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Old 02-21-2014, 01:52 AM   #33551
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My new bike is on the way...

It's passing through Indianola Mississippi right now. Should be here in a few more hours.
Awesome! Congrats.
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Dude, I'm not kidding! I paid it off Tuesday, didn't really expect delivery for another week or so. It's being hauled in on a trailer TONIGHT!

Oh, it's a Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom SE. A little light on the displacement side, but I've logged close to 1K miles on it, I'm happy with it.
Dammit Trip! that's a cool looking bike! congrats on getting it. i am more of a Harley type person, but a good looking bike is still a good looking bike.
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Dammit Trip! that's a cool looking bike! congrats on getting it. i am more of a Harley type person, but a good looking bike is still a good looking bike.
I prefer the looks and sound of a Harley... but these jap bikes run smoother and tend to last longer with fewer problems. Not to mention the maintenance on them is waaaaaay cheaper. But they don't hold resale value nearly as well, which is how I managed to afford it! That and I bought it from my step dad (who got a Harley!) for under book value.

Some freaking idiot that Cinder was/is going to school with, took an older Harley Sportster and put forks on it that looked like they were ten feet long. Sitting "straight" on the seat, you'd be looking at the sky. The whole body of the bike was angled upwards at about a 30 degree angle. It was hideous.
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I prefer the looks and sound of a Harley... but these jap bikes run smoother and tend to last longer with fewer problems. Not to mention the maintenance on them is waaaaaay cheaper. But they don't hold resale value nearly as well, which is how I managed to afford it! That and I bought it from my step dad (who got a Harley!) for under book value.

Some freaking idiot that Cinder was/is going to school with, took an older Harley Sportster and put forks on it that looked like they were ten feet long. Sitting "straight" on the seat, you'd be looking at the sky. The whole body of the bike was angled upwards at about a 30 degree angle.
i know all about the maintainance on Harleys! but i was always a tinkering type person, so it didn't bother me. i was constantly doing custom work on mine and trying out different things. do regular maintainance on that Kawasaki, and you'll be able to pass it on down to Sue! seriously, it's a good looking bike. i hope you have lots of enjoyable rides on it.

sounds like he didn't know the proper way to put longer forks on a bike!
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My new bike is on the way...

It's passing through Indianola Mississippi right now. Should be here in a few more hours.

Beautiful bike dude. I'm jealous. I love Vulcans and Shadows. Gorgeous.




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I prefer the looks and sound of a Harley... but these jap bikes run smoother and tend to last longer with fewer problems. Not to mention the maintenance on them is waaaaaay cheaper. But they don't hold resale value nearly as well, which is how I managed to afford it! That and I bought it from my step dad (who got a Harley!) for under book value.
I agree with all this. I don't wanna drop the bookoo bucks on a Harley so my next bike will be a Shadow or Vulcan when I get back to NC.

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wont even let you out of your own truck , I tried to open the door to ask said dumb ass which pile to go to and before I could get a foot out he was throwing a fit .
Then they did not want to let me leave since I did not have it covered to which I told them its no where close to the top for it to blow out and the ass hat got me the wettest sandy rock he could load , I have paid and I am leaving . I only went to this quarry cause its so close , my favorite one is about 10 miles away and about 17 from the house which is too far for what I felt safe with BUT they are pretty cool and will let you walk around a bit .

What the ass hats at the idiot quarry dont know is we have a hole in their fence we made many years ago that they dont know about and is still there but since my mojo aint what it use to be I dont care to be caught out there .
Think it started fishing due to a slightly smaller tire on one of the axles but after it dries out some round here I might try again ,
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Congrats on the bike, trip. Keep it out of the weirdo chicken houses...

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That is unless you are in Nevada. Then you might want to ride it through the wierdo chicken houses!
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Oh, it's a Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom SE.
GASP THATS BLASPHEME !!!!!

Its ok though , even though you may make it to your destination I can still smoke you and coast in to mine .
Some things people dont understand about me is even though your ride maybe faster , 99% of people are afraid to blow their engines or cause other damage , I on the other hand am not , I Dont care how much money I have tied up in it or what work has been done , I built it to play and break , everytime I break , its a great excuse to make it better .
I essentially rely on the others modesty and concern for their own ride to beat them .
I cant count how many times I drained the oil pan on my old 56 from turning to high .
Now my Tahoe and minivan I am a bit modest on since they are daily drivers , the ford I am a bit rough on , the bike and my other toys I have no mercy

Dont know why I went into the top end again when second gear is giving me the middle finger but hey 3 out of 4 aint bad .
I am looking for another set of 883 heads , I cut mine up to kill some compression and lost a good bit of power .
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