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    Yesterday after a long day of working a motorcycle show and getting bikes loaded on a semi to haul back to the dealer I rode the tdub home.



    I was really cold all after being outside with a t-shirt in the 40 degree weather getting things loaded up and when I got on tdub I did not have an really warm clothes.



    My normal route has about 5 miles of divided highway that I have had her up to 50 indicated tops. It just reached about 600 miles and I decided this was the right day to let it rip.



    So I was in a full tuck resting on my stuffed tank bag to keep the wind off my chest and my feet were on the passenger pegs. I opened the throttle until there was no more place to go. Slowly I started to gain speed and soon I was pulling back and passing slower traffic. I almost let off but thought "hey how often do you get the opportunity to pass traffic on a tdub?" and kept into it.



    Now the earth may or may not have had a slight decline at that point but I was surprised nonetheless to look down and see 75mph indicated! I thought what a fine beast this is and let go of the tight twist I had put on the throttle.



    It was the fastest commute on the tdub and it was really fun.
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    Wow! Mine will only get up to 65mph, perhaps with a brisk tailwind and a slight downhill grade I could get up to 70mph?? That must have been fun!



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    " It just reached about 600 miles and I decided this was the right day to let it rip."



    I like this sentence.



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    Quote Originally Posted by billmags View Post
    " It just reached about 600 miles and I decided this was the right day to let it rip."



    I like this sentence.



    My T-dub hasn't seen a highway as of yet. Well, she only has a 100mi on her.

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    Being 265 and having broad shoulders 55 with no wind is a good day lol. I have to say that this little bike is great. I have a couple of vtwins for the highway cruising, but for around my small town and in thw woods the TW is the bike to have. I am trying to get my wife to learn to drive it. I think if she could get the hands and feet together she would enjoy it.

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    It was fun and funny. I wonder what the people in the cars thought as I flew by in a full tuck feet to the back and the screaming tdub under me. I don't plan on riding it like that very often but I made sense last night. I also have other rides that are better for the street but I am pretty content with my 20 miles to work and back on the Tdub. I fill up the tank and ride the week on $6.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephenmarklay View Post
    It was fun and funny. I wonder what the people in the cars thought as I flew by in a full tuck feet to the back and the screaming tdub under me. I don't plan on riding it like that very often but I made sense last night. I also have other rides that are better for the street but I am pretty content with my 20 miles to work and back on the Tdub. I fill up the tank and ride the week on $6.
    Have you found any other TW riders in Spokane Stephen? I probably walked right by you at the motorcycle show. It was pretty cold after the show on Sunday. I felt sorry for the riders leaving the show Sunday, thats why I went Friday.
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    They are pretty amazing DS bikes......indeed!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by "lil" Tommy View Post
    Have you found any other TW riders in Spokane Stephen? I probably walked right by you at the motorcycle show. It was pretty cold after the show on Sunday. I felt sorry for the riders leaving the show Sunday, thats why I went Friday.


    I bet you did. I was working the westside display (Ducati . We all had on blue BMW shirts.



    Oh wait I was at the store in Friday and the Show part of Saturday and all Sunday. I have talked to several owners and even a member at the show. I am always up selling the Tdubs!
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