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gmmechanic

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military 500
« on: November 10, 2013, 04:38:29 PM »
been riding my olive military now for about a week and love it...it always attracts looks and questions...as of now with few hundred miles no issues...here in virginia re is now beginning to be a hit...

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Re: military 500
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2013, 07:49:03 PM »
Cool!  Glad you're enjoying it.  As for the looks and questions.....  Dan K and I had trouble leaving the country store today because like 3 different people in a row were asking about both of our bikes.  It's really cool when we ride together because he has a 2012 Military and I have a '58 Twin.  Good times.  :D

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Re: military 500
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2013, 08:13:15 PM »
tnx scottie j...people are so used to hds and jap clones when something new shows up they are transfixed...what they do not realize is this is the true biker bike...if you cant wrench it dont own it...hahaha

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Re: military 500
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2013, 05:37:07 AM »
 :D

Enjoy and take care of your motorcycle. Don't rev it too high, try to ride to tops of 60-65mph to not overstress the bike and keep everything in proper working order. Even though it can withstand higher speeds, just enjoy it at a leisurely pace  ;) It will reward you for many many thousands of miles.
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Re: military 500
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2013, 07:35:07 AM »
Be sure to get the all important first oil change done at the recommended mileage.  It should be in your owners manual.  There will be a lot of crud in there, but that is to be expected.

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Re: military 500
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2013, 11:56:14 PM »
Be sure to get the all important first oil change done at the recommended mileage.  It should be in your owners manual.  There will be a lot of crud in there, but that is to be expected.

Or do it sooner!  An oil change at 50 or 100 miles will remove a lot of metal from the engine that doesn't need to be circulating.
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Re: military 500
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2013, 11:16:57 PM »
Congrats and enjoy your bike! I get a lot of attention on mine. Be prepared to answer a lot of questions from onlookers.
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Re: military 500
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2013, 10:07:51 AM »
gmmechanic -

I am also in Virginia with an OD green 2013 RE C5 Military.  I have ~550 miles on mine and am enjoying the heck out of it.

If you live close enough to the N. Stafford area, we should plan on joining up sometime.  :)
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Re: military 500
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2013, 03:42:53 PM »
hey catbird i am in richmond...i bet 2 olive green c5s would really get folks looking and wondering...i think soon we can meet somewhere after i get over the breakin period...would really like that...

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Re: military 500
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2013, 08:30:25 PM »
That sounds good to me.

I bought mine at Velocity motorcycles -- since you're in Richmond, I presume you did also.
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Re: military 500
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2013, 06:58:04 PM »
hey catbird sure did...they are great guys at velocity...we will have to get together after breakin...i went today for about an hour then dark thirty crept in and the deer crept out... ;D

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Re: military 500
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2013, 07:12:09 PM »
... the deer crept out... ;D
The deer are so abundant around here, they pop out all times of the day or night.  I see deer carcasses all over the roads every time I go out.
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