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Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by somecallmetim, Nov 14, 2003.
I dont mind doing editing
Yeah, but would it actually ever get published or would we mind you dehydrated and dead with your computer still rendering the video?
That's why I sold my GoPro years ago. Took a couple videos out riding and realized I was never going to watch them or do anything with them.
Totaled, wouldn't take much with that car!
Totaled means different things to different people.
I bought my lincoln 'totaled' and worse than his escort. Wired the lights in place and kept going, had $700 in it and got 5 years out of it. Girlfriend wrecked it last month and the frame bent pretty bad from the rust. I doubt it would have bent had the car been less rusty.
My van is currently totaled, I didn't even have to fix anything to drive it.
There are deals to be had on wrecked cars, but you have to find them private party.
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Look on the bright side now Indy. You can get that panty dropping corolla all the cool guys are driving now.
ONE more great reason to take the GS....it does NOT have fork seals!...(well, it does, but not for the same reasons most other bikes do!)
PLUS, it has nearly twice the suspension travel.
Excellent???? Careful what you say on ADV site. !!!
Indy, My buddy has an escort GT and has a spare grill. I can talk to him if you're interested.
We scrounged all over looking for a bumper for that thing, ended up picking up a spare grill when we found a GT in a guys front yard with no engine. Didn't have any luck at several junkyards.
And if you're wanting to sell that GT, Post up on here.
You still have a Dodge pickup, and a MC trailer, right? Here's your solution, save space, registration costs, and insurance costs:
Buy a quad cab, 4WD Tacoma or Frontier, replace all three, and still have the 4WD and interior space you would get with an SUV.
Plus, it is a well known fact that chicks dig compact Japanese 4WD trucks. When I had a 2004 Tacoma I was scoring more ayce than Mick Jagger circa 1992. Now that I have a Honda, I can only score with one chick and even she only gives it up like once a week.
Might as well say something about a Miata too.
I bought my Corolla because it has a reputation for being able to have its hood welded shut for 200K.
It is a boring car, and there are tons of them wherever you go, but it is fairly comfortable for roadtrips/commuting, never does poorer than an honest 34MPG, and has a very low cost of ownership.
I'm getting old enough where panty dropping is way down the list of priorities.
That was made throughly tongue in cheek Scott. I considered a miata comment too.
Oddly,one of my non riding friends owns both. As far as boring goes,my ex had a cr-v. Reliable,cheap to own,but boring as hell.
For cheap transport,my Integra needed next to nothing. Not as good in the mpg dept as a rolla,but it was fun enough with a manual as a daily driver.
As far as Indy's want of a Chrysler product,I'll hold my opinion.
I think "boring" is all in the operation.
I have a Strom, one of the most "boring" motorcycles you can own. Ho hum. Having said that, I never go anywhere less than 80 mph and chew up twisty roads like I'm the big bad wolf and they are Little Red Riding Hood's grandmother.
I have a Civic (not even an Si), the essential "boring" commuter car, and I listen to the tires squeal and laugh as Meredith is flung against the passenger door whenever I rip up curvy roads in it. I actually got a mild drift going in it coming off of Red Hill Road - Dover a few days ago, though I imagine the minivan I was passing on the inside of the switchback was less than impressed with it.
I find both those machines to be a lot of fun, and "exciting"; while still offering me the total lack of character I demand from a Japmobile. Character, of course, being defined as breaking down frequently, dripping oil, making all sorts of odors, generating smoke, that sort of thing.
I see a lot of guys who own super sport bikes and drive sports cars that have no fucking idea how to operate them at peak performance. Or, in the motorcycle mantra, it's more fun to ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow.
Sounds like a VStrom. I just can't get excited about it. It is smooth and once I am riding I enjoy the places it will take me. However when I walk out to the garage and look at it I keep thinking about how boring the damn thing is. Maybe it is time to go motard. I dont have the time available anymore to do all day just to get to good gravel. I want to go hooligan for a few hours and go home. This past year was the least I had ridden in the last 5-6 years. hmmm
I refer you to my prior post. Having a "hooligan bike" isn't going to make you ride more, in fact, it may cause you to ride less since a lot of your trips will be in town and not really going anywhere, smaller gas tank, less mileage on the tires and other components before replacement, less luggage accommodations, smaller (or no) passenger accommodations...
I think having a boring machine and riding it a lot is way better than having an exciting machine and riding it just a little. Same thing with guns, come to think of it; since that was the hot topic a few days ago. Shoot your $500 AR a lot, or shoot your $2500 AR infrequently; who is having more fun per dollar and who ultimately is the more proficient shooter?
I ride my connie a hell of a lot more than i ride my KTM SMC. Much cheaper miles and less incentive to ride like a moron. That being said, The KTM makes me giggle every time i get on it. I wouldn't want to get rid of either bike.
It's also kind of hard to get stupid on a busa and live through it as a daily occurrence.
Exactly the reason I sold my built 2000 Ford Lightning. 580+HP/600+ft lbs and high 10-low 11 sec quarter miles are fun, but not very often. Add to it that a regular cab/short bed truck with bucket seats isn't very handy for a Walmart trip with the family. The sound of the truck with long tube headers/minimal exhaust made most people jump though, that was always fun.
I picked up the VStrom after I sold it. It is a bit depressing that the truck was faster than the bike.