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#61 Unread post by AZRider » Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:45 pm

RIDING FAST MOTORCYCLES
"Take this road and then you will get on**** rd. then you can open her up."
Hehehehehe
Im probably not the person to say "open her up" to.Hahaha

:laughing: :laughing:

But thats what the guy at the Yamaha dealership told me.
Ya, I stopped and checked out an FJR.
Its a fricken ROCKET!!
I do have one beoitch about it though. The mirrors go out of adjustment at 110mph. Hey, the guy told me I could open her up :laughing: :laughing:
You all have been warned. :laughing: :laughing:
Well, I shut her down at 130.
What a bike. LOVED the electric shield. You get a nice face full of air just tooling around, but as you increase speed you can raise the shield and you wind up in a nice calm pocket. Beautiful.
Fairly comfortable. And did I say it was fast?
But now for the downside.
Apparently I dont like winding out a bike . I much prefer the lower RPMs of a v twin.

I also checked out a V Strom.
Very nice bike. I was surprised at the amount of wind protection you get. It was a very comfortable ride. I didnt wind it out like I did the FJR, but I did get it up to road speed. It did well. Its also very agile. I felt pretty comfortable in a secure way with it.
Im pretty sure Ill get one. I wish I could keep the big Kawi. Im sure going to miss it.

I gotta run Ill write more in a while
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#62 Unread post by AZRider » Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:02 pm

COULD THIS BE MY NEXT BIKE?
O.K. Ive been doing some research.
Lemme show you something.
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Ya, I think I found my new bike. Its gonna take a month or two. Gotta get my "poo poo" together, but thats what Im gonna try and get. A KTM 990 Adventure.
If I cant swing it Ill prolly get a 1000 V-Strom but Im swingin for the KaTooM.
What do ya think??
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#63 Unread post by Johnj » Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:31 am

I rode one of those last fall along with a 990 SuperDuke and a GT1000. All were very nice and I really loved the SuperDuke.
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#64 Unread post by jstark47 » Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:24 am

AZRider wrote:Ya, I think I found my new bike. Its gonna take a month or two. Gotta get my "poo poo" together, but thats what Im gonna try and get. A KTM 990 Adventure.
If I cant swing it Ill prolly get a 1000 V-Strom but Im swingin for the KaTooM.
What do ya think??
I sat on an Adventure 990 the other day. What do I think? 1) It's tall (and this is coming from a VStrom 1000 owner!), and 2) it's expensive. But hey, if that's what does it for you, go for it! :twisted: Katooms are way cool. The AMA magazine had a write-up on the Adventure a couple of issues ago (February, I think?) You an AMA member?
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#65 Unread post by aw58 » Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:06 pm

Deserting the cruisers?

I may have to as a temporary measure as the VN was knocked over on the weekend (£1200plus damage). Driver owned up.

Loan bike due tomorrow. possible 1250 bandit.

Keep you informed -but miss the VN - hope you don't.

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#66 Unread post by AZRider » Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:31 pm

FTW
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Sometimes things dont go the way you want them to.
Its starting to look like I wont be gettiing a KTM for quite a long time. Apperently I owe too much on my 1600. Fack.
Oh well, maybe some day. On the up side, I might get to have 2 bikes. I might get a used KLR or even a V-Strom. :twisted:
Im starting to think about getting a 650.
It will get mid 50s mpg plus be a little more predictable on dirt.
So, maybe not being able to get the KatooM is a blessing in disguise. Plus, still might be able to score a used enduro or Motard. :naughty: So it still might be all good.

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#67 Unread post by Shorts » Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:03 pm

Hey AZ, when are you wanting to sell your 1600? Just curious. DH was sniffing at a friends 1600 the end of the year we started riding that our friend was selling. When we get back to the States I know he's leaning to getting on a cruiser again. Anyway, just curious is all. Doesn't hurt to drop info.

PS DHs family is in Tucson, so you know we go to AZ :D


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I agree. And it makes me --> :evil:

And for the love of things, you are in AZ, who is a model for us 'non-gold' states in regards to 2A. We all need to keep moving to be where yall are. Instead of this bologna spewed because it makes good clips and wins votes.

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#68 Unread post by AZRider » Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:26 pm

I would sell it now if somebody gave me what I owe.
And they are trying to whittle at us on the 2nd . But they havnt accomplished anything yet. Right now I guess there is an attempt to get numbered ammo.
The problem comes from the authoritative mentality the people have.
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#69 Unread post by Shorts » Thu May 01, 2008 12:03 am

Yeah I read about the serialization of ammo push. That's absolutely ridiculous. Reminds me of here in Japan, although ammo is not serialized, records of who bought what and how much is kept on record. Essentially, JPNs method of prohibited handguns and the rest of their system is based on the control of the people. Which is exactly what Sheeple are pushing for here in the US with the myriad of "gun control laws". More govt in our business is not the way to go.


They all look like the 'barrel shroud' interview:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rGpykAX1fo


Guess more folks need to watch this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfKADcfE ... re=related



So does that mean reloaded ammo will be outlawed or should I invest in a press now?

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#70 Unread post by AZRider » Sun May 04, 2008 9:33 pm

One thing about getting the press now, youll have one no matter what happens. :wink:
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#71 Unread post by AZRider » Sun May 04, 2008 9:42 pm

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#72 Unread post by Wrider » Sun May 04, 2008 10:59 pm

Is this AZRider's new bike???
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#73 Unread post by AZRider » Mon May 05, 2008 1:05 am

No, but this is what AZrider is thinking about putting together :twisted:
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#74 Unread post by AZRider » Fri May 23, 2008 7:23 pm

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I really need to win Lotto :laughing:
If you havnt figured it out by now, I have a real problem.
It seams I want every Motorcycle there is.
But Im poor.
I also owe more on my bike than what its worth.
I also, apperantly, bent over and grabbed my ankles when I bought my bike. I was going through some bad times, and wasnt paying too much attention to what I was doing, and I am royally screwed on my financing. :frusty:
Nobodys fault but my own. Live and learn.
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#75 Unread post by AZRider » Sat May 31, 2008 11:55 pm

PIGS

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There was a chemistry professor in a large college that had some
exchange students in the class. One day while the class was in the
lab, the prof noticed one young man, an exchange student, who kept
rubbing his back and stretching as if his back hurt.

The professor asked the young man what was the matter. The student
told him he had a bullet lodged in his back. He had been shot while
fighting communists in his native country who were trying to overthrow
his country's government and install a new communist regime.

In the midst of his story, he looked at the professor and asked a
strange question. He asked:
"Do you know how to catch wild pigs?" The professor thought it was a
joke and asked for the punch line. The young man said that it was no
joke.

"You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and
putting corn on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to come
everyday to eat the free corn. When they are used to coming every day,
you put a fence down one side of the place where they are used to
coming. When they get used to the fence, they begin to eat the corn
again and you put up another side of the fence. They get used to that
and start to eat again.

You continue until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate
in the last side.. The pigs, which are used to the free corn, start to
come through the gate to eat that free corn again. You then slam the
gate on them and catch the whole herd. Suddenly the wild pigs have
lost their freedom.

They run around and around inside the fence, but they are caught. Soon
they go back to eating the free corn. They are so used to it that they
have forgotten how to forage in the woods for themselves, so they
accept their captivity."

The young man then told the professor that is exactly what he sees
happening in America . The government keeps pushing us toward
Communism/Socialism and keeps spreading the free corn out in the form
of programs such as supplemental income, tax credit for unearned
income, tax cuts, tax exemptions, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies,
payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare, medicine, drugs, etc..
While we continually lose our freedoms, just a little at a time.

One should always remember two truths: There is no such thing as a
free lunch and you can never hire someone to provide a service for you
cheaper than you can do it yourself.

If you see that all of this wonderful government 'help' is a problem
confronting the future of democracy in America , you might want to
send this on to your friends. If you think the free ride is essential
to your way of life, then you will probably ignore this. But God
help you when the gate slams shut!

The only thing I can add to this is a question for you......Which
candidates out there are most anxious to spread around the free corn,
and what might their motives be?

Think about it..

Later
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