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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-24-2008, 02:07 AM Thread Starter
 
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Muscle Memory

After about 2000 miles on the Road King, I took the Marauder out for a spin today. AMAZING how small it feels, flicking it around in the turns like it was a bicycle. Then, just for comparison I took out the GS750.... funny how your body gets used to doing things. Every time I went to make a right turn on the Suzukis, I kept hitting the starter!
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-24-2008, 03:43 AM
 
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2000 miles Frank? You should almost be here by now?
Hurry up buddy, the pizza and beer is on me!
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Sounds good to me!!!
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-24-2008, 07:50 PM
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i always had to reaccustom myself with either the 1500 or v2k when switching from bike to bike

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i hate that the VFR does not have auto canceling signals. i forget one every time i ride it.



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Talk about muscle memory, when I got my first bike with electrict start I was still trying to kick over the new bike for the first couple of months. It was just an auto reaction ... swing leg over turn on the key/gas and kick ... felt like a darn fool every time I went for the kick start.
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I giggle like a kid when I have ridden my V2K and then hop on the DR 350 and ride it to work. I almost feel like I'm not riding anything as it's so light and flickable.
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Talk about muscle memory, when I got my first bike with electrict start I was still trying to kick over the new bike for the first couple of months. It was just an auto reaction ... swing leg over turn on the key/gas and kick ... felt like a darn fool every time I went for the kick start.
like going from my Jeep to my truck, i search for the clutch pedal and shifter all the time.



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like going from my Jeep to my truck, i search for the clutch pedal and shifter all the time.
I would figure that going from a Jeep to a Ford, that you'd be looking for a phone to call a tow truck to come and get you cause the Ford wouldnt start
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har de har har. very funny, but my 10 year old Ford with 160K on it treats me just fine thank you.



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