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I had to take some paperwork to a poultry farm I get my litter from before the reviewers (state folks) showed up. Put the top down and headed for the hill country in NE OK. It's a beautiful evening here; a fine ride except for the open pipe Harley that passed me. I'm a middle aged farmer that has ridden way too much machinery in my life, but my left ear still hurts from being passed. Still, I could enjoy the burble with my right. Cruisin' through the Cherokee hills on a calm, warm evening reminds me life is good.
 

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Welcome to the board. Sounds like a right fine time. Now you've got to flesh out your profile. At the very least, what flavor of 107 are you piloting?
 

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I had to take some paperwork to a poultry farm I get my litter from before the reviewers (state folks) showed up. Put the top down and headed for the hill country in NE OK. It's a beautiful evening here; a fine ride except for the open pipe Harley that passed me. I'm a middle aged farmer that has ridden way too much machinery in my life, but my left ear still hurts from being passed. Still, I could enjoy the burble with my right. Cruisin' through the Cherokee hills on a calm, warm evening reminds me life is good.
Good first post, Sir.

Welcome aboard.
 

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I find odors can be a bigger problem than noises in an open car. Around here, they have big pig farms and the stench from the manure lagoons will water your eyes.
I know you agricultural types figure that is the smell of money. The rest of us are in danger of losing our lunches.
 

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That aint nothing. Wait till you pass a dead human corpse on a bike.:mad::eek::mad:
 

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I still have never heard the burble!

I find that when I have the top down and smell anything car related, I start sniffing to figure out if there's something wrong with my car or one nearby. If I smell the slightest scent of something burning that I can't immediately identify as barbecue or wood burning, then I start trying to identify it and make sure it's not a problem with my car.
 

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If I smell the slightest scent of something burning that I can't immediately identify as barbecue or wood burning, then I start trying to identify it and make sure it's not a problem with my car.
I was driving down the freeway a couple of weeks ago, sans top, and smelled a faint electrical burning smell. Like when an electric motor is badly overheated. It got stronger and stronger, then I was relieved to see smoke coming from the hood of a car in front of me.

Is it bad that I was relieved?
 

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I was driving down the freeway a couple of weeks ago, sans top, and smelled a faint electrical burning smell. Like when an electric motor is badly overheated. It got stronger and stronger, then I was relieved to see smoke coming from the hood of a car in front of me.

Is it bad that I was relieved?
If it is, then we're both evil -- I would have had the same reaction!
 

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Ok, I was wrong to start this thread. I don't have burble at all. I don't know what burble is. Hell, I'm not even sure I've got a car after seeing that!
Don't let POS throw you off. He's got a rare SL.

Enjoy your own burble.
 
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