Hey Road Rash

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by linkweewee, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. Road Rash

    Road Rash Infamous Supporter

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    My cousin let me ride his clapped out (80K+ miles) commuter Blackbird while I was visiting family in Wisconsin.
    While I did "somewhat" take it easy on this unfamiliar bike in an unfamiliar area I was very impressed how this bike handled chasing my 2 cousins through the corners on country roads. One was on his ZX-11 and the one that let me ride his clapped out Blackbird was on his newer low milage Blackbird that he bought when he found out they going to be discontinued because he loved his first one so much.
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  2. linkweewee

    linkweewee tantum quantum

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    Fucking G. He was our friend. Many nights spent at The Pad with him or at his house with his dogs. That’s Blackie in the pic. Fuck.
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  3. cbrxxcess

    cbrxxcess Been here awhile

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    Sorry to break into your thread. But enjoy that Super Blackbird. I loved both of mine I had a 1997 and a 1999. Great fun smooth fast bikes.
  4. FatTirePlease

    FatTirePlease Still rollin'

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    Are you saying something happened to G-Funk?
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  5. tblume

    tblume Always Be Gambling

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    Yeah, look back in August in the Eugene thread, he will be missed.
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  6. peterman

    peterman cop magnet Supporter

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    Wow!,,that's a painful picture,,what a mellow, kind, wonderful man he was.
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  7. FatTirePlease

    FatTirePlease Still rollin'

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    Met him there at Barnacle Bistro ( Gold Beach) and his sig. other ( Saisha?). Both seemed like great people. She played music around the campfire that night. Good Times!
    I'm sure he is missed.
  8. RideAbout

    RideAbout Mentally Retired

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    True dat!

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  9. pHelix

    pHelix Eternal n00b

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    I do remember a specific ride with G early in my adv riding days. @peterman, G, and I followed @oldmonkeybut on a wild ride to the coast one day, I on my KLR. G and I were both new to riding off solid pavement. Early on, G decided to take on a big puddle that the rest of us had ridden around. The result was a thing of beauty... complete loss of momentum and face first into the mud. I think he probably wore a layer of mud all day long, but he never complained. Just grinned. R.I.P. G-man.
  10. linkweewee

    linkweewee tantum quantum

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    You’ve been riding the Bird too fast Al. Here’s the recommended shifting speeds via the owner’s manual:

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  11. peterman

    peterman cop magnet Supporter

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    ^^"Now you funny too"^^
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  12. wibby

    wibby BrotherFromAnotherMother

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    Anyone know how this thing goes back together?? 7E0CA24F-9EE1-4950-A735-BE512E543524.jpeg
  13. peterman

    peterman cop magnet Supporter

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    find the fat fucking drunk who took it apart,,,,,,,,,,, and bribe him with bottles of beer,,maybe "he" will remember!:1drink
  14. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman Back in Black!

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  15. linkweewee

    linkweewee tantum quantum

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    I like cheese and 64 degrees this weekend on an a Oregon morning Spring breeze to take the missile out and hammer on it. Pay attention. :muutt
  16. peterman

    peterman cop magnet Supporter

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    Marc Marquez's PRACTICE! bike has over 220 horsepower.
  17. HellsAlien

    HellsAlien a has-been that never-was Supporter

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    Tached mine out for two upshifts, then ran out of road. Needs a Bakeoven blast without range cows.
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  18. linkweewee

    linkweewee tantum quantum

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    Wow Al that’s a beauty. Nice get as Blume says of mine. Brutally cool bikes.:beer
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  19. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Ride Oregon First Super Supporter

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    Ahh the Bakeoven blast. There is something special about the long straight road way up high, and in the middle of nowhere, ain't there? Brings back very fond memories of the TWO times I was lucky enough to ride Bakeoven with Mortimersickle, on long journeys across Oregon together. Love you, Mort. Miss you, Mort. He posted a video of me riding the curves up out of Maupin somewhere here (of course it was easy for him to keep up with me). I'm gonna see if I can find that vid now....
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  20. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Ride Oregon First Super Supporter

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    PICS.....or it didn't happen!!