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Smile New Bike

After much debate, and the fact that I had money burning a hole in my pocket from the sale of my '62 MGA, I finally decided that it was time to trade the '99 with 93,000 miles on it for something newer. With a little searching I found a used '05 that was floundering on the show room floor down at 441 Cycle in Plantation, FL. The reason it wasn't moving was the 24,000 miles on the odometer. What all of that means is that the price, at least in my opinion, was great and it allowed me enough change left over to purchase a 6 year extended warranty. Bottom line, yesterday I rode the '99 the 260 miles down I95 to the dealership and the return trip was on my new/used '05. WOW - I now understand what all the fuss is about with that extra 16 HP and the unbelievable brakes. The other advantage to buying used is that this bike has several farkles that came along for the ride; Rick Mayer heated seats in leather, headlight and brake light modulators, "J" pegs, luggage rack and led brake light, ice link set up for Ipod. So, all I need to add is the communication hardware.

Color me HAPPY

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Congratulations on the new bike! And I'll bet the new owner of the MGA is happy also!

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It's grey and no I haven't named it. But then again I never named the last one either. Maybe something simple like AWESOME would work.:~)

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'99 Canyon Red RETIRED AT 93,000 MI
'05 GRAPHITE METALLIC retired at 87,000 MI
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Now you've done it, you'll have to change that signature line from 99 to 05

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Congrats!!

Way to go Lynn! sounds like you found a good deal too. someday I will do the same. ride safe




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After much debate, and the fact that I had money burning a hole in my pocket from the sale of my '62 MGA, I finally decided that it was time to trade the '99 with 93,000 miles on it for something newer. With a little searching I found a used '05 that was floundering on the show room floor down at 441 Cycle in Plantation, FL. The reason it wasn't moving was the 24,000 miles on the odometer. What all of that means is that the price, at least in my opinion, was great and it allowed me enough change left over to purchase a 6 year extended warranty. Bottom line, yesterday I rode the '99 the 260 miles down I95 to the dealership and the return trip was on my new/used '05. WOW - I now understand what all the fuss is about with that extra 16 HP and the unbelievable brakes. The other advantage to buying used is that this bike has several farkles that came along for the ride; Rick Mayer heated seats in leather, headlight and brake light modulators, "J" pegs, luggage rack and led brake light, ice link set up for Ipod. So, all I need to add is the communication hardware.

Color me HAPPY
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Congratulations on the new bike! And I'll bet the new owner of the MGA is happy also!
Interestingly enough the new owner of the MGA is an 81 year old lady that was practically jumping with joy at her new toy. Hope I can be so enthusiastic at that age.

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MSF #28271 Retired
'99 Canyon Red RETIRED AT 93,000 MI
'05 GRAPHITE METALLIC retired at 87,000 MI
'01 R1150 GS- totaled
'02 R1150 GS sold
'85 K100/EML sidecar sold
'11 R1200RT currently being enjoyed

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Now you've done it, you'll have to change that signature line from 99 to 05
Details, Details, Details, thanks for reminding me!!

Lynn Keen
North East Florida
MSF #28271 Retired
'99 Canyon Red RETIRED AT 93,000 MI
'05 GRAPHITE METALLIC retired at 87,000 MI
'01 R1150 GS- totaled
'02 R1150 GS sold
'85 K100/EML sidecar sold
'11 R1200RT currently being enjoyed

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Way to go Lynn! sounds like you found a good deal too. someday I will do the same. ride safe
Thanks John. Bottom line is that I'm happy and so by definition it was a great deal!! :~) Worked out pretty well financially too.

Lynn Keen
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MSF #28271 Retired
'99 Canyon Red RETIRED AT 93,000 MI
'05 GRAPHITE METALLIC retired at 87,000 MI
'01 R1150 GS- totaled
'02 R1150 GS sold
'85 K100/EML sidecar sold
'11 R1200RT currently being enjoyed

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Good deal Lynn, I'll be looking to see it at the next Tech Session.

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Congratulations on the new toy.

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( ... jealousy mode = on, suppressed but still obvious ...)

You'll be sorry, Lynn - exchanging to an unknown quantity from a bike that, after 93,000 miles, never needed a valve adjustment. Bet you'll be swapping buckets like mad in the near future! And you don't know good northeastern PA pizza, either.

( ... jealousy mode = off ...)

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Congrats! Hope one day I can say the same.
I'm sure that the time will come when the mental and physical deck of cards will be stacked just right and you will once again throw a leg over the saddle. In the mean time the rest of us in this little fraternity count our blessings that you have continued to participate in this forum and make a significant contribution to the available knowledge base. Thanks for hanging around.

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'99 Canyon Red RETIRED AT 93,000 MI
'05 GRAPHITE METALLIC retired at 87,000 MI
'01 R1150 GS- totaled
'02 R1150 GS sold
'85 K100/EML sidecar sold
'11 R1200RT currently being enjoyed

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[QUOTE=bob_menton]( ... jealousy mode = on, suppressed but still obvious ...)

You'll be sorry, Lynn - exchanging to an unknown quantity from a bike that, after 93,000 miles, never needed a valve adjustment. Bet you'll be swapping buckets like mad in the near future! And you don't know good northeastern PA pizza, either.

Damn Bob, leave it to you to see the dark side! And OH yea, we're headed up to PA next month and I'm gona have some of that good 'ol Victory Pig Pizza. Now I'll bet your really jealous!!

Cheers

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'99 Canyon Red RETIRED AT 93,000 MI
'05 GRAPHITE METALLIC retired at 87,000 MI
'01 R1150 GS- totaled
'02 R1150 GS sold
'85 K100/EML sidecar sold
'11 R1200RT currently being enjoyed

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( ... jealousy mode = on, suppressed but still obvious ...)

You'll be sorry, Lynn - exchanging to an unknown quantity from a bike that, after 93,000 miles, never needed a valve adjustment. Bet you'll be swapping buckets like mad in the near future! And you don't know good northeastern PA pizza, either.

Damn Bob, leave it to you to see the dark side! And OH yea, we're headed up to PA next month and I'm gona have some of that good 'ol Victory Pig Pizza. Now I'll bet your really jealous!!

Cheers
You know, you have to drive right past our place in Greenvul, SC to get from PA to FL. A REAL friend would drop off some of that crap Victory Pig pizza on his way home ....

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That is so awesome Lynn. I love my 05 and will not sell it because it fits every need for touring and travel for me. Enjoy yours!!


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