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Postby SR9 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:11 pm

My current bike is an old 1985 Ninja 600 which I have enjoyed for the last 5 years. Sport bikes are great and certainly perform well but things change and I was considering just getting out of bikes all together.

During the later part of last week my oldest son sent me a pic of a nice cruiser and asked if I had any interest. I said I would go take a look at it and this followed me home Saturday :

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The condition and price was too good to walk away from.

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Year 2004
Make Honda
Model Shadow VT750
Mileage 7600
Weight 539lbs(dry)


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Postby hayes1966 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:08 pm

Awesome bike Vin.
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Postby Mike-Sid » Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:26 pm

Beautiful! Congrats! When are we going for a ride? I went for a short 16 mile ride Thursday....Cold!

That F'n bike is like new! 7500 miles, holy shit, barley broken in....good find!

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Postby myglimk2 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:41 pm

I want a bike more and more! Maybe this year? 8)

Bike looks great!
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Postby JohnB » Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:10 pm

nice !

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Postby SR9 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:04 am

Thanks guys! It was a good find, my son takes the credit for that.

Mike - As soon as it warms up a bit more, was a cold ride home Saturday in the snow showers.

One thing I noticed Saturday while riding home : Once I was cold the wind chill at 50 was about the same as 90.

Actually, just my hands got cold. The rest was covered up quite well. Still far too cold to enjoy but I saw 2 other bikes out there on the highway. Guess I was not the only one wishing for spring.
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Postby SR9 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:44 pm

Just got in from a nice evening ride. It was a bit chilly but not that bad at 45deg.

Can't wait for Spring weather! :)
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Postby Mike-Sid » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:44 pm

How far did you go? I'm hoping to take a ride tomorrow and Friday, and Saturday too!

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Postby SR9 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:01 am

Not too far, about 20 miles on the trip meter. All of it around town. I started out late since I had some things to take care of for my wife before dinner.
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Postby Mike-Sid » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:34 pm

Went for a couple rides, 36 miles yesterday and 70 today. Stopped by JohnB's house for a quick visit too.

I hope to go for a ride tomorrow too. Hey Vin, Let me know if you want to go for a ride tomorrow!

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Postby SR9 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:54 pm

I will likely go out Saturday but just for a short time. My wife's mother is not doing well and we will probably visit her in the afternoon.

Any time best for you?
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Postby Mike-Sid » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:40 pm

I went for a short,60-70 mile ride with SR9 today, what a nice bike he got! Real nice, JohnB is going to cry when he sees it! :lol: I think there will be many more rides to come with SR9 this season. I can't wait for real warm weather.

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Postby SR9 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:42 am

It was a good time for sure. Good to get out there with you and that very sweet bike you have. That is an awesome ride!

Can't wait for the warmer weather!
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Postby CTSixshot » Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:22 am

Yes, it's amazing how cold it can be when just sitting there idle breaking the wind...even at 70 degrees or more. You have to dress accordingly, for sure! Wait til you hit the wind and rain out in Wyoming and yonder parts...you'll be going down the road leaning into the wind with the breath sucked out of your lungs (and I had a Windjammer to boot)!


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