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Old 12-04-2012, 03:16 PM   #376
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I am heading to the IMS show when it comes to Charlotte in February.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:21 PM   #377
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You kind of lost me. What is what called? This thread? I would call it sort of a blog and a ride report combined.
The tag game :)
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:30 PM   #378
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So this coming weekend I will go to the IMShow in Long Beach to see what are the new models for 2013!

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I'll be there as well on both Saturday (with the wife) and Sunday (by myself). Our group is meeting at Rudy's around 8am for breakfast on Saturday. If you're in the area, stop in for breakfast or at least a cup of something and say Hi.

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Old 12-04-2012, 07:33 PM   #379
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The tag game :)
If there is one it would be in Regional Forums. I looked but didn't see one at all in California.

Looks like it is time for you to start one.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:11 PM   #380
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If there is one it would be in Regional Forums. I looked but didn't see one at all in California.

Looks like it is time for you to start one.
Good thinkin. :)
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:19 PM   #381
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I'm in Cali, but about 3 hours south if I stay on 99, behind all the 18 wheelers in the right lane and the tailgaters in the left lane.

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Old 12-05-2012, 09:01 PM   #382
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I'll be there as well on both Saturday (with the wife) and Sunday (by myself). Our group is meeting at Rudy's around 8am for breakfast on Saturday. If you're in the area, stop in for breakfast or at least a cup of something and say Hi.

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HI AMigo!!

I will like to meet you there at the show, we are coming from Ensenada on Saturday (my compadre and me) so 8 am is a no go, we will leave here around 4:30 am but I do not know about the crossing into the US how long that will take, so we are hopping for 10's, were is this Ruby's you talk about? is it IN the conventions center or somewhere near?

I hope to see you there! and I can't wait!! several NEW bikes to try!

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Old 12-05-2012, 09:23 PM   #383
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HI AMigo!!

I will like to meet you there at the show, we are coming from Ensenada on Saturday (my compadre and me) so 8 am is a no go, we will leave here around 4:30 am but I do not know about the crossing into the US how long that will take, so we are hopping for 10's, were is this Ruby's you talk about? is it IN the conventions center or somewhere near?

I hope to see you there! and I can't wait!! several NEW bikes to try!

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Got your PM as well. Rudy's is a restaurant not too far away from the convention center. When you get there, find the Ride for Kids booth and give me call - the number is in the PM - and we'll come join you.

See you Saturday!

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Old 12-08-2012, 03:43 PM   #384
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I sold my Zuma 125 yesterday. I had the opportunity to sell it, and while I lost money, I decided I didn't really need it, it is just a Vino 125 in disguise, and the Vino continues to run like new. I'm counting my pennies up to hopefully get a Suzuki GW250 whenever they finally arrive at dealers, assuming they are comfortable enough for long distance travel. Got to have something freeway legal.
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:52 PM   #385
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I sold my Zuma 125 yesterday. I had the opportunity to sell it, and while I lost money, I decided I didn't really need it, it is just a Vino 125 in disguise, and the Vino continues to run like new. I'm counting my pennies up to hopefully get a Suzuki GW250 whenever they finally arrive at dealers, assuming they are comfortable enough for long distance travel. Got to have something freeway legal.
Keeps us posted on the GW250.Interesting little ride.
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:08 PM   #386
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A pic from a recent ride and the current Upstate South Carolina Tag!
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:29 PM   #387
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I bought my Silverwing about two years ago. Ran great, had a good time with it, but kept jonesing for another motorcycle. I found a BMW R1100R on CL at a good price, went over and looked it and bought it. The SWing went back into a corner in the garage and promptly got ignored. I started riding the R and put the SWing on CL. Had a lousy offer for the SWing on CL, so it just continued to sit there and I rode the BMW...but the more I rode the R, the more I realized that I simply could NOT get comfortable on that bike. My legs would cramp up within 10 miles, I found the seat very uncomfortable and the bend in my knees excessive and the wind buffetting around the original windshield and the replacement I got for it was excessive. I put on footpeg lowering blocks and raised the seat all the way up...no joy. I researched the possibility of a Sargent, Corbin or Russell seat, but ultimately decided that I was not about to sink another $500 in the bike , HOPING that that would solve the problem.

Bottom line? The BMW got sold, the SWing came out of hiding and got a complete going over and I'm really, really glad I didn't sell the SWing. No doubt that the BMW will be a good bike for someone...but not me. I learned the hard way to really value the SWing in particular and maxi-scooters in general.

I guess I'm saying that I've read through this thread from beginning to end and it seems to me that you're having a ball on the Zuma. Not taking anything away from the Versys, but it would be sad to dump the Zuma and find out that you really miss it and wish you hadn't sold it. I'd advise you to keep it, if it's within your financial ability to do it.

Good luck with your decision.
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:45 PM   #388
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Well the Zuma is sitting all alone in a parking lot right now.

I got a set of new tires put on the Suburban today. I got a ride home and was going to go back when the Suburban was done instead of sitting in their waiting room. By the time the car was ready my wife could not drive me back up there to pick up the car because we had company coming over and she was in the middle of making dinner.

So I rode the Zuma up there and left it in the parking lot and took the Suburban home. It is almost 10:00 and the Zuma has been there since around 4:00. I image the place closed at 9:00 so hopefully the Zuma is ok.
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:13 PM   #389
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The Zuma is back home and safely parked in the garage next to the Versys.
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:22 PM   #390
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The Zuma is back home and safely parked in the garage next to the Versys.
That was a close one.I was concerned she maybe gone when you got there.
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