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Home !!! 

I can't thank everyone enough for the assistance. 

Huntinggunns & VcFR for the 500 mile trailer rescue run and locating the parts.  Corner Carver clan, Sweeper, Q-Dawg, and others for the wrenching. 

 

Here's to old friends reacquainted and to the new friends made, with every one being the best of friends. 

 

Thank you again,

Kevin 

 

PS - Thank you Tony for another SumSum success.  

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Rangemaster made it home Saturday to Albuquerque just before the afternoon monsoon. Did another 100 miles after COS_VFR (many thanks) and I part ways in Limon Co. Great to have a riding partner thru some of the most desolate country I've ever seen. Great time, nice to see everybody and meet some new great people. Many thanks to Tony for a fun few days. 

 

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I don't want to turn this into a "technical thread" …..  b-u-u-t-tttt.   😜

 

A quick question:  my '99 5th-Gen Viffer is now north of 50,000 miles.   
I have replaced the regulator/rectifier with a better unit … and I have the upgraded wiring harness thingy.

But should I also be thinking about just replacing the stator as a "just in case?"
And if so, what with?   Stock unit?   Or is there something better out there?

 

T'anks!    - ET

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I don't have an answer to that but you have a limited number of members who are monitoring this thread so even though there may be very experienced and capable people here, you are missing out on many.  I suggest you consider posting a specific thread about this.  You will get far more replies than on this thread I am sure.

 

May the Gods of Stators and rectifiers be with you.

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It's the 6th gens that fry stators.
5th gens fry R/Rs.

I have only seen 2x 5th gen stators go south compared to hundreds of 6th gen ones.

If concerned do the multimeter tests for Stator output on all 3 phases and check resistance and continuity. It's in the workshop manual. You could place the bike on centre stand, place wide diameter basin below to catch the little oil that will leak, pop the Stator cover and check its colour and general visual aspect. Does it look like it's crispy dark brown or black?
Have a little gasket goo for reassembly. But like I said, not common on 5th gens.

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8 hours ago, 34468Randy said:

 I suggest you consider posting a specific thread about this.  You will get far more replies than on this thread I am sure.

 

May the Gods of Stators and rectifiers be with you.

Exactly  - the topic is about the event,  not technical questions.  All members would be better served to keep the two separate.   

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Took Lolo Pass back yesterday.   Repaving has begun for the balance of summer.   It needs it - the pavement further up toward the summit on the Idaho side is deteriorating (visible in the photo).  The Montana side is still very nice.  I thought they might not be working on a Sunday - they were.   Delays ran about 30 mins. total. I'd wager it will take at least this summer and next to finish it.   

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Good time appears to have been had by all, looks like fun.

 

Based on the photos, I am very impressed by the high % of VFR's on a VFRD ride!

 

 

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7 hours ago, Cogswell said:

Exactly  - the topic is about the event,  not technical questions.  All members would be better served to keep the two separate.   

I concur.  

In parting, I will just say "thanks for the input, Auspanglish."

 

Cheers.  - ET

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I arrived home about 10:30 last night. Got in one last day of riding with the gang around the world famous Dragon. Didn't get a lot of pics because there wasn't much stopping.

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Loaded up on Sunday and left Tennessee around 4:00.

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Rolling into South Dakota. MiniCarver haulin a trailer like a Boss. He won the fuel consumption award with a tank used in 167 miles.

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Inspecting MiniCarver's 35th Aniversary.

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Apparently the ToroCharger speeds up the aging process.

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And takes the soles off your boots

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Had a request from KanadianKen to find Radar and give him a hug. I think I was set up.

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One last ride Friday morning before loading up. We caught rush hour traffic. We tiptoed for a couple of miles. Must have been 250 of them.IMG_5579.thumb.JPG.4dbb2e430e5c692f8494c7cb7e8c995b.JPG

We drove straight through on the return. 3:00 am and we're still all smiles.

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Less than an hour after arriving home and with only two hours of sleep, he was in the garage working.

 

Thank you to Toni for the effort you put in to an awesome event and to the Carver's for making it possible for me to attend. It was an EPIC week!

I've got some video but may be a bit before I can host it to share.

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Is there any recon on a ride icon for SS4?  I browsed through the Gallery and could not find one. 


Thanks

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On 7/16/2018 at 7:58 PM, Cogswell said:

Is there any recon on a ride icon for SS4?  I browsed through the Gallery and could not find one. 


Thanks

I just got home and will be converting/ posting one up this weekend.

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Well, after 4 more days of riding, 2½ days off at the lake, I've finally arrived home and unpacked for the last time (this month).

Incredible weather on the final leg today, with lingering smoke in the valley.

Glad I chose the return route I did, as Hwy 97 was closed in one section due to fires.

 

Once I get my files sorted, I'll see if I have any post worthy images, but hard to compare the great stuff shared by others.

Note to self: assign a designated, camera happy person to cover the event in full (both family & NSFW)!

 

Thanks again to everyone for the support of coming to and enjoying the event.  Truly appreciate your kind words - it's a labour of love & there was lots of LOVE!

 

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Great trip, great riding, great sumsum4!

 Thanks to all!

As usual, I took very few pictures, but here is Devils Tower! Spectacular!

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2 hours ago, Sweeper said:

Just a short clip of the adventure out to Custer.

And one of the last mornings ride.

 

Awsome.  I have experienced similar, but I was in a truck...not riding a bike.  Incredible.

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The 2018 SumSum4 Ride icon (should) be in the ride icon gallery.

For ease of use, attached here too.  When placing in your signature, dbl click to edit it down to 85 x 85 pixels.

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1 hour ago, didit said:

The 2018 SumSum4 Ride icon (should) be in the ride icon gallery.

For ease of use, attached here too.  When placing in your signature, dbl click to edit it down to 85 x 85 pixels.

2018 SS4 Ride icon.png

 

Tony, this looks awesome.  I don't know how you do it . . .

 

 

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On 7/16/2018 at 3:17 PM, Sweeper said:

 

 

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Apparently the ToroCharger speeds up the aging process.

 

 

That could be because Dan invented a mechanical device that can actually bend space and time.  At least it seems like it can . . .

 

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2 hours ago, didit said:

"When placing in your signature,"...

I'm just an analog guy in a digital world, so could somebody tell me where I find the directions to do this? I'm a PC guy at work and am on the wife's MAC at home, which I'm sure is part of my issue.

Thanks.

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I did this as follows:

Browse 》Gallery 》Ride Icons.  

Click on the icon and then copy the web address

Go to Name (upper right of screen) 》Account settings 》Signature

Click on "Insert other media"

Select "insert image from url"

Paste the web address in

Before saving, double click on the image

A box opens.  

Click on pixels, select 85

Click Save

If you wish to rearrange icons, drag them as appropriate and save.

 

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