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Dailey commuters?? 15 May 2007 11:39 #140317

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Finally, the view from my office window:
Petaluma and Truckee, CA -- member since Jan. 23, 2003;
PREVIOUS KZs: 1980 KZ750H with 108,000 miles; 1980 KZ750E with 28,000 miles; and KZ750H street/cafe project, all sold a few years back.

This is what I do for fun, not for work. It is art, with a little engineering thrown in.
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Dailey commuters?? 15 May 2007 11:56 #140328

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Wow, nice pix Apeman! What floor is your office on?
B)

I've got a service van from work I can't leave overnight at work or we risk Vandalism. :(

When I work Saturdays, if the weather is nice I take my bike, 20 kms. :woohoo:
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'00 ZRX1100, Ohlin's shocks, fork brace, steering damper, ELS +4, Corbin seat, Gimbel bugspoiler.
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Dailey commuters?? 15 May 2007 12:08 #140332

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Everyday, except pouring rain at the time I leave. I ride about 12 miles each way. I ride in the winter if I know the roads are ice free.
Oklahoma City, OK
78 KZ650 B2 82,000+ miles

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Dailey commuters?? 15 May 2007 13:43 #140360

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have ridden my 79 kz650 the 27 mile to work at least 3 out of 5 work days year round for the last 19 years. I love the weather in central Florida, this is why they call this the sunshine state!!!

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Dailey commuters?? 15 May 2007 14:41 #140372

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I ride the KZP daily unless it's raining. My biggest fear is the possibility of hitting deer (especially around mating season when they're everywhere).
1989 KZ1000 P-8 (Police)
1987 ZL1000
1986 Concours (Project Bike)

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Dailey commuters?? 15 May 2007 20:57 #140497

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We have an office in Emeryville, seen those beautiful views many times from my company van. I have also seen Apeman's bike on the street with the other bikes in his pic. Know right where it is:whistle:
Anaheim CA
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Dailey commuters?? 16 May 2007 11:27 #140654

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rstnick wrote:

Wow, nice pix Apeman! What floor is your office on?
B)


My office is on the 38th floor of 44 Montgomery Street. Not a bad place to do my business.

Z1rick, I am happy you noticed my bike. The KZ750H gets lots of comments from fellow bike commuters. It is about the cleanest KZ around downtown SF in daily use. I sometimes ride my KZ750E, but for some reason I like the vibe of the KZ750H better, plus it was my first KZ. (We all understand the nostalgic allure of our first experience.) We should get the NorCal KZriders together. I believe there are enough of us now to make it more than a solo event. Maybe a weekend breakfast meet and short ride?

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Petaluma and Truckee, CA -- member since Jan. 23, 2003;
PREVIOUS KZs: 1980 KZ750H with 108,000 miles; 1980 KZ750E with 28,000 miles; and KZ750H street/cafe project, all sold a few years back.

This is what I do for fun, not for work. It is art, with a little engineering thrown in.

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Dailey commuters?? 16 May 2007 11:39 #140656

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I have a company provided truck for possible after hours service, so no commuting to here. I do ride out to the farm frequently. Often I need the pickup to do something else so I don't ride as much as I'd like.
Nate

Nates vintage bike axiom: Riding is the reward for time spent wrenching.
Murphys corollary: Wrenching is the result of time spent riding.

1979 KZ650 (Complete!)
1979 KZ650 SR (Sold!)
1979 KL250 (For sale)
1994 Bayou 400 (four wheel peel :D )

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Dailey commuters?? 16 May 2007 11:41 #140658

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I think you can only ride your bike to work in Chicago to be considered a "Dailey" rider, no? ;)
It seems that's a combination of daily and Daley (Chicago's long running mayor)
So, yes, I am a "Dailey" commuter. Since riding my KZ to work my commute has gone from a 45min bus ride to 10min door to door.

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Dailey commuters?? 17 May 2007 17:35 #141102

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I do the 6 mile suburban run every day it is not too cold or raining. I sometimes swap the bike for the truck at lunch, if storms are coming in. As for the "business casual" thing, I wear my dockers, shirt, and tie, add boots. Riding jacket, helmet, gloves & backpack - all shockingly color-co-ordinated to the bike. :P On Fridays, it's Hawaiian shirt day! I need to get some over-pants, as I am conerned if I have to put it down, them dockers ain't doin squat for me.
Jim
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07 Yamaha 1300 (Plush!)

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Dailey commuters?? 17 May 2007 17:59 #141109

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Every day that it is over 32F degrees in the morning, and not a thunderstorm (regular light rain is fine, but I can't get my computer too wet in my backpack)!

It's about a 25 mile commute that takes me about 45 minutes to an hour depending on the traffic.

...and riding the bike makes it worth doing!
(1.) '75/'76 KZ400D - Commuter
(2.) '78 KZ750B3 Twin - Commuter
(3.) '78 KZ750B3 Twin - Commuter
(4.) '75 KZ400D - Sold
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Dailey commuters?? 18 May 2007 10:20 #141298

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Duck wrote:

Fujimoh wrote:

How many folks on here use their KZ as a daily commuter to work?


Work?
That's what wives are for!


So that means you are barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen?

I ride to work about once a week, but parking in The Loop is a pain, I have free parking across the street from my building till 4pm, then I have to go stick it in a metered area, but since they switched to the Printing receipt system, I have no where to display the receipt, therefore I get tickets, then have to contect them, its all not worth the pain in the butt, SO I take the EL with 2 blocks of walking.

Here was the view this morning on the way to the platform.



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