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Alanb

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    riding, sailing, diving, cycling, etc.

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  1. No, I will take his word on the reversal...., I meant his daughter! 😋 As for the garden, it has been heat and getting things to get a root system started. Second is rodents. There are some gentle, mid-sized rats called pack rats, and mice. They love some fresh greens! We had grapes starting to bud, and raspberries, until no more leaves. Without much root system they couldn't come back. Late freezes are an issue too. Just generally more difficult than western WA was.
  2. We really have to catch up by phone soon! And I need pictures before I believe you! 🤣
  3. Joyce has big garden plans, but from what we have seen so far this year it is an uphill battle. Will update later... as for when we met, yes, a lot of changes between then and now, for both of us! Life has been quite the journey.
  4. That dirt field is my driveway, still under construction. Welcome to rural AZ! That is Joyce's garden shed in the background. I had just unloaded it from the truck, backed up to a small hill to decrease the angle on the ramp. Other questions: Yes, it runs, turns out it was maintained despite sitting most of its life. Could use some fresh gas I am sure, but new tires more. Has Michelin Macadams that I haven't seen for ages. Because of sitting in a garage and having relatively few heat cycles they weren't as bad as I imagined. I actually test rode it even, very carefully! 21 year old tires....yikes! Felt identical to my '97, riding it was second nature. Very happy with it, just have to finish it's home! Speaking of which, we got the 3rd wall up today, 4th tomorrow, and roof by next week. Super excited about that!! That is the XX already residing in it's future home...
  5. Bike is at it's new home. LONG drive to get it.... about 2,550 miles in just over 3 days, including eat, sleep, and pee time. Only stopped for one night in motel, and at a Route 66 museum. Going to have a lot of fun with it! (As soon as I finish the garage....)
  6. I may need those once I get my bike in July. I don't know how well the originals will have help up to sitting for a long time. If they are still available then I will let you know.
  7. If you still have the Honda manual for the '99-2000 XX I am interested. No hurry, can pick up from Carlos' the next time you are headed to his place.
  8. I am partial to a 2000 and am currently bikeless. Talk to me....
  9. I will get a weight and get back to you! Thanks for the interest! Alan
  10. I have kind of a busy day but will look into the cost of shipping when I get a chance and get back to you... Can I get a zip code so I can be accurate? Thanks for the support Tim! We really have to get together soon, as I am moving to Spokane soon. We should at least go shooting and lunch, eh? 🤓
  11. I think I paid around $200. way back when, and at the time new ones were $450. or in that range, so let's say $150. to start? If I am off base I am sure I will hear it! Thanks Joe, glad someone got it that can use it! I didn't realize it was you until I saw your name on the eBay notice that it had sold! It has been quite a while... Alan
  12. I replaced my older slip-ons with the original exhaust and don't plan to switch back, so they are for sale! Actual shipping cost on top of best offer... Have seen some use, rubber parts have a bit of damage, finish isn't perfect, consistent with normal use, could maybe use some re-packing as I think they are a bit loud... Make an offer! Alan
  13. I had an issue with my headlights not working, and after following the shop manual and it's instructions for troubleshooting I narrowed it down to the starter switch. I ordered it and wouldn't you know, no change! And of course there are no returns on electrical parts, so it needs to find a home. If anyone needs one please let me know! Part # is 35013-MAT-671 It cost me $70., best offer gets it! Thanks! Alan
  14. Went back out and started over, got around 15 vac at idle and in the 50s @ 4K rpm, so I am pretty sure my "new" R/R is toast. The place I bought if from was a place in Canada called RMStator, they do nothing but electrical stuff for motorsports, thought they sounded good. No answer to phone or e-mails so far, I'll give them some time to make good on their warranty. Oh, and it only cost $70. for the R/R. A good deal if it works, not so good if it's fried already! Alan
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