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Old 04-16-2012, 10:59 PM   #61
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Did you stop by the store again? It must have been Wednesday when I took the 800XC down to Eugene for a Rain/ Gear testing ride. (both bike and Belstaff gear performed flawlessly)
No, I haven't been by. I'm just giving you shit now.

I find the T800 a good bike to test waterproof gear on- every time I ride it in the rain, I wind up with standing water in my jacket pockets.

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Grand Opening the 28th & 29th. I sure hope they get more bike to us before then I am going to run out. Sold another 800XC today.
I'm teaching in Albany that weekend. How late will you be open Saturday?

The guy who's coming out to man the booth has a keen interest in a Tiger Explorer. Just be careful about offering him an extended test ride; he's finished top five in the Iron Butt multiple times, and his idea of "ride to breakfast" differs from most people by a distance of several hundred miles.
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:12 PM   #62
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The guy who's coming out to man the booth has a keen interest in a Tiger Explorer. Just be careful about offering him an extended test ride; he's finished top five in the Iron Butt multiple times, and his idea of "ride to breakfast" differs from most people by a distance of several hundred miles.
Noted. We close at 6pm Saturday... How about a special invitation only pre-Grand Opening party on Friday night? (27th) 6-9 pm.

PM me your e-mail address if you think you can make that and I will have Migon send you an invitation.
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:51 AM   #63
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Gotta love Harley-tards who buy into the corporate marketing scheme thinking they're making a statement or looking like an outlaw.


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I will agree that it's sad and pathetic to actually see in print, but isn't such ego stroking tripe fairly common for most upscale vehicle sales presentation guides?
I would wouldn't be surprised to see exactly the same concepts in BMW sales guides.

Reminds me of when I was seriously considering a VFR, The salesman was seemingly confused by some of my more technical questions, and blurted out "you'd look good on that bike".
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Old 04-17-2012, 05:38 AM   #64
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Is it posing as well if your one and only jacket at all is the armored motorcycle jacket and you wear it every day? No matter if going by car, train or plane? No matter if skiing or walking?
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Old 04-17-2012, 05:52 AM   #65
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what if the ass area is made of a different material?
Velvet would be wonderful!
From what I remember of of New Hope that would be entirely appropriate. A bit light in their loafers, some of them.
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:00 AM   #66
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Is it posing as well if your one and only jacket at all is the armored motorcycle jacket and you wear it every day? No matter if going by car, train or plane? No matter if skiing or walking?
No. Then you are just plain cool like Fonzy. Or European. Which again is just plain cool!
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:50 AM   #67
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I would wouldn't be surprised to see exactly the same concepts in BMW sales guides.
Replace "convenience store" with "Starbucks" and "to get a water" with "to purchase a Latte" and there you go.
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:50 AM   #68
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Is it posing as well if your one and only jacket at all is the armored motorcycle jacket and you wear it every day? No matter if going by car, train or plane? No matter if skiing or walking?
I've worn the RoadCrafter jacket to a concert. (RC pants in one saddlebag, helmet in the other.) It took a long time to get through security at the door- they made me take all the pads out. Then I refused to leave their table until I put them all back in again.
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:02 PM   #69
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I've worn the RoadCrafter jacket to a concert. (RC pants in one saddlebag, helmet in the other.) It took a long time to get through security at the door- they made me take all the pads out. Then I refused to leave their table until I put them all back in again.
A jacket is a jacket. Jackets are fair game, IMO. Now, if you went to a concert in full MX gear (pants and boots, chest protector, etc) then you'd be a poser...
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:32 PM   #70
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I will agree that it's sad and pathetic to actually see in print, but isn't such ego stroking tripe fairly common for most upscale vehicle sales presentation guides?
I would wouldn't be surprised to see exactly the same concepts in BMW sales guides.

Reminds me of when I was seriously considering a VFR, The salesman was seemingly confused by some of my more technical questions, and blurted out "you'd look good on that bike".
Motorcycle riders very seldom purchase based solely on cold analysis. Emotion sells bikes, image, all that stuff, ADV riders are not immune to this...
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:08 PM   #71
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No. Then you are just plain cool like Fonzy. Or European. Which again is just plain cool!
I was thinking weird...Or European.
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:40 PM   #72
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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...
Yabbut, I just bought a KLR.
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Yabbut, I just bought a KLR.


Did you already have all of the farkles?

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Old 04-17-2012, 08:46 PM   #74
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Yabbut, I just bought a KLR.
And as I said, "Emotion sells bikes, image, all that stuff, ADV riders are not immune to this..." You rugged individual you...
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:11 AM   #75
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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.
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