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#41 Unread post by noodlenoggin » Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:58 am

I'm sorry 'bout that. I was tired, and couldn't figure out why that post wasn't in my own blog. I've gone and removed what I can....
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#42 Unread post by AZRider » Sun Sep 16, 2007 5:20 pm

Well, as you have all figured out by now, I wasnt the one who mved across the street :laughing: I wonder how he likes his new place? he hasnt updated in while.
guess I shouldnt talk. :laughing:
THE BIKE
I bought a no loss air pump from HD a couple weeks ago. It is surprising how much better the bike rides with air in the shocks. My wife likes the ride better also. The terrible slow speed handling the bike had is now gone also.
amazing
THE RIDE
Nothing much new. Monsoon season is pretty much over, and the weather seams to be cooling. The new jacket works great. I dont really like protective gear, but Ive had a chance to use this jacket as hot weather wear, and cool weather wear( with the rain/wind liner) and it works well.
THE CHEVELLE
O.k. I washed the Velle and put it on the sell your own lot for a couple days.
I liked the way it looked so well I decided to keep it :laughing:
I ripped the vinyl roof off it to inspect what Ill hve to do to fix it, and Ive got a couple holes. Nothing big, but I have some rust repair to start doing.
SCHOOL
I have started my first labs at school. I have alot of hope for my future as far as a new carrer. So far things are good.
Well thats it for now.
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#43 Unread post by AZRider » Thu Nov 29, 2007 6:30 pm

I'M STILL ALIVE
Yep. Its been awhile, I know, but I haven't had much I wanted to say.
Watching the political dog and pony show going on in preparation ( h?) for next years election. i dont see anyone who would be worth voting for. Maybe Ron Paul? I dont know.
A NEW BIKE
Well, not really new, and not really mine :laughing:
Got my wife a 95 800 Intruder. Shes learning to ride, and doing alright.
THE RIDE
Well last time I checked in I told you how hot it was. Now I am freezing my cajones on the ride to work. It appears I nead to figure out something to wear while going to work. I was looking at a pair of Walls insulated bib overalls. I also need a pair of boots as mine are about wore out.
THE BIKE
Nothing new, and still no new pictures. What can I say?
I changed the oil to 10-40 the other day. Where did I figure my bike used 5 qts? I had to drain out 2.
Between 2, 3 qt bikes I filled a 9 qt. oil..thing..
And that was before I drained the extra 2 out of mine.
Dont ask me.
It did take an aweful long time for the oil to drain out of the Intruder though.
I also could have sworn mine took 5.
Like I said dont ask me.
SCHOOL
I have almost finished my first class. This is kind of a hassle. Working and school. Besides, I think I have a learning disability. I can NOT concentrate whilst reading a text book. :roll:
Ill try and take a couple more classes next year.

Well, thats all I got now, Just want to give a shoutout to all of you.
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#44 Unread post by Wrider » Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:31 am

Cold? Since when did it get cold around here??? :roll:
Gah, you Arizonans! I swear! This is not winter, this is Mid-Late Spring or Early-Mid Fall! Come up with me over Christmas and I'll show you Colorado Winters, that'll teach you to moan! :laughing:
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#45 Unread post by AZRider » Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:01 pm

Wrider wrote:Cold? Since when did it get cold around here??? :roll:
Gah, you Arizonans! I swear! This is not winter, this is Mid-Late Spring or Early-Mid Fall! Come up with me over Christmas and I'll show you Colorado Winters, that'll teach you to moan! :laughing:
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No. :laughing:
I grew up in the cold. Dont want it.
We get a tad cooler up here than down in Phoenix. Youll want to be up here come late june through Sept., but its a chilly ride in the morning when winter is here.
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#46 Unread post by Patrick » Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:57 pm

Cold,I hear Chicago and Colorado are about to get hammered. Man am I glad to be in Texas. Good luck..

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#47 Unread post by AZRider » Sat Feb 23, 2008 3:17 pm

I AM ALIVE
:laughing:
I just dont really have anything to say anymore.
I havnt been riding all that much so far this year either.
I ddont know what the problem is. Some things have been happening for the last year+ and I think its finally taken its toll on me.
I guess I am depressed.

THE BIKE
Well, like I posted above I havnt been riding it much. I do have a new tire coming in for it, as my old rear tire is about wore out.
I am going to give the new Avon Cobra's a try.

Lately I have been thinking about getting rid of the bike.
Everything I want in a bike comes in another brand, that is much more expensive.
So, I have been thinking about getting a Harley.
I dont know. They are an expensive bike. But I might be able to pick up a used one in the near future at a good price. The prices on used bikes is starting to fall a bit.
So I am thinking.
POLITICS
Has this years elections interested anybody as much as it has me?
Ill tell ya what, we have an interesting group of scumbags running for president this year, dont we?
I kind of agree with Obama. I think it is time for a change.
I dont know what has happened to the country I grew up in, but when I look around me, everyone I see seems like a foreigner. And I dont mean from Mexico either. I mean from a different planet.
Where do these people get there intelligence from? What is so hard to understand about Freedom and liberty that they dont get?
Our society seems to have given the idea of authority precedence over the idea of the individual.
We are losing our independence and are moving closer twords being a police state. I dont like it.
Let me paraphrase something a famous man once said.
Those who will give up freedom for security deserve neither, and will get neither
Wake up people.
Thats enough for now.

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#48 Unread post by Wrider » Sat Feb 23, 2008 4:17 pm

Ya don't want a Harley, ya want a Yamaha...
Why? Same motor, lower price! That's right, the new Twin Cam is Yami-designed and built, with Harley tossing it into it's bikes and calling it their own.
So other than that what do you want in a bike?
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#49 Unread post by AZRider » Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:40 pm

Ya, and the EVO was Kawasaki.

Funny, when you hear the die hards talk. :laughing:

But the question is what do I want.

Electraglide or Roadglide

Dont want a wing, or that thing Yamaha has.
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#50 Unread post by Wrider » Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:30 pm

Well then if you're stuck on it, I'd vote Road Glide, more modern styling, and I can't seem to get over that dual-round headlight look of the Electra Glides...
Either way you're gonna have to let me see it when you do get it!
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#51 Unread post by blues2cruise » Sun Feb 24, 2008 2:28 am

AZRider wrote:
Dont want a wing, or that thing Yamaha has.
You mean the Venture? :lol:

Depression makes people feel unmotivated to do anything. So does lack of sunshine.
Maybe when the brighter, longer days are here, you will perk up. :)
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#52 Unread post by AZRider » Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:00 pm

THE BIKE
WELL. My tires still havnt come in. Im well into the wear bar on the back one.Not to mention it is scalloped because some dummy rode it for at least a week half flat, flatter, flatter. :wave:

O.K. tomorrow, Im going to see if I can cancel my order. Ill get to why in a minute.

Last time I posted I mentioned possibly wanting a harley.
Well, I have changed my mind.
Let me show you why.
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Uhuh.
Got it into my head what I want to do is adventure riding.
SO
I decided to get rid of the big Vulcan and get me a 1000 Strom, and get rid of the wifes Intruder and get her a 650 Strom.
The 650 isnt set in stone, because we might get her a dual sport and motard it. But Im definitely getting a Strom. I need something thats good on the street. Remember, my bike is my daily driver, so I need something that performs on the road, but can be taken off pavement to a certain extent.
So, though I dont know for sure WHEN this will happen, thats the plan. As long as I am comfortable on the Strom that is.
I will miss the big vulcan though. I just washed it this weekend, and IMO its a great looking bike. I promise Ill get a good pic of it and post it up before I gt rid of it.
So, there you have it.
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#53 Unread post by AZRider » Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:24 pm

WE ARE LIVING IN INTERESTING TIMES FOR SURE

Truckers strikes

Challenges to the 2nd amendment in the supreme court

The use of the Patriot act to subvert constitutional rights starting to be challenged

Global warming being refuted

And the circus of 08 is definitely in town


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#54 Unread post by AZRider » Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:51 pm

What to do, what to do
My first motorcycle was a 1984 Honda Interceptor.
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So, lately , as you all know, I have been struggling with my idea behind riding.

The big Vulcan is a great ride. but is that what riding is about?

Its heavy, which gives it a good ride.
But it is no fun in the corners.
Shouldnt part of riding be about riding fast?
Isnt that what is fun?
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THAT looks fun.

So, for a fat man to have fun but still be practical. Ride fast and ride to work everyday.
That, I think is the quest.
How best to accomplish this.
Well, There is the V-Strom.
But what about these

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Look you can even get bags for them

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What to do, what to do.
Any ideas?
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#55 Unread post by blues2cruise » Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:46 am

That Yamaha in the picture looks mighty fine. Have you actually sat on any of the bikes to see if they fit you?
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#56 Unread post by mgdavis » Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:55 am

Lots of nice bikes there, but I wouldn't trade my Strom for any of them. I will agree with Blues, that FJR is a fine looking ride.
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#57 Unread post by jstark47 » Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:39 pm

..... by the way, the big 'Strom turns in very VERY easily. It would surprise you how nimble it is. The Feejer is a nice bike and all, but it gives up almost 130 lbs to the DL1000. Even the Viffer is almost 100 lbs more. Just something to keep in mind if you're interested in flinging your ride through turns..... :twisted:
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#58 Unread post by Skier » Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:29 pm

Don't ride a new Tiger with the 1050cc triple. Best engine ever put in a motorcycle, luggage options, great sport-tourer.
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#59 Unread post by jstark47 » Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:25 pm

Skier wrote:Don't ride a new Tiger with the 1050cc triple.
I have specifically avoided doing that, 'cause I know it will make me irrationally dissatisified with my 'Strom, which is a perfectly decent bike that needs 10's of thousands more miles before I even think of trading it in......... :laughing:
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#60 Unread post by dr_bar » Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:54 pm

jstark47 wrote:
Skier wrote:Don't ride a new Tiger with the 1050cc triple.
I have specifically avoided doing that, 'cause I know it will make me irrationally dissatisified with my 'Strom, which is a perfectly decent bike that needs 10's of thousands more miles before I even think of trading it in......... :laughing:

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