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Old 04-12-2015, 06:09 AM   #1
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i bought the black bike (2012 DL 650) for my retirement ride to Mexico. It does not click off the miles as fas as i prefer so I bought the new blue one this past week--Kawaisaki Concours 1400. I retire Apr 30 and may 1st i'm riding from Florida to Canada where i will pick up a trailer ( Third Wheel Trailers | When Play Becomes The Long Haul, We Are Right Behind You ). first stop will be a concours rally in the NC mountains, then work my way up to Niagra Falls and then on to Ontario. lot's of riding and camping all the way with another rally on the end of the trip, may 15/16.
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Old 04-12-2015, 07:27 AM   #2
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Have a great trip. I have to admit I clicked on the link from my RSS feed because I thought you were talking about bicycles and was pretty impressed with the cross country ride.
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Old 04-12-2015, 07:33 AM   #3
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Congrats and sounds like a nice gift and great trip. For my retirement toy I got a FJR 1300, rode her hard and then sold her and bought a V-strom DL-650. Mainly just for short trips and buzzing around town.

Ride safe my friend.
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Nice looking bikes, have fun and stay safe.
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I loved my VStrom for touring, great gas mileage quite comfy. Better for twisty secondary highways than the freeway, you'll love your Concours for long distance.
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Old 04-14-2015, 05:45 AM   #6
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i love the vstrom for the mountains and back roads, but it just not cut it on the open roads. Unfortunately I have 7 hours of interstate I must ride in every direction to get to the good roads. This rig will carry me out west in Sept.
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Old 04-14-2015, 04:54 PM   #7
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Very nice. I picked up a Harley Electraglide Ultra Low for my retirement. You are gonna have a blast!

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Old 04-14-2015, 09:53 PM   #8
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I have a red, Canyon pickup truck on order, first 4 days of retirement at a resort/spa followed by road trip from Texas to Montana. Last work day: June 26.


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Old 04-15-2015, 09:47 AM   #9
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Very nice. Motorcycles, off-road and on, are my big hobby and figure to be a consumer of both time and money in my retirement.
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Old 04-15-2015, 11:58 AM   #10
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I plan to drive to the nearest casino after walking out of the office door for the last time and spend the entire night there.
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Old 04-15-2015, 04:02 PM   #11
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My retirement present was a brand new full size 4WD 2003 GMC pickup truck. It just turned over 91k miles last week, everything works fine so I'll keep it quite a while longer I hope.

Oh, and DW got a new car then too.
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How wonderful! Enjoy!
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Old 04-15-2015, 06:56 PM   #13
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I'm jealous of your cycle. My family made me get rid of my GS1100 hot rod (Suzuki) when my daughter was 3 years old. Had to get my thrills on ATV's, Waverunners and boats since then.

Last Fall, I thought about buying a Ferrari. At the time, I had plenty enough in my checking account to buy one. But then I thought any such purchase might be met with God throwing a tree in front of me--too self centered. I just bought my 26 year old daughter a big house instead.
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