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Old 09-07-2009, 04:43 PM   #3511
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Only Mike can answer that. Hellava lotta difference between the tiddler and the BIG Connie.
go ahead bro, buy thet Stelvio, I'll make sure my cell phone is on for a month..........................................
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Old 09-07-2009, 05:13 PM   #3512
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go ahead bro, buy thet Stelvio, I'll make sure my cell phone is on for a month..........................................



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Old 09-07-2009, 05:16 PM   #3513
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Only Mike can answer that. Hellava lotta difference between the tiddler and the BIG Connie.
Yep, I plan on being REAL careful, esp. with slow turns, and not grabbing the front brake too hard (i.e. Jeremy, sorry buddy to bring it up again )

And no offense taken being called a newbie at all. Only 2 years and counting total of riding experience. I'd call that a newbie, at least in my own opinion.

Although it was only 1 day's experience, I'm glad I rented that Goldwing from EagleRiders a little bit ago, 'cause it gave me an appreciation on just how freakin' big/heavy a bike can be..With the $1000.00 deductible in case of an incident, I found myself saying for the first hour "Please don't drop it. Please don't be some oil in the road when I stop at this light. Please don't be any gravel in the road around this turn..etc..etc...
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Old 09-07-2009, 05:17 PM   #3514
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Only Mike can answer that. Hellava lotta difference between the tiddler and the BIG Connie.
Damn looking as the specs the Connie is 300 some pounds heavier. Basically it's equivalent to two Ninjettes.

I bet Mike doesn't skip a beat.
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Old 09-07-2009, 06:02 PM   #3515
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thanks for ringing it up again

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Yep, I plan on being REAL careful, esp. with slow turns, and not grabbing the front brake too hard (i.e. Jeremy, sorry buddy to bring it up again )

And no offense taken being called a newbie at all. Only 2 years and counting total of riding experience. I'd call that a newbie, at least in my own opinion.

Although it was only 1 day's experience, I'm glad I rented that Goldwing from EagleRiders a little bit ago, 'cause it gave me an appreciation on just how freakin' big/heavy a bike can be..With the $1000.00 deductible in case of an incident, I found myself saying for the first hour "Please don't drop it. Please don't be some oil in the road when I stop at this light. Please don't be any gravel in the road around this turn..etc..etc...
I don't think you'll have a problem with it. I'd suggest going over to a large parking lot and running some BRC drills to familiarize yourself with it's low speed characteristics.
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Old 09-07-2009, 06:04 PM   #3516
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And no offense taken being called a newbie at all. Only 2 years and counting total of riding experience. I'd call that a newbie, at least in my own opinion.
How many miles have you put on that ninja over the last 2 years?
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Old 09-07-2009, 06:53 PM   #3517
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I don't think you'll have a problem with it. I'd suggest going over to a large parking lot and running some BRC drills to familiarize yourself with it's low speed characteristics.
Great idea, too bad the durn kids are back at school now. Will have to wait until all the teeny-boppers go home from Freeman one night...



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How many miles have you put on that ninja over the last 2 years?
16K, mostly this past year when I had enough confidence to ride year 'round. I have to say it was quite the experience getting it out of the backyard during the big Jan.(?) snow we had...I will not be doing that with the Connie..
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Old 09-07-2009, 08:11 PM   #3518
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naw, don't press it that far..

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I don't think you'll have a problem with it. I'd suggest going over to a large parking lot and running some BRC drills to familiarize yourself with it's low speed characteristics.
pressing it on a brc course, and trying to get it right before you get the feel of this heavy bitch is just asking for a plastic-purchase...
take it easy, run out rt. 5 a ways, get the feel of it gradually, this is a heavy mofo......not that it isn't agile, just don't put it to the test till you're comfey....which will/should take a while... i'm sure you'll know when it feels right for 'testing"
conni had me skeer'd for a month....but then we figgered it all out...
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Old 09-07-2009, 08:20 PM   #3519
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For those in the know, Murphs got some $$ from me today and it wasn't even the water pump...
It's like being in a grown-up candy store!

"Hi all, I'm Mike, and I'm already a Murph addict. Someone please take my credit card away! On second thought those highway pegs look nice...."
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Old 09-07-2009, 09:07 PM   #3520
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For those in the know, Murphs got some $$ from me today and it wasn't even the water pump...
It's like being in a grown-up candy store!

"Hi all, I'm Mike, and I'm already a Murph addict. Someone please take my credit card away! On second thought those highway pegs look nice...."
Murphs highway pegs rule!
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Old 09-07-2009, 09:12 PM   #3521
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Saw this Sunday at the New Kent Airport:



Almost took a ride, but the guy wanted 3 bills for 20 minutes.

Flying old iron is expensive.

More pics here:

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Old 09-08-2009, 06:14 AM   #3522
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What a $hitty day

to begin a furlough, er ah, Scheduled Summer Shutdown.

Rain just adds to the misery of it all.
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:01 AM   #3523
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to begin a furlough, er ah, Scheduled Summer Shutdown.

Rain just adds to the misery of it all.
hey, the crappiest day when not at work, still beats being AT work....
the $#!++y part is the $0.00 paycheck.

but I guess it could be worse, I dunno how, but I'm sure it could....


drink heavily, I hear they have beer at your favorite store, waiting for you behind cooler door #3.....
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:08 AM   #3524
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For those in the know, Murphs got some $$ from me today and it wasn't even the water pump...
It's like being in a grown-up candy store!

"Hi all, I'm Mike, and I'm already a Murph addict. Someone please take my credit card away! On second thought those highway pegs look nice...."
and for those not familiar with the "cashectomy" defined as surgical removal of all funds....
our best COG benefactor's website:

http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/

I warn you never to go there, (joke) if you do, the card will be smooth, and your bike will gain weight exponentially.....but it's like midget porn, you just caan't stop looking......


scarey part is I (and I believe Guy also) have Gary's private cell # on speed dial of our cell phones....and my credit card number is written on the wall next to his phone in the office.....
waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:40 AM   #3525
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hey, the crappiest day when not at work, still beats being AT work....
the $#!++y part is the $0.00 paycheck.

but I guess it could be worse, I dunno how, but I'm sure it could....


drink heavily, I hear they have beer at your favorite store, waiting for you behind cooler door #3.....
Not yet.

Still have a visit to the Dr. before I inbibe.

Oh yeah, you file unemployment with the VEC?

Just completed it on-line. Pretty painless.
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