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    Quote Originally Posted by Carter Turk View Post
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    Are you gelling with the long gal?
    Oh yes indeed! The only problem I have is trying not to ride it every time and giving the 450 some attention. The riding position of the Kat really helps me stretch my back out which is great, whereas putting the clubmans and rearsets on the 450 is actually causing me some grief because it doesn't have the same stretch. I think I may have to take the 450 back to scrambler mode again just for fun
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    I think I am running out of season. I was going to do one of my normal rides, but the road was icy:



    That was disappointing, so I turned around. Going through the sentrum I saw frozen over puddles, and my indicators were not working so I went home. My new rain suit worked great at stopping the wind though.



    I guess winter is coming...

    Edit: A student told me today four people tipped over on their bikes on sunday. Scary.
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    Yesterday was my wife's first ride on the FJR. We hit the road at 9am and went to see my uncle in Aztec, up near the Colorado border. Stopping in Cuba, a frequent halfway pit stop, we visited with another rider on a 2004 HD V-Rod. He was heading into a pretty desolate area and wondered how far it was to the next gas station. I couldn't tell him right off hand. With the estimated 100 mile range he got out of a tank of gas, he said if he didn't find gas in 50 miles he'd just turn around. That made me even more thankful to be riding the FJR with it's 6 gallon tank.



    We were heading to see my uncle in an assisted living facility. He's 15 years into his battle with Parkinson's and just turned 80. Covid has kept us from visiting for most of this year so it was nice to catch up on things. He kept dropping hints for me to come bust him out of that prison like facility and take him fishing. I'll have to setup some sort of diversion so the warden won't see him rolling away in his wheelchair. Maybe get his room mate to pretend he's choking on some pudding or something, then make a run for it.

    We stayed a couple of hours and had to turn back toward Albuquerque for the three hour ride home. The wind was out of the Northwest so we had 25-45 mph tail winds all the way home. That was pretty sweet! Here's a pic near Nageezi where we stopped to add a layer. The temp kept dropping and near the Continental Divide it got pretty cool, for us anyway...

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    Noreg, Back to chilly temperatures this week here. Heavy Frost in the Mornings is pretty common however this week we are experiencing what the locals call "Indian Summer" Las big warming after a series of freezing nights and cool days. Keep riding while you can!

    Sounds like a great ride Burque! Your a great nephew to visit!!! Great pictures... As always. The FJR is a great machine! Little to heavy for my liking, I'm back on the Bonneville daily for the VMAX is just too much to handle in wet cold conditions. So glad you had a great day t ride!

    Big weekend... On my ride in this morning the CEL went off... Ahh European Bikes, what an interesting owning experience. Heavy rain all day...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burque73 View Post
    Yesterday was my wife's first ride on the FJR. We hit the road at 9am and went to see my uncle in Aztec, up near the Colorado border. Stopping in Cuba, a frequent halfway pit stop, we visited with another rider on a 2004 HD V-Rod. He was heading into a pretty desolate area and wondered how far it was to the next gas station. I couldn't tell him right off hand. With the estimated 100 mile range he got out of a tank of gas, he said if he didn't find gas in 50 miles he'd just turn around.
    Surprised he didn't think to strap a two gallon can of fuel onto the back seat.
    Even with the 5 gallon tank of the GS I've done that a few times.
    When I got the XS I was a bit perturbed by its weeny tank, but it does an easy 60mpg if I take it easy, so its tank range is reasonable. I'd still strap a gallon or two on the back if I were going any place far off, just in case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedz123 View Post
    Noreg, Back to chilly temperatures this week here. Heavy Frost in the Mornings is pretty common however this week we are experiencing what the locals call "Indian Summer" Las big warming after a series of freezing nights and cool days. Keep riding while you can!

    Sounds like a great ride Burque! Your a great nephew to visit!!! Great pictures... As always. The FJR is a great machine! Little to heavy for my liking, I'm back on the Bonneville daily for the VMAX is just too much to handle in wet cold conditions. So glad you had a great day t ride!

    Big weekend... On my ride in this morning the CEL went off... Ahh European Bikes, what an interesting owning experience. Heavy rain all day...
    Living in the high desert, one mile above sea level (give or take), we do get snow and freezing rain on rare occasions. Those days are few and far between thankfully. As much as I long for the moisture of New England, I really don't miss shoveling 12 feet of snow every winter.

    The FJR actually tips the scale about the same as my GS, but I swear it feels lighter. Its easier to hold up at a stop and drops into corners with far less effort. After 400 miles or so yesterday, my wife likes the GS better. I guess the extra horses and better handling don't do anything for her, it's all about wind, leg room and a comfy saddle. The adjustable windshield makes a noticable difference for her, but I like it down all the way otherwise it creates a vacuum that pulls me forward.

    My friend is selling an '08 Bandit 1250. Same setup with bags and all and I'm thinking about swapping with him, maybe for a day just to see if it works better for us. Haven't discussed it yet, just thinking. I read that the wind isn't as much an issue for the passenger on the Bandit, plus it's lighter and hey, it's a Suzuki! The legroom may be an issue for her though. Last night she suggested getting a trike. Maybe the visit with my uncle sent her down that thought path. She said I was made to ride motorcycles, her not so much. If she was made for a cage, maybe a trike is a good middle ground, but not yet. haha


    Quote Originally Posted by Grimly View Post
    Surprised he didn't think to strap a two gallon can of fuel onto the back seat.
    Even with the 5 gallon tank of the GS I've done that a few times.
    When I got the XS I was a bit perturbed by its weeny tank, but it does an easy 60mpg if I take it easy, so its tank range is reasonable. I'd still strap a gallon or two on the back if I were going any place far off, just in case.
    I suggested he get a few gatorade bottles full at least. His V-Rod had bags so they wouldn't be too hard to carry. In fact, that's the first one I'd seen with bags. They looked pretty good on it I thought.

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    Only rode it up and down the street a couple times.
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    Looks great Steve.
    Just got in from an absolutely beautiful moonlight ride. More later.

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    Took the "Silver Ghost" around the block. It's been apart for 2 months while I repainted it by hand in my humble garage. It was so nice to get it out on the road again!


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    I finally got to take a good ride on the GS1100GL this weekend. Riding up to this point had been limited to errand running, one work commute, and a few nighttime cruises that I was able to drag my wife out for.

    Another GSer and I took a ride through southeast Ohio. We took a 169 mile route, with some stops along the way. The route was a pleasant mix of open roads, curvy but smooth and easy, and tight and twisty. We even hit a small piece of Rt 555.

    My 1100, which has troubled me with its fuel economy, turned in 39.18MPG on a full tank during this ride. I know that's not awesome, but it's better than I have experienced so far.

    I was also pleased with how grunty the 1100 engine is. You just about can't lug that engine. Through our long passes up and down mountains (OK, Ohio mountains, but still...) and through tight curves, I was pleased to find that the 1100 did not mind accelerating from 2000RPM and even a little below in 5th gear. I certainly could have had more power by downshifting, but on a fairly casual ride with a little allowance to have some fun, I had plenty of power to accelerate in 5th. Grunting through those hills in 5th was its own kind of fun!
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