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Gas Man
01-08-2011, 09:11 AM
So my BIL asked me to go as the MC guy, to help him look thru the new touring models.

So this Kawasaki Voyager was the main attraction for my BIL
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011019.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011015.jpg

nice sticker price. But like a Victory Vision, a test drive could kill it.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011020.jpg

Nice lookin dash
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011017.jpg

Heated seats and rider comm
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011016.jpg

He really likes it
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011018.jpg

They are offering a stripped down version for more "solo riding" per the Kaw Corp people there. To which I said, yeah it's the "Street Glide" version DUH.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011022.jpg

But they switched the bag type too, for the negative. Side opening <thumbs down>
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011024.jpg

A couple of bikes for the dual sport gents
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011012.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011013.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011093.jpg

But if you want true off roading... hmmm
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011096.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011097.jpg

This was a real nice looking cruiser
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011014.jpg

Some nice rocket power
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011029.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011025.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011026.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011027.jpg

Yummy, I bought 2 (and on phone here)
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011028.jpg

Gas Man
01-08-2011, 09:11 AM
Yammy tried to meet with the Kaw but WOW does it fall short in some areas
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011030.jpg

Like a CASSETTE deck on a 2011 bike! REALLY!?!?!?!?!?!
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011031.jpg

Another Yammy, and boy is it a dead ringer for another brand?!?
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011032.jpg

But talk about a poor use of fairing space
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011033.jpg

Madonna called, she wants her bra cups back.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011034.jpg

A real nice straight cruiser
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011035.jpg

Some WOW factor wheels
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011036.jpg

If you don't have your testicles or ovaries anymore substitute them with another wheel.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011095.jpg

If you still have those body parts, you'll do better on this, honestly.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011094.jpg

They had some nice customs. Honda had this "factory" custom that was real real nice.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011107.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011106.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011104.jpg

All touch screen, but is the speedo in there?
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011105.jpg

Then all these custom built bikes through out in a bike show contest. I didn't even take pics of all of them.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011108.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011103.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011102.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011100.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011098.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011099.jpg

Gas Man
01-08-2011, 09:12 AM
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011090.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011091.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011092.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011089.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011088.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011087.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011086.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011085.jpg

Progressive was HUGE there. BIL was looking for Flo, for maybe inpure reasons, but she wasn't around. It's ok, he found great cut rate insurance for his future bike purchase. LOL
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011082.jpg

Gas Man
01-08-2011, 09:14 AM
They had lots of nice vendors there. WAY more than they had last time I went 5 years ago.

Found this nice vendor product - Stop & Go Tire plugs
http://www.2wheelmichigan.com/forums/showthread.php?2076-Stop-amp-Go-Tire-Repair-Kit&p=21572#post21572 (http://www.twowheelfix.com/showthread.php?p=440275#post440275)

Picked up a catalog from these boys... again thinking about my dual sport buddies
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011081.jpg

Found this super cool helmet for those nerd folk
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011011.jpg

Then there was jason britten's no limit stunting team show
http://www.2wheelmichigan.com/forums/showthread.php?2077-Jason-Britten-s-No-Limit-Stunting&p=21573#post21573

Bob
01-08-2011, 03:53 PM
That Honda prototype custom bike was by far my favorite at the entire show.

Remo
01-09-2011, 12:00 PM
I was disappointed with the show this year. I have been going for a few years now, and for about the past 3 I have noticed the show getting a little smaller each year. Less vendors, less dealerships, less deals to be found. This year there were not even any euro bikes there (Ducati, BMW, etc...). Probably due to the economy :(

WILEY
01-09-2011, 12:10 PM
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011085.jpg


That curved bicycle style front end would worry me.

Stress would all be on that bolt at the back of the forks just above the wheel.

Gas Man
01-09-2011, 03:54 PM
I was disappointed with the show this year. I have been going for a few years now, and for about the past 3 I have noticed the show getting a little smaller each year. Less vendors, less dealerships, less deals to be found. This year there were not even any euro bikes there (Ducati, BMW, etc...). Probably due to the economy :(

Yeah it's a hilly thing. It will get better, then worse, then worse, better, better, worse...

I have always wanted to go to a bigger version like chicago or somin.

TheReaper!
01-09-2011, 10:43 PM
That Honda prototype custom bike was by far my favorite at the entire show.

I loved the looks of it too , and it's a Honda ?

TheReaper!

Bob
01-09-2011, 10:50 PM
I loved the looks of it too , and it's a Honda ?

TheReaper!

The flat black one right? I forgot to mention that because they had a few.

One thing I notices with a lot of the bikes was they are starting to feel really cheap now. A lot of hard plastics and junk. I looked at the Can Am Spyder really hard because I've always been curious about them. I honestly could not believe how cheap they felt.

2isGR8r
01-10-2011, 12:23 AM
Just went today with a couple buddies of mine. Last time I went to the show was probably 3+ years ago. And it seemed a bit smaller this year. But I always enjoy getting to sit on different models that I'm interested in and definitely was happy to get to finally see the new Ninja 1000 that I'm planning on getting hopefully next year. :)

The stunt bike show was pretty cool. I think the at the last show I went to they had a motocross demo.

Trainguy
01-10-2011, 06:43 AM
Great pics as always Gas Man
If you don't have your testicles or ovaries anymore substitute them with another wheel.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/Cycle%20Word%202011/CW2011095.jpg
LMAO

Mudpuppy
01-10-2011, 08:36 AM
thanks gas for starting yet another IMS thread - maybe i should start one? MFP! we had one it was good enough but now we have 3.. multiplying like downriver rats.. when i get through my pics (and i have a surprise exclusively for the TWM boys for your amusement and entertainment) i will post them up in the various locations here..

Gas Man
01-10-2011, 09:32 AM
Hey F off Mud. We'll have to start calling you a Blue Mud Dog just so everyone knows you're super irritating. WTF! :)

I just didn't want the pics and stuff to get barried in all the responses like...
oh i might go
I won't go I hate bikes
I will be at the ghey bar instead
I like to watch priests watch kids
etc
etc

Gas Man
01-10-2011, 09:36 AM
The flat black one right? I forgot to mention that because they had a few.

One thing I notices with a lot of the bikes was they are starting to feel really cheap now. A lot of hard plastics and junk. I looked at the Can Am Spyder really hard because I've always been curious about them. I honestly could not believe how cheap they felt.

Hello... that's cause they are cheap crap. Hence why I stick with the brand I prefer. If someone else wants to buy their crap then have at it, I don't mind, just don't want my name on the title.

Look at even victory, their Vision model. The non-touring model (ie: street glide version) still has the windshield motor button on the handlebar controls, but there is no motor there to move the windshield. That's an upgrade. "But it's pre-wired" they'll tell ya. Yeah cause leaving everything there without the actual function is cheaper cheap.

Oh but you can get a plastic chromed out Furby too.

Mudpuppy
01-11-2011, 08:45 AM
Hey F off Mud. We'll have to start calling you a Blue Mud Dog just so everyone knows you're super irritating. WTF! :)

I just didn't want the pics and stuff to get barried in all the responses like...
oh i might go
I won't go I hate bikes
I will be at the ghey bar instead
I like to watch priests watch kids
etc
etc

thank you sir may i have another.. yes i do my best to irritate and you are just an easy target.. cheap and easy.. and most of what you said was what you said in the original thread.. lol..

Gas Man
01-11-2011, 08:54 AM
I'll take cheap & easy for $1.

Mudpuppy
01-11-2011, 04:09 PM
ok after searching for an hour i found this pic thread NOT in the pic area.. so here are my pics:

http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad10/pgranowicz/International%20Motorcycle%20Show%20Novi%20MI%2020 11/IMSNoviMI010811-001r.jpg

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Mudpuppy
01-11-2011, 04:09 PM
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Gas Man
01-12-2011, 02:30 PM
Awesome pics man!

Mudpuppy
01-12-2011, 03:46 PM
Awesome pics man!

thanks..

Gas Man
01-14-2011, 09:36 AM
That Honda prototype custom bike was by far my favorite at the entire show.

Here's more info on it Bob.
http://www.cyrilhuzeblog.com/2011/01/14/gorgeous-slammed-honda-vt300-conversion/