Maine Riders

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by PWRCRZR, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    You know what I would tell you to get..
  2. Tslapper

    Tslapper #!

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    KLR?
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  3. Beldude

    Beldude Adventurer

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  4. justdrew

    justdrew Triple Powered

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    I'm leaning toward a big road burning sport toured for my next ride.
    You're never ending fan-boy like praise for these rigs may be a deciding factor when it comes time to get serious about options.
    I like a ride-the-wheels-off-and-don't-worry-about it bike. Your description of the FJR seems to fit that.
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  5. Racer111v

    Racer111v Long timer

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    Got another good ride in today at Hopkington Everett state park. There is still some ice cover, but it is melting pretty quick. Once the cover is gone they will close the trails until May. P2240007.JPG
  6. Chris W

    Chris W Long timer

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    Tires and gas. Faster you go, better it works.

    I would like to have a Tenere to poke around on too.

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  7. TinMan207

    TinMan207 Most often a lurker...

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    I may take you up on the offer to sit on the FJR... maybe not a ride per-say, but at least a test sit (I can make vroom, vroom noises if needed)

    The Vstrom's are the same size. Actually the seats are interchangeable, even across multiple years. I have had my Russel "day-long" seat on all of mine.

    The RT that we sat on was much more roomy, for the pillion especially. The GS (1100 and 1200) is at least as roomy and has the added advantage that the pillion seat is a few inches taller that the pilot, and not sloped forward.

    I am trying to look at some FJR's but the closest I have found SO far are in NH.

  8. TinMan207

    TinMan207 Most often a lurker...

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    HA! I think that I may have an idea... but to be honest, all that I have seen so far are well out of my price range. I kinda think most of the FJR's are too, but at least they are within reach if I bite down and squeeze a bit. The local Teneres are near (or north of $8k). maybe someday...
  9. TinMan207

    TinMan207 Most often a lurker...

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    when do you need your '03 out west? Maybe I can put the tires on it for you and get it out there for you - with a slight detour through AZ and CA :dllama:

  10. Tslapper

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    That would be a great idea if I wasn't planning on the trip myself. I need to be in about a 6 different places on the way. Gonna be a full week of travel for a change.
  11. TinMan207

    TinMan207 Most often a lurker...

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    Just try'n to be helpful (and cheap)

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  12. 911

    911 Been here awhile

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    i rode a 04 fjr from maine to the rockies 11500 miles in 5 weeks two up.went via canada.nice bike.avoid sargent on fjr.
  13. Buffalorides

    Buffalorides Adventurer

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    I'm sitting here at the BMW dealership in Puebla Mexico getting an oil change done and tracing down a minor oil leak, turns out the leak came from the crankshaft seal which means the entire bike (not the engine) must be split in half. I was looking into forums on here and saw people have paid upwards of $2000 to have this job done North of the border..

    Fearing the price I would get here I figured eh, what's a little oil leak?

    After a few minutes, they came back with a price quote of 2000 pesos for labor and 650 pesos for the seal (around US $135 total)

    Have your bike serviced, get a free 5 week vacation in Mexico



    I ride a 2006 r1200gs
  14. Tslapper

    Tslapper #!

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    Note to self, break down in Mexico.

    And to be clear, I'm only laughing because you seem to be taking it in stride. So, how much time are you actually down?
  15. Buffalorides

    Buffalorides Adventurer

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    Well they can't have the part here in puebla for 3 days, but it's stocked in Mexico City where I will go tomorrow to have the work done, the tech at this dealership said he has done them in 1 day and I was planning on spending 3-4 days in the city without riding anyway
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  16. VTbeemer

    VTbeemer Traveler

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    Hey
    I’m in Guanajuato now heading past Mexico City tomorrow on the way to Oaxaca. Have not had the “pleasure” of needing a BMW dealer yet but will keep this in mind. I can offer to help but you seem well sorted.
    It so happens that Puebla was one of my considered stopover points tomorrow on the way south. Looks like a nice colonial city. Any hotel recommendations?

    When you get sorted head on down to Oaxaca... I know some good roads.

    Take care
    Dan
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  17. Buffalorides

    Buffalorides Adventurer

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    Puebla is alright, but a lot of hustle and bustle of a big city, I'm staying in a private room in a hostel in the center called Rhoadas nothing special, but cheap, not a bad location and can easily put the bike right in the lobby. would much more recommend Xalapa but its a bit out of the way if you are headed straight to oaxaca.

    was already through Oaxaca, now on my way back up, planning on hitting Guanajuato starting the 8th for world rally championship Mexico.

    I'll meet you for a beer somewhere around CDMX if you are headed through tomorrow.

    here's a few somewhat accurate maps of the journey....

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  18. Buffalorides

    Buffalorides Adventurer

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  19. Buffalorides

    Buffalorides Adventurer

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  20. VTbeemer

    VTbeemer Traveler

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