Re: New here? Introduce yourself!
I'd like to introduce myself, I am Coyote Kid, I live in San Rafael, and I'd like to share a brief story about how I came to be posting here.
But first I want to say thanks to everyone who contributes to this site. I have been lurking around for about a month now and, WOW,
what a GREAT site, with so much helpful information, especially around safety issues.. Thank you
So, my story starts when I was a younger man and I rode a 69 Bonnie (when it was still new, my very first bike was a Hodaka, anybody ever heard of that??) I sold my last bike in the late 70's not thinking that that was the end of my riding career, but it was, up until 3 months ago that is.
In March, I called a buddy from the old days, just to say hi and check in after not seeing him for several years,
and he said that one of his friends had to bail on a planned ride from L.A. up to S.F and back, and did I want to fly to L.A. and ride the open bike.
And so after a 30 year absence I got on a Suzy SV1000 and and we rode 12 hour days for 2 days of a 4 day trip,
(after which I couldn't even hold a fork in my right hand).
The long dormant love affair was rekindled ablaze... WOW, bikes were never like this before...
after 30 years, I was instantly a much better rider than I had ever been before, OMG was I lit up..
And 2 days of that pace were more than enough for me, we were already up here,
plus they didn't need the bike, so they split. I could keep the bike and return it to L.A. whenever...
So I rode the Suzy around Marin and began to wonder what bike I would want for my own.
Enter Hattar Motor Sports, (which has become my favorite place to go to visit my wallet).
My first time there I saw a red S4RS with a Quat D on consignment, and my jaw dropped and is still agape.
But, being the prudent buyer, I had to check everything out,
and also I was very drawn to buying a Triumph as that was were I started from all those years ago.
And then, one day, after going there over a hundred times, and probably driving everyone crazy, the S4RS was gone..
Oh man, did I blow it by not reaching out for the bike that I really wanted??.. and a voice said, "trust, if this is to be your bike, it'll come around".
Sure enough a few days later there it was on Craigs list. I made contact with "Unrazzo", who I'm assuming folks know.
I took it for a 2 hour test ride out to Tomales (which is a great way to sell a bike)
and all i could say when i got back was, "I think I'd like to buy your bike".
This has been a most excellent mid life crisis / impulse buy, and I don't know what I was think'n,
cause, 30 year absence + 130 bhp = this bike has been kick'n my a** and I mean really..
Well a month later and a DP ECU + 14T, and we are finally starting to make nice,
and when we do, OMG, the glory of the swoops, and then turning Nicassio Reservoir into a big blue blur...
what a gift, to live here and ride these back roads...
Thank you everyone for taking the time to read this, I wanted to share my newly reborn passion for this wonderful sport,
and for how, at 55 years old, it lights me up all over again.
And I want to thank Unrazzo, its been a pleasure to buy your bike and to keep it in the family.