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Age:
35 years old
Birthday:
January 21, 1983
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Bloomington, MN

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2001 SV 650S

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  1. In Topic: Fz 07 Race Bike Build

    Yesterday, 09:53 AM

    View Postre tired, on 17 November 2018 - 07:35 PM, said:

    Looks like the spare motor is in pretty good shape. The bores are perfect. Looks to be a low mileage unit as advertised from a wrecked bike.

    Just my curiousity - what is the going rate for a decent condition FZ07 motor on ebay?
  2. In Topic: Deployed Again....

    16 November 2018 - 08:14 AM

    View PostTLRSKUNK, on 16 November 2018 - 01:50 AM, said:

    I'm just glad Poe saved a pick of me. Makes me feel loved.

    Feels a little creepy to me but if you want to call it loved that's your kink
  3. In Topic: Deployed Again....

    14 November 2018 - 02:27 PM

    View PostPOE, on 13 November 2018 - 08:53 AM, said:

    This is why he's slow. Knee down + head up = slow.

    You got a long way to go on your post count. Good time to start the excuses.

    If they don't find ya fast, they should at least find ya handsome.
  4. In Topic: Mountain Bikes - Best deals for noob?

    14 November 2018 - 12:49 PM

    I don't know the difference between the 8 and the 9 or if something changed between 2015-2016 (frame geometry?), I'd be inclined to get the cheaper one (2016 ex8).
  5. In Topic: Mountain Bikes - Best deals for noob?

    14 November 2018 - 11:36 AM

    View Postcrakerjac, on 14 November 2018 - 09:00 AM, said:

    Forgive my ignorance... but what makes these bikes worth $1000+. I understand weight drives up the price and full squish is another cost adder... is it a trendy thing? Dropper seat and Slacker head... is that just the thing to have because it's new and popular?

    Not trying to be a Debby Downer... I just don't get it. I have a road bike that is a Frankenstein of parts, cost me ~$200 to build and seemed to be just as good (just ugly AF) as the new stuff Erik's Bike Shop is trying to sell for 4x the price.

    You're not wrong, really. The more expensive stuff is of course usually lighter weight (and/or stronger), and the suspension (front or rear) can be a huge range as well (just like a motorcycle). Put a good rider on a top of the line hardtail from 1995 and they'll still blow you out of the water. To be fair though, the FS stuff is more advanced at this point. If you ever rode a FS bike from the 90's, you would know they weren't great for for transfer of power. The linkage designs have come a long way.

    Especially if you are just doing biking for fun/exercise, the extra money isn't really going to translate into anything other than enjoying the experience (or it could not - not everyone likes every bike/frame/style). The new 27.5/29" wheels though will be easier to clear some obstacles at trails which may be another thing a person would be interested in. As long as the bike you get is comfortable for you, and allows you to ride what you want to ride, you're still out there burning calories and having fun. Whether you spent $500 or $3,000, you're still out riding. Who cares if it takes you an extra 2 minutes to clear a trail? Well - I suppose Chris might, he's a snob.

    This same argument really applies to a lot of things in life....like do you really need that BMW M3 when a Toyota Corolla will get you to work?

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    POE Icon

    21 Jan 2014 - 16:27
    Happy Birthday Chump!
    Oh shit, double post...
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    POE Icon

    21 Jan 2013 - 12:29
    Happy Birthday Chump!
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    GreyMatter Icon

    21 Jan 2012 - 11:31
    Happy Birthday! Cheers to another year!
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    Guest 

    26 Oct 2011 - 13:56
    test
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    GreyMatter Icon

    19 Apr 2011 - 14:38
    Thanks for the birthday card. :)
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    malik Icon

    21 Mar 2011 - 17:43
    thanks for the Qatar race in advance
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    marker Icon

    20 Aug 2009 - 10:16
    hiya champ..whats crakin?
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    marker Icon

    27 Oct 2008 - 14:15
    i hate you lol!
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    marker Icon

    29 Sep 2008 - 10:08
    nice to meet you the other day boss
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    Ecogirl Icon

    13 Oct 2007 - 07:36
    Gonna miss another ride together today. Im going out with speedaddict this chilly morn
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    Champ Icon

    08 Oct 2007 - 22:06
    Yea I wish I coulda been there! Was a super nice day to ride too :(
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    Ecogirl Icon

    07 Oct 2007 - 07:30
    Hey man really missed you Saturday!
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