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Thread: Bike Newbie from Ypsilanti

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    Default Bike Newbie from Ypsilanti

    Here goes after getting chastised for making a 1st post in general discussion without an intro and pics.

    I started riding last year for the first time. Must of been a mid-life crisis turning 50 . Wanted to start earlier, but the spousal unit was freaking out due to the fact that her father was killed on a motorcycle. She is OK now and just started riding. I got her a Honda Shadow VLX 600 for her first bike.

    Here is the most recent pic of my 2008 V-Strom DL-650 taken last month. Wheels are off for a tire change. Put Michelin Pilot 3's on front and rear. I also changed the front sprocket from a 15 tooth to a 17 tooth so it doesn't rev so much on the highway. This was a great time to really clean the chain, so I did it by dipping sections in my ultrasonic cleaner filled with kerosene. That did an incredible job. Lubed it up using DuPont dry wax lube.

    I've put about 5k miles on it so far as a bike Newbie. Also go by the same username, CnA, on the migunowners.org forum and AR-15.com.


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    Nice Ride!

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    Nice... and glad to have ya on board.

    Kero makes a GREAT chain cleaner, it's what I always used!
    ^^My $0.02 not yours^^
    -Chris
    aka Gas Man

    "Why pay somebody else to fuck up your bike?"
    "Custom don't bolt on!"

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    My better half and her Honda Shadow. I'm a lot uglier.

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    Nice, welcome to TWM! Now that you've learned to ride, you should learn how to take pictures. w0oT!

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    Roll away the dew...


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    welcome aboard

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    Welcome

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    Welcome nice rides all 3. Haha. Stick around this is really a good place

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    Nice pic!!!

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    awesome. nice bike and you like guns so you fit right in here along with a good sense of humor after the other thread went south, lol.
    Redline Superbike
    http://www.redlinesuperbike.com/



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