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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 05-26-2008, 06:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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Is anyone else completely addicted to their bike? I wasn't prepared for this... Why didn't you guys warn me?! I have to ride it like every free second I get, and if I'm not riding it I'm thinking about riding it or cleaning it... My friends that don't ride are all mad at me 'cause I won't hang out with them. Is this normal or do I have an unhealthy relationship with my bike??
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I think it'll wear off slightly after a while. It took a few months for me to finally get over the fact that I had a bike, and could go out and feel that freedom whenever I wanted to.

It tends to happen every time you get a new bike as well. I'm still drooling over the Duc, and I can only imagine my giddyness when I can afford a 1098.

I have found that I'm spending an awful lot of time cleaning the bikes now that I've got stands. My wheels are cleaner than they've ever been, and the chain's in better shape than when I put it on. I had my shifter off the other day, and had to fight the urge to change to a racing shift pattern. The last thing I need to do is blow up the motor cause I downshifted at redline.

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Well, we can chalk this one up to ANOTHER noob trait. Read the damn threads!

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Yep, after 30 + years I still eat, breathe, and sleep motorcycles.

A few ccs short of a full litre.
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I try to avoid eating motorcycles. I ate the left handgrip on my bike once when I was racing motocross, and I think I swallowed more blood than silicon. It's definitely best to avoid doing things like that.
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Yep, after 30 + years I still eat, breathe, and sleep motorcycles.
That makes me feel better... I didn't want to mention I was having dreams about riding it too.

I've spent over 20 hours riding since I got off work Friday and it's still not enough. Though my arms may fall off soon...
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I think it'll wear off slightly after a while. It took a few months for me to finally get over the fact that I had a bike, and could go out and feel that freedom whenever I wanted to.

It tends to happen every time you get a new bike as well. I'm still drooling over the Duc, and I can only imagine my giddyness when I can afford a 1098.

I have found that I'm spending an awful lot of time cleaning the bikes now that I've got stands. My wheels are cleaner than they've ever been, and the chain's in better shape than when I put it on. I had my shifter off the other day, and had to fight the urge to change to a racing shift pattern. The last thing I need to do is blow up the motor cause I downshifted at redline.
Do you use one of those little brush thingies on your chain? j/w
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That makes me feel better... I didn't want to mention I was having dreams about riding it too.

I've spent over 20 hours riding since I got off work Friday and it's still not enough. Though my arms may fall off soon...
Ease up on the grips Hercules.

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Do you use one of those little brush thingies on your chain? j/w
Nope, I spray some WD-40 on a rag, and turn the wheel and wipe all the grease and grime off of both sides. Then I start it up, pop it in gear and spray the lube on there and let it sit for a few minutes (if I'm going riding).

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Ease up on the grips Hercules.
Damnit boy, I was going easy on them. My little arms can only take so much before they get sore. My death grip has faded a lot but I'm just not use to riding a lot I guess. My ass is sore too, does that mean I was sitting too hard?
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