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Old 12-19-2012, 08:40 AM   #3991
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To all you west Meechegan FF's and to all you east, south, north, and whatever Meecheganders's, a Big Bah Humbug to you and yours. The temperature was sooo hot today. Got up to a blistering 41 degrees here so I got my '80 XL250s Honda out to day for a short ride. Probably would have been a lot more comfortable if I had proper cloths on. Long sleeve t-shirt, long sleeve flannel shirt, gloves, Carharts, helmet and boots. Got a whole two miles in. You know, a leather jacket would have helped. So, enjoy the Holidays and like I said, a big Bah Humbug to you.
Sorry. I didn't get mine out. I wasn't in the mood at 6:45a when I went to work and when I got out of work at 11p I didn't feel like getting it out, being that I had to leave for work 7 hours after I got home.

It's been pretty salty on the roads up here anyhow.
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:54 PM   #3992
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It's been pretty salty on the roads up here anyhow.
Pretty salty here too...Lots of biker along the coast where I'm at. I've even seen two Pacific Coast. Lots of pirates riding around in their pirate duds. Not much quality riding here unless you like riding back and forth on the island dodging senior citizens. I find the best way to drive down here is to drive like the locals....lay on the horn and go like hell. Rude rules..
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:09 PM   #3993
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I made the sorry mistake of trying on a Shoei helmet today.

My wallet would have been so much happier had I stayed ignorant to what a really good helmet feels like.
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:57 PM   #3994
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I made the sorry mistake of trying on a Shoei helmet today.

My wallet would have been so much happier had I stayed ignorant to what a really good helmet feels like.


Well....if you got a $10 head, then buy a $10 helmet.....,.

You should know the rest of that ad.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:49 PM   #3995
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To all you west Meechegan FF's and to all you east, south, north, and whatever Meecheganders's, a Big Bah Humbug to you and yours. The temperature was sooo hot today. Got up to a blistering 41 degrees here so I got my '80 XL250s Honda out to day for a short ride. Probably would have been a lot more comfortable if I had proper cloths on. Long sleeve t-shirt, long sleeve flannel shirt, gloves, Carharts, helmet and boots. Got a whole two miles in. You know, a leather jacket would have helped. So, enjoy the Holidays and like I said, a big Bah Humbug to you.
Ok, we've got Bob and the drunk guy with his girlfriend riding/crashing. Anyone else??
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:27 AM   #3996
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I made the sorry mistake of trying on a Shoei helmet today.

My wallet would have been so much happier had I stayed ignorant to what a really good helmet feels like.
thats a good one. i have been using fullface shoei helmets for 17 yrs.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:33 AM   #3997
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I made the sorry mistake of trying on a Shoei helmet today.

My wallet would have been so much happier had I stayed ignorant to what a really good helmet feels like.
I'm a cheapskate but when I tried on a Shoei fifteen years ago I was hooked. It felt so much lighter and comfortable than the other lids I tried on. Three Shoei helmets later.......
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:55 PM   #3998
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A nice helmet is worth every penny. People don't realize that until they put some time in one.

I bought an Arai RX-Q...was debating going cheaper but it fit nice and a experienced friend talked me into it. I thanked him later. After a couple long rides I will spend the $ again without a fret. The features and quality make it.
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:53 AM   #3999
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On the topic of quality helmets, anyone want to guess the primary construction material of this fine piece of headgear? Old fart and old goat should get this easily!!

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Old 12-21-2012, 06:23 AM   #4000
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leather and cork? i dont know but it looks really,really old.
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:34 AM   #4001
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Well, just sold my 1963 Ford Falcon Futura last night. Cash plus a vintage bike.Can never have tooo many motorcycles, ya know. So the newest addition to the collection:



1974 Honda CL450 scrambler.
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:55 AM   #4002
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Well, just sold my 1963 Ford Falcon Futura last night. Cash plus a vintage bike.Can never have tooo many motorcycles, ya know. So the newest addition to the collection:



1974 Honda CL450 scrambler.
I love the look of those bikes. Looks nice
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:41 AM   #4003
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thats a nice one.
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:57 AM   #4004
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leather and cork? i dont know but it looks really,really old.
Yup, that would be a leather Helmet, not quite up to Shoie or Arai standards. When my boys found out I played football in the days of leather helmets, their only comment was, "Boy, that sure explains a lot!!"
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:08 AM   #4005
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It's not quite as pretty as it looks in the pic. A lot of that chrome is actually in not very good shape. Haven't yet decided what to do with it. But I do know where a complete package is available to turn it into one of these:




Of course, this time I would make it street-legal.
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