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I jsut wnated to let everyone know that after about 20 years of not owning a motorcycle I finally talked my dad into getting a bike and start riding again. we kept our eye out searched for about 2 months until we found the right one.. Now he is the proud owner of a 1987 883. It doesnt run right now, but after I put a new coil on, it should fire right up.
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You can take the bike from the biker but you can never take the biker from your blood.

I have an '89 883 and luvin' it!
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Put your Dad on the forum right now and have him introduce himself...and make sure he says where he's from...I hear a lot of people like to know the area a person is riding in so we can get tips on where to ride if we happen to be coming by your state...ok, I'm B.S.ing, but I almost convinced myself! But do tell him we await his intro!
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... I hear a lot of people like to know the area a person is riding in so we can get tips on where to ride if we happen to be coming by your state..
DO NOT. I REPEAT DO NOT BELIEVE THIS MAN! He's an imposter posing as a popular memebr. He's not to be trusted under any circumstances. Consider yourself warned!!.

Seriously, get your Dad in here. He'll love you for it.

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Dang, so do I. Or are you just pulling my chain(drive)?...
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Dang, so do I. Or are you just pulling my chain(drive)?...
No chain pull here. Mine was converted over to belt drive by the original owner. Other than cosmetics, it's pretty much stock.
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Once it's in your Blood... I just divorced. I sold my 93 Heritage to support my son's Motocross Racin.. Now that I am single again I just bought a 2004 XL1200C I have logged 30 mile on it Saturday. I must say the new Sportsters is great compared to the 883 I had back in 1990. I look forward to DAYTONA it's been 10 years since I have been to Bike Week.
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Got this from the net somewhere but don't know where!!!!

ALTERNATE BIKER RAMBLINGS

Midnight bugs taste Best.

Saddlebags can never hold everything you want, but they can hold everything you need.

Wear heavy boots. You can't kick things when you're wearing trainers.

NEVER argue with a woman holding a torque wrench.

Routine maintenance should never be neglected.

It takes more love to share the saddle than it does to share the bed.

The only good view of a thunderstorm is in your rear-view mirror.

Never be afraid to slow down.

Only bikers understand why dogs love to stick their heads out car windows.

Bikes don't leak oil, they mark their territory.

Never ask a biker for directions if you're in a hurry to get there.

If it takes more than 3 bolts to hold it on, it's probably crucial.

Remember that you will be judged by the Horse you ride.

Don't ride so late into the night that you sleep through the sunrise.

Pies and coffee are as important as petrol.

The number of kicks it takes to start your bike is directly proportional to the number of spectators.

Never ask your bike to scream before her throat is good and warm.

Sometimes it takes a whole tank full of fuel before you can think straight.

If you want to get a job, you may have to compromise your principals. You may even have to shave.

Riding faster than everyone else only guarantees you'll ride alone.

Never hesitate to ride past the last street light at the edge of town.

Never mistake horsepower for staying power.

A good rider has balance, judgment, and good timing. So does a good lover.

A cold hamburger can be reheated quite nicely by strapping it to an exhaust pipe and riding forty kilometres.

Never do less then forty kilometres before breakfast.

If you don't ride in the rain, you don't ride.

A bike on the road is worth two in the shop.

When you look down the road, it seems to never end but you better believe it does.

Young riders pick a destination and go. Old riders pick a direction and go.

Overconfidence can be supplied by spare spark plugs, a set of spanners, and a roll of toilet paper.

Advice is free and worth every cent!

Sometimes the fastest way to get there is to stop for the night.

Always back your bike into the curb and sit where you can see it.

Work to ride - Ride to work.

Whatever it is, its better in the wind.

Two lane blacktop isn't a highway -- its an attitude.

Good coffee should be indistinguishable from 50 weight motor oil.

A biker can smell a party 5,000 km away.

Keep your bike in good repair.

Motorcycle boots are NOT comfortable for walking.

People are like motorcycles: each is customised a bit differently.

More races were won in the tavern than on the track.

Never loan your bike to someone else, and never ride another's.

If the bike isn't braking properly, you don't start by rebuilding the engine.

Remember to pay as much attention to your partner as you do your carburetor.

Sometimes the best communication happens when you're on separate bikes.

Well-trained reflexes are quicker than luck.

The best alarm clock is sunshine on chrome.

Learn to do counterintuitive things that may someday save your arse.

Beware the biker whose ink peels off.

If you really want to know what's going on, watch what's happening at least 5 cars ahead.

Don't make a reputation you'll have to live down or run away from later.

Smoke and grease can hide a multitude of errors, but only for so long.

A friend is someone who'll get out of bed at 2 am to drive her/his van to the middle of nowhere to get you when you're broken down.

If she/he changes her oil more than she/he changes her mind -- follow her/him.

The thicker your oil, the hotter you can take it.

If you want to get somewhere before sundown, you can't stop at every tavern.

Hunger can make even road kill taste good.

You gotta be smart enough to understand the rules of motorcycling and dumb enough to think the game's important.

The older I get, the faster I was.
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Good for you and your dad! Hope you 2 put on many miles together!
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Once I get my bike on the road, I have to pay one of my uncles a visit, and see if we can get his '73 Fe started. It was his bike that made me want one when I was about 3 or 4. He did his own air brush job on the tank and fenders, a naked angel lady with boobs out front and center. But it's been sitting for maybe 8 years and moved to 2 locations over that time, currently on Long Island. It had a starter problem where it would grind on the sprocket sometimes. He had it fixed once, then it came back 3 months later. Until one day it wouldn't catch at all, had to push start. That was the last time he rode it.
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