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#21 Unread post by VermilionX » Tue Jun 06, 2006 11:41 pm

jmillheiser wrote:congrats on the 750. I love that color scheme, it looks soo much sexier in person.

the fender eliminator makes it look soo much better than stock.

Im getting my new bike on saturday.
congrats in advance!
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#22 Unread post by KarateChick » Wed Jun 07, 2006 12:43 pm

Hey Verm - congrats and stay safe this time round. Don't forget all that advice (and yelling) you got when you had the 1000

Hope everything's finally coming together for you & starting to work in your favor!
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#23 Unread post by skoebl » Wed Jun 07, 2006 1:20 pm

:laughing: Ya know, if the whole "getting a large bike, losing it, getting something slightly smaller" thing keeps going...You're eventually going to be on a 500, which everyone suggested in teh first place :laughing: :laughing:

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Grats on the bike. It definitely is one sexy machine!
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#24 Unread post by VermilionX » Wed Jun 07, 2006 1:47 pm

6/7/06

went to go joyriding again.

i pushed 1st gear at one point... it can go up to 80mph, not as much as the 1000 but still pretty close.

i already got 140 miles, i think my tires are finally broken in. :D

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#25 Unread post by Joe Rocket=> » Thu Jun 08, 2006 7:15 pm

Sweet bike man! I'll probably trade my ol' F4i in for one of those next year. Maybe they will come out with one that has a little bit more yellow in it 8)

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#26 Unread post by CNF2002 » Thu Jun 08, 2006 9:17 pm

Again thats a great looking bike V.

80mph in first gear? Isnt that bad for the bike? Sheesh 80mph is as fast as I've even gone on my bike and that was only for a second! (hey, I was curious and the road was completely empty)

Me thinks that for all practical purposes your bike (and especially your 1k, RIP) has no need for a transmission.
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#27 Unread post by VermilionX » Thu Jun 08, 2006 9:22 pm

CNF2002 wrote:Again thats a great looking bike V.

80mph in first gear? Isnt that bad for the bike? Sheesh 80mph is as fast as I've even gone on my bike and that was only for a second! (hey, I was curious and the road was completely empty)

Me thinks that for all practical purposes your bike (and especially your 1k, RIP) has no need for a transmission.
i was watching my tachometer. i eased out on the throttle when i was near the red line. but of course, the speedo is optimistic so i may be actually only going around mid-70s.

also, i have only done it once. i usually shift to 2nd gear once i hit around 40mph.

i did a squid move on it the other day... i did 120mph on it on an alomst empty freeway... the bike still feels very stable. only did it for a short time though bec i didn't wanna push my luck too far.
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#28 Unread post by CNF2002 » Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:02 pm

LOL, I hate to push my engine above 15mph before hitting 2nd.
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#29 Unread post by zarakand » Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:54 am

CNF2002 wrote:LOL, I hate to push my engine above 15mph before hitting 2nd.
I was wondering if I was the only one. When Ilearned to drive a manual car, I was told 1st gear is only to get you rolling, once your in motion switch to second. It's stuck with me on the bike as well.
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#30 Unread post by CNF2002 » Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:11 am

x2, zara
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#31 Unread post by VermilionX » Fri Jun 09, 2006 8:34 pm

zarakand wrote: I was wondering if I was the only one. When Ilearned to drive a manual car, I was told 1st gear is only to get you rolling, once your in motion switch to second. It's stuck with me on the bike as well.
i was told that too and i did it for a while.

i still do it though if im just driving in a mellow pace.

i don't always follow the same pattern on shifting. sometimes i shift earlier, sometimes i shift late. it just depends on the road condition.
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#32 Unread post by VermilionX » Sat Jun 10, 2006 11:09 pm

6/10/06

went riding w/ fellow TMW member, dirtytoes, today.

he took me around the topanga canyon area.

the road was great but we got slowed down by traffic at several points. i got to practice when to pass on one way roads.

there's 2 or 3 hairpin turns that isn't very tight so it was very fun for a newbie like me.

i'll defnitely go back there on a non-busy weekday so that there'll be less vehicles.
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#33 Unread post by CNF2002 » Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:47 pm

We need more details! :lol:

How many miles on the new girl??
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#34 Unread post by VermilionX » Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:00 pm

CNF2002 wrote:We need more details! :lol:

How many miles on the new girl??
400 something.

also, i added some personal touches to her... i posted it on the total moto forum.
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#35 Unread post by CNF2002 » Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:01 pm

I want to hear from dirtytoes!

And I hope you are getting over your fear of having the bike stolen V...and not limiting your riding like your originally said you would.
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#36 Unread post by VermilionX » Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:12 pm

CNF2002 wrote:I want to hear from dirtytoes!

And I hope you are getting over your fear of having the bike stolen V...and not limiting your riding like your originally said you would.
no, not really. im still paranoid to leave her alone.

parking at work is not so bad since im parking near the door and there's surveillance cams for the parking lot.

but for others and running errands... i'll just use my car.

and i was always following dirty so the only thing he can tell you is that he's faster than me.
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#37 Unread post by VermilionX » Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:50 pm

6/12/06

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added some personalization to her...

my Suzuki VX 750RR. 8)

VX is for my username VermilionX.

Aya was the name of my previous 1000. so she's Aya mkII.

天 【てん】 "Ten" (n) heaven; sky. i feel like im in heaven soaring the sky when im w/ her.

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#38 Unread post by zarakand » Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:21 pm

looks very nice, how much did all that cost you?
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#39 Unread post by VermilionX » Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:25 pm

$50 for the all custom decals.

free installation bec my mechanic is DA BOMB! :D

mind you, it took him around 30mins of labor to do it. im a regular so he didn't charge me for this job.
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#40 Unread post by roscowgo » Tue Jun 13, 2006 3:17 pm

Nice lookin ride V, grats on going back down to two wheels again :D


I didnt notice the mammoth exhaust on the 1k, until i saw the 750 beside it, much smoother looking. that really makes a big difference.

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