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Re: Motorcycles.
« Reply #9090 on: May 19, 2020, 11:13:37 am »
Nice bike! Sometimes I miss my old Sportster.

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« Reply #9091 on: May 19, 2020, 11:02:56 pm »
Nah, that's when you trade the repli-racer for a sport touring bike.

This episode reminds me of a guy I used to work with a few years back.  He had a tricked out Hayabusa (stretch swinger, custom paint) that he put some pretty serious miles on.  He told me he routinely rode down to Philly (which is over 250 miles away) to visit family.  I think he was probably in his mid 40s at the time.  Then he said he was planning to sell it to buy a Harley.  He was finding the bike too uncomfortable as he got older.  Then he mentioned that he'd replaced the rear shock and spring with a solid link :wtf:, making it basically a hardtail.  I didn't say it, but in my head I was like "Your bike would probably be a lot more comfortable if you hadn't removed the rear suspension".
OUCH! LOL!!!!

Nice bike! Sometimes I miss my old Sportster.
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« Reply #9092 on: May 21, 2020, 04:31:20 pm »
Buddy of mine has a dope Super Bronc. He's been riding and building these since he was a kid. He's got three parts bikes at the moment. This one runs on a 300-some-cc flathead Tecumseh 4-stroke snowblower motor. CVT style transmission (like a snowmobile).  Thing tops out at like 45. Goes anywhere. We put about 40 fun-ass miles on yesterday.  Great pace for the 230L...just trail cruisin, no rush.




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« Reply #9093 on: May 21, 2020, 05:16:27 pm »
Nice. That's the kind of dert bike for me.
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Re: Motorcycles.
« Reply #9094 on: May 21, 2020, 05:55:42 pm »
First ride of the season.  Got out of work early (figuratively, I'm working from home) and went for a little 85 miler.  I hooked the bike up to my charger figuring the battery would be down on charge (it's 6 years old and I don't disconnect it during the winter).  Charger indicated it was charged, so I hit the starter and it fired right up.  Perfect riding weather.  Sunny, no wind, not too hot...
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« Reply #9095 on: May 26, 2020, 11:40:49 am »
All the fun canyons are finally starting to open for the season.

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« Reply #9096 on: May 26, 2020, 12:35:24 pm »
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« Reply #9097 on: May 27, 2020, 01:40:14 pm »
Beautiful photo there.
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« Reply #9098 on: May 27, 2020, 01:44:43 pm »
All the fun canyons are finally starting to open for the season.



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« Reply #9099 on: May 27, 2020, 03:14:52 pm »
Yep that's the spot. That section of road is horrible but they are repaving further up the canyon and it's A+ asphalt
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« Reply #9100 on: May 31, 2020, 09:00:53 am »
I woke up this morning with the need for a motorcycle. I can't afford this need right now.
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« Reply #9101 on: May 31, 2020, 09:05:09 am »
I woke up this morning with the need for a motorcycle. I can't afford this need right now.

Find some 250cc dirtbike for $400 that runs or at least has good internals and compression.

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« Reply #9102 on: May 31, 2020, 09:21:21 am »
Find some 250cc dirtbike for $400 that runs or at least has good internals and compression.

So ...
https://columbia.craigslist.org/mcy/d/elgin-2016-ducati-multistrada-1200/7125866520.html
I'll bring my compression gauge
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Re: Motorcycles.
« Reply #9103 on: May 31, 2020, 10:48:57 am »

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« Reply #9104 on: May 31, 2020, 10:56:05 am »
I bet you could take him down to $400.

Yeah, but I need that $400 to build a shed.
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« Reply #9105 on: May 31, 2020, 11:00:18 am »
Yeah, but I need that $400 to build a shed.

Fug.