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This morning I decided to take the Dubs to Pie Town for a Birthday breakfast celebration at the new cafe, Does and Bucks. This little cafe is an absolute gem. The food is fresh and homemade and the staff is attentive. The owners are super fans of Michelin Star chef Gordon Ramsey, so you KNOW the kitchen is spotless.
I had a yummy, perfect cinnamon roll with scrambled eggs and cheese that were light and delicious. Don't get me started on the coffee! As a Seattle's Best and Starbucks aficionado, I was delighted down to the tip of my Formas over the rich, creamy designer type coffee menu.

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The folks who create this gustatory magic have an actual meat smoker behind the cafe. The smell of savory ribs made my mouth water.

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A nice couple at the cafe picked up my tab--Happy Birthday to me!--after which I was on my way back to Hermit Haven.

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I made it back just before the storm hit, thank God!

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So if you're in the vicinity, Does and Bucks is THE place to dine. Come on out!!
 

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What have I done with my TW? Spent money on it!

Today I received a few goodies for the moto: new rear tire and tube, new front tire, new foot pegs, new handlebar, new levers, new grips, new chain. Waiting on my Jimbo screen, front and rear sprockets, rear turn signals, 7/8" to 1 1/8" adaptors / bar risers, mirrors, fork boots and I think that's it!
I wanted to order a left side gasket (and something else unrelated), for when I change the front sprocket, but the shipping and duty at the border was going to be more than the value of the goods. Might have to order locally for those bits. I like the idea of replacement hex bolts for everything, too! More $$$... (insert 'sigh' here)
 

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What have I done with my TW? Spent money on it!

Today I received a few goodies for the moto: new rear tire and tube, new front tire, new foot pegs, new handlebar, new levers, new grips, new chain. Waiting on my Jimbo screen, front and rear sprockets, rear turn signals, 7/8" to 1 1/8" adaptors / bar risers, mirrors, fork boots and I think that's it!
I wanted to order a left side gasket (and something else unrelated), for when I change the front sprocket, but the shipping and duty at the border was going to be more than the value of the goods. Might have to order locally for those bits. I like the idea of replacement hex bolts for everything, too! More $$$... (insert 'sigh' here)
Such is life in the TW world... ;) But you have to admit, it's fun.
 

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When I installed the Rox 2" risers early this summer, it was apparent that a longer clutch cable was going to be in order. Although everything worked just fine, the clutch cable was very tight and became even tighter when reaching full lock on the right side. In order to resolve the issue, I ordered a cheap replacement found here. For some reason I neglected to actually measure the difference in length but, when compared side-by-side the replacement was about 2"-3" longer. I installed it with zero alterations to the cable or the bike and it works perfectly! Not bad for $14, eh?
 
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Man, what a mess!! Wonder if this gentleman ever got all this cleaned out. :unsure: :)

I added caulk to the inside of my wife's handlebars to help reduce the vibration based on forum postings. I was surprised to see it coming out of the kill/start switches as I was cramming it in :eek:
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Guess there is a hole in the bars at that point. :(
 

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I spent the morning cleaning it out with gasoline and a toothbrush and resoldering and.... actually got it working. 😁

Can't believe all the forum post I read never mentioned the holes in the bars. Oh well... Makes for a good story 😊
Guess he did!! (y)
 

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Belated Happy Birthday Snow Fox, you do go out well dressed.
Open carry here with Adam. Hip holster seems probably safer in a spill rather than a shoulder, chest pack or concealed weapon chest pocket on coat.
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While not threatening open carry tends to make people get out of your way. For it to work on bear or moose in your way you have to be a bit more threatening.:cool:
 

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I took the seat and the tank off and ran wires (3 foot ring terminal to SAE harness quick connect 20a fuse) to the handle bars for a volt meter/USB or plug in a trickle charger. I have a tank bag so i will not mount the meter/USB or leave it plugged up. I will plug in the extension cable and charge the phone/nav in the tank bag.
 

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On SAE plug install fuses should be selected based on wire guage. I would recommend avoiding the 14 & 18 guage SAE plug pigtail offerings and go with the 10 AWG plug if you pan to jump start other bikes or run other high draw accessories like 12v margarita mixers.
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On SAE plug install fuses should be selected based on wire guage. I would recommend avoiding the 14 & 18 guage SAE plug pigtail offerings and go with the 10 AWG plug if you pan to jump start other bikes or run other high draw accessories like 12v margarita mixers.
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:) Is this coming from firsthand experience?
 
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On SAE plug install fuses should be selected based on wire guage. I would recommend avoiding the 14 & 18 guage SAE plug pigtail offerings and go with the 10 AWG plug if you pan to jump start other bikes or run other high draw accessories like 12v margarita mixers.
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12 volt mixers are for margarita rookies .... LOL
3 hp works much better ...
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Here's the right way to do it, a two stroke motocross powered margarita mixer with expansion chamber, complete handlebar controls, carbon fiber fender, etc.

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Very cool but is it small enough to fit on mecdads front rack ?
It needs to be in easy reach at stoplights .....
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I did my normal riding to and from work. It is always a fun sprint home. The wind helps to both dust me and dry me off after working outside all day. I tell my coworkers not to drive behind me because I'm like PIG PEN on Charlie Brown with the little dust cloud behind me. Even though the Dubbs is getting ridden less with other bikes, it is now over 49,000 miles.
 

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I did my normal riding to and from work. It is always a fun sprint home. The wind helps to both dust me and dry me off after working outside all day. I tell my coworkers not to drive behind me because I'm like PIG PEN on Charlie Brown with the little dust cloud behind me. Even though the Dubbs is getting ridden less with other bikes, it is now over 49,000 miles.
So, a ride home in the rain isn't frowned upon I take it! 😁
 
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