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Had to run out to the store over lunch to return something and as I pulled into the parking lot, THIS is what I saw. I usually ride around with the Trip showing on the display, but I switched it over the other day, just to check how many miles were on the bike.

I think the ol' girl looks pretty good for 45,000 miles! :cool:


Pics or it didn't happen.


 

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I agree, "she" does look good!!!!
Dig that HD front fender, what other mods you got hidden???

I grew up in Sebring, we`re ex-neighbors! (kinda)
 

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Yep, Captain, Sebring is only 60 miles south on 98 from me!

Dig that HD front fender, what other mods you got hidden???
Well, not really hidden. Besides the V&H Longshots, that make themselves obvious, I like to keep things more "hidden in plain sight".

For example, you know how Harleys have that oil can under the seat and they offer a thermometer so you can keep tabs on how hot the oil gets? Well, I guess you could say my Aero has one too!



Of course, knowledgeable Honda folks will know better, and the keyway would make for a serious oil leak anyway. But, if ya drill a hole in the side panel and put a cooking thermometer in it, it'll fool a few folks at a bike night!
 

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:D Yeah, my Sportster had the temperature gauge like that, but it is on the dash of my truck, monitoring heater output through the defroster vent at present...

I`m guessing, Bartow?
 

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I`m guessing, Bartow?
Yup. Just outside of town. You wouldn't recognize the place. Houses where there used to be groves and cows. Hwy 98 is now four lanes between Lakeland and Bartow! That's like I-4!!!!! :lol:
 

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We just traveled that route Thanksgiving week-weekend...
Our regular route to go "home" for Thanksgiving is US19/98 to FL66...
Gotta remember to hook up next time through your neck o` th` woods... :D
 

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By ALL means! Look us up. You practically drive right by the house! :D

I know you would be travelling, but if for no other reason than to meet up for a short chat.
 

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Just remembered ==>
I saw some strange Bikers this last trip, coming through Crystal River area traffic...
There`s some weird people there!!!
I didn`t get a good look at it, but saw a kayak or canoe strapped to a motorcycle...
Yeah! A boat!
This contraption had bicycle wheels fastened to the aft of this canoe similar to a trailer, but was fastened to the Bike as you would fasten luggage...
(I think)
then a couple miles further saw one of those "tailgate extenders" type racks on the back of an HD, it was nearly dragging the road behind it...
:D

You mention growth?
Yes, That`s one reason I transplanted...
Going up US27/98 I couldn`t tell where Sebring stopped and Avon Park began...
 

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I usually keep my odometer on trip too. I haven't switched it back in a while and really have no idea how many miles mine has on it. I guess I need to do that. Last time I checked it had 26,000 miles on the clock. That was several months ago. Probably due for an oil change.
 

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LOL!

We were riding last weekend and this guy passed us on a Yamaha. We pulled up behind him at the next light and he was DANCIN' and twistin' and doin' some Karate-kid moves with his belt on his leather jacket. :roll:

As soon as the light turned green, we ALL found a reason to stall at the light to give him 'a little more room". :lol:

Then there was the red-light runner in Orlando. At EVERY light, he'd make a right turn, then a hard left across the street and then another right turn (basically dodging around the red light.) He'd ride crosswalks, turn lanes and whatever to gain a few seconds on the light. It got funny to watch after a few lights. Amazing folks can do that and survive!
 

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I usually keep my odometer on trip too. I haven't switched it back in a while and really have no idea how many miles mine has on it.
Yeah, it's kind of funny how one can live life in 137-mile increments between fill ups! :D
 

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I initially thought of using one that read: "Rare, Med/Rare, etc."

THAT would have thrown 'em for a loop! :shock:
 

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I usually keep my odometer on trip too. I haven't switched it back in a while and really have no idea how many miles mine has on it. I guess I need to do that. Last time I checked it had 26,000 miles on the clock. That was several months ago. Probably due for an oil change.
i do the same, as a back up to my low fuel light. i just switch it back every once in a while to see if i've hit my next 4kml interval for servicing.
 

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LOL!

We were riding last weekend and this guy passed us on a Yamaha. We pulled up behind him at the next light and he was DANCIN' and twistin' and doin' some Karate-kid moves with his belt on his leather jacket. :roll:

As soon as the light turned green, we ALL found a reason to stall at the light to give him 'a little more room". :lol:

Then there was the red-light runner in Orlando. At EVERY light, he'd make a right turn, then a hard left across the street and then another right turn (basically dodging around the red light.) He'd ride crosswalks, turn lanes and whatever to gain a few seconds on the light. It got funny to watch after a few lights. Amazing folks can do that and survive!
Yep.
There are OLD bikers.
And there are FOOLISH bikers.
But there are no old foolish bikers.

Reminds me of what my Dad useta say about getting older:
"It's not bad, when you consider the alternative!"
 

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Had to run out to the store over lunch to return something and as I pulled into the parking lot, THIS is what I saw. I usually ride around with the Trip showing on the display, but I switched it over the other day, just to check how many miles were on the bike.

I think the ol' girl looks pretty good for 45,000 miles! :cool:


Pics or it didn't happen.


45000 miles and your bike is still looking mighty fine !! :)
 

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Very nice bike with some cool mods.

Love the thermometer trick....might have to borrow that....and i just might do the 'rare - medium - welldone' thing.
 

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I initially thought of using one that read: "Rare, Med/Rare, etc."
Actually...

I like this idea for the HD thermometers! If they didn't carry the standard $100 HD tax, I'd make one for my friend's Softtail! :lol::lol::lol:

As for the milestone, good job! My goal has been to get the bike ODO up past the Fiat's since I bought it. Unfortunately, since my Ranger is on life support, I'm putting miles on the Fiat and the gap between the car & the Shadow is growing every day. Since buying the Valk, I think I'm going to have to settle with ~2000 miles as the closest I could get.
 
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