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Old 12-19-2008, 01:01 PM   #61
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but your noggin might have touched a bumper if someone was comin the other way
Wonder'in if anybody else caught that
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Old 12-19-2008, 04:07 PM   #62
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Check the links in my sig line too... Newfoundland was awesome. I plan on going back. You didn't take the Feejer up the Trans-Lab did you? I know it would be doable but kind of a PITA.
i've been trying to decide where to go next year, and yours and pluric's trips to the east are definitely swaying me to go that way, rather than to the west again..
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Old 12-20-2008, 02:52 PM   #63
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Do it! Just make sure you make a good part of the trip Newfoundland. Nova Scotia was great too but the RV traffic can be horrible. NFL was free and open and not so touristy. Check out Gross Morne and Lans Aux Meodows (The Viking Site)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4NedH4pYqc
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Old 12-24-2008, 11:57 AM   #64
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Bluhduh Bastards. All of you.

Dammit, you guys aren't helping... a friend of mine took my wife for a 130mph blast on his FJR a few months ago, and now she's got Feejer Fever.

Oh yeah, he let me ride it for about 40 miles of twisties, too.

Bastards. Just when I'm starting to get some shit paid off...
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Old 12-24-2008, 12:22 PM   #65
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In Big Bend.

Mine's the one in front. Best bike I've ever owned. Period.
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Old 12-24-2008, 03:17 PM   #66
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Best bike I've ever owned. Period.
+1. Okay, sure ....




Best damn Kool-Aid I've ever drunk, though.
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Old 12-24-2008, 03:52 PM   #67
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Dammit, you guys aren't helping... a friend of mine took my wife for a 130mph blast on his FJR a few months ago, and now she's got Feejer Fever.

Oh yeah, he let me ride it for about 40 miles of twisties, too.

Bastards. Just when I'm starting to get some shit paid off...
Debt is the American way. Go for it! Besides the economy needs your help.

Hope I was of help.
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Old 12-24-2008, 04:34 PM   #68
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Wow, you guys, nice bikes!

I have a friend that has a FJ. Looks like an amazing hypertourer. What kind of mpg does it get?

I was on a sportbike ride this spring and a group of FJ's rolled in and one dude had AKRA pipes on his, man was that bike cool. I've been contemplating a FZ1, but I heard mileage is only in the 35 mpg range.
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Old 12-24-2008, 05:02 PM   #69
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Dammit, you guys aren't helping... a friend of mine took my wife for a 130mph blast on his FJR a few months ago, and now she's got Feejer Fever.

Oh yeah, he let me ride it for about 40 miles of twisties, too.

Bastards. Just when I'm starting to get some shit paid off...
That's why I know I should stop visiting this thread... yet I can't stay out of it!

Seeing them on the street when I'm on my FZ6 doesn't help either. I usually don't have envy problems...
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Old 12-24-2008, 06:28 PM   #70
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Wow, you guys, nice bikes!

I have a friend that has a FJ. Looks like an amazing hypertourer. What kind of mpg does it get?

I was on a sportbike ride this spring and a group of FJ's rolled in and one dude had AKRA pipes on his, man was that bike cool. I've been contemplating a FZ1, but I heard mileage is only in the 35 mpg range.
I average just over 40 mpg going cross country with the luggage full with a GIVI top box and a large wind shield. I've seen 46 mpg loaded light running the back roads in SC along the coast. I got 42 mpg loaded heavy in the NC mountains early this year. I'm 6-4 and 270 pounds though, my buddy's get about 42 mpg with smaller shields. I'm running the Cal-Sci XL and it blocks a lot of wind to protect my big self from the bugs and rain and cold etc..

In stop and go traffic I can drop it down to 32 mpg or less if I'm having fun.

If you ride at sane speeds it will get 42 to 46 mpg with the bags on and a touring screen. I got it to 48 mpg riding the OBX area but, it was at grandpa speeds, all under 60 mph with lots of stops and picture taking.
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Old 12-24-2008, 06:41 PM   #71
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Wow, you guys, nice bikes!
Sure, thanks, let me help you out with your problem.



Oooops! A photo slipped out.

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That's why I know I should stop visiting this thread... yet I can't stay out of it!
Oh, geez! There's another ...




... sorry. I'll back away from the keyboard now.
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Old 12-24-2008, 08:12 PM   #72
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I looked, couldn't find one. Gotta think this bitchen continent muncher needs it's own thread on ADV.

I'll begin.










Okay, your turn. Post a pic, wax poetic, talk about your favorite farkle, WTF ever.

Not quite enough ADV stickers, but very nice other than that.
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Old 12-24-2008, 08:21 PM   #73
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Dunno about the C14 gang, but I've been out riding instead of posting...

Went out today in the low-30's weather for a couple of hours and snapped these pics:










ADV Salute!







And one honoring the Two Wheel Nut.

Alum Creek dam, right?

And I bet you road down Bale Kenyon Rd., if its still there.
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Old 12-24-2008, 09:27 PM   #74
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Wow, you guys, nice bikes!

I have a friend that has a FJ. Looks like an amazing hypertourer. What kind of mpg does it get?

I was on a sportbike ride this spring and a group of FJ's rolled in and one dude had AKRA pipes on his, man was that bike cool. I've been contemplating a FZ1, but I heard mileage is only in the 35 mpg range.

I've got an FZ1 too, Fun bike. The FJR is smoother way better
wind protection and I like the shaft drive. The FZ is more of a
hooligan. Lighter, but you do have to run the tach high to get
a serious rush. If I could only have one the FJR would win out for
overall use.



My old 03 FJR could get a little "Frisky" once in a while.
The 06 takes much more effort to loft the wheel.


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Old 12-24-2008, 10:43 PM   #75
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Just a reminder guys. Ive got a beautiful '06' FJR for sale.
Just search "DETROIT SUCKS" in the flea market.
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