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It usually never rains in southern Californiastan, unless of course you just bought a new motorcycle. I have to take my last two days of vacation by Friday or I lose them. I figured...YES...two days of riding. But noooooooooooo, now it's gonna rain.:mad: Every day I am stuck in this office, the sun is shining, it's warm and I am locked away.:banghead:

To make matters worse, I installed my air kit last night (with the help of the shop manual posted on this forum) and drilled out the inner exhaust pipe baffles a tad after doing the hole saw trick to the rear baffles. I have an appointment on Friday with the local race bike builder for a dyno tune to make certain the carb is jetted for maximum performance. Naturally, I'll be riding in the rain to get there...&^$%#@

On the up side, I do now own the bike of my dreams that I am thoroughly happy with and I am looking forward to riding as much as possible in the future. Plus, I found this forum loaded with really good guys. So....I really can't complain. ;)
 

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if your goin jet the bike get the factory pro jet kit.if you haven't changed the airbox you won't need to jet it.just turn the a/f screw out 1/4 to 1/2 turn out.i would put some more miles on it before takin it to dyno.
 

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Just be happy its just rain and not snow or ice.

We're stuck with the bike parked for around 8-10 weeks a year :icon_shak

-Gonz
 

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Got the X coverd at the house today. But not all is lost I got the "rain" bike out for the first time in a month. Looks like I will be on it until about wensday next week, their forcasting rain until then here in the LA valley.
 

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Rain - what's rain ? Haven't seen any moisture of any quanity in a while.

Here today it is 80° and sunshine !!

Oh yea - I just forgot the little fact, the wind is blowing in excess of 40 mph and the air is filled with flying sandpaper grit. *&%[email protected]#^&*







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I feel your pain. I'm in San Diego and I was so excited about this weekend and the following week of vacation I'm taking to get some good riding in, only to see that it's going to be raining pretty much all that time. Perfect timing. :banghead:
 

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I've read where weather forecasts have about a 50% accuracy rate :icon_lala So maybe you'll still get lucky. :cheers:

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I used to love it when it was going to rain in So Cal (lived there 17 years.) It was ALWAYS called a "killer" storm, and the TV reporters would be remote everywhere gushing breathlessly about how it was supposed to rain, going to start anytime time now, we're on site for the carnage, when it happens.

Almost as stupid as after an Earthquake. The news anchor would continuously tell viewers to stay off the phones. Use them only for emergency's. Then they'd open the phone lines for their viewers to call in and relate their Earthquake story on the air.
 

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Just be happy its just rain and not snow or ice.

We're stuck with the bike parked for around 8-10 weeks a year :icon_shak

-Gonz
8-10 weeks? Pffft... Mine is parked from the end of Nov until at least the end of Mar, some years longer and some shorter (usually never shorter though...)

I grew up in Fla so yup... I'm a wuss when it comes to cold weather riding. I'm not into being cold just to ride, or looking like the Michelin man (which is a reaction time safety issue) just to stay warm :nono:
 
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