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Old 03-26-2011, 08:55 PM   #41
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I need to get a go pro too... but looks like i have to fix an oil leak on my 675 first...
Ummm first it's push start now it's an oil leak? WTF?
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Old 03-26-2011, 09:18 PM   #42
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I guess I may still not be useD to how the cops work down here. At home we could usually go back and forth on a piece that is a few miles long at least twice and then bail.

As far as memorizing a route, I hear you. I stay well within my limits when riding on public roads. But, going through corners a few times, at least to know their length and other characteristics (maybe gravel to the inside where you may naturally pick as an apex), goes a long way if you want to bump your riding up 5% or so.
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Your telling me...
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Old 03-26-2011, 09:47 PM   #44
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I agree fellas good ride. Boo to all the negativity. Plan another, im in. :-)
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The ones who are negative are always the ones who post on meet threads with no intention of showing up. Definitely not complaining about that
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Old 03-26-2011, 10:47 PM   #46
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Just no off roading next time... haha

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Old 03-26-2011, 10:57 PM   #47
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Been my experience to never try to memorize the corners of a route. Planning on the road to be clear is not an opportunity to move out of the 50-70% riding ability to safely navigate the roads. Group leaders naturally need to know the routes.

As for running multiple sections; bikes can be heard from up to a mile away. Sounds unbelievable but its true. We've had many have to stop and could hear us coming for a good period of time before we show. Also, residence will call in to the police when groups ride through. Using the roads to 'commute' to and from vs occupy will lessen the chances of interuption.

Lastly, on certain roads if we see cops we shut it down and ride conservatively because we can guarantee ourselves a radio call was put forward. Im not a fan of supporting our tax offices over the yearly required donations.
It's not that l personally want to memorize the route to ride faster but that certain sections are a blast to ride. One can never account for debris, cars, etc. not being there one pass and there the next.

I know that I've personally heard bikes from over a mile on the highway and about a mile here in the woods.
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It's not that l personally want to memorize the route to ride faster but that certain sections are a blast to ride. One can never account for debris, cars, etc. not being there one pass and there the next.

I know that I've personally heard bikes from over a mile on the highway and about a mile here in the woods.
Some of those GP style exhaust are LOUD...
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Riding 60 Miles at 55-129 Mph with Oil on your back tire: PRICELESS
Not taking any sharp right turns: PRICELESS

For everything else... Theres master card
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Not taking any sharp LEFT turns: PRICELESS

For everything else... Theres master card
I thought i felt it slip a few times..

Oh and anyone know the best method of getting oil off of the tire??

Degreaser?? or just a nice burnout
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Oh and anyone know the best method of getting oil off of the tire??

Degreaser?? or just a nice burnout
I wouldn't take degreaser to it. Not sure how it would react with the rubber. It probably wouldn't but I'd air on the side of caution there.

Hopefully the oil hasn't seeped through the rubber too much. I'd probably just take an SOS or Brillo pad to it that has the soap built in. Should clean it up enough.
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I wouldn't take degreaser to it. Not sure how it would react with the rubber. It probably wouldn't but I'd air on the side of caution there.

Hopefully the oil hasn't seeped through the rubber too much. I'd probably just take an SOS or Brillo pad to it that has the soap built in. Should clean it up enough.
I just used Soap and water. Seems to have removed the glossy look of the oil... Not sure if it seeped in or not.

its almost time for new tires anyway...
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I just used Soap and water. Seems to have removed the glossy look of the oil... Not sure if it seeped in or not.

its almost time for new tires anyway...
If only tires lasted forever... :(

I'd use something abrasive on the tire just to be safe. I'm sure a cloth would get 80% of it but you can never be too safe when it comes to that stuff. Even a toothbrush might help with getting into the tread a bit.
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If only tires lasted forever... :(

I'd use something abrasive on the tire just to be safe. I'm sure a cloth would get 80% of it but you can never be too safe when it comes to that stuff. Even a toothbrush might help with getting into the tread a bit.
It was really only the left outer Lip of the tire. It mostly got on the swing arm, chain guard, lower fairings etc.
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The problem when you post an exact route, times, along with your "pace," is that cops know where and when to expect you. They don't wanna sit for hours. They wanna come by, throw some tickets/warnings, and be gone.

...or incite someone to run.

If you have a large ride, and post exact times and picture routes... and say you will be spirited...plan for the cops.

This is said by someone who attends many event rides.

Anyway, looks like fun. I wouldn't mind having a bike/car ride more often.
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The problem when you post an exact route, times, along with your "pace," is that cops know where and when to expect you. They don't wanna sit for hours. They wanna come by, throw some tickets/warnings, and be gone.

...or incite someone to run.

If you have a large ride, and post exact times and picture routes... and say you will be spirited...plan for the cops.

This is said by someone who attends many event rides.

Anyway, looks like fun. I wouldn't mind having a bike/car ride more often.


So then to fix that, you have a rider meeting before we leave the meet and give a different route for the ones who actually show up. Quality control...
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So then to fix that, you have a rider meeting before we leave the meet and give a different route for the ones who actually show up. Quality control...
This is exactly what we did...
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