Bike Worry

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longfiredragon
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Bike Worry

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As some of you might remember I have been traveling around in an RV since February of this year.

I wasn't going to get rid of my baby of course. So, anyway I left my beloved turbo in the hands of my son-in-law. He a good kid, works hard, loves my daughter and his and practically begged me to take care of the bike until my return.

I did have some concerns, like he tends to put things off until the last min. Or until it's to late and something needs replaced. This is somewhat caused by the fact that he makes killer money and sometimes lives by the motto "I will just buy a new one" (which doesn't work for the turbo) it's another story but I also do not want him working on my bike, at all, and I told him if something breaks, don't touch it.

Anyway, to the point of the title. I left him with specific instructions. Like, how often to ride it, to ride at least 50 to 100 miles and then put fresh fuel in it, keeping the battery charged, etc.

I had a feeling he was not doing what I asked, and he wasn't, but he is doing enough to keep her running right, and he bought a nice battery charger to keep the battery up. He does understand what the bike is (old, air and oil cooled, 15 pounds of boost on 93 fuel) therefore understanding the importance of what I have asked him to do. I did also tell him if he doesn't want to ride it or keep up with it just let it sit and I will take care of it when I return.

Anyway he has ridden it 5 times, is keeping fresh fuel in it each time and is keeping up with the battery. And said it has run perfect every time. He knows to watch the boost gauge and RPMs.

Of course you might be thinking what about the power. Always a concern. And like a lot of others turbos my bike is stupid fast. I don't say this with boastfulness, we all know how fast these bikes were/are, and can be. The last time I snatched the throttle at 50 mph in second gear she stood straight up on me and I was looking at blue sky, and yes it scared me. LOL. Also my son-in-law was right next to me on his little
CBR 600 rr when it happened and we were talking helmet to helmet. Scared him just seeing it. (And yes the turbo spanked him hard)

Besides Charlie and Roger he is the only other person that has ridden my bike. I know he respects the power and me, and does not want to crash it. So we will just keep praying. LOL.

Sorry for being long winded. Less bike worries now, I feel better and I thanked him.
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Jeez , not sure he knows how lucky he is to have such an opportunity. Think I've only let one person ride mine in its current condition and pretty certain I wouldn't let anyone borrow it for any length of time . I'd be hard pressed to leave it for anybody while I was away .
Although I completely understand your circumstances , you are definitely a more trusting person than I.

Hope things are well buddy
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Haven't seen your son in law in years but he was very responsible in life for young man! Sure he might be lil lax but he is taking good care of your pride & joy D. Bet when you get back to ride you will be excited for that first ride :thumbup
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George, agreed and he does appreciates the ride. I do believe that he understands the significance of the bike also. I also believe he is scared you know what about crashing it or damaging it. He and my daughter have dated since the 8th grade so he has watched me screw around with for years. He "says" he never gives her full throttle until third gear because 1st and 2nd is too much and scares him. This is in my opinion is a good thing. LOL.

C. Yes, I miss my bike. Currently it is all around better than it has ever been. I try not to think about too much because I start missing it bad.
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really ,clutchless power wheelies at 50mph? :? Mine does not do that, must be needing more stuff and tuning :help
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vr1203, how's it going.

Yes my bike does this constantly.

It was a long road for me picking people's brains and boatloads of research, years whenever I could make time I was making phone calls and reading.

Anyway it comes down to this. "constancy=efficiency=performance"
And set up, set up, set up.

If you want exact details PM me.
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pmd you

here my old bike, now that was a power wheelie animal, first and second gear was useless, as you would just flip over backwards. :shock:


Aerocharger turbos were great, too bad something happened to them. :shrug
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Bad ass looking bike brother. I can see that as a wheelie machine. LOL.
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