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 Post subject: Shakedown ride
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:37 am 
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Saturday I took nice 55 mile trail ride with a midpoint stop to tighten up the new handguards (done again after the washup and chain lube on Sunday). There was very little that needed tightening the 2nd time.


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 Post subject: Re: Shakedown ride
PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 3:05 pm 
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The 2nd shakedown ride was a bit more challenging; Going over Gunsight and Lopez Passes in the Santa Rita Mountains.

Things started well as I started in toward the mountains:



And after the first pass, I took a break here:



However, I wound up stopping 100 feet or so short of Lopez Pass:



That picture was taken after the bike had been dragged to stop the gas from leaking; the handlebars & rack were originally in the low spot in the road.

I rode it to the top of the hill and walked back for the tool bag and helmet. The right hand guard is no longer pristine and the mirror on that side is history because I forgot to turn them in before tackling the passes.



On the way out the throttle refused to rotate fully and I wanted to take the upcoming hill with speed in 2nd gear.



Parking in the shade let me fix the problem by cutting off a bit of the plastic throttle sleeve.


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 Post subject: Re: Shakedown ride
PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 3:20 pm 
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