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post #1 of 13 Old 11-16-2008, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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Always rains when you wash your bike

So today I spent the morning washing and polishing my bike since I returned back from a deployment. I washed the whole bike, top to bottom and used a green pad to take the road grim off the head pipes and polished lip.

I figured I'd go take a ride up to Mokuleia and snap some pics w/ the new grips and turn signals installed. The ride was your typical 84 degree ride w/ breeze coming from the windward side of the island. Half way through a 3 mile stretch of twisties the sky darkened and a thin mist started to develop. After going over a hill a full down pour came out of no where, making the last 1.5 miles miserable in pants, slippers and a tank top. I usually do not ride w/o my gear but today was a nice enough day that I figured I'd 'Ride Local'.

Thankfully 15 minutes later, a whole bunch of prayers and looking like I fell overboard, the rain let up and the rest of the ride was great. The following pics are a couple I snapped here and there. Seems every time I wash a vehicle, a raincloud decides to kill my work.

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More Pics can be found at: http://s29.photobucket.com/albums/c295/HotRod723/919/

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post #2 of 13 Old 11-17-2008, 05:31 AM
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damn, is there anything else to be said





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post #3 of 13 Old 11-17-2008, 05:33 AM
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damn, is there anything else to be said
That you are mad that he's in Hawaii!

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post #4 of 13 Old 11-17-2008, 08:59 AM
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You live in Hawaii! Were you expecting dust storms? Every day I've spent in Hawaii, it's rained on me, even if only lightly for a couple of minutes.

The only time I've ridden a bike in Hawaii was on a rented 1200cc Sportster. Wish I'd had my own 919!

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post #5 of 13 Old 11-17-2008, 09:51 AM
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You live in Hawaii! Were you expecting dust storms? Every day I've spent in Hawaii, it's rained on me, even if only lightly for a couple of minutes.
You beat me to it! I was just going to say that when I was stationed there '85 to '89, it rained most days. I had a '74 Super Beetle that I had detailed to a tee.

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post #6 of 13 Old 11-17-2008, 10:04 AM
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thats a nice bike... i like the paint scheme ..... what kinda tires are those... i like the look of the tread..



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post #7 of 13 Old 11-17-2008, 10:16 AM
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That is a beautiful bike

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post #8 of 13 Old 11-17-2008, 10:37 AM
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A few pics of the 9er is fine!
Pics of the island would really be nice

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post #9 of 13 Old 11-17-2008, 12:30 PM
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Your bike is beautiful.
What's up with the gears in the background of pics 1 and 2?
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Whats up with those tie wraps?

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Your bike is beautiful.
What's up with the gears in the background of pics 1 and 2?
Gears from an old sugar mill up on the North Shore. I took those pictures after I escaped the down pour.

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thats a nice bike... i like the paint scheme ..... what kinda tires are those... i like the look of the tread..
Michellin Pilot Road - Sport Touring. ~50 mile commute to work each day. Pretty good tire. I wanted to stick w/ my Metzlers but they were out of my price range, plus I needed something with a longer tread life.

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Ha Ha, That's the only way I can fasten my mirror. It's temporary until I can either buy another type of mirror or find another way to keep it on.

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Bike looks really good. Glad you are enjoying your new grips. What other grips did you have before these?

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post #13 of 13 Old 11-18-2008, 05:28 AM
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damn, the bike looks awesome
the 919 is so versatile





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