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Must... *puff puff* sell... *pant pant* Gixxer...

...before I kill myself on it. Pretty nice outside and I hadn't
ridden the gixxer in um... well, I guess since I rode it from the
garage to the shop out back after I got the Harley home. I figured I'd
take it for a quick spin since the weather is nice and I want to keep
it running well for when I sell it. So I tossed a beer in the freezer
to start getting cold, then went out to the bike in the shop. It fired
up immediately and I headed down the gravel driveway... no problem...
but the second I hit the pavement I noticed the steering felt WAY wrong
to me. At first I thought maybe it was just because I was used to the
Harley but I rode it about 1/4 mile down the road before turning
around. The front tire is WORN OUT, remember? So I checked the tire
pressure. Hmm... nothing wrong there... had a healthy 11-12 PSI in
it... WHAT!?!?!? OK, so I pumped it up to about 35 PSI or so and took
back off on it. Ahhh! Much better. Rode about 10 miles on into
Fuquay in about 5 minutes. YIKES that thing MAKES you ride it fast.
Putted around in town a few minutes and headed for home at a
much slower pace. About 5.5 minutes later I pulled into the driveway
and put the bike away. My beer was almost cold. That bike will get me
in TROUBLE if I keep it around. I hit 118 mph at one point on the way
back from town (on the back-roads) after I'd slowed down. If there was no speed limit and
I was indestructable then I'd think keeping the bike was a good idea.
Any of y'all who have more self control than I do wanna buy it?

All it needs is a front tire. I'm going to list it on craigslist
probably in about March for about $7700 or so, I think. I'll try to
resist riding it again between now and then. Well... maybe just one
more time.
ps- I was maybe *slightly* exaggerating on
the times it took me to ride to Fuquay and back. And maybe I made up
the "beer" part of the story.
But... maybe not.
 

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Re: Must... *puff puff* sell... *pant pant* Gixxer...

That would have made such a wonderful Christmas gift for your GREAT FRIEND DWIGHT. still could be a great NEW YEARS DAY PRESENT
(not holding breath)
 

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Hmmm me thinks maybe you had the beer first, tripped over the flat tire on the Gixxer, cussed, kicked it, slid on the oil slick made by new Harley, hit head and dreamed of flying.. or it was just like you said.
 

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independent_lemming said:
Hmmm me thinks maybe you had the beer first, tripped over the flat tire on the Gixxer, cussed, kicked it, slid on the oil slick made by new Harley, hit head and dreamed of flying.. or it was just like you said.




Thats pretty funny, also more realistic
. I dont know if riding 118 mph on a bike with a bald front tire is such a good thing
.
 
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