Does anyone here ride motorcycles?!?

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Does anyone here ride motorcycles?!?

Postby Waffle » Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:18 pm

Just curious if any members here ride motorcycles! Weekend warrior? Daily commute?
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Postby Truckie453 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:29 pm

I ride daily to and from work April to November. About a 30 minute ride and I wander on the weekends when I can. December to March is just too cold for me. Anyone else?

Here is my bike. Vulcan 900 custom

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Postby 46Alpha » Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:33 pm

2006 Honda VFR800, mah baby :D I do some tack days, commute and some med to long distance touring.

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Postby Waffle » Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:51 pm

Beautiful bikes!!! 46alpha.. I love those wheels!!! I tell myself that I'm going to stop riding, but it's just so hard to stay off it. Let me see if I can add some pics!! Her name is Cassie!!! ;) 2007 CBR 1000RR

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Postby 46Alpha » Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:00 pm

Ugh, **** man that's a sweet looking CBR. I love the Fireblades. And the Arrow pipes, looks like a MotoGP exhaust. I had a 08 CBR600 before the VFR. Absolutely loved it. Then a silly cager on her cell phone ran a red light and took me out. Totaled my CBR and landed me in the ICU for a week :mad: I miss that bike. Love the Viffer tho. At my quickly advancing age, it's way more comfortable on the all day rides.

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Postby 46Alpha » Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:02 pm

Ya know it's funny. My wife gives me crap all the time about naming all my bikes. She says I'm strange. I'm gonna show her your post Waffle.

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Postby Switchback » Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:02 pm

Weekend warrior for the most part but I do ride to work ocassionally.

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My wife and I "In The Wind"

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Postby Waffle » Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:05 pm

46Alpha wrote:Ugh, **** man that's a sweet looking CBR. I love the Fireblades. And the Arrow pipes, looks like a MotoGP exhaust. I had a 08 CBR600 before the VFR. Absolutely loved it. Then a silly cager on her cell phone ran a red light and took me out. Totaled my CBR and landed me in the ICU for a week :mad: I miss that bike. Love the Viffer tho. At my quickly advancing age, it's way more comfortable on the all day rides.
Yeahhhh.. I haven't seen anyone else with that Arrow exhaust. It's actually a full titanium replica. Sounds mean!! I like it because people can hear it.. Boy can they hear it. Sorry about your run-in with the cager. I see people on their phones all the time when I'm riding. It's scary. I have an 06 cbr 600 as well.. It's a nice little bike. Was thinking about selling it. I'll probably have to look into comfort soon here, though at the moment I don't have any back pain or fatigue.
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Postby Waffle » Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:07 pm

46Alpha wrote:Ya know it's funny. My wife gives me crap all the time about naming all my bikes. She says I'm strange. I'm gonna show her your post Waffle.
hahaha.. Isn't it a given?!? They have to have names!!! ;) If you're strange, so am I! Tales a certain type of people to ride these things I guess.
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Postby Waffle » Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:09 pm

Switchback wrote:Weekend warrior for the most part but I do ride to work ocassionally.

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My wife and I "In The Wind"

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Awesome! How did you get that shot?!? Friend in a car? Do you carry any of your Spyderco's while riding? And how about your wife.. Does she carry anything?
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Postby Waffle » Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:10 pm

I just noticed, no helmets! Isn't that scary?!? I'm in Southern California. Illegal to ride without, though out here, I wouldn't have it any other way!!!! Lots and lots of cars out here.
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Postby Switchback » Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:30 pm

Waffle wrote:Awesome! How did you get that shot?!? Friend in a car? Do you carry any of your Spyderco's while riding? And how about your wife.. Does she carry anything?
Thanks! My best friend's wife took the shot from the back of their bike. When she got done, we switched lanes and my wife took a shot of them. We were on our way to Cabela's but the picture taking was planned in advance.

I carry a knife everywhere I go, rides included. Sometimes Spydies, sometimes something else. I have no idea what knife or knives I had on me when this shot was taken. My wife carries a SAK Classic in her purse.
Waffle wrote:I just noticed, no helmets! Isn't that scary?!? I'm in Southern California. Illegal to ride without, though out here, I wouldn't have it any other way!!!! Lots and lots of cars out here.
Fortunately, Illinois lets those who ride decide. My wife and I both own helmets but we generally only wear them in states that require it.
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Postby Sequimite » Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:35 pm

I haven't ridden a motorcycle since college, but we're entertaining the possibility of buying one. The main reason is the ferry system. Motorcycles go to the front of the line even when there are too many cars to fit on the ferry; get on first, get off first and pay a lower fare. There are an unbelievable number of retired people here that ride Harleys.
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Postby Waffle » Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:36 pm

That's so awesome!! I carry all the time as well.. Lost a calypso jr while riding once!! :/ hope it didn't open and get someone's tire. :eek: I sometimes forget my knife at home and when I get to work I freak out thinking I lost it while riding! As soon as I get home I check, you can imagine my relief. ;)

I've never ridden in helmet-less states. I guess I'm just used to it out here. Love riding though. Ride safe, my friend. :D
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Postby Waffle » Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:37 pm

Sequimite wrote:I haven't ridden a motorcycle since college, but we're entertaining the possibility of buying one. The main reason is the ferry system. Motorcycles go to the front of the line even when there are too many cars to fit on the ferry; get on first, get off first and pay a lower fare. There are an unbelievable number of retired people here that ride Harleys.
I like the gas mileage for the motorcycles.. I don't know how other states are, but here in California we're able to split lanes, share lanes and carpool. Needless to say there never really is "traffic" for me. ;)
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Postby SteelDragon » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:51 am

You had to bring this thread up when it's 20 degrees out didn't you, atleast my bikes aren't snowed in yet ;)

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Postby dcmartin2001 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:59 am

Definitely weekend warrior.... with an occasional commute :D

My Ducati Monster 900, taken in Sedona AZ around April

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Postby cubsfan1969 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:46 am

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Postby mkd » Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:29 am

have a 1998 flsts with 13,000 miles and a 2005 flhtci with 43,000 miles. Image

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Postby The Deacon » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:35 am

Ride this one occasionally...

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