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post #1 of 16 Old 04-17-2009, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
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Neglected Cage

You know you like to ride when.....

Its been so long since you drove the cage you have to hunt for the keys.
Then the damn thing wouldn't start cause it hasn't moved in 3 months.

Gonna have to start keeping a battery tender on it I guess.
Been riding the niner to work everyday since mid february.

Love the winters in texas cause you can still ride but our summers are a beotch.
It'll be 110 degrees any day now.

Wife says I should just sell the truck but I told her I might need it to haul the bike sometime.

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post #2 of 16 Old 04-17-2009, 09:40 AM
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Good Deal...Weather hasn't been so ride worthy around here. Gets warm, then rains, then back to cold...with an occassional nice day or two in the mix...But, It's nice now and the rest of the weekend


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post #3 of 16 Old 04-17-2009, 09:52 AM
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Mayday, I moved to North Carolina from Arlington, TX about two years ago. There are three things about NC that I don't like... there is no good TexMex food, no beef bbq, and winter lasts way too long here.

On the other hand, I can't leave my house without being on a twisty two lane road. I don't miss the 110 degree days.

My 919 is brand new. I can definitely see the cage being left to sit this summer. The bike is just way too much fun.

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post #4 of 16 Old 04-17-2009, 09:58 AM
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lol...i was in wichita falls for 5 months, and missed 3 days of riding; one because i crashed, 2 because of ice. it was convenient, considering i had to replace a crank in my truck and rebuild a trans for it... i didn't have to stress about getting it done in a hurry
North Dakota, on the other hand... well... i have some bikes for sale, if anyone is interested. No, you can't by my niner.

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I remember I went to start my car a couple of months ago after not moving it from its parking space for like three weeks. I was greeted by a mysterious ant infestation in my car. I must have killed over a hundred of those little guys. Since then, I make sure to drive my car at least once a week and make sure to change spaces every now and then.

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I remember I went to start my car a couple of months ago after not moving it from its parking space for like three weeks. I was greeted by a mysterious ant infestation in my car. I must have killed over a hundred of those little guys. Since then, I make sure to drive my car at least once a week and make sure to change spaces every now and then.



Did you put any bombs in it just in case


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I've always lived in Dallas, never seen a twistie! Hell,we're lucky to find a sweeper every now and then.
Got plenty of long flat straight roads though!
I don't know how you guys up north deal with it being that cold for that long.
I guess it's whatever your used to. I work for an insurance company as an underwriter and have to attend meetings with co-workers from up north. They almost melt when they come here in the summer. To them anything over 70 is hot.

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Mayday, head down to Cedar Hill. There are some nice roads around there. And there are a couple around Joe Pool Lake. They aren't twisties like we have here but they are better than nothing.

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or the wichita mountains. it's about 40 miles north of wichita falls, just past lawton. a nice scenic oasis, make sure you stop at Meers for a burger. they are as amazing as the scenery.

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Twisties

Thanks for the tips guys! I'll check them out.
I'll take anything that remotely resembles a twistie at this point.
I need to get away from dallas more often.
Gets old going in a straight line all the time.

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oo ooo oooooo! GO TO MotorSportsRanch! they have trackdays put on by ridesmart, uber fun! and it's right out your backdoor, w/in 20 minutes of FW

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oo ooo oooooo! GO TO MotorSportsRanch! they have trackdays put on by ridesmart, uber fun! and it's right out your backdoor, w/in 20 minutes of FW
scrat, now that really sounds fun!
Been riding streetbikes since I was 17 (42 now) but never done a trackday.

I'll definitely check them out.

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That used to happen to me all the time. Right now the bike is out of commission.

Hows the jacket?

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That used to happen to me all the time. Right now the bike is out of commission.

Hows the jacket?
Hey Zack, Love the jacket, and the price was right!
It's gonna be my part of my summer gear.
Lot better airflow than the tourmaster I've been wearing for 2 seasons.
Here in texas airflow is everything. It's one hot sob here in august.
Now I just gotta get the 15t installed.

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I've always lived in Dallas, never seen a twistie! Hell,we're lucky to find a sweeper every now and then.
Got plenty of long flat straight roads though!
I don't know how you guys up north deal with it being that cold for that long.
I guess it's whatever your used to. I work for an insurance company as an underwriter and have to attend meetings with co-workers from up north. They almost melt when they come here in the summer. To them anything over 70 is hot.
It really is what you're used to. I commute on my bike year round (28-90 degrees) and have been on a few short weekend rides this year. Anything from mid-50s to 80 degrees is considered nice. 110 and nothing but straight roads would almost make me question owning a bike... almost.
You NEED to go check out a track day, especially with no twisties anywhere in sight - you will never be the same. Enjoy!

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