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#1021

Posted 06 September 2017 - 08:37 PM

I'll try to do that if I can,I just hope any of the local dealerships have a Rebel or something similar (I've been at two recently,but one of them only had Harleys and maybe a few big metric cruisers,while another one only had sports bikes and naked bikes),otherwise I'll have to buy from a private seller.

Btw,cool bike.

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 07:12 PM

ah bikes, my favourite topic, currently own a 2006 zx6r, low mileage but has a few scuffs after the previous owner slid on oil, theres only one colour to have a ninja ;-)

once this is paid off I want a project bike, maybe a hard tail bobber or café racer, but nothng below 600cc, not likely chicken chasers anymore.


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#1023

Posted 09 November 2017 - 01:23 AM

Friend of mine almost died. He really should have, given the circumstances.

He swung by my house a few months ago to wrench on one of his bikes and show off his new tat
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A few weeks ago he was going 130ish, running from the cops, and a car turned in front of him
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There wasn't much left of his bike
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The force was so great he moved that car almost a lane of traffic, flew into and over the car, and across four lanes of traffic and into a light pole. If you look at the kitty litter on the ground (point of impact), then look at the light pole across the street.
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This is the light pole
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He broke a ton of his bones, got brain damage, etc, etc, etc, etc. Somehow he's alive.

Soooo, after a lot of thinking, I've decided to stop riding for some time. Because they are all depreciating assets, I've also decided to sell everything for now. And because I bought my truck specifically to haul my motorcycles, I've sold that, too. Zx10-rr, r6, r1m, and ford raptor.

It feels weird driving a beater, when all you have is a beater now. I used to think it was great. But now that it's all I have, it doesn't have the same quality when I drive it. It kinda sucks. But I haven't any debt anymore, so that's nice.

Will reup on something that aligns with my dreams, so I may be stuck driving a beater for a year or two. We'll see what happens. Next vehicle will be my most ambitious acquisition. I need something that will come as close to the visceral and emotional experience one can get from riding a motorcycle.

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#1024

Posted 26 November 2017 - 04:47 PM

Damn dude...

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 08:03 PM

Yeah.

Miss it badly. Had to reup on a car already.

Dude is doing better. Talking. Walking with a cane now. He slurs a bit and throws emotional outbursts (not like the old him). But he's alive and with us. Crazy good compared to what he's gone though. :/
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#1026

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hey guys (and gals), here's my 1998 Yamaha Virago XV.

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Always loved bikes; big and small, but have to this day postponed buying one. Whether it been the time, money and whatnot, but finally threw all the excuses away this year. Now's the best time - I'm young, I got time, money, energy and all the other good stuff. 

 

Japanese bikes have always been a fascination of mine and it's cool that I finally own one.

I am not a big guy (quite slim actually for an adult), so a smaller Yamaha is the right choice of a ride for me.

 

She's hibernating in a warm garage until Spring at the moment. So yeah, am happy with this choice.

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#1027

Posted 2 weeks ago

Sweet. I predict tons of fun on that bike.

Nice bike.

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#1028

Posted 2 weeks ago

Cheers,trip.

 

You still have the Harley (it was a HD bike you had if I remember correctly)?

 

Any new pictures?


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#1029

Posted 2 weeks ago

Yeah, still on my Harley Wide Glide for now. Getting close to new bike time though. I seem to switch bikes about every 5 years and I've had that WG since 2011 now.

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#1030

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hey guys (and gals), here's my 1998 Yamaha Virago XV.

2vv2fpi.jpg

 

a4rcs8.jpg

 

oqxbtv.jpg

 

Always loved bikes; big and small, but have to this day postponed buying one. Whether it been the time, money and whatnot, but finally threw all the excuses away this year. Now's the best time - I'm young, I got time, money, energy and all the other good stuff. 

 

Japanese bikes have always been a fascination of mine and it's cool that I finally own one.

I am not a big guy (quite slim actually for an adult), so a smaller Yamaha is the right choice of a ride for me.

 

She's hibernating in a warm garage until Spring at the moment. So yeah, am happy with this choice.

Cool Virago.

Ride safe and good luck.


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#1031

Posted 2 weeks ago

Thanks, man. Still quite a lot of snow here,

so I'll have to give it a bit over 2 months wait still,

before I can give it the first rides. Well, it'll be worth the wait.

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#1032

Posted 2 weeks ago

I've recently gotten into bikes, and there are 2 I want at the moment.

Ducati 1098R

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Ducati 1299 Panigale

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#1033

Posted 2 weeks ago Edited by el carlitos, 2 weeks ago.



Hey guys (and gals), here's my 1998 Yamaha Virago XV.

 

oqxbtv.jpg

 

Always loved bikes; big and small, but have to this day postponed buying one. Whether it been the time, money and whatnot, but finally threw all the excuses away this year. Now's the best time - I'm young, I got time, money, energy and all the other good stuff. 

 

Japanese bikes have always been a fascination of mine and it's cool that I finally own one.

I am not a big guy (quite slim actually for an adult), so a smaller Yamaha is the right choice of a ride for me.

 

She's hibernating in a warm garage until Spring at the moment. So yeah, am happy with this choice.

Congratulations to your new bike. Are you going to do some changes on it or keep it like that?

I see a lot of potential just by removing some parts. Here a very nice custom version.

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#1034

Posted 2 weeks ago

Thanks, man. Still quite a lot of snow here,

so I'll have to give it a bit over 2 months wait still,

before I can give it the first rides. Well, it'll be worth the wait.

I know that feel.Just a few days ago we had some snow where I live,and it's probably gonna be too cold for riding for a month or two.I hope the weather gets warm soon,I can't wait to ride my bike again.


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#1035

Posted 2 weeks ago

I love where I live but hate the seasonal riding. There usually is no riding from October through April. And when you get older cold riding is not worth it. I won't ride below 50f anymore. Haha. As a kid nothing stopped me.

The only upside to season riding is every spring feels new. The smell of the gas and oil burning...its just different. I've been riding on the street since 1986...and every spring it feels like my first ride.
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#1036

Posted 2 weeks ago

Any new pictures?

I don't take many bike pictures. People know my bike by the crow...and I had to go a couple of years without a crow. This is from this year after I finally got a new crow.
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And I just like this one because it shows my custome Steal Your Face clutch cover.
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#1037

Posted A week ago

Looking good trip. I like your bandana. Did you lose weight?
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#1038

Posted A week ago Edited by 刀, A week ago.

 



Hey guys (and gals), here's my 1998 Yamaha Virago XV.

 

oqxbtv.jpg

 

Always loved bikes; big and small, but have to this day postponed buying one. Whether it been the time, money and whatnot, but finally threw all the excuses away this year. Now's the best time - I'm young, I got time, money, energy and all the other good stuff. 

 

Japanese bikes have always been a fascination of mine and it's cool that I finally own one.

I am not a big guy (quite slim actually for an adult), so a smaller Yamaha is the right choice of a ride for me.

 

She's hibernating in a warm garage until Spring at the moment. So yeah, am happy with this choice.

Congratulations to your new bike. Are you going to do some changes on it or keep it like that?

I see a lot of potential just by removing some parts. Here a very nice custom version.

l22f60mujo4.png

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you.

To me, personally, all it needs is some puff and polish and it's ready to ride.

I dig the original looks the best, instead of making customs out of them.


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#1039

Posted A week ago

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Thank you.

To me, personally, all it needs is some puff and polish and it's ready to ride.

I dig the original looks the best, instead of making customs out of them.

 

I would recommend putting a pair of leather saddlebags on a bike.They look good on pretty much any cruiser,and they're very practical if you want to take something with you when going for a ride or to commute on a bike (and it seems like your bike already has saddlebag holder installed).

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Posted A week ago

I would recommend putting a pair of leather saddlebags on a bike.They look good on pretty much any cruiser,and they're very practical if you want to take something with you when going for a ride or to commute on a bike (and it seems like your bike already has saddlebag holder installed).

I can't agree more. A necessity if you ask me. I had a 1982 Yamaha XV920(predecessor to the Virago)and it had this cool glove box on that back rack behind the back rest. Loved it. Loved it extra because it locked.

When I was a kid saddle bags were always too expensive for me. I went too many years without.

Thanks to changing times and the internet you can pretty much get nice bags for under/around $100 at leatherup.com

To reiterate - GET SOME SADDLE BAGS. Backpacks on riders of cruiser type bikes looks goofy.


*My XV920 used to eat starter motors. I hope you don't have the same issue.
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