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Old 05-06-2006, 02:56 PM   #1
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Location: The pink lake less circled
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Picked up my Go!!! 2004

Picked up my stallion Thursday afternoon and rode 230 miles to go back home.
Weather was extremely windy, and I was indeed buffeted and deafened.
BIke is a 2004 G0!!! with 7000 miles on it, aluminum rad grill, akras, complete canisterectomy, Ernie-Twin-PIAA Headlights (55 W), Euro headlight/switch, GPS mount with a garmin 276C, twin powerlets that I had installed thanks to Mario Arter at Letko Cycles in Kansas City.
Bike is a blast to ride, road handling is impressive along with braking (even for someone coming from the rock solid Africa Twin 750) and the reserves of power are awesome.
A tailgater coming too close? shore up the throttle and see him disappear in you rear view mirror.
I dealt with brutal sidewinds by huddling behind the windshield, it worked pretty good as I was able to pass big tractor trailers without any lateral movement.
Stay tuned, I'll post pics.

The blue ones are the best.
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Old 05-06-2006, 07:54 PM   #2
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Location: wellington,New Zealand
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Ride the same thing...04 s

We get wind here . And i've been blown all over the place , trouble was I started getting tense . So as the wind hit my shoulders i started steering the bike even more . When I forced myself to relax and steer more by using my feet , the bike tips but still tracks straight(er)
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Old 05-06-2006, 08:28 PM   #3
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Thumb Where's The Pic????

congrats! on your new aquisition....btw.....where are the pics of you new bike?
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