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legalr



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bmcsheehy wrote:
Kawasaki lets good times roll Very Happy


Vroom! Vroom! ...or are you just happy to see me? 5 Stars ...or are you just happy to see me?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got it home.
I really like this bike.


First pieces in a long process.
Bent tubing that goes somewhere. Thinking
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, you going to have it ready by next Maggie Valley?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's the plan.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

docmike wrote:
So, you going to have it ready by next Maggie Valley?

bmcsheehy wrote:
That's the plan.

Do you suppose there will be any other new rigs at MV in 2007? Question Thinking Question Thinking Question Thinking
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

legalr wrote:

Do you suppose there will be any other new rigs at MV in 2007? Question Thinking Question Thinking Question Thinking


I haven't noticed any other new bike owners trying to sell the old rig before the new one is built. At least not yet. Or on this forum. Keeping the options open, making sure there is something to ride to MV? Question Question
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thinking While you boys are playing you might think about modifying the exhaust to come out the left side. Me thinks that it should be a lot easer while you have it apart. But what the hell do I know I just work at the car wash. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ralph wrote:
Thinking While you boys are playing you might think about modifying the exhaust to come out the left side. Me thinks that it should be a lot easer while you have it apart. But what the hell do I know I just work at the car wash. Very Happy








I understand the exhaust came from here

bsm-exhausts.com
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

zentime wrote:
Ralph wrote:
Thinking While you boys are playing you might think about modifying the exhaust to come out the left side. Me thinks that it should be a lot easer while you have it apart. But what the hell do I know I just work at the car wash. Very Happy








I understand the exhaust came from here

bsm-exhausts.com


Looks nice.. I've thought about doing that too, converting my high mount Hindle to a LHS mount can. It'd free up room for an external gas tank without fear of overheat in that region. I haven't found a pipe bender local who hasn't looked at me blankly when i presented the idea though.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bmcsheehy wrote:

No, I sold that body to some Hillbilly.
Going to put some thing double wide from Hannigan, just not sure what yet.


I thought it was hillbillies that liked double-wides?? Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I thought it was hillbillies that liked double-wides??


Guess you've never seen Bill M's hill billy teeth Laughing Laughing Laughing





Also,

Went by the local hondakawasakiyamahasuzuki shop at lunch today, strictly to show off the rig. They were fairly impressed.

Told them that the antes going up, that there's a couple ZX-14 in the works, not to mention a busa with nitrous. The direct quote was, "You guys ain't right" This from a hondakawasakiyamahasuzuki parts guy that rides to work on either a Norton or Triumph Thruxton most every day.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

docmike wrote:
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I thought it was hillbillies that liked double-wides??


Guess you've never seen Bill M's hill billy teeth Laughing Laughing Laughing





Also,

Went by the local hondakawasakiyamahasuzuki shop at lunch today, strictly to show off the rig. They were fairly impressed.

Told them that the antes going up, that there's a couple ZX-14 in the works, not to mention a busa with nitrous. The direct quote was, "You guys ain't right" This from a hondakawasakiyamahasuzuki parts guy that rides to work on either a Norton or Triumph most every day.

Cool


At least you guys have a few HPS/MPS rigs regionally. In my area, (population about 20 kabillion all told) there are mebbie 2-3 conventional rigs seen about on a semi-occasional basis, total. Even my relatively mild MPS setup, is a total rarity in this area (Toronto area).

I go into a shop, any shop, and the delay factor is huge. The looks i get... whoooey... I sometimes start questioning my own sanity if i am delayed long enough by questions and comments. I really wish there were more "unconventional rigs" in my region, so i wouldn't be the only one viewed as being a few fries short of a happy meal...

I've seen the ZX-14 on the local showroom, to my uncalibrated eyeball, it looks slightly larger than the CBR-XX .. should make for a good stable, high HP platform.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:30 pm    Post subject: Ninja ZX-14 Reply with quote

I'll bet there are a lot of smiles and some big grins around Wilmington, MA these days with two of the biggest, fastest Ninja ever made living in the neighborhood, that Kawasaki boasts will make 115 lb-ft of torque and 190 base horsepower.

It will be exciting to see them transformed into a pair of beautiful HP rigs by those Wilmington CHS wizards. The finished product should be something to see at MV next June! I can hear those young fellers now, "See you guys back at the motel." That's so funny. That's so funny. That's so funny.

Me, I'm having to settle for a BMW K1200GT which only produces 152 horsepower but does have some nice features for a "mature" rider to help cheer him up like an adjustable electric windshield, heated seat, heated hand grips, and cruise control. Hope I can forget about those 190 H.P. or I'll be an unhappy camper when I get back to the motel. Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And here I am with about 90 or so horsepower.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

docmike wrote:
And here I am with about 90 or so horsepower.


That's OK, Doc. I'll wait for you back at the motel. Motorcycle Happy
It's looking like Maggie Valley 2007 is going to be a real fun time! T.G.I.F.
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