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About blue72beetle

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    Look at my Wee. Look at it.

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    Fort Wayne, IN
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    2006 V-Strom 650
    2016 GSXS1000F

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  1. blue72beetle

    Anyone have a Givi V56 top box?

    If you have one, can you measure the internal width? I have something 22.5" wide and I'm looking for some luggage that is big enough.
  2. blue72beetle

    2019 Katana at Intermot Today

    3.2 gallon tank! I can't wait until parts are available. I want that factory rear hugger for my GSXS.
  3. blue72beetle

    Getting marks off a matte finish.

    Try acetone. Ask your wife if she has any fingernail polish remover. *Not responsible for fucking up your helmet*
  4. blue72beetle

    part 03 SV Gas tank, NOS

    Tank is NOS. It is perfect, and rare. It is a California tank, so see this thread here for the differences: https://www.svrider.com/forum/showthread.php?t=311650 Basically to use it on a 49 state bike you have to plug one of the vent lines. $180 shipped. Does not include a fuel pump or cap. Paypal only, lower 48 only. Or I could deliver to western Ohio for cash.
  5. blue72beetle

    2010 Concours 14

    Thanks for the tip on the manual. I downloaded an 08/09 manual a few days ago, but didn't know about that one, it's a 2010+. I know it sounds crazy, but I like quiet bikes. Are the mufflers all the same throughout the years? Want to sell yours?
  6. blue72beetle

    2010 Concours 14

    On Saturday I bought a Dark Blue Concours 14. It was up in Michigan, 2.5 hours away, and after talking to him on the phone he said there was a bike in Indiana he wanted to buy, and he'd bring the Connie down on a trailer so I could look at it. Well I couldn't pass up free delivery. 19,000 miles. He said the previous owner had dropped it on the right side. There were scratches on the fairing and saddlebag that were poorly touched up. And the muffler is beat up, but those can be had for a dime a dozen since everyone takes them off for aftermarket. I was surprised at how quiet it is. I guess I gotta stop trusting people. "Does it ride straight?" followed by "Yeah, no problems." really means: Yeah it rides straight but the handlebars tilt to the left. My fault for not test riding it. Service manual on order, so I can tear the front end apart and see if anything is bent and get it straightened back out. Or hopefully it was just tweaked and loosening everything up and re-torquing it will do it. I rode it to the BMV on Monday to get all the paperwork done. I gotta be honest, I was expecting "OMG BEST BIKE EVER!" But it was kinda "meh". Yeah, it goes 1st, 2nd, 70mph, but it seems like you gotta really wind it up to get that kick in the pants pull you off the bike feeling that my GSXS has. Maybe it needs that famous Shoodabeen ECU flash? Stock seat sucks balls. I have a used Saddlemen seat coming, but I suspect I will probably go through a few before I find one I really like. Metal rack on order too, so I can use the larger top case from my V-Strom. I do like it though. Haven't tried it 2-up yet, and that's why I bought it. I wanted something better for hauling my G/F and I all over the country at interstate speeds. The V-Strom 650 was no fun at all going across South Dakota at 80mph.
  7. blue72beetle

    How not to ADV

    If blue72beetle were king of the world, then you shouldn't even own a car/bike/whatever unless you know how it works/how to work on it. But that's just, like my opinion, man.
  8. blue72beetle

    What did you do to your bike today?

    Re-installed a previously eliminated fender. Oh yeah, and I bought the thing today. @2talltim
  9. blue72beetle

    FS: 1972 VW Beetle

    SOLD Connie shopping begins. Lock her up.
  10. I've been to Ohio. McDonalds is already there.
  11. blue72beetle

    My new screen name

  12. blue72beetle

    FS: 1972 VW Beetle

    red70ghia just doesn't seem to flow as well...
  13. blue72beetle

    FS: 1972 VW Beetle

    I want to buy a Concours 14, so selling my bug. 1972 VW Beetle $5,000 obo Not a show car, but it’s a good driver. Always garaged, has never stranded me. 18 year old MAACO paint job, not the best, but is shiny and looks good from 20 feet. Stock 1600 engine, mileage unknown. I bought the engine from a dune buggy and installed it around 8 years ago and have put around 10,000 miles on it. No heater boxes, replaced with J-tubes. Front disc brake conversion. Rebuilt Sapphire AM/FM radio works. Some rust on the pans but they’ve been that way for 20 years. Roof Rack is already gone. Located in Fort Wayne, IN. More photos: https://blue72beetle.smugmug.com/1972-Beetle/
  14. blue72beetle

    Ok who was this

    https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article213472034.html Driver honked at weaving motorcycle. His girlfriend got hit in the face with concrete, Ohio cops say
  15. blue72beetle

    2006 FJR 1300

    I'm in the market for a Connie, but dang that's tempting.