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    Quote Originally Posted by gbw View Post
    All that excitement and we still weren't late for dinner with the BAATFAMses
    And we were so glad to spend time with you all....Thanks.
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    In the past 6 days of work, I've ridden in 5. Not scenic, but satisfying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbw View Post
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    When we pulled into the gas station at Telico Plains and parked, Joe's Tiger was GUSHING oil. I mean a solid stream, a half inch think, POURING out the bottom of the bike. One look at the filter and I knew the problem. He had a K&N oil filter. I'd had this exact same issue a few year back. I recommend NOT using K&N oil filters.. . . . .
    Yikes! Is it the rubber gasket comes loose....? or the filter unscrews...? dont know?

    Good that you were able to resolve the situation and continue on.

    Nice pics.

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    On my morning ride today, a funny (odd) thing happened. I was on a lightly travelled road with clear vision so I decided to redline the bike in 2nd, 3rd and 4th gear.

    I should have prefaced this by saying I have a faulty ground wire somewhere yet to be determined and my right side turn signal has been working only sporadically.
    Well after doing the redlining, I looked down and the right t/s was flashing even though I had not touched it. The rest of the way home, nearly 100 miles, it would just keep coming on until finally I just held the button down like when shutting if off.

    So finally home and the headlight comes out of the bucket so I will remove and replace any and all bullet connectors and make sure every connection is clean and lubed. It's going to be too warm and humid to ride for the rest of the week anyway so I guess it is shop time now.

    Otherwise, the bike ran good I guess except for the poor gas mileage and the oil consumption.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redman View Post
    Yikes! Is it the rubber gasket comes loose....? or the filter unscrews...? dont know?
    K&N weld a nut to the oil filter. Seems like a great idea. Makes it easy to install and remove.



    But sometimes the weld breaks and makes a hole in the filter.

    If you search for "K&N oil filter failure" you'll find several class action lawsuits, many forum posts, and some YouTube videos.

    Joe got lucky that he caught it right when it happened, and that it happened right as we were stopping for a break. It's not even worth thinking about his rear tire covered in oil, or his engine locking up 30 minutes earlier when we were railing across the Cherohala Skyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alke46 View Post
    On my morning ride today, a funny (odd) thing happened. I was on a lightly travelled road with clear vision so I decided to redline the bike in 2nd, 3rd and 4th gear.

    I should have prefaced this by saying I have a faulty ground wire somewhere yet to be determined and my right side turn signal has been working only sporadically.
    Well after doing the redlining, I looked down and the right t/s was flashing even though I had not touched it. The rest of the way home, nearly 100 miles, it would just keep coming on until finally I just held the button down like when shutting if off.

    So finally home and the headlight comes out of the bucket so I will remove and replace any and all bullet connectors and make sure every connection is clean and lubed. It's going to be too warm and humid to ride for the rest of the week anyway so I guess it is shop time now.

    Otherwise, the bike ran good I guess except for the poor gas mileage and the oil consumption.
    Sounds like a fun ride. Could the signal issue be a problem in the switch itself?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbw View Post
    Sounds like a fun ride. Could the signal issue be a problem in the switch itself?
    Possible I guess although I just had that left hand switch apart a couple of weeks ago and cleaned everything. I will have to look at it again if the ground wire clean-up doesn't work.
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    Got slightly out of town for a wee bit of dual-sport riding with Tim and Wazz last week in the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming...





    This weird rock kept showing up in our photos in Wyoming, so we went up for a closer look.



    Free range cattle took over someone's yard along a dirt road near Galena, South Dakota. They seemed pretty chill.




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    So did anyone in your party climb the Devil's tower? Lots of people do.
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    Man Brian I’m jealous. I had hoped to get there this year and couldn’t.

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