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Postby Bauer » Sat Apr 26, 2008 3:29 pm

SlimJim wrote:Thank you both for the welcome Tigger and Rick, I am sure I will enjoy meeting all of you fine folks, unfortunately I will have to miss the rally this year :( , my daughter is graduating High School that weekend back in Florida so I will be out of town.. :D

And Tigger, I think I may have already heard the story of your "harrowing tale of trying to take the BRC" but I will be sure to ask Jim again... :lol:


At this point - the story is legendary! :lol: If you really want all the dirty secrets, there is a thread entitled "Wish me luck!" All the details of that nightmare of biblical proportions is located there, saved to a server for all eternity.

What is with everyone and the darn graduations on "our" weekend. I've had several members tell me that. Well, then you MUST make it to Oktoberfest. Debauchery abounds... oops, did I say that out loud? :lol:
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Postby Graybeard » Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:40 pm

Welcome, Slim! Stay safe and have fun! Say "Hey!" to JVB for me!
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Postby RocketMan » Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:59 pm

Ha Ha! Love the handle, you must have read my mind (or my post with the pics from the last meeting where I referred to you by that name with the picture of you. Ha Ha!) Now tell us did you're folks Really name Both of you Jim? :lol:

And welcome to the mad house that is BMW squared.

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Postby MrE » Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:35 pm

This is my brother Jim. And this is my other brother Jim.

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Postby SlimJim » Sun Apr 27, 2008 12:36 am

RocketMan wrote:Ha Ha! Love the handle, you must have read my mind (or my post with the pics from the last meeting where I referred to you by that name with the picture of you. Ha Ha!) Now tell us did you're folks Really name Both of you Jim? :lol:

And welcome to the mad house that is BMW squared.

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The name quite possibly originated from that post, Jim actually gave me the idea, he said he read it somewhere?? lol
As far as the names...I am the original Jim, my first name is James, and his middle name is James. He just doesn't like his first name!! Hopefully that will clear up some of the confusion?? :lol:
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Postby SlimJim » Sun Apr 27, 2008 12:38 am

mrenloe wrote:This is my brother Jim. And this is my other brother Jim.

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Welcome.


Thanks for the welcome...and NO, we don't have a brother named Darryl :lol:
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Postby Yellowjacket » Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:40 am

Hey SlimJim: Mistakes are what help us learn. Keep up the good learning and take the BRC. I still hear my instructor's voice shouting "Look through the turn!" and I do exactly that. You seem to be doing quite well. When you get tired of crouching all the time, you guys are welcome to stop by and you can ride my lowered GS.
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Postby SlimJim » Fri May 09, 2008 1:34 am

Thanks for the offer Yellow jacket, and I may take you up on it one day...but for the time being, I'll be glad to ride MY OWN 2 wheels!! I managed to get me a bike, I know it's not quite a BMW, but this bike will grow one day...LOL

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I got a good deal on it and it's very clean, and an overall great ride for the buck!

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Postby BMWGirl » Fri May 09, 2008 6:49 am

Hey Jim - I saw the bike last night - it is NIIIIIICE!!! Great looking bike - you didn't get a good buy - you STOLE that thing!! Man - what a deal you got!!!

Congrats on the new ride!!! Enjoy and Ride Safely!!!!
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Postby SlimJim » Fri May 09, 2008 7:58 am

BMRGirl wrote:Hey Jim - I saw the bike last night - it is NIIIIIICE!!! Great looking bike - you didn't get a good buy - you STOLE that thing!! Man - what a deal you got!!!

Congrats on the new ride!!! Enjoy and Ride Safely!!!!


Thanks sweetie! :wink:
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Postby SlimJim » Fri May 09, 2008 11:49 pm

A little more on my '93 CB750 Nighthawk, it runs great unfortunately it was dropped once and has a few dings in the tank, but other than that it is in excellent condition. I haven't had much chance to ride it due to the wet weather (my bro is hesitant to let me ride in the rain yet, which is alright with me). Hopefully one day this weekend I will reach my 1,000 mile mark, I am somewhere around 800 miles now, in just a few weeks of riding.

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Postby Hello Kitty » Sat May 10, 2008 5:56 am

Sweet! That'll get you pretty much anywhere you wanna go!
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Postby RJP3579 » Sat May 10, 2008 9:24 am

Sweet ride!! The first street bike I ever rode was a Nighthawk. Enjoy and congrats!!
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Postby Yellowjacket » Sat May 10, 2008 12:58 pm

Nice bike! I hear stories of riders taking coast to coast trips on Honda 350's years ago. 750 is a big step up. :lol: Low maintenance too! I practiced on a Honda 400 for a year before getting on a Kawasaki 750. You are a quick learner.
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Postby ERC Scott » Sun May 11, 2008 8:24 pm

Yellowjacket wrote:Nice bike! I hear stories of riders taking coast to coast trips on Honda 350's years ago. 750 is a big step up. :lol: Low maintenance too! I practiced on a Honda 400 for a year before getting on a Kawasaki 750. You are a quick learner.

When I first started street riding (early 70s) one of the highest performing bikes on the road was a Honda CB750. A few could outperform the CB, but they were quite a bit more costly. It was such a significant part of the evolution of post war bikes that "The Encyclopedia of the Motorcycle" (an excellent desk reference for people of our ilk BTW) features that bike on the front AND rear covers. Scott

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