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Postby canuck on Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:53 pm

drummer7795 wrote:Rolled 4K on the last day of my first season out. My Maxim 650 served me well. Was pulled over twice, no tickets. Muffler fell off twice, and was run over once by oncoming car, fixed with a muffler spread tool. Spark plug on cylinder 3 went POP in the middle of a full moon night ride on the cornfield patchwork roads of CNY. Plug hole was stripped, fixed that with a cheap kit. Ran out of gas once. Caught in the rain only once. Had perma tan lines all summer. Raced random people and broke the law several times. Went out for a daybreak ride without a helmet, was drymounting amazing and the most free I've felt since I was a kid. Revved the motor under every overpass. Every one. Met countless other riders. Forgot all about posters. Best summer ever.

great post. :clap:
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Postby drummer7795 on Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:33 pm

Winter is finally drymounting over. Bought a crotch rocket 2 days ago, will post some pics soon. Gsxr 600. Ride safe all.
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Postby exagenous on Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:06 pm

Ride safe man that is all I can say. I just pulled my bike out of the shed this weekend. Hopefully I can get a couple more miles on it this year than I did last year. I need to get a new helmet that is for damn sure.
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Postby rka00 on Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:48 pm

From Jacob Bannon's fb:

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Postby rka00 on Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:30 pm

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Postby tailsandfeathers on Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:44 am

here is my newest ride. 2009 Buell 1125 CR, she is a beast.

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Postby rka00 on Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:21 am

^^Wow, congrats on the new ride!! An 1125 V-twin torque monster for sure!! :thumb: What's that in the front, an intake of some kind? Cool looking front rotor, how's the stopping power?
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Postby toyroom on Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:27 am

I love this thread and motorcycles. I've owned several bikes, mostly vintage Euro... British, German and Italian.

The last bike and my favorite was this 1983 Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans 3.
By todays standards not the best at pretty much anything, but back in the day this was the sh!t.

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Postby rka00 on Sat Oct 10, 2015 6:02 pm

That's a cool looking Guzzi! How was it on the wrists? Looks like it might be a kind of aggressive posture. Check out that seat and the padding in the front.
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Postby toyroom on Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:56 pm

rka00 wrote:That's a cool looking Guzzi! How was it on the wrists? Looks like it might be a kind of aggressive posture. Check out that seat and the padding in the front.



Thanks rka, Yes it's hard on the wrists especially since the carb springs are not forgiving. The bike is not really set up for touring the original seat is hard, and you're right the riding posture is not very ergonomically friendly, more of a canyon carver. After a couple hundred miles you're pretty done, unlike the sport bikes today.
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Postby rka00 on Sun Oct 11, 2015 3:00 pm

toyroom wrote:
rka00 wrote:That's a cool looking Guzzi! How was it on the wrists? Looks like it might be a kind of aggressive posture. Check out that seat and the padding in the front.



Thanks rka, Yes it's hard on the wrists especially since the carb springs are not forgiving. The bike is not really set up for touring the original seat is hard, and you're right the riding posture is not very ergonomically friendly, more of a canyon carver. After a couple hundred miles you're pretty done, unlike the sport bikes today.


Yeah, but after a couple hundred miles you'll probably want a break anyway. I imagine you have some nice roads around Sac. Friend's got a Guzzi, does some nice riding on it, more café/standard-type bike.
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Postby rka00 on Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:47 pm

Finally took a short ride on the bike the other day, it's been a loooooooong time. So long I forgot how (noticeably) happy I am after riding :D . Not just the adrenaline kicking in, you know what I mean?
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Postby NoseSpray on Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:11 pm

Went down last year in a drymount ton of gravel to avoid some jackass in a cage.

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Postby theomont on Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:12 pm

Here's my bike and my wife's bike. I have a 2009 CBR600RR Phoenix edition. I picked it up at the beginning of this past riding season and it only had 950 miles on it. Since then I put about 3000 miles on it riding the Colorado mountain roads. The first thing I'm doing next summer is putting on either Yosh or two brothers slip on exhaust. It's gonna be awesome. My wife got tired of riding on the back of mine and decided she wanted a bike too so we found a 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 for her to ride around on. She's slowly building up her confidence and I think next riding season she's gonna really take off on it. My last bike was a Honda Superhawk that I actually took up to Sturgis one year. That was quite the experience. Anyway, motorcycles, fcuk yeah. I love them.

Edit: That Buell up on top of the page looks like a pretty sweet ride. Nice choice.

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Postby NoseSpray on Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:22 pm

I want this shiz: http://www.yamahamotorsports.com/sport/models/xsr900

Brand new model I believe, this year.
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