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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-10-2009, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
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Angry hornets up ones sleeve don't mix with the vn900

Nuff said. Bike is a right off. First insurance claim in 31 years.
Now I'm in a dilemma. I made the mistake of sitting on a 1700 lt. Crazy bike with 108ft/lbs of torque. Air shocks in the back, well, I'm in love. That being said I am COMPLETELY satisfied with the 900. What to do.....what to do. The best thing about getting the 9 again...or advancing to the 17 is getting to stick around here and learn.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-10-2009, 11:49 PM
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Oh boy...now you went and did it!!! Sat on a 1700 and started drooling. Well, here's the secret. If you say out loud 37-46 times, "I love my 900 and nothing can ever replace it", you should be OK. If you say it less, you lack conviction and if you say it more then you lack faith... Bottom line......_______________________!!!

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Exactly why I laugh at all those folks who ride in shorts... aside from the dangerous potential for massive road rash if the bike goes down, imagine an angry hornet in the undies!!! Good luck on your bike decision... that's a tough one to make!

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Get another 900 and put the difference in a good bee suit.
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Or a good riding jacket maybe?

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Maybe you can hang one of these from your handlebars or mount it on your sissy bar...


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Happened a long time ago with bumblebee, ever since I carry four thin strips of velcro in my pocket to lock down sleeves, use 'em when it's cold, or tie down rain pants to seat strap
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Thanks to over 1200 dollars worth of leathers, boots and helmets, my wife and I came through virtually unscathed. The bike, unfortunately, took the brunt of the experience. In retrospect, upon reflection, shortly before the hornet up the sleeve trick my wife and I stopped at a park, took off our leathers and relaxed for awhile. When I put my leathers back on I believe said hornet was residing IN my jacket. It began to sting me no less than a mile from the park. I calmly...ahem...disengaged from traffic, pulled off to the shoulder of the road (which promptly gave way) and down we tumbled.
Moral of the story?
1.Shake jackets/gear out on hot sunny days after they have been laying around in the grass.
2.Beware of loose/non existent areas on the side of the road.
3.Attach hornet trap to bikes handlebars (courtesy of Rollingbones).

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Cobra luggage rack.
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Kuryakyn air filter cover.
170/80/15 Metzler rear tire.
Fire and Ice passenger floorboards.
Stage 2 debaffle (screens left intact).
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I am 90% sure I will get another 900. I love and miss my bike.

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Cobra luggage rack.
Kuryakyn Grand Tourer luggage bag.
Kuryakyn air filter cover.
170/80/15 Metzler rear tire.
Fire and Ice passenger floorboards.
Stage 2 debaffle (screens left intact).
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The cavity sometimes found beneath the tar is know as an undercut on this side of the dam ( South Africa) and is one of the reasons why no biker will ride close to the edge.
On the hornet note in South Africa we have a little bee called Loosely the Mad or Crazy bee i got 4 in my jacket one day ( Jacket was half way open as it was 40' c outside) man when my chest started burning i started rubbing and that just drove them nuts, these little suckers can sting you a thousnd times if given the chance and unlike a normal bee sting, there venom burns like you won't believe. Was the fastest i ever pulled over and got undressed right there. HAHA you gotta love biking
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