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motorcycle weather is here. do you have one? are you getting one?

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posted on Apr, 2 2017 @ 02:12 PM
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originally posted by: twohawks
Talk about timing, I was just outside cleaning my vulcan 800 classic, getting ready for a ride. It's warming up to a whopping 48 degrees today with no rain in the forecast and the past five days of rain have washed the salt off the road for clean sailing. Yahoo!!!!


i had a vulcan classic i bought new in 03. it was an 800(actually 805)
loved that bike. never gave me any problems




posted on Apr, 2 2017 @ 02:14 PM
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originally posted by: Natas0114
1983 kawasaki gpz 750. Stroked out, hot cams, Vance & Hines header.

1970 suzuki t-350 r.

1990 Harley Davidson Fxr, pipes , carb, ignition.


TinySickTears - if your gonna go shovel head, talk to the Dragon Man in Colorado.
He's the best, and can build anything you want cheaper than most. He's got a website that breaks down all the machining and options.


nice on the fxr. im still toying with the idea of a shovel. always wanted one. i found a 79 but im just not sure yet



posted on Apr, 2 2017 @ 02:28 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Seriously checkout dragonman. He has a whole buisness based on harley motors, most intense machine shop ive.ever seen.
If you want a shovel with a kicker, talk to him.



posted on Apr, 2 2017 @ 05:36 PM
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originally posted by: Natas0114
a reply to: schuyler

I'm currently trying to get the wife to ok a factory five acr cobra kit. I just so happen to have the chassis from an 89 cobra convertible with a supercharged 302 sitting in the barn. Wish me luck.


Well, you've already got the bones. Does she want that thing rusting in the barn forever? Seems like you're half way there. I think you MUST do it--to prevent any more deterioration and loss of value, I mean, if you catch my drift.



posted on Apr, 2 2017 @ 07:16 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Don't tempt me. I decided several decades ago that I was cool enough but not smart enough to ride anything with only two wheels and an engine. It took some hard lessons to get that drilled into my skull. That knowledge, I believe, is why I'm still alive.



posted on Apr, 2 2017 @ 07:31 PM
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originally posted by: TinySickTears
motorcycle weather is here. do you have one? are you getting one?

Seems that the ones who wreck are the young and the old.
Knowing that, there are those who, for better or worse, depend on me, I have sold my last bike a few years ago.
The Wrangler helped a bit, until I drove it from a 100 foot cliff.
Now, me and Boopsie travel in the relative luxury of my fully enclosed, fairly comfortable Cherokee Classic.

I often am reminded, nostalgically, of the bug juice that I regularly ingested, and the wind to wash it down!

Enjoy the sun, and stay (thoughtlessly) Mindful! *__-



posted on Apr, 2 2017 @ 09:44 PM
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a reply to: schuyler

Good call.

I'll bring that up with her shortly , after I rebuild the front differential in the Oshkosh 6x6 she didn't want me to buy.... But wood season is right around the corner so if it's back up for logging, that theoretically frees up room for another project.
And we sure don't need to waste money....



posted on Apr, 2 2017 @ 10:13 PM
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I have a 2012 Heritage,been a great bike.My wife and I rode from East Tenn to Yellowstone on our honeymoon,riding through the Rockies was one of the best times of my life.Riding may be risky,but it`s rewarding and cruising through the mountains is good for your soul.Think it`s about time to go take a ride down the Dragon or maybe the Blue Ridge soon.Wish I had time and money to go back out west,but that's for another year.



posted on Apr, 3 2017 @ 12:25 PM
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originally posted by: ridgerunner
I have a 2012 Heritage,been a great bike.My wife and I rode from East Tenn to Yellowstone on our honeymoon,riding through the Rockies was one of the best times of my life.Riding may be risky,but it`s rewarding and cruising through the mountains is good for your soul.Think it`s about time to go take a ride down the Dragon or maybe the Blue Ridge soon.Wish I had time and money to go back out west,but that's for another year.


I'm gonna hit the Dragon this next week! After we pick up Scarlett Rose at the museum will head East to see some friends near Knoxville before we head to Mississippi, the the long slog back to Seattle. Never done it and looking forward to it.



posted on Apr, 3 2017 @ 05:19 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Weathers getting better in the UK now so I've been out a fair bit over the past 2 weeks. I had a VFR800 until October last year but then sold up to pay stuff off. Then it got to Feb and I couldn't do without one so went and got a CB1000R :



Awesome bike. Before the VFR I had an older version, before that a ZX6R, and way back an NSR.

Best of the bunch was the ZX - but my CB is giving it a run for it's money and is fast becoming my favourite!

Someone mentioned the UK roads - thankfully I don't have that problem as I'm not far from the Lincolnshire wolds, and the Cotswolds are only a couple of hours away too with some great roads down there. Speed cameras are a pain, but most near me are generally on village roads etc - and not on the faster twisty 60 roads


Shiny side up!



posted on Apr, 3 2017 @ 07:35 PM
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a reply to: schuylerYou`ll enjoy it,the Foothills parkway and Cherohalla skyline arealso great roads and they both are right there at the Dragon.We are lucky to have many twisty roads in this area.



posted on Apr, 4 2017 @ 01:17 AM
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How do you feel, if you can put it into words, when you make eye contact with neighboring
cruise missile pilots, only to see they are focused on the toy with the tiny screen on their lap, knees on the steering wheel, and hands busy texting?

I feel bad for anyone who loves bikes.
I feel bad for the world.

This monster ought never have been hatched.

# 741



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 06:06 PM
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I've been wanting a bike for a couple of years now. I think I've finally reached the age where I could drive one responsibly (60). I want a cruiser but I don't want a Harley. Nothing against them but that seems to be what everyone gets. I had my eye on a Victory Hammer S last year. I delayed and now Victory is getting shut down. There is a 2017 Hammer S but I prefer the 2016 colors. Alternatively, I like the Indian Scout but I'm afraid I'll outgrow it in a couple of years.

If I go with a Harley, it'll be a V-Rod. Whatever I get, I want it to be a daily freeway driver.



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 06:13 PM
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a reply to: LogicalGraphitti

dude you can get a hell of a nice japanese cruiser for only a few grand.
not new of course but nice....

i didnt know victory was going out of business.



posted on May, 13 2017 @ 08:32 AM
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originally posted by: TinySickTears
a reply to: LogicalGraphitti
i didnt know victory was going out of business.

Polaris is shutting them down. They have Victory and Indian. I guess they couldn't sustain them both.



posted on May, 18 2017 @ 09:03 AM
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a reply to: LogicalGraphitti Harley is dropping the V-rod nex year,or so I`ve heard.You might want to grab one soon if you want one brand new.Harley has the best dealer network around,one in just about every town.Sure is reassuring on long road trips and their HOG group is pretty darn nice to be in to meet people who ride-not every Harley guy is a gang member.Most of us are law-abiding.



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