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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-18-2012, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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My Bride and I were planning on taking the trailer to Vincennes which is about a 17 mile one way trip. We were going to get a load of animal feed in the trailer. Well that is what we planned. We ended up driving to Evansville, IN, about 70 miles one way and then managed to drive another 70+ miles just for the fun of it. Came home with 9 bags of critter feed for the MILs menagery. Roughly 420 lbs. in the trailer.



I just calculated that every mile cost $.095 just for gasoline. The van would have been about $.20 a mile for gasoline.



We rolled the bike off the lift table and took some pictures of it clean. Got mud on the wheels just turning it around in the road. What a beautiful 82 degree day with 16 mph winds and partly cloudy sky. 30% chance of rain but the grimlem bell made it miss us. Hope all of you got a nice spring ride.



Here is a picture of it before we started really getting it dirty.








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Why in the world would anyone want their wing that clean?



Just kiddin' ya. Looks good and the savings hauling the feed was

worth the trip on it's own. Maybe next time you can pick up some tractor

parts or something.









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I have a lot of fun with my trailer. Sometimes when I have to go to Home Depot, I hook the trailer up to the bike and take it. That way I can make a motorcycle ride out of a trip to the store.

I was helping a friend to move once, and I took the bike with the trailer.





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Any day that ends in a Y is a good day to fly the goldwing. Only problem is that the swarms of suicidal bugs are a mess to clean up.



The bride also cleans up pretty good. She is upset that her legs are not long enough to reach the ground so she can solo. She wants a trike but that would mean that she would be riding it all the time and I would be stuck home.




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and they say black is the fastest color.... i got a purple one now lol


well for now its clean i doubt it will stay that clean for long

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