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    Thanks for taking us along on your fix up. I was happy to read that you got to go for a ride and all went well. It means a lot more riding a bike you worked on yourself.
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    Awesome! sure is a nice looking bike !
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    Yep, any time you mess with that back tire you have to check it. Glad you fixed it.
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    Thanks everyone. This site is so incredibly helpful, and I probably would not be riding the bike I have without it.

    It has been fun to work on the bike, but the waiting to be able to ride was so frustrating. I certainly understand why some have more than one.

    I truly understand the smiles per gallon now. This bike is more fun than I ever recall having on my old sport bike.

    Riding on dirt is a new experience for me, and I have much to learn. Here's a picture from my ride today. I nearly fell a couple times, but the sweet TW kept me upright.

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    I installed my Krator foot pegs today. Scratch #8 of my list.



    I destroyed the cotter pins when taking off the old pegs. I temporarily used key rings, and that gave me a good excuse to ride to the hardware store to get cotter pins ... I might have taken a much longer route home 😀

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    Had an old case laying around that was a good size for my rack. I strapped it on as a temporary solution until I get a Pelican or Rigid case.



    I rode about 70 miles today and put about 2.5 hours of engine time on. It was in the low 90's, but it felt comfortable as long as I was moving 20+ mph. The bike ran beautifully.
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    Low 90's in March. It is incredible how diverse America is from top to bottom and coast to coast. I always wonder why some people travel all over the world without ever exploring all of America first.

    I'm glad your bike is running great.
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    Congratulations on the bike. Thanks for taking us along on the journey, was cool as heck. Just posted a pic of my krator pegs today. Hadnt seen this yet. Seeing the krators on there, not sure how my feet ever stayed on the stock ones at all. Haha

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    Added Ride-On to the tires tonight and took a quick spin in the cool dessert air.

    I aired up the tires with my new portable compressor.



    It plugs right into my battery tender pigtail, and it is small enough to travel with me.
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    My wife and kids are out of town for the weekend, and the weather is beautiful for riding. I put 125 miles on the bike today and explored a number of roads that have been on my list for quite some time.

    Some gorgeous views:


    I was in over my head at a couple points in the ride. This happened:


    Crossed my first streams today. Running water is a rare gem in southern Arizona. The first few were really rocky and challenging with just a few inches of water. This one was a nice easy road and a bit deeper.


    Fun day!

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