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Oh my god, ride. Just listen to yourself. You are in denial already. Flirting with the MILFs whilst riding a scooter? Errands are next and you know that at less than $400 the scoot is a better drive than the Triumph. We will miss you but hope you send pictures of the revolving head light now and then.
Probably should have said GILF's instead of MILF's. You may have a point Hap, I washed the Tiger and put the cover on yesterday. I never covered it last year. Hmmmmm

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That would be a 4 day ride at least. You never know. I've done some incredibly stupid stuff over the years.
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Ride, ya gotta fix the cool headlight. Is it vacuum operated? maybe a loose hose? The babes will be impressed.
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Yes, fixing the light is a must, it would be embarrassing if you had a girl on the back and couldn't get it up.
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Yes, fixing the light is a must, it would be embarrassing if you had a girl on the back and couldn't get it up.
Fortunately for me it's stuck in the "up" position. Scoot viagra?
Dave, I think it's electrical. I'll see if I can fix it without pulling all that plastic off again.
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Took a nice test ride today. Top speed right at 55, 56 once. 35 going up a steep hill.
Got back and saw my neighbor out in the yard. He bought a 125 Chinese dirtbike a few weeks ago for fun, he's got a Gixxer also. Getting ready to drag down the road...



we both chickened out since his isn't street legal. We'll do it another time. Sort of makes my scoot look like a Goldwing doesn't it?

The scoot was smoking when I got home but I'd given it a good test on a big hill WOT. I'm not going to worry about the smoking part but kill keep an eye on the oil. I have to admit, the grin factor is huge on something like this. I can see myself growing quite fond of scooting. It rides nice, goes pretty straight, brakes suck and I have to keep that in mind when WOT but otherwise I think this thing is a winner.

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Need I say more? I think I got that sideways glance more than once today from very hot OLD women. They weren't dressed quite the same though.

Lucky for me I was able to outrun these two out on the hills. Damn, that was a very close call.



All said and done just another average day in a scoot riders life.



and just try beating these girls to the Friday nights "Ladies Nite".


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Geeze Ride, this scooter thing is getting out of hand. Next thing you'll have the maps out planning some epic journey. So don't read that book I told you about. It wouldn't be good for you in your present state of mind.
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Geeze Ride, this scooter thing is getting out of hand. Next thing you'll have the maps out planning some epic journey. So don't read that book I told you about. It wouldn't be good for you in your present state of mind.
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I have to some pit work today before I leave work. Exhaust is loose, pretty loud riding in this morning. Also noticed the air intake to the carb came loose. Better fix those things before my return voyage home tonight. These things are to be expected...right?
Might as well order new tires, they're $23 each for Kendra's.

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Fortunately for me it's stuck in the "up" position. Scoot viagra?
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Took a nice test ride today. Top speed right at 55, 56 once. 35 going up a steep hill.
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we both chickened out since his isn't street legal. We'll do it another time. Sort of makes my scoot look like a Goldwing doesn't it?

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and just try beating these girls to the Friday nights "Ladies Nite".


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