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beat on it with a mallet and screwdriver trying to get a float unstuck.
 

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hello Retired guy! I just put 5 oz
With mustard!
I put 4 oz. seafoam in tank of Sporty and 2.8 gal 93 octane gaz, runs great Harley is gonna grease
clutch and throttle cables and put on a new jiffy stand spring. Once this work is done I'm going
to Attleboro for some of Tex barry's hot dawgz with cheese n chilli then stop at Tex barry's in
Taunton for a few more.
 

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Sonic does a pretty good Hotdog and I also buy two, footlongs about once a month with GOD's best gift to fast food, a couple of orders of TATER TOTS. Get 'er done! :bigthumb:

To get back to the topic, my Tricycle is 7 feet in the air on my hydraulic lift being detailed and waiting for an Amazon delivery of 'DYNA BEADS,' that supposedly will make the ride super dupper, pooper smooth.

I couldn't have ridden today as I had some computer/ IT jobs to do of out town and when I left Home @ 8:30 AM, it was RAINING and it was 50 degrees!!!!!

Sam:cool:
 

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I suspect that you do realize impossible and completely un-fun are not identical.

Not that I am recommending unpleasant riding, but I have met many who enjoy the challenge, the looks of the uninitiated and the plain contrariness of riding open vehicles in adverse conditions.

I drove my '56 Speedster topless year-round for 20 years... a very much younger 20 years.
 

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65 degrees and dry when I ride to work this morning. 50 degrees and sprinkles when I rode home, and I neglected to take my riding jackets thermal liner with me this morning. I'm very glad I had a spare lightweight jacket at work. Without it my ride home would have been miserable.
 

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Well, I had the Sporty in for a greasing of clutch n throttle cables, a new jiffy stand spring
and they checked rear brake plenty of pad, they bled the cylinder, it feels better now. So I
took her for a ride. . . and when I get to Laura's home cookin I reach down an shut off the gas.
Now I am in front of my place she is idling and I see SMOKE. yup I get off and feel what I
I think is two wires from stator an damn are they HOT, I shut the bike off immediately.
So in all the excitement I wonder did the RR just go out on me and if it did, did it take out the
Stator? I will disconnect stator from harness b4 i start up and do an AC voltage test. HD says
19 to 26 volts per 1,000 revs a minute, will also check from stator to ground. I have always
heard when the RR goes bad it either fryes the battery or doesn't charge it but I guess it could
fry the stator too. It seems a good idea to me to have a fuse between stator and RR? rated at
the size of the winding?

Whatever! it was raining cats n dogs and I am lucky this happened in front of my house and
not ten miles away. Any luck or with out it, tomorrow will be dry and I can start doing some voltage
checks on the stator I actually burnt my finger on the connector, or could the connector have
shorted out It was not the original stator, ThunderBay cycles in Tampa said the one i had looked
sketchy and since they had everything apart anyway, put in a new one.
 

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Rode behind two sport bike bros on Skyline Drive this morning... may have hit 70-80 through a few turns (👿) but they were passing cars in areas that were a little too reckless for my taste.

Decided to go the opposite way I normally ride afterwards and found this...

Car Tire Wheel Cloud Vehicle


So, @Critter, you were right a few weeks back! I'd just never gone that way before!

Took Rt. 11 until almost home and found some other cool stuff -

Plant Tree Natural landscape Road surface Branch


Plant Road surface Tree Architecture Land lot


Tire Wheel Cloud Sky Building
 

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I saw the General Lee car in Nashville some years back. Had to walk over and take a look at it, then I leaned on the side of it and had my wife take my picture. A couple weeks later I saw the car again in a big mall they got over there. Well I looked at it again and there was a sign next to it saying do not touch or lean up against the car. Oops! The first place I seen it, there wasn't any sign.
 

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I wouldn't hesitate to ride almost any Suzuki .
I've ridden my little FA50 daily , for the most part , for the last 13 years . Just recently I replaced the piston kit . Only had to replace the rings , but , I had a kit , so why not . I'm not an easy rider when on the road or anywhere away from camp .
I had a TS125 that needed a top end . I worked at a dealer at the time and had my choice of parts .
I installed an RM piston and did just a little 'other' work along with . That bike had no problem keeping up with and out doing 250 cc bikes . Should have never sold it , but , times were very demanding , so ... :(

Anyway , Suzuki has always been and continues to be a 'dedicated to quality' company .
 

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I wouldn't hesitate to ride almost any Suzuki .
I've ridden my little FA50 daily , for the most part , for the last 13 years . Just recently I replaced the piston kit . Only had to replace the rings , but , I had a kit , so why not . I'm not an easy rider when on the road or anywhere away from camp .
I had a TS125 that needed a top end . I worked at a dealer at the time and had my choice of parts .
I installed an RM piston and did just a little 'other' work along with . That bike had no problem keeping up with and out doing 250 cc bikes . Should have never sold it , but , times were very demanding , so ... :(

Anyway , Suzuki has always been and continues to be a 'dedicated to quality' company .
They make a few bikes I would NOT mind owning, the M-50 and M-90 possibly the BOSS
cool looking and run well. Those Yammy, Honda, Kawasaki, I think they are all fine bikes and
keep up with maint. they will stay that way. I'd rather ride a well-maintained Suzuki than a
Harley that never was maintained. I have seen bikes out all winter, no cover or anything. . .
come Springtime I bet they gas'em up and head out...only to be stuck in some God-forsaken
place without a pot to well u know...Maybe there is a Karma for machinery of all kinds,
 

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Ugh.

So, right after I posted my pics, I decided to head out and make today my highest mileage day ever! Did 120 miles this morning and, after grabbing a quick bite to eat, loaded up with a few pistols and some ammo and planned on taking back roads to the range. Hoped to get another 40-50 miles in (I know that's small potatoes for some of you!), but alas, a young lady decided to introduce the passenger side of her SUV to my left boot, shoulder, and shifter plate...

Automotive tire Motor vehicle Vehicle Bicycle part Carbon


She was hanging out in the passing lane, so I started to go by her in the slow lane. Just as I passed her rear, I saw her turn signal come on but didn't expect her to pull a Family Guy Asian lady maneuver! Fortunately, it was glancing blow, I was in 2nd gear (because shifting was a non-option), less than a mile from home, and the only damage was what you see in the pic and her mirror. Also, she was very concerned and apologetic. Felt bad for her because it was an honest mistake, other than her pulling into the lane so darn quickly. Was able to get the bike home at least!
 
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