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Offline Joliet Jim

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First ride since last June
« on: March 29, 2023, 09:18:42 AM »
Well between traveling last July and then the loss of vision in August followed by eye surgeries and winter, I finally took to the two wheels again. So I woke up the V1100 Stone and had a shit load of fun just putting in fresh fuel and riding about 60 miles on back country roads. Even treated it to premium (ouch). Next ride will have to be on the Beast though in all fairness.

As much as I love the sound of the Bubs on the Centauro, there is just something visceral about grabbing a handful of throttle and having that big block make music through the open air-box K&N and the Mistrals on the other end. Something about that intake roar under the tank and the sound of the pipes that just moves the soul. Like my faded t-shirt says, Its not noise its Music, Mandello opera.
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Re: First ride since last June
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2023, 09:40:15 AM »
Sorry to hear bout your eye's Jim, hope all is better. Breakfast in DeKalb is this weekend, then go see new bikes at Chinese scooter sales shop.
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Re: First ride since last June
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2023, 09:51:03 AM »
Glad to hear it Jim!  Nice to hear that you're back in the saddle. 
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Re: First ride since last June
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2023, 11:14:11 AM »
Thanks guys, it was against doctor's orders and the wife's wishes, but ...... :)
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Re: First ride since last June
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Re: First ride since last June
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2023, 11:34:08 AM »
Hope you have goggles on.
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Re: First ride since last June
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2023, 12:28:04 PM »
Good to hear, it sure adds to the quality of life to get back on ,no matter who says what about it  :thumb:
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