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Discussion in 'Moto Club' started by J.R. Bob Dobbs, Jan 28, 2006.


  1. J.R. Bob Dobbs

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    My family and friends must be getting bored with my bike talk. My dogs seem distant. I havent gone shooting since the day I got my first motorcycle last summer. I used to shoot at least twice a month. I spend all my spare time riding or fondling the bike.

    I bought a second bike a few weeks ago, and the feeling seems twice as strong. What's going on here, am I in trouble? Will this ease up after awhile, or am I going to start collecting the damed things?
     

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  2. Clydeglide

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    You have been assimilated. The transformation is almost complete.

    Do not resist.

    :cool:
     

  3. ChaZ

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    I know what you mean. It's a disease that won't let go of you until you have collection that's similar to Jay Leno.

    -ChaZ
     
  4. g29andy

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    For some collection inspiration, head over to the Barber Motorsports track and museum in Leeds, AL.

    I ended up buying the wife a bike. It's something we can do together, and it takes away any potential criticisms about me having one. Sneaky, huh?
     
  5. fnfalman

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    It's an addiction that's terrible on the wallet, I can assure you.;f
     
  6. MarkTX

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    You know its bad when you start thinking of selling a couple of your glocks just to add some mods to the bike... ;g
     
  7. BCM

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    Ain't that the truth!
     
  8. geminicricket

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    My CEO invited us to buy Honda or Yamaha motorcycles from his friend, Jeff Kent, who owns a dealership for each in and near San Antonio.

    Until then I hadn't thought about riding a motorcycle in 25 years.
    Now, though, it's between a Kawasaki Vulcan Nomad and a Honda Gold Wing. Timing is the question. Do I stick to my plans of getting out of debt in 3 years, or do I get deeper in debt now, or do I wait a year and get partly out of debt and partly back in? Perhaps a test drive will help me decide.
     
  9. Bandalero

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    Resistance is futile.....welcome to the Dark Side.

    Now comes the copious amounts of gear -- helmets, gloves, leather, jackets, etc. etc....

    ;b ;N
     
  10. fnfalman

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    Exhausts, EFI controller, dyno tuning, suspension upgrade, chrome/carbon fiber tidbits...:cool:
     
  11. J.R. Bob Dobbs

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    New tires, different sprockets, new seat, new boots.....all in the last month.
     
  12. c5367

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    Sooo expensive. I just dropped an ungodly sum on a full 57mm Ti Termi exhaust for my 749R. and the Dyno tuning is gonna be another chunk o' cash. Before that was rearsets, and a carbon fiber hugger, open clutch cover, etc.
    My SS1000 got pretty much the same treatment.

    My bikes have cut into my shooting too. I've got a brand spankin' new RRA that I've only put 100rds through. My Kimber lies unused, begging for some super-slick forged sear/hammer/disconnector combo and Heinie straight-8s, but the money has been diverted to MOMO grips instead.

    I need help......;f
     
  13. fnfalman

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    Nope. You need this T-shirt.


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  14. c5367

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    ;z
     
  15. fnfalman

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    Find it here http://www.proitalia.com

    This joint is a tiny little place that sells top of the line Italian stallions. It looks like a dump in a rundown neighborhood of Glendale, California but it's not. There's a shop in Santa Barbara too but I haven't been to that one.

    I also thought about the Momo grips but I don't know how functional it is.
     
  16. c5367

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    They're totally functional. I got the perf leathet w/ red inserts to go with the red piping on the seat, the red wheels and a few other assorted red highlights. (its a Senna color scheme) The carbon fiber MOMOs were very sexy, but the glossy finish was a bit slippery, that why I opted for the leather. The $100 price difference helped too;) They're not as sticky as the OEM rubber grips, but they aren't slippery by any means. They'd look great on the Brutale! I love that bike

    Thanks for the link! If I'm ever out there, I'll check 'em out.
     
  17. KaTooM

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    I must admit, I'm a trackday junkie. I leave for Pahrump nevada tomarrow for a track day at spring mountain motorsports ranch.

    Lets see.

    185 entry fee
    100 gas from L.A.
    200 rear tire DOT race rubber
    100 hotel

    the list goes on....

    I have been doing 2 a month for a while now. Different tracks, mostly Cali.

    The feeling you get dragging your knee around a race track= Priceless.
     
  18. fnfalman

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    Track Day gets expensive real fast, but if you feel the need for balls-out speed, that's where you gotta go.
     
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