Motorcycles, Post if you got em

Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: SteveZee On: Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:43 am

Thnaks guys. A less agressive tread would be the way to go on the dual sport for sure. I was cruising in update NY one time a few years ago and went over a bridge that was being worked on. It had the road chewed up by the pre paving machine and the bridge itself was just steel see through. Minute I hit that stuff the bike felt like it was on ice! I was freaking! Must have been the tread pattern or something but wow that was a moment my adrenal gland will always remember!
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: JayDude132 On: Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:57 am

Here's a video of my Harley i purchased back in 2008.

http://youtu.be/f-adYG6JaWA

Unfortunately it started to rust out in the rear fender even though it was garage-kept the 2 years i had it since i purchased it new. Harley didnt seem to care at all and were terrible to work with so i got rid of it.

Thats when i got my current bike! It is in the attached photo. The photo is of my 2009 Honda XR650L and my brothers (LDPosse) DR650SE. This photo was taken near the western overlook of the grand canyon of PA.
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:58 am

That's part of the reason I got rid of mine. Finding parts or repair info online was a ROYAL pain in the ass - much like searching for genuine GM parts. At least the Japs make that part easy.

Then there's the $1,000 in special tools you need to do anything to the 88B. :roll: Again, just like GM ...

As a mechanic, I already own thousands in tools .... I don't need to buy $1,000 more for a bike I spent the most money on EVER in my life.

Ok I feel better now. :lol:
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:54 am

NO COMMENT, regarding you youngsters toothy ---1978 1/2 FXWG---not a spot of rust--not bad for 35 yrs ;) It's called preventive maintenance
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:43 pm

Gotta stay out of the salt too. One time a bunch of us took a ride to Mt. Greylock out in North Adams (western MA - highest point in MA ... unless you count our governor's ego ...). Was a chilly day in March, but a nice one nonetheless. When we got out there, the roads were wet .. and it was REAL chilly. Didn't think anything of it until the next afternoon. Pulled the bike out to give it a wash and all my fasteners were RUST! Was sooo pissed. Took hours to get rid of all that. Had I let it sit a few more days I don't think there would've been anything left! :shock:
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: SteveZee On: Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:36 pm

That's a nice ride up Greylock Smitty. I grew up in the shadow of that mountain and have spent allot of time hiking, biking, and snow sleding it back in the day. My Brother lives maybe 2 miles from the entrance road in Lanesboro.
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: SteveZee On: Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:42 pm

JayDude132 wrote:Here's a video of my Harley i purchased back in 2008.

http://youtu.be/f-adYG6JaWA

Unfortunately it started to rust out in the rear fender even though it was garage-kept the 2 years i had it since i purchased it new. Harley didnt seem to care at all and were terrible to work with so i got rid of it.

Thats when i got my current bike! It is in the attached photo. The photo is of my 2009 Honda XR650L and my brothers (LDPosse) DR650SE. This photo was taken near the western overlook of the grand canyon of PA.


Nice vid Jay and that was a nice looking sporty you had. Those honda's are just the ticket for me at this age and for what I want to do with a bike these days. Not in any hurry and want to enjoy the scenery along the way. Pretty cool for you and your brother to travel together on them!
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: JayDude132 On: Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:18 pm

The problem with my Harley was i kept it clean and never took it out on salty or even wet roads! Its a shame it had to start rusting though, because theres nothin quite like the torque from on of those v-twins!
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: JayDude132 On: Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:23 pm

SteveZee wrote:Nice vid Jay and that was a nice looking sporty you had. Those honda's are just the ticket for me at this age and for what I want to do with a bike these days. Not in any hurry and want to enjoy the scenery along the way. Pretty cool for you and your brother to travel together on them!


Thanks! And yeah I gotta say, i love the XR! Its a lot of fun takin trips on with my brothers exploring different areas. Its nice having something that can go offroad too.
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:26 pm

Just bustin your balls ya know ;) More SMITTY's then yours my young friend:) Fred PS--I keep tellin him if I were to get on one of them at 6"4" 190 lbs---I look like a monkey fkin a bowling ball :clap: toothy
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:46 pm

Now that would be a sight! :D

I'm about a foot shorter than you, so I fit perfect on these little things. :lol:
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: LDPosse On: Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:46 am

SteveZee wrote:Nice vid Jay and that was a nice looking sporty you had. Those honda's are just the ticket for me at this age and for what I want to do with a bike these days. Not in any hurry and want to enjoy the scenery along the way. Pretty cool for you and your brother to travel together on them!


I'm hoping we can get some more riding in for 2013... For 2012 we didn't even put 1000 miles on each. Spent too much time chasing down coal and old Wheel Horses in the Prius! HAHA :woot: Not to mention getting ready for heating season, and of course some time for beers!! :drunk:

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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:09 am

How old is that house LD?--ya got some nice rough cut there :)
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: LDPosse On: Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:53 am

freetown fred wrote:How old is that house LD?--ya got some nice rough cut there :)


Thanks! According to the county records, 1920. That old heart pine lumber sure does look good. All but impossible to drive a nail into, though!
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:04 pm

I hear that on the yellow pine--I've drilled many a hole to get a nail in ;) Again----NICE :)
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