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Back in the Saddle Again

Postby C-dub » Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:39 pm

Mrs. Dub decided we needed something else to spend our money on rather than firearms. OKAY!!!

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I picker her up and brought her home today with 000000.6 miles one her. Rides good, but smells funny. I haven't had a new bike since 2005, so I don't remember exactly what that "new bike" smell is like. We'll make a few rides around North Texas before trying anything quasi major. She said for that she'd like to go over to Hot Springs and then cruise around the Ozarks a bit.
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Postby RPBrown » Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:53 pm

We just got back from Colorado. Rode the Million Dollar Highway again. Cold and wet but a lot of fun.
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Postby nimravus01 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:53 pm

Nice ride!


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Postby rentz » Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:57 pm

i want to get a motorcycle license and a bike but the lil woman keeps saying i cant because theyre deathtraps :banghead:

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Re: Back in the Saddle Again

Postby anygunanywhere » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:08 pm

Sweet. I hope you enjoy it in safety.

That is a long bike. Is that the stretch model?

I'd ride one but it seems I have a bullseye painted on my back. I was rearended 11 times in my 1999 Super Duty, 10 of which were on their cell phones. I have been lucky so far with my 2013.

If'n I was to get one Mrs. Anygun wouldn't ride on it with me anyway. She refuses to ride in a boat with me just because of one time I decided to get air under the hull at wide open throttle back in my young sailor days.
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Re: Back in the Saddle Again

Postby flechero » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:19 pm

C-dub wrote:Mrs. Dub decided we needed something else to spend our money on rather than firearms. OKAY!!!


Why not kill 2 birds with one stone? Those carriers look big enough for several pistol boxes!! :lol:

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Re: Back in the Saddle Again

Postby C-dub » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:28 pm

It's big. 400 pounds heavier and I think about 3 inches longer than my last bike, a Hayabusa. It doesn't feel that much heavier. It's the regular size and all. This is a 2016 that was still on the floor with all the bells and whistles for about $6k less than this year's model in a different color. It just went on sale since they are hoping to thin our their stock and was one of the few 2016's left on the floor. They also still have several 2017's, but none of them are on sale.

I've been riding for over 40 years and licensed for about 36 of those.
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Re: Back in the Saddle Again

Postby The Marshal » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:47 pm

OUTSTANDING!!!
I look forward to our trip to the Range on MCs!

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Postby C-dub » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:50 pm

The Marshal wrote:OUTSTANDING!!!
I look forward to our trip to the Range on MCs!

Oh yeah! That's what I was thinking. I'm working on how to get a rifle or two on, but might have to limit it to handguns when Winging it.
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Re: Back in the Saddle Again

Postby RPBrown » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:55 pm

C-dub wrote:
The Marshal wrote:OUTSTANDING!!!
I look forward to our trip to the Range on MCs!

Oh yeah! That's what I was thinking. I'm working on how to get a rifle or two on, but might have to limit it to handguns when Winging it.


Check one of these out
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Roughout-Le ... 3093029910
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Postby puma guy » Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:08 pm

Nice! Just watch out for the idiots who can't seem to see motorcycles!
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Re: Back in the Saddle Again

Postby C-dub » Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:33 pm

RPBrown wrote:
C-dub wrote:
The Marshal wrote:OUTSTANDING!!!
I look forward to our trip to the Range on MCs!

Oh yeah! That's what I was thinking. I'm working on how to get a rifle or two on, but might have to limit it to handguns when Winging it.


Check one of these out
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Roughout-Le ... 3093029910

:thumbs2:

I have many cases of a few different styles. It's just a matter of how to affix any of them to the bike securely. The larger ones that go in pelican and SKB cases will probably not be going for rides. They may be limited to going in the truck.

Although,taking just handguns wouldn't be horrible.
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Re: Back in the Saddle Again

Postby JustSomeOldGuy » Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:36 pm

C-dub wrote:
The Marshal wrote:OUTSTANDING!!!
I look forward to our trip to the Range on MCs!

Oh yeah! That's what I was thinking. I'm working on how to get a rifle or two on, but might have to limit it to handguns when Winging it.


Had an 82 Suzuki GS1100GKZ. (full fairing, hard bags, tail trunk - not quite as big as a Wing, but close) Would just put the rifle(s) in a hard shell case and bungee it crosswise on the passenger seat. It didn't stick out appreciably farther than the fairing and bags already did......
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Re: Back in the Saddle Again

Postby treadlightly » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:56 pm

Nice! Mine's the red and black paint scheme and has some trickery under the tupperware. The first thing I did was get Raceworx in Alvaredo to install Traxxion Dynamics' Full Monty suspension upgrade. The difference is night and day. Helibars help, too, because they don't flex.

A touring bike that carves like a sportbike. There are worse ways to spend an afternoon than aboard a Gold Wing, particularly with enhancements.

'Course, it hasn't been entirely without worry. Nothing serious, but the other day I noticed this odd clacking. The bike still felt turbine smooth, but there was this cyclic click I found most disconcerting.

Silly me. It was my new wristwatch. Had me fooled. I now keep it in the top shelter pocket when I ride so it's not such a distraction from the whisper thrust of that flat six. Even a Rolex isn't as well balanced as that motor.

Ride safe.

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Re: Back in the Saddle Again

Postby C-dub » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:29 pm

JustSomeOldGuy wrote:
C-dub wrote:
The Marshal wrote:OUTSTANDING!!!
I look forward to our trip to the Range on MCs!

Oh yeah! That's what I was thinking. I'm working on how to get a rifle or two on, but might have to limit it to handguns when Winging it.


Had an 82 Suzuki GS1100GKZ. (full fairing, hard bags, tail trunk - not quite as big as a Wing, but close) Would just put the rifle(s) in a hard shell case and bungee it crosswise on the passenger seat. It didn't stick out appreciably farther than the fairing and bags already did......

:thumbs2:
I had an '83 GS1100E that I put soft bags on and rode from Memphis to San Diego with the bags full, a trombone across the back seat, a full seabag on
top of the bone, and another smaller bag strapped on top of the seabag. Did that when I was 18y all by myself.

The seats on this Wing are much softer than that '83. I've considered what you've suggested and will try that with the soft case, but I don't want to strap anything rigid to them that might put a crease in or tear them.
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