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    Who rides motorcycles?

    Rain 1, Kawasaki 0
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    Good morning!!!!

    Good morning! 57 now, high of 65 or so. And the clouds have cleared out. Rain 1, Kawasaki 0. But we did have an awesome rainbow last evening after we got home and unloaded. But, the Kawasaki got a lot of attention before the rain started. People were impressed by it. So that made me feel good...
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    Good morning!!!!

    Happy Birthday @Popgadget happy anniversary @sodamo Weather is still questionable for tonight. Manager of the facility says no rain yet. I am nervous. Been a long time since someone raced “my” bike. Keep thinking I have forgotten something, overlooked something, or missed something. It was...
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    Who rides motorcycles?

    Yes.
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    Who rides motorcycles?

    Weather permitting, the Kawasaki race bike makes it’s debut on Saturday. We had a tire changing party Wednesday night and some shakedown rides on the road. Johnny was really grinning after going over the bike and riding it. His dad took a few spins too.
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    Good morning!!!!

    Rear brake only. It is in the rules. It is similar to speedway, but much larger tracks. Good riders actually do a lot of “braking” by sliding the front wheel going into a turn
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    Good morning!!!!

    Good morning! 54 now, 62 or so later. Need to empty the truck, it is full of motorcycle stuff, had a tire changing party last night in Wadsworth on the race bike. Got home late, left it all in the truck. And wife wants to grocery shop today. If the weather cooperates, the race bike is making...
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    Good morning!!!!

    Any lubricant or specialty fluid for motorcycles is expensive. Last week 1/2 gallon of Evans Waterless Coolant was $34.50, and that didn’t get the radiator full. 33.4 ounce bottle of 10W fork oil was $19.95. And I need 18 ounce/leg.
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    Good morning!!!!

    @RoyJackson - not eating for 5 days with c0¥|d was part of me spending 3 weeks in the Cleveland Clinic Resort and Spa. You likely need medical attention ASAP.
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    Good morning!!!!

    Good morning! Moving slow this morning, my back and arms are reminding me i split a lot of wood yesterday. 65 now, forecast high is 69. Had a mild thunderstorm this morning, still have a chance of rain today. Only real plan today is to take the race bike to my BIL to weld the exhaust brackets...
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    Good morning!!!!

    Yea @RedNeckGeek, PO’s on any motorcycle are interesting….old bikes I can sort of understand, but crap workmanship on a modern twins class race bike is just bush league. Oddly though, sent pics of some of the finished bike bits to a friend who is quite well known in production twins class and he...
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    Good morning!!!!

    Good morning! 50 now, was 40 when I got up. High of 63 maybe today. Had wind gust up to 25 MPH yesterday, steady winds of 17. It got chilly while mowing. Dinner/concert was good. Little cool, was 59 when we got there. We had dressed for it. Got there early enough we got to sit under the heater...
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    Good morning!!!!

    Good morning! 62 now, predicted high of 69. Not sure it will make it. Going to see a band tonight, they are having an “Equinox Concert”. Need to dress warm, it is outdoors. Grocery shopping yesterday and some more work on the spare mower. Finally figured out why it has belt tension issues...
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    Good morning!!!!

    Good morning! 73 now, predicted to get to 86 today. And possible strong storms later. Then a cool off is coming. I found a leak on the race bike where the crank position sensor wires come out of the cases. The wires were pulled tight with a very stiff aftermarket loom over it. Fixed that and...
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    Good morning!!!!

    HBD to Mark’s wife. The Kawasaki race bike is now officially a runner. When I won it in the raffle, it was allegedly “ready to race”. No it wasn’t…..it was a $100 motorcycle that needed a lot of work. And parts. It still needs some odds and ends, but it runs, it is amazingly quick…wow! Even...
 
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