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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-03-2011, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
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just went for a ride

after sitting in the driveway for 6 weeks, had to charge the battery. turn the petcock to prime, choke the heck out of it. cranking and cranking, back to fuel on then back to prime some more and finally got it started. all for a short ride down the road and back and then to my moms garage in town in a little bit before the snow flies. hopefully have her back out in march or april at the latest! I really hate parking it! florida is sounding better and better except I hate moving and trying to sell a house and buy a new one worse!

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-03-2011, 03:52 PM
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Arizona is a better choice for many reasons.

'86 VN750 13,700 mi -Stock
-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
Replaced ALL Cables . Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
SilverStar Ultra 9003/HB2 H4 Headlamp, Jardine Fwd Controls,
Iridiums DPR7EIX-9 & Wires, Tuxedo Mod, Coil Mod, P/U Sensor Mod, Fork Seals,
Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
Additional Flashing LED Brake Light on Trunk
Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
...have a vulcan good day!
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Arizona is a better choice for many reasons.
I am a big fan of Southern California weather. You get some seasons, but no real extremes unless you're out in the desert.

A buddy of mine lives in Phoenix and he sounds miserable a few months out of the year.

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NGK Iridium Plugs #7803/DPR7EIX-9
Duralast Gold ETX15 AGM Battery
Coastered & Shaved
TOC MCCTs
Metzeler ME880 [110/90-19, 170/80-15]
Balance Dampers Replaced
Tuxedo Mod
Rebuilt Forks w/ Progressive Springs
V&H Cruzers
VN750.com Grill Cover
Meanstreak Seat
Emgo 23-92411 Handlebars
MOSFET FH012AA R/R


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Wife & I left Ohio the 1st of Nov. and we go back May 1st. Don't miss the cold. We rent a house here for 5 mouths,not too bad today 79 and a little windy.

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Originally Posted by WilliamTech View Post
Arizona is a better choice for many reasons.
I am a big fan of Southern California weather. You get some seasons, but no real extremes unless you're out in the desert.

A buddy of mine lives in Phoenix and he sounds miserable a few months out of the year.
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Summertime becomes too hot to enjoy a ride.... only for about 3 months tho.

'86 VN750 13,700 mi -Stock
-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
Replaced ALL Cables . Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
SilverStar Ultra 9003/HB2 H4 Headlamp, Jardine Fwd Controls,
Iridiums DPR7EIX-9 & Wires, Tuxedo Mod, Coil Mod, P/U Sensor Mod, Fork Seals,
Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
Additional Flashing LED Brake Light on Trunk
Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
...have a vulcan good day!
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Wife & I left Ohio the 1st of Nov. and we go back May 1st. Don't miss the cold. We rent a house here for 5 mouths,not too bad today 79 and a little windy.
You are gone from Ohio for 6 months and rent a house in Arizona for 5 months.
Do you take a leisurely 2 week drive down and back every year?

I would trade our southern Alberta weather for the past week for some of that 79 degrees Farenheit and just a little wind!!!

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Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)

H-D windshield
Relocated R/R
MF-AGM battery
Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
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First of all, your carbs weren't plugged solid after sitting from six weeks, or did you drain them first? I find that my carbs start to plug up after only one week if left with gas in them, and the bike will start up on one cylinder, then misfire for several miles until the jets get cleared out. A good reason for starting it at least twice a week, or draining out the gas.

As for Arizona, if you live up north, it's great. If you live in the Phoenix valley, it's pure hell. 120+ degrees, and it lasts for over 6 months. I think it is the most inhospitable place in the country. If I didn't have family here, 34 years into a job and own a house here, I'd be packing up to move to Portland, OR right now. Oh, and there are NO jobs to be found here. We have twice the unemployment rate as most of the rest of the country.

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Bitch bitch bitch.... If you live up north..."oh it's too cold" if you live way south .."it's too hot..."

If you don't really like where you live....move.

I like having 4 seasons... I love the fall and I even like winter. If i lived in southern California I'd hate it in a year. Phoenix is too freaking hot.

Y'all come to live in Missouri...nice roads, 4 seasons, cheap gas and all the beer you can drink..

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We average about 76 year round here in Western Texas. Its flat, hardly no tress, but once the West Texas sand gets into your blood its hard to live anywhere else. Lived in Montana, great state, but to cold in the winters. Yep Flordia to, to humid and to darn many people. Think i will stay where im at, 30 miles from nowhere, Am i bitchin,, ponders LOL !


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If you don't really like where you live....move.
I did! It wasn't so much geographical, but needed, regardless. The axiom holds true in all aspects of life.

Still...
I grew up in ND, and wouldn't change that if I could, but after a couple winters away (western SD), I understand why all those ducks/geese/etc. migrate. Just getting into our first 'winter' in OK, so we'll see how it goes (not that I'll trade the other 9+ months just because winter sucks).

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Y'all come to live in Missouri...nice roads, 4 seasons, cheap gas and all the beer you can drink..
You're buying beer? I'm in.
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