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Old 08-17-2008, 12:39 PM   #11
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Fonzy: Good job with the words man!

MO: Holy crap, come-on guys. The resounding lameness of this thing surpasses a Big Dog chopper. Let me get this straight; it's a plastic and vinyl covered "cruiser" that doesn't work quite as well as traditional two or four-wheeled cruiser alternatives. It combines the fun of a car with the impracticality of a motorcycle (isn't that backwards?) Aside from its Plymouth Crossfire-esque "Hey somebody, anybody please, OH PLEASE look at me!" effect, what other un-asked questions does it answer?

This story would have been drastically different if I was still running the MO show... there would have been more laughter, more tears and some supremely pissed-off Bombardier Marketeers.

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Once you get past the fact that it's not a motorcycle, the Spyder is a fun ride. It's not marketed at guys like you and me, but there does seem to be a decent-sized market for it, so it obviously strikes a chord for some people. Now, let's try to get one without the nanny controls!
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Old 08-17-2008, 01:18 PM   #12
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Fonzy: Good job with the words man!

MO: Holy crap, come-on guys. The resounding lameness of this thing surpasses a Big Dog chopper. Let me get this straight; it's a plastic and vinyl covered "cruiser" that doesn't work quite as well as traditional two or four-wheeled cruiser alternatives. It combines the fun of a car with the impracticality of a motorcycle (isn't that backwards?) Aside from its Plymouth Crossfire-esque "Hey somebody, anybody please, OH PLEASE look at me!" effect, what other un-asked questions does it answer?

This story would have been drastically different if I was still running the MO show... there would have been more laughter, more tears and some supremely pissed-off Bombardier Marketeers.

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Yer just mad cuz Kawasaki didn't think of it first.
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Old 08-17-2008, 02:13 PM   #13
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Yer just mad cuz Kawasaki didn't think of it first.
Au contraire! Kawasaki's triples were much MUCH cooler than this neutered monstrosity. Make better JetSkis than Bombardier too!

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Old 08-17-2008, 05:56 PM   #14
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Thanks Sean. Yeah, I've thought that same thing many times, and as a bonus I'd have a good way to dispose of all that stockpiled Yamalube R that's still out in the garage. How's the big K treating you? Good I hope, miss your writing and stuff.
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Old 08-18-2008, 04:46 PM   #15
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How's the big K treating you?
Big K is great. Life on "the darkside" is certainly different, but there are still opportunities when I can share a ride with Gabe, Fonzy, the Dukester, etc... 'course it makes me miss the crazy ole days of Ashley (crashley) Hamilton and tossing test bikes off cliffs. I even miss writing, on exceedingly-rare occasions.

We should probably have a MO reunion at some point. Get Burns, Crashley, eBass, Da Fonz, Pete, Gabe, Duke and a few dark shadows from MO's distant past together with you, Buzz, George and more for some verbal abuse and product mis-use.

Anyone think VerticalScope would let KD EiC organize a thirteen bike group-grope mega-shootout reunion?

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Big K is great. Life on "the darkside" is certainly different, but there are still opportunities when I can share a ride with Gabe, Fonzy, the Dukester, etc... 'course it makes me miss the crazy ole days of Ashley (crashley) Hamilton and tossing test bikes off cliffs. I even miss writing, on exceedingly-rare occasions.

We should probably have a MO reunion at some point. Get Burns, Crashley, eBass, Da Fonz, Pete, Gabe, Duke and a few dark shadows from MO's distant past together with you, Buzz, George and more for some verbal abuse and product mis-use.

Anyone think VerticalScope would let KD EiC organize a thirteen bike group-grope mega-shootout reunion?

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Old 08-18-2008, 06:00 PM   #17
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"We should probably have a MO reunion at some point. Get Burns, Crashley, eBass, Da Fonz, Pete, Gabe, Duke and a few dark shadows from MO's distant past together with you, Buzz, George and more for some verbal abuse and product mis-use."

Maybe we can get one of those Boss Hoss Handicycles and do a combo gas mileage-the effects of alcohol-burnout-neutral drop high-speed product endurance test.

There's a BH dealer right down the street from Cali HD on PCH in Ghost town (Harbor City) that I've been pestering to let a crippled up MO tester have for a day or two.

I'll bring the booze (as usual). Made it mysef...and I ain't blind yet...
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Old 08-18-2008, 11:36 PM   #18
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Matt, You should get a blue Boss Hoss Handitrike, then ride it through Compton representin da Cripz! If I recall correctly, you're also a fan of firearms... would make for one bad-assed and very-MO drive-by shooting. Da Fonz would roll tape on it, Gabe should write the words and Duke and I could stand around and count the ways MO was pissing-off the OEMs.

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We should probably have a MO reunion at some point. Get Burns, Crashley, eBass, Da Fonz, Pete, Gabe, Duke and a few dark shadows from MO's distant past together with you, Buzz, George and more for some verbal abuse and product mis-use.

Anyone think VerticalScope would let KD EiC organize a thirteen bike group-grope mega-shootout reunion?

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Sounds like fun! I'll book a floor in the Beverly Hills Hotel!
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Sounds like fun! I'll book a floor in the Beverly Hills Hotel!
Have a travel agent put together a room and travel package, add a few speakers and seminars, and you've got a winner!
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