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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Natural Citizen, May 8, 2019.

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    'effs them all up NC.....what we do is find the non-pancake syrup gasoline , add stabalizer....or just run tanks dry in the fall ~S~
     
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    Realistically it will probably sit in the garage all summer. Not in a hurry to junk it as I would rather see it go to someone who was willing to put money into it. Seems like it deserves more than the old boneyard. Too many projects for me to take it on.
    Still runs and idles fine. Just burns oil pretty good now. Needs valve work and probably a cylinder honing, pistons rings possibly. Suspension is a little tired, leaky shock seals and such. The two small side panels are cracked, but chrome and metal still solid. Still shines up pretty nice. Overall still a solid machine kept in garage all its life. Has a clean title. Last rode it in 2017.
    I live 40 miles north of Mpls if you find yourself in the area. If you find you do want it at some point, go ahead and message me. It will sit for a while.
     
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    Whatever bike you choose be sure you devote 50% of what you pay for it to essentials....

    A really good helmet
    Really good leathers
    Toughest boots you can find
    At least 2 gallons of road rash ointment

    If you have a little left consider a comfortable coffin.
     
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    While I would never disparage an Ultra, a Goldwing is a better bike by every measure. You can't go wrong with either one.

    On the coolness scale, however, it's no contest.
     
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    This one's affordable.

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    A lot of that depends mainly on the type of bike and the age of the rider. It's the supersport bikes that have the highest accident/fatality rates and are mostly ridden by "indestructible" young people........ They're basically street legal racers with high horsepower to weight ratios making them extremely dangerous.
     
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    I bought a Corvette instead.

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    probably a good choice.

    I bought a Kawasaki Mach II (500) once from a guy in Youngstown. He loved the bike and hated selling it, but his father hated the fact that his son was doing something as dangerous as riding a high-performance bike. So his father bought him a DiTomaso Pantera. What we do to satisfy our parents...
     
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    Yup, that's what to do. I've slowly been migrating over to more electric tools here because of that. Electric weedeater, pressure washer, chainsaw, air compressor. But still have two generators, a snowblower, the big pressure washer and air compressors and a couple chainsaws I haven't gotten rid of yet. The generators are easy. Once every couple months I'll use them for whatever project I have going on in the garage for a day. Or run the camper off of it for a few hours when setting that up for a weekend. But starting the others randomly throughout their "off" season is getting old.
     

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