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Old 09-25-2012, 09:41 AM   #16
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Well, mine sucks.

It keeps me from enjoying work, that makes me more money so I can go ride more.
It keeps me from doing work around the house, so the lawn gets a bit long.
It keeps me from my old Honda Shadow, so it's now a hulk of tired old parts with no hope for replacing.
It makes my knees hurt, with all the new skills Jimmy Lewis taught me at this year's KTM Rally.
It keeps me buying new shoes constantly for this expensive mistress....

Yep. It just sucks.
And big trees jump right out in front of it when you least expect it.
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:22 PM   #17
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And big trees jump right out in front of it when you least expect it.
Oh, I expected it...
...I expected it the very the moment I looked up after I half-assed landed that water-bar that I didn't see,
waa-aay, waa-aay off balance,
.....and promptly grabbed a BIG handful of THROTTLE in my feeble attempt to hang onto this big locomotive of a bike.

But, the fact that I got away with this error,
with only a dangly blinker (not actually broken) and a bent Jesse Pannier,....
THIS is truly why I LOVE this beast of a bike.

If it was a GS, Explorer, MultiStrada or a Tenere, I probly woulda had to call my insurance company,...and a tow truck
Good ridin' with ya, and thanks for helping me haul it back onto the road
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:07 PM   #18
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I love mine too. She's sitting next to me while I fix the washing machine. Begging me to take her out for a drink, rough her up and ride her hard.

Sorry baby, maybe later...
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:51 AM   #19
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Ditto!!! Love every minute that we are together which is A LOT as she is basically the only thing that gets me around (sold the cages). We're on holiday now south o' Mehico way...
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:01 AM   #20
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Eek Y'all are sick!!

...and I just joined you, rofl! Just went for the first ride on my new beasty. Good f$^#ing God! I only thought that I had ridden before. I went through a set of corners that I do regularly on my trusty old plated XR600R at about 50-60mph. I felt very comfortable, until I looked down after accelerating out of the last one and realized I was going a bit over 100mph!!! Again...Good f#$%cking God!. I can't wait to get this thing in the dirt, lol. I am hooked for life, and I thank you all here on Orange Crush for helping me make the decision to become one of you sickos.
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:30 AM   #21
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I love my bike as well and my Credit Card Company really loves me!
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:49 PM   #22
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Talking

I get seduced by the exhaust every time I start it. Spent an hour looking for a parking spot in an empty parking garage once!
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:35 PM   #23
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I get seduced by the exhaust every time I start it. Spent an hour looking for a parking spot in an empty parking garage once!
Rofl, I'm gonna have to find me a place to "park" my bike soon...sounds fun.

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Old 10-04-2012, 06:23 AM   #24
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8 years and 60000 kilometers and I still enjoy each ride like the very first - what a bike!
Hell, I caught up with you in three years I must be loving mine more!!..
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:54 AM   #25
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Hell, I caught up with you in three years I must be loving mine more!!..

Crap! I just did the math and I've done 23k KM since April
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:08 PM   #26
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I have never enjoyed riding anything this much. You know when you involuntarily yell out or laugh in your private helmet world that you're in a good place. Hi-tech meets Neanderthal nuts.
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:56 AM   #27
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I love my bike, but, problem: I bring it home, the wife rides it, and she says she loves it, and she wants one now.
Actually not really a problem but I think I'll end up doing twice as much maintenance.
Side bar: a friend loves his goat; nows he's in jail. Weird.
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:16 PM   #28
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I love my bike...

Me too.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:17 AM   #29
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