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Offline Gerry B

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Don't let the bikes sit too long...
« on: August 12, 2008, 08:58:00 pm »
That gas turns to s*** faster than you think.  My wifes bike (Ninja 250) and my dirt toy (KLR 250) are both Tango Uniform due to carb crud. Gas smells stale already in about a months time.  Not hard to remedy, just time consuming.  It's hard to get time to ride em all enough to burn up the gas!    Just venting...    And now a word from our sponsor: Ralph Spoilsport Motors!  Biggest dealer of new used and used new cars this side of Emphysema.  
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2008, 09:11:00 pm »
Gerry, I have heard the gas can go bad a fast as a month and it collects moisture from the air fast because of the ethanol. I would drain them and add some Stabl,,but you knew that already,,LOL      Thats what you get for riding through Emphysema without a condom on :p  CT AAD  COG #7011-A  2003 Concours-Mary Ann  1995 Honda Nighthawk 750 wifes    

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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2008, 02:57:00 am »
Well if you ride everyday then you won't have to deal with stale gas!  AKA "2linby" That's 2-lin-by folks!  Northwest Area Director  COG #5539  AMA #927779  IBA #15034  Team Oregon MC Instructor    http://community.webshots.com/user/2linby  http://tinyurl.com/njas8 (IBA BunBurner Gold Trip)  http://tinyurl.com/lwelx (Alaska trip)      
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2008, 02:18:00 pm »
If you were closer to me, I'd offer to come and ride your bikes for you once a week. In fact, I don't think you'd have difficulty at all finding volunteers for that after the listing of your stable. Street fun plus dirt fun. That's a double fun punch right there in your garage. :)    You might consider short trips on the bikes, like getting the newspaper or the mail every day, of course if that were me I'd wonder how I racked up 40 miles on the odometer between the garage and the mailbox... and that trail through the cutout for the high tension lines... oh yeah, that was it. :)     Alternately, you could set up a system where you change bikes every time you change underwear. You could even record the bike to ride on the elastic band. You're married so you don't have to worry about some pretty young thing asking why you have 'NINJA' on your underwear in black magic marker.  '06 C10  Brett Hatfield  AMA# 1019197  COG# 8229  CDA# 0267  <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brett0769/2739088475/" title="Connie 8-08 by Brett0769, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3245/2739088475_f0196924f5_t.jpg" width="100" height="75" alt="Connie 8-08" />[/url]
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2008, 02:25:00 pm »
My heart bleeds fro the man with 3 bikes in his stable...   :)      --  Steve Smith, #3184  COG Northest Area Director  (somewhere in south central CT)    If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space.  
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2008, 04:04:00 pm »
OK, I gave the KLR the carb cleaning it deserved. And man it's running like a top! Woo Hoo!...  Easiest bike in the world to work on. It was a real be-atch to sync the carb though... Now to use it enough to keep fresh gas in it's tank.      Now to work on the Ninja 250.  It needs to feel the love too.  
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2008, 10:41:00 pm »
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2008, 08:57:00 am »
I was hoping someone got that bizaar reference...  Nice to see it was you Mike. "It takes one to know one."  
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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2008, 10:23:00 pm »
So tonight I gave the Ninja some TLC... Carb cleaning kinda guy that I have become. Now Ninja girl runs like a top! :eg: I'm getting good at this. That little screamer is easy to work on too. Wooo Hooo! Now to go wind the wizz outa her.    
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