Went for a ride today...never ending hi-jack thread

Discussion in 'Ride Reports & Photos' started by murph, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. skibum69

    skibum69 Active Member

    Different Cylinder heads
     
  2. Backdraft

    Backdraft Member

    IS IT EVER GOING TO WARM UP?!
     
  3. Bob

    Bob Member

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  4. Bob

    Bob Member

    Here's a pic I took of an R60 at Starbucks (no pride when I get low on caffiene) in Port Alberni last week:
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    According to the owner (a Senior expat from the UK ) these older models were "scarce as hen's teeth on the Continent" and were fetching premium prices as per the advert above from Castanet. I pumped gas to one of these in the 1960's. It was owned by an American Serviceman of Colour who was riding it home from the Argentina Base. I thought it was too quiet back then, but now I love the sound of the boxer twin in the power band.
     

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  5. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

    A perfect 14 degrees here today.
     
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  6. TonisToo

    TonisToo Active Member

    No, new "peanut" valve covers
     
  7. keith

    keith Member

    Beauty day for a ride on the new (to me) bike.

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  8. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

    I see you bought my old bike. It is a fantastic bike. Did you pick it up at Atlantic Recreation? I told them I got a letter in the mail about a recall on the ECU and to contact the new owner about it.
     
  9. keith

    keith Member

    Nope, i bouht it private trade/sale. He said the ECU recall has been done. Its a fantastic bike!

    Why did you trade it?
     
  10. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

    Got a FJ-09 instead. A very similar bike but fit my shorter stature a little better. I drove that VStrom down the dirt road to Burgeo with Scooter before they fixed it up. Scooter kept me upright and out of trouble. I do miss the instant torque though. And the windscreen.
     
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  11. murph

    murph Well-Known Member

    I hear it comes undercoated.
     
  12. Trash

    Trash Active Member

    ??? o_O
    Must be an inside joke.
     
  13. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

    Scooter was riding point on his VStrom 650 and when ever he came upon a washout or boulder field he would stop and point to the best route or was ready to spot me so I didn’t tip over.
     
  14. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

    Yes.
    Keith, if you look on the inside of the swingarm in front of the rear tire you will probably find some petrified road tar from a horrible day in Grose Morne where they tarred both sides of the road and then let traffic pass. My tires grew nearly an inch in diameter. Some of it just wouldn’t come off.
     
  15. keith

    keith Member


    Yes, i remember you posting about that on the forum! It's got new tires on it now. Bridgestone Battlax Adventure. They are pretty road oriented though.

    The FJ-09 was on my short list as well. Beauty bike. Ironically, i'm looking to get a tall seat for the Strom now. :)
     
  16. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

    How many Km were on it when you picked it up?
     
  17. keith

    keith Member

    14,500 kms. All fluids were changed this past winter. Beak is a little cracked at the tip.
     
  18. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

    I let it go with about 12k on it. No cracks in the beak though. I did at least 6 oil and filter changes on it.
     
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