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Old 10-20-2012, 07:25 AM   #14011
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No, but thanks for knowing a little about where I am!

I do get to travel sometimes though.

Scotland




A bit off topic - sorry!
So there really is a Loch Ness Beast.


Tim, I've read that excessive travel can cause hair loss. Any comment on that?

I only tease out of pure jealousy. Man you get around!
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:29 AM   #14012
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Welcome back young man.

So you were saying something about two women at a bar...?
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Welcome back Pluric.
This thread was too serious without you... and the ladies dont look at it.

So, Im sure if someone can test seriously this wheels are you. Woody has a great confidence in his wheels to send it to you!!.
Keep us informed
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Welcome back Pluric, can't believe I'm saying this, you were missed!
Aww shucks, thanks you guys.

(you too Japako. This thing won't do enough multiquotes)
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:39 AM   #14013
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Pluric,

It was only a few days. So actually, didn't miss you that much.

But PUT A HELMET ON.

We don't wanna REALLY miss you. :)

Nice wheelie though. Hooligan.
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Old 10-20-2012, 04:23 PM   #14014
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Pluric,

It was only a few days. So actually, didn't miss you that much.

But PUT A HELMET ON.

We don't wanna REALLY miss you. :)

Nice wheelie though. Hooligan.
At my age I'm considered in dog years. So a day is like a week and a week is a month.
The meter is running fast.

Scroll fast and you can catch the wheelie. I did take the shorts and flip flops off.
I admit I do have a bit of a helmet non use issue.













I had the camera out to take a shot of the new wheel and tires.
My daughter was outside and I asked her to take some pictures.
She agreed as long as I didn't "Splat all over the place".

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Old 10-20-2012, 04:45 PM   #14015
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I forgot while I was in time out my good Aussie friends came back. It's a long story
that started back in 02 when I bought my first FJR and met David online who wanted
a US FJR to come tour on. I offered to let him use mine and he declined. Instead sent
me $14,000 (never met the guy) had another site member buy it in Florida and ship
it to me in Utah. The Florida guy did it with his own funds hoping I would pay him back.
All this was was done through people who only knew each other from an FJR site.

When I mentioned I may sell my dormant 06 FJR his friend was in the US flew in and
bought it on the spot. They both came back with their wives and went to Hyder AK.
I just store their bikes. They are titled in my name. Trusting gents.

He is starting his ride report and so far has some nice shots. I know some of you come
from FJRs or still have them. Might want to check it out.

http://www.fjrowners.com/forums/12-t...-2012-a-3.html
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:23 PM   #14016
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Nice story with the Ozzies.
Nice wheelie, in what gear (s) do you them?
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:30 PM   #14017
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Yea, I was riding an S10 around Australia last May. Their gas stations still have "trust me, I won't pump and run" fuel pumps. No way to pay at the pump.

I met nothing but fine folks all over the countryside. Kinda like going back 50 years here.

Great story Pluric.

On another note, what pressure you running on your rear tire? Thats gotta be 850lbs on it during a wheelie. And it still looks round at the contact patch.
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:03 PM   #14018
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I was in Austrailia maybe 10 years ago. I still can't believe how cool the people were.
It's like they've never been exposed to the dark side and are just open trusting people.
I also was shocked at everything closing at 5:00. I asked our guide what was up with
that and how could people earn extra money? He said "You Americans have a lot.
But you work long hours to get it. We may have less, but get to go to the pub, the beach
and just enjoy life more." They get it.

Okay, on the Tenere I stick to first gear wheelies. Get rolling then pop the clutch.
I've hit second gear before and could only see bad things happening.

My first FJR had the shorter shaft and was easier to loft than the 2nd generation.



The small bores I don't mind going through a few gears. They're light and more fun.



There is a down side when they go bad. On that same DR I was in Moab and did a stupid show off
stunt and ended up with my foot backward and my arm cut to the bone. I kinda quit the single wheel
stuff for a while after that.



Part of why I'm the "Gimpy Adventurer". A Maico peg went through my leg as a teenager
breaking my tibula, Doc only sewed up the hole and left the broken bone. (family hack Doc)
So my left leg is shorter than my right.


Oh and snakebitten, I run 40 lbs on the rear.
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:28 PM   #14019
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You are a show off!!
And in the middle of the village!!

Malo, muy malo...

Where I live if you do this you are in jail (too civilized )
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:59 AM   #14020
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Pluric

Hmmm interesting windscreen on the bike .... as you say this the large V Stream touring model .... It looks huge

After you've ridden with it I'd appreciate a few comments regarding the screens performance and your riding experience with this one.
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:35 AM   #14021
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Pluric

Hmmm interesting windscreen on the bike .... as you say this the large V Stream touring model .... It looks huge

After you've ridden with it I'd appreciate a few comments regarding the screens performance and your riding experience with this one.
That's actually the OEM touring screen. When I held up the V Stream to it I kinda gulped
and have not mounted it yet. It is several inches higher than that one. I don't like looking
through a windscreen and intended to cut it to size I liked. I need to try it first.
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:57 AM   #14022
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You are a show off!!
And in the middle of the village!!

Malo, muy malo...

Where I live if you do this you are in jail (too civilized )
Same here or at least a ticket that would have funded a college education.

Sometimes you just have to roll the dice.

I don't know how you sea level dwellers have a license. When I had this
on the coast it was little or no effort to go unicycle mode. At my elevation
it takes an intentional effort to get into the danger zone.
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:57 AM   #14023
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Now for the good stuff. This was on the porch when I got home.



It's now impossible to lose a nipple and I doubt even Jaumev can break one of
these spokes.

.





Good to see you back....

Now, STFU....

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Old 10-21-2012, 08:01 AM   #14024
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That made me appreciate my wife even more. She is ultra conservative and would never buy
a big ticket item. She asked me why I never talk to her before buying anything? I was quite
honest and said "Because you always say no".

Not trying to rub it in. But I am a believer in forgiveness over permission.



Classic!
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:04 AM   #14025
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I like the "village" comment.
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