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Old 07-12-2008, 06:06 AM   #31
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Old 07-12-2008, 09:53 AM   #32
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Thanks guys! I've said it before, your replies are what keep me motivated to continue!

I think the first night I'll spend in the Jackson, Tennessee area and the second night I'll be in the Madison, Wisconsin area.

Does anyone from those parts know a good place for me to camp?
I got a place for ya to camp, about 100 miles west of Madison, close to I-90
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Old 07-13-2008, 02:39 PM   #33
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ok guys,

Listen, I have some news. It could be good, it could be bad, but there is something I have to tell you.

I don't know how I'm going to do this.........
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Old 07-13-2008, 03:47 PM   #34
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Well, here's my explaination....

As you guys already know, the Nighthawk gave up it's clutch. Well, the story behind that was that it was progressively going out, until I was riding home and a guy on a GSXR750 with a mohawk suction-cupped to his helmet insulted the sensibilities of the Nighthawk when he rode next to me and made a limp wrist motion. My dear gentlemen, and the odd lady here reading, I turned the other cheek to that rude gesture, but the Nighthawk was livid to say the least.

"Lets smoke that sumbitch!" The Nighthawk snarled
"Please, not here, not now!" I pleaded
"I'm not letting some pre-pubescent, pimpled face boy on a ridiculous scooter offend me" was his growled answer
"Please don't kill me" I whimpered.

I don't remember much, except that I closed my eyes for most parts of it. The Nighthawk lunged forward revving his air-cooled heart as hard as he could. The Proactiv poster-child matched the Nighthawk and laughed.

Then in the distance I could see them, the curves. For miles the Nighthawk screamed and yelled and threw a tantrum, which is unlike him as he's normally so laid back and mellow, but he continued and pushed and pushed.

after 10 miles we got to the curves and scraping the pegs on the ground, the Nighthawk started gaining, and gaining, and quickly we were hot on his tail. Then his chance came and the Nighthawk went right underneath and pulled away, for good.

Unfortunately it cost him his clutch, and he picked up a vibration that I attributed to the clutch. Well after the repair, there was still that vibration.

I took him up here to Tallahassee and I had a heart to heart with him.

"I'm tired" he told me
"I understand, but I told everyone we'd go on this trip" I replied
"Why are you vibrating?" I asked
"I'm a motorcycle kid, and I'm not really talking to you anyways" He replied
"Thats right, I sometimes forget" I told him
"Fix me up and then take me on your next trip, but let another young buck take you"
"The aprilia?" I asked
"Naw, that thoroughbred likes to sprint around in circles, besides he's too pretty"
"I feel weird talking to you" I said
"Shut up you fairy, just fix me damnit and take me next time"
"yes sir" I replied


So It just happened that the day before I had sold my F150 to a friend of mine, and I suddenly had a little money.

This is the result:


To say that this bike was well kept would be a gross understatment. The guy I bought it from was a maniacal perfectionist of the highest order. His garage was perfectly organized, his tools were perfectly organized, his lawnmower was even shiny and clean for crying out loud! His lawn was immaculate, and his house was as tidy as could be.

Look at this:


So I introduced the bikes together to see if the ol' warhorse would approve of the new pinch hitter.



Well it turns out the Nighthawk approved, on the grounds that it was green, so therefore it couldn't be all bad.

Nevertheless guys, While this is indeed the adventures of a boy and his Nighthawk, i'm going on a ZRX.

Forgive me.
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Old 07-13-2008, 04:27 PM   #35
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SWEET !! You are gonna love it !! I just saw your post on the Zrx board and thought that name looked familiar. Great bike.
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Old 07-13-2008, 04:56 PM   #36
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rex, droools, nice buy, those things are at the tops in the fun per dollar range.

pookiebear screwed with this post 07-14-2008 at 07:54 PM
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Old 07-13-2008, 05:22 PM   #37
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you're staying true to your style.....unpredictable. i like that!
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Old 07-13-2008, 05:40 PM   #38
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good, I thought I was the only one who talked to bikes

Great Report, let me know when you are passing thru the area(mpls), I've got a really messy garage with lots of tools and a basement you can crash in..
Hmm, didn't kaneman have a bike like this one? Cetme, shutoff the engine very quickly if you do a stop -n dropl
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Old 07-13-2008, 05:48 PM   #39
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That bike looks like it rolled off the line yesterday! Just the bike for a grand adventure.

Let's hit the road!!
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Old 07-13-2008, 06:21 PM   #40
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Very nice! You can fit a 6-pack under the seat, too
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Old 07-13-2008, 06:34 PM   #41
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More Please

Dood, gotta love the ZRX.

I've been wanting one for a while now, but Hon, hasn't come around to the Daddy needs 2 bikes school of thought.

Anyway can't wait for your next installment. Most entertaining.
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Old 07-13-2008, 06:53 PM   #42
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Nevertheless guys, While this is indeed the adventures of a boy and his Nighthawk, i'm going on a ZRX.

Forgive me.
I'm thinking a title change may be in order........

BTW awesome ZRX, find of the century.....
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Old 07-13-2008, 09:00 PM   #43
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I think I may miss the nighthawk. One of my alltime favorites, am partial to OD green too.

Now get on with the ride (and the reports!)

BTW, we will judge the knockers around here
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Old 07-13-2008, 09:23 PM   #44
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I'm in Phoenix...kinda far south, but ifn you two are in the area, wouldn't mind meeting yall, maybe doing a bit of riding...if it's not a complete solo trip. Just moved out here from Daytona
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Old 07-13-2008, 10:04 PM   #45
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Well guys, I'm all packed up and ready to go. Some of you guys have PMed me about giving me a place to crash and thats awesome. I'm not certain about where i'll be, or where i'll stop, but if it means riding an extra hour, or holding off on another hour to stop at any of the places offered, I'm there. I've written down names and numbers and hope to meet some of you guys.

I don't know how often i'll be able to post, if at all. Worst case is I'll write when I get back.
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