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Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Tck13, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Pic from last weekend:

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  2. John Doe

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    That's a cool bike and jacket there Trini! I like the bars and cafe seat. One piece of advise, tuck in your boot laces. You don't want them getting hooked on the shifter or brake pedal. There is no worse feeling than when you come to a stop and try and put your foot down and it won't move as you slowly tip over. Don't ask me how I know.
     


  3. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Cheers - will do on the laces
     


  4. MarioImpemba

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    Great bike.
    Great jacket - by whom?

    Lol. Been there, but didn't tip.
     


  5. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Cheers. Jacket is by Johnson Leathers in San Francisco.
     


  6. Rumpelstiltskin

    Rumpelstiltskin Senior member

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    The initial moment of panic followed by the acceptance of inevitability as gravity slowly does its thing. I did it in front of a shitload of tourists right there by the Washington Monument, on the corner of 17th St & Constitution Ave. Bike was fine but my ego was shattered
     


  7. Rumpelstiltskin

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    Nice bike. I bet if you changed front fender for a shortened chrome one and remove the rear one altogether it would look eve better
     


  8. epb

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    Nice bike, I've long admired the Thruxton. The magazine Iron and Air was doing a giveaway for one at the show, I had to sign up!
     


  9. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    I'd love to do some mods to the bike but I'm holding off until the end of riding season. Simple things that I can do quickly, I'd consider now like ignition relocation and lowering the front turn indicators .

    Re: the fender elimination - I like the idea but then you lose the tail light/indicator unit. I'm all for shock mounted indicators but they're so f'in tiny, I feel like it's almost unsafe when compared to the big honking stock ones.

    I tried to put some biltwell kung fu grips on yesterday but the damn bar cap screw hex heads are stripped. :(

    Off to the hardware store after work to get an extractor.

    What are your guys thoughts on airbox vs. pod filters?
     


  10. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Thanks - it's a Bonneville actually that's been a bit cafe'd out. I signed up for the giveaway too!
     


  11. Rumpelstiltskin

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    Rain
     


  12. MarioImpemba

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    My filter is only half enclosed, so it is exposed to rain. No issues...so far. Should evaporate and be no issue. Will actually steam clean cc, lol. I'd think any rain that'd waterlock you would be the kind that you shouldn't be ridin' in.
     


  13. BostonHedonist

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    Black jacket and brown boots? This IS the style forum...
     


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    Well that's just greedy! ;)
     


  15. TRINI

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    I was too lazy to pull on my Gasolinas. :embar:
     


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