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#2221 Unread post by Amdonim » Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:29 pm

True. We'll see I guess. It's probably like a year and a half launch anyway.

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#2222 Unread post by ceemes » Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:31 pm

went for a short ride about to test the replacement drive shaft, only 100 miles or so. Stopped off at the Langley Triumph dealership and sat on the 09 Sprint ST......I WANT ONE!!!!!
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#2223 Unread post by king robb » Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:14 pm

Took th ewifey out for a 400 mile jaunt around southern Indiana...playing on the river roads and such. Not a bad way to blow a saturday...even if it did end up with a 142 dolla ticket when I was on the way home. 70 in a 55...which is really just self defense IMHO...but hey you play you pay.
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#2224 Unread post by PacificShot327 » Sat Aug 22, 2009 11:46 pm

king robb wrote:Took th ewifey out for a 400 mile jaunt around southern Indiana...playing on the river roads and such. Not a bad way to blow a saturday...even if it did end up with a 142 dolla ticket when I was on the way home. 70 in a 55...which is really just self defense IMHO...but hey you play you pay.
What in the world??? Why are fines so much higher in the Dallas area? :-(

Got a ticket a couple of months ago for going 67 in a 55. $260!!!



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#2225 Unread post by ceemes » Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:01 am

You should try BC, our "Speed Tax" rates can induce heart attacks on the spot.
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#2226 Unread post by Wrider » Sun Aug 23, 2009 2:38 am

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king robb wrote:Took th ewifey out for a 400 mile jaunt around southern Indiana...playing on the river roads and such. Not a bad way to blow a saturday...even if it did end up with a 142 dolla ticket when I was on the way home. 70 in a 55...which is really just self defense IMHO...but hey you play you pay.
What in the world??? Why are fines so much higher in the Dallas area? :-(

Got a ticket a couple of months ago for going 67 in a 55. $260!!!
Managed to pull off a 79 in a 55 today. Gotta love when cops sit at the bottom of a looonnnggg hill (read mountain pass) and set up speed traps. While I was waiting I saw two other cars get pulled over from the same trap.
I did get to have some fun though... Did you guys know that I know sign language fluently? Apparently I'm very good at acting deaf... :laughing:
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#2227 Unread post by king robb » Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:18 pm

Yeah our fines arent bad unless you break the 15 mph over...or get one in construction, school or other special zones.

Ours make it up in mass production...there were six of them working at the state line when I got mine...and since they scan your license and hand you the ticket now..they are quick.

Did the same trip backwards today...no ticket too...was awesomeness
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#2228 Unread post by blues2cruise » Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:31 am

I flew home from Denver Colorado today (with a nice new Scorpion helmet in my carry on luggage.)
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#2229 Unread post by Johnj » Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:42 am

Did you pay the duty on that helmet?
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#2230 Unread post by Johnj » Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:13 am

Let's see, on Saturday Scott and I rode from Kansas City to Lake Scott State Park and set up camp. We got some chicken strips, bell peppers, and roma tomatoes and had a cookout. On Sunday we rode on to Gunnison and got rooms and a big Chinese diner. I tried calling Wrider but he was up in the Springs or something. As we sat around outside the room a big ol' rainbow appeared. Tomorrow we head out to Montrose and will end up back at Rifle Gap. :motorcycle1:
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#2231 Unread post by Tennif Shoe » Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:50 am

back to the Dr. for a third time.... did i mention i got rear ended in my cage a week ago?
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#2232 Unread post by blues2cruise » Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:04 pm

Johnj wrote:Did you pay the duty on that helmet?
I am allowed to bring back up to $400. duty free. I did claim how much I spent and since I was under the limit, no need to pay duty.

http://www.superbiketoystore.com/sport/ ... ing(1).jpg
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#2233 Unread post by Ninja Geoff » Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:11 pm

blues2cruise wrote:
Johnj wrote:Did you pay the duty on that helmet?
I am allowed to bring back up to $400. duty free. I did claim how much I spent and since I was under the limit, no need to pay duty.

http://www.superbiketoystore.com/sport/ ... ing(1).jpg
That's a sick helmet, I love it.
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#2234 Unread post by blues2cruise » Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:54 pm

Ninja Geoff wrote:
blues2cruise wrote:
Johnj wrote:Did you pay the duty on that helmet?
I am allowed to bring back up to $400. duty free. I did claim how much I spent and since I was under the limit, no need to pay duty.

http://www.superbiketoystore.com/sport/ ... ing(1).jpg
That's a sick helmet, I love it.
Aside from the girlie design, it is extremely comfortable. No tight spots and...glasses are easy to slide in and out.
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#2235 Unread post by Ninja Geoff » Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:47 pm

blues2cruise wrote:
Ninja Geoff wrote:
blues2cruise wrote:
Johnj wrote:Did you pay the duty on that helmet?
I am allowed to bring back up to $400. duty free. I did claim how much I spent and since I was under the limit, no need to pay duty.

http://www.superbiketoystore.com/sport/ ... ing(1).jpg
That's a sick helmet, I love it.
Aside from the girlie design, it is extremely comfortable. No tight spots and...glasses are easy to slide in and out.
hah, the design is the part I like. :laughing: I personally wouldn't wear it, but its cool to look at. Its girly in a bad "O Ring" kind of way.
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#2236 Unread post by BuzZz » Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:55 pm

Nice lid, Blues. Got the Badass Babe look workin'. :wink:

What shape is your head, if you don't mind me asking? I am looking for a new helmet myself, but my head is as malformed as the rest of me. The EXO-900 is on my short list, if it fits my melon. Some sort of oval seems to be about what fits me in most brands, round don't work so good for me.
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#2237 Unread post by Amdonim » Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:21 pm

Have you tried Shoei? They're definitely on the longish side, as opposed to round. I have the same problem. My HJC never fit right, and was always putting a lot of pressure on my forehead and crown.

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#2238 Unread post by BuzZz » Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:20 pm

Shoei lids are nice, haven't considered them too much as the one I like most sells for over a grand here. I just can't justify that kinda cash for a helmet (I am a cheap bastrd) if I can find a KBC or Scorpion that fits for 1/4 the price.

My KBC VR-1 fits pretty good, my HJC not so much..... What I really want is a nice modular helmet. The problem is, they all suck..... :frusty:
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#2239 Unread post by blues2cruise » Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:33 pm

BuzZz wrote:Shoei lids are nice, haven't considered them too much as the one I like most sells for over a grand here. I just can't justify that kinda cash for a helmet (I am a cheap bastrd) if I can find a KBC or Scorpion that fits for 1/4 the price.

My KBC VR-1 fits pretty good, my HJC not so much..... What I really want is a nice modular helmet. The problem is, they all suck..... :frusty:
If you like the KBC VR-1 then you will like the Scorpion EXO 400.

I also have an oval head. My Shark helmet had to be "spooned" on the forehead to ease the tight spot. My first helmet was the KBC VR-1 and was comfortable as was my Nitro. I have tried on Shoei and ------(the other expensive brand whose name I just can't recall right now...). I did not like the fit (or the price).

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#2240 Unread post by BuzZz » Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:47 pm

Well if Scorpions fit like the VR-1, that bodes well.

Good info, Thanx Lady Blue. :wink:
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