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Dan Shingler
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Kitchen and Bath Specialist, Motorcycle Enthusiast, Craft beer lover, Irish music fanatic
Kitchen and Bath Specialist, Motorcycle Enthusiast, Craft beer lover, Irish music fanatic

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For those who play, a question.  When learning a new tune, do you learn it to perfection at typical tempo before moving on to a new tune?  Or, do you continue to work on it while maybe moving on to a new tune on the wish list?  

I started playing the banjo a little over a year ago and like to work on a tune until I am comfortable with it (play notes cleanly at moderate tempo) and will move on to learning a new tune.  As I practice I go through the recently learned tunes to improve them and continue to work them toward perfection.

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Hi all, I'm new to the group and thought I would share this story.  I am addicted to working on and riding motorcycles.  I enjoy both aspects equally, however I like to keep them separate, ha.  

This bike was advertised on Craigslist for repair or parts because the motor was blown.  It is a 2003 Suzuki Savage LS 650.  The seller was a mechanic and explained that he recently got it after it was sitting for a few years.  He had the carbs cleaned at a local cycle shop, put a new battery in, drained the oil but only got a little out, and put new oil in.  He rode it around the block and it starting blowing blue smoke, so being a mechanic he assumed the motor was blown

I got it home, it was dripping gas and oil from the air box, so I tore it down to diagnose the problem.  As I was getting ready to drain the oil I noticed the drain plug on the front but to high on the motor to drain all the oil.  I also remembered the seller telling me the oil level sight glass was black and he could not see in.  Ah, I know the problem now.  A quick google search to find the "real" drain plug on the bottom, and bingo 5 quarts of oil come flowing out of a motor designed to hold under 2.  That will surely cause blue smoke.

I cleaned it all up, added the correct amount of oil, new spark plug, cleaned the carbs, added a fuel filter, and ordered a new air filter and turn signal.  While waiting for the parts to arrive I gave a good cleaning to most of the bike and reassembled.  Bill, my friendly postman, finally delivered the parts this week, so I got a chance to fire her up yesterday.  After I got the carb primed, she fired right up and held an idle.  I let it warm up a little and took a few turns up and down the street.  Everything works great, rides smooth, and handles great.  I got Melissa and said here you go, I think you are going to like this one.

And that's the story of my (well Melissa's) 03 Suzuki Savage.  Time to go find another bike.
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Suzuki Savage LS650
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Is anybody here planning to attend?  Our family can't wait!  Hope to see some of you there.

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This was so good, I just had to share with ya.

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So, the following is on the commercial and on the website, isn't all beer undistilled?  I believe distilling classifies it as a liquor, ie whiskey, or the as seen on tv moonshine.

MILLER FORTUNE IS A PREMIUM GOLDEN LAGER UNDISTILLED
AT 6.9% ABV. IT BOASTS A RICH, MALTY AROMA, A LIGHT BODY,
AND A CRISP, CLEAN FINISH. BALANCED, YET UNEXPECTEDLY BOLD.
Miller Fortune - Home
Miller Fortune - Home
millerfortune.com

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Grabbed one out of the cellar
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Great set with two of my favorite ITM (debatable) instruments.

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The ad was great, I was interested in buying one, or at least see how much it was.
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Came across an oldie

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Ah, that time of year! Picked up a nice Nugget Nectar opener too.
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