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Old 20th May 2012
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Yup, hardtail has a distinctive sound....

.. sounds young when it offers to trade ride for a ride!

(or is that "split-tail"??? Always get those mixed up )
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you just gotta walk on in like your balls are as big as watermelons, that's the trick to being on an ironhead.
The only thing missing from that long walk was me ordering a tall glass of milk
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Thanks. That's a good story you told, and I know exactly how that is...people with all sorts of made-up BS to try to impress you. BTW, that pic was taken in 1990. Here's the same XLX today.
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This girl is damned funny. My son and I laughed our butts off watching her vids last weekend.
i had pretty low expectations early on, but she starts to grow on you.

i gots mad respect for you IH guys and your rides.

i get a lot of walker-upper-talkers and lately a few more. they usually start out on the right side and say 'you have done a little work on it, eh?' and i say 'a little'... and then they make their way around to the pretty side and jaws drop. lots of conversation but it is starting to be less about what they used to have and more about what i have.
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The fact that the attitude of other riders makes people feel this way really burns me up. I've ridden just about every kind of hunk of junk, thrown together bike imaginable. But I ride, rain, sleet or nuclear fallout. I don't even own cars if I can help it. I'll be d***ed if some poser on his $50k toy he can't even change the oil on is going to tell me I'm inferior because I don't ride... whatever it is he has. Ride what you got and don't EVER let anyone give you grief over it.
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Reminds me of a comic I seen in an bike mag years ago. A couple of bikers sitting on chops at the stop lights, a kid there on a rice rocket:

Kid: Hey wanna race, Ha, ha?
Bikers: Sure kid, in 10 years on the same bikes!

I always thought they made a good point and it is true.
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it's working really well, if only my brain worked as good i'd not be downshifting for forgetting where i put that damned brake pedal!!! i've made a few clutchless shifts at first, but i've got the hang of it now. trans is extra smooth, gotta love those andrews gears! did y'all have the blistered bottom ride yet? oh and now that my rear brake rod is on top (like normal) instead of the bottom (essentially pulling the brake cam backwards) like i used to have it, rear braking has improved dramatically!
I'm sure shifting and braking is a thinking game retraining the brain right now. At least your hand brake is the same If I ever have to dig in my tranny guess I'll try some Andrews.
Have not done the Blistered Bottom Ride yet, it's the end of June. Don't know if I'll make it or not this year, my wife has cancer and is going through Radiation treatments everyday right now. She's coping pretty well though.
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this was one of my favorites!!!

you got to know your targets because the king sportster was quickly being dethroned by the rice burners. i got all of my drinking money for free by smoking a target and then offering double his money back and he could switch my spark plug wires. smoked again and all they could ask is how?? whoo-hoo where's the bar!!!
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