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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriels Horn View Post
    Maybe it's too sissy for all of you, but hey, its my butt
    Ride your own ride!!
    We all did it at our own pace... try any more than that, and you're asking for trouble.
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    Gabriel, not to worry. I started this thread as a bit of a goof because people make fun of others not not putting miles on their Runes.
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    it's not the MILES you put on your Rune, it's the SMILES you get from riding it!

    I'm not (quite) embarrassed that I've put precious few miles on her in the last few years ... life just keeps getting in the way. But all the miles she does get are FUN!
    I took her up on the Talimena Scenic Byway yesterday before it got TOO hot and came back on US59 ... so all together, I had 1-1/2 hours of moderate to severe twisties and 1-1/2 hours of glorious FUN. Even without any pegscraping! Some guy on a sport tourer ... either a Beemer or an ST1300 ... tried to outgun me, but never managed to shake me. I think the ride (or the pressure) was getting to him since he pulled off after 25 miles of tight turns at great speeds. Awesome ride!

    In the last year, the Rune has only gotten 150-200 miles because of working too much and because it's been too danged HOT (while the Wing got 20,000 miles running to and from work) ... but I'm looking forward to a 760 miles ride on Thursday and even more miles getting back home Monday and Tuesday. And in between, there'll be more riding around Erwin to make up for keeping her cooped up in the shop all year!
    It's too bad that "common sense" isn't

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon Wing View Post
    Gabriel, not to worry. I started this thread as a bit of a goof because people make fun of others not not putting miles on their Runes.
    I have the opposite problem. I've had the bike about 19 months and 17000 miles now. My other bike, bought new, and at one time the love of my life, sits in the garage collecting dust. I know these bikes will last a long time, but I'm sometimes torn between riding it and 'saving it'. There will never be another like it.

    But like so many of my other vices, I give in. Rain, cold (and snow!), hot weather, day, night. It's an addiction. Is there a 12-step program for Runes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveC View Post
    Is there a 12-step program for Runes?
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    Yes, there is...

    Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov and Dec.

    I, like you, am on step 8 of 12 this year...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveC View Post
    I have the opposite problem. I've had the bike about 19 months and 17000 miles now. My other bike, bought new, and at one time the love of my life, sits in the garage collecting dust. I know these bikes will last a long time, but I'm sometimes torn between riding it and 'saving it'. There will never be another like it.

    But like so many of my other vices, I give in. Rain, cold (and snow!), hot weather, day, night. It's an addiction. Is there a 12-step program for Runes?
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    That's a good one Steve. There is some cognitive dissonance there. We love to ride the bike and we know there are just a few left as well as spare parts. Could be a problem down the road.
    Stress is self induced-Cure; ride a Rune

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3putt View Post
    That's a good one Steve. There is some cognitive dissonance there. We love to ride the bike and we know there are just a few left as well as spare parts. Could be a problem down the road.
    Are you allowed to use phrases like "cognitive dissonance" on a motorcycle forum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveC View Post
    Are you allowed to use phrases like "cognitive dissonance" on a motorcycle forum?

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    UH sorry; how about "love to ride, afraid of getting bit on the a$$????
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveC View Post
    Are you allowed to use phrases like "cognitive dissonance" on a motorcycle forum?
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    Dang...6k miles...thing is starting to wear out...



    Aspen leaves were changing...looked amazing. Not the most scenic place to stop, but only one that was not full of minivans.

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    You're so right; it's plumb wore out: I'll come over with my trailer and pick that eyesore up...
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    Thanks for the pics
    Fall is my favorite time to ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon Wing View Post
    Dang...6k miles...thing is starting to wear out...



    Aspen leaves were changing...looked amazing. Not the most scenic place to stop, but only one that was not full of minivans.

    ... and a beautiful day and a full tank of gas!

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    Skibum;
    Keep that Rune away from Dr Dave or he'll dissect it.
    Can I borrow your Rune for a week??????
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    AMAZING how the fuel gauge always shows FULL!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by baiao View Post
    AMAZING how the fuel gauge always shows FULL!!
    Awesome picture
    After I noticed the paint peeling off the bottom of my radiator cover caused by fuel being vented, I decided to fuel up DURING rides. In the past I would fill up at the end of a ride at a gas station 1 mile from my house. I am hoping that will keep it from venting and sitting, ruining the new paint.
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    Out for a little ride in the N. Georgia Mountains this afternoon...

    Still some color in the lower elevations, but up in the mountains... it's dull and most of the leaves have fallen.



    All Threes ...
    3 bars on the fuel
    33 miles per hour
    33333 on the odometer

    Should be 44444 before the Rune Rally... I hope!

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    Very cool Loon!
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    Very cool Nate
    That must have taken some good timing for that PIC
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