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    Poor man's k-bike owner kreinke's Avatar
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    I can't take the cabin fever anymore

    I took my first 100 mile ride today!

    25 degrees...no sweat. Aerostitch vest was warm and toastie. The Bandit fired on the first touch of the starter button. The new Continental Contiforce tires are sweet!

    I stopped at Bala's H-D in Mauston and sat on an XR1200. Very cool bike. Nice workmanship. Really tall though. It felt about 1 inch higher in the seat than the Bandit. Also, I should mention that the seat is about as comfy as the dirt tracker the bike is made to emulate.....In other words, it's about 5/8" of leather covered foam on hard plastic. Uggh! Definately not worth the $10,700 they have on the price tag.

    From Mauston I took a ride up to Necedah along Catle Rock Flowage, wary sand and wet patches.

    'Ol Burt was right. You really do live more in five minutes on a motorcycle than some people do in a lifetime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kreinke View Post
    I took my first 100 mile ride today!

    25 degrees...no sweat. Aerostitch vest was warm and toastie. The Bandit fired on the first touch of the starter button. The new Continental Contiforce tires are sweet!

    I stopped at Bala's H-D in Mauston and sat on an XR1200. Very cool bike. Nice workmanship. Really tall though. It felt about 1 inch higher in the seat than the Bandit. Also, I should mention that the seat is about as comfy as the dirt tracker the bike is made to emulate.....In other words, it's about 5/8" of leather covered foam on hard plastic. Uggh! Definately not worth the $10,700 they have on the price tag.

    From Mauston I took a ride up to Necedah along Catle Rock Flowage, wary sand and wet patches.

    'Ol Burt was right. You really do live more in five minutes on a motorcycle than some people do in a lifetime.
    Mauston! Necedah! Castle Rock Flowage!! Nice area up there. My brother has a cabin just outside Mauston and I've fished the flowage.....nice! Gotta make it up there on the bike this year.

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    Pusser's Pyrate Society Zygmund's Avatar
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    Looks like today might be the day to take the first ride.....
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    My GS is coming out today too. When I got home from work yesterday I found the ice finally gone from my way out of town.

    The new tag was put on last night in anticipation for today!

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    Got a few miles in after a quick maintenance check.

    Still a lot of sand and slick spots out there (at least in central MN)

    Be careful - have fun.

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    wha? Krommenoek's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    My GS is coming out today too. When I got home from work yesterday I found the ice finally gone from my way out of town.
    Nice to see someone from NoDak getting out. The highways are clear around here, but the residential areas have four inches of slush. I have at least another week of waiting before I can get out.
    2001 F650GS
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    and a couple of Suzukis

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