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Remember Lotus white? Used to come on the original 6-series.Closest I came in a car I owned was Parchment:
I like the Arkady Renko series, but haven't gotten to Tatiana yet. If you like those, you may like te Berlin Noir books, about a hardboiled detective working in Germany starting in Nazi Germany and moving to post-war Argentina.Currently, I'm re-reading Ready Player One by Ernest Cline - fun sci-fi actioner about a contest in 2140-something based on 80s-90s pop culture.
I'm with you on The Ninth Gate - imo, a good example of a movie that improves on the book (Club Dumas). The Fountain I didn't care for, which was a surprise - Jackman, Weisz, directed by Aronofsky, how'd they make a dud?I think Kalifornia is admired, just on the fade as years have passed. For under-rated, I'd go with Dark City, which got buried by the release of The Matrix, iirc. And Bill Murray's Quick Change.
Stanchions was actually "StaInTunes" - a popular Triumph exhaust. And yeah, he was a bit non-PC, which I blamed on him being from Australia.I thought it was funny and informative in highlighting some of the bike's flaws and problems, while still presenting it as likeable. Just about every bike needs some sorting, it's just a matter of how much you as a buyer are willing to put up with. I'd still take a Thruxton, myself. Though, yeah, I'd go with a W800 if they weren't...
By now you've probably seen this :
They are something of a gamble - the issues with the engine aren't as prevalent as the internet makes them seem, but at current values if you're unlucky you're looking at spending a healthy chunk of what you paid to fix it. Lots of people aren't willing to take that gamble. Best bet, if you can swing it, is the 996 turbos or GT models when use a different engine without the weaknesses. Or you can pays your money and take you chances.
Nah, with the chilly weather I've been favoring the CBR600RR, of all things. My Hawks have no wind protection and take forever to warm up. I've never seen someone riding with HIppo Hands.
I'm still hanging in there. Today in Chicago it was mid-20s with a mid-teens windchill. While at a light, this older lady at a crosswalk saidwith a laugh "You've got balls - it's cold as hell out here!" The surprise for me was passing someone on a Thruxton going the other way.
Hm. Honda's doing some interesting things with the CB1100: but I'd take even the original in black One of these along side my black CBR600RR and I'd be set for bikes. Park'em next to a black S2000 too.
This is the year I'm going to make it all the way thru winter!I think that most years, but it usually turns out I either don't have the gear or don't have the guts. I rode to see Thor and that was a mess - pouring rain when I got out, I got home soaked, cold, and had a couple of small slides because the tires couldn't warm up. To really do this properly, I need to go ahead and get a CL450 with knobbies on.
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