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Talking Versys with straight pipes

Initial disclaimer: Aww... forget it. Say what you want. I think it's dumb, myself.


My wife and I saved our pennies and moved to a nice, quiet townhome community. At least, it WAS quiet - until the Harley RUB moved in. Then, the single mother (ex-stripper turned born-again Christian) and her spawn.
The sneering... the machismo... the booming radios... the 3 am drunken brawls on the front lawn...
It's really just been a wonderful year.
We've all been patient.


Well... I did this. There was more, but my wife was afraid and went inside. Bless her heart.
Hangovers were disturbed. Bible verses were yelled with a hiss. Fragile egos were bruised.
It's been perfectly quiet ever since.

Doubtless, I'll need to repeat it at 3 am, Monday morning, in about a week or so. Maybe tonight. Not sure, yet.
I'll blame it on PTSD. I'm buddies with most of the Sheriff's Department, anyway. They like my Motoport. Small town - we hang out at the gas station and trade vet stories.

Anyway, the V sounds pretty nice without a muffler. The camera doesn't pick it up very well, of course.
Two 12mm wrenches, and two allen wrenches (don't know their sizes). I recommend it - if you're into that sort of thing. Just don't do it around somebody like me.

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Heh, that was great. You could visit some local schools as "Captain Green" promoting eco-living or something...and write off the cost of your bike and suit!

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lol. yeah

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Too bad about your neighbors, and thanks for posting the vid clip. Those Ixil cans sound better than any. I want those for Christmas, time to talk to Santa and revise my list.

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I hope the engine was already warmed up at startup, and when you missed 2nd gear... Remove the header, then go at it at 3 am.
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Somebody say strippers? I love me some strippers...

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I hope the engine was already warmed up at startup, and when you missed 2nd gear...
I was thinking the same thing. Blipping the throttle immediately upon startup is just cruel to an engine.

The green suit is impressive BTW.
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Good luck but as loud as the V might get with straight pipes it's no match for a Chrome Turd.
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Initial disclaimer: Aww... forget it. Say what you want. I think it's dumb, myself.

You said it all....................

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was the cameraman ducking behind the porch because a neighbor was watching...LOL


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the Danger Suit:
http://motoport.worldsecuresystems.c...sh_Kevlar_Suit

A whole den full of 'em, Whispanic. You should come over. The more you ignore them, the more they show their ass. Pretty much like an internet forum.

Basically, you just act professional and tolerate the gay dudes trying to chat you up. After about a week, the girl's boyfriends start thinking you're an easy target - they've gotta do a lot of posturing to hold onto the girls. They don't really DO anything- just call their bluff every now and then. Then, you've got it made in the shade.

The more posturing they do, the more the girls think you're a badass. Does all the work for you.
A mean look while wearing a tie sends the daddy-issues into overdrive.
They've gotta prove to themselves that you're either gay or an idiot, or something.
Kind of like a mechanic on a motorcycle forum.
And, every time you ignore them, they ramp up their efforts.
Bada-bing... more exposed clam than you care to see. Meeting you at the mailbox in panties in broad daylight... carrying in groceries in skimpy nightgowns, with unnecessary bending over and pausing in your direction... having a smoke in their doorway in just an un-buttoned shirt while the boyfriends aren't home, then shuffling away with the door left open...

Wore some old scrubs to clean my chain, once.... whoo, boy.

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Im clearly in the wrong neighborhood...

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the Danger Suit:
http://motoport.worldsecuresystems.c...sh_Kevlar_Suit

A whole den full of 'em, Whispanic. You should come over. The more you ignore them, the more they show their ass. Pretty much like an internet forum.

Basically, you just act professional and tolerate the gay dudes trying to chat you up. After about a week, the girl's boyfriends start thinking you're an easy target - they've gotta do a lot of posturing to hold onto the girls. They don't really DO anything- just call their bluff every now and then. Then, you've got it made in the shade.

The more posturing they do, the more the girls think you're a badass. Does all the work for you.
A mean look while wearing a tie sends the daddy-issues into overdrive.
They've gotta prove to themselves that you're either gay or an idiot, or something.
Kind of like a mechanic on a motorcycle forum.
And, every time you ignore them, they ramp up their efforts.
Bada-bing... more exposed clam than you care to see. Meeting you at the mailbox in panties in broad daylight... carrying in groceries in skimpy nightgowns, with unnecessary bending over and pausing in your direction... having a smoke in their doorway in just an un-buttoned shirt while the boyfriends aren't home, then shuffling away with the door left open...

Wore some old scrubs to clean my chain, once.... whoo, boy.
I think I'm liking your neighborhood. Sounds like a good place for a rally. Could work out for everybody.
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Initial disclaimer: Aww... forget it. Say what you want. I think it's dumb, myself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LC4Vho5eKA

My wife and I saved our pennies and moved to a nice, quiet townhome community. At least, it WAS quiet - until the Harley RUB moved in. Then, the single mother (ex-stripper turned born-again Christian) and her spawn.
The sneering... the machismo... the booming radios... the 3 am drunken brawls on the front lawn...
It's really just been a wonderful year.
We've all been patient.


Well... I did this. There was more, but my wife was afraid and went inside. Bless her heart.
Hangovers were disturbed. Bible verses were yelled with a hiss. Fragile egos were bruised.
It's been perfectly quiet ever since.

Doubtless, I'll need to repeat it at 3 am, Monday morning, in about a week or so. Maybe tonight. Not sure, yet.
I'll blame it on PTSD. I'm buddies with most of the Sheriff's Department, anyway. They like my Motoport. Small town - we hang out at the gas station and trade vet stories.

Anyway, the V sounds pretty nice without a muffler. The camera doesn't pick it up very well, of course.
Two 12mm wrenches, and two allen wrenches (don't know their sizes). I recommend it - if you're into that sort of thing. Just don't do it around somebody like me.

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