anyone go to the garage and stare at you bike?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by ENDODB4, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. LexLeroy

    LexLeroy Chief Mansplainer

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    My VStrom is equally unattractive but unlike my wife it's never said, "Not tonight dear." :evil
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  2. Reverend12

    Reverend12 Well there it is..

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    Yep, it's a great getaway to plot new adventures...
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  3. mint julep

    mint julep Been here awhile

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    Yup, I stare at pics of my bike all the time.

    The RR here keep me dreamin and yearning to ride.

    Keep in mind that from here on out, our days are getting longer each day.
    I can't wait til spring hits and my tiger comes out of hibernation.:wings
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  4. Big Jon

    Big Jon Been here awhile

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    Dang it, I knew I forgot something!

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  5. ENDODB4

    ENDODB4 b00n

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    Sweeeeet!!!!!
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  6. ENDODB4

    ENDODB4 b00n

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    Wow!!! It Looks like Twisted Throttle threw up in your garage!
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  7. Mnrider2

    Mnrider2 Been here awhile

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    AHH the smell of burnt rubber.
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  8. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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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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  9. Teksah

    Teksah MC Adventuress

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    ..live 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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  10. dwoodward

    dwoodward Long timer

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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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  11. cardoctor1

    cardoctor1 Been here awhile

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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 :rofl:rofl
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  12. cruton

    cruton Adventurer

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  13. KTMSAM

    KTMSAM Been here awhile

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    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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  14. Gonzoso

    Gonzoso Been here awhile

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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.:D
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  15. NONo443

    NONo443 Been here awhile

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    All the time, almost too much.
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  16. AKDuc

    AKDuc Alaska Born Ducatisti

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    Yes, of course on occasion. But....

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

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  17. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    But it's because I'm in a quandary about wether to upgrade it or upgrade to a new bike.
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  18. RRVT

    RRVT Wild and Crazy Guy

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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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  19. Jim Moore

    Jim Moore Long timer

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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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  20. Hawk62cj5

    Hawk62cj5 2 Cheap 4 a KLR

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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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