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    funkamongus
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    Took a short Tahoe ride

    Post  funkamongus on Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:53 am

    I had been working on my friends 72 BMW R75/5, and took to the last arizona trip, all was fine.. came back up to 6500 feet, fouled a plug. So, I changed the plugs, tweaked the mix a bit, took her over the hill to Genoa, the oldest town in Nevada.. It was a really nice ride, perfect weather, bike was fine. Lots of bugs, though. Musta got nailed about 20 times.. took a yellowjacket to the chest,, (not the bike, thank God!!!),, lol, took a bite too but didnt seem to affect me much. Kewl! Gonna check the plugs again this morning and take another ride,, maybe Emerald Bay, again..
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    Post  YellowJacket on Sat Jun 20, 2009 4:43 pm

    funkamongus wrote: took a yellowjacket to the chest,, (not the bike, thank God!!!),, lol, ..

    Glad it wasn't YJ. She's pretty hefty.

    I got hit by one right under the chin and it got knocked down into my collar on my jacket. Got stung. Hurt like a ...

    When I took the MSF class a girl who was "deathly allergic" to bees got stung between the fingers. It had actually gotten into her helmet and she was trying to swat it out - while she was riding. We had to call her husband to bring her epi kit before she either quit breathing or swelled up like a balooon.

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    Re: Took a short Tahoe ride

    Post  funkamongus on Sat Jun 20, 2009 4:53 pm

    whoa,,to me, its like when your scuba diving,, calm will save your life. Panic will kill you. I went on as nothing had happened.. after calmly fluffing him out of my shirt, of course. Would have been a bit more involved had it been YJ!!!!. Another ride today and a check of the plugs on the 75/5, almost ready to go.. still waiting for my virago tags...
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    Re: Took a short Tahoe ride

    Post  Rick G on Sat Jun 20, 2009 5:46 pm

    I usually ride with my visor cracked a half inch, I caught a bug , in OR. right on the edge of the visor and had to stop and clean the yellow bug guts off of my face ! tongue My Grand son thought it was hilarious!
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    Post  funkamongus on Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:06 pm

    mmmmmmmm protein... tasty!! bugs are nasty tasting, I dont care where you live!!

    The left plug looked great,, right still sooty,, so I brushed it up and leaned it a bit more, another 1/4. Gonna take her for a spin to Emerald Bay will post pics on my facebook page. Look me up... funkamongus there too..
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    Post  funkamongus on Sat Jun 20, 2009 9:43 pm

    http://picasaweb.google.com/funkamongus20/EmeraldBay6209OnThe72BMWR755#
    Right side, still sooty,, backed it another 1/4, try again tomorrow!! It was a nice ride,, got a few nice pics.. teasers really,, you coming to tahoe for a ride!!!
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    Re: Took a short Tahoe ride

    Post  Brian Moffet on Sun Jun 21, 2009 6:55 pm

    On my way home from work on Friday, I got a bee in the helmet. I pulled over, and just as I was about to pull the helmet off, she wandered out and flew off without stinging me. I did check to make sure she didn't have friends...
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    Took a short Tahoe ride

    Post  akvision on Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:07 pm

    Funk,

    Check the bing slide settings... I was having and overfuel adjustment issue and discovered that the Bing slide needles were set differently. In the normal circumstance the R50 clip is in hole 3 of 5. Check it out. I am still having small issues and I think I need to pull the jets and compare them.

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    Re: Took a short Tahoe ride

    Post  funkamongus on Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:41 pm

    Its great now.. a little dialing in and both plugs are perfect.... I havent got around to the light switch yet,, but I have my mind around it, Id like some of the chrome louvered side covers,, but theyre 110 each.. It doesnt need em that bad!!! I love riding that bike..Lately, Ive been riding my Virago 920 and getting really used to it.. I like it too..a LOT.. but it doesnt garner the nostalgia the bimmer does...

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