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Steveford
Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 08:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Just kidding, no questions.
The old pile.
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Tleighbell
Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 09:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Ha ha, you got me.
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Steveford
Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 08:41 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I'll do a little write up at the 125K mark.
That shouldn't take too long.

I just need to reset the TPS this afternoon and it's done for another 5,000 miles of motorcycling merriment here in the wilds of Central Pennsyltucky.
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Etennuly
Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 09:14 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

That is awesome!

The first six years I was on pace with you. The second six years I only managed about 4,000 miles. Total miles on any bike.

I had planned to ride this Uly to 100,000 then mount it into a wall in my office. Then buy a new one and start over.

I guess my plan has become altered by circumstance. Now it seems I will ride it to however many miles I can go, and when I quit riding it will get mounted into a wall of a man cave somewhere.
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Etennuly
Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 09:18 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yeah, maintenance at 125,000. Take a rag, wipe the bottom of the engine, wring out the rag into a plastic bucket. Pour the juices through a cheese cloth, dump it back in the crank case and keep riding!
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Steveford
Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 07:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I just have a 100 mile/day commute and use the Useless like a car so it adds up quickly. It makes a really good bike for high traffic/lots of pothole situations like what I'm dealing with.
Bike looks like hell, though. After 15,000 miles of going to the ghetto it just got trashed.

I've been using old panty hose as a strainer, I hope that's okay?
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Etennuly
Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 07:46 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Are the panty hose part of your riding gear in the ghetto??
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Steveford
Posted on Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 09:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yes, they keep the riff raff at bay.
Just put some donor tires on the Useless, we'll see how the Pirellis I pulled off a Triumph do in the rain this week.
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Ourdee
Posted on Monday, July 23, 2018 - 09:07 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Which pirelli tires?
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Steveford
Posted on Monday, July 23, 2018 - 05:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Diablo Rosso Corsa IIs which came on my Sprint GT.
So far, so good. Rain all week so this will be a good torture test.
The Triumph got Michelin Road 5s which feel tremendous on that bike. Real confidence inspiring with fast, stable handling.
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Ourdee
Posted on Saturday, August 04, 2018 - 10:35 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I loved Rossos on XBs. Sticky in dry. Lot of grip in the rain. Not as many miles out of them compared to Angels. About half.
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Steveford
Posted on Saturday, August 04, 2018 - 01:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I think I've been caught in the rain nearly every day since the Pirellis went on. So far, so good.
They feel better on the Buell than they did on the Sprint GT; I just didn't trust the front tire on the Triumph as it felt a little greasy but not so on the Useless.
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Ourdee
Posted on Saturday, August 04, 2018 - 07:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

My guess is the suspension geometry of the Buell is matched up to the Pirelli during the engineering.
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