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    Quote Originally Posted by Noreg View Post
    I went for a short ride to test my rear brake. After bleeding the brakes (in all honesty I have no idea how to do this, and the process resulted in ruining the fresh paint on the caliper, getting brake fluid all over the bike, tyre, myself and the driveway), I had brakes for about 5 kilometers (like 10-15% of what Im used to). Then there were nothing, a somewhat flaccid pedal and no real braking effect.

    Then at some random road the bike just stopped. I figured it was the fuse again, but apparently all fuses are okay, but the corrosion on the fuse box made it stop working. Scratched it with a key and road home. Washed it with oxide cleaner and soaked the entire fusebox in dielectric grease.

    Now Ill read up on how brake bleeding works. And to strip the front calipers of paint Im just going to leave them in a tub of brake fluid for a week :P
    Don't ya just love working on 39 year old bikes when they are your only mode of transport?... been there done that man. I only wish you the best at resolving your issue quickly so you can keep riding and grabbing those AWESOME shots!!!
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    Cool is defined differently by different people... I'm sure the new rider down the block thinks his Ninja 250 is cool and why shouldn't he? Bikes are just cool.


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    Over 300 miles today, Rolled 66K miles on the ole' Bonnie, Officially on my way to try to hit 70K miles come September.




    Awesome views, new roads (dirt) but it was just a great day...time for Dinner and some beers.
    Best,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hayabuser
    Cool is defined differently by different people... I'm sure the new rider down the block thinks his Ninja 250 is cool and why shouldn't he? Bikes are just cool.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedz123 View Post
    Don't ya just love working on 39 year old bikes when they are your only mode of transport?... been there done that man. I only wish you the best at resolving your issue quickly so you can keep riding and grabbing those AWESOME shots!!!
    Luckily my work provides me with a Mercedes A-class to drive around in, and I can usually borrow bikes there. But the yamahas feels so plasticky and they aren't as fun as my gs. This has been sort of a steep learning experience, I am hoping next season will go smoother (and that I get the to do list done during the winter).

    I love the picture with the lake, sooo peaceful. And I love gravel roads.
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    My second encounter with a rattlesnake while riding through Bald Eagle State Forest. Got video this time.


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    Due to overheating and electrical issues it's been two years since I had Suzie out on the road.
    Today I took a short trip from Fremont via Niles Canyon Road to Livermore and back.
    I stopped at the Sunol train station to snap a pic and continue on.
    It was warm, but Suzie didn't overheat and I think the electrical demons are behind us now.
    Nice ride.

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    Congrats, Suzie.
    Good on ya for keeping at it.
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    Sure is a good feeling isn't it Suzie

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    Rode for a hundred miles or so on the FJR today. I wanted to test out the grip puppies and see if the heat shields I installed worked. It was in the mid 90's and not too bad considering. I think it's ready for the highway now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 82Suzie View Post
    Due to overheating and electrical issues it's been two years since I had Suzie out on the road.
    Today I took a short trip from Fremont via Niles Canyon Road to Livermore and back.
    I stopped at the Sunol train station to snap a pic and continue on.
    It was warm, but Suzie didn't overheat and I think the electrical demons are behind us now.
    Nice ride.

    sunol.jpg
    Awesome. Its been a long while since you stopped by. I realy like that bike.

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    I've been out for the last two nights, but no bike pics, only "high art" photography....

    When consulting the magic 8 ball for advice, one must first ask it "will your answers be accurate?"

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    -Rusty old scooter.
    Other things I like to photograph.....instagram.com/gs_junkie
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