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Acro,

Thanks again for the lift home, don't know how I would have gotten back. I also appreciate all the help all the WIVOs gave me.

Lending out cars (Steve and Marney) for friends to pick me up, lifts and advice, etc.

You guys are the best!

Thanks

-Mike
 

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Mike,

Hope you're feeling better....

I should be home tomorrow night....If you need anything...just let me know!!!
 

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Mark,

Thanks for the offer but I think the bike is a total loss. If not I'll let you know.


FYI, Monty, I'm having the risers taken off before the bike is turned to salvage!
 

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RU469 said:
Mark,

Thanks for the offer but I think the bike is a total loss. If not I'll let you know.


FYI, Monty, I'm having the risers taken off before the bike is turned to salvage!
Is the exhaust stock and are they wrecked? I have a spare set.
 

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RU469 said:
Mark,

Thanks for the offer but I think the bike is a total loss. If not I'll let you know.


FYI, Monty, I'm having the risers taken off before the bike is turned to salvage!
Don't worry about it. I don't need them that much. Glad to hear that you are in one piece even though your bike isn't.
 

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Well seeing you "coloradical types" are keepin it mum.

Don't know what happenned, but glad yer OK- (as far as I know anyway- you can still type.) Bikes are just objects- easily enough replaced.

Good luck
 

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Mike, heard about your wreck as well as Greedy's today, I'm glad that all of you weren't hurt seriously but it really sucks about your bike.

On the other hand, I am starting to get serious about getting the new Victory Vision (I now have a reservation number and a dealer selected plus the option package I want) so I will be putting up my X for sale soon!
 

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Hey no problem buddy! Just glad everyone is in good shape considering. Heal up, get the saga closed with the insurance company, buy a new bike and get back on the road! :beer3:
 

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Travelin' Man said:
I will be putting up my X for sale soon!

Inquiring minds may need more info on this interesting development.......... :?: :?: :?:
 

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LetsRide said:
Travelin' Man said:
I will be putting up my X for sale soon!

Inquiring minds may need more info on this interesting development.......... :?: :?: :?:
Well, here's what it comes down to......... I really, I mean REALLY like the foot forward seating position of the X, but my better half isn't enthusiastic about riding passenger on it for longer trips, she prefers the Goldwing as a passenger. Well, the problem with that is that the seating position on the Wing puts your feet slightly back towards being under your butt and thus puts more stress on the knees. I've been a machinest for my entire working career, spending 8 to 9 hours a day standing or walking on concrete floors and after 20 some odd years of doing so my knees really hurt when I come home and sit down for a few minutes. I'm sure loosing some weight will help, but I'm also sure the pain will never completely go away unless I get a new pair of knees. What it boils down to is that the new Victory Vision appears to have all the creature comforts of the Wing for the rider (even more if you include the electrically adjustable windshield) as well as that comfortable foot forward seating position complete with HUGE rider floorboards that offer many foot positions, the key thing for us will depend on Pegster's comfort level as a passenger.

Here is a pic of the new Victory Vision with rider and passenger:

106 cubic inches of v-twin power with a 6 speed transmission w/ true overdrive, 849 pounds wet
 

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hope all that got beat up heal up quickly and bikes are fixable for sure. Keep us posted.


Them floorboards on the Victory were they designed by Tony Hawk? wow look like skateboard decks.
 

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[quote="mark_1bx":2tkpmwli]What's the condition of Bluto and bike?
Did Bluto and Lace go down as well out there??? :shock:[/quote:2tkpmwli]

Nope, we went down in Virginia :shock: Down hill, decreasing radius, blind right hander with a negative camber on the road and a little loose stuff for excitement! We are both fine, just a couple of bruises and a 2" cut on my chin where I broke off the Hoppe windshield :shock: Took a couple of days to get her back on the road (mainly because the dealership was closed on wednesdays and weren't real concerned with geting me back on the road). A huge thanks to Mike for overnighting me a set of rotors and a rad to get me back on the road otherwise we would still be there!
 

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Glad to hear all are fairly well. Keep us posted....................
 

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Bluto

Sorry to hear about the accident,Jim.But glad that you and Lace are
not hurt bad.Hope that your X will also make a full recovery.You sure had it lookin sweet!

Ride Safe

Ken
 

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monster said:
Sorry to hear about the accident,Jim.But glad that you and Lace are
not hurt bad.Hope that your X will also make a full recovery.You sure had it lookin sweet!

Ride Safe

Ken
Damage wasn't really that heavy at all. Bent the engine guards (they had to come off but they did their job) and the top mount rotated and punched a hole in the rad. The fairing took most of the damage (small tear and some scratching) and a busted windshield. A big thanks to Glenn at Hoppe for overnighting me a replacement! Some paint damage on the tank, front fender and saddle bag but no dents or anything. Here's a pic from the ride in Colorado of the side we didn't go down on.



And a shot of the side we did go down on. You can see some of the scratches on the fairing, most of what you see are bugs though!

 

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I'm am glad to hear that you and Lace are OK.

I'm glad to hear that everyone that had misfortune is OK. If anyone needs anything post it up. I'll see what I have or can do. :D
 

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bluto said:
And a shot of the side we did go down on. You can see some of the scratches on the fairing, most of what you see are bugs though!
You...with bugs on your bike?? How can it be?? Bluto with a dirty bike... It can't be!!! :twisted:
 
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