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Old 12-23-2008, 09:05 PM   #31
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:18 PM   #32
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here are mine

02 Springer with Hillside 113 CI kit well its still sitting in the crate and the bike is all apart in my garage 03 fatboy and you can make out the tail of the 04 Buell XB12R in the garage. I want the 1125R badly.


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Old 12-23-2008, 09:22 PM   #33
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07 1100 Yamaha VStar Silverado

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Old 12-23-2008, 09:32 PM   #34
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Here is my Townfolk Terrorizer.

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Old 12-23-2008, 09:34 PM   #35
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2005 Suzuki C50 Boulevard. Had it for 6 months now. Fairly stock except for new rear signals and a SportTech windscreen. The windscreen does help when it's cold out. 37F for 27 miles is my record low.

Hey there, fellow C50 riders, good buddies, old pals (enough butter?) With your bike parked on the kickstand, forks turned all the way to the left so they are locked, how much room is there between your head light/turn signal/horn switch and gas tank? On mine it is 1 inch maximum and 1/2 inch minimum.
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Old 12-24-2008, 12:56 AM   #36
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05 Honda Shadow Spirit, lots of custom work.

Nice job, that's a beauty. Here's my ride, a 98 Heritage Springer

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Old 12-24-2008, 01:21 AM   #37
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I have a 1987 Kawasaki KLR250 Off/On road that I bought new and still own. I have owned this bike the longest out of any and I will always have it. Love riding dualsport. That being said, she needs company. Something a little more comfortable on the highway. I had my sights on a Roadking but with a three year old and a baby on the way and building a new house SWMBO would kill me if I tried to drop that $. If I could pick up a nice used vstar or boulevard that would be nice. How do you vstar and boulevard owners like your ride?
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Old 12-24-2008, 03:17 AM   #38
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The C50 (803cc) is my first and only motorcycle. I love it.

Smooth predictable power and enough of it to do 70+mph with ease. Been up to only 90mph so far though. Shifts smoothly. Doesn't vibrate much at all. Quite compared to Harley Davidson (nothing against HD, just that we all know their unique loud sound). Well balanced and easy to turn. Rear mono shock is easy to get at without tools and is 7 click adjustable (that requires a tool). At 4 is was nice. 7 is plenty stiff enough.

The forward foot controls, heel toe shifter, floor boards and over sized brake pedal are luxurious and come stock. Handle bar controls all placed right. At 5'8" I can flat foot while seated. The tank mounted instrument panel does make me move my head down slightly to read it, with a full face modular helmet on.

MPG is 43-50, depending on how aggressive I ride. The windscreen seems to have taken 2-3 mpg off.

Haven't done much 2 up yet.

The Boulevards do have one little flaw. The CHEC likes to display on the LCD. Especially at ambient temps over 90F and mostly in 2004 models. My 2005 does it intermittently. Quite a few riders have reported this and dealerships are hit and miss in their cooperation to fix it. Most report it's an interference issue of some sort requiring a wire to be re-routed. I have not found any reports of it being a serious problem or affecting performance at all. It's just annoying. The CHEC never stays on more than 1 minute and in 3 trips to the dealer we could not get it to do it at all.
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Definitely like the shadow, nice work

Here is my old ride, damn kids


Here is my latest toy...

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I'm not usually much of a cruiser kinda guy, but that thing looks bada$$. nice work!
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Definitely like the shadow, nice work
Thanks yall. It was my money pit before I got into brewing on my own. Its still another money pit, but it seems I give it more attention when the temp is well above freezing.

here is a before and after of the the rake on the front



before and after of the Harley style wheel/disc brake conversion



I put a 21" on the front so it wouldnt look like a bicycle.


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