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« on: March 14, 2012, 03:42:41 PM »

  It fits!  Can you spell T-R-A-C-K  D-A-Y?

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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2012, 03:53:23 PM »

where the is will, there is a way.  Lol nice job with the sport utility van
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2012, 03:54:06 PM »

Nice.  Did you get it in there by yourself?  And thanks for fixing the license plate it was making me dizzy.
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2012, 03:58:59 PM »

  My neighbor hollered, "You want some help?"  I told him, "No. Thanks anyway."  I said, "I need to learn how to do this on my own, so when help is NOT available, I will manage all right."  BTW, it took about 45 minutes to figure out what had to be removed for height clearance, and where to use some 2x4 boards for ground clearance.
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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2012, 04:09:23 PM »

Cool!  Are ther places to attach tie downs in there?  Getting run over by ones own motorcycle moments after hitting something with ones minivan would really suck!
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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2012, 04:15:36 PM »

A minivan will also serve well as a junk hauler in case you wad that thing into a boat anchor at trackday.  Just sayin'.  Lol
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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2012, 04:33:04 PM »


Cool!  Are ther places to attach tie downs in there?  Getting run over by ones own motorcycle moments after hitting something with ones minivan would really suck!


There are several tie-down points, since the second row seats are removable.
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« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2012, 04:33:56 PM »


A minivan will also serve well as a junk hauler in case you wad that thing into a boat anchor at trackday.  Just sayin'.  Lol


Thanks Ben, for your ever-present confidence in my riding!
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« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2012, 04:43:38 PM »


A minivan will also serve well as a junk hauler in case you wad that thing into a boat anchor at trackday.  Just sayin'.  Lol


Real men run what they brung...

Ride it there.

Run it all day long.

Ride it home.

Of course, with an ST or FJR, you won't even need to refuel to get there and back again after a track day... Lol
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Real men run what they brung...

Ride it there.

Run it all day long.

Ride it home.

Of course, with an ST or FJR, you won't even need to refuel to get there and back again after a track day... Lol


I'll never ride to a track day - tracks are too far, and I'm wiped out by the end of the day.  And most track bikes aren't street legal.  BUT - my inlaws have a summer place in South Haven, MI near the Gingerman track - I'd ride to and from there (10 minutes or so) for a track day...
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« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2012, 05:40:43 PM »

Awesome, Kris!  Thumbsup Thumbsup  

That bike is too pretty to toss down the road. Just sayin'.  Wink
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« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2012, 05:44:20 PM »

Reminds me of the commercial where the mom and kids save the dad by picking him and his non-running dirt bike from the side of the road and he wheels it into the back of the minivan...

When I got my wife a new minivan, a condition at the dealership was they install a hitch so I could tow a trailer...
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« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2012, 07:33:20 PM »

the minivan can serve as a tent also.
 
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« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2012, 07:37:09 PM »

I wish I knew you were doing this today, .............................I would have taken a vacation day to watch with a beer.
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« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2012, 08:22:18 PM »



What did the wife say about this?????

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I think that going be an entirely different thread.
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« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2012, 08:27:12 PM »

Nice track bike!

Oh, and I love minivans! We're shopping for a new one right now. We've been without one since our faithful Nissan Quest gave up the ghost with well over 350k miles on it. Bought it with 88k.

I also love a station wagon. We've been relying on mine for the big hauls the minivan used to make, but it isn't quite up to the same tasks.
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« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2012, 09:39:56 PM »

Yes, the minivan does rule!   Bigok
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« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2012, 09:47:33 PM »


Reminds me of the commercial where the mom and kids save the dad by picking him and his non-running dirt bike from the side of the road and he wheels it into the back of the minivan...

When I got my wife a new minivan, a condition at the dealership was they install a hitch so I could tow a trailer...


I knew that a trailer was just not going to fly due to storage and cost.


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She saw a pic this evening and said, "Nice." with little enthusiasm.

Nice track bike!

Oh, and I love minivans! We're shopping for a new one right now. We've been without one since our faithful Nissan Quest gave up the ghost with well over 350k miles on it. Bought it with 88k.


WELL OVER 350K?  Holy crap, man!


I think that going be an entirely different thread.


Definitely one of your funniest posts, Ed.  I laughed out loud!
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« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2012, 12:07:19 AM »

Nice!  Thumbsup
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« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2012, 12:16:24 AM »


Cool!  Are ther places to attach tie downs in there?  Getting run over by ones own motorcycle moments after hitting something with ones minivan would really suck!


I'm thinking the vacant seat anchors. They are pretty beefy in my sienna anyhow.
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« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2012, 06:33:04 AM »



I knew that a trailer was just not going to fly due to storage and cost.


She saw a pic this evening and said, "Nice." with little enthusiasm.

WELL OVER 350K?  Holy crap, man!


Definitely one of your funniest posts, Ed.  I laughed out loud!

Yup, 350k. It just refused to die. Actually,  it still ran OK, it sheared the locating pin for the crank pulley and destroyed the end on the crank, thanks to an AC pump that froze.

We usually swap vehicles out every other year, sometimes less. That one stayed around for 8 years. Most reliable machine I've ever had.

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« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2012, 06:37:38 AM »

I knew a guy that had a Mazda MPV with over 600,000 kilometers on it, and still going strong. (375,000 miles)

One like this AWD:

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« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2012, 10:12:03 AM »

My little brothers best friend has a mini-van, he refers to it as the man-van Headscratch anyway, I 'll send him your pics I'm sure he will enjoy them..
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« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2012, 11:42:23 AM »

Back in the day I tried to buy the wife a mini van and ended up with an eddie baur expedition.

Man we burned up a lot of gas with that thing.  Of course the mini van would not have pulled eight atvs.
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« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2012, 08:08:18 PM »

lmao, @minivans. to funny!
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« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2012, 11:08:03 PM »

I used one of the Harbor Freight motorcycle stands/wheel chocks in the Town & Country for the Gixxer.  It was clamped and bolted to the 2nd row seat anchors.  Worked real nice and now serves duty on the trailer.
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