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Most of you know, I'm a regular poster on this site and I have observed many things and voice many opinions good and bad.

I just wanted to say thanks for all the time, support, encouragement, and lessons learned from you guys regarding the TLS, as well as personal. I would not have made it this far if it was not for the two sites I frequent.

Now that I'm bike-less you will likely hear me preach about the kids, ATV's etc.

It will be a while before I pick up another bike (I think) but when I do I'll whore it up just the same.

Thanks again to all of you and no I'm not leaving just yet.
 

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wow deltl i must have missed this whole sagga, well good luck with you on whatever you choose to do, maybe youll make a wiser choice next time around and get yourself an "R" model :pissright :tillis
 
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damn, just when we thought we'd got rid of you...:laugh j/k mate

i hope you'll be on a bike soon again :yes :thumbup
 

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We need to start a porn section to keep Del interested.
 

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Del,.....I run Hot and Cold on stuff a lot myself. I have a tendancy to burn myself out on things I get involved with, just because I get into them so heavily. Motorcycles are about the only thing that's been a Constant in my life since 1964. There havn't been too many times when I was completely without a bike, but I'm no worse off for it.
I've always been kind of "diversified" in my hobbies. If you can think of something, I've probably been into it, or collected it at some point in time. Now that Winter is kind of starting here, it's 28 degrees this morning, I won't be thinking of the bike much for the next 4 months. And come spring I'm probably going to put it up for sale. As I've stated in some other post at 57 years young now, the riding position is no longer comfortable for more then about gas fillup stints. 100 miles and my shoulder and arms ache, so it's either give up riding, or get something more comfortable. I havn't ruled out giving up.
I don't remember your kids ages, but maybe get a hobby you can do with them for a while. One of my favorite cooler weather and spring hobbies is Metal Detecting. My buddy used to go with me from time to time and used one of my extra detectors, he'd also bring his son along at the time was 10, his son always had a great time, playing while we hunted, and helping us dig...he thought everything was going to be "special" when we dug.
I've started getting back into Car Audio again too. I used to compete about 12 years ago, and I'm now building another system in my car, it's been fun so far.
You'll probably just enjoy being away from motorcycles for a while, but definitely stick around here!!!!!!! I always enjoy your posts, and we need more of us "older" folks to help guide these "Youngun's".

Best Regards Sonny
 

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Ok, now we need an NWS attachment on the title.

Del, sad to see the bike go but I know that's a load off your mind. Now you can concentrate on healing and then come spring when the weather is friggin nice and your sitting around the house, you can start thinking of your next bike project.
 

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Heal up Dell, then worry about riding etc:thumbup

BTW after riding around on my little dual sport I think you'd really like one. I've had an absolute blast on the thing. One with a bit bigger motor would be better if its going to be your only bike.

have fun

Oh, and Kamikuza I turned the pic into a link as it wasn't quite open-forum safe:D
 

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How about the venerable Dr650? Nice big gentle dualie with gobs of torque, and much easier to touch the ground on than the DRZ400.:)
 

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Glad you found her a new home & take care of yourself bro
 

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Heal up and then think bikes. Having a dirt bike and a street bike really works for me. That way I can go back and forth and never tire of riding.

I have been heavy into the DRZ and off roading as of late, but now I am full bore interested in getting a fast comfy (and I think cool looking) FZ-1, modding it to make 145-150 broad band horsepower, and riding it for 350 miles at a time in the Colorado mountains next summer. Rocky Mountain National Park is on my to ride list. Talk about jaw dropping scenery. That area is in range of the TLS, but at the end, my ass is killing me and my knees are toasted. It should be an easy ride on the ergonomically spread out but still sharp handling and powerful bike. That is why the FZ-1 appeals to me. That and the fact it can be vastly improved with mods. That is fun in itself.

My non existent dream ride would be an Art Davis TL engine in an FZ type chassis, but such a high perf twin has significant maintenance requirements. The way I see it, the FZ will spool out strong power and do it for many gas it up and go miles. A 'Strom could do the long range comfy thing too and the I4 can't replace that TL soul, but I want the power more. The air is thin up there and I need it, dammit. That is how I rationalize it anyway :devious
 

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Well, I'm not depressed. It was time to do something different. :cheers to the new owner in whatever he desides to do with it.

I will not miss it until after I spent the money but once I heal, I'll definitely miss it.
 

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Well, you know, if you really want another TLS, I know of an exceptionally clean one for sale. Hell, for you, I would re-attach the Hyperpro steering damper that I removed this weekend :)

TLS cool bits garage sale coming soon. Stay tuned :devious
 

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Yeah... Well I'm only about three grand short :lol
 

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Dont you dare leave!!!!!:hail You have been such a great person here! And I felt I was just getting to know you a little!:slaptlr You just wait, you're going to get the "bug" again, as I did ,and you'll be right back here; so there is no point in even thinking about leaving!!!! So please don't go!
Sincerley,
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Glad you managed to get a buyer for the TL. Doubt you'll be Bikeless for to long once fit though:)
riding bikes is the only thing that keeps me sane and I think that applies to most of us on the zone/planet
 
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