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Re: A funny thing happened on the way to the forum...
« Reply #75 on: July 01, 2017, 06:00:36 am »
 ;D
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Re: A funny thing happened on the way to the forum...
« Reply #76 on: July 25, 2017, 09:29:56 am »
Got the C14 out of the garage and took it for a spin around the sub-division.  I can't believe how light that bike is compared to the Roadmaster.  The throttle response is so quick.  I have to adjust myself to it again.  Flicking through the gears is like butter, no noise.  I put the OEM muffler back on and am riding in stealth mode.  The rear brake sucks compared to the Indian.  I also put the stock shield back on it and the air flow is to die for.  Having issues adjusting to the foot position and those tiny pegs....oh my.   I also feel like I'm sitting on a bar stool.   The power feel is so much different than the Indian.  I'm actually nervous riding it...

It's amazing the difference between the two bikes...

Going to get it inspected and then start preparing to sell it.. :'(
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Re: A funny thing happened on the way to the forum...
« Reply #77 on: July 25, 2017, 09:44:36 am »
Got the C14 out of the garage and took it for a spin around the sub-division.
 I can't believe how light that bike is compared to the Roadmaster.
 The throttle response is so quick. 
  Flicking through the gears is like butter, no noise.
  I put the OEM muffler back on and am riding in stealth mode.
  I also put the stock shield back on it and the air flow is to die for. 
  It's amazing the difference between the two bikes...
  Going to get it inspected.....

Here is where it happened.

and then start preparing to sell it.. :'(

I just wanted to highlight where V'Jim went off the logic rails and into CMP territory, just in case anyone missed it.

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Re: A funny thing happened on the way to the forum...
« Reply #78 on: July 25, 2017, 09:46:35 am »
 :rotflmao:
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Re: A funny thing happened on the way to the forum...
« Reply #79 on: July 25, 2017, 10:27:52 am »
Et tu Pinkerbell?
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Re: A funny thing happened on the way to the forum...
« Reply #80 on: July 25, 2017, 10:58:58 am »
:rotflmao:

This brings up a question about CMP but I think I have to ask it in the forum.

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Re: A funny thing happened on the way to the forum...
« Reply #81 on: July 25, 2017, 12:38:52 pm »
Et tu Pinkerbell?
Sorry. It's that damn foreign motorsickle you got through me off.
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Re: A funny thing happened on the way to the forum...
« Reply #82 on: July 25, 2017, 02:07:41 pm »
Right.... :rotflmao:   You do realize that the C14 is made in Japan and the Indian in the US...
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Re: A funny thing happened on the way to the forum...
« Reply #83 on: July 25, 2017, 02:11:38 pm »
Congrats on 5,000 posts, Pinkenstein!
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Re: A funny thing happened on the way to the forum...
« Reply #84 on: July 25, 2017, 02:49:20 pm »
Wow!  Now I have two to choose from  :finger_fing11:
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Re: A funny thing happened on the way to the forum...
« Reply #85 on: July 25, 2017, 03:25:08 pm »
Congrats on 5,000 posts, Pinkenstein!
Is there a prize?
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Re: A funny thing happened on the way to the forum...
« Reply #86 on: July 25, 2017, 03:26:39 pm »
Wow!  Now I have two to choose from  :finger_fing11:
;D Kinda like Jekyll and Hyde.
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Re: A funny thing happened on the way to the forum...
« Reply #87 on: July 25, 2017, 03:31:02 pm »
I don't know what came over me! :D
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Re: A funny thing happened on the way to the forum...
« Reply #88 on: July 31, 2017, 05:57:51 am »
Partial gravity wave picked up in VA over the weekend.... :yikes:

Went out for a nice ride to the Blue Ridge Parkway on Sunday with the wife.  Decided to go down 56 towards 29.  Turned off the Parkway on to 56 and immediately see a yellow warning sign about potential gravel spots on the road.   It's important enough to have a picture of a MC on it.   Initially thinking  :yikes: but then thinking how bad can it be?   There really weren't any places to turn around either.  It really wasn't that bad most of the way down.  Could feel the tires kicking out a few times.  I wasn't going that fast, however I was fast enough to pass some bicycles along the way....  :rotflmao:   About 3/4s of the way down, we hit something that caused the bike to slide and tip to the right (must have been a right handed curve I think.  I really don't remember it happened so fast).  Weren't going that fast either.  Both of us kept it from going down with our right feet/legs.  Quite frankly I don't know how we got upright again.  We must have done something right.  I jammed my right foot and my wife jammed her leg and foot just above the ankle.  We found a place to stop at the bottom and just rested off the bike for about 20 minutes.   We finally made it home after about 300 miles and later that night drank vodka martinis...  Note to self, never take 56 again.  Didn't see much traffic of any sort on the road..a few bikes and a car or two.   I wonder why?  No damage to the bike at all that I could see.  I even washed it later that evening.
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Re: A funny thing happened on the way to the forum...
« Reply #89 on: July 31, 2017, 10:08:06 am »
Glad it all worked out ok Jim. Including having a good excuse to drink vodka martinis. Not like you need an excuse  ;)