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Old 08-22-2012, 01:40 PM   #1
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Joined: Aug 2012
From: Everett, WA

I Ride: 2001 BMW F650GS
Lightbulb Holy hell another new guy!
Always loved things that go fast, so about 2 months ago I sold my Volvo 244 Turbo project car and used that seed money to get a bike. Fast forward to today and I'm just over 2,000 miles on my bike.

And what do I ride? A majestic 1983 Yamaha XZ550RK Vision, christened Aesir, with 29,000 miles on her. This is my first experience with a bike, so I'm learning as I go, and planning to perform any and all maintenance and upgrades myself.

Here's some pictures of her:





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Old 08-22-2012, 01:48 PM   #2
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Joined: Oct 2007
From: from Wa, living on Grenada (island)

I Ride: 1991 XR250L, 2007 BMW F800S, 1999 ATK 605 ESDS/SM
Congrats and welcome from another volvo fan (1998 V70R, 17psi :D )

That is a sweet looking bike, never actually seen one before!

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Old 08-22-2012, 02:04 PM   #3
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That bike looks like a hoot.....

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Old 08-22-2012, 02:05 PM   #4
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Joined: Apr 2009
From: Renton, WA

I Ride: 05 KTM450SMR, 04 YZF250 and one bad ass Truck hehe
Welcome and welcome to the zany zone

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Old 08-22-2012, 02:35 PM   #5
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Joined: Jun 2012
From: wa

I Ride: the lightning
"yolo" anybody?

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Old 08-22-2012, 02:36 PM   #6
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From: Spokane Valley

I Ride: 2010 KTM 690smc, YZ250, CR125, 99' ///M3
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:32 PM   #7
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Joined: May 2012
From: Portland, OR

I Ride: FZed6
Good luck riding and wrenching.

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Old 08-22-2012, 06:36 PM   #8
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Joined: May 2011
From: Everett. WA

I Ride: GS1150 Rat bike, NSR(G)500cc two stroke,CBR 900rr,98 Super chicken
Welcome to the madness.

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Old 08-23-2012, 07:11 AM   #9
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Joined: Jan 2008
From: Muk, WA
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I Ride: fast, except on the road.
Welcome, cool bike! I used to have an '82, it was a little slow, but fun.


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Old 08-23-2012, 08:26 AM   #10
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Joined: Apr 2008
From: Vancouver, WA

I Ride: Versys 650
Bike looks great, welcome to the fun house. bwuahaha.

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Old 08-23-2012, 12:45 PM   #11
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I Ride: 2001 BMW F650GS
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Congrats and welcome from another volvo fan (1998 V70R, 17psi :D )

That is a sweet looking bike, never actually seen one before!
thanks man, i've yet to see another one either. my first "grown-up" (read: financed) car was an 99 N/A V70. Loved that car, had the third row rear facing seat. Lot's of fun with stupid teenage friends.

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That bike looks like a hoot.....
yeah it's lots of fun. A little quirky but very capable. When I first got it there was a bit of a stumble if I snapped the throttle open too quickly, so it really limited any stupid shenanigans on my behalf. I cleaned the carbs up a bit the other day, went to accelerate, and accidently popped a wheelie. Scared the shit out of me. These v twins have a ton of torque.

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Old 08-23-2012, 05:52 PM   #12
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I Ride: A cool one
Welcome to the Yamaha family and PNW.

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