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Old 11-05-2017, 09:19 PM   #1
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Hello Gixxer my old friend, I've Come to talk with you again.

Some things should be enjoyed, some things make us comfortable. I like to go fast at the track. I bought back my Gixxer from GixxerJasen (yes, Gixxer-LessJasen now). Looks like tomorrow might allow a nice little ride to feel how nice she still is. Jasen added new tires, and a proper mount for the brake reservoir. I rode it from the trailer to the shop (100 ft or so) and it really felt like your favorite baseball glove, a good pair of jeans, or being in the company of a really good friend. You pick up where you left off and it is as good as it ever was. Now that I have dropped 56 pounds, I can sit on her and lay down properly on the tank. I can sit comfortably tucked.

She is still the one.

So of course I took a picture or two....





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Old 11-06-2017, 06:45 AM   #2
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Old 11-06-2017, 07:38 AM   #3
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Soon, you'll have as many bikes as Mitch.......
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Old 11-06-2017, 08:36 AM   #4
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I think I am ahead now at 6. Mitch has been selling them off.
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Old 11-13-2017, 11:25 PM   #5
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I want one.
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:25 AM   #6
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If you are nice, I will let you look at mine....
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Re: Hello Gixxer my old friend, I've Come to talk with you again.

Doug.....there is just something about a sport twin that makes life better........have room?
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:08 AM   #8
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Doug.....there is just something about a sport twin that makes life better........have room?
Ha! He's been there done that more than a few times!
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:24 AM   #9
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There really is something cool about the 750s. Still getting mine dialed in.
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:41 AM   #10
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Well done!
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Old 11-18-2017, 09:40 PM   #11
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I have garage envy.
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Old 11-18-2017, 10:34 PM   #12
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Some things should be enjoyed, some things make us comfortable. I like to go fast at the track. I bought back my Gixxer from GixxerJasen (yes, Gixxer-LessJasen now). Looks like tomorrow might allow a nice little ride to feel how nice she still is. Jasen added new tires, and a proper mount for the brake reservoir. I rode it from the trailer to the shop (100 ft or so) and it really felt like your favorite baseball glove, a good pair of jeans, or being in the company of a really good friend. You pick up where you left off and it is as good as it ever was. Now that I have dropped 56 pounds, I can sit on her and lay down properly on the tank. I can sit comfortably tucked.

She is still the one.

So of course I took a picture or two....







Nice looking garage! What make/model bike lift is that?
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Old 11-19-2017, 01:31 AM   #13
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Actually, I have two, the one you see there is a Handy Industries old style 1000 pound pneumatic lift. The other one is also a Handy Industries B.O.B. pneumatic lift, rated at 1500 pounds and it has the drop out for the rear wheel.

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Old 11-20-2017, 12:15 PM   #14
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One of those is on my wish list. I'm getting too old to crawl around on the ground anymore!
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Old 11-20-2017, 05:16 PM   #15
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I love the rocking chair. Do you spend much time sitting with your bikes, just admiring them and talking to them?
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Old 11-20-2017, 07:18 PM   #16
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Of course he does. Don't you?
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Yep, I sit right in the middle of the shop, jam some old guy music and stare at my toys.
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And make motor noises.
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And make motor noises.
I know that you need a rocking chair so you can drink and make motor noises.
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Doug.....there is just something about a sport twin that makes life better........have room?
Like Jasen said, I am a lover of twins, you should have noticed that I have one sitting there....



But over the years I have had "a few others"















The RC-8R in street trim, also in track trim like I ran it mostly while I owned it.







My C-50 Boulevard is still in there as well, don't really like it, but it is fun to ride.



And, of course that brings us back to the Aprilia SXV-550 (I bought it as a 450 and changed motors)





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