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Author Topic: Looks Like Today was the Day  (Read 4604 times)

VMAX

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Re: Looks Like Today was the Day
« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2007, 07:03:29 PM »
Welcome to the family and good on ya!

Now the true test (according to some) will be if you can bring her into the living room & get away with it!  :D
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Re: Looks Like Today was the Day
« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2007, 07:38:08 PM »
I kind of mentioned that last night, in a smiling - joking sort of way, just to test the reaction.  Well, it wasn't pretty.  Not a humorous subject at all.  Clearly the house is hers, the garage and half the basement are mine, and pitty the fool who crosses that line.

All I could come back with was, "Ok then, don't you come out to my garage and try to clean anything."  So there!


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Re: Looks Like Today was the Day
« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2007, 11:46:41 PM »
Congratulations, Fred. If you're a neophyte, that makes me an unborn. This will be my first bike and I just made first contact with my local dealer (a friendly chap named Mike at UK Motorsports on Long Island). While I still want to keep an open mind, I'm hoping to walk in to his shop and see a leftover SIXTY-5 sitting there. Just a gorgeous motorcycle. Well here's wishing you many happy hours riding, and many happy hours tinkering. ;D
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Re: Looks Like Today was the Day
« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2007, 03:11:49 AM »
Hey Chuck,

I was just the opposite.  I was hoping to see either a black or green Classic I could fall in love with.  Instead, I saw this '65' thing that I didn't even know what it was.  (Terrible grammer, but I think you get the meaning)

The more I stared at it, the more it just looked right without the pinstripe trim.  And red was never my color, but I really like this one.  So does my wife.

If you want a 65, I sure hope you find one at the dealers place.  Even if he doesn't have a 65, I'm fairly sure that even if you keep a sharp, analytical and dispassionate attitude about you when you go to the shop, you'll find something to fall in love with. 

Good luck to you on your search.
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Re: Looks Like Today was the Day
« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2007, 03:44:12 AM »
Hey Fred, I just saw Kevin's post about AVL classics becoming available like, real soon. I think I could live with one of those ;) My head is spinning. Oy.
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Re: Looks Like Today was the Day
« Reply #20 on: December 21, 2007, 11:36:02 AM »
Chuck, I think the idea of a Classic styled bike with the new engine is great.  I was going to wait for one of those.  I think they will be just the ticket for a lot of riders.

My problem was that when I looked at the 65 and the Electra, the 65 exactly fit the mold of what my brain thought a motorcycle should look like.  I'm sure my next RE will be the new engine Classic.  You  know, after I wear the 65 out.   :)
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Re: Looks Like Today was the Day
« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2007, 12:07:03 AM »
Fred, I'm visiting the dealer tomorrow (Saturday). Just to make friends and maybe fondle a clutch lever or two, mind you: the checkbook stays home (for now). How about getting some pictures up?
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Re: Looks Like Today was the Day
« Reply #22 on: December 22, 2007, 01:50:33 AM »
Chuck: Plastic works!   ;D   Better leave that home too! By the way, welcome.  8)

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Re: Looks Like Today was the Day
« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2007, 02:16:33 AM »
VMAX, That was some shrewd reading between the lines.  ;) And thanks.  Chuck.
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Re: Looks Like Today was the Day
« Reply #24 on: December 22, 2007, 03:36:01 AM »
Fred, I'm visiting the dealer tomorrow (Saturday). Just to make friends and maybe fondle a clutch lever or two, mind you: the checkbook stays home (for now). How about getting some pictures up?

Take the checkbook with ya, what you see tomorrow might not be there on Monday.
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Re: Looks Like Today was the Day
« Reply #25 on: December 26, 2007, 08:08:14 PM »
2006 RE Bullit 65, Magic Black (on lay away). ;D
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Re: Looks Like Today was the Day
« Reply #26 on: December 26, 2007, 09:07:15 PM »
2006 RE Bullit 65, Magic Black (on lay away). ;D

Good for you!
(told ya to take the checkbook!)
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Re: Looks Like Today was the Day
« Reply #27 on: December 26, 2007, 09:26:16 PM »
Thanks CJ, smart advice. I woldn't have survived the weekend. Its gonna take me acouple of months, but they"re working with me. Enough time to take the MSF course. First love at my age. Whoulda thunk?
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Re: Looks Like Today was the Day
« Reply #28 on: December 26, 2007, 09:31:11 PM »
Way to go Chuck!!! :) :)

65's are great and that magic Black has to be a really cool color.
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Re: Looks Like Today was the Day
« Reply #29 on: December 26, 2007, 10:13:12 PM »
Thanks Fred, it is. Deep, deep green,with quiet metallic sparkle. Needs bright sunshine or as in the showroom, spot lighting. I agree about the pinstriping. Don't need it. Less is more. As to all the chromed and polished doodads, think Grace Kelly in a spiked dog collar. Absurd. Simple exhaust upgrade (that seems to be the general consensus) and call it a day.
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Ace "GP" head in the works.
Featherbed frame conversion underway.

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"What's so funny 'bout peace, love, and understandin'?"