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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-05-2008, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
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Damn! Peppy little 600



With my Car being out of commision lately due to a blown FINAL DRIVE in the Tranny, I've been forced to ride the bike to work (Which hasn't been the most pleasurable experience due to the low temps)....

So last night I'm coming home at about 8pm and lets just say I think I was riding a bit more aggressively just to keep my adrenaline pumping and keep the blood moving

And Damn was the 600rr Running PEPPY last night! Just rolling into the throttle I had the front tire coming up like crazy! GOTTA LUV THE COOL WEATHER PERFORMANCE!

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yep, and wait till you get your turbo back from the shop. even more added benefits with the cold.

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I rode to work last night. Went in at 1030, left at 230am. Was a little chilly, but the duc was purring like a kitten. Coldest I ever rode was when I bought Smartdrugs speed four. It was 7 degrees when I pulled into the driveway.
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The coldest i've ridden was 30 and it was fawkin cold but smiling the whole 7 miles


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I rode to work last night. Went in at 1030, left at 230am. Was a little chilly, but the duc was purring like a kitten. Coldest I ever rode was when I bought Smartdrugs speed four. It was 7 degrees when I pulled into the driveway.
And your squidly ass was only wearing a bandana!



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And your squidly ass was only wearing a bandana!
Are you focking kidding me, 7 degrees with a BANDANA????

The coldest I have ridden was 17 degrees last Thanksgiving.
Full gear on, and it still took me a couple of days to thaw out.

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I think the rule is for every degree cooler the intake air is you pick up like 0.4%
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And your squidly ass was only wearing a bandana!



Glad you've made the switch to gear brother man.
I admit, Im a reformed squid. I was wearing flannel jeans, ski jacket, and thin neopreen gloves. The hardest thing was the S4 had bald ass tires, and there was ice and in some parts snow. I slid dirttrack style, and almost didn't make it up a hill. I was so cold I came in the house and threw up.
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I was so cold I came in the house and threw up.
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I think the rule is for every degree cooler the intake air is you pick up like 0.4%
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I think your rite with that.

Yea, the coldest I think I've ever ridden was like 38-40 or something and it was just barely Snow Flurries, it was the first year I owned a bike and I was loving every second of it!

I've had 2 turbo vehicles including the one I have now and I love em' in the winter!

I miss my car, STUPID TRANSMISSION!

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I miss my car, STUPID TRANSMISSION!
thought you said it was the rear diff?

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Whats the deal no service loaners from subaru? I thought it was a warranty repair.

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Remember the blizzard of 01 (in March)
I rode my buds brand new gixxer 600 from Xtreme in Hammond to Romeoville throught it.. We are talking 12"+ of snow. I was riding ruts down the expressway with semis blasting by either side of me.. I jumped it a couple times when the tire spun up then caught.. it was the scariest hour + of my life... Almost pitched it off the side of an elevated offramp in joliet.. leaned her in and she slid all the way to the edge of the road before the tires caught and the suspension almost bottomed out.

He was driving beside or behind me...
I stopped off and borrowed a buddies snow mobiling jacket and gloves.. but was in an arai helmet

Still cant believe I did that.. dumb as hell..
all because he wanted his bike home THAT DAY!

To this day I do not know how I did not crash

craziness...
Gonna miss him.. Dont have any other friends to do shit that stupid anymore .. haha
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dude I wouldn't even think about riding a sport bike in the snow with any of the tires that are likely to be on it. even awd cars with summer tires don't do shit when it snows.

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I saw a guy wearing a scarf yesterday. He wasn't wearing a helmet (or a hat) so whats up with that?

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thought you said it was the rear diff?
No they said they THINK (No Final word yet) that it's the Final Drive in the Trans....

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Whats the deal no service loaners from subaru? I thought it was a warranty repair.
Yea man I don't even know! The service department at Subaru in Joliet seems to be a bunch of FUCKTARDS!

I dropped off my ride like thurs nite or something, called in thurs. afternoon trying to set something up, no answers in service and no return phone calls from my VM I left. So I get it towed up there Thursday night anyway call in Friday AFTERNOON (Mind you no call to verify reciept of my 2005 LEGACY!) Guy answers and tells me he's got a tech looking at it but no final word yet and no call for the rest of the day. Now I'm sitting here screwed for the weekend with no final confirmation as to whats goin on.....

NOT IMPRESSED SO FAR!!!!

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Dude, go there and sit down with the service writer be nice and get a full update on the situation. If he is unable to do that to your satisfaction ask to see the service manager you should not be in this situation keep your cool and refrain from blowing up at the dealer. If they can't handle things to your satisfaction call Subaru directly and get ahold of the regional service manager.

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I saw a guy wearing a scarf yesterday. He wasn't wearing a helmet (or a hat) so whats up with that?
He must think he's the Red Baron.

I am for full gear no matter the weather. The thing that gets me is the guys who won't wear it even when their temp would be perfect with it on.
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He must think he's the Red Baron.

I am for full gear no matter the weather. The thing that gets me is the guys who won't wear it even when their temp would be perfect with it on.
I saw him too
Leather helmet.. Right?

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dude I wouldn't even think about riding a sport bike in the snow with any of the tires that are likely to be on it. even awd cars with summer tires don't do shit when it snows.
I miss being invincible.
it was completely foolish
it was absolutely miserable
it is one of my best memories ever...

You know.. Most of those absolutely terribly stupid horrible things to do that become one of those life shaping things... assuming you survive and or dont crash
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i rode home friday at midnight. weather.com and my thermostat were showing 39 out. riding to work was perfect. i figured since the honda runs so hot it would be perfect for the ride home. i was wrong. i couldn't get that fugger above 170 and spent every minute looking like wannabe boy racer hiding behind my itty bitty windscreen. i would have been better off with the kawasaki running cooler, but a double bubble to lay behind.

40 is about my breaking point, but that first ride in those temperatures is always a rough one. just think! in about 5 months, 40 degrees will feel like a scorching desert day.
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No they said they THINK (No Final word yet) that it's the Final Drive in the Trans....


Yea man I don't even know! The service department at Subaru in Joliet seems to be a bunch of FUCKTARDS!

I dropped off my ride like thurs nite or something, called in thurs. afternoon trying to set something up, no answers in service and no return phone calls from my VM I left. So I get it towed up there Thursday night anyway call in Friday AFTERNOON (Mind you no call to verify reciept of my 2005 LEGACY!) Guy answers and tells me he's got a tech looking at it but no final word yet and no call for the rest of the day. Now I'm sitting here screwed for the weekend with no final confirmation as to whats goin on.....

NOT IMPRESSED SO FAR!!!!
is this subaru service dept part of bill jacobs..if so..good luck they gave me nothing but problems.

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is this subaru service dept part of bill jacobs..if so..good luck they gave me nothing but problems.
Yes Ma'am..... But after today I'm hoping things are going in the rite direction.

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