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IMS Chicago
« on: February 04, 2014, 07:11:04 AM »
Anyone going to the show this weekend? I haven't decided yet.

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Re: IMS Chicago
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2014, 09:09:22 AM »
I'll be there. Just have to decide witch day.
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Re: IMS Chicago
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2014, 09:13:41 AM »
OMB and I will be there Friday evening . . . lookin for a new lid, and the KTM booth will require some drooling . . . .
We had two bags of grass, 75 pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a saltshaker half-full of cocaine, a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers... Also, a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls. Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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Re: IMS Chicago
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2014, 03:37:27 PM »
Anybody got a code? :augie:
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Re: IMS Chicago
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2014, 06:53:23 PM »
Supposed to be good for 20% off, haven't tried it yet.  JPCYCLES14

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Re: IMS Chicago
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2014, 08:13:02 PM »
Im trying, but these storms are causing our linehaul to shut down, so we're behind.

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Re: IMS Chicago
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2014, 10:06:28 PM »
Damn it, denied Friday and/or Saturday off. *grumble*. May try going Sunday...

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Re: IMS Chicago
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2014, 01:18:08 PM »
Did the price go up this year?  $18 face?  sheesh.

TWITTER14 will get you 25% off. 

Ill likely be there tonight with the tall drunk in tow.  He's mostly harmless...

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Re: IMS Chicago
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2014, 01:46:42 PM »
Fourstring, the Sprout and I will be attending this evening. :bigok:
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Re: IMS Chicago
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2014, 02:06:50 PM »
Fourstring, the Sprout and I will be attending this evening. :bigok:


Have fun. I'm meeting the cheese heads saturday morning.
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Re: IMS Chicago
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2014, 07:10:56 PM »
Just came back, Honda had some surprisingly nice offerings. Picked up a great shoei on sale (thanks dear).
For all the people that reside there, the center of the universe must be awfully crowded.

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Re: IMS Chicago
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2014, 07:47:43 PM »
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Saw this mammer jammer warming up for the stint show.
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Re: IMS Chicago
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2014, 09:56:17 AM »
Four & Company -- Sorry we missed you guys . . . .got there early, grabbed a new Noaln (thanks, OMB!), threw up a lil at the cost of new Lee Parks Phase change gloves, and drooled enthusiastically at the KTM booth . . . .

Most of the manufacturers were there, but the non-cruiser vendors seemed a bit lighter this year . . . .
We had two bags of grass, 75 pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a saltshaker half-full of cocaine, a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers... Also, a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls. Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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Re: IMS Chicago
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2014, 04:29:22 PM »
Sprout liked the little KTM, Honda and Yamaha bikes. He also enjoyed trying on helmets. We did not buy him a moto, much to his dismay.


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Re: IMS Chicago
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2014, 04:31:00 PM »

Four & Company -- Sorry we missed you guys . . . .got there early, grabbed a new Noaln (thanks, OMB!), threw up a lil at the cost of new Lee Parks Phase change gloves, and drooled enthusiastically at the KTM booth . . . .

Most of the manufacturers were there, but the non-cruiser vendors seemed a bit lighter this year . . . .

No problem! We'll see you guys at the pizza meat.

Looks like it was new lids all around.


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Re: IMS Chicago
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2014, 08:09:38 PM »
Just came back, Honda had some surprisingly nice offerings. Picked up a great shoei on sale (thanks dear).

Totally unrelated - that is an awesome avatar pic.

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Re: IMS Chicago
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2014, 08:17:29 PM »
Just came back, Honda had some surprisingly nice offerings. Picked up a great shoei on sale (thanks dear).

Totally unrelated - that is an awesome avatar pic.

Come to think of it it looks like Nate needed that helmet at that point.
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Re: IMS Chicago
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2014, 08:35:49 PM »
Went today.  Wasn't all that bad.  Sat on the 2014 Honda CB500F, CBR650F, BMW R nineT, F 700 GS, F 800 GT, R 1200 R, Yamaha FZ-09, a Zero S and a few others that were just so meh that I can't remember.  I'll be busy come spring time setting up test rides for some of those as I'm curious about them.  Especially the Zero S.

Got a good deal on the new Shoei RF 1200 (not that I really needed a new lid but, I couldn't say no to the price or graphics) and Tourmaster Transition 3 jacket.  Saw some nifty gadgets, farkles, and gear but the crowd was so overwhelmingly thick that we didn't stay much longer after purchasing my new gear. 

All in all, there seems to be more offerings for new riders, a bit more real world gear for women than previous years and it was great to see the vintage bikes get more center stage attention this year instead of being hidden in the far back corner of the convention center.




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