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Post  terry lees on Sat Jun 22 2013, 12:08

It is with great sadness that I have to announce the disposal of my beloved FJR. This is the fourth one that I have owned and I have probably done about 120,000 miles on them in total. At my tender age the bike has just become too heavy and too tall (its not grown its me that's shrunk) to manoeuvre about, fine on the move, but just too heavy. The good news is that it will be replaced by a Honda cbf1000 which is 50 kilos lighter, and I can get my feet flat on the ground. The slight downside is that it is chain drive, I swore I'd never own another chain driven bike, having owned 2 Pan Europeans before my FJRs. Anyway the deed is done, I've bought a 2012 model with 3,800 miles on it. It has genuine Honda panniers and topbox heated grips, and fairing lowers, and 15 months of Honda warranty remaining. Further good news is that a certain Mr. Eddie has decided he would kike the FJR so it will be staying in the family as it were.
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Post  Eddie990 on Sat Jun 22 2013, 12:22

Ssssssshhhh! Katie might be reading this!

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Post  0ldcat on Sat Jun 22 2013, 12:32

Katie Katie . . . . . . Have you seen what these two are up to ??? pmsl


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Post  terry lees on Sat Jun 22 2013, 12:44

It will be delivered in about 10 days time Tel, and although you have posted instructions on how to do it, I very much doubt that it is within my capabilities. (to post pictures that is)
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Post  Rosco on Sat Jun 22 2013, 12:50

End of an era and start of another one.

Congrats on the new bike....I'll take a picture of it for you if you want Wink

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Post  0ldcat on Sat Jun 22 2013, 12:52

That's what Chris is for init ?? Wink Very Happy

Look forward to the photies when you've taken delivery left thumb up
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Post  Wild-Kat-Wolf on Sat Jun 22 2013, 13:02

Hahaha priceless!!   Congratulations Terry and well done for keeping the FJR in the family.... it would have been rude not to Smile
 
I'm sure Katie will be very understanding nonofingerdeal......though aren't you going to need a BIGGER garage at this rate Chris? naughty
 
 
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Post  Eddie990 on Sat Jun 22 2013, 13:06

Maybe Fi, suppose I'll need somewhere to live and the kennel hasn't been built yet!

I'll help Tes sort some photos out when I get back ashore.

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Post  BlueZed on Sat Jun 22 2013, 14:05

Well done Terry! I did think the FJR was too much of an old man's bike for you anyway left thumb up
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Post  Eddie990 on Sat Jun 22 2013, 14:07

Whaaaaaaaat! It's new owner is only 33 yrs young dontcha know!

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Post  BlueZed on Sat Jun 22 2013, 14:09

Well... you're as old as the bike you ride. That's what I always say Laughing
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Post  MrNutt on Sat Jun 22 2013, 15:36

sorry to hear of the FJR going, but at least chris has now got a bike to age into! the civic type r's are still not safe! look forward to seeing the new steed at BM
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Post  furball on Sat Jun 22 2013, 16:45

Nice one Terry look forward to seen it at the BM..


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Post  greencat on Sat Jun 22 2013, 19:28

Wow Terry, what do you call a mid-life crisis at your age?

Well done for modernising.
Biggest problem is going to be bending down to inspect the chain rofl

Hope you get on well with your new steed. I doubt you'll be any slower; maybe a bit faster!

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Post  backagain on Sat Jun 22 2013, 22:18

It is interesting, and a little disturbing, to learn that my husband considers himself to be 10 years old...

congratulations on the new bike Terry Smile
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Post  backagain on Sat Jun 22 2013, 22:25

I hope you and your new bike will make it to the BBQ in Aug btw - my dad has been talking about getting a bike for at least 30 years, and still appears not to have got around to it - maybe you could inspire him? Very Happy
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Post  Dirt Bike Dave on Sun Jun 23 2013, 00:50

Uh oh. Bang goes Rosco's inheritance!!!
What you really need is a nice little Panigale!!

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Post  Rosco on Sun Jun 23 2013, 01:16

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I hope you and your new bike will make it to the BBQ in Aug btw - my dad has been talking about getting a bike for at least 30 years, and still appears not to have got around to it - maybe you could inspire him? Very Happy

If you go, I'll go Terry.

We'll obviously need to re-write that will of yours now you can't leave me your fjr.
If you wear your budgie smuggling speedo's I'll wear my mankini.

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Post  terry lees on Sun Jun 23 2013, 09:15

Wow, what an offer. I'm speechless, for once.
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Post  prime on Mon Jun 24 2013, 12:41

one of my favourite memories of bc was of me there, going a million miles an hour doing an impression of rossi's better talented brother, then upcomes what I first thought was the hms ark royal zooming past and elegantly gliding round the bends. of course when I finally caught up it was the fjr and its ginormous panniers. I thought to myself "Christ chris, you've got a lot to learn".
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Post  Eddie990 on Mon Jun 24 2013, 13:04

Thats OK Chris, you can look forward to me and the ginormous panniers inelagently wobbling round the bends if you like.....

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Post  prime on Mon Jun 24 2013, 13:10

it would be much better for my rossi impressions mate, that's for sure.
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Post  SteveCat on Mon Jun 24 2013, 13:58

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote: the ginormous panniers inelagently wobbling round the bends

Not sure if I'm ready for that Very Happy, I very much doubt that'll be the case Chris.

All the best with your new acquisition Terry. I too vowed I'd never go back to chain after decades of shaft drives. Chain technology has come a long way and if you fit a Scottoiler, it's nearly as good as the shafties.
Sounds a good buy great
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Post  Rosco on Mon Jun 24 2013, 14:25

Hope the new bike doesn't turn you into a grumpy old bar steward. Wink
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Post  terry lees on Mon Jun 24 2013, 14:37

I'm only grumpy when you have a camera in your hands.
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