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Got to go and repair a door at a house we own which would be a 14 km drive on a beautiful summers day so the choice was to take my green ford ute or load up the Givi bin and go into town on the V, easy choice as job will only take me 30 mins then after that head to my wifes work and drop all the tools in her car and put the V through its paces on a long detour to go back home.

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Job done, now have to ride the Ninja into town to change from the worn rear BT 016 to 023's. Sorry for your cold weather on the otherside of the planet but i am enjoying being on hols from 3rd to 23rd of this month is fine summer weather, well mostly fine weather as the hay we cut got to wet to bale into small bales for the horse so had to be made into big bales for cattle or if its no good for that into the garden, anyone want 9 big bales of hay?
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Minus 3 fahrenheit when I got up this morning--I'm very jealous of you. I like that the top case can handle enough for a small job this. Well done.
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Job done, now have to ride the Ninja into town to change from the worn rear BT 016 to 023's. Sorry for your cold weather on the otherside of the planet but i am enjoying being on hols from 3rd to 23rd of this month is fine summer weather, well mostly fine weather as the hay we cut got to wet to bale into small bales for the horse so had to be made into big bales for cattle or if its no good for that into the garden, anyone want 9 big bales of hay?
It has been a little cool in South Carolina...but we are still riding our motorcycles. In fact, we can usually do that 12 months out of the year.

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Minus 3 fahrenheit when I got up this morning--I'm very jealous of you. I like that the top case can handle enough for a small job this. Well done.
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Top box is real handy to go into town to do a small job and just another excuse to ride. Had a bit of a blonde moment on the job today, walked back to street a couple of times to get more tools and thought to my self why not just take the whole givi bin into the house. I always take more tools than i need but you know what its like you always have to go back to the tool box for a different size spanner.
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Love hearing from you riders in the Southern Hemisphere... I'm at least two months, maybe more, from riding here at 39 degrees north and 8000 ft. in altitude... even though we're short on snow this winter.

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Love hearing from you riders in the Southern Hemisphere... I'm at least two months, maybe more, from riding here at 39 degrees north and 8000 ft. in altitude... even though we're short on snow this winter.

12000 feet thats blinkin high, nice photo
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Here in France, -8°C this morning, everything is white there... thanks for giving us a piece of sunshine and warmness

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it was -10F last night here, and i think just over 25 right now in RI...very jealous of you guys on the southern hemisphere
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It 17c 62F heading to 20c 68F and i am away for a ride soon, no wind blue sky and it is perfect riding conditions.
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12000 feet thats blinkin high, nice photo
Thanks. That's the third week in October... on my way to Albuquerque... 5 days later, I was the last motorcycle over the pass coming back the other direction before they closed it for the season.


Today- 0C, 6" of new snow. I went down and checked my battery charger... and shopped new chains.

Here's another one from that trip...


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Best i can do but its not very high but was very cold ride to get a coffee.
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Another use for my very fast V
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Another use for my very fast V
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