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    I know we had one of these before, it's time to refresh this topic and post (or repost) your toys.

    Here's mine. I've only seen 90 in it so far. But when they were new they were supposed to run up to 152 mph before the rev limiter would slow it down.







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    Sweet ride...

    Not my personal style, but sweet none-the-less.
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    I have a 2002 Deville (Northstar) that I modded as much as I could. All of the low hanging fruit was pretty much picked at the factory. I added new Corsa exhaust and found a guy to tune my pcm. Speed limiter removed (150mph), red line shifts increased and a few other minor adjustments. 350 hp and 0-60 in 6.2. Dyno sheet and pics are on my old pc that froze after I got a nasty ass virus.

    Last spring I picked up a new 2007 Yamaha Warrior. Pics in my profile. 1700cc 102 cu. I added a power commander 3 and ground pounder exhaust. Its a heavy beast and only does 130 from what other guys have said. Its a real torque monster. This thing grunts more than the heifer I picked up at the bar last night. This was the bike that called out to me when I saw it and I am really happy with it.
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    Thanks RD, I have been waiting many years to find a good garage keeper......
    Mark, post up some pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    I have a 2002 Deville (Northstar) that I modded as much as I could. All of the low hanging fruit was pretty much picked at the factory. I added new Corsa exhaust and found a guy to tune my pcm. Speed limiter removed (150mph), red line shifts increased and a few other minor adjustments. 350 hp and 0-60 in 6.2. Dyno sheet and pics are on my old pc that froze after I got a nasty ass virus.

    Last spring I picked up a new 2007 Yamaha Warrior. Pics in my profile. 1700cc 102 cu. I added a power commander 3 and ground pounder exhaust. Its a heavy beast and only does 130 from what other guys have said. Its a real torque monster. This thing grunts more than the heifer I picked up at the bar last night. This was the bike that called out to me when I saw it and I am really happy with it.
    Warrior's a good bike Mark. I'm going for the Honda 1800 VTX-R myself, hoping around Feb. Will post pics when I get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RD_Wrangler View Post
    Warrior's a good bike Mark. I'm going for the Honda 1800 VTX-R myself, hoping around Feb. Will post pics when I get it.
    From my searching, that looks like a beast! Some serious hp and torque there... looks like a nice power cruser.

    Did you see the new Triumph 111? I would give that a serious look if I was in the market again. unreal man.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvjOZ...ayer_embedded#

    I like the Warrior because its good in the twisties and handles like a sportbike. Now I gotta go find my pics - my bikes in the basement for the winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    From my searching, that looks like a beast! Some serious hp and torque there... looks like a nice power cruser.

    Did you see the new Triumph 111? I would give that a serious look if I was in the market again. unreal man.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvjOZ...ayer_embedded#

    I like the Warrior because its good in the twisties and handles like a sportbike. Now I gotta go find my pics - my bikes in the basement for the winter.

    Yeah, I've seen it, quite nice. Not my style though.

    I like the VTX because while it IS a beast, it has an awesome center of gravity placement. Glides around corners even at very low speeds.

    I like the Warrior for the same reasons you do, I bet. Awesome handling. Just wish it had the power the old Valkyres had. THAT bike was a speed demon from hell.

    Not that I want speed anymore, getting too old...I'm more into comfort.
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    Oh come on now folks, surely we can do better than this.......
    None of you can tell me you don't have a car you love, a motorcylce, a snowmobile, four-wheeler or model airplanes that you don't consider your toys, post them up folks.
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    I used to have toys. I sold them to build my house. I had a 1971 Buick Skylark in perfect condition and a 2005 Polaris Predator totally modded out. I'll try to dig up some pics and find someone with a scanner. I hope to be getting a boat in spring and that will be my first toy since I built my house.

    Here is the picture of what I sold my toys for. I think it was a wise move but I can't wait to start buying some toys again. I want another 1971 Skylark but they have really went up in price.


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    i have nothing but my house....not even my own truck!!! no toys at all!! a checker board if that counts....
    wise men talk because they have something to say and fools because they have to say something....plato

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    Kids are better than toys, but when you step on their toes, they cry......not rev like a car, kind of a bummer.....
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    I try to make everything i own into a toy! almost to many to list. my wife says i have something wrong with me. I have always put my personal touch to my things, and the older i get the worse i get. heck, even my john deere lawn tractor has a flame job and white raised letter tires. I've been a welder since i was a teenager and my occupation for 30 years. so i get a little carried away. for instance, i modified my yamaha gas powered golf cart by putting a 10" lift and i made it 6" longer with 27inch mud tires and a 500 watt sony sound system and lightstorm 10 light lightbar, and thats not my wildest project. I took my plasma cutter and cut a perfectly good yamaha 700 magna street bike into scrap-iron just to use the shaft driven engine to make me a mini-sandrail. it's got 4 wheel independent suspension with 16" of wheel travel and it is like rideing a rocket. this is just the tip of the iceburg. i'll add a few pics of some of my madness. MORE TO COME.
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    I try to make everything i own into a toy! almost to many to list. my wife says i have something wrong with me. I have always put my personal touch to my things, and the older i get the worse i get. heck, even my john deere lawn tractor has a flame job and white raised letter tires. I've been a welder since i was a teenager and my occupation for 30 years. so i get a little carried away. for instance, i modified my yamaha gas powered golf cart by putting a 10" lift and i made it 6" longer with 27inch mud tires and a 500 watt sony sound system and lightstorm 10 light lightbar, and thats not my wildest project. I took my plasma cutter and cut a perfectly good yamaha 700 magna street bike into scrap-iron just to use the shaft driven engine to make me a mini-sandrail. it's got 4 wheel independent suspension with 16" of wheel travel and it is like rideing a rocket. this is just the tip of the iceburg. i'll add a few pics of some of my madness. MORE TO COME. "HOLD MY BEER AND WATCH THIS"!!!!!

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    The photos say it all, spent all your money on the car and now have live in the warehouse.


    Quote Originally Posted by ifinditunderground View Post
    I know we had one of these before, it's time to refresh this topic and post (or repost) your toys.

    Here's mine. I've only seen 90 in it so far. But when they were new they were supposed to run up to 152 mph before the rev limiter would slow it down.








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    Default Re: Another Toy Thread

    What you see posted is my puny attempt to recreate this photo.
    There are many problems with it:

    1. My Cobra is NOWHERE near as cool as the one in the Photo.
    2. I took the photos myself of my car, not the professional photographer who took this photo.
    3. My Cobra is nowhere near as cool as the one in the photo.

    If you are a Mustang fanatic like me, I spend a great deal of time on www.SVTPerformance.com you'll find thousands of members cars as nice or nicer than this Terminator Cobra.

    HOWEVER, the site is not as great as the Vine.....
    Yes, Steve, I'm kissing ass....
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