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#121 Unread post by Scoutmedic » Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:44 am

Wow! Scary! Rollover accident by the look of it. Everyone ok?

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#122 Unread post by Wrider » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:17 am

Walked away with sore shoulders, buddy walked away with a bruise on his hip... I think we got darn lucky...
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#123 Unread post by Wrider » Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:08 am

Well as you guys know I rolled my truck, and I have been wanting another bike for years...
So because I live so close to work that I can walk if it snows, I went and bought myself a bike as daily transportation!
Yes I know this is CO, yes I've been called nuts before, and yes it's a bit chilly riding without heated gear and grips, but it's a bike!

Anyway because insurance is still messing with me on the payout, and they took away the rental car, I ended up having to get a loan, but they wouldn't finance anything older than 10 years.

Luckily a buddy of mine happened to be selling his 05 Z750S, and I picked that up today...

Like I said, 05, Z750S, 4K miles (broke 4100 riding it home), immaculate condition, only one tiny paint ding on the paint...

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#124 Unread post by High_Side » Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:28 am

That's gonna bring a tear to the eye of Sunshine 229 as that is just like her old pride and joy when she lived in Canuckistan. Great bike. Nice colour. Congrats.

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#125 Unread post by blues2cruise » Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:30 pm

Yay....congratulations on finally getting a bike. :kicking:

The blue is great. :D
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#126 Unread post by Wrider » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:49 pm

Looks like if I had been driving a 2012 Frontier, I'd still have a truck! Saw this the other day at a friend's place, and laughed my butt off, especially at the warning on the bottom of the screen!

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#127 Unread post by blues2cruise » Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:53 pm

Incredible driving skills. :)
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#128 Unread post by Wrider » Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:26 pm

Went down about a mile from my house last night on my way home. Hit some sand I didn't see in the dark and the front end washed out. Only going about 10 MPH.

Damages:
-Hole in pulse generator cover
-Oil drained
-Scuffed up mirror, front brake lever, turn signal lens
-Bent rear brake lever

Two people were awesome enough to stop and make sure I was ok. Pretty sure both live in my neighborhood, so I need to stop by and thank them for stopping.

Gear doesn't even look like I went down, except that my boots are scuffed clear through the leather and the steel toe now has scuffs on it.
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#129 Unread post by blues2cruise » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:16 pm

Dang! You better get the city to clean the streets.
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#130 Unread post by Wrider » Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:19 pm

Heh, when our city cleans the streets, it means the street sweepers take the dirt from the gutters and redistribute it to the center of the road.
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#131 Unread post by blues2cruise » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:27 am

Wrider wrote:Heh, when our city cleans the streets, it means the street sweepers take the dirt from the gutters and redistribute it to the center of the road.
Well that is no good. We have street sweepers that sweep and vacuum. Some of them rinse, too.
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#132 Unread post by Wrider » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:48 am

They attempt to do that here, but they don't work for crap.
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#133 Unread post by Wrider » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:08 am

Took advantage of an advertising mistake (5K under book, 3K under "supposed to be advertised" price) and ended up with a 2005 Toyota Tundra Double Cab, V8, 4x4, Limited.

The truck has every option for that year except for the TRD suspension and the backup camera. 94K miles. Not sure if the timing belt has been done or not already. Was due at 90K so I'll be working on doing that.

Here's the first pic. I cleaned it and clay barred it after that, then went shooting/4wheeling today and got it nice and muddy again haha.

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#134 Unread post by roscowgo » Tue May 07, 2013 3:16 pm

Heya wrider, glad ya made it through the roll and the sandy road :)

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#135 Unread post by Wrider » Tue May 07, 2013 11:30 pm

Lol thanks!
It's been a long while since I updated this thing... I sold the truck back in November due to the insurance costs being more than the payment on the truck. Bought a Subaru Forester instead. I do have the bike still, and definitely have some fun with that.
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#136 Unread post by Wrider » Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:30 pm

Managed to snap my chain today... The clip on master link failed and decided to throw my chain. Quick 3 seconds of loud clicks, followed by a really loud click and total loss of power in all gears. Shut the bike off immediately in case it broke my cases (it didn't), and coasted inot the nearest parking lot.
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#137 Unread post by Wrider » Fri Nov 07, 2014 1:23 am

Been a while since I posted here...
Let's see... Still have the bike. Didn't put many miles on it this year. An exceptionally rainy year combined with the fact that my commute is pure highway miles, then add in lots of school and the fact that I'm too broke to afford new tires and such means I didn't go on many pleasure rides or commute on the bike much either.

I still work on the blasted things on the side, and enjoy that quite a bit.

I also still have the Forester. It's my Lesbianmobile and the bike is the Slowmobile.

I got a job at the Bass Pro Shops they opened up here last October and still work there. For those curious, I work in the hunting department and sell anything and everything in that department, from binoculars to goose blinds to bows and firearms. I'm a firearms expert there. I definitely need to work on my older gun knowledge, but I hold my own in nearly any conversation about firearms, caliber debates, ballistics, etc.
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#138 Unread post by Hanson » Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:11 am

Ryan,

It has been a long time since you did a bit of scribbling.

When I was a kid I bought a little Honda CB400 for $400. I rode it for about a year and a half and then sold it for .... the same $400 when I could not afford new tires. I can certainly sympathize with the issue of affording moto tires on a limited budget.

That said, I track every penny I have spend on my DL650A and it is costing my a fraction under 12 cents a mile to ride including tires, oil, fuel and maintenance. That is a lot less than it costs me to put a mile on my pickup truck. Unless you are using public transportation for your commute, I would think that you would save money by getting on your motorcycle. Tires are expensive, about 3 to 4 cents a mile, but I save a lot on fuel compared to my truck.

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#139 Unread post by Wrider » Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:14 am

Unfortunately that's not quite true with sportbike tires on a long straight commute. My commute is about 25 miles each way on the highway, so they get squared off really fast. Besides, I drive the Forester, which gets about 25-26 MPG on average, and the bike averages around 40. Not to mention that bike tires are about 110-160 per tire, which is the same as the car, but the car tires last 5-6 times as long as the bike tires. I've done the math for my combination and it works out to spending about 20% less on the car to commute than on the bike.
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#140 Unread post by blues2cruise » Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:38 pm

It sure has been a long time. Welcome back. :D
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