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Old 12-08-2012, 02:52 PM   #1
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Well, it's been over a year with my new 900 now and I figured I'd share something with y'all.

When I first bought the bike I didn't even ride it home. I had a friend ride it home because I wanted to learn in a little more relaxed environment. I followed him in my car, and we made one quick stop on the way at a gas station and I snapped this pic of the bike;



Well several months later my wife and I were out riding and I stopped by the same gas station, and snapped THIS one;

Er.. um.. nevermind I can't find that picture. But it's somewhere! Picture the same bike but with a mustang seat and a few little trinkets.

Or.. here;



There it is on our honeymoon, in Eureka Springs.

And then I snapped THIS one just the other day at that SAME spot;



*sniff* they grow up so fast!
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:49 PM   #2
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Neat story John. Didn't know you were a vet so thanks for your service.

Nice "cut."
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Nice to see how far you have come with your bike. what type of saddle bags are on your bike in the last picture?
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:27 PM   #4
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Yes, sigh, they do grow up so quickly, right before our very eyes. I have raised several such children over the years. Then, when they get "all growed-up," we tend to say goodbye to them, send them on their way, and after a tear or two, we adopt another infant to raise up.

I'd say that that's the final product, but I suspect that is not so. There will always be something or another to add and improve its performance, appearance or comfort. Once a parent, always a parent, ya know.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:31 PM   #5
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Neat story John. Didn't know you were a vet so thanks for your service.

Nice "cut."
Thank you sir but I am not a vet. The Navy patch says "Navy Brother" on it and is worn in honor of my little brother who is currently serving in the USN. I am in the patriot guard, but you don't have to be a vet to be a member. Many of the folks I ride with are vets and they've encouraged me to join and I've done several PGR rides with them.
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Oh, and the bags are Mutazu HL bags. The trunk is a Harley Tour Pak.

Here's a better view:

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Oh, and the bags are Mutazu HL bags. The trunk is a Harley Tour Pak.

Here's a better view:

Getting very jealous of all your extra's !
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:43 PM   #8
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From April of this year my V2K has went from

(a stock photo from www.totalmotorcycle.com)


It is amazing how they will eventually turn out, and a lot of times different than what we originally planned.
to

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Old 12-10-2012, 09:41 PM   #9
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very glad as always to see it just isn't me who bought a 9 then just couldn't leave well enough alone, started adding stuff then looked back at was the original and said WOW..... good stuff, thanks for sharing!!!!
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add stuff to a 900.. why i would never even think of it !!!! lol
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