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 Post subject: Hello - MD USA
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:31 pm 
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Hello all - I hail from Hagerstown, MD.

I'm about to start my second round with motorcycling. I rode other people's mini-bikes and MX bikes as a kid until I was able to buy a clapped out Benelli for $20 around 1975 (not much to go around back then). It lasted a summer... Got my first "real" motorcycle in 1979 - a used Honda CB350. Fell in love...(with the bike). Got a used Yamaha RD400 for a case of beer and added it to my stable shortly thereafter. I ran the Honda until it burned a valve and sold the Yamaha. No more bikes until 1994 when bought my first "new" bike...drumroll please...a Suzuki DR650!!!! After having our first child, the payment was more than we could afford ($157 per mo) :s_biggrin and the bike was sold :sad:

Now the kids are in college and things are changing - time for another DR!! My goal this time is to have fun and teach myself to do wheelies at some point. May as well break some bones while I still can. I'm a tinkerer by nature and have built a 1972 Chevy Stepside with a 454HO motor, ACI trans, all restored and I also have turbo'd a 2013 Scion TC - as well as a stable of trucks and Jeeps. Time to go back to two wheels.

Been lurking for a couple of weeks and finally joined up. I expect to have a new DR before April.

Anyone interested in a 1972 Stepside or Scion TC? Both are freaky fast and will put a smile on your face.

Patrick


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 Post subject: Re: Hello - MD USA
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:33 pm 
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Patrick,

Welcome aboard. I am about 20 miles north of you in Chambersburg.


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 Post subject: Re: Hello - MD USA
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Welcome to DRRiders.com PaddyMac! :howdy:

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 Post subject: Re: Hello - MD USA
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Welcome to the forum Patrick! If you'd like the owners or service manual in PDF format to read up on specs and maintenance while you are looking for the right DR650, PM me for the links.
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 Post subject: Re: Hello - MD USA
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Welcome aboard!

Interested in the stepside? Yup
Have a place to park it? Nope

:s_smile

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 Post subject: Re: Hello - MD USA
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TrophyHunter wrote:
Welcome aboard!

Interested in the stepside? Yup
Have a place to park it? Nope

:s_smile


My wife says that I need to get rid of something before I can add anything new :s_dunno I'd drive it out there for ya but 4:11 gears would make it a drag :biggrin:


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 Post subject: Re: Hello - MD USA
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Howdy :howdy:

I'm about 25 miles south in Brunswick.

Supposed to be good riding weather this weekend.

Perhaps headup Michaux or Green Ridge; any interest...?


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 Post subject: Re: Hello - MD USA
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N3YMY wrote:
Howdy :howdy:

I'm about 25 miles south in Brunswick.

Supposed to be good riding weather this weekend.

Perhaps headup Michaux or Green Ridge; any interest...?


I don't think Patrick has procured a DR yet.


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 Post subject: Re: Hello - MD USA
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PaddyMac wrote:
TrophyHunter wrote:
Welcome aboard!

Interested in the stepside? Yup
Have a place to park it? Nope

:s_smile


My wife says that I need to get rid of something before I can add anything new :s_dunno I'd drive it out there for ya but 4:11 gears would make it a drag :biggrin:


Did you tell her you're going to miss her??


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 Post subject: Re: Hello - MD USA
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PerazziMx14 wrote:
PaddyMac wrote:
TrophyHunter wrote:
Welcome aboard!

Interested in the stepside? Yup
Have a place to park it? Nope

:s_smile


My wife says that I need to get rid of something before I can add anything new :s_dunno I'd drive it out there for ya but 4:11 gears would make it a drag :biggrin:


Did you tell her you're going to miss her??

:CSpit:

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