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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-07-2009, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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I Opened the flood gates..

So I've been putting off the purchase of several accessories because I knew it would happen. I would make the first purchase then money would hemmorrage because I would get overwhelmed with the excitement of how the bile will look and sound when I put the pipes, bags, highway bars, and pegs on it...

Well, I sat down this morning with a pot of coffee and started with a simple unrelated purchase.. I bought a new case for my cell phone. Then a set of bags, 12" apes, and the wingerline highway bars (a choice I hope I don't regret). Now I'm on hold ordering my new V&H pipes, and surfing for new peg options.. I cant stop!

I think I'm going to get outside and see if I can ride for a bit.. gotta get away from the money burning~!
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Ohio can be chilly. Consider the next purchase to be grip heaters. They are relatively inexpensive (if you don't opt for the Heat Troller) and will keep you on the bike longer; away from the accessories catalogs and phone!

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So I got her out for a short stroll, about 20 miles. I'm waiting for the wife to be off work so I can pick her up and put a little more miles on..

Grip heaters sound interesting but I am a fan of the cold weather.. chaps, heavy leather coat, and gauntlets serve me well into snow when I stop riding, but I will consider your advice, thank you!

I'm so excited for my parts that I came home and checked the shipping to see if they had been released (realizing as I did so that it would take at least a day to register with UPS and that they're closed on Sunday

ok I have to get back out in the wind!
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I can think of worse addictions to have. Just watch out for the cutting torch and welder buying, that can get really bad.

87 vn750at least that is what the frame #'s say
"Squirrel Bike" aka Jersey

Rat bike with a good PR agent

shaved and coastered
2 into 1 exhaust
rear 170 and front 110
Relocated R/R
custom dash with voltmeter
Spitfire windscreen
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More to come
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On the other hand...if you can't get out and ride, shopping for bike stuff is the next best thing! (until the credit card bill shows up)

'89 Vulcan 750

VROC# 30232

HID Headlamp Conversion
V&H Cruzers (great sound)
Kaw V-Force Windshield
Kaw Rear Luggage Rack
Kaw Engine Guard
VN750.COM Grill Cover
W&M Black Magic Saddlebags
Diehard M/F Battery
R/R Replaced/Relocated
Stator Replaced
Voltmeter Installed
Splines Lubed
Metzler 880 Marathons
Front - 110/90-19
Rear - 170/80-15
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sounds like the bug has bit like it has bitten many of us. make the bike the way you want it to be (or till' the cash runs out) its a lot of fun getting there.
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Another proud gear-whore is born.

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That's funny, you went from a cell phone cover to bike stuff. At least you tried to ease into it casually, but most of us know better.

One thing for everyday life, ten things for the bike. LOL! Been there, done that, got the tee-shirt. We try not to tempt the wrath of the whatever from high atop the thing by not just buying bike stuff, but it's feeble at best, and when it's over, your friends are only going to want to see pics of the bike stuff anyway.

BTW, where in OH are you located? Anywhere in or near Toledo?
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I think I also have the bug now thanks to this forum. So far I am accumulating a bunch of stuff to put on the bike. Can't wait for warmer weather to come around to start bolting the stuff on.

List now includes:
ME880 front and rear tire (dealer will do this for 40 per tire including spline lube)
ISO grips
rear luggage rack
Engine guard
new tank and side cover emblems since the paint is fading on both

Still looking to purchase
saddle bag supports
vance and hines cruzer pipes

Ebay is my friend and so is Ron Ayers!!!!!

Can't wait for the PA ride to meet everyone from the area.
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