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Dealing with my C-10 withdrawal symptoms
« on: January 16, 2018, 02:41:59 am »
Well it's been 3 months since I sold my 02 C-10 Silverbullet and acquiring my 08 FJR. I can honestly say as much as I enjoy the FJR, I miss my old girl. As many of you know I farkled my bike about as far as one can. There was very little on the old gal that had not been modified or upgraded. All of that time in the shop with the bike on the work bench was a spiritual experience. I poured hundreds of hours into the old gal and she responded in great ways with every modification or upgraded part. But as with all relationships they must eventually come to an end. My new to me FJR is a joy to ride but the memories of the Silverbullet will be with me for years to come. And just as important was all of the friends we made along the way discussing her upgrades.
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Re: Dealing with my C-10 withdrawal symptoms
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2018, 03:38:46 am »
Sounds sad!

But don't reminisce. There are people here with three c10s. Just buy another; they are dirt cheap.



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Re: Dealing with my C-10 withdrawal symptoms
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2018, 11:44:59 am »
I hear you. I was nowhere into my 2000 C-10 as you were yours, but while I do really enjoy the C-14, I miss "messing" with the C-10, said "messing" being the exact reason I mostly traded up to a new bike. If that 1990 for $650 had been within a couple a hundred miles, I would've brought it home to "mess with."   ;)
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Re: Dealing with my C-10 withdrawal symptoms
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2018, 01:45:46 pm »
Jim, as you can guess I completely understand. It's not been to bad for me though, 'cus I took to messing with the c-14.  ;) Steve
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Re: Dealing with my C-10 withdrawal symptoms
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2018, 02:33:17 pm »
Isn't that why we live?

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Re: Dealing with my C-10 withdrawal symptoms
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2018, 02:34:01 pm »
I can relate to that feeling. I too had a highly modified C10 and went to a bone stock FJR. Although I miss a few good things about the C10, I mostly *don't* miss the things I didn't like about it when compared to a modern motorcycle. The tinkering and upgrading were fun but now I want a bike that I can just ride and doesn't really need any upgrades. The only thing I added to my FJR is a touring windshield. I'm sure a C14 would have been fine also, but I never warmed up to its looks. <gasp!>
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Re: Dealing with my C-10 withdrawal symptoms
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2018, 03:01:40 pm »
I replaced my '99 c-10 with a '15 650 VersysLT. I sold it 234xxx miles on it, 213xxx put on by me. A lot of stories there but I am in the process of making new stories with the Versys, 22xxx miles in the last year.

I do miss that I-4 growl, though. I do not miss the suspension. The V is a blast on the twisties and can munch miles on the slab with aplomb.

I received a pic of the c-10's odometer not too long ago showing 247(IIRC) on it.  :great:
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Re: Dealing with my C-10 withdrawal symptoms
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2018, 04:11:39 pm »
Jim, if your really into withdrawals, and need a C-10 fix,  "you can build my 1052 engine".
I know you have the parts to do it, because I left it (and the extra parts) in your garage..

Glad I could help.....

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Re: Dealing with my C-10 withdrawal symptoms
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2018, 08:14:58 pm »
Jim, if your really into withdrawals, and need a C-10 fix,  "you can build my 1052 engine".
I know you have the parts to do it, because I left it (and the extra parts) in your garage..

Glad I could help.....

Ride safe, Ted

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Re: Dealing with my C-10 withdrawal symptoms
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2018, 09:28:51 pm »
I can see the advantages with a new bike, my friend has just bought a fairly new Honda CBR1000 GT, its light, has an alarm and immobiliser, antilock brakes, amazing tyres and brakes, great fairing and luggage...but! Its just not the same as building your own machine. I've stripped and rebuilt every bike I've owned, and when riding I feel a very real 'connection'  :o
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Re: Dealing with my C-10 withdrawal symptoms
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2018, 01:04:50 am »
Jim, I've had a mysterious, somewhat wild and probably, other worldly message passed to me, for you, from somewhere in Texas by SETI (South East Texas Institute) or something? I'm not entirely sure what it means, but the little green man who sent it, said you'd understand.

It's here:

Message begins:>>>>>>>

Jim, if your really into withdrawals, and need a C-10 fix,  "you can build my 1052 engine".
I know you have the parts to do it, because I left it (and the extra parts) in your garage..

Ride safe, Ted ;)

Message ends>>>>>>>

I hope you can deal with it "appropriately."   :rotflmao:  I think I need to go run an anti-virus scan now.
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Re: Dealing with my C-10 withdrawal symptoms
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2018, 02:30:41 am »
Jim, I still have some C10 parts in the garage... I can ship...

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Re: Dealing with my C-10 withdrawal symptoms
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2018, 05:52:41 am »
Hey Jim, bet I can find one close enough to you that needs some messing with and inexpensive???   Jerry
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Re: Dealing with my C-10 withdrawal symptoms
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2018, 02:47:24 pm »
Jerry, you can't find one closer for him to work on.
My engine is "in" his garage, waiting for him.
  I'll be more than happy to take the bike to him later. {for the engine change when he's done with the 1052 build}!! <sly grin>

PS: Jim, I had Ron send you my note as you didn't seem to be able to receive my signal..
        Doing all I can to help ya with you C-10 withdrawal symptom's....   :great:

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Re: Dealing with my C-10 withdrawal symptoms
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2018, 07:46:51 pm »
Jerry, you can't find one closer for him to work on.
My engine is "in" his garage, waiting for him.
  I'll be more than happy to take the bike to him later. {for the engine change when he's done with the 1052 build}!! <sly grin>

PS: Jim, I had Ron send you my note as you didn't seem to be able to receive my signal..
        Doing all I can to help ya with you C-10 withdrawal symptom's....   :great:

Ride safe, Ted

It's a miracle !!! After reading Ted's message I think I have been cured from my withdrawal symptoms.
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Re: Dealing with my C-10 withdrawal symptoms
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2018, 08:36:27 pm »

It's a miracle !!! After reading Ted's message I think I have been cured from my withdrawal symptoms.

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Re: Dealing with my C-10 withdrawal symptoms
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2018, 08:46:38 pm »
Yahoooo..   It's a miracle!!
I'm glad I was able to help.

If you feel yourself slipping back into withdrawal,,,, let me know.
The Doctor is in.....    ;)

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Re: Dealing with my C-10 withdrawal symptoms
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2018, 02:18:31 am »
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Re: Dealing with my C-10 withdrawal symptoms
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2018, 04:09:54 pm »
Jim,

You know you can come up and tinker all you want...right?  ;)

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Re: Dealing with my C-10 withdrawal symptoms
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2018, 04:19:46 pm »
Covering up your symptoms can be dangerous, and could become a serious condition if left untreated....

I'll bet CRocker would be willing to bring it (your old C-10) by your house for you to work on it.

Nice guy that he is; He would probably be willing to wait (ie; set in the shade and drink your beer) while you work out your frustration's..

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Re: Dealing with my C-10 withdrawal symptoms
« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2018, 12:29:20 am »
Do you wish you had a 6th gear on the FJR?
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Re: Dealing with my C-10 withdrawal symptoms
« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2018, 12:50:16 am »
Do you wish you had a 6th gear on the FJR?

Surprisingly no. With the extra horsepower I have now its not an issue. I'm just waiting for Steve to tell me he is going to start flashing FJR's.
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Re: Dealing with my C-10 withdrawal symptoms
« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2018, 09:54:52 pm »
New project!   :motonoises:
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