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Offline thibble

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New owner (old as dust rider)
« on: May 02, 2012, 09:48:35 pm »
Hey just sayin hi.  Been ridin since about 76, just bought an 08 non-abs.  Only had 6k on the clock.   Sold an 07 FJR about 2 years ago and missed having a sport tour in the stable.  Only 90 miles on this one (which got it home...on the oem tires with a bald front). 

Be checkin out the recommended farkles, but the first one is nursing it 80 miles to the stealer for a set of pilot road 3's Friday, then set out puttin on a couple thousand miles over the next couple of weeks.

-Duck
Current stable:
72 Suzi GT750
74 Suzi GT750
74 Suzi GT750
82 MB5
86 Rebel
00 Trip Tiger
08 ZG14
-Duck
Current stable: '84 Alfa Spyder, '12 Can-Am Spyder RT-S, 72 Suzi GT750, 74 Suzi GT750,74 Suzi GT750,82 MB5,85 Rebel Limited
'03 KTM 450 EXC
Rest in Peace: 08 Connie, my lovely silver Lady
Gone to a good home:  12 Connie

Offline Cap'n Bob

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Re: New owner (old as dust rider)
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2012, 10:21:26 pm »
Welcome and congrats. Yes new sneakers is a very good idea. My OEM tires were toast at 4K. Then ride her and see if you need to make and changes or not. We have a Farkle vendor directory in the C14 accessories section for your money spending pleasure.  :)

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Re: New owner (old as dust rider)
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2012, 10:55:54 pm »
welcome
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Re: New owner (old as dust rider)
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2012, 11:51:45 pm »
Congrats!   Enjoy the new steed!
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Re: New owner (old as dust rider)
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2012, 01:00:59 am »
Welcome and congrats TB! :08:
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Re: New owner (old as dust rider)
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2012, 12:20:35 pm »
Welcome thibble. I am so jealous you have not one but two of my most beloved bikes, the 74 GT750. I total mine with 30k on it in 76. A combination of rain, oil, a switch operated stop light and the old bias tires. I so wish I had follow it up and bought it back from ins co. They don't make 750s that get 56-60mpg today, or has that sweet sound of that 3 cylinder two stroke. And now you are on my 2nd most beloved bike, theC14.
Ride safe  and enjoy the forum. You may also want to check out COG and become a member, there are a lot of great people in the club.
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Re: New owner (old as dust rider)
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2012, 02:36:21 pm »
Thanks, I had a GT750 back in the day, bought a '72 in '76, after several GT380s and a 550 had passed through my hands, was the first bike I actually had payments on.  Stupidly sold her a few years later to move on to 'modern' 4 stroke bikes.  Been through at least 70 bikes since then (yeh that's a real number not pulled outta my wazoo) because I was big into buying, fixing up, selling, etc.  I got nostalgic a few years back and started picking up GT750 basket cases and restoring them, not selling those.  Unfortunately all three are back down again as ethanol fuel killed the crank seals, I've just about got two cranks ready to ship out for seal replacement.

-Duck
Current stable:
72 Suzi GT750
74 Suzi GT750
74 Suzi GT750
82 MB5
86 Rebel
00 Trip Tiger
08 ZG14
-Duck
Current stable: '84 Alfa Spyder, '12 Can-Am Spyder RT-S, 72 Suzi GT750, 74 Suzi GT750,74 Suzi GT750,82 MB5,85 Rebel Limited
'03 KTM 450 EXC
Rest in Peace: 08 Connie, my lovely silver Lady
Gone to a good home:  12 Connie