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Unread 04-25-2013, 07:47 PM   #1561
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I see nothing wrong with that plan. I bought a bike with my tax return, you won't regret it.
All the convincing I need!

Plus - I'm taking the class with two workers. Points to the person who comes up with the wittiest glue factory biker game name. Best I have is the Thixotropes and that is FAR too nerdy.

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Unread 04-25-2013, 08:33 PM   #1562
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Uhg.... I've been on bikes since I was a kid, and have had at least 10 street bikes as an adult. NEVER have I been around or exposed to more death or injuries than when I was riding street bikes with a crew. Sorry Kate I ALWAYS try to talk my friends out of riding on the street, the main reason is that once you start...... you will always want to have a bike. And it's not if you'll go down, it's when. I have the barbed wire scars all along my beltline to prove that..... oh and brand new wrecked Ducati. You're a big girl so obviously you've decided you want to ride and I respect that. I just hope to make you think about what I've said before every ride to keep you focused. I'm on about a 6 months not having a bike. And it's honestly like being "on the wagon", I just fought off the extreme desire to buy another bike...... it's really hard. Now having said that! What kind of bikes are thinking about???? Probably a cruiser??? HD?? Bleh!

This was my absolute baby after I rebuilt her after wadding her up!



This one I REALLY miss...... at the drag strip



Best all around Litre bike ever made.... miss this one badly.

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Unread 04-25-2013, 10:07 PM   #1563
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Unread 04-26-2013, 05:21 AM   #1564
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My thoughts on why I don't have any desire to get a bike.
  • I have a Jeep.
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Unread 04-26-2013, 05:57 AM   #1565
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Uhg.... I've been on bikes since I was a kid, and have had at least 10 street bikes as an adult. NEVER have I been around or exposed to more death or injuries than when I was riding street bikes with a crew. Sorry Kate I ALWAYS try to talk my friends out of riding on the street, the main reason is that once you start...... you will always want to have a bike. And it's not if you'll go down, it's when. I have the barbed wire scars all along my beltline to prove that..... oh and brand new wrecked Ducati. You're a big girl so obviously you've decided you want to ride and I respect that. I just hope to make you think about what I've said before every ride to keep you focused. I'm on about a 6 months not having a bike. And it's honestly like being "on the wagon", I just fought off the extreme desire to buy another bike...... it's really hard. Now having said that! What kind of bikes are thinking about???? Probably a cruiser??? HD?? Bleh!

This was my absolute baby after I rebuilt her after wadding her up!



This one I REALLY miss...... at the drag strip



Best all around Litre bike ever made.... miss this one badly.

Yeah - trust me, I have put a lot of thought into this. For a while I decided to not go with the bike altogether and just save up for the pickup.

My dad's side of the family were all avid HD riders - so I grew up knowing the risk. One of my grandfather's good friends and my grandmothers brother both died in motorcycle accidents.

However, I have weighed the risk and reward and I still just have the worst urge to start looking for a used sportster or something. Historically- I have been very adamant about only owning a Harley. However, I think my pickiness has subsided and I am just looking for a smaller kick around bike that I can pay cash for.

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Cyanoacrylate would be a super name
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My thoughts on why I don't have any desire to get a bike.
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* I also has a Jeep
* I want a truck
*I want a bike
*I want a boat
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Unread 04-26-2013, 12:05 PM   #1566
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Yep its hard to save when you have and want other toys. I just dropped 2,100 on Black Widow the the day before yesterday for a torque converter and clutch packs.
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Unread 04-26-2013, 12:14 PM   #1567
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Here is my second toy that takes some of my money as well though not as much as the Jeep has for sure. The wifey tells me I should sell it being I don't ride it much except in the summer.
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Unread 04-26-2013, 12:41 PM   #1568
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Yep its hard to save when you have and want other toys. I just dropped 2,100 on Black Widow the the day before yesterday for a torque converter and clutch packs.
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Here is my second toy that takes some of my money as well though not as much as the Jeep has for sure. The wifey tells me I should sell it being I don't ride it much except in the summer.
... you are trying to make this more difficult for me, aren't you?
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Unread 04-26-2013, 12:45 PM   #1569
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Nah lol. I know its hard though to save money when you have to fix things that break and when you just want to get something for yourself every now and then.
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Unread 04-29-2013, 06:18 AM   #1570
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Good morning everyone! Happy Monday

I completed the motorcycle training class and I might even have a bike lined up to buy.

In Jeep news- Alice is back to normal. Rear driveshaft is back in. I am thinking instead of an install issue could it be that the pinion angle is just causing too much stress on the joints? I had read frequently that the unlimiteds don't need a pinion angle adjustment with lifts of 4" and less - but if it makes it any less than optimal I would think it would be causing extra stress that doesn't need to be there.

Probably not tonight - but the rear bumper and possibly even soft top will be going on after work sometime this week. Then I need to figure out what my plan is for how and when to get my sliders on.
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Unread 04-29-2013, 07:20 AM   #1571
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In Jeep news- Alice is back to normal. Rear driveshaft is back in. I am thinking instead of an install issue could it be that the pinion angle is just causing too much stress on the joints? I had read frequently that the unlimiteds don't need a pinion angle adjustment with lifts of 4" and less - but if it makes it any less than optimal I would think it would be causing extra stress that doesn't need to be there.
I really wouldn't think that you would be having a pinion angle problem, but I have been known to make mistakes...from time to time.
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Unread 04-29-2013, 07:34 AM   #1572
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I really wouldn't think that you would be having a pinion angle problem, but I have been known to make mistakes...from time to time.
I certainly hope you are right! I am going to drive it for a month - take it easy and hope that the problem doesnt arise again. Hope it was just an install fluke versus a systemic problem.


I also forgot to include the fact that my front axle is definitely not geared differently. I was just driving it different because I was afraid of being too hard on it in FWD. Psychological re-gear if you will.
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Unread 04-29-2013, 07:45 AM   #1573
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i really wouldn't think that you would be having a pinion angle problem, but i have been known to make mistakes...from time to time.
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Unread 04-29-2013, 08:39 AM   #1575
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I don't remember 100% but the rear has adjustable caster right?
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