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Old 01-16-2013, 03:54 PM   #31
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Only 6 more months of Ice and snow. Here in Idaho. I'll be in the garage in the meantime. Don't worry I will open the door if I let her run.
Yes! Double dog dare Bingo! "A SMASHING TIME" - ALONE IN THE GARAGE WITH THE BIKE!
I believe he is on to something here! The truth. By touching each spoke, taking the time to feel the tension. By lifting the chain, feeling how it bends on each link, then dropping the chain on the sprocket and hearing the sound: "clink." Looking at it sprocket teeth. How are they wearing? - Allowing the clutch and brake levers to snap back. How are those cables? Need some lube? Hearing the sound of the electrical system, click when the ignition key is twisted. etc, - while staring at the bike in the garage, you look for hair line cracks on all the parts. Laying on ones back on the cold floor, feeling finally free in meditation, while studying the patterns of mud and rock scrapes on the bash plate.. Moving the blinkers, with their flashing bulbs in test, to check their sturdiness. The irresistible temptation of checking the oil over and over. Sometimes by screwing the dipstick all the way in. Sometimes not. Sometimes on the sidestand, Sometimes on the center stand. Sometimes cold sometimes hot. Feeling inside the hole for grit, etc! This is the truth. We get deeply acquainted and familiarized with every nuance. We can tell if someone has been touching it, that maybe should not have. Some one has left a mark on its plastics that tells a story. I become a forensic scientist mapping a present past and future. A time less romance. A true bond. What allows me to ride over 100 mph and feel safer.
You read "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance", didn't you? You probably could have written it.



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It is starting to sound a little like a "I need to get laid" thread.
How do you think I get warmed up after sitting in the cold garage?


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Old 01-16-2013, 04:17 PM   #32
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How do you think I get warmed up after sitting in the cold garage?

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Oh, so now it's foreplay. Nevermind.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:17 PM   #33
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My daughter caught me talking to mine as I opened the garage after returnig from a 2 week non riding holday.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:46 PM   #34
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I have to walk past my bikes to open the door to get either them or the car out. They both tend to get a pat on the seat as I walk past. Been known to talk to them too...
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:18 AM   #35
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I am so guilty of this.. I work alone in a shop, where I store my bikes as well. I rotate them through my workspace weekly just for gawking..and dreaming..
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:05 AM   #36
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Easier to bring the bike in the house, than sit out in a cold garage.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:59 PM   #37
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Always thats why my garage has carpet!!

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Old 01-17-2013, 03:28 PM   #38
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I do a lot., my girl thinks I'm a freak, Long story short I'm on my second Wee and well... Time well spent for me.. Am I crazy?
Staring in the Garage photo inside_zps08706ce9.jpg

I found out how to make other people understand, how to stare at your bike.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:31 PM   #39
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Man it looks like I'm not alone after all! I was at work yesterday and found out my new hand guards were in... Got nothing done the rest of the day besides day dreamin about getting home and downin a few drinks next to my bike. Its crazy stupid how much joy I get out of that??
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:32 PM   #40
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I do a lot., my girl thinks I'm a freak, Long story short I'm on my second Wee and well... Time well spent for me.. Am I crazy?
ME ME and i have a KLR,now that's INSANE!!!!!!
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:04 PM   #41
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I have a wee strom so I don't stare very long.
My VStrom is equally unattractive but unlike my wife it's never said, "Not tonight dear."
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:18 PM   #42
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Yep, it's a great getaway to plot new adventures...
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:21 PM   #43
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Yup, I stare at pics of my bike all the time.

The RR here keep me dreamin and yearning to ride.

Keep in mind that from here on out, our days are getting longer each day.
I can't wait til spring hits and my tiger comes out of hibernation.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:39 PM   #44
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Always thats why my garage has carpet!!


Dang it, I knew I forgot something!


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Old 01-18-2013, 09:17 AM   #45
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Hahahahahahah!!!!!! Sweet


I found out how to make other people understand, how to stare at your bike.
Sweeeeet!!!!!
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