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Live to Ride, Ride to Live

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Alan H
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Re: Live to Ride, Ride to Live

#81 Post by Alan H » December 14th, 2009, 2:35 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

Marian wrote:The only thing Harley Davidson has going for them is the fact that they raised over $65 million to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association since 1980. Neither Kawasaki nor Honda can compete with that!
Yeah, Honda has only raised $25 million since 1984 for good causes, but I guess they're not as popular in the US as Harleys!
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Re: Live to Ride, Ride to Live

#82 Post by Hundovir » February 3rd, 2010, 9:53 pm

Having semi-retired my BMW for a bit after my "off" the other week makes me realise...

that the 400cc Suzuki Burgman that I've had for the last year has been sadly under-rated by me.

Automatic CVT transmission (= faster in town cornering coz no gears to think about)

good weather protection

huge storage capacity - two dashboard cubby-holes, lockable glove box, underseat space for two full-face helmets (or my weekend shopping)

cruises happily at 70mph, will top out at about 90-95 mph

I'm getting about 70mpg consumption - and I don't hang about!

Hundovir becomes... serious scooter man!

My Suzuki Burgman 400:

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Re: Live to Ride, Ride to Live

#83 Post by Marian » February 3rd, 2010, 10:48 pm

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*drool, drool*

Check out those wheels, look at those wheels...
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Re: Live to Ride, Ride to Live

#84 Post by Lifelinking » February 3rd, 2010, 10:54 pm

Nice bit of kit Hundovir. I remember speaking to a bloke who had one he used to commute every day and he also spoke very highly of it.
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Re: Live to Ride, Ride to Live

#85 Post by Lifelinking » February 6th, 2010, 4:09 pm

My new baby


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Re: Live to Ride, Ride to Live

#86 Post by Hundovir » February 6th, 2010, 7:44 pm

Oh, very nice LL. Which model?

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Re: Live to Ride, Ride to Live

#87 Post by Lifelinking » February 6th, 2010, 7:53 pm

It's a 2002 ST1300 Pan European (the one with ABS). I was missing the weather protection and comfort of my old K100 on longer runs, and saw this locally. So far I have found it even better than the K, which is some going. Hope to do some miles on it this year :D :D :D
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Re: Live to Ride, Ride to Live

#88 Post by Marian » February 7th, 2010, 12:17 pm

This is what happened when I saw that bike!!!! Beautiful! Let's see, how many days until May...? :D
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Re: Live to Ride, Ride to Live

#89 Post by Hundovir » February 7th, 2010, 12:30 pm

:pointlaugh:

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Re: Live to Ride, Ride to Live

#90 Post by Marian » May 7th, 2010, 1:50 pm

I have to resusitate this thread for two reasons: Today, May 7th is International Female Ride Day http://www.motoress.com/IFRD_2010_wishes.asp. In light of that, I'd just like to say that I am the proud owner of a new-to-me motorcycle! My first one ever!!. I'm going to practice riding in a few minutes (not quite road ready yet but maybe today will inspire me to leave the parking lot...). I've got the camera handy so hopefully I'll be able to post some pics later. Oh yeah, it's a Kawasaki Eliminator 250.
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Re: Live to Ride, Ride to Live

#91 Post by Lifelinking » May 7th, 2010, 3:59 pm

Cool!

Keep the rubber side down Marian :D


Photos....we need photos........
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Re: Live to Ride, Ride to Live

#92 Post by Marian » May 7th, 2010, 9:14 pm

The photos are too big. Let me try to resize them
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Re: Live to Ride, Ride to Live

#93 Post by Marian » May 7th, 2010, 9:59 pm

Second time's a charm
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Re: Live to Ride, Ride to Live

#94 Post by Lifelinking » May 7th, 2010, 10:39 pm

Very nice :thumbsup:

I have had a few Kwacks over the years - they are pretty bullet proof
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Re: Live to Ride, Ride to Live

#95 Post by seyorni » May 9th, 2010, 9:18 pm

I've got a couple of Harleys but don't know how to post pictures.
Bikes generally get much better mileage (kilometerage?) than 4-wheeled vehicles. I think they're an underrated transport mode, particularly in the US.

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Re: Live to Ride, Ride to Live

#96 Post by Lifelinking » May 9th, 2010, 11:53 pm

Cool!

if you upload your photos on to photobucket or similar then paste the link in to a post here using the [img] code. Just make sure your pictures are not too big. Wanna see those Hogs!

(ps went out this afternoon for around a 100 mile ride - nice to get the knees in the breeze :D )
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Re: Live to Ride, Ride to Live

#97 Post by Marian » May 10th, 2010, 1:06 am

Been so wet and cold the last few days, I haven't had any bike time. Perhaps tomorrow. I'd have to do an awful lot of circles around the parking lot to get to 100miles! :laughter:
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Re: Live to Ride, Ride to Live

#98 Post by CurtisB » May 10th, 2010, 2:13 am

Since we're sharing here, please allow me to jump-in:
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how it looked when I bought it, used...
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stripped-down, and pre-lowers...
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It's a 2007 Suzuki Boulevard C50SE (805cc). The changes I've made since the lower picture picture are that I've replaced the passenger seat and I've installed some chrome lowers that were absolutely required for travel in excess of 70 km/h due to buffeting. Oh, I've also removed the "C50" stickers from the side covers and a tiny "Suzuki" sticker from the rear fender that was quite out-of-place, but I've left the tank badges on. As time and money permit there are a myriad other changes I'd like to get around to.

I Purchased it about 6 weeks ago and have covered ~1200km on it... mind you've I've been using it to commute as well as taking a few joy-rides.

Lifelinking, That looks like a deluxe sport-touring bike you've got there... very nice!
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Re: Live to Ride, Ride to Live

#99 Post by Lifelinking » May 10th, 2010, 11:37 am

Nice sled
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Re: Live to Ride, Ride to Live

#100 Post by Alan H » May 10th, 2010, 2:07 pm

Lifelinking wrote:Keep the rubber side down Marian :D
Lovin' the lingo!
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: Live to Ride, Ride to Live

#101 Post by Lifelinking » May 10th, 2010, 10:41 pm

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