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Old 03-16-2013, 11:33 AM   #23221
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Thats good to hear Pete.
I get treated well at Kiley's with what few things I need for my bikes. They're fun to talk to about old times around these parts.


On another note, I was talking to a customer in Mobile yesterday about guns and the subject of blackpowder cap and ball revolvers came up. I told him I'd make a YouTube of me loading and firing my .44 caliber Model 1858 Remington replica. Only loaded it @ 1/2 charge being I was holding the IPhone and trying to hit a freon can. Requires a two hands when shooting @ max load.
Maybe some of yawwl would like a peek and it:

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Old 03-16-2013, 12:55 PM   #23222
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Just a friendly PSA (first glance/experience/kneejerk). I cruised to the new powersports place on the Mary Esther Cutoff this morning (right next to Barracuda Suzuki - used to be a furniture store). A few things about it if you haven't been there yet...

They stock Honda, Yamaha, and CanAm three wheelers along with a bunch of ATVs, jetskis and larger watercraft (I may have left a brand out there). The space is HUGE inside, and stuffed FULL of shiny, new, and various conveyances.

I pulled up on the TA and almost immediately there were 3 dudes from inside all OVER my TA. It was refreshing to visit a shop where the employees actually recognized an old bird like my TA. Compliment, compliment, compliment, ad-nauseum. Wierd being treated like a rock star, but it's pleasant nevertheless.

I went inside and whoa! It's big man. I told the pleasant young dude (who was a bit handicapped - had a very noticable limp drag shuffle) that was sticking near me that if he had one, I'd like anew visor for my street skid lid. After finding out he only had smoked-color ones, he took one off an existing helmet (after I was on my way out of the store). I didn't notice that that dude went into the back and found me a new visor - sort of hell or high waterishly. Now that's a good indication for me. I wasn't hell bent on a new flip up visor, and I thought "no big deal" - but that gimpy cool dude went above and beyond.

Anyway - I am initially impressed. Especially that 3 of the 6 of them (and prolly more) knew how unusual a Transalp appearance can be.

I'd like to learn of your experience (though, as all of you, I dislike stealerships, for the most part, also).
The young handicapped dude is Jonathan. He's a super nice guy too! He used to run the parts counter at Honda/Yamaha Fort Walton. He's the original owner's (Bill and Bud Chambliss') nephew.
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Old 03-16-2013, 01:55 PM   #23223
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Just wondering if you ever tried your 530 on the MX track and how it did?
I have taken the 530 to the track before I got the 250 and virtually blew out my tail light and blinkers from the suspension compressing...but I never did stiffen anything prior to going and of course there were the comments of, "Hey man you have a light and blinkers on there......". Yeah yeah I know, but actually enjoyed it. If you aren't a racer and are a beginner, you probably won't notice a difference until you land in the flat portion of the jump prior to transitioning on the downward backside of the jump and the bike fully compresses Rotorhead takes his 450 to the track and does well, which is basically the same as the 530.
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:16 PM   #23224
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Thats good to hear Pete.
I get treated well at Kiley's with what few things I need for my bikes. They're fun to talk to about old times around these parts.


On another note, I was talking to a customer in Mobile yesterday about guns and the subject of blackpowder cap and ball revolvers came up. I told him I'd make a YouTube of me loading and firing my .44 caliber Model 1858 Remington replica. Only loaded it @ 1/2 charge being I was holding the IPhone and trying to hit a freon can. Requires a two hands when shooting @ max load.
Maybe some of yawwl would like a peek and it:

Need to get mine out and shoot it some.
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:41 PM   #23225
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The young handicapped dude is Jonathan. He's a super nice guy too! He used to run the parts counter at Honda/Yamaha Fort Walton. He's the original owner's (Bill and Bud Chambliss') nephew.

++1 on John, super guy and will always go out of his way to get you what you need. He had a KTM Duke II up until a year or so ago. One of the best parts guys I've ever dealt with.
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Old 03-16-2013, 03:00 PM   #23226
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++1 on John, super guy and will always go out of his way to get you what you need. He had a KTM Duke II up until a year or so ago. One of the best parts guys I've ever dealt with.
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Old 03-16-2013, 03:18 PM   #23227
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Old 03-16-2013, 03:20 PM   #23228
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:26 PM   #23229
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:14 PM   #23230
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From today's ride.





Great day to ride with some great friends! Thanks for hosting us today Barney!
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:59 AM   #23231
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:21 AM   #23232
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Yea, When I saw that picture I imagined the orange riders were glad they weren't riding a KLR and also imagined Barney glad in choosing the KLR to ride where they went.
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:43 AM   #23233
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Week end results

Saturday ride was awesome. A real dual sport exploring kinda thing. Gambling was a bust. Pun intended. Lost big time. We forgot it was St Paddys day and it was crazy.

Oh well. Fun time anyway. I will post vids later.
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:47 AM   #23234
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Did some riding this morning on some sweet ATV trails off of RR211 (Rattlesnake bluff).. Adjusted my rear suspension, static/rider sag.. So much better now.. New rear tire is in the works.. Going with the Michelin S12 XC..
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:00 PM   #23235
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stuff and things

before i posted these items elsewhere i wanted post here first.

i got a chance today to take pics of some gear that i am selling , so if you want to see them just know that the pants and shirts are my size which is 38-40 pants and xl and xxl shirts.
boots three pair sz.12
helmets , several
chest protectors and other misc. gear, goggles several all brands
i even have i pair of wiley glasses with the removeable lenses,
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