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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-23-2007, 11:49 PM Thread Starter
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A nice F4 story

So I picked up my bike in CT from its 600 mile service and rode an extended ride back to where I keep the bike back in NJ (I live in manhattan). I rode up the hudson on 9D and back down on 9W, an awesome ride and today was the perfect weather for a nice long ride.

So I get back to jersey and just cant stop riding, so I just wander aimlessly for 2 hours. Eventually, the orange fuel light comes on, so I find a service station thats still open and pull in for a fill-up...

Now, some of you may not know, but in NJ drivers are not trusted to pump their own gas - so every gas station in NJ is full service, they pump for you, that's the law. Well I pull in and park at the pump and the gasboy comes up and immediately starts firing questions about my bike. "What kind of bike is that? Where is it from? I've never seen one of these before! Can I take pics of it?"

So he takes the pump nozzles and selects premium, and then hands ME the nozzle...and says

"Here, you pump, I'm gonna take some pics, is that OK?"

So I start pumping gas (which I prefer to do anyhow), and he takes several camphone photos.

Hate to say this, but gotta love it!
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Great!

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NICE!!! i go through that every day. people are just attracted to these bikes, and they come with alot of questions as u mentioned.
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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-24-2007, 03:44 AM
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Very nice, I have to say I've always been a traditional Red/Silver person when it comes to colours on MV's but your black bike looks great Obmot.


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but I pop in here from time to time
. Come to think of it I don't have a garage since the old one burnt down!
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But.....a new one is currently rising from the ashes......watch this space!
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Cool! I know, fuelling with an MV takes always longer...

Even with a blue one John

What a beast of a motorcycle!
It growls and rages and flies across the tarmac like a wild animal that has escaped the confinement of a cage and after merely waiting restlessly until the release, will not endure being locked up ever again.


Skye I miss you. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.
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I rode my 1098 to a meet and greet in Norwalk yesterday. Mine was the 4th 1098 to arrive. I was in back of the pizza place talking with the other 1098 riders when one guy found out I owned an F4 1000. He jumped out of his seat. "Those are shit hot! Is it out front, mind if I take a look?" I told him I rode the 1098.

He sat down again.

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lol, yeah, the Japanese are really quiet when it comes to compliments. when i took mine to the shop to get new tires everyone who walked by stopped and stared. their eyes get all big and they whisper "sugoy!" (amazing) and "Agusta!" then they look at me and walk off. i was riding in the mountains and a bunch of American bicyclists saw me at a stoplight and they kept saying, "now THAT'S a nice bike!" and "I've never seen one of those!" it's fun. i wish i had this bike in the states.

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I love this story! It`s so easy to break the laws on these bikes, even when just sitting still and now someone has photos to prove it. LOL. Great story they really are eye openers.
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When I was out riding yesterday a van with two guys in went past and they looked in my direction. I swear I saw one of them mouthe "Poseur!" That's the more typical reaction in this country!

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