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  1. Gflo

    suggestions for a new TT display name

    I cherish my daughters, and have regrets whatsoever. The joy I received raising them, and now the time spent with them, is more than worth the money spent. If/when I lose wife (married 42 years), I know I will never be alone. My youngest is my favorite riding partner.
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    No room for kill switch!!

    You could try one of those start/stop combo switches if you have electric start.
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    Krannie's 'Just Right ' Rides Thread

    Thanks Dmitri and Ben. Just a bit of bad luck. I will be back at it soon. I am bummed I will be missing the great conditions with all this rain.
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    Teaching my kid to ride...

    Here is the school I was referring to in a previous post. https://powersports.honda.com/experience/colton-rider-education-center.aspx
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    Teaching my kid to ride...

    I heard that Honda puts on a trails course for kids.
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    Krannie's 'Just Right ' Rides Thread

    Thanks, Bill. I will be following the exploits of the gang of usual suspects.
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    Are Lithium Batteries right for me?

    These folks are top notch to work with. I bought one of their restart batteries for my 450 after the stock battery died due to leaving the key on. When I first got it, I had problems with the battery starting my bike when cold. I contacted Anti-Gravity, and they offered advice and a replacement. I kept the battery to give it another chance when fully charged. Meanwhile, I found that my fuel filter had a tiny crack in it which probably added to my cold starting wows. Fixed that, and now no more starting issues. I was very impressed with Anti-Gravity customer service, and would not hesitate purchasing another one of their products.
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    Krannie's 'Just Right ' Rides Thread

    Thanks for the well wishes. I suspect I will be back at it in 6 weeks or so. I am already missing riding. Just have to live vicariously for a bit.
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    suggestions for a new TT display name

    It was tough getting the loan. Borrowed $2,000 from MIL to help with the down payment. Interest wasn’t too bad, I think somewhere in the 8% category. I sold that house dater two years, made $30k on it, and used that to buy my next house, which I lived in for the next 32 years. Interest on the second house, in August ‘80 was 13 1/4%. That was tough. Also, the couple we were buying the house from didn’t believe we would qualify for the loan at our age (25) and didn’t start packing until two days before move in time. Had to be out of my house at noon, couldn’t move into the new one til 5, so I sat at park with two moving trucks and three cats for 5 hours. As Bill P said, you either sacrifice when you are young, or you do it when you are old. I chose young. I was house poor for a few years, never took elaborate vacations, paid cash for cars and dirt bikes, stayed out of debt (except mortgage) and saved what we could. Now I am retired, live in a nice area, comfortable home, and have no debt. Living large now, and enjoying every minute of it.
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    suggestions for a new TT display name

    I have to disagree with that. Graduated from college in May ‘77 with $400 to my name, and got married a week later. August of ‘78, bought my first house in Carlsbad. It took a lot of sacrifice, but we did it.
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    Krannie's 'Just Right ' Rides Thread

    No, the whole area is swollen and bruised.
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    Krannie's 'Just Right ' Rides Thread

    Was out at Spangler Saturday. Climbing an easy hill, bike got bumped sideways, engine stalled, bike and I fell on the downhill slope. Somehow, I hurt my wrist. A nothingburger fall.
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    Krannie's 'Just Right ' Rides Thread

    Wrist is fractured. I will be out of action for a while.
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    Krannie's 'Just Right ' Rides Thread

    Do you still have your 300?
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    Random Picture Thread Reloaded

    Looks down closer to the border to me.