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EricJ

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Location : Southwest Virginia
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PostSubject: Bikes   Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:35 pm

Not the kind you peddle either.
What do you guys ride?
My current ride is a very basic 06 883 Sportster (see my avatar), I was looking for something in the Dyna line but stumbled on this little gem at a great price and couldnt pass it by.
Upgrades so far: An Arlen Ness Stage 1 Big Sucker intake & filter, Dynajet kit, a Kyrakyin (sp) highway bar, and a set of forward controls off ebay. The original owner had put drag pipes on it (just ordered a set of power cones to help the low end), a sissy bar, and upgraded the seat.
Future plans 12" apes, a Seeger chopper kit, and eventually a 1200cc kit.
I bought it in march of this year with 7,000mi on it, she now has double that. This bike is my therapist.
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PostSubject: Re: Bikes   Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:28 pm

An 06 with only 7000 miles,,,nice snag,,,barely broken in,,,

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Location : SE Michigan
Registration date : 2009-12-05

PostSubject: Re: Bikes   Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:23 pm

Rode a 2000 Victory V92C, purchased new, until financial constraints forced me to sell it this summer.

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Location : Dartmouth Massachusetts
Registration date : 2011-08-28

PostSubject: Re: Bikes   Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:12 pm

Just recently finished customizing a 2009 883 Sportster but I just sold it Sad

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Age : 51
Location : On the road.......
Registration date : 2010-11-06

PostSubject: Re: Bikes   Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:50 am

07 Road King Custom with a stage one kit, race tuner computer program, and Rush mufflers.
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Age : 61
Location : Cornelius, NC
Registration date : 2010-06-21

PostSubject: Re: Bikes   Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:54 am

Looks like a dedicted V-Twin thread in the making...I'll pass then. Shocked Laughing
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Kyle Weiss

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Location : Reno, NV
Registration date : 2011-09-18

PostSubject: Re: Bikes   Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:35 pm

Nonsense, it just excluded pedal bikes. Laughing

I have a 2006 Bajaj Chetak 150 scooter (the green one), TRICS mod, Pride of Cleveland exhaust, cowl modification, rides fast and fun:

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Age : 46
Location : Philly
Registration date : 2011-02-21

PostSubject: Re: Bikes   Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:04 pm

My new ride, and first new vehicle purchase ever:





2012 Triumph Tiger 800
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Bikes   Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:47 pm

deepbass9 wrote:
My new ride, and first new vehicle purchase ever:


[.img]imagine a yellow bike here[.img]


2012 Triumph Tiger 800

Nice Triumph, sir. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Bikes   Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:53 pm

Kyle Weiss wrote:
deepbass9 wrote:
My new ride, and first new vehicle purchase ever:


[.img]imagine a yellow bike here[.img]


2012 Triumph Tiger 800

Nice Triumph, sir. Cool

Thanks. I figured we could at least bump it up from two to three cylinders afro .
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Location : Parker, Colorado
Registration date : 2009-07-20

PostSubject: Re: Bikes   Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:37 pm

Greetings all,

My ride, after 23 previous bikes, is a 2009 BMW GS Adventure in Magma Red.



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Kyle Weiss

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Location : Reno, NV
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PostSubject: Re: Bikes   Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:19 pm

deepbass9 wrote:
Kyle Weiss wrote:
deepbass9 wrote:
My new ride, and first new vehicle purchase ever:


[.img]imagine a yellow bike here[.img]


2012 Triumph Tiger 800

Nice Triumph, sir. Cool

Thanks. I figured we could at least bump it up from two to three cylinders afro .

Hey! I was doin' okay with my one-banger Bajaj! albino Laughing

Now there's a Beemer on the list too... Love BMW bikes, they're the Toyota of two wheels.
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PostSubject: Re: Bikes   Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:30 pm

That Triumph looks to be going 100 sitting still.

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PostSubject: Re: Bikes   Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:57 pm

Kyle Weiss wrote:
Hey! I was doin' okay with my one-banger Bajaj! albino Laughing

Now there's a Beemer on the list too... Love BMW bikes, they're the Toyota of two wheels.


Room for all sizes...that's what makes BOB so much fun to check out.

My last Bimmer...was like a Toyota...you know, the ones with the recent recalls tongue Gave me a bit of fits towards the end...not her fault and nothing with the drive line. She was older and the rubber, gaskets, etc, were on their way out.

mark wrote:
That Triumph looks to be going 100 sitting still.

Well, I can't attest to what she does when she sits and I'm not around, but when she's rolling... afro afro

She's an adventure bike, like the Coop's...
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Bikes   Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:03 pm

deepbass9 wrote:
Kyle Weiss wrote:
Hey! I was doin' okay with my one-banger Bajaj! albino Laughing

Now there's a Beemer on the list too... Love BMW bikes, they're the Toyota of two wheels.


Room for all sizes...that's what makes BOB so much fun to check out.

My last Bimmer...was like a Toyota...you know, the ones with the recent recalls tongue Gave me a bit of fits towards the end...not her fault and nothing with the drive line. She was older and the rubber, gaskets, etc, were on their way out...

...really? I have three friends, all with BMW bikes, all with 150K+ on them...I rarely hear about problems. By the way, my 1997 4Runner with 253K on it is NOT a recent Toyota. Laughing Well, you know what they say about if they have tires, testicles or tits... Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Bikes   Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:43 am

go over to the ADVrider.com site and search BMW final drive failures...they've been having some serious final drive problems the past several years. One guy had his go out at 13k, 29k, and 60K miles What a Face
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CACooper

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Location : Parker, Colorado
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PostSubject: Re: Bikes   Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:19 am

Interesting you should mention the dreaded final drive. I've already had the main bearing replaced at 2300 miles (warranty). After a long tour from Denver to Phoenix and back, I noticed just a tiny amount of play while rocking the rear wheel back and forth. Had the dealer check it, and sure enough, they had to replace it.

Nope, BMW's aren't like Toyota's at all. They're just like BMW's.

My wife just got a brand new, 2012 BMW X3. The passenger side window controller quit working at about 2000 miles. The dealer says it's a common problem on the new ones, and the part is backordered.

Good old German engineering. That's precisely why I bought an extended warranty.

Actually, the bike and car are beautifully made, are a joy to ride and drive and just ooze quality and refinement.

BMW's are just a bit tempermental at times, that's all. Wink

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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Bikes   Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:08 pm

Geez, sounds like my first (and last) experience with water-cooled VWs... typical German engineering...redundant systems that are entirely too integrated with one another to create instant failure, or at least until you shove hundreds of dollars into it.

Maybe it was just BMWs from mid 80's on back... they seem to just work and not care. My father has a friend with a 2001 and it's okay, too...

...eh, I take that back. BMWs are not the Toyota of bikes. At least not recently.
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PostSubject: Re: Bikes   Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:52 pm

I ride with a group of guys that "don't care what ya ride as long as you can keep up", lots of Honda's, a few Yamaha's & Suzuki's several HD's and a Triumph are regulars with everything from Goldwings to Hayabusa's to Cruisers of all shapes & colors. Heck we look like a circus coming to town. For us it's not so much what you ride it's,,,"The Ride", that feeling of brotherhood that comes from being out on two wheels in the open air. We give the biker wave to all we pass, don't care what your on. I can remember when I started riding on the street back when I was 16, you would wave at some of these old HD guys and when they saw you on a jap bike they either ignored you or flipped you off, I think all thoses guys have died off, It seems that bikers now have more comraderie. I think all us "old" HD guys started on jap bikes so we recognize that inside every rice rocket jockey is a Harley Biker trying to get out pirat .
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PostSubject: Re: Bikes   Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:58 pm

...believe me, the "biker brotherhood" thing is great---until you're the guy on a Vespa... suddenly you're the lowest of the low, I get waves about, oh once in thirty bike passes. *laughs* Scooterists like it that way, we're the mangy dogs of the two-wheeled world. Smile Nope, can't do 190MPH, but people sure look at you funny when you pass them on the freeway. Cool
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Josjor

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PostSubject: Re: Bikes   Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:59 pm

'08 Kawasaki KLR. I love being able to hop on any road in the U.S., dirt or superslab, and feel confident. I grew up on dirt bikes and then owned a couple of different Kawasaki Concours, another bike I truly loved.

I've done two IBA rides on the Concours. One SS1000 (1,000 miles in 24 hours) and one BB1500 (1,500 miles in 36 hours). My next IBA goal is to do 1000 in 24 hours all within my home state on the KLR.
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PostSubject: Re: Bikes   Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:27 pm

Kyle Weiss wrote:
...believe me, the "biker brotherhood" thing is great---until you're the guy on a Vespa... suddenly you're the lowest of the low, I get waves about, oh once in thirty bike passes. *laughs* Scooterists like it that way, we're the mangy dogs of the two-wheeled world. Smile Nope, can't do 190MPH, but people sure look at you funny when you pass them on the freeway. Cool

lol! Ha! that reminds me of a local punk scooter club called "Scooter Trash", about ten or so of them will be headed down the road bearing their tat's, dyed hair and all.
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PostSubject: Re: Bikes   Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:51 pm

It's funny this topic came up, I hvenever been a "bike guy," but lately I can't get it out of my head. I started looking at "rat bikes" online because I like the style, cheapness and DIY sort of feel.
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Bikes   Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:28 pm

EricJ wrote:
Kyle Weiss wrote:
...believe me, the "biker brotherhood" thing is great---until you're the guy on a Vespa... suddenly you're the lowest of the low, I get waves about, oh once in thirty bike passes. *laughs* Scooterists like it that way, we're the mangy dogs of the two-wheeled world. Smile Nope, can't do 190MPH, but people sure look at you funny when you pass them on the freeway. Cool

lol! Ha! that reminds me of a local punk scooter club called "Scooter Trash", about ten or so of them will be headed down the road bearing their tat's, dyed hair and all.

Yyyyeah I know the kind...not in any clubs myself, just local rabble rousers. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Bikes   Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:28 pm

the macdonald wrote:
It's funny this topic came up, I hvenever been a "bike guy," but lately I can't get it out of my head. I started looking at "rat bikes" online because I like the style, cheapness and DIY sort of feel.

Rat bikes/scoots are cool as hell! Always a project, those things. Cool
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