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Had to get out !

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    Had to get out !


    Anybody else get out ? Sure felt good.

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    Re: Had to get out !

    That's my hood.

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    Re: Had to get out !

    I'm in Ohio right now and it's been in the high 60s all weekend and I'm so depressed that my bike is back home.

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    My driveway will be solid ice until mid april. Booooooo.

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    Re: Had to get out !

    I might try to get out Thursday, it's supposed to be in the 60s.

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    Re: Had to get out !

    I was out for about 2-1/2 hours, a little over 100 miles. Felt great! I did have to hose down the bike when I got home, covered in salty brine from the runoff.

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    Re: Had to get out !

    Got a chance to take the Duc around town

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    Re: Had to get out !

    Took my K1600 to the Yankee Beemers breakfast and then did a loop of solo riding. Got home and I washed the salt off. Felt like I spent more time washing than riding but it was worth it.

    I put over a thousand miles on the bike from mid November till today. Not a bad winter to get out for a few rides here and there.


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    Re: Had to get out !

    Rode my Grom for the first time. It's slow.

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    Re: Had to get out !

    Quote Originally Posted by SRTie4k View Post
    Rode my Grom for the first time. It's slow.
    Yep they are sloooooow stock. Learn to just wring the piss out of it in 3rd a lot and only shift into 4th when you are done accelerating. I did the whole MNNTBX air intake, BAZZAZ Tuner, Full pipe and then DCR Cam. The cam really woke it up a bit more. Still it needs to be rung out. I had mine up past 65mph on 106 heading to Walmart from the track. Feels a little twitchy at that speed.

    Best use for a Grom.... Wheelie practice in front of the house.


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    Get out and ride guys!!

    Or if anyone wants a motocation I got an '07 Dull 650 or a couple rental agencies I can google in socal...Sleep on my couch

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    Quote Originally Posted by ducatirdr View Post
    Yep they are sloooooow stock. Learn to just wring the piss out of it in 3rd a lot and only shift into 4th when you are done accelerating. I did the whole MNNTBX air intake, BAZZAZ Tuner, Full pipe and then DCR Cam. The cam really woke it up a bit more. Still it needs to be rung out. I had mine up past 65mph on 106 heading to Walmart from the track. Feels a little twitchy at that speed.

    Best use for a Grom.... Wheelie practice in front of the house.
    I had it pinned in 4th riding it on a 55mph road for 20 minutes. Thankfully it's going to spend most of its life riding around Keene at 35-45, because I wouldn't wanna do that very often.

    As fun as it would be to mod the piss out of it, it seems a little pointless to me. I've got a K&N filter, maybe I'd do an FMF full exhaust, but that'd be pushing it already. It's tough to justify spending $400 on mods for a $2000, 9HP bike.

    What I do need is tires. These stockers are complete and utter shit. They're way out of round with ony 4400 miles, they practically square right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
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    Great hood ! Great to hear the members hear are getting out enjoying life.

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    There was too much snow between the garage door and the street for me to get the CRF out. Roosted some snow back into the garage though.

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    Finally took possession of my new toy and put some miles on myself.


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    Re: Had to get out !

    So you just got a Duc and live in Reading! Righteous. There a guy here in willimington has a plethora of Ducs. I go full hooligan with my Daytona but I barley ride it unless there is a track where we can go full retard ride. I'm only 1/2Down Syndrome so it makes me the king of the tards. Do you have a bike trailer, or maybe an RV.? I'm in North Andover and getting ready for track blas off soon I'll be at Palmer Wiskey hill as soon as they allow me on their property. Have you been there? It's a must ....,your in,, so when do you want to meet I'll pack my stuff in your trailer so I could always use a ride home in case of the dreaded highsidehill bites. I have a great bud that lives 10 mins from the track and his wife cooks. So I've got that o and he has a fully stock bar filled with motorcycle LRRSCCS trophys

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    Re: Had to get out !

    I have no idea what just happened.


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    Re: Had to get out !

    Leg humpers. Shake it off, happens sometimes. And welcome, nice looking bike! Last time I saw a 749 from that perspective it had just run me over.

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    Tried again today after an hour so ok the pavement yesterday and have come to the realization that I am in need of gloves.


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    Re: Had to get out !

    Yesterday I got out for an inspection sticker at Billerica Yamaha, and somehow managed to stretch the 40-mile round trip to 102 miles. I just got the Multi in November, put on about 900 miles over the winter, it was pretty easy until March.



    It looks like they are stocked up for warmer weather

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    The fugly is a great whip.

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    Re: Had to get out !

    I got out for an hour after work last night.
    Haven't had a bike with a license plate on it for a few years now. Fun just to get out and roll around.

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    Re: Had to get out !

    Yesterday I installed the battery back in my Super Adventure...backwards. Luckily I only blew the main fuse. But then replacing the fuse I ripped the ignition relay apart. I may be a moron myself, but whoever designed an ignition relay which is only held together with the blade connectors is a moron themselves. The worst part about the whole thing was trying to get the "dust covers" off the fuses...both of them broke, and the second one is the one that ripped the relay in half.

    Well at least the hour long ride I took after all that stupidity was totally worth it.

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