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I want to give a huge THANKS! to Scott S. - my new (to me) '00 900ie was shipped in today to the North American Van Lines depot in Santa Fe Springs - around 25 miles up the hectic 5 freeway from my house.

My original plan was to have my wife drop me off and I'd ride it back. But then I got to thinking - what if it doesn't start, what if the battery died during the 2 week shipping, what if a tire is flat, etc. etc. etc.

Scott responded to a post of mine with a very generous offer to take me in his pickup truck to get the bike. Pretty nice to offer up to a DMB newbie!

Everything went smoothly - I was nervous because I bought the bike off ebay without ever seeing it in person. But she turned out to be very, very nice! The seller was a good guy who very accurately described the bike.

Scott helped me gas her up, reconnect the battery, and we fired her up. Sounds great with the Leo Vinces! I did a couple of tentative laps around the block (had to get back to work), but can tell this is a VERY different experience than my previous inline 4 Japanese sport bikes.

I am extremely stoked! ;D

Here's a couple of pics at the Depot - that is Scott and his truck.





The only downside was seeing Scott's totally tricked out S4 - that thing is gonna give my 2 valver an inferiority complex! "Monster" is a truly fitting name for Scott's ride.

Thanks again, Scott - it was a pleasure meeting you and let's ride soon! Lunch/dinner is on me!
 

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Congratulations!! She's a beauty, that's for sure.

Now you've just gotta change your sig... ;D
 
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All right - changed it! Actually, I like the new sig much better than the old one!
 
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Yeah, I think I was kidding myself that I could come back to work and actually get any work done!

I've given up and am headed out the door - straight to my garage! I'm like a kid a Christmas ;D

The shipping company I used was called JC Motors in Costa Mesa, California. Although I think they were just a broker and North American Van Lines actually did all the work. If anyone needs a shipper, I'd definately recommend them. The price was a LOT lower than most others. The price also included some nice tie downs and a brand new cover. They have a great on line tracking system so I could check every 2 hours and see where my bike was! They delivered it a day ahead of schedule, no damage, very smooth and easy transaction.

Vrroom! 8)
 

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Nice Duc!!!!
Scott.S is the man!
 

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cool story, great bike, its funny do you think if you bought a jap bike off e-bay, somebody you hardly know would have helped in such a huge way? just goes to show the class of people that ride ducs and post here........ congrats again [smiley=waytogo.gif]
 

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Sweet ride! [smiley=waytogo.gif] Congratulatons! I hear you on the not getting anything done while you know your new ride is out there waiting for you! There should be a minimum 2 week grace period from all major responsibilities following the purchase of a new bike. ;)

And huge props to Scott for helping him get his bike... motorcycle people are the best, I swear! :)
 
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