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New Kid On the Block

Postby fishboal » Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:31 am

First: I'm Chris Boal of Oklahoma currently living the \"dream\" in Afghanistan.

Well after 10 years of having suffered from the first bite of the spider... I have started the path to realizing the \"dream\" of owing one. I just place my order with Special Edition. A Pre-assembled kit. Chassis #1111 (can't get cooler than that... always #1 :D ) I'll take delivery while I'm on my mid tour leave. What a joy to come home to!!

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Deluxe pre assembled Package
Paint - sliver blue
Inerior - red
rag top - black
Grab Handle
Starter Button chrome
12V Plug
Stereo
Tonneau
GT Mirror
Bonnet Straps
Oil Grill
jack points
Badges- Wendler and Nurburing
Original turn signals.

Plans for 5 lug wheels stock all the way around, disk brakes all around, freeway flyer 3.88 super diff and ... still wavering on engine size... heavy lean to a 2180cc.
Si vis pacem, para bellum
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Postby Goofycat » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:23 am

Welcome to the site, Chris. When do you expect delivery, and when do you plan to muster out? Which branch of service are you in and what do you do over there?[8D]
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Postby fishboal » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:35 am

The delivery date is on or about the 14th of September. As for me getting out of Afghanistan, my tour is up in Jan 2010. I'm in the Army and serving as an embedded mentor/trainer of the Afghan National Army.
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Welcome

Postby jeanvill1 » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:37 am

Welcome Chris. I know I speak for almost everyone when we see a service member, a BIG Thank You. Go get them and come back and enjoy your spyder on the roads of the USA.
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Postby fishboal » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:41 am

Thats a BIG WILCO!!
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Postby RUPNOK » Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:17 am

Be safe. Haven't been to Afghanistan but was in Iraq. Did my 12 years; it was enough. Getting my motor ready then will get my sypder from Carey as well.
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Postby PhotoAaron » Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:42 am

Welcome! Always remember to serpentine!!:)

You might want to reconsider the 2180cc. That's an old school engine size built with 92mm pistons. These days you can run an engine size with 94mm bores and have no cooling problems. So look at 2165cc and 2276cc.
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Specifications

Postby Ralphc » Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:06 pm

2275 with the amount of driving you will do, reliability shouldn't be a problem. Hydraulic clutch with slave saver. Since it's your $$$ consider correct gauges, not 356 style. See discussions regarding stereo, noise & ear protection. Spend what you save on the tranny. Consider aftermarket 1-2 gearset for even spacing between gears.

Keep safe & thanks.
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Postby Greenberg » Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:00 pm

Welcome! Have you considered the awesome reliable power of the subie?
Ya gotta drive it like ya stole it!
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Postby SpyderGirl » Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:10 am

Welcome to the Spydey Club! :D
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Postby laneco » Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:12 pm

+1 on the welcome Chris.

If you would like to send your APO address to us on private message, we'll send you care packages like we send our son.

Cool stuff like car magazines and whatever weird junkfood or hand-held games that can be stuffed in in the flat rate box - LOL! He gets a kick out of them, hope you will too.

Thank you for serving, Chris.

angela and steve
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Postby fishboal » Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:55 am

All!

Thanks for the inputs and suggestions! Right now I'm just like a kid a xmas waiting to open my \"big\" present.

And after \"lurking\" on this forum for the last couple of months I'm not surprised on Greenburg's subi comment ;-). I'm an aircooled guy... goes w/my 2002 Ducati St4s.
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Re:

Postby WeakHobo » Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:38 am

fishboal wrote:All!

Thanks for the inputs and suggestions! Right now I'm just like a kid a xmas waiting to open my "big" present.

And after "lurking" on this forum for the last couple of months I'm not surprised on Greenburg's subi comment ;-). I'm an aircooled guy... goes w/my 2002 Ducati St4s.


I hate to be the one to break this to you, but your 2002 ST4S is liquid cooled. You might want to think about changing that collant since I am guessing it has been in there waaaaaaay too long.
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Postby fishboal » Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:12 am

Derrrr... I've been drinking too much Chai here... and breathing too much of the hash the ANA have been smoking... and lack of sleep.. I ment to say... my Triumph Thruxton
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Postby drdriddle » Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:20 am

Thank you for everything you are doing over there...be safe!!



here's the ducati philosophy....

But i do love thier bikes!!
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