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little_a_o

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For what its worth
« on: February 09, 2008, 08:00:35 PM »
I miss my '05 Military.



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LotusSevenMan

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Re: For what its worth
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2008, 03:08:46 AM »
Knew ya would!

Well you know what to do (before it's too late!!!!!)
If it ain't broke-------------------------- fix it 'till it is!

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DaveG297

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Re: For what its worth
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2008, 10:26:03 AM »
I miss every bike I ever sold.    That does not apply to ex-wives.     Especially miss the GSX1100G.  I don't know why I thought that engine was too loud.   Now I got an Enfield that makes the Suzzy sound absolutely quiet.   The only bike you love is the one you sold or traded..........dg          BOY its cold here.....1'

hutch

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Re: For what its worth
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2008, 03:39:45 PM »
DaveG297, must be real cold with the wind of Lake Michigan. It got to 4 degrees here in Birch Run. Don't even want to know the wind chill with the 30mpg gusts.   Hutch
« Last Edit: February 10, 2008, 03:42:15 PM by hutch »
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BanditRE

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Re: For what its worth
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2008, 09:38:14 AM »
I miss my Military and its only covered and winterized in the garage!

You're right about the cold. Damn! It was a balmy 8 degrees here in SE Mcihigan. Wind chill of minus 23!! Ouch. That kind of cold hurts.
2007 Military. It needs some company now the Suzuki has left the stable..........

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Re: For what its worth
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2008, 11:30:04 AM »
Serviced mine yesterday, since it was 20 degrees.  Primary case, Gearbox, engine oil, filter, tappets.  Awesome.  Had a great time.

little_a_o

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Re: For what its worth
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2008, 08:42:05 PM »
Item number: 150215134950

     I just came across this one which is pretty close to where I am now.  I do have a few obstacles still; one no place to keep it, and two, the native Californians barely tolerate me being here let alone a prehistoric machine...

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Re: For what its worth
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2008, 11:02:43 PM »
  Well, I miss my first street bike.  She was a 1964 H-D Panhead that I got in several boxes at age 14, and had her going with the help of my father, uncle George, and several other brothers the day I turned 16.

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baird4444

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Re: For what its worth
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2008, 11:23:41 PM »
Item number: 150215134950
     I just came across this one which is pretty close to where I am now.  I do have a few obstacles still; one no place to keep it, and two, the native Californians barely tolerate me being here let alone a prehistoric machine...
Are you a Cali  resident??    Better check to see if it can be licensed there...
it's to new...    not enuff miles...
         http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/california.html

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little_a_o

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Re: For what its worth
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2008, 06:18:34 PM »

Are you a Cali  resident??    Better check to see if it can be licensed there...
it's to new...    not enuff miles...
         http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/california.html

      - Mike

Thanks Mikes

Thats right, I was just being facetious.  That is the problem, the seller is being honest in revealing that it is FL registered and not CA.  In my opinion though he/she could go a step further and reveal that part to someone who is not familiar with the California requirements.  Hey, you take your chances; it could come back to haunt him/her though in the form of a buyer backing out of the deal.  It happens all the time.

Funny, I don't miss the 1987 Sportster as much as the click clack of the Enfield.  The Size, weight, and handling seems to be more of a match for my little body and simple tastes.

So all you RE owners, count your blessings when the sun is shinning and you don't have to be anywhere in a hurry.  Life can be good.

Ride safe

AO
« Last Edit: February 14, 2008, 06:33:32 PM by little_a_o »

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Re: For what its worth
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2008, 10:21:35 PM »
I read someplace that a Bulleteer was able to register a "not-vintage" Bullet in CA as a 1957 model... didn't really elaborate on how, but claimed the CA DMV person said it was OK... definitely different from what the regs say.

I  did see a '65 or so Bullet on ebay a while back.. had a few thousand miles on it - blue and silver.  Good looking ride and legally registered in CA.

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baird4444

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Re: For what its worth
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2008, 10:37:26 PM »
it CAN be done under the right circumstances.
IF transfered from another state used with OVER  7,500 miles
on the clock. Several years ago there was a guy from Illinois
that shipped his speedo to a guy in California so he could get it
regged....   so the story goes...

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Re: For what its worth
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2008, 02:12:19 AM »
Strange isn't it? I assume CA regs are due to emissions etc. So to my tiny mind a new machine will be more fuel efficient and less polluting than the same machine with over 7,500 say, hard miles on it.
So, where's the logic???????::)
UK not as bad as that though getting there far too fast. From what I read of global warming and methane etc I reckon we would be better producing some sort of cow 'cork' with a filter that you shove in their a*$e as the article said cows produce as much global warming gas as our vehicles do!!!!!!  :o
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Honda VTR FireStorm (SuperHawk) 996cc 'V' twin
Kawasaki KR1 250cc twin 'stroker
Ducati 916 'L' twin