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Old 05-05-2005, 09:26 PM   #41
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Great article. The case study sets me to pining:



College parking was the very crisis that hurled me into motorcycledom. I was a bit late one quarter on submitting my request for parking, and was soundly denied. I responded by purchasing a $500 1981 Honda CM400A - easy, free on-campus parking for bikes, ya know.



I was skeered to death to ride the thing for a full quarter, but that bike patiently waited for me from under its tarp. It always started with a push of a button (or one kick, in the case of a dead battery), and agreed to brake even after I replaced it's leaking master cylinder with one of unknown origin from a wrecking yard (lid secured with a drywall screw, no less). It let me do all matter of stupid things without feeding me to the grille of a Buick, and lord knows I earned that at least once.



Say what you will about docile UJMs, I owe a steep dept to mine.
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Old 05-05-2005, 09:35 PM   #42
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It kind of solved the problem of which bike to buy. I am going to keep four of them (that's how many fit in the ex's parking spot in my garage at any one time. It helps to get some good deals. I bought the 2005 Hayabusa for 11,000 OTD.



This is all your guys fault for those shoot outs and comparos. Cant make up my mind.



I was riding the Hayabusa back from Vegas on a windy Sunday a couple of weeks ago. I guess there was some big cruiser thing happening in Laughlin. There were literally hundreds of Harley's on the rode(if not thousands). Those ape hangers were struggling with the wind and traffic while I just tucked into the Hayabusa and streamed through the traffic. What a rush! I think I pissed off thousands of people stuck in traffic in the Apple Valley. Wait... better drop a gear to make sure they are completely annoyed (sorry couldn't resist the squid behavior, I was having too much fun).
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Old 05-06-2005, 02:05 AM   #43
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Default Re: Buying a Motorcycle for the Compulsive or Impulsive- Part I

100% on that one. Plus they bring the attitude that they don't need a course and can handle that bike just fine. Recipe for disaster every time.
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Old 05-06-2005, 02:12 AM   #44
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Looks like he messed up real good:



Crash Story Here
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Old 05-06-2005, 03:20 AM   #45
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65 ElectraGlide.. decided it was too fat for me. (1973)

bought a '71 Bonneville. great ride, not too much power (1975)

the Bonny died in '77, but I still have it, ready to be revived... someday!

Yamaha XV920, Honda CX 650 (1977 or there abouts)

bought a 90 Pacific Coast. (1992) rode the crap out of it for 19K, still have it.!

'94 Suzuki GSXR 600 (1996)

after that I got the sport bike bug!!

R1, crashed.

RC51 Crashed.

'02 883R (2002)

sprinkle in a few Harleys

now I have a new 999. besides the old and dead bikes as well as the ones that run.

can anyone help me!

I'm a MC purchase junkie!

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Old 05-06-2005, 03:27 AM   #46
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After riding those Harleys you may be branded a GPTB member, which is a title one can never live down.
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Old 05-06-2005, 04:04 AM   #47
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I have to ask.. exactly what is a GPTB ?? Thanks
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Old 05-06-2005, 04:35 AM   #48
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GPTB is an acronym that stands for "Grey Ponytailed Brotherhood". It was invented by the departed and unlamented KPaulKook wacko. It was originally supposed to stand for the stereotyped japcrap hating old HD riders but Kook kept expanding his label of a GPTB member until it applied to anyone who likes or rides anything but a race replica. It also included those who own race replicas and ride but also own or merely like or ever said anything nice about Harleys.



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Old 05-06-2005, 05:18 AM   #49
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that ain't no piddly lowside. Looks like he t-boned something. probably couldn't figure out how to stop. When in doubt, squeeze both hands.
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Old 05-06-2005, 05:41 AM   #50
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no pony tail.

lots of grey hair. (at least I do have hair!)



I rarely say anything good about Harleys!

do I still qualify?
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