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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-25-2010, 01:39 PM
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Congrats man that is a very nice looking scoot you have there, I must admit to some envy on the russell day long seat. I can butt dream

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How do you like those Metzler's?
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Congrats! Great looking bike.

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Very nice looking bike... congrats.!!

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Congratulations!!! I'll have to try again....

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Well done mate all your effort into LJ is worth it, she's a looker :
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Thanks everyone. The Metzlers seem to be pretty good tires. They deffinately are much better than the stock Dunlops. The tread seems to be wearing much slower and the handling also is an improvement. As for bling and farkles, I think I'm there. The seat is the crowning touch as it were. The bottom line is that Eljay is a real pleasure to ride.

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Thanks everyone. The Metzlers seem to be pretty good tires. They deffinately are much better than the stock Dunlops. The tread seems to be wearing much slower and the handling also is an improvement. As for bling and farkles, I think I'm there. The seat is the crowning touch as it were. The bottom line is that Eljay is a real pleasure to ride.
Congratz Bones! BEAUTIFUL bike!

Curious... how long have ya had the iso grips on the bike? I've heard a few folks say that the black comes off the grips, staining their hands. Any such happenings with yours?

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They've been on there since late March, last year. I haven't had any problems with them, but then I always ride with gloves. I really like riding with them... very comfortable...

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