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I present to you, SS LandWhale

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    Re: I present to you, SS LandWhale


    I don't always to go bike week, but when I do, I let my Dad ride another of my ugly old bikes since he forgot to renew the reg on his FJR.

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    At the McDonald's watching bumper to bumper traffic. All cruisers with a few Jicksahs thrown in.

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    Even with a full weekend of luggage and a ton of "first big ride" tools/spares/fluids for the bike, the thing swallowed a case of beer, two rotisserie chickens, breakfast for the next morning, cheese, crackers and various other groceries on the way to the condo. And she still wasn't full!

    Averaged around 45-50mpg for the whole weekend, also having a radio was mint for droning along at old-man and cruiser pace the whole weekend.

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    Re: I present to you, SS LandWhale

    Rebuilt all 3 brake calipers and both master cylinders. Replaced all the brake lines with HEL Performance stainless braided lines.

    She stops right and proper now. What a difference.

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    Re: I present to you, SS LandWhale

    New owner is taking her home tonight. I'll miss the big girl, especially now that she's mechanically all right and proper.

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    Re: I present to you, SS LandWhale

    That was quick... not even a whole year. What's the motivation for passing it on?

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    Re: I present to you, SS LandWhale

    Say what? So soon?

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    Re: I present to you, SS LandWhale

    Only time I ride it, or any of my other bikes, is to go back and forth to work. Just not enough time anymore to enjoy 3 bikes. I feel as though I work on/maintain them more than I ride them. With a wee one, it just doesn't make sense to take up storage/maintenance/financial resources to 3 bikes anymore.

    My Dad's riding buddy took a shine to it and called dibs months ago if I ever decided to sell it. He's owned one decades ago just like it. He rides a Valkyrie and took it out for an 80 mile test yesterday. It'll still be around if I ever want to float down a river hauling coal in the future.

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    Re: I present to you, SS LandWhale

    You're down to just 2?! Wow!
    I completely get it. I've been looking at my herd the same way lately.

    Although I'm such a pack rat I'll probably sit on half of them, just push them to the back of the garage and pretend they aren't there. Silly, I know.

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    Re: I present to you, SS LandWhale

    It’s only silly if they’re worth a lot of money. If everything is relatively inexpensive, just it then away properly and save them for a sunny day.

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    Re: I present to you, SS LandWhale

    Nice that someone gets back onto a bike they enjoyed, especially after you fixed it up. Just feels right.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    New owner is taking her home tonight. I'll miss the big girl, especially now that she's mechanically all right and proper.

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