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Alignment and finally clearing my check engine light (evap code from a bad purge valve.... hopefully)

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Did some fiberglass repair and prepwork on my spare Rickman 1/2 fairing and Z1 frame bracket.

Any suggestions on color? my full rickman fairing is painted dark grey (on a navy blue bike) and I may want to change things up... I'm thinking blood red?

Otherwise I may just get it all cleaned up and sell it.

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I'm doing the same thing I've been doing for the past month since I've finished grad school (and work doesn't start until june 15)...

wake up at 9:30
gym at 11:30
go get coffee at 13:30
go to sleep at 00:00
 

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what a score!
 

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I'll be driving up to Mid-Ohio.

anyone know if the entrance booth to the campsite closes at night?
 

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I'm halfway through a guest OCT rotation at JRTC in Fort Polk, LA. I came here to grade/mentor a Sapper Company... Instead I get stuck with a company of Ohio Nat Guard horizontal construction engineers... FML.

In the mean time I've been calling up UXOs I keep finding around their camp.
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So 531 miles after the engine rebuild, I changed the Z1's oil. I'd been noticing a weird and annoying buzzing/vibration coming from the megaphone, so I investigated today...

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baffles were pretty tired.

I took them out and am going to try running just the endcap on the kerker, here's some sound clips:

With old baffles:


I'll take it on a few rides to see if there's any noticable flat spots in the RPM range, but I'm digging the sound. The baffled kerker just sounded way too tame, not like what you hear on the track.
 

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aaand without baffles (straight through with only the endcap on the megaphone):

 

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Front brakes on the Golf... Brembo disks, Akebono pads, braided steel lines and bronze caliper bushings as well as an OEM brake fluid flush.

Might still have a tad bit of air left in the line... gotta sort that out.

And I should probably go through and replace the rest of the vacuum hoses, I think the hose to my anti-shudder valve is on it's last legs.
 

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So i decided I'd take a last minute week of leave before my work schedule gets crazy. Took the time to do all sorts of fun stuff.

Finished the work bench. Just need to install the locks on the cabinets.
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Built some raised beds

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And tomorrow I plant some 4 year old hops rhizomes I picked up.

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Building a Chicken coop

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Spent the past few days on and off replacing my valve cover gaskets. Took the time to repaint the peeling covers too. Had to drill out 5 bolts though, huge pain in the ass. Hopefully the gaskets hold...

Maybe this will help with my evap leak code too!

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B6... I don't have to take the front bumper off to take off the headlights
 
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Fort Bragg for a few days... a vacation away from the office.
 

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Just returned from taking my Company on a 10 day field exercise. The focus was how vertical construction engineers can contribute to the 48 hour defense... highlight was using chainsaws and a BHL to create abatis from "trees" (telephone poles).




completed Abatis with vehicle ditch on either side


stage 4 fighting position... real world would include far more earth on roof

Vertical guys really don't get to do the sexy stuff like the Sappers or dozer driver, so I tried to organize this training event around getting them more tactical training.
 

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Re torqued my valve covers on the z1 to see if I could get them to stop weeping.

I also took a look at my plugs, I've been getting some popping on deceleration after taking the baffles out of the megaphone. They look a bit lean to me...

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Mind you, this is after normal riding, no plug chop
 

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I'd argue that Celsius is a less intuitive scale than Fahrenheit for the reason that F has a more "degrees" of measurement. Additionally, Celsius is a converted temperature, not a measured temperature. I suppose we can all compromise and convert to Kelvin
 
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next thing you know, these eur-peens gonna make us use the base-10 clock
 
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