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Old 05-18-2005, 08:43 PM   #29
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congrats on the bike yuki!

lets see some more pics!

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Old 05-18-2005, 09:22 PM   #30
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Ok Iím trying to figure this one out when is MID LIFE ??

Iím sure I had many (mid life crises) but which one counted as mid life and not just another disaster along the way?

If I had to pick just one it would be getting laid off and being forced into retirement only to find out I liked retirement and don't know how I ever had time to work.

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Old 05-18-2005, 09:36 PM   #31
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Picked up the bike today!

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congrats on the bike yuki!

lets see some more pics!

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Here's a pic of the bike shortly after I arrived home. The color is pearl white. It is actually irridescent and shimmers in the light.
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Old 05-22-2005, 02:37 PM   #32
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John,

Using wifes id. Saw your motorcycle in the back of your pickup- great bike!!
We're thinking about buying a trailer & I really like the airstreams. Can you give any info on good vs. bad of airstreams vs. other trailers? I'm thinking about packing my Harley in the back of my Ford pu- & hauling trailer? What size pu do you have??? Size trailer? Any towing problems/concerns? Thanks Norm
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Old 05-22-2005, 05:22 PM   #33
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Wow thats a nice bike, maybe I should get a bike, I haven't had one since the mid seventies when in the middle of the night riding a little fast on my dirt road I had a collision with a black angus cow. The cow was fine but I missed 2 weeks of work cause I couldn't but wieght on the foot that got traped between her and the bike. Oh yeah and she also sprayed me pretty good with a substance that if it had been a little older would have been great to spread on my garden. I promised my wife that I would give up the bike, but man thats a pretty one that you just got. :-)

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Old 05-23-2005, 01:14 AM   #34
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I'm 38, can I have a crisis now ?? or do I have to wait. How will I know when its here ? Did it pass me by while I was working on my Caravel ? So many questions, so little time. lol.
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Old 05-23-2005, 08:44 AM   #35
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What age are you suppose to have these things? I may have been having one all my life.

I ran across a BMW R75S on the Craigslist a few weeks back. It was a fixer upper (thats my speed) but it tickled my fancy. Had to pass though. If the bike didn't kill me the wife may have.

I always have a toy or two around here. Build BIG ugly 4x4s and smash them into BIG UGLY rocks for fun. About to put a set of 35 inch tires on a Toyota 4Runner and put a Roll cage AROUND the truck so I can flop it on its side.

My long term toy has been a 70 Pontiac LeMans Sport Convertible. I have owned it for 13 years now. I have this sitting here ready to go in it.

Its a 68 GTO 400 H.O. Block with H.O. Cam, 6X heads punched .040 over. It has a Demon 750 sitting on top of a Edelbrock Highrise. Should put down between 350-400 honest HP on 87octane. This will be Tow vehicle #2 for the spring when A/C is not a necessity

GM stock picture of the car and picture of my car with the guts of a Airstream on it.
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Old 05-23-2005, 09:08 AM   #36
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John,

Using wifes id. Saw your motorcycle in the back of your pickup- great bike!!
We're thinking about buying a trailer & I really like the airstreams. Can you give any info on good vs. bad of airstreams vs. other trailers? I'm thinking about packing my Harley in the back of my Ford pu- & hauling trailer? What size pu do you have??? Size trailer? Any towing problems/concerns? Thanks Norm
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the one basic thing to understand about airstreams is that they will out live most other trailers of wood and staple construction!

i use a chevy 2500 silverado to haul my bike and trailer, the trailer is a 92 29 foot excella. no real problems to report, hauls and tows very nice.

i decided on a 3/4 ton truck just because of the weight issue, with the bike and the trailer i felt it was just a bit much for a half ton. athough, i put thousands of miles on this way before i got my current truck. all chevy 1500's.

one thing to remember, is that an eight foot bed is essential! you won't be able to get the tail gate closed otherwise! pretty hard to get the trailer hooked up!

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on edit, i can always use the panhead as a backup tow vehicle!
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Sweet car, It looks like you have about as much room as I do in your garage. I also have a convertible that is waiting patiently for some tlc. 1963 Merc, Comet with the 260 v8.
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Old 05-23-2005, 11:05 AM   #38
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Biking update

OMG...I absolutely love my new motorcycle. I put about 50 miles on it this past weekend and am feeling very comfortable on it. We have miles and miles of wonderful winding back roads right outside my front door. Now I really understand what all the "fuss" is about with regards to the joy of riding a bike.

I saw JohnHD's post on the 8' bed for traveling with the bike. I only have the 6' bed in my GMC Sierra so am thinking about either cocking the front wheel so I can close the tailgate (is this a safe and secure solution?) or removing the tailgate so I can keep the bike straight in the bed (the rear wheel sits 2" inside the end of the truck bed (is this safe?).
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Me Too

Just turned forty and had to have a new big MC
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Old 05-23-2005, 11:34 AM   #40
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bad news dude ...

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I'm 38, can I have a crisis now ?? or do I have to wait. How will I know when its here ? Did it pass me by while I was working on my Caravel ? So many questions, so little time. lol.
I kinda hate to mention it but.... the average life expectancy of men is 77.2 according to the latest gov facts....

77.2 / 2 = 38.6. You're there!

Mid life has arrived. Go out and buy stuff - now!
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Old 05-23-2005, 12:24 PM   #41
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Mid-life Crisis

JUST A BEND IN THE WINDING ROAD OF LIFE IS WHAT MID-LIFE CRISIS IS ALL ABOUT. WE ALL SUFFER DOWN THE ROAD OF LIFE OUR TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS, JUST THINK BACK ON ALL THE GOOD MEMORIES WE'VE ALL MADE OVER THE LONG HAUL. OH YEAH, PORKY.... SOMETIMES THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL IS A FAST MOVING FREIGHT TRAIN BEARING DOWN ON YOU!!!! FWIW BIG ED.
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I bought some land for to park my Argosy.

Some say that there is a house on the land. ( Whatever ! )
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