Madison WI Area Meet & Greets / Gatherings

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by zora, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. zora

    zora the explora

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    How the heck does 6:00pm always turn into 2:00am in a blink of an eye?!

    Sideshow...I'm blaming this one on you.
  2. papalobster

    papalobster With Gusto!

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    That is so weird.

    Wish I lived closer so we could have stayed longer.
  3. falconati

    falconati baller

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    Great seeing everyone again (and meeting lots of new folks)! I wish I sold something every time I came to one :rofl

    Dan - you want that Futura? :evil
  4. OU812

    OU812 Legend in my own Mind!

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    Thought yo sold it already?:huh
  5. lxmary

    lxmary Dirty Girl

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    Who am I?..... Where have I been?..... :1drink
  6. zora

    zora the explora

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    Mary, you don't really want us to take guesses at those, do ya? :wink:

    Gonna hit up the Crud next weekend?
  7. lxmary

    lxmary Dirty Girl

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    If anyone could figure it out I'd give 'em a hug!:D

    I'll be at the SCR. Not sure if i'll have 2 wheels of 3! Miss ya Doll!:jose
  8. TimCC

    TimCC Been here awhile

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    Looks like I might have a buyer for the Vespa. Now I need to see if I can let go of it emotionally.:cry

    At least I'll have the dirt bike to keep me company while I'm saving for the next street bike.
  9. OU812

    OU812 Legend in my own Mind!

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    Vespa is your only street bike?
    I thought you had something bigger?
    I mean you're a big Guy right? :lol3
  10. TimCC

    TimCC Been here awhile

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    Yes, you got that right. Big guy on a little bike. :D
    I'm craving something that can run at highway speeds and be a little less cramped. There's about a 45% chance that I end up on a v-strom 650 but I have a craving for the smaller bike from Milwaukee. I need to ride a few more bikes. Probably be 3-4 months before I've saved enough to make a purchase.
  11. oPAULo

    oPAULo jack of all terrain

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    DRZ would fit you well. Get a nice seat and ride it anywhere forever and always. Amen.
  12. Don Coyote

    Don Coyote Long timer

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    Finally got my rotor delivered and took the Dakar to Sharers. Still trying to figure out a rear brake problem, but have had a great all around experience with them. They managed to salvage the mangled front rim and it rolls beautifully again. The shop manager Nathan has taken the time to talk to me helpfully about anything i ask and gave me back the bike with a bunch of little details taken care of. Exactly what i expect from a good mechanic and have been unable to find around Madison or Milwaukee until now.

    BTW they did lose the Triumph connection recently because Triumph has gone hardcore corporate sellout and it would have bankrupted them to do all of the little 'boutique' touches that were demanded to remain a dealer. These are just some dudes doing excellent work on cycles in a big old barn, not many frills there...
  13. Dave in Wi

    Dave in Wi Long timer

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    Now that is good news.
  14. InTheMuck

    InTheMuck So it goes...

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    Great to hear they are still wrenching!
  15. Don Coyote

    Don Coyote Long timer

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    Nathan mentioned that the owner has been in poor healthe lately, and that they might end up selling the current property to Epic if the price is right, but it sounds like they will remain a functional shop for the indefinite future...
  16. OU812

    OU812 Legend in my own Mind!

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    Great to have a good service dealer around.
    Far and few between.
  17. falconati

    falconati baller

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    Nate is the absolute best. :clap
  18. LoJack

    LoJack Long timer

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    B.G., yo!
    Any of you know a good shop to get some custom throttle cables made? I need about 2" more on my g450x so they don't get smashed between the steering damper and a Safari tank I'm installing.

    Thanks!
  19. BENRON

    BENRON Crosscut Certified

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    Joe Stoppleworth near Lomira makes cables. C Squared lives near him and should have his contact info. I lost Joe's card.
  20. LoJack

    LoJack Long timer

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    Thanks Ben, I'll look him up.