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well not yet, but it COULD happen today.

It's 33 degrees and we've already had a 1/2 inch of rain today, they say it's going to get colder and wetter for the next 2 or 3 days, so I'm at home!!!

Work sucks I'm staying home!!!

YEAH! Too bad I can't ride though...
 

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Yeah Sweat I have missed several days due to snow over the last three weeks with about 5 feet total and this weekend it was at or below zero. This last front is causing a lot of problems as it moves East.

I have been craving riding too so all I can do is watch the Triumph DVD that came in and pick the dog hair off of my Barbour International jacket and wait for better days!
 

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WOW... you're gonna blow off your employer for 2-3 days because it might snow. I hope your Boss reads this and gives you more time to ride.
 

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On 2007-01-15 10:15, road_dog wrote:
WOW... you're gonna blow off your employer for 2-3 days because it might snow. I hope your Boss reads this and gives you more time to ride.
Dog, helpful and friendly as usual.

thanks!

BTW, I work in construction, so when it's cold and rainy everyone takes off.

[ This message was edited by: sweatmachine on 2007-01-15 11:13 ]
 

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Ah frozen ***** in texas. I remember right after Thanksgiving , my ritual of going down to Home despot and getting the annual 2 80lb bags of redi mix and throwing them in the back of my pick-up for just the days your having today. We had a theory that it you didn't make what you had as deductible on your auto policy it wasn't worth going to work for those 1 or 2 days where physics takes over. Not to mention the barachos and the rest of the locals who never had a chance to see their trucks fish tail before. Good luck. I miss the xmas tamales but not the ice driving.
 

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SCCTRIM, it ain't like what we have up here, people's experience or the duration of it. We lived in Oakcliff, near downtown D for 12 years and one day my wife , when she worked in Plano, about 25 miles up the tollway, had to go to work during one of these ice events, counted 26 vehicles on the side of the road. 90% are pick ups, we're talking up on the guard rails, freak stuff! Lunacy to say the least. People in Texas, with the exception of Amarillo, just don't ever have to drive in it and it never lasts more than a few days. it's sad but some people are clueless and it's pure physics, not a pretty combo.
 

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Scariest driving I've ever had the unpleasant experience of... Chattanooga TN
back about 1988... blizzard/ice storm... I'd driven down from Illinois to buy a used but gorgeous Datsun 280Z... it was obvious driving across town the next morning to meet the seller and seal the deal that folks around there did not have a lot of experience driving in snow and ice... cars sliding off the roads & freeways everywhere, like surreal, full size bumper cars.... wow.

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On 2007-01-15 14:30, SCCTrim wrote:
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you work in a office...and your stayin home cause it might snow.



silly texas people... :)
Well, I'm staying home because I work 30 miles from home, and there's a lot of bridges and creeks to cross between here and there, and it's raining all day, the high is 32.

I could probably get to work fine, but not get home...I'd rather be stuck at home than at the office, rummaging through the ladies' desks looking for saltine crackers for dinner...

besides, I can chat on the RAT forum here with my buddy Road_dog.
 

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Sorry for "dogging" you sweat. I haven't gone riding since New Year's Day... that's 15 days now and counting. No sign of this $hit letting up anytime soon either. And you KNOW I get like this when we can't ride. :mad:
 

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On 2007-01-15 15:06, sweatmachine wrote:
On 2007-01-15 14:30, SCCTrim wrote:
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you work in a office...and your stayin home cause it might snow.



silly texas people... :)
Well, I'm staying home because I work 30 miles from home, and there's a lot of bridges and creeks to cross between here and there, and it's raining all day, the high is 32.

I could probably get to work fine, but not get home...I'd rather be stuck at home than at the office, rummaging through the ladies' desks looking for saltine crackers for dinner...

besides, I can chat on the RAT forum here with my buddy Road_dog.
LOL....just bustin your balls man. I spent a couple year's living in houston and a couple other small town's down there. While I never recall snow, I do recall a couple morning's that the road's were a hair icy.

It's difficult when you dont deal with it regularly. Course, the way thing's are looking around here were gettin off easy ( so far ) this year...prolly shouldnt have said anything.

:)
 

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Hey Trim, I ordered my Wiseco 904 today.

I'm waiting 'til my machine work is done and I'm reassembling the motor to go for carbs, should be another 2 months before I'm done...give or take a coupla weeks.

but I will have the 904, bigger valves, and the port/polish.

Maybe a set of Dinqua's carbs.
 

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I drove up to Dallas yesterday afternoon to beat the ice coming that night. This morning it took me about 15 minutes just trying to get one car door to open. My whole car was in ice.

Oh well. We only get ice about one time a year so that's not too bad considering. Still, you can't ride in this stuff unless you have a death wish.
 

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I hear ya BB...unless I'm mistaken I don't see my bike being on the road again till march or maybe april....

It's warm, wet, but the cold is right around the corner.


Machine, the anticipation is a killer isnt it :)


I've seen your conversation about this on the other thread, I'm not gonna say it's a mistake. The choice is obviously yours, I just dont see those carbs makin the power that the HSR's do. Your removing a 36mm carb, and replacing it with a 36mm carb.

Not the same carb I know, it'll be different, it just wont flow or imo make power like a HSR.


You should consider just buyin 42's and makin your own rig man...you can handle that, and still save some coin.


Theres no right or wrong....just option's.
 

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I know you're right, and I know Bill's kit is good stuff.

It's also expensive. I actually have the cash for a change, but I have some time while the bike is down so I'm gonna hang tight.

If Dinq's carbs make 75% the power that Bill's do, I'll probably go for Dinq's for $400 vs $1400. I'll dump the $1000 difference into suspension or something.
 

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Well, the good thing is that you have time, save the cash and do the kit and valve's as planned. Ride it for a while, enjoy it.

Go for the best of both worlds, all you need is a pair of hsr 42's...a homemade bracket, a length of tube stock, some fuel line, pod filters...and time.


You still save some coin, you still get the full benefit of the hsr's, and you get the sense of pride and accomplishment from doing it yourself.


Beside's that, we can alway's use more wiki material :)
 

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60 degrees here today :-D

Got a little wet on the way home but I'll take that anytime for mid-Jan in PA! :razz:
 

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Gosh I miss snow and ice. It was 74 degrees today in North Carolina. Trees are budding. All I've done for the past 3 days is ride the heck out of my motorcycles. Enjoy it while I can.
 
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