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Old 02-20-2013, 05:33 AM   #3481
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Ill agree with you on the cops part. I've done some stupid sh*t around cops and never gotten anything more than a chuckle and a wave.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:55 AM   #3482
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I think we are having a little cabin fever here, boys (girls?)....



Seriously, riding in the winter is definitely not for everyone. The cold is hard for some, and the salt does eat up the equipment. But the advantages are many...

No bugs!
You can wear all the protective gear you want and not get hot!
Police officers feel sorry for you and mostly leave you alone.
No squids to compete with....
Not to mention that in places like up here, the shit is piled up in the middle of each lane so that you have to ride in one tire track on roads like Clinton Rd.. And it turns your bike to shit!
I'm just a cunt who likes his bikes to stay nice looking. Cold is one thing, the roads COVERED in salt & gravel is quite another. Last year I rode now and then, this year between the broken wrist and constant snowfalls up here.............not so much. Actually, not at all! I haven't ridden since December 9 when I broke the wrist, except for up and down the street to hear what the new exhaust on my ZRX 1200 sounded like.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:06 AM   #3483
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+1 on any and all bitching about not riding. Schick, good luck on your trip. I did it on my zx12r a few years ago. I do have a pitiful ride report about my first big excursion. Watch out for the strip clubs down there. They know they are on an island and try to get away with a lot. ..... so I hear.....
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:51 AM   #3484
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Not to mention that in places like up here, the shit is piled up in the middle of each lane so that you have to ride in one tire track on roads like Clinton Rd.. And it turns your bike to shit!
I'm just a cunt who likes his bikes to stay nice looking. Cold is one thing, the roads COVERED in salt & gravel is quite another. Last year I rode now and then, this year between the broken wrist and constant snowfalls up here.............not so much. Actually, not at all! I haven't ridden since December 9 when I broke the wrist, except for up and down the street to hear what the new exhaust on my ZRX 1200 sounded like.
That is it right there. My SV1K engine cases are starting to corrode and chip. I went nine years with no issues, and then after one winter riding season with tagging....it started happening. Now I'l have to repaint them this year.

At some point, I'd like to get something like an old Honda Nighthawk..for commuting and tagging. Nice and cheap...and I would not care about leaving it outside...and its a Honda...will run good for decades with minimal maintainance.



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Old 02-20-2013, 08:54 AM   #3485
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good call doug! I have always liked them. There was one for sale at a shop near me, but the wanted 4k for it!!!
It had something like 2k miles and they considered it a 'collector'
Bullet proof bike though
I supersized it when I got the 'superhawk' to commute on
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:06 AM   #3486
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Yeah, my first bike was a 1985 Honda Nighthawk 450. Dog slow, but a good first bike. Candy apple red. I'd love to find another one....dirt cheap.

LOL..$4K. I would not pay $4000 for a new one..much less an older one. To many other bikes to get first in that used price range.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:11 AM   #3487
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re-read, I am stupid on too much caffiene today. I read honda HAWK first. NT650. I have always been a big fan. But practical bikes are the best, I can always get behind that idea!
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:47 AM   #3488
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Or, maybe I'll win the lottery and get one of these this summer.

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Old 02-21-2013, 12:57 PM   #3489
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Or, maybe I'll win the lottery and get one of these this summer.

Why even put a front wheel on something like that?
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:18 PM   #3490
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Why even put a front wheel on something like that?
Cause even with two wheels, I crash alot.
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:43 AM   #3491
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Spelunking in New York City

Did you know that this was going on UNDER Grand Central Station in NYC?



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Wouldn't that make a great tag, if you could get your bike in there? Simon, you paying attention?
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:45 PM   #3492
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Simon, you paying attention?
Someone has to go get the dirt tag first..
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:56 PM   #3493
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That's just nuking futs.
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:32 AM   #3494
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Thats pretty cool

Wasn't it Ragssplat who did the NY,NJ tunnel tag.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:31 AM   #3495
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Thats pretty cool

Wasn't it Ragssplat who did the NY,NJ tunnel tag.
I've seen that pic...how long did that tag sit for?
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