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    Default Cherry Poppin' in Crystal Lake

    I took my first ride on my new (to me) VTX 1800 yesterday. After riding a 600cc bike for the last 4 years, I finally upgraded to the VTX 1800 last November. I left it at the dealership for winter storage and had them deliver it to my house yesterday. Sunday is supposed to be nice, and wifey had plans for me to go to a show at the high school she works at. I just got out of that and the day is now wide open for getting used to my new VTX!
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    A great bike! Enjoy!

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    Default Welcome to the house of VTX

    This is the place you can learn everything you want to know about your new ride. And there are quite a few riders in Illinois, you should be able to hook up with some of them. Kind of late right now, but I am sure others will chime in later.

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    Welcome from Arlington Heights.

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    I was at honda northwest on Thursday to pick up my new front tire and brakes for the bike. They had 7 Xes on the floor 2 1800 and 5 1300. I think they were all silver


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    Quote Originally Posted by skiwoods View Post
    I took my first ride on my new (to me) VTX 1800 yesterday. After riding a 600cc bike for the last 4 years, I finally upgraded to the VTX 1800 last November. I left it at the dealership for winter storage and had them deliver it to my house yesterday. Sunday is supposed to be nice, and wifey had plans for me to go to a show at the high school she works at. I just got out of that and the day is now wide open for getting used to my new VTX!
    We're in St. Charles, give a shout to go riding some time. Maybe a dinner curise to Art & Alma's in Burlington?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkVTX View Post
    We're in St. Charles, give a shout to go riding some time. Maybe a dinner curise to Art & Alma's in Burlington?
    Sounds good!
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    Skiwoods...welcome to the board...hope to hook up with you on ride sometime soon. You will see on the board that there are a lot of X'ers in the Chicago area. That new 1800 looks good....prolly looks good alongside that Cessna of yours too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rock 'n roll_X View Post
    Skiwoods...welcome to the board...hope to hook up with you on ride sometime soon. You will see on the board that there are a lot of X'ers in the Chicago area. That new 1800 looks good....prolly looks good alongside that Cessna of yours too!

    skiwoods,
    Don't let Steve aka "rock 'n roll" fool you, he's just fish'n for a ride in your plane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkVTX View Post
    skiwoods,
    Don't let Steve aka "rock 'n roll" fool you, he's just fish'n for a ride in your plane.
    Rats! Exposed again! Since Chuck, aka "Dark VTX" mentions it, however, I'm always willing to tag along on light plane rides. I was a student pilot once, logging some 17 hours in a Cessna 152 before finances made me cease taking lessons. Of course, the fact that all of this happened many more years ago than I care to admit to means I am only qualified to be a passenger these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rock 'n roll_X View Post
    Rats! Exposed again! Since Chuck, aka "Dark VTX" mentions it, however, I'm always willing to tag along on light plane rides. I was a student pilot once, logging some 17 hours in a Cessna 152 before finances made me cease taking lessons. Of course, the fact that all of this happened many more years ago than I care to admit to means I am only qualified to be a passenger these days.
    Well it just happens that I share ownership in that 182 and it's based at Schaumburg Airport. I'm always happy to take a fellow aviation enthusiast up! Some chow at Pilot Pete's after the airplane ride is always a good way to recipricate...
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    Quote Originally Posted by skiwoods View Post
    Well it just happens that I share ownership in that 182 and it's based at Schaumburg Airport. I'm always happy to take a fellow aviation enthusiast up! Some chow at Pilot Pete's after the airplane ride is always a good way to recipricate...




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    Welcome from Aurora! We all should be able to get in a lot of riding this week


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    Quote Originally Posted by drtrider View Post
    Fly to our airport and I'll take you to Rips chicken in Ladd here
    Ahh! Rips! That area was my stomping ground in high school. I still have friends that live in Ladd. I used to work at the mall in LP. Grew up north of there in Paw Paw. Small world.

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    Welcome aboard - ride safe.
    VTX is one great bike, you are gonna love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trevdawg View Post
    Ahh! Rips! That area was my stomping ground in high school. I still have friends that live in Ladd. I used to work at the mall in LP. Grew up north of there in Paw Paw. Small world.


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    Quote Originally Posted by davos View Post
    Welcome aboard - ride safe.
    VTX is one great bike, you are gonna love it.
    I was loving it Sunday! I put about 80 miles just riding around McHenry County.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drtrider View Post
    Fly to our airport and I'll take you to Rips chicken in Ladd here
    Deal - as long as I get a ride in that big 'ol John Deere!
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    Its nice to see there are some vtx riders locally!! I'm about 4 minutes from rip's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drtrider View Post
    Fly to our airport and I'll take you to Rips chicken in Ladd here


    goin to rips???? better grt there early


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    Quote Originally Posted by blackdog1972 View Post
    goin to rips???? better grt there early



    Thats for sure. I will not stand in line there. Actually stand in line outside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mudvayne34 View Post
    Its nice to see there are some vtx riders locally!! I'm about 4 minutes from rip's.


    Heck I did not know there was somebody that close. I know a few people from there.
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    goin to rips???? better grt there early
    Be seated at Rips by 3:30 and be served by 4:30.
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    Welcome to the Madness!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by skiwoods View Post
    Well it just happens that I share ownership in that 182 and it's based at Schaumburg Airport. I'm always happy to take a fellow aviation enthusiast up! Some chow at Pilot Pete's after the airplane ride is always a good way to recipricate...
    Skiwoods... a ride then chow at Pilot Pete's huh? I'm in - anytime. Chow's on me and let me know what sharing the cost of the ride is.
    rock 'n roll_x

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