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    When you aren't swimming, what are you riding?

    DH and I are noob Harley owners. Only been riding a year. He rides an ultra classic Electra Glide and I ride a Heritage Softtail. I'll post pics when I'm not ridin' or swimmin'. ( but never on the bikes)
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    Re: When you aren't swimming, what are you riding?

    Currently an 883 Sportster on loan from the parents. I had to sell a 2006 Nighttrain after the daughter was born to pay for daycare.

    Prior bikes to that were a 2003 1200 Sportster and a 1999 Kawasaki 500 Vulcan.

    I've been riding since 1998 and used to average 10-15k miles/year. Now, I spend more time with the family and only average around 5k/year. This should start creeping back up now that we've moved closer to work so the wife and I don't have to carpool all the time.

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    Re: When you aren't swimming, what are you riding?

    2000 Honda XR650R ... if I am in the dirt
    2005 Honda TRX450R ... if I am in the sand
    1999 Kawasaki Ultra 150 ... if I am in the water

    Unfortunately ... nothing for the street right now. I have a 1984 Honda VF700 Interceptor that I need to put back together.
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    Re: When you aren't swimming, what are you riding?

    I miss riding.

    Wife made me sell bike when we got married. (not an easy choice
    Wont let me get another till kids are grown.

    So for now it is Escalade , Escalade ext, or H2.
    I know, I know,
    But I sell pools for a living so I am all for warmer

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    Re: When you aren't swimming, what are you riding?

    Quote Originally Posted by Just-a-PB
    I miss riding.

    Wife made me sell bike when we got married. (not an easy choice
    Wont let me get another till kids are grown.

    So for now it is Escalade , Escalade ext, or H2.
    I know, I know,
    But I sell pools for a living so I am all for warmer
    That's ridiculous! You're right, there are too many people who think that way.

    When I saw your vehicle list and the comment about 4 AC units, my thoughts are WOW, this guy must be good at what he does.
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    Re: When you aren't swimming, what are you riding?

    Quote Originally Posted by Just-a-PB
    I miss riding.

    Wife made me sell bike when we got married. (not an easy choice
    Wont let me get another till kids are grown.

    So for now it is Escalade , Escalade ext, or H2.
    I know, I know,
    But I sell pools for a living so I am all for warmer
    Not poking fun, honest question.

    How does one that enjoys riding marry someone that doesn't? If the wife didn't like it when we first met, I probably would not have stayed around long enough to fall in love.

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    Re: When you aren't swimming, what are you riding?

    Have a 1980 Sportster I haven't touched in years. Gonna finish up my car, fix my sailboat, and eventually I'll get to the bike. Yeah, I have too much stuff. Pesky job gets in the way of my hobbies.
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    Re: When you aren't swimming, what are you riding?

    Me:
    2005 1100 VStar for putzing around town
    2007 1800 Goldwing Nav for long distance riding

    Husband:
    2003 1800 Goldwing

    Used to do about 15-20,000 miles a year. Ashamed to say we have slowed down some since moving out on acreage. Now I get to ride a lawn mower.
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    Re: When you aren't swimming, what are you riding?

    Have a 1975 Super glide, sitting behind my shed for 30 years. Should drag it out and work on it!
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    Re: When you aren't swimming, what are you riding?



    No bikes currently but here is my weekend ride.
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    Re: When you aren't swimming, what are you riding?

    Don't look now but there is a giant shark about to eat your stingray.

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    Re: When you aren't swimming, what are you riding?

    Me - 2007 Black and White Softtail Delux.
    DH - 2009 Ultra Classic
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    Re: When you aren't swimming, what are you riding?

    Quote Originally Posted by niget2002
    I had to sell a 2006 Nighttrain
    Hubby and I have a 2006 NightTrain. We get a lot of head turning and compliments on her. I've seen ppl hanging their heads out their vehical windows hootin n hollern at us to give it more gas. We love it! It's our summer vacation. We just get on it and go.

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    Re: When you aren't swimming, what are you riding?

    I ride a 2005 Honda VTX 1300S. Her name is Fancie, because she is. Fancy that is. Started out on a 2001 Virago 250. A sweet little V-Twin. Looked kind of like a Harley but was too small to be a Hog. So, I named her Piglet!

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    Re: When you aren't swimming, what are you riding?

    2012 HD V-rod muscle
    2001 Jeep Wrangler 4.0
    IG Plaster with raised spill-over Spa, ~26,000 gallons, Built 2001
    Cartridge filter
    Solar heated

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    Re: When you aren't swimming, what are you riding?

    When I lived in the Philippines, I had a 2004 Sportster 1200R.

    After 5 years of riding it over there, I finally had some teen girl walk out in the street right in front of me (while texting) and I dumped the bike ... broke my collarbone in 3 places and broke 2 ribs ... Sold the bike after healing up and having the bike repaired:




    Drive this now (since moving to Florida):



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    Re: When you aren't swimming, what are you riding?

    '98 V-Star 650. I just rejetted carbs and added filter pods.
    No more Intex EasySet AGP. Hot tub soon.
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    Re: When you aren't swimming, what are you riding?

    '09 Ultra Classic. We rode 17,000+ miles last year. Big trip was Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta at 2400 miles. Also Arkansas for 5 days and 2000 miles. This years big trip will be Sturgis. Next year, California.



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    Re: When you aren't swimming, what are you riding?

    [attachment=0:2ac10ptk]newbikesize.jpg[/attachment:2ac10ptk]Love all of the replies. Here is what I am currently riding when the weather permits. (NE Ohio. Always an adventure!) 2005 Heritage Deluxe. Found it last year on sale in Crystal River Florida. Wasn't intending to get a new one, it just jumped out and got me! The DH and I along with a few friends are planning a trip to Canada this summer. Should be fun.
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