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Silly Cornhuskers......they should know better to be out riding when its below 40 degrees....

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Baketech : Silly Cornhuskers......they should know better to be out riding when its below 40 degrees....

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that'll learn ya!
 

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Baketech, after we split up I did the last 50 miles of my break-in mileage, this time running her through the gears on several occasions so as to get any tiny particulate matter off that's gonna come off.

Came home, did the oil and filter change in about eight or nine minutes beginning to end (god I love owning a naked bike again), put some Stabil in the tank and sloshed it round, ran it for a bit, then plugged in the battery. Should be good to go until we get our usual Indian summer stretch sometime in the next few weeks. I've got a jet kit and a fender eliminator to work on in order pass time anyway...

All I can say about my new ride is, I won't be missing my 954 anytime soon. It was a very good motorcycle, but this bike gives me just about all the performance of the Honda in a much more comfortable package. And let me tell ya, this is a fast motorcycle. Good torque from way down low, then things get pretty exciting on the far side of 6K.

By 8,000 it's just plain mental, with the front wheel pawing into the air in first gear (that's with 230 pound Chain aboard, no fanning of the clutch, no jerking of the bars). I think the sensation of speed is accentuated by the fact you're sitting bolt upright and white-knuckling the bar to keep from being tossed off the back and onto the pavement that's hurtling beneath you. Good clean fun!

I really wish the weather would have been better for our meeting and ride, but I still logged 170 miles by the time I was home. Baketech's got the cleanest 929 I've ever laid eyes on, btw, so no more messing with Chain about incessant polishing. I'm onto you 'tech.

Don, great to have met you and I regret that we didn't have more time, sunny skies and warm temps.

Brrr. I'm still half frozen. Ah well, nothing 30 minutes of jumping jacks in a scalding hot shower won't cure...
 

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You guys should have come to Columbia. Weather was awesome all weekend. I could have ridden my brother's F3 so you would have a chance at keeping up...
 

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Quote All I can say about my new ride is, I won't be missing my 954 anytime soon. It was a very good motorcycle, but this bike gives me just about all the performance of the Honda in a much more comfortable package. And let me tell ya, this is a fast motorcycle. Good torque from way down low, then things get pretty exciting on the far side of 6K.

Can we archive this somewhere for use later in the spring when there is a sale at the chain residence?? LOL
 

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Chain : Baketech, after we split up I did the last 50 miles of my break-in mileage, this time running her through the gears on several occasions so as to get any tiny particulate matter off that's gonna come off.
Impressive considering that when I got back to Bellevue, the bank thermometer was saying 38 degrees....LOL

Anyway, the scenery in the Loess hills was awesome! The roads were actually pretty interesting, and I am looking forward to a trip back when the weather is better to take the full tour....

I managed to sponge free meals all the way across the Midwest from both Fireblades and VFR list guys....notably on this board - Chain and Tigerblade. Against my better judgement, I met them both, and to my surprise, they were both good people....
 

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Baketech : Impressive considering that when I got back to Bellevue, the bank thermometer was saying 38 degrees.

Anyway, the scenery in the Loess hills was awesome! The roads were actually pretty interesting, and I am looking forward to a trip back when the weather is better to take the full tour.
Crap, I felt cold, but I didn't realize it was THAT cold.

As for the scenery, assuming you come up to KCMO to visit the parents again next spring or summer, you'll have to return (snag Blunderblade in Columbia if you're feeling benevolent) for the proper tour. You saw about 15% of the really pretty stuff I had in mind for the day. <sigh>
 

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Baketech : Impressive considering that when I got back to Bellevue, the bank thermometer was saying 38 degrees....LOL
I did a ride a few weeks ago, and when I left in the morning it was that cold. I stayed glued to the tank and tucked behind the 954's windscreen. It was cold enough that I couldn't even feel the engine heat on the back of my legs. Luckily by lunchtime it had warmed up to 65-70 just in time to hit the twisties.

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