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Not only does Thin Air affect the motorcycle but apparently it has a real time with some people and the way they think. Arizona, Colorado, California...I wont pick on any individuals, but simple things that are in a Kawasaki Service Manual, may not be found in wanna-be manuals. If you bought a Kawasaki why buy a generic manual that is incomplete? Go to Beartooth or call them, their number is on every page...order the Service manual, it is very inexpensive compared to repairing something and messing it up, or not knowing how to do it and having a friend tell you..the way it was done 50 years ago. I'm absolutely setting here laughing at how people check their oil levels...and how upset people are getting about how to do it...IF yo don't know, just drain it and put in the right amount back in...gee, I guess you need a manual for that to, don't you? Then again there is the metric conversion to deal with...I'm starting to feel more like Andy Rooney, than ZX-2R "The RANTS&RAVES SPECIALIST."
 

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Forget to take you're meds today :roll: :roll: :roll:

Just cuz I live a mile higher than the "mile high city" & around these parts you would not believe the people on 1 or 2 ltrs of 02 since the oxygen level in the air is lso low.

Heck, we were out for 6 hours yesterday doing a "fill the boot" fund raiser and several people got sunburnt while it was raining and overcast :shock: :shock:
 

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WOW!

RampRat! You old Fart...haven't raised your dandruf in a long time...No, I was reffering to some others...didn't mention Wyoming...I knew better(???). It' almost funny, but very serious, the way the bantering goes on about something as simple as checking your oil level. I was "Making Light" of those living in Higher altitudes. Even Sierra Vista, AZ, is ELEV 4,800' ASL. I'm driving my wife to dialysis every other day...reading magazines, drinking coffee, and not using the computer enough for research...Maybe spinning up some people in the process. I'll have to get on the "Soapbox" about Service Manuals". Nice to hear/see that you are still out here on the forum. Don't know when, but hope to run into you when I get out west... What about that "black Paint", have any ideas on where to go for it? or just forget it?
 

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I always purchase a service manual, but I like to supplement this with a Haynes and Clymer when they are available for the bike of interest.

My reasoning although spending more money for repetitious information at times is that each is different with the way they approach their information. I am a visual person and appreciate the color pics in the Haynes or the tips in the Clymer or Haynes manual. I approach each subject similar to my school days for research papers and last, but not least we have our forum to bounce around a few ideas with experts and not so experts.... my .02
 

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Manuals

Agreed that the more information is better...however my Clymers manual is for a specific Group of bikes an is not specific to my model, but models of my type...Checking the oil on a bike is not a difficult thihg yet we seem to have a half dozen ways stated on the forum...it would be funny, if it wasn't such a serious thing to acccomplish.
 

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So how many Colorado people do we have total? I know Stuart is in Aurora and I am in Littleton(bout 20 minutes from Parker and Arapahoe where they are doing all that construction).

When I get my 500r in a few months and get some experience under my belt, we should all take a ride up to the mountains.
 

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hey comeback kid shoot me a PM we'll go riding together...however since you said once I get my 500r that may mean that you don't yet have one

As for the oil thing i'm over it, had a bad night last night and as I always I go to see what are new since I my last posts and there are some rants and raves in there that didn't bother me, it was the comment of others.
 

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hey comeback kid shoot me a PM we'll go riding together...however since you said once I get my 500r that may mean that you don't yet have one

As for the oil thing i'm over it, had a bad night last night and as I always I go to see what are new since I my last posts and there are some rants and raves in there that didn't bother me, it was the comment of others.
Stuart - Hang a heavy bag in your garage and PR-24 the thing to death. I usually keep my garage door closed when I do this as the last time brought strange stares from my neighbors. A good 10-15 minutes will do. I guaratee you'll be winded.
 

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Way ahead of you, I boxed for a few years when I was younger, I need to get back into beating the hell outta people as a sport :)
 

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Not only does Thin Air affect the motorcycle but apparently it has a real time with some people and the way they think. Arizona, Colorado, California...I wont pick on any individuals, but simple things that are in a Kawasaki Service Manual, may not be found in wanna-be manuals. If you bought a Kawasaki why buy a generic manual that is incomplete?
Click you heels twice.

The reason I mentioned a "wanna-be manuals" was that the bike that the guy was asking about was an 80's bike. I suggested that as an alternative to an owners manual or service manual. I'm guessing he might have a hard time getting that from Beartooth or even Kawasaki.

BTW, it's under 1000 ft where I am. The air is fine.

Toto, are we home yet? :wink:
 

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Way ahead of you, I boxed for a few years when I was younger, I need to get back into beating the hell outta people as a sport :)
4 guys I used to know did that to a guy named Rodney.... bad taste, i know.

Used to be a time where the idiots got dropped off at city limits in the wrong neighborhoods or were given screen tests.
I'm just reformed and am an angel!
 

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PTSD...not funny!

PTSD from the past is not a joke...neithr is how to PROPERLY check something as simple as oil. SURE we poke fun! It's like having your remote control on your key ring, the battery going dead and you can't get into your car....ever try the key? C'mon lighten up...the air here is at variable altitudes...barometric pressure but we're supposed to be at 1,048' ASL according to the sign at the airport. I' think the air inside the helmet of some of the folks might be thin anyway. I think it has something to do with swollen heads, cause they're riding a new Kawasaki...or could the feeling of excitement be part of it...whatever...it HAS to be in the air!
 
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