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(1st Annual?) FreeRepublic Motorcycle Hooligans SHOW 'N' SHINE
9/26/05 | Marty Fierro

Posted on 09/26/2005 6:34:51 PM PDT by martin_fierro

Now that the motorcycle riding season is beginning to wind down in some parts of the country, here's an opportunity to show off your ride!

Yes indeed, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, RUBS and 1%ers, Ricers and Hogs (and joesixpack1), it's time for the First Annual

Whatchoo ridin'? SHOW IT OFF HERE!

Because honestly, nobody's gonna give a damn any other time of the year.


TOPICS: Cheese, Moose, Sister; Chit/Chat; Hobbies; Outdoors; Test Topic, Ignore It
KEYWORDS: cavalcadeofchrome; h00ligans; motorcycles; shownshine; shpwn4g3; whatchooridin
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To: Don W

That's her. I got Samson Longshots on mine and added Willie and Max saddlebags along with a windshield.


51 posted on 09/27/2005 5:04:37 AM PDT by vetvetdoug (Shiloh, Corinth, Iuka, Brices Crossroads, Harrisburg, Britton Lane, Holly Springs, Hatchie Bridge,)
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To: martin_fierro

1993 Suzuki GS500 parallel twin with 13K miles on it, 1K of them mine. It's red with pink (argh) stripes and white wheels - looks like something Barbie would keep in the garage of the Dream House (or maybe girly-man Ken is riding it, I dunno). Bought it used, so no choice of color!

Here's a pic:
http://www.bikepics.com/pictures/234360/

Here's me and my bad helmet-hair on it:
http://www.bikepics.com/pictures/234631/

No mods on it yet, just some repairs this summer (new front tire, brake pads, chain and both sprockets). But I'm planning on a fork rebuild with new springs and a new rear shock for next year, the suspension on these is mushy when stock and even worse when stock and old.

It's a great starter bike, enough power but not scary. It unfortunately sounds like an angry farm tractor.

LQ


52 posted on 09/27/2005 5:34:26 AM PDT by LizardQueen (The world is not out to get you, except in the sense that the world is out to get everyone.)
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To: martin_fierro
I showed you mine, now show me yours.

This is the one that changed my whole perspective of motorcycles in general and Harleys in particular; the myth buster:
Purchased new in September 1982 - Picture taken in the Summer of 2005

1982 FXRS (First Post-AMF Design by Harley-Davidson)
53 posted on 09/27/2005 6:37:25 AM PDT by BraveMan
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Recently added to the stable - 2005 FLHTCU Ultra Classic

54 posted on 09/27/2005 6:41:36 AM PDT by BraveMan
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To: martin_fierro

Here's my ride. Ducati Monster 620 Dark. When it finally decides to buck me off, look high 'cause I'll be in the top of the trees with both boots off.

55 posted on 09/27/2005 6:51:26 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Now that taglines are cool, I refuse to have one.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

If you high-side that beauty, you deserve whatever punishment she hands out . . .


56 posted on 09/27/2005 6:58:50 AM PDT by BraveMan
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To: Poser

Someone named Poser displays the most impressive stable of them all. Heh.


57 posted on 09/27/2005 7:02:48 AM PDT by BraveMan
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To: BraveMan

I rarely get anything I don't deserve. :)


58 posted on 09/27/2005 7:08:03 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Now that taglines are cool, I refuse to have one.)
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To: Poser
Physically, the all steel body is identical to the old Vespa PX150 (which they are making again because of demand for retro cycles).

One weekend I saw a riding club of about 20 Vespas buzz out of the hills near my house. They must really be coming back.

59 posted on 09/27/2005 7:08:19 AM PDT by martin_fierro (Randle-El is a freakin' IDIOT)
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To: martin_fierro
1990 Softail. Link to the motor we just put on it.

http://www.ultimaproducts.com/seven.htm

Image hosted by Photobucket.com

60 posted on 09/27/2005 7:28:43 AM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (People too weak to follow their own dreams, will always find a way to discourage yours.)
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To: martin_fierro

'99 Victory v-92C, Red metallic/black, 1507cc, ohc, efi, built by Polaris in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Quite a few of these in central Maine, snowmobile country. Sorry no pic, camera batteries dead as usual. BTW, what is freepmail? I'd like to get on the pinglist.


61 posted on 09/27/2005 7:41:37 AM PDT by oilspot (You get more of what you subsidise.)
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To: martin_fierro
My current bike is a Suzuki SV650:


62 posted on 09/27/2005 8:19:28 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: martin_fierro
My current bike is a Suzuki SV650:


63 posted on 09/27/2005 8:20:14 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: martin_fierro
Scooters are selling very well these days, especially in the college communities.
64 posted on 09/27/2005 8:23:03 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: blackie

Nice bike! An SV will probably be my next one (and first new one) after I outgrown the GS....

LQ


65 posted on 09/27/2005 9:12:43 AM PDT by LizardQueen (The world is not out to get you, except in the sense that the world is out to get everyone.)
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To: LizardQueen

Hi LQ ~ in 2000 I sold my '91 1200 Sportster thinking I was all through riding ~ two weeks later I got the bug again and ordered the SV650.

I bought my first motorcycle in 1948 and have been riding ever since except for four years in the late 50's and early 60's, when I went though my sports (Corvette, Austin Healey LeMans and Lotus Super 7) car phase. ;)


66 posted on 09/27/2005 9:34:14 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: blackie

Sounds like my hubby - he's been riding since he's 16, and he's 53 now. Hubby's been a Honda guy for all that time - 305 Dream, CB450, then new CB750F and now a 919. He still has the last 2, rides the 919 and is restoring the 750.

I'm still a noob - passed the MSF last summer and got my license, didn't get out of the parking lot until last August :lol: .

At least we can go riding together now - I never liked sitting on the back much but I like riding my own a lot.

LQ


67 posted on 09/27/2005 9:56:48 AM PDT by LizardQueen (The world is not out to get you, except in the sense that the world is out to get everyone.)
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To: LizardQueen

I got my first one when I was in the Navy ~ I was 18, I'll be 75 in October.

Riding your own is much better then riding behind someone.


68 posted on 09/27/2005 10:29:46 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: BraveMan

I never ride them. I just stand near them and look great.


69 posted on 09/27/2005 2:02:53 PM PDT by Poser (Willing to fight for oil)
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To: martin_fierro
Mine


70 posted on 09/27/2005 2:34:31 PM PDT by Xenophobic Alien ("It gives me a headache just trying to think down to your level.")
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To: blackie
I heard somewhere that your current bike is a Suzuki SV650:

< |:)~

71 posted on 09/27/2005 2:39:41 PM PDT by martin_fierro (|\/|4R71|\|_P|-|13RR0)
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To: martin_fierro

I asked the Mod to delete one of them ~ I guess they're too busy chasing trolls. ;);)


72 posted on 09/27/2005 5:00:19 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: martin_fierro
No was my grandson's favorite word. He's got OK down now pretty well. Had to do some work to get ftp going. Here's the scoot.

Meeowww.

73 posted on 09/27/2005 7:59:53 PM PDT by spunkets
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To: oilspot

How do you like that Victory. How does it ride?


74 posted on 09/27/2005 8:07:50 PM PDT by spunkets
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To: martin_fierro
This is me in the old days at Sears Point.

This is my Duc, I affectionately refer to as "Ruptured Duc" or "Spaghetti Western" if I have my cowboy boots on!


75 posted on 09/27/2005 8:59:19 PM PDT by SFC Chromey (GO FAST AND SWERVE!)
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To: spunkets

L O L

Whatever.

< |:)~


76 posted on 09/27/2005 9:19:19 PM PDT by martin_fierro (|\/|4R71|\|_P|-|13RR0)
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To: blackie
My current bike is a Suzuki SV650:

I loved that SV650 motor, but the frame is a too small for me. So I ride it's long legged brother: (DL650 vstrom)

77 posted on 09/28/2005 6:44:49 AM PDT by gigo
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To: spunkets

It's a fantastic bike from a lousy company. much more "solid" feeling than a Harley, great gobs of torque, very neutral weight and balance, with a low feeling center of gravity for good low speed manuverability too. I can spend a whole day on it and still be ready to get back on. And it's nice to turn a few heads with a bike you don't see every day. But it has a fatal flaw in the transmission, which is well known among early Victory owners that Polaris is unwilling to admit to. The gearboxes are failing and shifting themselves, finding false neutrals, and generally sucking on many of these bikes. Polaris has released an "update kit" for $1700 plus labour. Subsequent models have the problems corrected. Some dealers with some clout are able to get a "deal" for certain customers, like half off on the parts, after inspecting the innards of the bike. Aside from the threat of the bike turning itself into a paperweight at 13k miles or so, it's a great machine, but my next ride will probably be a Sportster unless Polaris steps up and fixes these older, flawed bikes.


78 posted on 09/28/2005 7:34:29 AM PDT by oilspot (You get more of what you subsidise.)
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To: gigo

The DL650 is a great bike!

I'm 5'7" with a 28" inseam, the SV650 fits the old curmudgeon just fine. ;)

I just ordered a Corbin seat; it's a little lower and softer. ;)


79 posted on 09/28/2005 8:44:52 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: JoeSixPack1

I like the impalers on the top of the forks. Geez, a guy could draw blood just taking that bike off the trailer! Any explosives on the bike, say, tied to the alarm system?


80 posted on 09/28/2005 3:11:27 PM PDT by BraveMan
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To: BraveMan

I'm not sure. I stole that pic back in 2001 from what I believed was a Daytona Bikeweek expo and it's been sitting on my Hard drive since.

I would venture a guess and say there are no alarms. The ignition looks like it's built into the seat plate so, If you can sit on it and ride it off into the sunset and survive, you've earned it! :-)


81 posted on 09/28/2005 3:27:37 PM PDT by JoeSixPack1 (The Price of Freedom is Written on the Wall.)
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To: martin_fierro

My bike pics are here:
http://community.webshots.com/album/382317552ptiGec

Hubby's (wedding day) pics are here:
http://community.webshots.com/album/243324377CaMiqP


82 posted on 09/28/2005 3:30:51 PM PDT by proud_2_B_texasgal
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To: gigo

I have a friend who has the 650 Vstrom too - he loves it.

I "tried on" the DL650 last time I saw one in the showroom. It was just a little too tall for me to completely flat foot (I'm a big girl, 5'10" with a 34" inseam). With boots on I might be able to do it, I had flat street shoes on.

I like it, but it's got a lot of plastic on it. I'd be terrified I'd drop it in a parking lot and cause thousands worth of damage to it.

Then again, with the battering I take on the GS on a windy day, a windscreen would be real nice...

LQ


83 posted on 09/29/2005 11:54:17 AM PDT by LizardQueen (The world is not out to get you, except in the sense that the world is out to get everyone.)
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To: LizardQueen
It was just a little too tall for me to completely flat foot (I'm a big girl, 5'10" with a 34" inseam)...LQ

I'm really happy w/ the bike, but it is very tall. After the seat mods I've made can't quite flatfoot it anymore either. I'm 6'2" and long legged.

battering I take on the GS on a windy day

Suzuki GS or Beemer R-GS?

84 posted on 09/29/2005 7:17:38 PM PDT by gigo
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To: gigo

Suzuki GS500E, vintage 1993. It's my first bike, got it last year. It's a great starter bike, enough power but not a lot of snap so no accidental wheelies, etc.

I've started ogling possible trade-ups from it but I'm nowheres near ready yet. The VStrom and the SV are 2 on my list.

LQ


85 posted on 09/29/2005 8:21:28 PM PDT by LizardQueen (The world is not out to get you, except in the sense that the world is out to get everyone.)
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To: All; vetvetdoug

Here's VetvetDoug on his ride.

86 posted on 10/02/2005 10:29:46 AM PDT by martin_fierro (_____oooo_( )_oooo_____)
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To: Don W
Ping Post 86 courtesy of Martin Fiero.....
87 posted on 10/02/2005 1:00:56 PM PDT by vetvetdoug (Shiloh, Corinth, Iuka, Brices Crossroads, Harrisburg, Britton Lane, Holly Springs, Hatchie Bridge,)
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To: martin_fierro; vetvetdoug

Wow! vet you look good. Kid's okay too ;-)


88 posted on 10/02/2005 6:47:36 PM PDT by cyborg (I'm on the 24 plan having the best day ever.)
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To: vetvetdoug


OK! I found you! Nice bike, darling little girl and cute guy. That's you! :)


89 posted on 10/02/2005 7:05:21 PM PDT by onyx ((Vicksburg, MS) North is a direction. South is a way of life.)
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To: vetvetdoug

Nice ride! Cute kid, too, but I'd smack my wife if'n I were you. That kid's WAY too cute to be yours! (:-Þ)


90 posted on 10/02/2005 8:29:01 PM PDT by Don W (Nevermind, I live in CUBA-NORTH! AKA Canuckistan)
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To: Don W

Genetics is funny, her mother was a beautiful woman. I am glad she took more after her.


91 posted on 10/03/2005 8:13:17 AM PDT by vetvetdoug (Shiloh, Corinth, Iuka, Brices Crossroads, Harrisburg, Britton Lane, Holly Springs, Hatchie Bridge,)
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To: martin_fierro

A simple little ride that gives me GREAT pleasure - and quality time on trips to places like; Key West, Marco Island, Daytona, Myrtle Beach, Lanconia, Sturgis, Four Corners, Laughlin, Hollister, and Alaska.

92 posted on 10/05/2005 7:17:26 AM PDT by harpu
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To: harpu

oops...Lanconia should read Laconia


93 posted on 10/05/2005 7:19:10 AM PDT by harpu
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