New kind of Adventure

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Sedro Tom, May 22, 2010.

  1. Sedro Tom

    Sedro Tom No hurry, no worry

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    My old bones have been reacting to rideing the KLR all the time so I found a smooth tourer.
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    I tore TurnsLeft away from the single track today and went to Tacoma to get it.

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    Yes we put the beautiful thing on a trailer. I had to listen to my good side and not hop on I-5
    on a bike like this untill I get comfortable with it. Besides I got a good chance to BS with the Captain all day.:nod :lol3
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  2. guns_equal_freedom

    guns_equal_freedom Long timer

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    What a nice bike.
    What a nice friend.
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  3. peterman

    peterman cop magnet

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    You'll put yer eye out with that thang!
    Don't expect me to get on the back of that thing with you!!
    Hey!, be careful where you point that thing!
    It'll do Zero to Jail,, in 6 seconds!
    Sir, do you know why I stopped you?
    Sir, do you know how fast you were going?

    Pay the fine in accordance with the judgment of this court, Mr. Edison, are you prepared to pay the court at this time?,,see the court clerk on your way out.

    It's really sweet! I could lose my license on the way to lunch with that tool!

    On the other hand,, if you had a buddy in Reno who had a flat tire,, you could run down there and help him change it in a couple hours!:lol3


    FJR = Flying Just (below) Radar
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  4. turnsleft

    turnsleft Long timer

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    Nice friend Ha. Tom told me if I would take him to T-town he would by me some Fish and Chips at any establishment I wanted.:deal :wings

    So Toms the nice friend eh.:wave
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  5. markwoodlief

    markwoodlief Long timer

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    awesome bike tom...:thumb
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  6. turnsleft

    turnsleft Long timer

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    How many miles did you put on it this evening Tom?:evil

    That is a very nice bike with a lot of blue.
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  7. Sedro Tom

    Sedro Tom No hurry, no worry

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    I just ran down to LaConner in about 5 minutes:eek1 .
    Only 20 or 30 so miles. I half ta wach the Mariners. Tomorrow I'll add a few
    and the day after, and the day, after, etc........:ricky
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  8. MasterChief

    MasterChief Adventurer

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    Nice bike, Tom.:clap
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  9. oldx

    oldx Long timer

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    Cool, enjoy.:clap
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  10. revolut10n

    revolut10n Adventurer

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    ooh, shiny! :D Like the color!
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  11. peterman

    peterman cop magnet

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    chuckanut challenger!

    git it!
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  12. IpponDuro

    IpponDuro Now with Camel Toe

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    Did you get the Matching Helmet too? :deal

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  13. Sedro Tom

    Sedro Tom No hurry, no worry

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    Yes I got the helmet. It's a large size Nolan. My present
    helmet is a medium. My head has swelled since I got
    the bike so it fits.:lol3 It does have an intercom system so
    now I can talk to myself.:eek1
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  14. kwisn

    kwisn One Happy Dog

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    :tb :tb :tb

    WOW!

    Very nice, Tom. Wifey going to buy me something that she can ride on the back of with a "Property of Kwisn" jacket. :poser
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  15. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

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    Thread title made me think this was going to be KTM-related. I guess if you paint it orange, it would indeed be a new kind of Adventure.
    Nice bike, nice color. Enjoy!


    1911fan
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  16. Sedro Tom

    Sedro Tom No hurry, no worry

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    As soon as that happens we can do some Street Touring!:wings
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  17. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    Nice ride. :thumb

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  18. WetSideRider

    WetSideRider Long timer

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    Nice.

    Wanna have lunch at the Duck Brand in Winthrop tomorrow? The weather is supposed to be "better", and that bike has no problems with rain, I've got a similar one with lots and lots of rain miles, see?
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    I think I could be in Rockport about 10am. We don't have to go warp speed, but it's quite capable if you have the space, and are in the mood. This isn't admissible in court, of course.

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    Quite a step away from a KLR.
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  19. Sedro Tom

    Sedro Tom No hurry, no worry

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    I think at warp speed I can get to Rockport in ten minutes:lol3 . It's very possible you'll see me at the Rockport store at 10:00. I'm quite new to this kind of machine and if your saying rain is no problem.....one big step from a KLR.
    Thanks for the invite Dan.:clap
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  20. WetSideRider

    WetSideRider Long timer

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    Tom, I'll plan to be there at about ten. Give me a professors grace period as I never really know how long it takes to get anywhere with morning traffic down here in the big city.

    One caveat on the rain. It's still a motorcycle, so electric gear and decent weather protection is still in order. I remember riding Lolo once with a Goldwing guy. He and his wife rode over in the rain in little jackets. Good as it is, the FJR is still no Goldwing for weather protection.

    Seen you tomorrow.
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