I think Im insane..or am I?



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  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted April 04, 2000 - 05:37 PM

#1

Ok heres the deal...

Last night about 2 a.m. I couldnt sleep. I got up and turned on the t.v. Nothing to watch but Mr. LaLane and the Bun-Ercizer (or someting like that) Anyways I went out to the garage and noticed I havent done any detailing to my bike recently. I have done all the necessary maintenance since my last race but I hadnt armor all'd the tires on it yet. So without hesitation I started polishing the plastic and buffing the pipe.
Then I got to thinking, How many normal people are up at 2 a.m. detaling their bike. Am I the only one?
I come to you guys because I feel like this might be the only place I can get support.
Have I lost it? Or are there more of you out there?


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Darin from Missouri WR400F Pro-Tapers, Applied TC, Clarke 3.3, YZ seat, Scotts Shark Fin, FMF PC IV S.A., One Industries Hannah Retro Kit, WER Steering Dampner,Pacemaker Computer, Andrews Powder Coating-painted gloss black

  • JamesD

Posted April 04, 2000 - 05:55 PM

#2

What your suffering from is a psycological condition known as obssessive bike syndrom. It stems from an extreem love of all things motorcycle. Symptoms usually arrise from a lack of riding and can be cured by riding at least 10 hours in the next week. If that fails, take two asprin and detail your bike early in the morning. :)

  • Chris_in_the_Mojave

Posted April 04, 2000 - 06:06 PM

#3

Hi, I'm Chris and I'm a bike-a-holic


(Everybody help out here)

HI CHRIS!!!!!!!!!;D

Hang in there Brother, we feel your pain :)

The good news is, I drug my wife to the MX Races on Monday, and there was a perfect 1980 Yamaha enduro for sale for $500.... Wife says to me "I wonder if they'd take a check?"

I think she's on her way.....

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Chris in the Mojave
'98 YZ400F

  • Dougie

Posted April 04, 2000 - 06:25 PM

#4

You are not alone. I work till 4am and all I do is read this site and wish I was on it. That is why all my posts are from 8pm to 4am.

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Dougie, '99 WR400
Mods: YZ timing, Race Tech Suspension, FMF PC IV, FMF Hi FLo Moto, YZ seat, IMS 3.3 tank, One Industries Graphics

  • borsy

Posted April 05, 2000 - 02:04 AM

#5

Do it all the time, thats why men have garages, to put the toys in, I'm thinking of
putting a coffee maker and t.v. next to the fridge and recliner, that way when I'm done
cleaning or whatever, I can finally fall asleep while stareing. It's really bad the first week after you buy a new motorcycle or
snowmobile or lawn tractor etc.

  • Kevin_in_New_Hampshire

Posted April 05, 2000 - 02:52 AM

#6

When my wife walks into the house, and I am scrambling off the computer to rush downstairs, she asks if I am on "That WR websight?" Of course she has that disgusted look on her face. As my bike is in pieces AGAIN in the basement, all I have is this websight and my Motocross Madness game to occupy the time I should be riding.
For the first time this year, I had my bike out. In 10 minutes, I had a metal to metal sound and the bike stalled on me. I tore off the cylinder on Sunday (same day) and found some severe scuff marks on the intake and exhaust side of my cylinder. I ingested something, somhow. It needs to be re-coated, but I'll live w/ some blow-by until NEXT winter when I'll do an entire top end w/ a cylinder re-coat. My top end gaskets are on the way from Yamaha of Troy. I could find NO ONE that had them in stock!!! :)

  • Mike

Posted April 05, 2000 - 07:36 AM

#7

Originally posted by milkman2544:
Ok heres the deal...

Last night about 2 a.m. I couldnt sleep. I got up and turned on the t.v. Nothing to watch but Mr. LaLane and the Bun-Ercizer (or someting like that) Anyways I went out to the garage and noticed I havent done any detailing to my bike recently. I have done all the necessary maintenance since my last race but I hadnt armor all'd the tires on it yet. So without hesitation I started polishing the plastic and buffing the pipe.
Then I got to thinking, How many normal people are up at 2 a.m. detaling their bike. Am I the only one?
I come to you guys because I feel like this might be the only place I can get support.
Have I lost it? Or are there more of you out there?

You are not alone. Bryan has created a wonderful monster of a site.

  • Ron_in_SoCal

Posted April 05, 2000 - 08:11 AM

#8

Ever keep your motorcycle in the living room? It makes a great conversation piece.

Oh yeah, I am NOT married. I wonder why?

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted April 05, 2000 - 08:51 AM

#9

Thanks all, for re-assuring me that I still have some marbles. Ive lost a girl friend or two due to the fact that I have a dirt bike problem.
I MEAN ITS NOT LIKE I WAS GOING TO LEAVE THE BIKE!!!

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Darin from Missouri WR400F Pro-Tapers, Applied TC, Clarke 3.3, YZ seat, Scotts Shark Fin, FMF PC IV S.A., One Industries Hannah Retro Kit, WER Steering Dampner,Pacemaker Computer, Andrews Powder Coating-painted gloss black

  • Tim_in_WA

Posted April 05, 2000 - 10:06 AM

#10

You think you've got it bad? I got my brand spanking new WR about 3 weeks ago. This is only the 2nd "new" bike I have ever owned. I have found that I spend more time in the garage admiring it, than I do riding it!!! Tell me that's not sick!


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  • Dougie

Posted April 05, 2000 - 04:11 PM

#11

No that's not sick. I got mine in mid March last year and couldn't ride it for a couple of weeks because the snows had not sufficiently melted yet. I was always in the garage, polishing it, putting new stuff on it and drinking beers over it with my admiring neighbors. I had my wife take dozens of pictures of me just sitting on it. No you're not sick at all.

Now if you would have told us that you spend your nights making love to it, then I'd say you might have a slight problem :)

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Dougie, '99 WR400
Mods: YZ timing, Race Tech Suspension, FMF PC IV, FMF Hi FLo Moto, YZ seat, IMS 3.3 tank, One Industries Graphics

[This message has been edited by Dougie (edited 04-05-2000).]

  • paul913

Posted April 05, 2000 - 08:28 PM

#12

Sick no, but a lot of us might be a little infected. I can’t tell you how many billable hours I have spent reading how to re-jet my bike! This damn board and all you close but electronic friends are taking ALL of my free time! If I’m still reading this board when I could be riding – Just shoot me!

It’s 11:30pm, my girlfriend went to bed alone again, and I’m reading about motorcycles. I gotta go with the Milkman. I think I’m coming down with something… And it’s more expensive than a cold.

Could you imagine all of us getting together for a riding weekend? We'd end up working on the bikes and talking about them - 24hrs straight!

God, I need summer!

Jake

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted April 06, 2000 - 01:11 AM

#13

When my mate and I go camping for a few days we always position our bikes near the camp fire light ( not too close) in the prime position so we can kick back and have a few beers and reflect on the days ride. The non riders seem to get pissed off at us when there is no more room left around the fire. Personally, I dunno why my wife complains about it.

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted April 06, 2000 - 09:08 PM

#14

I've been following this forum for about a month now (Ever since I picked up my new 2000 WR) I just never post from work because of "The Rules." But I saw this strign and just started to laugh.. You see, my bike is currently sitting in peices in the middle of my kitchen. I ran out of room in the garage. It was a very simple process to ride up the stairs, across the deck and through the sliding doors. Very effective, you should all try it!

  • Bryan

Posted April 06, 2000 - 09:53 PM

#15

YOU GUYS ARE ALL PATHETIC!

You need to set priorities!

It's just a machine!

OK, OK. Here goes...

Confessions of a dirt bike looser:

I'm Bryan and I too am a bike-a-holic.

When my WR was in the shop getting a new head gasket two weeks ago, I felt empty inside. It was pure hell. It was gone for a whole week. I became irritable. My garage was a lonely and barren place. Now that it's back, I can sneak quick peaks at it while passing the laundry room on the way to my bedroom every hour or so in the evening. It's dirty and all scratched up. But, that doesn't matter.

The day I picked it up from the dealership, I got to drive around town all day with it in the back of my truck. That was an extra special treat and I'm considering doing that more often.

See the big 'L' on my forehead!

Bryan...

[This message has been edited by Bryan (edited 04-06-2000).]

  • Mike

Posted April 06, 2000 - 10:21 AM

#16

Is this Penthouse Forumn? Must be on the wrong page. Got to admit to sitting on the bike when its in my garage and twisting the throttle just so it knows its not lonely. My 11 year does the same on his XR 100. Just like good old dad

Mike

  • Bryan

Posted April 06, 2000 - 10:32 AM

#17

Dude! You should know better than that! Twisting the throttle without the engine going will teach your kid how to flood a WR!

RESIST THE TEMPTATION!

(or at least turn off the gas)
:)
Bryan...

  • Mike

Posted April 06, 2000 - 10:51 AM

#18

Trust me when I say, THE ENGINE IS ALWAYS ON!!!

Mike

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted April 06, 2000 - 03:12 PM

#19

Bryan thats hystrical that you take "sneak peaks" every once in a while. I too drive around with mine in the back of the truck. Just to show it off a little. (not that anyone but a pure moto-head could even appreciate such a fine ride)
My bike is over a year old now (got Feb. 99) and all my buds think it still looks like it rolled off the showroom floor!
I guess taking off the airboot, putting armour all on it, and polishing behind the frame is paying off.
Some people I know that have 1 year old dirt bikes....LOOK LIKE THEIR ONE YEAR OLD!! HA
I dont know how they live with themselves...

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Darin from Missouri WR400F Pro-Tapers, Applied TC, Clarke 3.3, YZ seat, Scotts Shark Fin, FMF PC IV S.A., One Industries Hannah Retro Kit, WER Steering Dampner,Pacemaker Computer, Andrews Powder Coating-painted gloss black

  • John_Blaze

Posted April 06, 2000 - 03:31 PM

#20

I to am addicted to everything that has to do with dirt biking. Walking by the garage door I sometimes look in and go out and see if everything is okay(it always is).

My girlfriend just doesn't understand why every saturday me and my riding pals come over and strip down all of our bikes and clean them for 6 hours. My bike also looks brand new and I've had it for over a year (Bought in Mar. '99).

Now that we can ride here in Nevada, we have to spend Sundays Cleaning(and occasionally fixing), but now we need 7 hours for it. Happy riding! =)

John Campbell
Reno, Nevada
'99 XR442 - 442 Kit, 36mm Mikuni Pumper Carb, XR's Only Exhaust/Large Headers, Port and Polish,12.1/Compression Ratio, Protaper Bars and Scotts Steering Dampner/Triple Clamp, Race Tech Revalve Forks/Shock, Race Tech Springs(Forks/Shocks), and Aloop Seat/Tank Combo.




 
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