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#4421 Unread post by Wrider » Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:12 am

Looks like they're around 110/front, and 140/rear normal price here. So 250 is about average, but not a special price for us. Keep in mind though that right now larger dual sports/adventure touring bikes are exploding in popularity here in the US. The last few years it's been about the supermotos, and they're finally coming down in price to reasonable levels.
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#4422 Unread post by VermilionX » Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:58 pm

Bummer... it's raining.

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#4423 Unread post by fireguzzi » Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:44 pm

Messed around with the RD. Lost the keys on a test ride when they came out of the ignition. Walked around the block twice looking for them onlly to finally see them in the driveway when I took the car to town. It's still not running right...sigh... I was about to pull it into the shop and it just started screaming until i could dig the spare key out of my pocket and turn it off. I swear this bike just doesn't like me.

Also took the car to town and washed off all the pollen that was covering it. Those tree's really get messy with their love making.
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#4424 Unread post by Wrider » Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:03 pm

Played around with the rear fender on the Zed. The stock fender was still on it, and was ginormous. I didn't like it, but I did love the stock turn signals because they're super bright, and wanted to keep under-seat storage intact. I figured out how to pull off the whole fender, but re-mount the turn signals behind the plate so it looks pretty decent IMO.
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#4425 Unread post by ceemes » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:31 pm

Ever woke up and decided maybe today is not a good day to ride to work? Had one today and am I glad I listened to that little voice nattering away in back of my head. It was a bit wet on the commute in, but nothing that I haven't rode in before and the Connie's fairing does a pretty good job at keeping the water off of me at speed, but still decided to take the Pathfinder in.

On the way home, a totally different story, about two hours before calling it a day, one hell of a hail storm hit here and then drizzly rain. Some of the back roads I take home in Burnaby had a good half inch of slush on them. Coming across Knight Street bridge, my front brakes lock up with just a slight dab of peddle pressure due to hydroplaning....lovely, was able to control it, but damn the roads were greasy.....of the finale, I got to witness a car flip over onto its roof. Just as I was about to enter the tunnel, I spotted a small econo box car coming down the counter-flow lane, traffic had suddenly stopped or slowed down in front of him, he locked up his brakes, slammed right front wheel into the barrier separating the two tubes, bounced up and off, flipped over on to his roof and slide into the rear of a stopped car with a good thump, bounced off and ended up blocking both lanes, luckily the lady in the on-coming SUV was able to safely stop before hitting him. I could see him sitting upside down in is seat but could not stop to assist.

Sometimes it does pay to heed those little voices in your head.
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#4426 Unread post by sapaul » Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:13 am

Indeed, aren't we glad we have them and we are old enough to listen.
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#4427 Unread post by sv-wolf » Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:49 pm

Spent the day in London at an Impro class. Haven't done this for years. I suddenly panicked a few weeks ago upon the realisation that, despite all efforts to the contrary, I am turning into a local government officer.

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#4428 Unread post by dr_bar » Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:06 pm

Spent yesterday at a Yamaha Demo Day at GA Checkpoint in Port Moody. Great bunch of people, and lots of free food... :o) Saw a '91 Venture Royale for sale on the floor. 1 owner, less than 50,000km on the clock. Really nice shape...
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Also, someone came to do a couple of demos, and he rode in on this...

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Any idea what it started out as?
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#4429 Unread post by Johnj » Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:05 am

A Virago 750.
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#4430 Unread post by Wrider » Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:40 am

Johnj wrote:A Virago 750.
I'm going with 1100, but wow that thing is sexy!
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#4431 Unread post by sapaul » Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:18 am

No clue, looks good though
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#4432 Unread post by dr_bar » Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:37 am

750 it is...
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#4433 Unread post by High_Side » Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:03 am

I'll go Virago 920. And sweet job customizing it

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#4434 Unread post by ceemes » Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:15 pm

Today is the first official day of my mini-vacation and I have full tank of petrol in Connie......so of course when I woke up this morning...it was bloody peeing down....sigh, oh well never mind, got to compose a political rant that I sent off to various MP's, newspapers and posted here. Friday, I will be getting a new rear tyre for Connie and on Saturday hope to head to the Sunshine Coast for a ride.
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#4435 Unread post by mogster » Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:18 pm

I have been modifying a leather waistcoat (vest) that I bought at a bargain price. As I am quite tall I find female clothes too short in the back & therefore bought a mans waistcoat, but it hadn't got curves in the right places :wink:.

It's quite difficult sewing leather & I have a few needlestick injuries as a result but I also have a unique waistcoat which will compliment my new leather trousers + keep my back warm :D
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#4436 Unread post by ceemes » Tue May 01, 2012 12:33 pm

mogster wrote:I have been modifying a leather waistcoat (vest) that I bought at a bargain price. As I am quite tall I find female clothes too short in the back & therefore bought a mans waistcoat, but it hadn't got curves in the right places :wink:.

It's quite difficult sewing leather & I have a few needlestick injuries as a result but I also have a unique waistcoat which will compliment my new leather trousers + keep my back warm :D
Sexy pics are always welcome, indeed we demand you post a sexy pic of you in the gear. :D
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#4437 Unread post by Wrider » Tue May 01, 2012 4:49 pm

ceemes wrote:
mogster wrote:I have been modifying a leather waistcoat (vest) that I bought at a bargain price. As I am quite tall I find female clothes too short in the back & therefore bought a mans waistcoat, but it hadn't got curves in the right places :wink:.

It's quite difficult sewing leather & I have a few needlestick injuries as a result but I also have a unique waistcoat which will compliment my new leather trousers + keep my back warm :D
Sexy pics are always welcome, indeed we demand you post a sexy pic of you in the gear. :D
Leghumper!!!

But yes also in for the sexy pics... :ninja: :laughing:
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#4438 Unread post by mogster » Tue May 01, 2012 7:11 pm

Wrider wrote:
ceemes wrote:
Sexy pics are always welcome, indeed we demand you post a sexy pic of you in the gear. :D
Leghumper!!!

But yes also in for the sexy pics... :ninja: :laughing:


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You are both very bad boys & deserve a good spanking :wink:
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#4439 Unread post by High_Side » Tue May 01, 2012 9:23 pm

Wrider wrote:
ceemes wrote:
mogster wrote:I have been modifying a leather waistcoat (vest) that I bought at a bargain price. As I am quite tall I find female clothes too short in the back & therefore bought a mans waistcoat, but it hadn't got curves in the right places :wink:.

It's quite difficult sewing leather & I have a few needlestick injuries as a result but I also have a unique waistcoat which will compliment my new leather trousers + keep my back warm :D
Sexy pics are always welcome, indeed we demand you post a sexy pic of you in the gear. :D
Leghumper!!!

But yes also in for the sexy pics... :ninja: :laughing:
:leghump: We added a emoticon a couple of years ago for this very reason :mrgreen:

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#4440 Unread post by ceemes » Tue May 01, 2012 9:43 pm

mogster wrote:
Wrider wrote:
ceemes wrote:
Sexy pics are always welcome, indeed we demand you post a sexy pic of you in the gear. :D
Leghumper!!!

But yes also in for the sexy pics... :ninja: :laughing:


:naughtynaughty:

You are both very bad boys & deserve a good spanking :wink:
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