350 mile day!

Jacuzzi jacuzzi2313@sbcglobal.net
Sun, 2 May 2004 10:33:38 -0400

Craig, thank you for sharing your final ride with Don.  Those of us who
didn't know him, have honored his memory by sharing your ride with him.  I
don't look forward to making the ride that you did.  I hope I never have to.

Jacuzzi #2313
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Craig Goldstein" <Craigmri@earthlink.net>
To: "New MIG list" <migcruisers@autox.team.net>
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2004 7:09 AM
Subject: 350 mile day!

> aMIGos,
> Yesterday I rode the new(errr.used) SV1000S across the state to Palm Coast
> for final services for my buddy Don.  He was cremated and his remains were
> placed in a mausoleum along side his late Wife's.
> Dozens of Don's riding buddies all met at the Iron Horse Saloon.  We spent
> an hour or so socializing and remembering our good friend.  From there we
> left to head north to the church in Palm Coast.  During the ride up Don's
> friend George(riding a big dresser harley) pulled along side of me and
> side by side with me for about 10 minutes.  Initially I thought."We really
> should be riding staggard" but when I glanced over at Georges bike I
> discovered he was carrying Don's Urn.  It was at this point I became a
> little emotional considering that this was the last time I will ever get
> ride with Don.  I really felt his presence.  The service was heartwarming
> and I got to say hello and goodbye to so many of Don's friends who I
> got to know very well.  BTW, I thanked George for what he had done for me.
> The ride to and fro was great!  They called for afternoon thunderstorms
> I was convinced that I would encounter them on my return trip however I
> believe Don negotiated with the rain gods to get me home safe and Dry  ;-)
> The SV1000S is a totally unique ride.  The ergo's are very aggressive and
> after 350 miles I really felt it.  This bike needs a throttle lock so I
> rest my throttle hand.  The fuel injected 1000 cc V-Twin pumps out about
> hp yet still averaged 48 MPG on yesterdays ride.  The Bike handles and
> brakes as well as my F4i did and sounds like a Ducati.  Oh..Its metallic
> Silver.  I call my SV1000S  "Silver Thunder".
> I've ridden a lot of bikes over the last 7 years.  One favorite was the
> Aprilia Falco.  It too is a 1000cc V-twin half faired bike.  The Sv1000S
> so similar to the falco only half the price and easier to maintain.  The
> SV650's are selling like hot cakes wereas the SV1000 is selling slow.
> out people who want a sportbike are going for the Inline 4's opposed to
> big Twin's.  This factor enabled me to score a low mile(1500 miles)
> for under $6000 and get to enjoy a bike that not everyone else on the road
> rides.  As good as this bike sounds now I will soon be adding two
> aftermarket Mufflers to unleash the beast in it.  My neighbor has the
> TL-R(similar bike only fully faired) with Yoshimura canisters and it rocks
> the neighborhood.  Mine will be from Two Brothers Racing.
> http://www.twobros.com/cgi-bin/shopper?search=action
> art=0&template=Templates/TBRSearchResult-Simple-Suz-SV1000-SO.html>
> V1000-SO.html
> Hope everyone has a great weekend.  Stay safe, love your family and hold
> your friends dear.  This shit is all temporary so savor every moment.
> Craig
> MIG #2
> SV1000S
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