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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-01-2018, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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Closed deal on a Granite Gray beauty today.

Granite Gray SVTC serial # 120.

Now I have that pain in my face from continuous grin.

Also have the heebie geebies having to wait for her to be assembled.
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Congrats on the new ride. I'm still trying to figure out if the red or gray one is faster, maybe you can help on this debate. 😀

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Congrats on the new ride. I'm still trying to figure out if the red or gray one is faster, maybe you can help on this debate. 😀
I can answer that one Les, it’s definitely the RED one! 😁
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Granite Gray SVTC serial # 120.

Now I have that pain in my face from continuous grin.

Also have the heebie geebies having to wait for her to be assembled.
Congrats!! I’ve got over 15k miles on mine and the smile does not go away! You’ll get used to it.... after a while your face goes numb and you don’t notice it anymore. Lol!
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Granite Gray SVTC serial # 120.

Now I have that pain in my face from continuous grin.

Also have the heebie geebies having to wait for her to be assembled.
BTW, make SURE your dealer does ALL the software updates and ENABLES everything BEFORE you take delivery. It SHOULD be part of the “dealer prep” you are PAYING for.
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The fastest color for a motorcycle is: dirty.

The guy that spends all his time washing his bike is not riding it.

The guy that rides his bike all the time and never washes it rides faster and faster.

The limitation is not the machine, its the rider.
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The fastest color for a motorcycle is: dirty.

The guy that spends all his time washing his bike is not riding it.

The guy that rides his bike all the time and never washes it rides faster and faster.

The limitation is not the machine, its the rider.
I disagree with that statement. I have over 15k on my bike, and anyone can attest to the fact I keep it immaculate. Heck, my last bike a 91 Venture Royale had over 120k miles on it and looked showroom new.
See for yourself in this pic!


Just cuz it’s clean doesn’t mean it’s not ridden.
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you have to admit you are not riding it while you are cleaning it
and while you are cleaning it, someone else is riding theirs

there is also a tendency for people that keep their bike spotless, to not ride it in anything other than perfect weather

I can go on craigslist right now and find at least 20 listings for Harleys that will say "always kept in a heated garage covered, never seen rain...."

the analogy goes back to which color sails are the fastest on a racing sailboat - the more time you spend on the water, the more experience you gain. Sailors with brand new sails do not want to capsize their boat and get their sails in the weeds and water.

If you have never dropped your bike while racing, then you dont know how fast it can corner.

Dirty sails win most races.
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you have to admit you are not riding it while you are cleaning it
and while you are cleaning it, someone else is riding theirs

there is also a tendency for people that keep their bike spotless, to not ride it in anything other than perfect weather

I can go on craigslist right now and find at least 20 listings for Harleys that will say "always kept in a heated garage covered, never seen rain...."

the analogy goes back to which color sails are the fastest on a racing sailboat - the more time you spend on the water, the more experience you gain. Sailors with brand new sails do not want to capsize their boat and get their sails in the weeds and water.

If you have never dropped your bike while racing, then you dont know how fast it can corner.

Dirty sails win most races.
With that logic I better not do any maintenance either cuz if I’ve got it pulled apart to do maintenance, I’m not riding it.
There are issues that can be revealed with someone who is detailing their bike that otherwise would be overlooked and covered by dirt. If your cleaning off the dirt, then you’re also looking at the condition of items.
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maintenance is necessary

being able to do maintenance quickly and get back on the track for the next race is a valuable skill

using a toothbrush on spokes isnt
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