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Offline tvbiker

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« on: February 06, 2017, 03:03:54 PM »
Hello!
New to the group and looking forward to the community!
I've been riding since '97. Started out on this '85 Nighthawk which I still have.
After coming to Alabama in 2006 I started to ride quite a lot, and needed an upgrade. Picked up a new '08 VFR800 ABS at Southern Powersports for next to nothing - previous model year, so they were trying to unload it. I only rode it for 6 months, never got comfortable on it, so moved on up to an '09 Tiger 1050. Brilliant bike. Been all over the map on this bike. This summer did a really nice 6400 mile trip from Birmingham down to I-10 and across to California, up the PCH and into Oregon, then across Wyoming and Nebraska back to Birmingham in about 2 weeks. Good ride!
As much as I hate to sell the Tiger, I need to make room for a "new" bike. Between 2011 and 2016 I worked as an engineer for Motus Motorcycles in Birmingham. I'm sure a few of you have heard of it. Well they've given me the opportunity to purchase one of the original 5 test bikes, so I'm going to jump on that! I took it for a re-familiarization ride this weekend and snapped this shot at the Barber Museum.
So that's me. I hope to see y'all out on the roads!
-Tom

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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2017, 03:45:17 PM »
Welcome from Huntsville. 

Offline KevinB

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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2017, 04:07:07 PM »
Welcome, nice bikes...love the blue on the Tiger and Motus.

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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2017, 04:10:26 PM »
Welcome from Scottsboro.

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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2017, 04:52:40 PM »
Welcome from Birmingham, Tom.  Keep an eye on the Let's Ride, Planned rides, and Events threads. Jump in when you see something you like. Sure wish that was the Tiger I'm looking for 8)
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Offline Guidedawg

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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2017, 08:54:49 AM »
Welcome from Montgomery!  One of the 5 test bikes? That's pretty cool.

Offline Chuck A.

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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2017, 08:37:14 PM »
Welcome from Hartselle. Careful about getting to close to Barbers Museum with that bike. George might buy it out from under you.
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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2017, 09:09:33 PM »
Welcome from the other Montgomery rider. That bike looks pretty fast sitting still.
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« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2017, 05:43:13 AM »
Welcome from the only! (I think) Slapout, Ala. rider.

Stewart
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« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2017, 07:45:49 AM »
Welcome from Chilton County!

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« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2017, 08:23:54 AM »
Welcome from Hoover!

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« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2017, 08:13:58 AM »
Thanks y'all!

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« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2017, 07:15:29 PM »
Welcome from another of the Huntsville riders!
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« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2017, 08:43:24 AM »
Welcome ! Looking forward to seeing more pics of the Motus, oh and you !  ;D
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« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2017, 08:53:40 AM »
Always liked the motus's. Wonder how long it'll take one to get to the 5k range in price lol. And welcome to the nuthouse....