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Old 01-25-2013, 06:43 AM   #76
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I do it everyday. Even better, today is was over 80 degrees and I took it out for a nice ride. Do not hate me because I live in Texas and ride year round. Remember me in August while my bike sits in the garage.
Can we have a bipolar relationship both envying you and hating you in seasonal cycles?
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:22 AM   #77
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Do not hate me because I live in Texas and ride year round. Remember me in August while my bike sits in the garage.
Hate you, I feel bad for you...

Some people ride all year long, no matter where you live..
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:33 AM   #78
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I look at my bike after working on it I also ride year round here in CA.
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:47 AM   #79
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Every night

Seriously...part of my evening ritual is stepping out into the garage and taking a look at my babies before locking up the door and going to bed.
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:15 AM   #80
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Have a shop in the basement of my house (walkout) I'm no different, I check on them all the time. Sometimes I call it safety, in case I may have left something on. Mostly because I just like them. I've been that way since I can remember.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:40 AM   #81
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Every time I walk past it I shout "Ninja!" and give it a karate chop. My kids have started doing it too.
Awesome!!! lol
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:37 PM   #82
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I do it everyday. Even better, today is was over 80 degrees and I took it out for a nice ride. Do not hate me because I live in Texas and ride year round. Remember me in August while my bike sits in the garage.
Yup, ideal riding season in Florida right now. My two-strokes get pistons in August. Its hot as hell in the garage but I'm sure as fuck not doing it when the weather is like this!!
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:34 AM   #83
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Staring in the Garage photo inside_zps08706ce9.jpg

Never seen a left handed bike.

It is a left handed bike.

I flipped the image to avoid some copyright, kook. Good eye!


I started my bike about five times this winter. To let her idle. Watch the temp go up. Once I let it run till the radiator fan turned on.

I never rev it before the cylinders get warm. Even then, I've never reved it much, - to attract attention.
I like to slowly roll on the throttle, to imagine the fuel injectors are intelligently responding to computer commands. I feel a bit like tron.

The guy I bought it from told me that was the number one reason people get engine issues. Leaks and so forth. They rev their bikes before the warm up. I suppose I believe him.

I just wanted to add: I like to listen to my bike, too. While I stare at it.

Sometimes I can listen to it if I want, without even starting it.

For example;
Sometimes I feel the need to go out and move the handle bars on my bike, to see if I can make my Zena Disk alarm go off, with motion or shock.

That way people in my neighborhood know I plan on running to the rescue of my bike, just in case someone tries to touch. - Not just look.
Ya know.
I might even take her for a spin today. Most of the roads are clear. Who cares if my heated gear from Gerbing has been sent back for repairs over two months ago and still hasn't been replaced. I mean. Why would I want heated gear when it is cold? I want that hot jacket when it is the middle of summer.
(I keep telling myself I am not the center of the Universe.) Give em time. Give em time.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:48 AM   #84
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:06 AM   #85
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I stare at mine. I start it, and let it warm up. I turn it back off I clean it. I imagine new parts for it. I think of us, together. Alone. It is a bit alarming how obsessed a guy can get. I have never, ever, regretted the romantic thoughts I share with my bikes. The amount of money I have spent on them. - My friend does it, too. - If your not staring at your bike in your spare time, then maybe you need a different bike.


This was so true of my KTM. A little less so with the current bike, but still valid. Great post, thanks
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:39 AM   #86
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I probably do it a little more than the average guy. One time my bike told me to stop staring at her cylinders and look her in the headlights. Awkward....
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:50 AM   #87
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I think that if you don't stare at your bike in the garage occasionally you bought the wrong bike.

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Old 02-09-2013, 09:06 AM   #88
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I stare at mine. I start it, and let it warm up. I turn it back off I clean it. I imagine new parts for it. I think of us, together. Alone. It is a bit alarming how obsessed a guy can get. I have never, ever, regretted the romantic thoughts I share with my bikes. The amount of money I have spent on them. - My friend does it, too. - If your not staring at your bike in your spare time, then maybe you need a different bike.



OK I'm in the middle of the restaurant having breakfast, read this and spend the next 10 min laughing so hard that tears are pouring down my face and my wife looking at me like I'm nuts. Then she reads it and is like OMG there are more of you. LOL... Dude! Your my kin.. lol

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Old 02-09-2013, 10:26 AM   #89
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I once sold a bike and then realized I had made a terrible mistake.I thought I was being smart by selling it to a friend so I could at least know what became of it.I started showing up unannounced on his doorstep just for a quick peek.His wife became alarmed at my odd behavior and threatened me with a restraining order if I didn't leave.He sold the bike to his brother in Georgia just to piss me off.We no longer speak to each other.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:59 AM   #90
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I think that if you don't stare at your bikr in the garage occasionally you bought the wrong bike.
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