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Condor last won the day on September 20 2021

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  • Birthday 05/18/1941

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    Jack Chalais


  • Location
    Carmichael CA, CA, United States


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    Carmichael CA


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  • Home Country
    United States


  • Interests
    Fishing, MC Touring
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  1. Mine came from Harley, but truth be told they probably all come from the same factory in China...
  2. Just went out and bought me a gas guzzler. Old age, totaling the truck in Oct.,a heart attack last Dec, and cracking my head on something in Jan has pretty much put a kabotz to any running around. So 7 bucks a gal isn't an issue. Mostly running around to get a burrito, or KFC, and the post office.. Less than a 'hundred miles a week. Doing a lot better lately...
  3. Happy Birthday ol' man. may the coming year be awesome....
  4. Every year both Mecum and Barrett-Jackson have MC auctions in Vegas, and some really nice 'frame off' collections roll across the block. They do bring strong bucks, but unless it's a pre-1930 and fairly rare they don't bring anywhere near what that guy is asking. Granted most of the bidders are discerning collectors. You absolutely right on about folks with more money than brains, but that isn't necessarily exclusive to the rich and famous. I've been a big fan of auctions for over 40 years, but lately I'm getting buried by the common bidder. When they start bidding over retail one wonders where common sense has gone. The good thing is I'm saving a lot of money... 🙂
  5. s a collectible, a collector isn't going to give $8500 bucks for it... Those collectors are a cheap bunch... And if some one is shopping for a nice rider you can pick up a minty RSV for a third of the asking. It looks like someone poured a bunch of money into something that only he cares about and thinks the amount he spent justifies a big price even if it's half of what he spent... Almost as bad as a boat... 🙂⚓
  6. Heck I haven't riden in over 7 years, and turned the big 8'oh in May, but still like to hang out. Where else can you get this much entertainment from the monthly dollar menu.... 🙂
  7. What's happening to a rear RSV brake with old DOT 3 is the moisture in the fluid is boiling at 212degs. Far below the rated boiling point of new fluid. This basically has the same result as air in the lines. With clean fluid you won't have the fade problem....
  8. A bunch of us did this same dance with Rivco a few years ago. I think the total was fewer but it took forever for them to get around to making them... I finally got mine and the price was ridiculous... But I liked the damn thing.. I have one on the 99rsv and plan on putting this one... still in the box...on the 07rsv. Luckily I put a Voyager Kit on the 04rsmv so don't need another.... 50 units sounds like they really don't want to make any... The one on the 99 works great and looks great...
  9. I wonder if it isn't just the battery... I had one go out on me in Thermopolis WY on the way to Cody. Driving thru town all the dash started to flash on and off and then the motor just died. Luckily I had a head of steam and coasted into an apartment parking lot... right across the street from a Southern Auto. Checked the AGM batt voltage and it was 10.8vdc. Deader than dead. Went across the street to Southern and bought the only wet cell they had and rode the rest of the way to Cody. But it wasn't the battery. It was the rectifier. I did bring a new rectifier and @dano installed it for me before heading home. Worked great. And the Deka AGM took a charge over night and was good as new. So...maybe??
  10. Since it was at a Harley dealership ya think it wasn't a trade in on a Harley??? Doh..' Lone Eagle traded his RSV in on a Harley.. Gorgeous bike with a ton of high end custom everything and lots of graphics. They gave him a $4500 trade in. Then rolled it out the back door for 2 grand. Made me sick. Any time that bike needed anything it was dealer maintained. Lotta miles, but good for many many more... For 2K Ida bought it just to look at, and knew it was mine.
  11. I've been wondering the same thing since he's so active and one of our mainstay members. I know he has health issues and hope that it's just visiting the GK's....
  12. It's excepted.. neither legal or illegal.. here in California where I've been riding two wheels for 65 years, and I've yet to split a lane.. It's amazing how narrow that space is between vehicles except when you're in one.. Then it's... I gotta try that until the next time you're on 2 and the eye of a needle is wider... Kinda the same thing on the size of the bike when it's upright or laying on it's side.... LOL
  13. From the size of that nail it looks like someone shot it with a nail gun...??
  14. I've seen a lot of requests to find an alternative.. myself included, but then i got to wondering Since they haven't been replaced... ever.. did they even work?? Think about it.. The set up was to connect the forks with a schrader valve in the connecting line in place of the single OEM shrader fill. It would allow the pressure to flow from one fork to the other. While sitting the pressure would be equal, but while doing the twisties there would be an increase... depending on which fork is on the low side.. and a decrease on the high side fork... and the psi would become unequal for a brief time until the bike standing upright again. It might effect handling?? Make sense?? Hey what else does an OF have to do on a Sunday afternoon?? :-)
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