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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-03-2012, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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I Did It! I'm a Thunderbird Owner!

as of this coming Saturday, that is. I've working with Baxter Cycle in Marne, IA, for quite a few months on pricing, trade in value, accessories, etc, etc, and this coming Saturday I swing down there From Sioux Falls, SD, on my trade in ('08 Kawa 900 Classic LT) and pick up my new 2011 Thunderbird. I'm so excited I could dry hump a utility pole! HAHA!

I'm getting the paint job that has the white upper and blue lower, with a thin blue stripe near where the upper and lower meet. I'm also getting the longhaul seat, rider back rest, detachable passenger sissy bar and luggage rack. I traded some of the "Value Package" for credit towards the purchase. Eventually, I'll be getting foot boards and maybe a windscreen.

I think the only mod I'm looking at doing is raising the license plate up flush with the rear of the fender. I think it sits too low, but we will see.

here it the exact bike: http://www.baxtercycle.com/new_galle...96&pov=2147007

-JRB
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-03-2012, 11:27 PM
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Congratulations -- I just bought mine last Saturday, a week before you, so I know the excitement you're going through. By add'l coincidence, I also traded in a '08 Vulcan 900 (though a Custom, not a Classic). I had hoped to get in on the value package incentive so I could get all those free accessories you're getting, but there were no new/leftover 2011 Pacific Blue w/ White Stripe models available anywhere in my region. So I opted for a 2012 to get the color I wanted, and I'll just have to bite the bullet and buy the accessories.

But enough about me. Again, congratulations...I know you're going to love yours as much as I love mine.

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Congrats! That's a sharp lookin bike. You'll be very happy with it


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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-04-2012, 12:08 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the well wishes, I feel like a kid just a few days before his Birthday party. oh wait...

As I glance back at all the notes I've written over the past few years on ideas, thoughts, etc, on the T-Bird, I realized that at one point I was interested in mounting the dual headlight set up like the T-Bird Storm has to a regular T-Bird.

Is that even possible?

If so, I'd look at having the black painted white or even chromed somehow. If it turns out to be a $1000 mod, then I'll probably pass over it and move on.

-JRB
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-06-2012, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
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UPDATE:

I'll save all the mushy details, but I was able to take the T-Bird on a winding and hilly jaunt through SW Iowa (Marne-Harlan-Denison-Mapleton-SiouxCity) while on my back to Sioux Falls, SD, and I have to say that compared to the Kawa Vulcan 900 Classic LT I traded in there absolutely no comparison. Wow! What a ride!

First on the list of "upgrades" is going to be foot boards, then maybe a quick-detachable mid-sized wind shield. I'm going to keep this bike saddle bag free, and use a cargo net and backpack combo if I need to haul anything. The quick detach sissy bar and luggage rack is nice! being to take that on/off in a matter of seconds is such a blessing.

I've already got on order the long haul seat and rider back rest. The sooner that gets here the better.

-JRB
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-07-2012, 12:14 AM
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Congrats on your new Thunderbird. I know full well how you feel. I've had mine for 1 year and 2 months now, and it still feels like day one every time I ride it. So I hope you like that grin you are currently sporting, because it doesn't fade.
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