Its a drug and its damn good!!

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Its a drug and its damn good!!

#1 Unread post by Rotten » Thu Oct 20, 2005 5:37 pm

Well i just got my 2005 GS500 and i am hooked. There is no way i could ever go back to driving, its all about riding. I would post some pics, but i'm not sure if i have to host them first.

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#2 Unread post by TechTMW » Thu Oct 20, 2005 6:28 pm

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#3 Unread post by LeafsFan » Thu Oct 20, 2005 7:19 pm

You are lucky! I take my MSF course next week (last one of the year) and then I have to wait all through the long Canadian winter to buy a bike and get started. Having all the gear already is really making me ancy. 6... months... to... go... :frusty:

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#4 Unread post by Wizzard » Thu Oct 20, 2005 8:47 pm

Welcome to the forums LeafsFan .
Regards, Wizzard
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, throughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming --- ' WOW, WHAT A RIDE!!!! ' " - Author Unknown

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#5 Unread post by Rotten » Thu Oct 20, 2005 8:53 pm

You cant really tell from the picture, but I have the worlds largest grin on my face :)

http://img7.picsplace.to/img.php?file=i ... CN0033.JPG

I guess just copy and paste that, i cant get the botton to work

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#6 Unread post by kabob983 » Thu Oct 20, 2005 9:06 pm

Hehe, congratulations!
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#7 Unread post by gsJack » Thu Oct 20, 2005 9:15 pm

Welcome to the GS500 world. It is all about riding and your good taste in motorcycles is obvious. :lol:

Take a look at the gstwins forum when you get a chance.

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#8 Unread post by archanis » Thu Oct 20, 2005 9:24 pm

ah, im green with envy. i have to wait 4-5 months for the snow to melt... might i sugest some better shoes though? :) twould be a shame to end your biking season because of a burnt ankle...
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#9 Unread post by Mag7C » Thu Oct 20, 2005 9:39 pm

Damn nice bike!

Be careful driving now. On those few unfortunate occasions you must use a car it's worse than valium. Puts you to sleeeeeeeep....

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#10 Unread post by sapaul » Fri Oct 21, 2005 1:56 am

Congrats man, nice ride, nice jacket, nice helmet, nice gloves. Are you not worried about your feet or did you run out of money? Not to rag on you but you need your pinkies protected. We send you wishes for many happy and safe miles.
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#11 Unread post by KarateChick » Fri Oct 21, 2005 11:57 am

Whoa...that's great! Looks almost like my helmet and almost like a jacket I have (now if it - the jacket - were blue...). But I am green with envy as I see you live in the land of palm trees, hence no snow?? whilst us Northerners are now contemplating when to winterize our bikes and hope for just a few more days (please!) of no snow....

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Ya right, :wink: there are only 2 kinds of bikes: It's a Ninja... look that one's a Harley... oh there's a Ninja... Harley...Ninja...

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#12 Unread post by KarateChick » Fri Oct 21, 2005 1:03 pm

Oh yeah...btw, how DID you get your bike home?
Ya right, :wink: there are only 2 kinds of bikes: It's a Ninja... look that one's a Harley... oh there's a Ninja... Harley...Ninja...

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#13 Unread post by oldnslo » Fri Oct 21, 2005 2:42 pm

It would be great to re-savor that first year or so of riding....
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#14 Unread post by swatter555 » Fri Oct 21, 2005 5:45 pm

Congrats, your bike looks great in that color. Just some textile pants and some boots and you will be all set.

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#15 Unread post by cb360 » Fri Oct 21, 2005 6:17 pm

Sweet bike dude! :laughing: Get at least some jeans though...
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#16 Unread post by Rotten » Fri Oct 21, 2005 11:42 pm

I put it in the back of my truck, they had a ramp. And when i got home, i took my tailgate off, backed up to the gutter and used a 2x8 to get it off, worked fine. Oh and i had just gotten home when i took the picture so i wasn't in jeans and my boots. I got to wait for the next paycheck to get the pants.

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#17 Unread post by Redrock » Sat Oct 22, 2005 3:33 pm

Is that a Scorpion helmet? I am looking into buying one and wanted to know what you thought of that one. Even if you havent had alot of time to wear it.

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#18 Unread post by Sev » Sat Oct 22, 2005 4:55 pm

KarateChick wrote:Whoa...that's great! Looks almost like my helmet and almost like a jacket I have (now if it - the jacket - were blue...). But I am green with envy as I see you live in the land of palm trees, hence no snow?? whilst us Northerners are now contemplating when to winterize our bikes and hope for just a few more days (please!) of no snow....

:mrgreen: (that's me being green) and :D for you!
It's Oct 22 and I'm holding on by the tips of my fingers. I keep thinking that as long as the sun is shining it's still good to ride. -2 and I'm still holding in there, sometimes.
Of course I'm generalizing from a single example here, but everyone does that. At least I do.

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#19 Unread post by Skier » Sat Oct 22, 2005 7:12 pm

cb360 wrote:Sweet bike dude! :laughing: Get at least some jeans though...
Don't worry, cotton jeans will protect his skin about as well as khakis.
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#20 Unread post by archanis » Sat Oct 22, 2005 11:48 pm

armored jeans (jeans with mettal in the butt and knees) dont do very well. textile pants or chaps do well, but with that jacket, i would say textile pants.

your knees may be the first thing to hit the ground, but their not the only thing to hit the ground. besides, their uncomfortable and heavy, and too expensive for so little protection
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