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Subject:And now news from the phone
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Subject:And now news from the phone
Time:12:03 am

  • 22:22 vfr works, have my soul back. #

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Subject:And now news from the phone
Time:12:05 am
  • 11:25 motorcycle insurance went down $50, yay me. paid it before they change their minds #
  • 12:10 being poked at physio. tweetphoto.com/24044577 #
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  • 07:04 most lost fans seem to be going "wtf?" at the last episode. didn't most of you go "wtf?" all the way through the series? #

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Subject:And now news from the phone
Time:12:12 am
  • 04:33 Managed to get Midge running today, Betty how ever is being stuborn, she's going to get a straigh up seafoam treatment. #
  • 23:11 I uploaded a YouTube video -- BP Fails Booming School 101 Gulf Oil Spill (MIRROR) youtu.be/rju4dxBlcbo?a #
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Subject:And now news from the phone
Time:12:06 am

  • 20:31 debating taking a pain killer for head ache or not #

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Subject:And now news from the phone
Time:12:10 am
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  • 12:06 physio takes a lot out of me. #

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Subject:And now news from the phone
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  • 03:11 head ache is here with a vengence. #

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Subject:And now news from the phone
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  • 19:16 rough day today #

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Subject:And now news from the phone
Time:12:08 am
  • 11:16 replacement head arrived today. now waiting on head gasket #
  • 11:18 contemplating selling my amiga 2000 and the i dont know how many thousand disks to go with it. i'd like 300$ plus shipping #
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Subject:And now news from the phone
Time:12:07 am
  • 10:41 mirrors came in. still waiting for other parts #
  • 21:37 its raining and my bones ache #
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Subject:And now news from the phone
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Subject:And now news from the phone
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  • 17:13 started physsta
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  • 17:25 started physio #
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Subject:And now news from the phone
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  • 00:50 They took Maxine today. Off to zdenocycle for salvage. #

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Subject:And now news from the phone
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  • 01:23 never mind the damn thing is stripped. need to get another head for my new baby. #

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Subject:And now news from the phone
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  • 02:19 spark plug may not be stripped. #

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  • 10:39 ugh, new to me vfr has a slightly stripped spark plug. #

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Subject:And now news from the phone
Time:12:10 am
  • 22:04 managed to avoid a speed trap, slowed down before the transition zone. then saw the glint in the bushed and a disappointed cop in said bush. #
  • 22:22 is it me or has music become repetitive? #
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Subject:And now news from the phone
Time:12:06 am

  • 23:00 Passed my M test today. No restrictions, no time limits. #

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Subject:Mirror, mirror, see you fall
Time:12:45 am
Current Mood:tiredtired
I think I've discovered a problem with the VFR mirrors besides the black rubbers falling off... Looks like the pin holding the mirror to the mounting bracket on the bike leaves a little to be desired. I was just getting started out on my first ride of any measurable length today (yesterday's ride to work was just a little test) when my right side mirror just falls off. Now to be fair the roads around here share a lot of features with the surface of the moon (pock marked), but one does not get a good feeling when one's recently purchased bike starts to fall apart when they are on it. I go back and scavenge my mirror arm and setting, the mirror it's self has become many mirrors and is of no use to me now. Examining the mounting point i see 1/2 the pin is still in the mount and 1/2 the pin is in the arm of the mirror... I'm guessing the previous owner had the tensioning screw torqued down so tight it caused the top of the pin to bind and when I adjusted the mirror for my viewing it snapped. I also examined the left side mirror and it has a bolt where the pin is. So I need to replace my mirror... Which is odd, because I was thinking the other day it would be cool to have the turn signals built into in the mirrors for better visibility and it turns out that the first set of mirrors on ebay that i found have this feature... I still need to borrow a mirror for my M test wednesday but I think I've got that covered by a good friend (good enough that he would loan me a bike for my test if I needed it) near by (he is probably a lister too).

Now for my first decent ride.... I put on about 500km today (two tanks of gas), slabbed it from trenton to Princess Auto to look at their saddle bags (they don't look worth buying), pick up some tape and then went to GP Cycles (where oddly enough the UVIP shows this bike originally sold from) to see about a mirror and to try on some jackets (i'm thinking of getting a red one to match the bike). On the way home I detoured up to Mosport to drop in on a friend teaching at RTI but I missed her it seems, then took the long way home by way of Peterborough (I wanted to check out the suspected route that I'll be doing on my M test on wednesday. Ended up missing a turn on the way back and visited a couple towns I hadn't expected to, they're nice towns and have some nice sweepers along the way.

I'm out of shape (it's been 3 weeks since I last road and much of that has been resting which has mostly been laying about) and the ride of the VFR is much different than my previous ride (the VFR is also a forced upgrade), different muscles are used. My previous ride was an 83 XJ 750. Made when they chromed everything, it was a UJM with relaxed seating... By relaxed, well I had purchased a parts bike that came with a seat that looked like it belonged on a sofa. Calling my XJ a chrome sofa would be like calling a kettle black. The way I was used to riding it (like I stole it) I knew the bike and what it would do when I threw it around. The VFR is much more aggressive and compared to the XJ it's a race bike. While a little buzzier (the XJ is an i4) the VFR just had gobs of torque and power, no winding up the engine to the "power zone" which is a plus, just turn and go... Brakes... wow it's nice to have brakes, I find i'm braking too soon and I end up having to ride up to the White line, I'd say my stopping distance is several feet shorter than my old bike. I'm still getting used to the back one locking so easy. After the XJ which has a low center of gravity the VFR handles like a razor blade. It will be a while before I can toss this thing around like a rag doll. I had to pay attention when I hit the gravel road and the U-turn I made on a back road required a lot more skill and balance. My only complaints are the seat (hey I'm used to riding a sofa remember? This is comparatively like sitting on a plank) and the lack of highway pegs where I can stretch out my legs for a moment. To think I was looking at getting a super sport with even tighter seating, I am not an origami doll (thankfully the track day sessions are ride for 15 minutes, rest for 30, I suspect my ZX6R will be less comfortable than the VFR). The seat I think will be fixed when recovered (it's got a nice split in it) as for the highway pegs.... are there frame sliders available that one can rest one's foot on for a moment? Riding while sticking out a leg looks funny and isn't as relaxing as resting it on something for the brief moment required to get blood back to the feet.
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Subject:And now news from the phone
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  • 00:51 i haven't watched tv in so long i don't even know what shows are on... #
  • 22:37 i haven't watched tv in so long i don't even know what shows are on... #
  • 23:04 project red underway #
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  • 11:52 Bring a bike to yamaha for a safety they say the tires are bad (their guy who unloaded the bike for me said they were good), needs brakes #
  • 11:55 and the seat has a rip so it can't pass. wtf is yamaha on? I pulled up the laws (sched 6) bit.ly/c7F6vL does not say no rip in seat! #
  • 11:56 I also suspect that yamaha is snowing me on the brakes. #
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  • 10:37 gah, thought iChat had save chats turned on, it doesn't. :( #

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