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Couple pics from this weekend (Blackbird thread)

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by Celerity, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Check em out !

    This is my friend's 2002 600R with 9k on it. It's mint. It had shitty tires on it when he first got it, and cornering was a bitch - it's got new tread on it and it's a peach now. Totally a bike I would own.

    Then, my little scooter next to it.

    And oh yeah, the Blackbird I was talking about in my birthday thread.
     

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    formby learning in progress

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    man you're having a blast on that thing.

    but that grey bike makes you look tinier than what you are. you made a great choice in the one you bought.
     
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    :werd: that bike makes you look tiny.. haha..
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    I'll only ever look "right" on the 250. I'm a short dude that weighs 135 lbs. But that doesn't mean that I can't ever upgrade!

    When it comes to the other bikes I look at, I always run into "What does this bike offer me over the 250?" At my weight, the 250 does quite a lot. but honestly what gets me with the blackbird is what my eyes see when I'm on it. The gauges, the fairing, the position.. it all works out. Big bike ? You bet. Biggest bike in that category ? Hardly. I still have no idea how people ride Vstroms and those BMW touring monsters.
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Or Goldwings, for that matter. Goldwings are luxury cars on two wheels. CD Changer, intercom, heating, AC, navigation, 1.8l motor, ABS brakes, reverse... Its getting silly.

    I can't believe you only weigh 135. You're a tiny lil bastard!
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    I've ridden a Goldwing before, Not one of the new ones with satellite nav screens and shit, but I rode a 1990. It wasn't that tough. My friend's newer VTX1800 is WAY more challenging to ride and stand upright with.

    Newer ones though, I've swung my foot over them. I couldn't get it off the stand. What a fuckin pig those things are.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    how the fuck do you do heat and a/c on a bike? lmao
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    my friend's Concours has heat. It's a vent that you move with your foot. Move it so the engine heat is blasting up on you. It's VERY effective.

    As far as A/C, I have no clue or if that was just an exageration. Goldwings DO have heat though.
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Yeah, no AC yet. I thought they did, but couldnt find anything on it.

    ABS is real though, as is navigation, airbags, 6 speaker audio, heater, heated seats and grips, electronic pre-load setting suspension, 6.6 gallon tank, and a 820 pound dry curb weight. So you can tack on another 50 pounds for gas and other fluids.
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Once the goldwing is moving faster than 15 mph and you have a destination to get to, I'm sure its the most pleasant travelling method in the world.

    I wouldn't do the riding that I do everyday, that's for sure.
     
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