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J.R. Bob Dobbs
01-28-2006, 18:41
My family and friends must be getting bored with my bike talk. My dogs seem distant. I havent gone shooting since the day I got my first motorcycle last summer. I used to shoot at least twice a month. I spend all my spare time riding or fondling the bike.

I bought a second bike a few weeks ago, and the feeling seems twice as strong. What's going on here, am I in trouble? Will this ease up after awhile, or am I going to start collecting the damed things?

Clydeglide
01-28-2006, 18:48
You have been assimilated. The transformation is almost complete.

Do not resist.

:cool:

ChaZ
01-28-2006, 19:09
I know what you mean. It's a disease that won't let go of you until you have collection that's similar to Jay Leno.

-ChaZ

g29andy
01-29-2006, 10:06
For some collection inspiration, head over to the Barber Motorsports track and museum in Leeds, AL.

I ended up buying the wife a bike. It's something we can do together, and it takes away any potential criticisms about me having one. Sneaky, huh?

fnfalman
01-30-2006, 10:35
It's an addiction that's terrible on the wallet, I can assure you.;f

MarkTX
02-04-2006, 20:06
You know its bad when you start thinking of selling a couple of your glocks just to add some mods to the bike... ;g

BCM
03-04-2006, 10:18
Originally posted by fnfalman
It's an addiction that's terrible on the wallet, I can assure you.;f


Ain't that the truth!

geminicricket
03-07-2006, 23:41
My CEO invited us to buy Honda or Yamaha motorcycles from his friend, Jeff Kent, who owns a dealership for each in and near San Antonio.

Until then I hadn't thought about riding a motorcycle in 25 years.
Now, though, it's between a Kawasaki Vulcan Nomad and a Honda Gold Wing. Timing is the question. Do I stick to my plans of getting out of debt in 3 years, or do I get deeper in debt now, or do I wait a year and get partly out of debt and partly back in? Perhaps a test drive will help me decide.

Bandalero
03-08-2006, 08:15
Resistance is futile.....welcome to the Dark Side.

Now comes the copious amounts of gear -- helmets, gloves, leather, jackets, etc. etc....

;b ;N

fnfalman
03-08-2006, 10:16
Exhausts, EFI controller, dyno tuning, suspension upgrade, chrome/carbon fiber tidbits...:cool:

J.R. Bob Dobbs
03-08-2006, 14:52
New tires, different sprockets, new seat, new boots.....all in the last month.

c5367
03-08-2006, 16:32
Originally posted by fnfalman
Exhausts, EFI controller, dyno tuning, suspension upgrade, chrome/carbon fiber tidbits...:cool:

Sooo expensive. I just dropped an ungodly sum on a full 57mm Ti Termi exhaust for my 749R. and the Dyno tuning is gonna be another chunk o' cash. Before that was rearsets, and a carbon fiber hugger, open clutch cover, etc.
My SS1000 got pretty much the same treatment.

My bikes have cut into my shooting too. I've got a brand spankin' new RRA that I've only put 100rds through. My Kimber lies unused, begging for some super-slick forged sear/hammer/disconnector combo and Heinie straight-8s, but the money has been diverted to MOMO grips instead.

I need help......;f

fnfalman
03-08-2006, 17:51
Originally posted by c5367
open clutch cover, etc.
My SS1000 got pretty much the same treatment.

I need help......;f

Nope. You need this T-shirt.


http://us.st11.yimg.com/store1.yimg.com/I/yhst-2231089645916_1888_1021783

c5367
03-08-2006, 18:55
Originally posted by fnfalman
Nope. You need this T-shirt.


http://us.st11.yimg.com/store1.yimg.com/I/yhst-2231089645916_1888_1021783 ;z

fnfalman
03-08-2006, 19:02
Find it here http://www.proitalia.com

This joint is a tiny little place that sells top of the line Italian stallions. It looks like a dump in a rundown neighborhood of Glendale, California but it's not. There's a shop in Santa Barbara too but I haven't been to that one.

I also thought about the Momo grips but I don't know how functional it is.

c5367
03-08-2006, 19:09
They're totally functional. I got the perf leathet w/ red inserts to go with the red piping on the seat, the red wheels and a few other assorted red highlights. (its a Senna color scheme) The carbon fiber MOMOs were very sexy, but the glossy finish was a bit slippery, that why I opted for the leather. The $100 price difference helped too;) They're not as sticky as the OEM rubber grips, but they aren't slippery by any means. They'd look great on the Brutale! I love that bike

Thanks for the link! If I'm ever out there, I'll check 'em out.

KaTooM
03-09-2006, 22:55
I must admit, I'm a trackday junkie. I leave for Pahrump nevada tomarrow for a track day at spring mountain motorsports ranch.

Lets see.

185 entry fee
100 gas from L.A.
200 rear tire DOT race rubber
100 hotel

the list goes on....

I have been doing 2 a month for a while now. Different tracks, mostly Cali.

The feeling you get dragging your knee around a race track= Priceless.

fnfalman
03-10-2006, 10:10
Track Day gets expensive real fast, but if you feel the need for balls-out speed, that's where you gotta go.