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Re: Time to start looking...
« Reply #50 on: June 20, 2012, 09:55:51 pm »
Yes, he's really that big. ;D

Good looking bike Joe. What year is it?
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Re: Time to start looking...
« Reply #51 on: June 20, 2012, 10:45:52 pm »
Outstanding Joe! You look so calm, cool and collected like you do this everyday!

What was the problem with the smoking engine? Simple I hope.

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Re: Time to start looking...
« Reply #52 on: June 20, 2012, 11:21:52 pm »
You looking good Mr. Big.  :great:

Can't wait to hear more as you go along.  Sweet looking ride.  Dolores says, "At least it's the right color."   :)
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Re: Time to start looking...
« Reply #53 on: June 21, 2012, 12:22:52 am »
Ron, it is a brand new 2012 DL1000.

The smoking, as we all suspected, was packing grease on the engine. They gave it a good clean, tested the snot out of it, and blessed it.

I will be riding it again on Friday to work since my brother is taking the day off. Since we commute, I won't ride much during the work week, but I look forward to some really nice weekends in my future. ;D

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Re: Time to start looking...
« Reply #54 on: June 21, 2012, 12:24:22 am »
Oddly enough, blue is my color. But I couldn't get the CX-5 in blue and ended up with red...and now same same with the V. I guess red is my new blue.  :great:
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Re: Time to start looking...
« Reply #55 on: June 21, 2012, 02:04:04 am »
...now say after me..."Go Dawgs!!" (the other local collective in Georgia)  :rotflmao:

I like it! I had not seen that model and color. Might be my next bike!
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Re: Time to start looking...
« Reply #56 on: June 21, 2012, 05:35:09 pm »
I thought I would break the Murph's addiction with the acquisition of the V...So much for that idea.  :D

Center stand half price of OEM, and something that might help with the wind noise...Let the farklization begin!  >:D
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Re: Time to start looking...
« Reply #57 on: June 21, 2012, 05:37:17 pm »
I thought I would break the Murph's addiction with the acquisition of the V...So much for that idea.  :D

Center stand half price of OEM, and something that might help with the wind noise...Let the farklization begin!  >:D


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Re: Time to start looking...
« Reply #58 on: June 27, 2012, 01:43:56 am »
Just to throw in my 13 cents... You'll grow to love the VeeStrom. It has at least 400x more power than the WeeStrom brethren you'll see everywhere. The DL1000 is a much more rare bike, but still with affordable parts. Once you get past break-in you'll be able to happily cruise in the 3,500-6,000 power band sweet spot and you'll realize that while it's not a rocket, it's a very stout performer on road, off road, and in all manner of twisty road you wish to guide it through.

Having owned an SV650 I have a lot of firsthand experience with a similar engine design and I promise you, it's quite easy to work on. Oh, and it gets killer gas mileage too.

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Re: Time to start looking...
« Reply #59 on: July 05, 2012, 02:07:10 pm »
Big Joe... I just found this discussion. (Need to go back and read thru it) 
But fer now,   I have to say;  Good for you!!!!!

Start your planning for next years National,,,, NOW!!!!

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Re: Time to start looking...
« Reply #60 on: July 05, 2012, 02:27:35 pm »
Joe, I just saw this thread so congrats on your new steed! I've heard a ton of good things about the DLs from folks on the LDRiders list....they are definitely popular among the endurance-riding crowd.

Noticed you're in Marietta now. Have you made it to Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q yet? If not, you owe it to yourself to go....I was there last year and it's the closest thing you'll find to Heaven here on Earth!


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Re: Time to start looking...
« Reply #61 on: July 05, 2012, 10:55:10 pm »
Joe, I just saw this thread so congrats on your new steed! I've heard a ton of good things about the DLs from folks on the LDRiders list....they are definitely popular among the endurance-riding crowd.

It isn't what I expected when I bought an "adventure" bike. My first impressions were harsh, but unwarranted. I only have 200 miles on her so far, but 150 of that was this weekend in one trip, and I am very pleasantly surprised. I look forward to getting her out of the break in period.  :motonoises:

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Noticed you're in Marietta now. Have you made it to Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q yet? If not, you owe it to yourself to go....I was there last year and it's the closest thing you'll find to Heaven here on Earth!


I have not, but I will add it to my growing list of local good eats. I was in culinary hell in South Texas. Okay, maybe not hell, I DO like Mexican...just not as the ONLY choice.  :rotflmao:
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Re: Time to start looking...
« Reply #62 on: July 06, 2012, 01:29:47 pm »
My friend had the ribs at Williamsons' and said they were the best he had ever eaten.

Funny thing is that they seem to be huge Republican supporters (pics all over the place) so if you're a Democrat you might have to close your eyes......             :D

Even then, it'd be worth the pain.....the food is incredible.
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Re: Time to start looking...
« Reply #63 on: July 06, 2012, 05:49:46 pm »
Worse, I am a libertarian...I piss everyone off.  :o

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Re: Time to start looking...
« Reply #64 on: July 06, 2012, 05:53:52 pm »
You'd better catch Neal Boortz on 95.5 fm before he retires, then. You'll love him. :great:
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Re: Time to start looking...
« Reply #65 on: July 06, 2012, 06:13:13 pm »
I have listened to him often. He is one reason I found out about the FairTax and became a supporter. (But we don't delve into politics here.  :o)

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Re: Time to start looking...
« Reply #66 on: July 06, 2012, 07:16:13 pm »
Before Joe gets started,,, on that...

Have you rode the new bike anymore Joe?
Whut do ya think?
Will it make it to Idaho Falls nexyt year??

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Re: Time to start looking...
« Reply #67 on: July 06, 2012, 10:39:24 pm »
Did a 150 miler on the 4th, there is a thread elsewhere. Rode her to work last two days, trying to get past the break-in period so I can really see what she is like.  ;D

I can't plan anything that far in advance. Heck, even a month is difficult right now with the job since I am too new to have any vacation time yet. But I hope to make some local weekend functions and stay involved. And I still want a C14 some day...just because....  :motonoises:
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