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Offline silvershadow

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« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2006, 04:25:11 PM »
Hey there,
  Just took the bike out yesterday.  Saw about 30 HD's.  Were are the B12s here on the north side of Indy.
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« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2006, 12:11:10 AM »
First post here, y'all!!!

Drinkin' here in Bloomington, IN! Anyone from South Central IN?

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« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2006, 09:46:47 PM »
Welcome from Boilermaker country ! :beers:

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« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2006, 06:24:27 AM »
An here is one in Fishers, IN.
Hi Guys.

Offline WEINERDOGBONE

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« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2006, 03:34:01 PM »
:banana: Welcome to you too !

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« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2006, 11:40:47 PM »
silvershadow, whereabouts are you on the north side of Indy?

Offline PaulVS

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« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2006, 11:44:19 PM »
Not Indiana... but about 20 minutes west.  :wink:


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« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2006, 04:01:40 PM »
I am in Fishers too.  Right off of 146 and Cumberland.  I just got my b12 this past winter from Noblesville Honda.
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Offline WabashMX5

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« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2006, 06:22:02 PM »
Lafayette resident here, likely to get an '03 1200S this coming week.  :beers:
'03 VW GTI 1.8T
'91 VW Jetta Carat
'94 Mazda Miata

'03 Suzuki Bandit 1200S
'85 Kawasaki 454LTD

Five vehicles for two drivers?  Sounds about right to me....

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« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2006, 12:16:57 PM »
I knew you were here when I saw Wabash in you screen name. Welcome.

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« Reply #25 on: May 29, 2006, 06:17:15 PM »
Thanks — the "Wabash" is actually for Wabash College, 30 miles south in Crawfordsville, but it's still a pretty good regional clue.

Wouldn't suppose any locals know anything of the history of the low-mileage '03 B1200S over at Phoenix?  Unless some better bargain leaps out before tomorrow (quite unlikely), looks like the '85 Kawasaki 454LTD will become my wife's learner and I'll be stepping up in a big way. :grin: Anyone around here the original owner, by any chance?  Looks like it's bone-stock except for a throttle lock.

It'll be a big jump, but I've ridden off and on since '99, I've done ABATE (and plan to do so again this summer), and I'm enough of a grown-up that I'm not going to feel compelled to twist the throttle just because it's there.  Maybe I can even set a positive example for a friend of mine who's starting to act borderline "squidly" on his R6....
'03 VW GTI 1.8T
'91 VW Jetta Carat
'94 Mazda Miata

'03 Suzuki Bandit 1200S
'85 Kawasaki 454LTD

Five vehicles for two drivers?  Sounds about right to me....

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« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2006, 01:29:23 AM »
I bought my B12 from Phoenix. They have always been very good to me. Just as a coincidence, My late father in law taught Econ at Wabash.

I bet you'll find that the B12 is pretty tame unless you want to get crazy with the throttle.

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« Reply #27 on: May 30, 2006, 04:27:27 PM »
Quote from: WEINERDOGBONE
I bet you'll find that the B12 is pretty tame unless you want to get crazy with the throttle.


Yeah, the test-ride impressed me with how docile and civilized it is under part-throttle. I could tell it's painfully lean stock, but aside from a slow warm-up even on a hot day, it was fine. And considering the power jump from an older 450, I doubt I'd feel compelled to do the pipe-and-jet this season. ;)

Complicating the decision is a very clean '01 ZR-7S I've found in the southern part of the state for a couple thou less.  Odds are I go B12 anyway -- I feel ready for a "keep-forever" bike.

Anyone willing to share what Tippecanoe County charges to plate a late-model B12?  It's not a big concern of mine, but nice to know in advance....[/quote]
'03 VW GTI 1.8T
'91 VW Jetta Carat
'94 Mazda Miata

'03 Suzuki Bandit 1200S
'85 Kawasaki 454LTD

Five vehicles for two drivers?  Sounds about right to me....

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« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2006, 12:26:54 AM »
I think it's about $80.00 a year after you get stroked for your orignal sales tax and a $20.00 wheel tax. Oh yeah, they also get you for a new title charge which is $10.00 I think and the cost of the actual metal plate which is $9.00 if memory serves. You are looking at $119.00 plus some more taxes. I'm thinking $200.00 to $250.00 total. Sucks doesn't it.

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« Reply #29 on: May 31, 2006, 08:08:05 AM »
Well, I'll find out about plate fees soon enough — we got it last night, and have already put about 100 miles on it (mostly solo, but a little two-up with my wife).  Wow — what a versatile, comfortable, do-everything machine!  Gratuitous photo, just for fun:


The only glitch is that under very light throttle and low engine speeds, it kind of "chugs" or "chuffs" along, wanting to be downshifted one gear.  If it weren't such a powerful bike, I'd think I was lugging the engine a bit, but I don't think that's it — this happens on level roads around 2,000 rpm, when it idles at a pretty solid 1,400 to 1,500 rpm warm, and any acceleration pulls smoothly even from down low like that.  Is that just a little "lean surging," or is something else going on?

I'll keep my eye out for other local Banditos, and for awhile, you'll know me by the paper delaer-temp plate!  :motorsmile:
'03 VW GTI 1.8T
'91 VW Jetta Carat
'94 Mazda Miata

'03 Suzuki Bandit 1200S
'85 Kawasaki 454LTD

Five vehicles for two drivers?  Sounds about right to me....