Cycle Before The Light Installations

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  1. Cody Fousnaugh

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    My last motorcycle, the Kawasaki 650 was loud (4 into 1 pipe), but not nearly as loud as a Harley. If I was to ever get another bike, it would be a Honda 1000 Touring. But, buying another just isn't going to happen.

    Only thing about my last bike, I had to wear rain gear to ride back and forth to work on some days. It was my only transportation. I would attach, by bungee cords, an empty copy paper box to the end of the seat and go grocery shopping.

    What was really nice, when I had it in So California, I could split traffic on any street or freeway. It was legal there and I done it very good.
     
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    So many guys did not do as well with that trick and only the really careful ever make the decision WHEN to split the lane ..
     
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    "Fight" music is uplifting? My uplifting music is Heart, Boston, Styx, ZZ Top, Deep Purple and so on. Love the drum solo in "I'm A Man" by Chicago.
     
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    Not Fistfight, This is a side scroller with a plane shooting at various aliens ... "Dogfight" might have said it better ...
     
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    There are lots of touring bike clubs around Louisiana. My older Cousin and his wife are into this big time and a few others I know too. The Bike Club my Cousin and his wife belong also participate in charity events, and volunteer things besides road trips, etc. Do they have these kinds of clubs where you are living @Michael Santi?
     
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    Yes we do and my son and I have discussed this ...
     
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    The wider bikes, with bags on the sides, were harder to maneuver. Mine didn't have anything on the sides.
     
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    That's why I liked having a motorcycle in Southern California. Motorcycles are popular here in Maine, despite the fact that we have only a few months a year that they can be used. I'd like to get one but, because of this, it's not so high on my list of priorities. A snowmobile would be more practical.
     
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    Cody, you asked about how many more leds was going on the bike ... I'm finished and here are some pics ... these lights change color so leds for each color arent necessary ...
    Cody, the rest of the leds arrived and are installed, they change colors, here's a few pics ...
     

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    Since I've only ridden on the backs of bikes and mostly during the day, I don't understand these lights...can you explain them to me @Michael Santi?

    They're pretty though! :)
     
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    heh ... no real purpose except increased visibility for other drivers to see me easier ... they are just a silly vanity item ... bikes are 'babes' ... you buy your 'babe' baubles .... Why the best one, the red came out blurry and pink looking is beyond me ...
     
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    It looks red to me, Michael.
     
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    Ok, I see the difference.
     
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    @Michael Santi , when you get to the point that your present cycle can no longer be tricked out anymore you might give one like this your attention.

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    That is AWESOME looking!!

    @Chrissy Cross, putting strings of LED light on a motorcycle like Michael has is the same as putting five yellow lights on the roof/cab, running boards and rear of a truck or on a boat. They look cool when lit up at night.

    We have "mood lighting" on the inside of our boat cuddy cabin. There is a strip of LED's on each side inside along the wall. Very little room in the cuddy to do anything, so don't know why "mood lighting" was even installed.
     
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    Wow ... a rider needs legs like a giraffe to ride that mastadon ...
     
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    Lol ... it's still valid ... it just puts you in a BAD mood ....
    Oh Tim ... you are da man .... I was down all day the day I heard he had died at age 77 .... all of we bikers huddled around the tv every ... I believe it was every Wednesday night ... I was riding a BSA lightning 650 twin at that time ... now, the chrome tank alone can fetch near $800 in pristine condition ..
     
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    My 11 year old grandson in Illinois just got this a few weeks ago for his birthday....goes 17mph! Grandma is a little worried.

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    " Grammy ! looka me ... I'm freekin' Evel Knevel !!!
     
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    Ha ha! My son had a dirt bike at about that age...rode it straight into the brick wall of our house. :)
     
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    No motorcycle brake factory can equal the stopping power of a brick wall ...
     
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    Ha ha, now that's really funny and really deserves this...


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    Where do you ride your motorcycle, @Michael Santi ? You said it was a cruiser bike, so I am guessing that means it is pretty much a highway bike as opposed to an off-road one.
    My son and my daughter both have motorcycles; but Robin rides her Ducati mostly off road (she likes fossil hunting) and my son rides both on the highway and on back roads.
    He lives in northern Idaho almost up to Canada, and here is a short video he made of one of his back-road rides up to an old mine where they used to mine gold.
    The scenery out there is awesome ! In the summer , I miss living in Idaho; but not in the winter. I have shoveled all the snow I ever want to shovel in my lifetime.

     
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