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Old 04-18-2012, 12:27 AM   #76
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I ride through New Hope a lot, usually up past French Town and back. Definitely lots of posers in that area.

Ditto I usually hit French Town, bust a left and go play around out i the funnies up that way.
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:49 AM   #77
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Did you already have all of the farkles?

It came with a milk crate and PVC tool tube already on it.

Actually it had Happy Trails boxes and a Caribou top box already on it. I'm using it for commuting all over WNC for my sales job. I was ready to buy a new one but this one came in on trade the day I was buying. BLAM! Perfect.

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And as I said, "Emotion sells bikes, image, all that stuff, ADV riders are not immune to this..." You rugged individual you...
See above. It has boxes for my sales stuff, gets good gas mileage, has lots of seat to peg distance for my long legs, rides well on the street, and it was CHEAP! The cheap part was very important. It's a tool, end of story. I'm actually liking it more than I thought I would. It's no dirt bike but it's a great commuter. I just need to get the turbulence and wind noise squared away.

You can tell by one of my previous rides I really care about image.



Brand new XR-R. Two different color wheels, three different bodywork colors and bedliner on the tank and shrouds.
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:49 AM   #78
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It came with a milk crate and PVC tool tube already on it.

Actually it had Happy Trails boxes and a Caribou top box already on it. I'm using it for commuting all over WNC for my sales job. I was ready to buy a new one but this one came in on trade the day I was buying. BLAM! Perfect.



See above. It has boxes for my sales stuff, gets good gas mileage, has lots of seat to peg distance for my long legs, rides well on the street, and it was CHEAP! The cheap part was very important. It's a tool, end of story. I'm actually liking it more than I thought I would. It's no dirt bike but it's a great commuter. I just need to get the turbulence and wind noise squared away.

You can tell by one of my previous rides I really care about image.



Brand new XR-R. Two different color wheels, three different bodywork colors and bedliner on the tank and shrouds.
It's worse than I thought! You're a damn slave to fashion...

BTW, nice bike, both of them...
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:58 AM   #79
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It's worse than I thought! You're a damn slave to fashion...

BTW, nice bike, both of them...
I color coordinate my boxers with my socks.



The KLR, "Black Angus". Not bad really.





Me on the far left. A real Fashionista.

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Old 04-19-2012, 09:46 AM   #80
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Motorcycle riders very seldom purchase based solely on cold analysis. Emotion sells bikes, image, all that stuff, ADV riders are not immune to this...
Not in my case...

I did lots of research before I bought my KLX250S. There were basically 4 options to pick from... Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha. I picked the one that was best-suited for my application, and I bought it. Never even did a test ride, never went to *any* dealerships (except for the Kawi dealer... the day I bought mine). Pure, cold analysis...

Me thinks that dual-sport bikes need to be the exception to your rule...
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:16 AM   #81
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This is pretty funny...I live near New Hope, PA. The town is popular with motorcyclists, all kinds but especially weekend pirates (no criticism, just saying). So I'm walking down the street and this dude in jeans, S-kicker boots, bandana and Harley T-shirt pulls a leather riding jacket out of the trunk of his Toyota Camry, puts it on and heads down the block to Fran's Pub, where the other weekend biker-types hang out. This is better than trailering a bike to bike week!
My friend lives about 10 miles from New Hope and I have been through there several times on my way to his place. That town has to be one of the most flagrant places where people are trying to show off. My dream is to borrow a big smelly dump truck that spews huge clouds of thick black diesel exhaust out the pipes and just bathe the summer crowds in soot while I crawl through the horrible down town traffic (I do know how to avoid that part now).
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:49 AM   #82
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Not in my case...

I did lots of research before I bought my KLX250S. There were basically 4 options to pick from... Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha. I picked the one that was best-suited for my application, and I bought it. Never even did a test ride, never went to *any* dealerships (except for the Kawi dealer... the day I bought mine). Pure, cold analysis...

Me thinks that dual-sport bikes need to be the exception to your rule...
That's only because I've yet to see a dual sport bike pretty enough to give me an emotional reaction
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:28 AM   #83
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That's only because I've yet to see a dual sport bike pretty enough to give me an emotional reaction
Yabbut, the Katooms come pretty close--so does that RXV Priller thing.
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:56 AM   #84
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I always get a kick out of going to the Seattle bike show,

While there is free parking for bikes, most folks come in cages because it is usually raining, or snowing that time of year. It's so funny to watch a bunch of people pile out of a mini van in full pirate costume.

Why do some people need the rest of the world to know they own brand X?
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:52 AM   #85
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I always get a kick out of going to the Seattle bike show,
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While there is free parking for bikes, most folks come in cages because it is usually raining, or snowing that time of year. It's so funny to watch a bunch of people pile out of a mini van in full pirate costume.

Why do some people need the rest of the world to know they own brand X?

If they have to explain it, you wouldn't understand..
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:21 AM   #86
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Cool2 Into the Valley of posing, I shall fear no fashsion Faux pas....

A friend of mine [who happens to own a Harley and ride it] invited me to some event at the local Harley dealer next Wednesday. I think I'm being used though, He said he wanted to double-up for the raffle prizes. This should be interesting, I'll report back latter.......
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:57 PM   #87
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There are douche-bags in every crowd.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:03 PM   #88
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chaps

Shakespeare when he saw a rider in chaps (or assless chaps, I am confused):

"what type or make of man is he who walks with his balls in parentheses?"
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:14 AM   #89
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chaps


assless chaps

EDIT: not the basement -- http://themurkyfringe.com/wp-content...-chaps-man.jpg


any questions?
Yes, why not call them crotchless pants?
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:37 AM   #90
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I rode to the Timonium Bike Show in February a few years ago. It was about 20F and there was some snow from the day befor still about. There were about 6 bikes out front, two HD, two BMW, and two metric cruisers. After degearing and donning a regular lightweight jacket for the show, I went inside.

I saw at least 50 people wearing leather chaps, and at least 200 wearing all the leather and gear they could, looking like they just stepped off their bikes. (NOT all HD, some were in racing leathers.)

Posers? Goofy looking? IMHO yeah!

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