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Old 01-18-2013, 09:21 AM   #46
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Dang it, I knew I forgot something!

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Wow!!! It Looks like Twisted Throttle threw up in your garage!
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:52 AM   #47
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Originally Posted by fractalsource View Post

I found out how to make other people understand, how to stare at your bike.
AHH the smell of burnt rubber.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:52 AM   #48
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I park my bike right outside the front glass doors of my office... I really do stare at my bike from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Unless it's raining. Then I wheel it into the office.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:00 PM   #49
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I road mine this week, twice... in Toronto, and yes it was cold..and was too cold when I came home to look at the MC much....
cause then I might feel guilty and have to clean it...(>.<)?
...Ridding means never having to say your sorry...
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:28 PM   #50
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it's worse when you're poly-bike-ual.

Ooh, baby, I'd love to hop on you and ride into the sunset. And you- sweetheart, you, me, and the Dalton Highway.. And you, ya minx- always lifting your ass up in the air at stopsigns...

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Old 01-18-2013, 04:39 PM   #51
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i touch myself every time i walk past my bike . now that its winter . im thinking i should put a dollar on the tank every time i go by
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:49 PM   #52
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[QUOTE=fractalsource;20511386]Staring in the Garage photo inside_zps08706ce9.jpg

Never seen a left handed bike.
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:43 PM   #53
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Originally Posted by soldierguy View Post
I don't go out to just look at it. I'll go out and clean it slowly, or do little things to it (installing or tweaking farkles, etc). But I generally do that when it's too cold to ride or the roads are snowy/icy. When the weather is at or above about 30, I'll generally ride...then when I'm done I'll do the cleaning, tweaking farkles, etc.
This is exactly my story as well! Lately I have been ordering farkles steadily, but I will go out and sit on my bike while I look at stuff on my phone or laptop, just so that it's easier for me to get an idea of what it would look like on the bike. I only had one night of riding my new machine for 3 hours before it snowed and winter ended up staying. I have probably spent 30 hours sitting on it, letting it idle periodically, and just staring at every angle of it and becoming acquainted with the new addition to the family.

I completely agree with the safety aspect of it too though, I have come across a couple of problems that I wouldn't have found if it wasn't for a 3 hour inspection of every inch of machine. I'm glad this thread was started, I was able to show my girlfriend a few posts to prove that I'm not alone in this addiction. Spring is coming guys!!
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:11 PM   #54
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Well I was going out to my shed and looking at it sipping a beer and smoking a cigarette.

But I just quit and it's damn cold so I brought my 2012 KLR 650 into the basement and I'm tearing it apart checking stuff and farkling and generally wasting time.

I do spend a fair amount of time just ogling it thinking of what will be soon.
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:47 PM   #55
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All the time, almost too much.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:56 PM   #56
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Yes, of course on occasion. But....

I spend even more time admiring my Superbabies hibernating in a spare bedroom.

In case you're wondering, I shot this pic for the 'Do Crocs Make Me Look Like A Dumbass?' thread.

And some winters they switch for place of prominence. Warmest regards from way up north, Mark H.

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Old 01-19-2013, 09:59 PM   #57
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Just got inside from doing it now

But it's because I'm in a quandary about wether to upgrade it or upgrade to a new bike.
Relax and enjoy the journey, not just the destination.
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:29 AM   #58
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Yesterday I remembered that it had been 4 years since my F800GS was delivered by Max BMW. And then I just had to go to the garage and I spent a few minutes looking at "Hermann" and siting on him, looking at all the stickers and remembering all the cool places we've been together during those 4 years - 55K miles, 42 states, 6 provinces... I knew I made a good choice because even after all that time I still can't get enough of looking at that bike. I call him my trophy bike, it's the initial year only yellow/black color and with the paniers and all the stickers it does get a lot of attention. On Friday I rode to work and at least 100 drivers turned their heads to check out the bike, although the fact that it was 0F might have helped a little.
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:49 AM   #59
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I bought a non-running ZX9R a few months ago. After a lot of time in the garage I finally have it running awesome! (52 year old guy with a Ninja lol. I'm the envy of every 19 year old on the block.) Every time I walk past it I shout "Ninja!" and give it a karate chop. My kids have started doing it too.
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:04 AM   #60
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Ive done it with most of my vehicles , even work related ones . Im always looking at things I can add or change to improve them . Back when I was a teen I would lay under my 79 chevy 4x4 or 77 ford 150 or 53 ford f100 for hours just looking . Normally an idea will hit me and next thing I know my wallet is slimmer .
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Trailering a bike is like hiring a prostitute just to jerk off in front of her .
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