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2017 Signs of Spring

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    Bizarro Zoolander Petorius's Avatar
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    Re: 2017 Signs of Spring


    Its official, winter really is coming to a close. From the new guy thread:

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    Is there any reason not to be cool here and help him out?

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    Re: 2017 Signs of Spring

    LOL. A sure sign on any forum the offseason is ending.

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    Re: 2017 Signs of Spring

    Going to be a low of 6'F this weekend. 60 a week from today. Fuggin New England.

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    Re: 2017 Signs of Spring

    Is a transmission a thing you do when you fly to the Philippines to find your lady-boy plaything?

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    Re: 2017 Signs of Spring

    Who would ever expected to find two great references for the breakfast in Connecticut in the signs of spring thread. Thank you!

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    Re: 2017 Signs of Spring

    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    Is a transmission a thing you do when you fly to the Philippines to find your lady-boy plaything?
    If you believe in it with all your might, and are going to spread the word to those that don't know, that's a transmissionary.

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    Re: 2017 Signs of Spring

    Traded my 12 Multi in for a Monster 1200S. Seacoast rocks. Looking forward to my feet flat on the ground again and a little more flickable as well.

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    Re: 2017 Signs of Spring

    Got the valves adjusted, brakes bled, new plugs and air filter. Ready in time for the weekend to get cold.

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    Re: 2017 Signs of Spring

    1. Breakfast recommendation are good reasons for an early morning ride.

    2. Spring brings out the helpful spirit and quiets the cranky around here.

    3. The boxes with my panniers arrived today and I'm about to go open them. If it's too cold ot ride this weekend, I can still wrench and that's close!

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    Re: 2017 Signs of Spring

    While we are talking about trannys, if they had any more letters to lgbtq it's gonna require a secret decoder ring for Archie Bunker era dudes like me to decipher it. I already legit don't know what Q means that's wasnt already covered with the old abbreviation

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    Re: 2017 Signs of Spring

    Quote Originally Posted by Imbeek View Post
    While we are talking about trannys, if they had any more letters to lgbtq it's gonna require a secret decoder ring for Archie Bunker era dudes like me to decipher it. I already legit don't know what Q means that's wasnt already covered with the old abbreviation
    Who cares?

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    Re: 2017 Signs of Spring

    Spring is time to do that work you thought you would do over the winter.

    Scooter ECU flash, Change oil on two bikes, replace broken parts on race bike, Install Lacomoto belly pan onto the R1 after installing Akra mid pipe to match the slip-on. Man o man is that thing nasty now. I sort of regret the cat removal as it is no longer stealthy. It's as loud F___. Probably up as loud as Rossi's M1.

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    Re: 2017 Signs of Spring

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveM View Post
    3. The boxes with my panniers arrived today and I'm about to go open them. If it's too cold ot ride this weekend, I can still wrench and that's close!
    Post photos.

    A VFR-x dressed to chug miles intrigues me.

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    Re: 2017 Signs of Spring

    This is the old plate for the top box. I was kludged on with a piece of wood between the bike's rack and the mounting plate.

    2017 Signs of Spring-plate-jpg

    This nifty piece is much slicker and sets the top box about an inch lower. According to my calculations, this will increase my aerodynamic efficiency by 0.0045% and also improve downforce by 0.00256%. Overall it should cut lap times by 0.000087 seconds. Plus, it's shiny!

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    Here are two views of the quick release side racks. They were stupid easy to install. Of course the one tip we all learn eventually is to tighten nothing until everything fits. I think they are about at streamlined to the bike as possible.

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    2017 Signs of Spring-racks-2-jpg

    And here's the complete setup. I already had the top box. The side cases are slick. The Givi Trekker stuff is really good and although not aluminum, really durable.

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    Re: 2017 Signs of Spring

    All the salt I spread on the roads last night and the frigid temps today didnt feel very spring like.. can we rewind to last weekend when it was 70

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    Re: 2017 Signs of Spring

    Quote Originally Posted by Swizz View Post
    All the salt I spread on the roads last night
    So you're the one!! Bastard.

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    Re: 2017 Signs of Spring

    Got the new girl registered today! Just waiting for a good rain and warm temps now!

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    Re: 2017 Signs of Spring

    14 inches of ice here, gonna ride the shit out of it tomorrow. I ran out of firewood today, if that counts as a harbinger of spring.

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    Re: 2017 Signs of Spring

    My wife took my son and his buddies up to ski today. Currently 1, wind 10mph gusting to 20mph. In Boston 'tis a balmy 9 but wind is 24 gusting 38. Don't think I'll be riding today.

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    Re: 2017 Signs of Spring

    I had to go pay Excise Tax today. Is that a sign of spring? Well I took the Harley to pay the bills at town hall. I pulled a few wheelies on it but don't judge me. It's just a way to get the blood flowing.

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    Re: 2017 Signs of Spring

    Snow ???

    It's been a depressing week. Although I got the cases mounted, I didn't get out at all...

    Even though my teaching job was on spring break, I had so much grading, prep and "side" consulting work to do that I've been buried all week.

    To be optimistic, we jump the clocks ahead this weekend and that opens up another hour of daylight at the end of the day for those short, mental health rides that can make a tough day end on a better note.

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    Re: 2017 Signs of Spring

    To be pessimistic, this snow ain't going anywhere since it won't be over freezing for a week and they will probably chemical the hell out of the roads again

    ...but the end is near

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    Re: 2017 Signs of Spring

    I am to blame! I pick up a new bike tomorrow. Sorry for inducing the return of winter and salt...

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    Re: 2017 Signs of Spring

    LET'S SEE IT!

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    Re: 2017 Signs of Spring

    right, but who has the biggest snow dick?

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