Full Throttle Touring - 150 through the Rocket City

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by klaviator, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. Frank smith

    Frank smith R1200GSA, WR250R Supporter

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  2. Frank smith

    Frank smith R1200GSA, WR250R Supporter

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    We were riding side by side and I got this pick of him on his new scooter.

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  3. Hammerdown77

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    Definitely need a basket on the front of that thing. Then you could ride it right up into the grocery store for shopping and no one would even bat an eye.
  4. klaviator

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    It would be nice if someone offered a front rack like you can get for a Vespa.

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    One of the disadvantages of buying a Kymco vs a Vespa is that there will never be as many accessories available. Right now since it's a new model, very little is available for it.
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  5. Hammerdown77

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    If you do put a basket on the front, you absolutely need to have one of these signs attached to it as well.

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  6. klaviator

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    I rode to Cycle Gear today and cut through Redstone Arsenal as a shortcut. While I was on the arsenal I took a detour to get these pics:

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    That Apache looks almost as Bad Ass as my Like.:lol3:lol3

    Same with this Cobra:

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    And for pilots who don't know how to beat the air into submission, something with wings:D

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    For pilots who don't want to leave their office:

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    Less than three weeks and I already rode over 600 miles on the Like. I averaged around 4,000 miles per year on the Super 8 but I'm thinking 5-6,000 per year on the Like, maybe more:ricky
  7. MYUMPH

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  8. 15's Pop

    15's Pop Been here awhile

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    hysterical!
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  9. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer Supporter

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    After a night of thunderstorms and rain followed by a rainy, gloomy and depressing rain we got a break in weather late this afternoon. Since it will be dropping into the 20s tonight and be cold the next couple of days I decided to get out and ride. It had been about 24 hours since my last ride and I was already feeling the affects of PMS. I don't know how you people up north survive:dunno

    That lake is supposed to be a farm field.

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    Over 700 miles on the Like now. I changed the final drive oil when I got home.
  10. jon_l

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    The Like is a good looking scooter.

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  11. klaviator

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    It was in the 20s this morning so I looked around the forum some and found one of the best ride reports I have ever read. It was another Metaljockey classic that I couldn't stop reading once I started. If you are looking for something to read I highly recommend this: https://advrider.com/f/threads/the-wife-the-ex-and-the-kid-do-namibia.517112/

    It warmed up to around 35 in the afternoon so it was time for a ride. After reading about a bunch of really epic off road riding in the ride report I felt like going out and playing in the dirt. It wqsn't exactly epic but it was relaxing to get out and enjoy the sunny weather. Due to all the recent train there was a lot of flooding.

    There is supposed to be a road going beyond the bike.

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    Another flooded road.

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    There is a bluff with a nice view. Normally there is a creek and some fields below. Lots of water today.

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    I have now ridden all but two days this year. Not a bad way to start the year.
  12. ultrasheen

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    We have achieved karmic balance. I've ridden exactly two days this year, yesterday and today.

    Today was much warmer, but it was a shorter ride. I didn't care about the cold yesterday. And it was cold - about 35° F.

    Step-daughter moved back in to the house, and I needed some two-wheel therapy...
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  13. black 8

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    I'm envious... still suffering from PMS and need to get out for the first ride of the year...
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  14. klaviator

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    With the rain today it looks like a third day of not riding this year. To stay in Karmic balance you will need to get out and ride:D
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  15. ultrasheen

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    Rock on!

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  16. klaviator

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    If this rain continues we might have to get together to build one of these:

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    And then we need to gather 2 of each kind of motorcycle:D
  17. klaviator

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    The rain was only a drizzle last night and it was a toasty 45 degrees so I ended riding to work and keeping my non riding days down to 2 for the year:rayof
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  18. ultrasheen

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    Pffft, overachiever...
  19. klaviator

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    I recently read some metaljockey ride reports. I gotta do something to not feel like a total non achiever.
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  20. klaviator

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    Mid 30s and sunny. Another great day to get out and ride:ricky:ricky

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    Wheeler still has a lot of flooding.

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