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Old 06-10-2010, 05:41 PM   #121
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You meet her at the dealers for a test ride with a nervous smile, anxious inside, you wheel her gently down the road. Not too fast though, the smile instant as you hear the burbling soundtrack coming from her high exhausts.

You hit the highway and the smile widens into a dumb grin which gets wider as the revs get higher. You feel like you've never felt about a motorcycle before, is it love?

You go home kicking your heels together thinking of nothing else, only to ride her again. You meet a second time, this time you make a commitment to her you're going to take her home and treat her right, lavish her with gifts and jewellery.

Bags, new rubber shoes for special occasions, bashplate, crashbars, headlight grill and carbon all to protect her. Automatic oiler to keep the drive chain smooth, HID lights so she can see better in the dark, Akros so she can speak louder, Satnav so she can find her way around better, heated grips to keep the cold at bay and finally a new facet pump to keep her alive.

You take her to exotic places in far away lands, you spend so much time together riding on foreign tarmac, you take pictures of you both together; in mountains, through rivers, along gravel roads, through thick mud. She carries you along, safe and sound loaded with all your belongings and she returns you home in good health.

You service her with care, change her filters, her oils, replace her worn brake pads and lavish her with soap and scrub her clean before polishing her to make her sparkle.

Somebody steals her from you, you hope, you pray, you cry, you lose, you mourn.

Then you go and buy another one without so much as sitting on her, it's not the same, but the affair will grow for sure and you begin the love affair all over again.
That brought tears to my eyes
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:16 PM   #122
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And you think stuff it I will go and buy another bolt rather than trying to find it.

Been there!
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:18 PM   #123
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You meet her at the dealers for a test ride with a nervous smile, anxious inside, you wheel her gently down the road. Not too fast though, the smile instant as you hear the burbling soundtrack coming from her high exhausts.

You hit the highway and the smile widens into a dumb grin which gets wider as the revs get higher. You feel like you've never felt about a motorcycle before, is it love?

You go home kicking your heels together thinking of nothing else, only to ride her again. You meet a second time, this time you make a commitment to her you're going to take her home and treat her right, lavish her with gifts and jewellery.

Bags, new rubber shoes for special occasions, bashplate, crashbars, headlight grill and carbon all to protect her. Automatic oiler to keep the drive chain smooth, HID lights so she can see better in the dark, Akros so she can speak louder, Satnav so she can find her way around better, heated grips to keep the cold at bay and finally a new facet pump to keep her alive.

You take her to exotic places in far away lands, you spend so much time together riding on foreign tarmac, you take pictures of you both together; in mountains, through rivers, along gravel roads, through thick mud. She carries you along, safe and sound loaded with all your belongings and she returns you home in good health.

You service her with care, change her filters, her oils, replace her worn brake pads and lavish her with soap and scrub her clean before polishing her to make her sparkle.

Somebody steals her from you, you hope, you pray, you cry, you lose, you mourn.

Then you go and buy another one without so much as sitting on her, it's not the same, but the affair will grow for sure and you begin the love affair all over again.
that was fuckin beautiful mate
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:46 PM   #124
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You meet her at the dealers for a test ride with a nervous smile, anxious inside, you wheel her gently down the road. Not too fast though, the smile instant as you hear the burbling soundtrack coming from her high exhausts.

You hit the highway and the smile widens into a dumb grin which gets wider as the revs get higher. You feel like you've never felt about a motorcycle before, is it love?

You go home kicking your heels together thinking of nothing else, only to ride her again. You meet a second time, this time you make a commitment to her you're going to take her home and treat her right, lavish her with gifts and jewellery.

Bags, new rubber shoes for special occasions, bashplate, crashbars, headlight grill and carbon all to protect her. Automatic oiler to keep the drive chain smooth, HID lights so she can see better in the dark, Akros so she can speak louder, Satnav so she can find her way around better, heated grips to keep the cold at bay and finally a new facet pump to keep her alive.

You take her to exotic places in far away lands, you spend so much time together riding on foreign tarmac, you take pictures of you both together; in mountains, through rivers, along gravel roads, through thick mud. She carries you along, safe and sound loaded with all your belongings and she returns you home in good health.

You service her with care, change her filters, her oils, replace her worn brake pads and lavish her with soap and scrub her clean before polishing her to make her sparkle.

Somebody steals her from you, you hope, you pray, you cry, you lose, you mourn.

Then you go and buy another one without so much as sitting on her, it's not the same, but the affair will grow for sure and you begin the love affair all over again.
Considering my 950 SE was just stolen from me last weekend, this especially hits home.
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Old 06-11-2010, 04:15 AM   #125
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Considering my 950 SE was just stolen from me last weekend, this especially hits home.
I feel for you dude and I sincerely hope you get her back.

Thanks for the kind comments guys, I never ever thought I'd get so emotional over plastic, nuts & bolts, but I'm sorry to say I did

When you're not riding guys please keep them under lock and key!

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Old 06-11-2010, 08:17 AM   #126
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I park my KTM, "Tiger", right outside my window at work so I can look at it all day long.

In fact that was one of the 'demands' I made when I took the job, I wanted a window so I could look at my bike.

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Old 06-11-2010, 08:33 AM   #127
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Kubota Terra Machine

A year and a half ago I was asked who makes that? I explained it was a project from Kubota tractor. KTM stands for Kubota terra machine. I think one of the three has it figured out. They ride goldwings with lots of lights and are happy. What can you do?
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Old 06-11-2010, 10:17 AM   #128
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I park my KTM, "Tiger", right outside my window at work so I can look at it all day long.

In fact that was one of the 'demands' I made when I took the job, I wanted a window so I could look at my bike.

Q~
Dude you got the fever bad. Glad your enjoying your new bike. I followed your reports and loved that old Adventure that you had.
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Old 06-11-2010, 02:51 PM   #129
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You meet her at the dealers for a test ride with a nervous smile, anxious inside, you wheel her gently down the road. Not too fast though, the smile instant as you hear the burbling soundtrack coming from her high exhausts.

You hit the highway and the smile widens into a dumb grin which gets wider as the revs get higher. You feel like you've never felt about a motorcycle before, is it love?

You go home kicking your heels together thinking of nothing else, only to ride her again. You meet a second time, this time you make a commitment to her you're going to take her home and treat her right, lavish her with gifts and jewellery.

Bags, new rubber shoes for special occasions, bashplate, crashbars, headlight grill and carbon all to protect her. Automatic oiler to keep the drive chain smooth, HID lights so she can see better in the dark, Akros so she can speak louder, Satnav so she can find her way around better, heated grips to keep the cold at bay and finally a new facet pump to keep her alive.

You take her to exotic places in far away lands, you spend so much time together riding on foreign tarmac, you take pictures of you both together; in mountains, through rivers, along gravel roads, through thick mud. She carries you along, safe and sound loaded with all your belongings and she returns you home in good health.

You service her with care, change her filters, her oils, replace her worn brake pads and lavish her with soap and scrub her clean before polishing her to make her sparkle.

Somebody steals her from you, you hope, you pray, you cry, you lose, you mourn.

Then you go and buy another one without so much as sitting on her, it's not the same, but the affair will grow for sure and you begin the love affair all over again.
Dude it's a motorbike!, a Great Motorbike!, but still just a motorbike
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Old 06-11-2010, 03:18 PM   #130
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Dude it's a motorbike!, a Great Motorbike!, but still just a motorbike
BLASPHEMY!

All in favor of voting nvr2late off the island....


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Old 06-11-2010, 03:27 PM   #131
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You know you're a 950 owner when...

You've been on ADV for many years, and since buying a 950 you've change your web browser's homepage to Orange Crush instead of the forum you used to start with

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Old 06-11-2010, 07:48 PM   #132
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You know you're a 950 owner when...

You've been on ADV for many years, and since buying a 950 you've change your web browser's homepage to Orange Crush instead of the forum you used to start with

Ouchy... don't let those Rockies guys hear that.

Glad your here, your photos are incredible and you must have a sense of humor or ya would have been gone by now.
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Old 06-11-2010, 10:05 PM   #133
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I vote nvr2lt off the Island! But if He has beer....Okay He's back on.

Just did some totalls. I bought a junked 06 ADV 950 in April for $2,000. Spent $1,000 fixing to put it back on the road. But spent $2,500 in farkels! I guess I am a 950 owner. The worst part is I need a another $1,500 to get it where I want it.

I got it bad.............
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Old 06-11-2010, 10:18 PM   #134
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When the riding invites from your buddies tripple.....not because your bike is so cool, but because the pics are sooooooo much better.

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Old 06-11-2010, 10:20 PM   #135
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you buy a new home, not because of the great view or good price, but because of the 5 miles of twisty road, then 2 miles of dirt road that you will have to ride every day just to get to it.

Anyone need a soda? Beer? 9 volt battery? Anything as long as I have to go to the store to pick it up.

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