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Old 01-24-2013, 06:23 AM   #20131
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I'm thinking about taking off work altogether to explore some areas that look like they might make good dirt riding in north Richmond and then maybe doing some carb work. Anyone else doing bikey things?
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:17 AM   #20132
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UPDATE: There has been a slight change in plans. LOL!
A gentleman recently gave me a deposit to hold the GS for a couple of weeks and then realized that this was not the time for him to have my bike. No problem at all amigo, I love my old girl and I was already missing her! I kindly offered to refund him his deposit. So, here we are again, the bike is here and for sale at $8500 firm. I do, as always, have my eye on something newer, but I am in no rush as I already have ideas of taking her to Labrador this summer!

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Old 01-24-2013, 07:47 AM   #20133
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Not today friendo. It was snowing pretty good when I left the house.

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Old 01-24-2013, 08:03 AM   #20134
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... I am in no rush as I already have ideas of taking her to Labrador this summer!
how about a trans Quebec, trans Lab, trans Newf, trans Maine gravel route, i'd be in for that post black fly season...if i don't head west.
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:33 AM   #20135
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how about a trans Quebec, trans Lab, trans Newf, trans Maine gravel route, i'd be in for that post black fly season...if i don't head west.
Heck yeah! August, September? My only request is to stop by and say hello to a dear friend in NH that I haven't seen in 15 years.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:18 AM   #20136
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Heck yeah! August, September? My only request is to stop by and say hello to a dear friend in NH that I haven't seen in 15 years.
we'd come through NH on the inbound leg, no problem. all the route sections are well documented, with additional inmate assistance available for any specifics. all the gravel should be mostly big bike friendly. several stretches in Quebec and Labrador around 250 miles with no fuel. i've been on some of the route.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:41 AM   #20137
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Skippii, does your Dad also build bikes?
http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/n...567910753.html
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:42 AM   #20138
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I'm sorry it's so cold up there guys...no I'm not...

82 degrees here...
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:51 AM   #20139
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Might be a cool project bike with some knobbies...
http://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/all...iew?auc=837750
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:53 AM   #20140
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And .... the GS is sold.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:52 PM   #20141
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I'm sorry it's so cold up there guys...no I'm not...

82 degrees here...
f.u.t.z
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:02 PM   #20142
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And .... the GS is sold.
That was quick. Do you miss it yet?
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:01 PM   #20143
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That was quick. Do you miss it yet?
Actually, I do. And it's still in the garage. Dude's coming on Sat with the cash. He looks sad in there. I think he misses me already.
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:35 PM   #20144
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Actually, I do. And it's still in the garage. Dude's coming on Sat with the cash. He looks sad in there. I think he misses me already.
I understand completely. I develop a close emotional relationship with my bikes, thru shared memories. My original K100 still sits patiently in my shop, awaiting my desire to go for a ride. I just can't bear to part with my highest mileage bike. BUT, the GS is only 4,000 miles away from becoming the new king and surpassing the K100. Maybe then the emotional ties will be broken. Still, with the lack of value in early K-bikes, maybe I'll continue to keep her. I just can't see parting with her for the piddly amounts that early K-bikes are selling for. It is too bad that BMW made a motorcycle that was so good and so long lived, that their resale value is nothing....

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Old 01-24-2013, 04:27 PM   #20145
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The Connie Is Mine!

Even though we had a WTF moment before it ever hit the garage, the old girl is now chilling out in a 25 degree garage. (Side stand switch --- amazing what a soldering iron and some heat shrink tubing will do).

I know it's not the "Kawasaki Way", but I do need to polish her up. She's been away from a bath and a detail for awhile. And of course, the farkling needs to begin in earnest.

I took a short spin just now. It's quite a different ride from the GS. Or any other bike I've had, for that matter. Really dives left/right on slow speed turns. I'm sure I'll get used to it, but it's not an easy bike to handle when creeping. :-/

Now ... to keep from going back out to the garage and tinkering ... :-)
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