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post #1 of 4 Old Feb 4th, 2006, 4:20 pm Thread Starter
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Winter Love Affair

Well I had to do it. 35 deg, sunny, been a long winter: took Black Beauty out for a ride. Accelerating from the start, crank it out, 6K shift, triple digits, downshift for the corner, little brake, roll on the throttle & dive to the inside hit the line, crack the throttle, shift. Downshift, little brake, "s" next corner, roll on, dive inside, back up, dive outside then back in. OOOOOOhhhhh...

Long lost love affair, finally after all this time. Rode twice in Jan, now if Feb... can't wait for spring.

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post #2 of 4 Old Feb 4th, 2006, 6:26 pm
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Well mine wasn't quite as exciting as yours sounds, but I too got out for a few minutes today. The wife needed potatoes from the farmers market a few miles up the road. I jumped on the bike and off I went. It was 46 over here so I was basking in the overcast skies. After picking up the potatoes I proceeded to continue up to Montour Falls and back for a nice little 35 mile run.

Tried out my new (well new to me) J-Pegs and they are nice. The new Bakup should be here Tuesday and my new helmets on Thursday. Got the bug too. I think were done for a while though looking at the weather forecast for the next 10 days.

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post #3 of 4 Old Feb 5th, 2006, 5:40 am Thread Starter
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Hi Randy:

Yeah, the weather looks pretty grim temperature wise at least for the next week or two. What kind of helmets did you get? Intercom system? Can't wait to check em out.

Was thinking about you and Don yesterday and wondering if you guys would be out riding in the mild temps. Spring fever already... (as the Hemi guys say) "that can't be good"!

Safe riding.

Chuck

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post #4 of 4 Old Feb 5th, 2006, 6:11 am
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Ended up buying the HJC Symax helmets. Bought 2 silver ones for wife and myself and 2 black ones for my boys. I haven't decided on what to do about intercom etc yet and am not sure I will for a while. Want to determine how much the wife is going to ride before I go too crazy.

I contacted the previous owner and the bike had an Autocom system on it in the past. Apparently the dealer had taken it off before selling it as he stated he traded it in with it. I did find more of the wiring on the bike from it, but unfortunately not the system.

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