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post #7161 of 9283 Old 06-21-2018, 11:49 PM
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it is tough to give a shit when nothing matters. That being said its interesting to see how a business man in the white house is scaring the shit out the gate keepers. .
Dennis Rodman and Donald Trump did in one week what obama couldnt't do in 8 years. A business man and former basketball player. Strong possibility it results n a nobel peace prize. And we need politicians why??
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it is tough to give a shit when nothing matters. That being said its interesting to see how a business man in the white house is scaring the shit out the gate keepers. .
Dennis Rodman and Donald Trump did in one week what obama couldnt't do in 8 years. A business man and former basketball player. Strong possibility it results n a nobel peace prize. And we need politicians why??
Why Rocky? To spend your tax dollars lol, could you please send in some extra federal taxes they have a lot of investigations going and all these hundreds of lawyers are expensive and we have a lot of illegals to take care of so dig deep. Ha ha ha

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On a positive note the stock market was finally nice to me, 10 percent yesterday and 3.5 percent today its about forking time.

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Why Rocky? To spend your tax dollars lol, could you please send in some extra federal taxes they have a lot of investigations going and all these hundreds of lawyers are expensive and we have a lot of illegals to take care of so dig deep. Ha ha ha
Markie I'll let you handle the whole friggin thing! Take my share
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Markie I'll let you handle the whole friggin thing! Take my share
How many Of these kids do you want the border patrol to send you rocky, ha ha ha

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as many hot ones 17 and older (ny legal) you can net Markie!
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as many hot ones 17 and older (ny legal) you can net Markie!
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Might actually get tO ride today, looks like the rain is out of here and it might actually be a little cooler for a change.

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Rock, the concours 14 is not a bad mountain bike. fjr is even a bit lighter...

I mean, you wont confuse either with a cbr1000rr, but, if the bags are removed,not half bad.

Great handling, really, but high effort, if that makes sense. It takes work, but the bikes will do it. I adjusted to its size and weight quickly.

I spent the summer of 2011 with the c14 as my only bike before the ninja, and never felt the need for something that handled better. Plus, it started to get much, much better when the riding was 30 miles away.

People toured on old yamaha xs 650 twins. We have it made, nowdays, in comparison.
Since you mentioned two of my favorite bikes I've owned, the Connie C14 and CBR1000RR, I thought I might chime in.

First, the Honda CBR1000RR, although a true sport bike, had decent ergos. I was able to do 400 to 500 miles per day, without feeling like I was going to die by the end of the day. The bike handled great and was quick enough to have fun on. It wasn't as fast as a ZX10, but fast enough for me...

Second, My Concours 14 is the bike I rode the farthest and longest. On stuporslab, I could EASILY do a thousand miles per day. But I think the BEST ride I did was Turlock, CA to Half Moon Bay, to Santa Barbara AND BACK! I took the scenic route, HWY 1, all the way down, and 101 to 198 on the way back. All told, it was only 850 miles or so, but I completed the round trip in 18 hours. The longest amount of time I've ever spent in one day. And as @rcannon409 writes, the bike handled "good enough" and was definitely quite comfy.

Now, I'm on a 2015 ZX1000 ABS. It will become my touring bike. My first impression was that the bike was geared too low for touring, but after spending some time on it, I've gotten used to having it spun-up to 5 or 6 grand for extended periods. It feels wrong, but the bike doesn't complain. I'm now fitting the bike with Givi V35, hard bags and, probably heated grips. Then, it'll be time for some long rides. I'll let y'all know how that goes...
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I would love to do a trip, like you did, Alphazed.....

What's always stopped me is the 500 miles, of dogshit, I have to ride through to get anywhere desirable.

If I leave salt lake, in any direction, it's some pretty nasty riding. Flat, straight, and ugly terrain. Wyoming is halfway scary due to the changing conditions. It can go from 70 degrees, and calm, to 70 mph winds, and snow.

At some point, I'm going to rent a van, and a u haul, and trailer the c14, 500 miles out, and start there.

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