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#81 Unread post by NorthernPete » Wed May 31, 2006 3:29 pm

Ive been toying with the idea of getting a brand new shiney bike...with warrentee...and no rust.....and parts that dont fall off.....and starts easily.... and runs smoothly....

had a sit on this today....

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Yamaha Vstar Custom 650

Its a bit odd with the whole legs forward bit, but apperently next week end they are having some sort of test ride thing, so I may go have a looksee how it feels....

Tried sitting on the Classic model, but I didnt like the floor boards or the heel toe shifter.....
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#82 Unread post by Scoutmedic » Wed May 31, 2006 3:56 pm

Nice bikes. Definitely do some test riding. I say spend a bit more and get the Suzuki S50. If you dont' mind a trip to Pennsylvania, I know a dealer that has two red ones in stock.... :laughing:

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#83 Unread post by NorthernPete » Thu Jun 01, 2006 11:45 am

Well, I talked it over with the boss (re: wife) and she has pretty much told me that "you really want a new bike dont you? well, all right"

w00t.

So shopping time! Im going to have a look around, but it would appear I am a bit of a Yama-phile, So most likely Im going to be going with a Vstar 650 either the Custom or the Classic (if I can get those floor boards and heel toe shifter off and a new seat) Its kinda funny how most people would be leaning towards the sporty bikes, and here I am a 26 year old male going for a cruiser, whoda thunk it (I like couches better then torture racks I guess) I will have a swing over to the local Honda/Kawasaki dealer, but I was there the other day and didnt really like the looks of the Magnas, although the Vulcan did seems nice, I would have to see if they could get a 650 in stock to have a sit on (I really dont want to go much bigger then that, we dont have any free ways up this way, and its pretty much only 2 lane traffic with a 90 km/hr speed limit, so I'll be able to do fine on the roads with that size a bike)

Unfortunately, there arent any other manufacturer dealers around (theres a Suzuki dealer here, but they dont carry motorcycles for some reason, so I have no way of having a sit down or even see one in person) and I dont feel like buying something I never even get to see.

Now what prompted this from me, Mr. Cheap "O Ring" fix up the POS you own?
I was working on my Maxim yesterday and when trying to remove the carb boots from the engine had almost EVERY SINGLE hex bolt snap off inside the bock! now, I had this problem with the exhaust on my Seca, and with the problems I had trying to get the things drilled out (ended up with a maguyver sorta bolt on exhaust pipe, ill post a pic some time) I just had enough..I want shiney!!! Ill sell the running and not running oldies, and then use the cash on the new hotness.

Oh, and I have to buy the wife a new matress for the spare bedroom in order to get my new bike, compromise eh? (and no, its not cause me or her will be sleeping there :lol: )
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#84 Unread post by Scoutmedic » Thu Jun 01, 2006 2:55 pm

Awesome Pete! Good Luck shopping.

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#85 Unread post by NorthernPete » Sun Jun 04, 2006 6:42 pm

Welllll, not sure if Im going to get a new bike or not now... My 400 is running really well lately, and I have been thinking that if I wait til next year, I'll have my full M class liscence, and the insurance will be better (ie cheaper *L) and I'll have a bit more money put aside for a down payment...

But ya never know...depends how things is.
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#86 Unread post by NorthernPete » Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:23 pm

what is it about old bikes that I like so much? I gotta stop doing this....

will most likely be picking up a 86 YX 600 Radian on the week end, gonna have a look at it and see.

here she is.

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looks pretty good, and a bit speedier...

*edit* Happy Birthday to me... 27 years old... Hey, I can almost see 30.... Im on the downward side of the uphill side to middle age....

heh...
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#87 Unread post by Scoutmedic » Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:41 pm

You are hopeless.... Wife says "buy something new" and you turn around and buy another "fixer upper".... Gonna have to get out of this blog before MY wife sees it....


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#88 Unread post by blues2cruise » Wed Jun 07, 2006 12:12 am

When you go looking at new bikes, take a look at the kawasaki Vulcan 900.


You've already got an old bike........
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#89 Unread post by NorthernPete » Wed Jun 07, 2006 5:59 pm

*chuckles* its not that I wouldnt LIKE a new bike, Im just upgrading a bit until I can afford a new bike....

next summer me thinks. then I sells off the olders and buys the newer!
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#90 Unread post by NorthernPete » Sun Jun 11, 2006 11:38 pm

Well, I aint gonna be buying that bike.....

I went for a trip to Ottawa with the wife to go to my brother in laws college graduation (peramedic) and on the way down I managed to hit a deer with my shiney new SUV :( Luckily it was a small deer, and it went under the vehicle instead of over, and it went under the drivers side tire and out before it got to the back. But the litle bit of damage caused probably sucked up my bike budget (insurance claims suck, a couple hundred bucks outta my pocket is better then jacking up my rates by putting in a claim.)

PLus side - I did get to visit a few motorcycle dealer ships down Ottawa way. I sat on a few bikes. and I think next year when I do buy new, I will go down there. I am torn though. there are two bikes that I nreally really liked the feel of.

Bike one - Ducati Monster, loved the feel of it, and it looked pretty cool. I could see me on it....

Bike two - Buell Lighting, once more, felt great and cool lookin. it was a bit bigger of an engine though. (I was thinking of the City X one)

but thats next years dilema.

Oh, and every one is fine, except the deer...the Police had to shoot it....

and I didnt even get any meat outta the deal...hind quarter was mangled.
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#91 Unread post by VermilionX » Sun Jun 11, 2006 11:44 pm

deers are stupid animals.

sorry to hear that happen to your new SUV.
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Theres a deer in my bumper!

#92 Unread post by NorthernPete » Tue Jun 13, 2006 6:41 am

well, here we go, pic time, might make little kids cry BTW

the damage wasnt bad to the truck, considering I hit a deer.

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the deer on the other hand is now an ex deer....


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I showed that pic to a friend and she said, why is their a chain arounds its neck, was it some ones pet?

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#93 Unread post by dieziege » Tue Jun 13, 2006 7:38 am

There's good eatin' on one of them.

BTW: wash the SUV, buy the bike.
Ride it like you think owning it matters.

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#94 Unread post by NorthernPete » Tue Jun 13, 2006 7:45 am

If I would have had my pick up still, it woulda been in the back.... and Id have alot of sausage.... tenderized the hind quarter good.
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#95 Unread post by Scoutmedic » Tue Jun 13, 2006 9:45 am

Bummer about your SUV. Like you said though, the damage was minimal and, no humans were injured.

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#96 Unread post by NorthernPete » Sun Jun 18, 2006 7:00 pm

I had a whole blog entry all typed, and was about 4 seconds from posting..and the power went out.....

dag yo...

Short version.

Went for a short ride today, 50 klicks...(company over, so couldnt go longer) let the RPMs go up before I was shifting, getting alot better acceleration and speed outta it...w00t

Im hoping to go for a spin tommorrow, if its nice. I'll take some pics even...

Oh, I got sunburned and some heat stroke on the week end.

wheee... but it was a fun week end at the cottage.
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#97 Unread post by Sev » Sun Jun 18, 2006 7:54 pm

BAMBI! NOOOOO
Of course I'm generalizing from a single example here, but everyone does that. At least I do.

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#98 Unread post by KarateChick » Mon Jun 19, 2006 1:42 pm

:sick: :puke:

Sorry Pete - weak stomach :P :laughing:
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#99 Unread post by Z (fka Sweet Tooth) » Mon Jun 19, 2006 1:54 pm

NorthernPete wrote: I showed that pic to a friend and she said, why is their a chain arounds its neck, was it some ones pet?

:laughing:
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Sorry to hear about your car...

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#100 Unread post by CNF2002 » Mon Jun 19, 2006 2:01 pm

Write your blog entry in a Notepad file, saved to the desktop, and copy/paste it when you are ready :)

Is that James Bond's SUV? You hit a deer and I dont see any damage at all!
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