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Old 10-10-2013, 03:23 PM   #13336
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What happened? Did you guys get new bikes with a lot of chrome that can't go out in the rain???

Nah, just bought a used bike that had been babied, maybe a garage queen before I got it.


10 years old, around 18k when I got it. ONLY sign of wear is a boot scuff on the swingarm. Literally. Garage queen.
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Old 10-10-2013, 04:27 PM   #13337
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Yep... got a 2010 with under 5k miles on it...
I put that on the FZ in the 3 months or so I had it...
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Old 10-10-2013, 04:28 PM   #13338
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I had always heard that those Connies kept the rider in a cocoon and you never felt the wind or the rain....
Don't know about the rain yet, but the wind is there. Not much, but it's there.
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:12 PM   #13339
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Normally, we can just outrun the rain. Again, something you three cylinder folks may not be familiar with...
Eh, you're just jealous since you need more displacement and an additional cylinder to get that heavy lump to move

Just for that, I'm gonna go out and buy a potatopotatopotato and me and the other leather clad road pirates are going to ride right past you and intentionally NOT wave at you.
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:16 PM   #13340
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Eh, you're just jealous since you need more displacement and an additional cylinder to get that heavy lump to move

Just for that, I'm gonna go out and buy a potatopotatopotato and me and the other leather clad road pirates are going to ride right past you and intentionally NOT wave at you.
Wait... I think you're misreading the jealousy thing...

And I think the reason they don't wave is that they haven't yet mastered the ability to move a portion of their hand from the bars while in motion.

Just sayin'.
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:29 PM   #13341
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Their left hand is holding the cigarette....or keeping the bars from shaking loose!
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:53 PM   #13342
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All this rain is WB's fault. BHW last time it was yours I love that Connie but they are pretty heavy for me to pick up when I would lay it down. Not to mention all the plastic that would get broke. Another inmate I know bought one right after they came out and road the crap out of it. But he road the crap out of the KLR he had to. They are just such nice bikes I would hate to drop one and it would happen, even if it's in the driveway.


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Old 10-10-2013, 09:17 PM   #13343
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Potatopotatopotatopotato..

I'm just jealous because I want a dirt bike, a sport tourer, and a potatopotatopotato.
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Old 10-11-2013, 02:26 AM   #13344
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I had always heard that those Connies kept the rider in a cocoon and you never felt the wind or the rain....
that is fairly accurate...i experience much the same when riding in the rain on my ST1100 as long as you're moving you're not getting that wet...
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Old 10-11-2013, 02:28 AM   #13345
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Potatopotatopotatopotato..

I'm just jealous because I want a dirt bike, a sport tourer, and a potatopotatopotato.
lately I have been looking at a HD Electra Glide Ultra...they look super comfy for road touring...but they prolly dont handle worth shit
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Old 10-11-2013, 04:39 AM   #13346
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All this rain is WB's fault. BHW last time it was yours I love that Connie but they are pretty heavy for me to pick up when I would lay it down. Not to mention all the plastic that would get broke. Another inmate I know bought one right after they came out and road the crap out of it. But he road the crap out of the KLR he had to. They are just such nice bikes I would hate to drop one and it would happen, even if it's in the driveway.
I've seen a lot of stories where folks are getting 150-200K out of these things with no problems.
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Old 10-11-2013, 04:40 AM   #13347
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Potatopotatopotatopotato..

I'm just jealous because I want a dirt bike, a sport tourer, and a potatopotatopotato.
I'll have a real dirt bike available for sale this weekend. Not one of them fakey license plated things... You could cross one off your list.
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Old 10-11-2013, 03:20 PM   #13348
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Apparently everyone has a garage queen that they can't get dirty/rained on!

I didn't know you all bought Hardleys?
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Old 10-11-2013, 06:39 PM   #13349
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You guys used to get me riled up with your Harley bashing until my anger manager and psychiatrist told me it was Harley envy.
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Old 10-12-2013, 11:05 AM   #13350
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I've seen a lot of stories where folks are getting 150-200K out of these things with no problems.
I wouldn't doubt that a bit as long as the electronics are ok and the things are taken care of. They are PRETTY bikes to for being faster than most touring bikes.


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