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i love dayz like that.. besides the scratches & the tickets.. but i guess the fun u had probably makes it avg out... im not really 1 for averages though.

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Welp, what a weekend. Time to attack the most
demonic road around. Roughly 100 mile drive
to the meanest road ever in PA (Route 125 in
Shamokin PA - See Tales from the Street -
"A weekend of Sunshine" for awesome details
- Thanks Geoff). It's a race track dropped
on a mountain... BAD! Better be on your game
or you'll wind up way behind Geoff or in the
woods with squirrels laughing at your
ineptitude.

CBR600F4GD (Geoff) and I had the best
day I have EVER had on the street. I don't
know if Geoff can say the same but I think
that he can. Running a blistering pace,
sliding the ass end in 3rd, wheelies
everywhere, long ones, passing cruisers,
wheelies over a hill passing a Harley in
the other lane... (They probably went home
and cried).. It was fun. Well, Geoff was
leading as usuall but I did lead for short
bit.. Geoff has a nack for remembering
roads and gravel areas so I prefer he lead
but at the same time I enjoy heading the run
now and then. As Geoff decided to pull over
for a minute to wind down, grab drink, a
smoke whatever, I decide to pull up next to
him and lift the ass end into a rolling
stoppie. Got it, nice one, Geoff said,
very "Finesse". Well I landed it with a big
smile looked at Geoff and decided to pull
in too. When I did, at 2 miles an hour, I
lost my footing and dropped her. The road
tilted downward on the side which I was
pulling over, when I put my right foor down
the ground was further down then I thought
and just couldn't hold her up any longer.
*Sniff* *Sniff* I had to let her go. She
hit the ground, a little hard bit a little
soft at the same time.

-Damage-

Upper Fairing Scratched, Mid Fairing
Scratched, Lower Fairing Melted slightly and
scratched. Mirror Scratched, Turn Signal
Scratch -- And the worst - Broke the front
brake lever clean off. Grrrr! How ambarassing
.. First time down in 8 years... Wahhh!

So, we started heading home. No front brake
made for some very mentally intense riding.
100 miles of agony. Just when I though it
was over, We went through a speed trap.
Geoff again was leading and I followed.
The officer didn't get Geoff - he was going
too fast but he got me at 76.2 in a 40.
Whhaammmm! $185 bucks 5 points... (Grrrr
d!ck).. Told us that he didn't get Geoff
so I was getting the ticket. What the hell is
that?? Oh well take your lumps.

So I get home in one piece. Start looking
at the bike again. Grabbed the buffer and
some compound and went to work. WOW!
The upper fairing cleaned up completely.
No visible scratches. The middle fairing
went from totally scratched to.. needs a
tiny bit of touch up where the paint was
removed. The lower fairing had a 4 inch
round white spot where I thought all the
paint was removed. It wound up being two
dime sized scrapes with a couple of little
scratches around them. All in all nothing
a tooth pick, the right color touch up paint,
a buffer and patience won't completley hide.
Feeling much better about the bike now. The
only thing I am going to need to replace
to end any signs of dammage are the mirror
and turn signal, which really aren't that
bad. It would be good to ride if I could find
a lever. But the holiday is going to thwart
any attempt. Got lucky I guess. Really lucky.
All I have to do is work on getting the
points down on the ticket. I just can't
swallow 5 points. Not for that - Yeah I
was speeding but that was harsh. I hope I
can get a break on that. Anyway - just
needed to get that out. Hope you enjoyed the
story....

Oh yeah -

Did I mention it was the best day of riding
ever in my life??? Everything was clicking.
I did find out how to lift the front in 2nd
gear without a bump in the road or the
clutch, just using the power, and I caught
my first ever 2nd to 3rd shift while holding
a wheelie!! Couple of really long - nice
stand ups two in 2nd gear - Geoff just shook
his head.. (hehe).

All in all I'm still happy, I've got my
health - it could have been worse. Just need
to execute a little damage control at this
point. Thanks for listening!!

Chris :)

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[This message has been edited by chris_y2k_r1 (edited July 03, 2000).]
 

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Wow... that does sound like a busy day.... I'm jealous! (except for the laying it down, and ticket part! ;) ) I hope it all goes well with your ticket, that really sucks! :mad:


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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by cbr600f4gd:
SQUID! :D

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Shake my tentacles, Jealous boy!!

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i wish i could've made it. sounds like a good day.

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I can't vouch for Chris' riding skills ;), BUT I can tell you that RT125/Shamokin area is KILLER!!!!Chris, Sorry to hear about the scratches and the ticket!!!Try talking to the cop FIRST!!!Don't talk to the prosecutor, yet.The cop might not be a dildo, if you talk to him man to man, first...IF THAT DOESN'T WORK, BEND DOWN AND GRAB YOUR ANKLES!!Get that bike fixed soon, so I can give you a few pointers on how to ride!!!HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAH.You know I'm just goofin on you, Dude!!!Take it easy!!!!!Jimmy G.


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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 1fastchick:
Well Sound like you had a pretty interesting day. At least you didn't fall off at 100 or so MPH now that could have made it down right exciting :) j/k

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Exciting... Umm err.. ahem... if that was the
case I would've needed a bigger buffer and
a larger bottle of rubbing compound and
somelse to do all the work while I
(hopefully) recouperated from traction.
*Knocking on piece of wood*

I wish I still had an R6... To have both
bikes (R6 track) (R1 street) would be the
best!!!

Chris :p :cool: :p

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[This message has been edited by chris_y2k_r1 (edited July 05, 2000).]
 

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Well Chris,

What's the scoop on the front end vibration???was it the tire or the forks or what????..Jimmy G.

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by jimmyjr:
Well Chris,

What's the scoop on the front end vibration???was it the tire or the forks or what????..Jimmy G.

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Hey Jimmy, Thanks for asking cos I forgot to
tell ya'll what it was. I had to pull the
triple tree apart. Well I had to pull the
top plate off the forks, lossen to top of
both forks and tighten the two retaining nuts
under the upper plate. I must have squooshed
the bearings a little but not enough to
ruin them. Everything is great now, even
after the little mishap. For some reason the
bike seems to turn-in quicker than it ever
has before even though the headstem is set
just a tad on the tight side so I don't have
to re-visit it in the near future. Thanks
for asking. Dude, I should have called you
to see if you wanted to hit 125. I forgot
bro.. Sorry man! Next time. I think I might
take Isis up this weekend but it's all up in
the air....

Take it east bro!

Chris



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Maybe they torqued the bearings down too much from the factory..Or...you didn't tighten down the bearings enough when you put it all back together....I think I'm leaning towards the first scenario, as I feel you have the common sense to torque head bolts down to factory specs....Hopefully we can take a blaster ride soon...I'm getting pretty good at throwing "Big Red" around the twisties..It won't be long before I take the training wheels off!!!The deal with my bike is when I'm taking a REALLY sharp turn, I HAVE to trail brake or the a$$ end wants to wander outside the line, Not slip, but wander...The trail braking DEFINATELY keeps that in check....Also hopefully this time, I should have my front satinless stell brake lines on....I got the wrong ones twice!!Should make a nice difference in FEEL...I know the back brake line made a HUGE difference...Glad to hear you are back to 100%...did you try arrainging to meet with the cop who ticketed you....It's your ONLY hope....Jimmy G.

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Not yet, I will plead not guilty and TRY to
catch him before court or maybe I will just
get a lawyer... I just don't want 5 points.
Screw that.

Let me know about the brakes man.

This weekend is supposed to be nice but there
are alot of things going on, I will have to
play it by ear but HOPEFULLY!! we can meet up
at 125 or something like that.

Chris


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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 1fastchick:
I was only messing with YA :p

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Yesm, I know. I play alot.. Sarcasm you see.

Chris :p :cool: :p


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Hey Chris, can a cluless girl ask a question? What is this buffer & rubbing compound you are talking about. Sounds like something I could use if it covers up small scratches. Thanks!

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by AJ:
Hey Chris, can a cluless girl ask a question? What is this buffer & rubbing compound you are talking about. Sounds like something I could use if it covers up small scratches. Thanks!

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It doesn't cover scratches it actually
removes them!!!

Clue:

Buffing is most commonly done by detailing
shops. It is the process of using a buffer
(which is either an electric or air powered
tool that allows you to attach a big round
cloth called a bonette to it. It spins the
bonette at about 3000 rpms) with compound
(which is a thick liquid containing abrasives
much like a bathroom cleaner) and applying
it to scratched areas of body work.

It's only useful is the scratches on the
body are ONLY in the clear coat. Its also
good for removing paint that came off another
object that has been inbeaded into your car.

Usually you can tell when a scratch is
through the clear and into the paint. Clear
coat turns white when it's scratched. If
it's just a white scratch in the paint then
you probably can buff it out.

Ahh huhuh huhuh - I said buff it out.

What you do is take the 'compound' on your
fingers and wipe it onto the area you are
about to work with. Then take the buffer
and slowly spinning the buffer (pumping the
trigger for bikes) move the compound around.
Best to use a clean bonette. GO SLOW and
STAY AWAY from corners or you will rub the
paint right off.. this includes sharp angles
as all the pressure of the buffer is on the
that concentrated small are of paint. Also
you don't push down while doing this, hold
the buffer so that it is barley on the paint.

Side Notes:

You can get a buffer at Sears for $40 or so.
GOOD compound can be purchased at you local
auto body parts supply store, and these guys
can give you more information on the process.

You can go to Pep Boys and by a can of
No 7. This is a flat green can and looks
like turtle wax accept it has a white circle
on it with NO 7 printed on it. You can do
this by hand. Just take a little of the NO 7
goop put it on your finger and rub it the
length of the scratch. This is slow but it
will work. Though this will leave very very
fine barley visible scratches in the paint.
You will need to go to auto body parts supply
store to get a finer compound to remove the
tiny scratches left by the NO. 7. stuff.
- or just wax the hell out of it. But it
will removes nasty scratches.


This is all very well worth it, also one of
the best kept secrets in the business.

Good Luck, let me know if you try it out,
I can help with details as you go. That
blue of the R6 polishes out nicley, you can
make that thing beam!

Hope that clears things up.

Chris


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[This message has been edited by chris_y2k_r1 (edited July 06, 2000).]
 
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