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« Reply #30 on: May 22, 2013, 07:17:32 PM »

Hey Andy,

Grow it while you still can!!

Peace, love and tiedye,
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« Reply #31 on: May 22, 2013, 10:38:19 PM »

If I bought that hat Mike I would need to grow my hair long again and I think once was enough Wink

 

You mean you had long hair? Pictures!!! I want pictures!!!
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« Reply #32 on: May 23, 2013, 11:10:24 AM »

If I bought that hat Mike I would need to grow my hair long again and I think once was enough Wink
 

You mean you had long hair? Pictures!!! I want pictures!!!

When I was 23 I had long hair down to my shoulders Wink Photos like that on a public forum is not a good idea...when I become famous someday I know you will be the one selling them to National Enquirer  Wink Cool
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« Reply #33 on: May 23, 2013, 11:40:06 AM »

Well, at least you know me well Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #34 on: May 24, 2013, 08:59:18 PM »

   First of all Andy it's humoring not humouring...none of your "original" English language here please.  Grin Grin Second of all it's not that the bars are not popular...well, maybe they aren't amongst proper thinking people...but that they're on the wrong side of the silly line. Remember, it's a fine line between popular and rEEEdiculous. Third of all, why do you want to mess around with the K2 at this point? Out of your stable of bikes don't you have plenty of mid/longer distance semi to fairly comfy bikes? It's a beauty as is so why not just keep it "as is"  for running around town? Lookin' cool, bein' cool. Yeah I know there's really no such thing as keeping anything we ride "as is" but sometimes you can get real close.

   Haven't seen you guys for quite a while...hope my crazy schedule allows me to rectify that soon. Carry on brothers.

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« Reply #35 on: May 24, 2013, 09:09:36 PM »

My god, Glosta Mike as the voice of reason?!?!?!?!?
I'm frightened.
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« Reply #36 on: May 24, 2013, 09:23:12 PM »

Thanks Mike for that! Just what I needed to hear!!  Cool

Yeah we really need to meet for that beer!

Take it easy
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Andy
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« Reply #37 on: May 25, 2013, 10:06:04 AM »

Honestly Andy, I've been covetting those bars for a long time. They may not compliment your K2, but on the right bike they'll be just fine.
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« Reply #38 on: May 27, 2013, 04:53:09 PM »

My god, Glosta Mike as the voice of reason?!?!?!?!?
I'm frightened.

Be afraid...be very afraid. Your god can't help you once I start spoutin' reason. Don't be overly concerned though, I use it sparingly and only for the good of all....well, most. Okay some. Alright I'm a complete narcissist and I only use reason to help myself! Th' rest a ya kin bugger off!!

  Anywho Mr. Frostypuck I came close to being based in your neck o' the woods recently but ended up sliding right into another show in Woburn where I've been since Feb. Same town, different building. The Norwood commute (or hotel living) would have sucked so Woburn, the original Superfund site, looks good logistically. There's a pond where we are that was and probably still is very polluted though lots of creatures live there. I found the other day that the pond across the street where I worked on "Knight and Day" a few years ago was "THE" pond/body of water at the center of the story. It's still being tested regularly for pollutant levels. If I grow a 3rd eye don't stare at it okay?

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« Reply #39 on: June 05, 2013, 06:27:10 PM »

So bike is "finished" its transformation...from this..





to this




Pros of new look:
1. Seat height is higher
2. Euro bars give it a lean forward/streetfighter feel so kind of sitting up over the tank

Cons:

1. Much less aerodynamic  Cool

Havent had a good test ride to compare cornering ability. On the plus side the new look might be more comfortable for 500 mile days going to the TOD and back.

Thoughts/comments?

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Andy
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« Reply #40 on: June 05, 2013, 07:55:47 PM »

I like, still tough looking and now you will ride it more/longer since your old body wont be at such severe angles.  Glad you came to your senses and put those z bars back where they belong.....in a dark musty corner.   Grin
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« Reply #41 on: June 06, 2013, 08:56:01 AM »

You know my opinion. I loved the bike just the way it was before! But, it is your bike and you should feel comfortable riding it. Hope you get to test ride it soon and share your observations.

Glad you came to your senses and put those z bars back where they belong.....in a dark musty corner.   Grin

I couldn't agree more! Tongue


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« Reply #42 on: July 01, 2013, 09:01:47 AM »

Yesterday I caved in and reverted the bike from this




to this



Why you may ask? Well after test riding the euro bar/stock seat style I found out wind resistance was going to be an issue and it just didnt feel "right". It was no longer "my bike", I didnt connect with the styling, didnt feel right to me and all that touchy feely nonsense Wink

Now that its back to its svelte look I have harmony in the bike universe once more  Cool. Now I just need to keep in flexible shape to ride the thing - and not on hot days either as it runs hot especially when leaning over the engine Wink

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« Reply #43 on: July 01, 2013, 09:31:59 AM »

Excellent news, Andy!
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« Reply #44 on: July 01, 2013, 09:38:15 AM »

Yoga my friend.  It works wonders.
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