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Just letting you know to make you jealous....I took the bike out for a spin yesterday..it was 72 deg.

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  • Profile picture of the author ThomM
    So Mike do the words BITE MY SHINY METAL ASS have any meaning to you?
    I'll be out in a couple of days, going into the 60's here by Friday.
    I've seen people out riding for the last couple of weeks here, but I got a feeling they are doing way more drugs then I am or I'm getting to old to be a tough guy anymore
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    • Profile picture of the author Mr. Enthusiastic
      Originally Posted by ThomM View Post

      do the words BITE MY SHINY METAL ASS have any meaning to you?
      You must be a copywriter! That's the best headline of the day.
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      • Profile picture of the author ThomM
        Originally Posted by Mr. Enthusiastic View Post

        You must be a copywriter! That's the best headline of the day.
        Bite my shiny metal ass is the first line Bender spoke to Fry in the first episode of Futurama

        Mike I ordered my new seat today, check it out.
        Road Star Potato Chip Style seats (509)466-3410
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Motley
    LoL!

    Im just hoping my battery isn't completely dead. The old girl has been sitting for a bit due to bad tires and lack of funding. I was going to take it down to get tires put on yesterday but the battery had ran down and i had to jump it, so i took it out for a spin hoping to charge the battery up and it just didnt do it. I've had it on a charger all night long, so I'm hoping that it doesnt need a new battery too. I was a dummy and didnt havt a trickle charger on it when it was cold and sitting
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    • Profile picture of the author ThomM
      Originally Posted by Michael Motley View Post

      LoL!

      Im just hoping my battery isn't completely dead. The old girl has been sitting for a bit due to bad tires and lack of funding. I was going to take it down to get tires put on yesterday but the battery had ran down and i had to jump it, so i took it out for a spin hoping to charge the battery up and it just didnt do it. I've had it on a charger all night long, so I'm hoping that it doesnt need a new battery too. I was a dummy and didnt havt a trickle charger on it when it was cold and sitting
      Sounds familiar. Last year I had a rear axle issue that took me a month to save the money for. Then it was a flat tire in Aug. that took me out for a month.

      As for the battery, I'm still running the original, been 5 years and it's never been on a charger. Still starts the bike, but I'll be getting a new one in a couple of weeks. Planning on a run to the Tail of the Dragon in the fall and I know the battery will die then if not before.
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    Hey Thom - here is another one to make you GREEEEEN with envy.

    I took my son out for dinner the other night because I was in his town on business. Most of the time between bytes, he was looking through the paper and making cell phone calls (dontcha just love 'family time')

    The dude was comparing prices in the ads at the pot dispenseries - sitting with his little safe card in his pocket (pot script=$150). High grade to low grade, color pictures, etc.

    Then he was calling them to ask questions as he went page after page after ad after ad (he cracks me up trying to get a special deal not advertised "I really like bonuses" - like wahoo we'll run right out and change everything).

    The only thing he said to me the whole time was 'Mom, can you believe we are sitting here and I am doing this? What a wonderful life'.

    (he did say I looked nice and he was proud of me when we hugged in front of our cars) yeh he noticed I was there, among the flower tops.
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    • Profile picture of the author ThomM
      That's good Pat
      There are a few states here that are looking into legalizing, I here NY has something in the works they will be voting on this fall.
      One of the silver linings in this sucky economy is more and more states are looking at legalizing and taxing as a way to generate money and cut expenses.
      Even the feds are having the pressure put on them.
      So far every time O has had a poll on his site about the top concerns of the public, legalization is always the top 3 questions. Well 2 are, the third is why he keeps ignoring the other top 2.
      Personally I see legalization as a first step for them in stopping being stupid.
      I don't see legalization really effecting my day to day life.
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    Dunno, Thom - I see the dispenseries and licenses as something a bit more feasible than all out legalization. There are far too many ignorant people who would not get their head around a 'free for all' - at least the dispenseries/licenses give the appearance of strong control.

    I am so for this and getting the criminal element away from this scenario. Big difference going shopping from your local paper than dealing with God knows who or what will happen to you - or how many people were killed by the smugglers we are supporting.

    The paranoia of the whole ordeal and even the fact that you can't let on that you are ripped pretty much has always been a bad bring down bummer. Especially for an otherwise law abiding citizen.

    I am the perfect person that deserves a script - can't take any drugs stronger than ibuprofen without getting physically sick, can't drink much, and shouldn't drink ever, can't sleep to save my life most nights, and have more anxiety than 99% of people on suicide watch - oh wait pot exaggerates that part...
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Motley
    welp Thom, i got new shoes on my girl yesterday and everything was all good until I took her to the carwash to clear off the acid i put on the rims...battery died on me dammit. So its battery day today.

    Had some other issues on the way home. The bike kept dripping sexiness all over the street..i think its a problem with this model
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    • Profile picture of the author ThomM
      Originally Posted by Michael Motley View Post

      welp Thom, i got new shoes on my girl yesterday and everything was all good until I took her to the carwash to clear off the acid i put on the rims...battery died on me dammit. So its battery day today.

      Had some other issues on the way home. The bike kept dripping sexiness all over the street..i think its a problem with this model
      You sure you don't have a Road Star
      What kind of tires did you put on her.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Motley
    I put a set of dunlops on They have served me well so far
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    • Profile picture of the author ThomM
      I've never run dunlops, no reason just haven't tried them yet.
      I have been running Metzlers for a little over 2 years now and I like them.
      I've got 11,000 on the front and it's holding up good.
      The rear I put a shark toothed shape stop into last summer on the top of Poesentkill (sp) mt. I rode that sucker for 20 miles before I knew it was flat, and that was on twisties. I pulled into a convenient store to put air in it and it was flat again before I made the 3 miles to home.
      At the store and home I checked the pressure and it was 10#. Rode pretty good for a flat:rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Motley
    I've only had one flat so far and it was scary. Big bikes get hairy when the tires go flat.

    The last set i think died due to pressure. the back had a bald strip that started in the center and spread pretty quick, the front had just one side that started getting a 'wave' around it, like cupping almost, but a bunch of individual cups.

    This area seems to have a weird effect on tires because of crowning in the roads. Its normal to have one side damn near bald (usually the right side if you're looking at the bike from the front) and the other side be just fine
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    • Profile picture of the author ThomM
      I know, I've never had a flat act that way.
      In some of the slower turns it shimmied, but it felt like it was in the front end.
      Needless to say the slower I went the worse it got.
      In fact when I stopped the first things I checked where the neck bearings and front tire. I just happened to look at the rear and thought it looked low.
      When I put the gauge on it it read 10# and when I put air in you could hear it coming right out.

      Yep Fl. has got some roads:rolleyes: Only place I know where to climb a hill means going from the edge of the road to the center.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Motley
    I got a new battery yesterday, put it in and decided i'd take it out for a spin last night. Apparently I didnt hook the battery cover in and it popped off. I heard it hit so I turned around, saw it sitting in the street, pulled up in a parking lot next too it, dropped the stand and was just in time to see a truck turn it to chrome dust.
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    • Profile picture of the author ThomM
      Been there before
      At least it was a non essential part (I'm trying to put a good spin on it)
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Motley
    hey..its suppoed to get to mid 70's today. as long as that beast still runs and drives, im riding it
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    • Profile picture of the author ThomM
      Originally Posted by Michael Motley View Post

      hey..its supposed to get to mid 70's today. as long as that beast still runs and drives, im riding it
      Hi in the high 60's here today and the 70's tomorrow.
      Of course it all turns to crap on Monday, man I love NY

      Honestly if it wasn't for winters I would never get anything done.
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