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post #8521 of 8591 (permalink) Old 05-23-2019, 12:15 PM
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Yeah....I third it! But even if Maddog wanted one, you need good hips. I saw a video of a guy with paralyzed legs transfer from his wheelchair to his Spyder and back to the chair. So it can be done without usable legs. He had a rack on the back of the bike that he put the chair on.

My Spydering will resume after June 2nd. I just had hip injection #2 and am walking erect and pain free now - while the flavor lasts. Cardiologist and wife say no Spyder for a month post insertion of the pacemaker. Aaaww.
I pray all goes well brother. Pacemaker? Better do what the doc says!

I am taking it one day at a time. I just got more antibiotics. I ran out over a day ago. I hope this doesn't cause my knee to flare up.

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post #8522 of 8591 (permalink) Old 05-23-2019, 12:20 PM
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@PaiN Thankfully the template I got was precurved for the tank stripes. They were just too long to run the whole tank. They work well so far in blocking the sun flashes off the paint at midday. I ended up getting some more vinyl, but this time it's air egress vinyl. It's not as matte as the first attempt, but I will more run a test stripe this weekend and see if I swap it out.

Last night I took some NuFinish to more of the bike and am thinking I need to get a clay bar to really get it smooth. After years of doing car shows, my urge to detail things the hard way is LOOOOOOONG GONE, so the easier the better.

And I am going to jump on the CanAm train and say FOURTH!!! I have already told my wife that when I can't ride the Vic anymore, we are getting the 2 seater CanAm, and hell or high water it will have mini apes

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Rode to Mullumbimby then stopped at Billinudgel for a burger at the local store.
Great old fashioned hamburger, big bun, with thick mince , lettuce, onions, beetroot, tomato, and I asked for cheese and pineapple plus hot chilli sauce.
Sorry no pix of the burger but there some of my bike outside the store, opposite the famous Billinudgel pub.
When I left this morning I took my Driza-bone out of the saddlebag thinking its not gonna rain...tempting fate or what!?
Rained on the way home but my XC just sliced through the night and the Madstad meant no icy needles of rain attacking my face.
Everything just works so well together on this bike.
2800rpm in 6th and 110ft/lbs happening riding a big wave of Torque...effortless highway cruising!

Took the Vegas out last night but 5 miles from home I turned back and rode home to swap over to the XC, my back was sore from working and the XC clutch is so much lighter, Ive been spoilt!
See any police wearing leather and driving fast with blowers through the hood out there?
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Just this afternoon I was thinking my CCT needs a blower. The super charger kind, not the turbo kind.

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Just this afternoon I was thinking my CCT needs a blower. The super charger kind, not the turbo kind.
Yes sir, after going up to Lloydz with @broggyr a few weeks ago and seeing the supercharged 106 on display.....I started to get all worked up to do something nuts to my bike. I was boiling inside and had to fight the urge tooth & nail to call up and have one installed. Finally settled myself down, realized how completely impractical adding an SC would be, never mind spending more than the bike is worth on such and upgrade. Then it also hit me that I'd 100% have to do the full suspension upgrades I had planned...
I'm past all that now
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I shudder to think of all the $$$ I sunk into my XR and now it's gone. Thank goodness I avoided the urge to do some pricey sh1t like cams--what good would they have done me now. I felt justified in all that blinging and modding cuz this was going to be my last bike. At age 82 that sounds likely, right? Wrong! Father time had other plans for me and now I'm on three wheels.
Lesson learned. The Spyder is only getting add ons for comfort, safety and convenience. Oooooh nooo, a supplier just came out with a cat replacement pipe and it's ONLY $199 and it deletes 17 heat generating pounds. I'll just......NOPE!

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Funny this subject of being prudent has come up. I've been thinking about it a lot lately. Not going to put any more than I have to in the Mustang to restore it to good working and looking condition. Not likely to add more mods to either bike. I've taken stock of various belonging and have started putting what I don't use up for sale. It will take a long time to get rid of some of it but eventually someone will have a need.
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Signed the title over to my kid and handed him the keys. Vic will take up residency in New Mexico, after he spends ten days crossing the USA from my corner of the planet (far north coast of Cali) to the east coast and back to NM. After 25 years of big bikes, big mile multi-day road trips are in our past. Looking to downsize to something a bit lighter for day rides and overnight rides to places within a couple hundred mile radius. Its been all good the past five years. Enjoyed the cyber camaraderie and freedom of sharing travel, tech and maintenance tips. I gave the kid the website for this forum. He will check in one of these days. Keep the rubber side down. sheets
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Sheets, I feel your pain. But it will be short lived, I assure you, after you mount that much lighter and more agile bike and take off on it. There is a lot to choose from out there. I wasn't able to stay with two wheels, but you can and I for one, am curious what it is you end with.
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@sheets Sorry you have to give up the big Victory. But when its time, its time.....Make sure you post up what whatever you move on to, I'm anxious to find out.
Just so we can keep an eyeball out for him what is your kid's forum name going to be? @"blankets" or maybe @"pillows"? .......
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