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  • Birthday 03/30/1959

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    Parkersburg, WV
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    2020 MT09
    2016 FJR1300
    2005 WR450F

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  1. @B-Mac Yes, this is different from the event at Canaan Valley. Yes, I'm crazy. But wait, it gets better. I also got talked into picking up the coordinator role for the MSTA Fall Colors event in Lewisburg WV.
  2. Hi Guys,It's been a while since I've posted here. But a riding buddy from New Jersey and I put together a ride event through the MSTA, centered in Milford PA. We would like to invite anybody who's more or less in the area. The event will run from check-in on Thursday Aug. 1 through check-out on Sunday. Two days of riding. We have reserved about half of the rooms in a highly rated family owned motel (10 of 19 rooms) just outside of Milford. We ran the event this past October on very short notice and we had a great time.The MSTA runs a number of fairly large events every year. But this one is a type that's called a "Just For Fun (JFF)." There's no entry fee, no banquet, and no T-shirts. Just some pre-prepared routes and the chance to hang out with some other riders. And we get a small discount from the motel. We ride in small groups and we will coordinate those at dinner the night before or just before we take off.If you’re not from the area and thought that NY and NJ were nothing but urban sprawl – get your butt up (over, or down) here, and we’ll show you some wilderness, cliffs, and maybe some Bald Eagles. You won’t be in any city traffic, but on a clear day, you can see NYC from the top of Perkins Memorial Drive. If you’re from the area, come on out and meet some other sport touring riders. Have dinner with us at the historic Dimmick Inn & Steakhouse, in Milford, or perhaps the Carriage House in Barryville, NY.We have prepared several street routes, 100 to 250 miles. Routes will be available on printed maps and by gpx.Destinations/overlooks/stops include:Hawks Nest Highway (see the banner photo)Bethel Woods (Woodstock)The Roebling AqueductSugar Loaf NYPerkins Memorial on Bear MountainThe spectacular Route 106 through Harriman St ParkStorm King Highway with overlook on West Point Military AcademyGreenwood LakeThe Dingman’s Ferry BridgeEVENT REGISTRATION: Online Event Registration - Eagle Quest JFF, Milford PA Eagle Quest JFF, Milford PA - online management provided by PlanetReg reg.planetreg.com I can send an email with the route info after you sign the waiver during registration.Motel:Myer Country Motel 570-296-7223 or 800-764-MYER Welcome to the Myer Country Motel Welcome to the Myer Country Motel where for over 73 years our standards of innkeeping excellence have been our trademark. Nestled among the Pocono Mountains of myermotel.com Call for reservations and mention the MSTA or Chris Shoop.They prefer to avoid on-line booking chargesRates: Thur $100&taxes, Fri & Sat $135 & taxesIf you want to learn more about the MSTA, visit: MSTA – Official Website of the Motorcycle Sport Touring Association Official Website of the Motorcycle Sport Touring Association RideMSTA.com
  3. Hey Jared, Yes, it's quiet. But most of the forums that I've been on are quiet or closing up. Blame it on FaceBook. I'm from WV in Parkersburg. I noticed your post, but was hoping for a bit more info on what kind of riding you do, so I didn't reply right away, and then I don't check back very often... Anyway, I organize the WV group of the Motorcycle Sports Touring Association (MSTA). We meet the second Thursday of every month with MSTA members and other riders from the area, including guys from SE Ohio. We hold the meetings in Williamstown since most of our nearby guys are in PKB, Marietta, or nearby. Caldwell is a mere 30 minutes away. You might check out the web page at RideMSTA.COM and the about tab to get a feel for the sorts of guys who are members. Or just show up next Thursday at DaVinci's at 6:30. If you want to attend, please let me know so i can adjust our reservation. Chris Shoop
  4. New price: $9000 with the extras. $8500 without.
  5. The price with the extras is now $10,000. I could probably drop the price without them a bit below the $9500 that's listed. A bit lower for OR members.
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    Hey Guys!

    www.flybyweek.com Starting Monday Aug 23, but the busiest days will be Fri & Sat.
  7. Gorgeous Cobalt Blue 2016 FJR 1300A (not the fussy electronic suspension model) with 39,300 miles. The 2nd gear transmission and front brake switch recalls were performed in February along with a valve check. All were good I'm asking $9,500 on FB marketplace, with all the extras stripped off or $10,500 as is. I can do a bit better for OR members. Ask me. Michelin PR4GT's with more than half the tread remaining. Standard features - the LED cornering lights are on the ES model, not the A. https://www.cycleworld.com/2016/03/22/2016-yamaha-fjr1300a-and-fjr1300es-sport-touring-motorcycle-review-first-ride/ Extras in the as-is price: Shad 50L topcase with base plus Garald Stiffy Bracket. MCE Canyon Cages, front (w highway pegs) & rear. Bruudt passenger peg extensions. Townsend's helmet locks with Powerlet outlets on both sides. Chris Shoop
  8. Rider - not Race... Dang, I'd blame it on autocorrect, but that would have picked a LESS appropriate replacement word. I'm taking the ChampDay session. Not the ChampStreet. The Champ day is new this year. From different email replies, it seems not all of the YCRS guys have the same understanding of what this one is. I think, and I'm hoping that it's sort of like a track day but with more emphasis on coaching. One description said it has a low student to coach ratio. Anyway, I borrowed, I mean stole, I mean bought @JustinNck1 ' s leathers. So I expect to have a nice hot sweaty time.
  9. Wouldn't work. They already like me better than you. 🤪
  10. 2020 MT-09 with absolutely no mods. And it's BLUE!!! It's a seller's market. MT-09's are rare and disappear quickly. The seller managed to look happy for this pic. The purchase was in Dayton. I need to find a new way to buy a new-to-me bike without driving 3 or more hours with that bike in my rearview mirror. I've added a frame slider package (all the spots) and a Puig windscreen is in the mail. Next will be heavier springs, though it's not too bad with the presets and dampers tuned most of the way up. Next trip, Monday, Aug 9 is to PIRC to take a ChampDay with the Yamaha Champions Race School where I will probably manage to avoid seeing @TimTheAzn
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    I just earned a badge for being a conversation starter. I am supremely grateful. But I am also an old guy whose brain is riddled with old movie quotes. https://tenor.com/view/blazing-saddles-badges-gun-we-dont-need-stinking-badges-gif-15462454
  12. I agree!!! Not seeing enough of them nowadays.
  13. @Scruit I will be listing my 2016 A for sale soon. That's the "base" version without all of the electronic handling features that make maintenance and longevity a pain. It still has all of the other nice things, ABS, cruise, heated grips, all LED lights - and other things that I don't often think of. The transmission recall was done and they replaced the clutch which started slipping after the recall work. I'm in Parkersburg WV so you're probably not that close, but let me know if you might pass by and would like to take it for a spin. Why am I selling it? Well, I bought it in the hope that the wife would do more riding with me. Her knees were bothering her when she rode pillion on my FZ6 - which has crazy sport bike ergos for the passenger. But lately she hasn't wanted to go riding and agreed that I should sell it. I'm going to be cleaning her up from a trip to Canaan Valley two weeks ago, then posting. My price won't be exceptionally low, but I'm planning to also offer a stripped version without all the added extras: Shad top case, crash guards, passenger peg extenders.
  14. Got my 2016 FJR back from the dealer today where she was getting transmission recall work done. Ran great. A bit brisk. Yamaha added the 6th gear with the 2016 model and apparently almost all of them were recalled. It's been quite a while since @JustinNck1 sold his five speed FJR, but I'm still gonna tease him about having (had) only five gears.
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    MSF Range Bikes

    Thanks for the suggestion Jen. Not considering the Z300 because Kawasaki stopped participating in the loan program. Seems to have been a few years ago. They are still listed on the program description but it says - "no longer participating." If the range that's close to you is using Kawi's, they probably have a close relationship with a Kawi dealer - who's giving them a great deal so they expose a bunch of newbies to their brand. I'm looking for FREE bikes. My local dealer (Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha) is interested in / willing to put some newer ones on our range through the one-year loan program. But there's paperwork to do, and they want to grump at my state director about the deal that went sour before they start that. Regarding the Hondas, I was thinking that the CB300R had a fairing. But now that I looked at the Honda pages, I see they updated the CB300F to the R in 2019. But it's strange that they still show the 2017 & 2018 CB300F on their sales page. Musta made a pile of them that didn't sell? I like the looks of the newer R version better but which version I get will probably be up to the dealer and their corp contacts. Chris
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