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My Wife Sold My Bike

Post by 100volts+ » Mar 26, 2018 1:23 pm

My lovely wife sold my 2016 zx10r with my consent (under duress). She made up for it by buying me an Indian Chief Dark Horse which she said was more appropriate for a man over 60.
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Re: My Wife Sold My Bike

Post by markz » Mar 26, 2018 4:14 pm

Nice Chief

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Post by skeetab5780 » Mar 26, 2018 4:35 pm

old one looked cooler and like more fun...but oh well

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Post by 100volts+ » Mar 26, 2018 7:20 pm

skeetab5780 I agree but my knee's and hips are glad she got a bike with a less aggressive riding position.
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Post by skeetab5780 » Mar 27, 2018 5:23 pm

100volts+ wrote:
Mar 26, 2018 7:20 pm
skeetab5780 I agree but my knee's and hips are glad she got a bike with a less aggressive riding position.
That I wont argue with!

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Post by Icewrench » Mar 27, 2018 6:30 pm

Yes Dear

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Post by markz » Mar 27, 2018 8:14 pm

:lol:
Icewrench wrote:
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Yes Dear
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Post by dogman dan » Apr 07, 2018 7:34 am

Good on ya making it to 60 riding that. Not so sure I would. Getting a wife to allow a motorcycle is not always easy. Not so bad for me, since she is a hot air balloon pilot too. She gets risky fun, though here risk comfort level is way below mine.

Since my illness makes me physically weak at times, I went the faggy scooter route. And because of my evil throttle hand, a fairly slow 400cc burgman. The big fairing and wind screen really helps me last longer, to take real rides.

Even on a lame scoot, Emory Pass in southern NM is a hell of a ride. 20 miles of non stop hairpin turns, and from home to the turn around and back, a 240 mile day.

I judge the ride by how much tire I used, If I don't scuff 100% of the tread, I rode a bit lame. If I don't scuff the last 3/4 inch on the edge of the tire, I really rode like a pussy. For me its not about speed, Its about leaning through the corners.

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Post by 100volts+ » Apr 11, 2018 11:34 pm

Dogman Dan, I agree. Concentration is needed, though, to keep from losing the road because of target fixation on the twisties. The zx10r was great at slanting the horizon. The Chief is ok, but my Indian Scout bobber sucks on turns as I'm always scraping the pegs.
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Post by John in CR » Apr 14, 2018 8:45 pm

The day my wife gets to "allow" me to do anything is the day I say "next" after she hits the curb. I do agree with "happy wife = happy life", but it takes happy me as well, and that means doing whatever I want. The key is finding one who's perfect happy with you doing whatever you want.

As far as giving up one smoke belcher for another, I've got no interest. My car has remained parked for over a year now. I do have something nearly the size of the Indian in the works, but a bit lower and aerodynamically sleeker, and powered by 2 or possibly 3 HubMonsters (whatever it takes to flat out embarrass any cruiser smoker) driven by a 100 mile+ battery pack. I figure a 100x100 ebike is 100% feasible with what I already have on hand...that's a 100mph+ and 100 mile+ combo.

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Post by 100volts+ » Apr 15, 2018 5:18 am

John, you might be able to embarrass a cruiser, but even with 5 hub monsters, you couldn't touch a zx10r that does 189 mph out of the showroom. 200mph+ with some cheap mods. I loved it but it's impractical for long road trips.
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Post by boytitan » Apr 15, 2018 6:15 pm

Why didn't you get a dual sport or touring bike... it really seems like both bikes were wrong for your application. You like to lean and ride to fast for the cruiser, You ride to long for the super sport. Theres literally a bunch of proper bikes for your application. Even a super cruiser like the Harley Davidson nightrod woulda been better.

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Post by dingoEsride » Apr 17, 2018 10:49 am

John in CR wrote:
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As far as giving up one smoke belcher for another, I've got no interest. My car has remained parked for over a year now. I do have something nearly the size of the Indian in the works, but a bit lower and aerodynamically sleeker, and powered by 2 or possibly 3 HubMonsters (whatever it takes to flat out embarrass any cruiser smoker) driven by a 100 mile+ battery pack. I figure a 100x100 ebike is 100% feasible with what I already have on hand...that's a 100mph+ and 100 mile+ combo.
All good within city limits, I really do wish battery technology would improve enough to get 200 miles plus on a charge, until then I'd ride my clunker and couldn't give a hop about a quick duct taped commuter, rides out here could get through several countries elsewhere.
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Post by 100volts+ » Apr 19, 2018 7:20 am

Even a super cruiser like the Harley Davidson nightrod woulda been better.
Tried the Nightrod/vrod, nice bikes but I needed a heavy cruiser for week long trips like the one that will take me though the Ozarks.PS the bobber doesn't lean as far as I like but the Chief does...and it rides like a cloud.
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Post by John in CR » Apr 19, 2018 7:26 am

100volts+ wrote:
Apr 15, 2018 5:18 am
John, you might be able to embarrass a cruiser, but even with 5 hub monsters, you couldn't touch a zx10r that does 189 mph out of the showroom. 200mph+ with some cheap mods. I loved it but it's impractical for long road trips.
0-100mph sure it will. I have no interest in going faster until we get airborne.

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Post by John in CR » Apr 19, 2018 7:34 am

dingoEsride wrote:
Apr 17, 2018 10:49 am
John in CR wrote:
Apr 14, 2018 8:45 pm
As far as giving up one smoke belcher for another, I've got no interest. My car has remained parked for over a year now. I do have something nearly the size of the Indian in the works, but a bit lower and aerodynamically sleeker, and powered by 2 or possibly 3 HubMonsters (whatever it takes to flat out embarrass any cruiser smoker) driven by a 100 mile+ battery pack. I figure a 100x100 ebike is 100% feasible with what I already have on hand...that's a 100mph+ and 100 mile+ combo.
All good within city limits, I really do wish battery technology would improve enough to get 200 miles plus on a charge, until then I'd ride my clunker and couldn't give a hop about a quick duct taped commuter, rides out here could get through several countries elsewhere.
We all wish battery tech would make a big jump, but at less weight than your bike pictured 200 mile range is fairly simple already.

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Post by dingoEsride » Apr 19, 2018 8:25 pm

Yes true if you shake off the K's, but this gets used for long and heavy sometimes two up hauls for overnight camping with maybe a dozen beers on board, don't get me wrong I love the way Ev's are going and there have been some ebikes that crossed this country with camp gear (about 3500kilometers) and thanks to people like you among others here who push to help make total ev power happen
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Re: My Wife Sold My Bike

Post by 100volts+ » Apr 21, 2018 6:17 am

Don't get me wrong either. I rode an electric bike to work for 5 years, which didn't have much range but could keep up with traffic, before I retired, and still ride occasionally.

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