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 Post subject: Then & Now: 20 Years
PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:05 pm 
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I purchased this bike new back in June of 1997 and just had her professionally detailed today. I daresay she hasn't been this clean since the day I brought her home. :cycle:

Acquisition Day:
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20 years later:
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 Post subject: Re: Then & Now: 20 Years
PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:45 pm 
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Motorcycle: Rebel 250 plus a few others
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It's clear that you look after your stuff Richard!

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 Post subject: Re: Then & Now: 20 Years
PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:32 pm 
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Day time pics (as opposed to the prior dusk photo)

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20 registration stickers on the plate. :bikerthumb:

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"Ride Safe, Chop Safer"
Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber. That's called an "ANCHOR".
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 Post subject: Re: Then & Now: 20 Years
PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:35 pm 
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Duckster wrote:
It's clear that you look after your stuff Richard!


For the most part. ;)

That truck in the back ground (also purchased new) is coming up on a 25th year of ownership. :duke:

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Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber. That's called an "ANCHOR".
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 Post subject: Re: Then & Now: 20 Years
PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:11 pm 
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Living in the land of no road salt, its possible to make cars run much longer than we seem to be able to do here.

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 Post subject: Re: Then & Now: 20 Years
PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:20 pm 
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Yep, rust is pretty difficult to accomplish out here. I'm guessing this is the climate where all the "fake rust" rods were born, more so considering all the artificial people that reside here... ;)

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Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber. That's called an "ANCHOR".
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 Post subject: Re: Then & Now: 20 Years
PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:21 pm 
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Yeah, "fake rust" rods are not a thing here in The Maritimes. We are busy trying to avoid the real thing for as long as possible,

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 Post subject: Re: Then & Now: 20 Years
PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:45 pm 
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I only wish after 20 & 25 years that I looked as good now as I did when I acquired these things. Had I known I would make it this far I might have taken better care of myself. ;)

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Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber. That's called an "ANCHOR".
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 Post subject: Re: Then & Now: 20 Years
PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:25 pm 
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Good advice for the younger fellas and gals.

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 Post subject: Re: Then & Now: 20 Years
PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:07 pm 
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It's not the years so much as the mileage...

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Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber. That's called an "ANCHOR".
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 Post subject: Re: Then & Now: 20 Years
PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:43 pm 
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Part of taking care of yourself is limiting the mileage.

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 Post subject: Re: Then & Now: 20 Years
PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:32 am 
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Yeah I'm pretty sure I've flipped my biological odometer more than once. Then again I've been on borrowed time for 20 years now so does that count as getting a new odometer?

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Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber. That's called an "ANCHOR".
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http://shadow-shack.20m.com


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 Post subject: Re: Then & Now: 20 Years
PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:49 am 
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Beautiful bike! Wow!


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