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Old 10-23-2013, 08:32 PM   #6121
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Jesse you're hard core man!


I have my cold weather standards set at (with the proper gear):

50 and rainy
40 and sunny
35 and sunny after a long period of being off the bike and currently VERY bundled up
Coldest I rode the Valkyrie to work (18mi trip) was 17deg. A little over half way there, I was thinking they would have to pry me off the bike when I got to work. 25-30deg was one thing, but dam, below 20deg was over the line.
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:39 PM   #6122
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So... you want a car with a motorcycle bolted to the side of it?
Don't forget the thermal imaging or FLIR camera and monitor, so no matter how bad it gets you can still see to ride. Now that would be cool.
Not really, just passing time.
I'll have to take you for a ride in a hack sometime....no mistaking it for a car, especially off-road hacking.

(but you have to be willing to get out and push if needed....)
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:39 PM   #6123
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Don't forget the peter heater.
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You mean a handwarmer?
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:06 AM   #6124
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BTW, that sidecar we found in a barn turns out to be a rather rare factory built 1920's Indian Delivery sidecar.

Chaaaa-CHING
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Old 10-24-2013, 10:33 AM   #6125
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I was hoping you bought that. Looked like big bucks. I'm sure you paid the grieving widow a fair price.
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:04 PM   #6126
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I was hoping you bought that. Looked like big bucks. I'm sure you paid the grieving widow a fair price.
Grieving widow? I bought it out of an old storage barn at a motorcycle dealership!!

They asked me how much I'd give them for it, but I just hemmed and hawed about not knowing what it was or anything else about it, so I let them name the price and when they asked if I would give them $200 for it, with a very straight face and stroking my beard for a minute, I said well, since you can't tell me what it is or how old, I suppose I could go up to $200.

Didn't know for sure what it was, but looking at the construction, I figured late teens to mid-30's and likely for an American bike, either Harley or Indian.

Ted and I had to contain ourselves until we got in the truck to leave.

Don't let Than know what I paid for it....some folks might consider that highway robbery.
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:24 PM   #6127
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Grieving widow? I bought it out of an old storage barn at a motorcycle dealership!!

They asked me how much I'd give them for it, but I just hemmed and hawed about not knowing what it was or anything else about it, so I let them name the price and when they asked if I would give them $200 for it, with a very straight face and stroking my beard for a minute, I said well, since you can't tell me what it is or how old, I suppose I could go up to $200.

Didn't know for sure what it was, but looking at the construction, I figured late teens to mid-30's and likely for an American bike, either Harley or Indian.

Ted and I had to contain ourselves until we got in the truck to leave.

Don't let Than know what I paid for it....some folks might consider that highway robbery.
Your secret is safe with me. I saw a couple of Thans bros on their brand new Concours patrol bikes in San Antonio today. Sweet!
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:43 AM   #6128
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Your secret is safe with me. I saw a couple of Thans bros on their brand new Concours patrol bikes in San Antonio today. Sweet!
Cool! Always nice to see moto cops (well, maybe not for some ) and even cooler when they're not on Harleys.

I wish my department had motorcycles, but in order to ride one I'd have to be a traffic guy. I couldn't imagine just writing tickets for a living.
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Old 10-25-2013, 02:35 PM   #6129
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Cool! Always nice to see moto cops (well, maybe not for some ) and even cooler when they're not on Harleys.

I wish my department had motorcycles, but in order to ride one I'd have to be a traffic guy. I couldn't imagine just writing tickets for a living.
I've seen these guys around before. They always ride side by side which I think is suicidal. I've seen a moto cop cruising the downtown Xways in GR too.
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Old 10-25-2013, 04:25 PM   #6130
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When our race trailer was robbed at Barber, the officers who responded were on 1800 GoldWings!
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:45 PM   #6131
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When our race trailer was robbed at Barber, the officers who responded were on 1800 GoldWings!
LA moto-cops use to ride Pacific Coast. I know, with only 50hp its hard to believe they could catch anyone. I think they liked them because there was lots of storage for beer and donuts.
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:49 PM   #6132
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LA moto-cops use to ride Pacific Coast. I know, with only 50hp its hard to believe they could catch anyone. I think they liked them because there was lots of storage for beer and donuts.
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Old 10-27-2013, 11:17 AM   #6133
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What's worse than a cold rainy riding day in Michigan?............A sunny, warm day without a bike in the Texas hill country.
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Old 10-27-2013, 03:47 PM   #6134
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What's worse than a cold rainy riding day in Michigan?............A sunny, warm day without a bike in the Texas hill country.
Speaking of, when you coming back?
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Old 10-27-2013, 06:10 PM   #6135
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Speaking of, when you coming back?
One more week. Seriously thinking of buying a small dualy and leaving it here in S.A. I might go look at a 05 DRZ tomorrow. There is also a sweet KLX250 SM on Craigslist. I don't know much about Kaws. I assume its a good bike? There is literally zero offroading in this area but miles and miles of hilly twisty bumpy paved roads. And more great roadside eateries than you can shake a stick at. The music scene is also as good as it gets...Willy is playing next week just down the street at Flores Store. Its been sold out for weeks.
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