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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-10-2009, 08:05 AM Thread Starter
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Take it easy out there today

Hey guys and babes,
I was planning on riding today until I just recieved a call from my brother who is stuck on 294 in rush hour with a brand new rear - FLAT - most likely due to debris.

I was afraid of this. No riding for me until we get a nice big wet storm.

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-10-2009, 08:39 AM
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no riding for me until we get a nice big wet storm.
ha!
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i need a new bike, this one is trashed
 
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pretty uneventful ride to work for me this morning...I know the exact location of every pothole and crack in the road on my route so it isn't hard avoiding them.
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ha!
See what I did there, eh?

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I was looking over my SV the other day before taking it out, and my valve stems look dry rotted. Ugg, I can't afford new tires and stems this year....

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it rained here in mount prospect last night. i am still debating if i want to take a ride or not. maybe this afternoon.

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I was looking over my SV the other day before taking it out, and my valve stems look dry rotted. Ugg, I can't afford new tires and stems this year....
valve stems are $2 each, you can get em at walmart and install em without dismounting the tires from the rim at home. I can help you with this if ya need

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valve stems are $2 each, you can get em at walmart and install em without dismounting the tires from the rim at home. I can help you with this if ya need
Yea but you could use that $4 on the BigMac specials that McDonalds runs.

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Yea but you could use that $4 on the BigMac specials that McDonalds runs.
oh damn i forgot about that

I took the scoot into work today, got caught behind a couple semi's, and damn I couldnt see shit by the time I pulled into the lot from all the dirty spray on the face shield

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ya it should be fine by 4 for a few hours of ridding, i'm gonna go .....start off in tinley then prob hit up hwy action

i want to drink, but only to kill a certain few brain cells and i don't care how many i have to take out to get to them.
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I took the bike out for 30 miles or so....the wind was the major limiting factor, followed closely by some rather slimey conditions at intersections. Sure felt good to get out though.

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valve stems are $2 each, you can get em at walmart and install em without dismounting the tires from the rim at home. I can help you with this if ya need

I did not know this. I thought you had to pull the tire and that it was more involved.

I'd love help doing this, as I could make it through at least part of the season on the tires I'm running now, and hopefully pick up some take offs for the SV when some are available.

PMing you now.

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