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Old 07-06-2017, 05:05 PM
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Well i'm in it for the long haul I suppose. Left the house at 4:30 this morning back in St George SC picked up the trailer in Dougles GA I had built for the bike, ATV's and lawn mower if it screw's up.
Thing about the bikes , expecially a cruiser. Once you get it and get the opening cost out the way, the things are really dirt cheap to operate unless your trying to out run a rice rocket. LOL
@ 40 mpg, you can log a right good load of miles a day and still not have that much in it.


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Old 07-06-2017, 05:51 PM
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I have walked away from four car wrecks during my lifetime that would have likely been fatal had I been on a bike. One head on, two rear-ended, and one rollover where I took a corner too fast. Other than the rollover, they were not my fault. I don't like those odds.
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Old 07-06-2017, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by FishnDive View Post
Once you get on that bike, you become invisible to cars
Sight is a new feature for cars and that is a good thing.

Papa was always asking why bikes had straight pipes. He hated that.
Sound is also beneficial. B24`s had straight pipes, but that just hurt your eardrums

I was invisible to many cars and drivers.
Now some of those riders are invisible to me.
You see a glint in a mirror and gone.

I may never be old enough for a Harley.
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Old 07-06-2017, 06:38 PM
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You'll wise up as you age, ferment and then finding your azz fits a Harley perfectly.
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Old 07-06-2017, 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by round2it View Post
You'll wise up as you age, ferment and then finding your azz fits a Harley perfectly.
Maybe some day.
I still want 200.

We all know where that goes.
Juice.

Vibrate.
Rinse and repeat.
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Old 07-06-2017, 08:20 PM
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200???? More power to you literally, lol. Won't ever find that on a normal Harley that's for sure.

About 125 range is my fastest ever on a bike and that was way to damn fast. Couldn't see nothing but a streak and tears steaming back about quarter mile or so.

Rock on..
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Old 07-06-2017, 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by round2it View Post
200???? More power to you literally, lol. Won't ever find that on a normal Harley that's for sure.

About 125 range is my fastest ever on a bike and that was way to damn fast. Couldn't see nothing but a streak and tears steaming back about quarter mile or so.

Rock on..
I was a menace to the road.
Many lives could have ended sadly.

I would like to see the salt flats.
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Old 07-07-2017, 12:17 PM
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I've noticed a lot of the poster's usernames are motorcycle related, as is mine "outobie" is the phonetic spelling of the Japanese word for Motorcycle
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Old 07-07-2017, 01:03 PM
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Just took a 200 mile ride with pops down here in the SC Lowcountry. Through Francis Marion national Forest, hit some fire roads on the adventure bikes, had some skrimps on the water in Georgetown.

Pretty awesome, albeit hot. I'll take that over a cage SUV any day.

Ya gotta live.
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Old 07-07-2017, 04:04 PM
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Nice ride. I used to hunt deer in Francis Marion NF. Not too far from Monck's Corner.
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Old 07-07-2017, 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Vitamin_Sea View Post
I have walked away from four car wrecks during my lifetime that would have likely been fatal had I been on a bike. One head on, two rear-ended, and one rollover where I took a corner too fast. Other than the rollover, they were not my fault. I don't like those odds.
Dying is easy. It's surviving that can be a bitch.
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Old 07-08-2017, 02:46 AM
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Originally Posted by NCSUboater View Post
Just took a 200 mile ride with pops down here in the SC Lowcountry. Through Francis Marion national Forest, hit some fire roads on the adventure bikes, had some skrimps on the water in Georgetown.

Pretty awesome, albeit hot. I'll take that over a cage SUV any day.

Ya gotta live.
Bingo.
Well getting the guy that is doing all the custom work to my bike in gear was not the easiest thing in the world but when he said he was finished all but one part of it, and I told him to keep it till thats done amazing how fast someone can complete it when they want their money.

Suppose to pick the bike up this evening completed all but wiring up the things inside the Bat Wing which I wanted to do, and first ride tomorrow with the V twin group club I want to get in so its a exciting weekend, for me. First ride , on the bike period. . Bought it , nothing is ever like I want it to be bike has been in two shops since the day it became mine. Three months. Have a date that was suppose to come over last night she had car trouble or so she said , renting a car to get here today or again,, > so she says, she mentioned riding Sunday was not what she thought about the first weekend out. I reminded her it was her car not mind that didn't make it last night so was her issue as to shorted her own weekend not mine.......

Will know by Sunday night if she is going to make it as a rider or not.

Productive weekend......Love it when a plan comes together. (A TEAM)
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Old 07-09-2017, 02:56 AM
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As to the thread there are guys that do and guys that don't. You'll know if it has a stick, butterfly steering wheel, wings, props , or wheels,,, i'm into it.

Ask any of the older guys once you lose that motivation to get out and do something you go down hill fast.
There are a lot of different angles to a bike some are fantastic some like the safety factor not so great but in the end , anything we do is dangerous once you get up off the couch and if you look at it the right way, thats true.

Been a while since I had the ZL1000 but that was Kawasaki's first try at a low rider which didn't go over well. Hell of a bike just won't a top of the line seller .

Cruisers are to be ridden slow, enjoy, the sport with other folks that are there just to ride.
Sure guys now are slapping turbos on them, Seen one guy has his up to 275 HP makes no since to me but its just my views.

If you can get your lady on it , first thing its about the most romantic thing you will do with her other than taking her out to a candle light dinner, all women that like their guy want to spend time with them, they get to hold onto you all day long. Its up to you not to scare the hell out of them, make it fun for them you gain a partner, and that fun time later that night.
Bikes are woman magnets if the lady is outgoing. If she ain't, well sorry guys there ain't to much you can do to change that. Just look at that ring on her finger and remind yourself, YA,, you did...........

Got her back yesterday longest ride so far 12 miles from the shop to the house, making the first ride with the club today to Greenville back to Washington to the water front then home.
they have to see I can ride to be in their club. Funny i'm having to start at the bottom and show my riding habits so i'll suck it up butter cup and will be worth it meting new friends to have fun with almost any time you want to socialize.

Mountain trips in the fall, sure you can do it with your car but it ain't the same feeling. Have that cabin booked in mid OCT there again guy, some make things happen others not so much. All depends on how outgoing you are.

My vote as to this thread. Get off your butt and stop making excuse's for something along with others that make you move and get you out the house.

Some of the post remind me of old women on here..............


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Old 07-09-2017, 06:53 AM
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Honestly, I didn't read all the comments. I did read a few "no, don't do it". Or stay off of the interstate if you do. All of which is BS to me. 1. Life is short. Be careful but live in the moment. I had a friend that ride a burn and turn from FL to CA. Hot, rain and mostly interstate riding. 3 days after coming home from a 2 week trip, she was killed in a CAR accident. To get your MC endorsement in FL, it is mandatory to take a 16 hour class.

Are MC dangerous? Sure. Is driving a car dangerous? You bet. I wouldn't live my life in fear of an unknown. I'd say absolutely do it, if that is what you want to do. I would also say, as Harley said... act like every car out there is out to get you. If you do that, most likely, you'll be safer that motoring around in a car. Good luck, and ride safe.
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Originally Posted by outobie View Post
I've noticed a lot of the poster's usernames are motorcycle related, as is mine "outobie" is the phonetic spelling of the Japanese word for Motorcycle
I hate to be the one to drop this on you but your tattoo artist lied....

It actually translates to Pork Chop
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Not really: Ōtobai
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Took a break yesterday from working on the property to get a couple hours on the scoot and lunch.... The first photo is leaving Rapid City about 3 miles from home, photo doesn't even come close to doing it justice.... The second is where we had lunch in Pringle, SD pop 112...
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Old 07-09-2017, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by round2it View Post
You'll wise up as you age, ferment and then finding your azz fits a Harley perfectly.
Yes sir, especially the Road Glides. Owned many Harley's and 3 Road Glides. Built for comfort.
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Originally Posted by Hooper View Post
For the absolute first time in my life, I am toying with the idea of getting a motorcycle license. I say this because I have spent the last 20 investigating motorcycle crashes and know that many times, the rider has paid the ultimate price despite doing everything right. At age 45 with a young child I am probably nuts and the Mrs will probably end the idea anyways, but it's probably no more dangerous that getting a pilot's license, which is my life's dream.




Who got a license later in life? Did it turn out to be a good thing or not?
get your license and then look up tonys track days. You can ride tracks at your own pace and learn the right way to ride, then when you go on the street you will have the tools to keep you as safe as one can be on a bike. Im 43 and started doing track days, my wife thought its safer than being on the street since we are all going the same way and no cars!
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My Red Kawasaki is three down from the right.

Great group of guys and gals, we did about 220 miles yesterday, Went out to end in Greenville NC then hit a ice cream shop in Little Washington NC then home.


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To have a woman that Damn Pretty and she loves to ride to,, your one lucky man buddy.
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