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post #12031 of 16334 (permalink) Old 10-30-2016, 11:15 AM
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I actually hit 63 in 2nd gear! Upper 30's in first, 3rd, 4th and 5th I don't know, never had the chance to go that fast!
I think it probably has a lot to do with my upgrades though, I never tried it when it was stock so I don't know.
I figured I was remembering that wrong...thanks for clarifying. Like I said, it just feels like I'm really winding it out if I get 20mph out of first.

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Thats just a tag I have laying around the shop that I put on when I haven't ridden a while,,,I never know how I will ride after not riding for a while, so I just use a tag like that.


That's kinda weird, but everyone has their own quirks. I leave the same tag on my bike at all times. Seems a waste of time to me, but ain't my time.


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post #12033 of 16334 (permalink) Old 10-30-2016, 12:48 PM
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@pastordave , I just watched your short fall colors video and I have to say that I am already incredibly envious of that deep blue sky you got going on down there. We have been nothing but grey, grey, grey, and in the 40s, low 50s here. It's not even November and I already hate it! We keep dreaming and planning of our move...

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Yeah, I gotta old tag laying around for my "Bad Apple Days", too...
When I wanna go "Ride it Like I stole it", I put that "false tag" on and pull an hours worth of shinanigans ...


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Came home, pulled off the bags, took the conchos and fringy pieces off my seat, and gave her the first full bath since I've owned her...can you believe that?!?.
Whoa...that's a pretty nice bike Bethany... love the colors. Don't trade her away. Get your sprocket mod done and ride on.



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Whoa...that's a pretty nice bike Bethany... love the colors. Don't trade her away. Get your sprocket mod done and ride on.
Thanks! Yeah, in talking with my husband, he was surprised that I wouldn't want to keep the ACE and just possibly add something different to the stable later on. For me, it was a monetary issue, but considering I only paid $2,500 for the ACE and she's been such a good bike, I think I'll be hanging on to her for a while

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... she's been such a good bike, I think I'll be hanging on to her for a while
Atta girl, she won't disappoint.



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Thanks! Yeah, in talking with my husband, he was surprised that I wouldn't want to keep the ACE and just possibly add something different to the stable later on. For me, it was a monetary issue, but considering I only paid $2,500 for the ACE and she's been such a good bike, I think I'll be hanging on to her for a while
Nothing wrong with havin 2 in the stable! Your bike is sweet keep it!

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Another vote for two in the stable Bethany, at least until you love the new bike to the point of not riding the ACE... You hear it so often, bike gets traded, then you miss how the old one rode and it takes several more bikes traded before you are happy again.


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@Bethany , I have to agree with the others. As clean as your bike is. I would hang on to it. I had my first really good day for me in well over a month. I got the parts in I needed to get my carbs back together last week. I found a hole in one of the new slide diaphragms. Same rear carb, go figure. I got every thing together yesterday but waited till today to fire her up today with a clearer mind. I did a double check on things and hit the button. Only took a few cranks for her ti fire up. I was hoping for good but got great. Even cold with no choke. She sits and idles great. And no more popping at all. I will fine tune her tomorrow. We are having rain off and on today. So a GREAT day for me finally. Next I will attempt to clean her up.

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