Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Surprise! TaDa!

I have a brand new shiny toy! A 2008 Suzuki Boulevard S40! Oh I love it! I had an old '83 Suzuki 650GS and that thing was a clunker and a little difficult for someone as vertically challenged as myself to ride. But this new one, is sweet and the seat height is perfect! I was a little nervous about riding it home, because it has been at least a year since I sold my old bike and I have not done much riding since. But it took about five minutes and it was like I had been riding it everyday!

Here is a picture of the old bike "The beast"
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It was a good first bike because frankly if can ride this you can ride anything. It was a seat height of 27 or 28 inches my feet never hit the ground flat it was top heavy and weighed about 500lbs.

Now the new bike, it is also a 650cc like the Beast but the packaging is so much better.
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And a front view
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I have a few accessories planned for her, some saddle bags, a windshield, engine case guard and light visors. She is running a little rough right now, only had 7/10 of a mile on her when I picked her up tonight so she needs some breaking in. I'm thinking maybe a sissy bar on the back so I have something to strap the spinning wheel to! What do you think?
I need a name for her, any thoughts?
I'm thinking about a name that bike contest but I have to think of a good prize and right now I can't think of anything. So just any thoughts you have on the subject would be appreciated at this point. LOL.

Hey Knat, what do you think?

Happy Knitting Everyone!

5 comments:

Bea said...

Cool. I wouldn't touch one with a 10 foot pole though.

Knatly said...

Oh! She's purdy! What a sweet ride!
So if your old bike was The Beast, this one could aptly be called Beauty!
You were quick posting photos -- I figured you'd still be out riding. LOL.
We'll have to get together and go riding sometime. Maybe we should go over and park right in front of Nettie's. I wonder how much the fine would be?

Sharon said...

yeah for shiny toys! Hmmm why does Suzie come to mind? Maybe my b/c my friend named her old truck that. My truck's name is Purl.

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Wow! I think you made the right choice! Great shot of the old and new, what a comparison! It's amazing how far we've come isn't it? I'm not a rider but I can see the difference in your photo's! Nice bike!

NH Knitting Mama said...

HOW FUN IS THAT? I am jealous (in a good way!)