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About thompsonian

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    2015 Yamaha FJR1300A

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    2019 deals gap dates

    Sounds like the Great White North to me....
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    WVa. New River Gorge.

    Love that area. My family graveyard is 1 road before you get to the New River Gorge bridge.
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    I think I lost my passion for riding

    I've been feeling the same way since my little incident. My BP is all over the place and it makes me just a shade nervous to get back on the bike and gave it happen again. I get a little twitchy just driving the truck some days. I don't owe a whole lot on the FJR so I may just keep it and pay it off so I'll always have it. But lately the urge and drive just seem to have fallen off. And now that we're getting into the off season it just sets in a little more. Maybe a Scat Pack Challenger will find it's way into my new garage
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    Motor rebuild after floated valve, what to look for?

    "FOOLS" said I " You do not know" I ride as fast as the wind blows I'll rev it higher than the eagles soar Going faster than I did before But the exhaust note went quiet as a church mouse fart Damn it won't start Listen to the sound of Triumph.
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    My wife’s knee replacement

    I'll second everything that @Shoop says. Ice and movement in her friend. I know the pain is atrocious, but the better/more you work at it, the more beneficial it will be. I'll also echo at what @Tonik says as well. Pain meds do a number on your bowels and that isn't something you need to compound the problem. If they didn't give her a device, make sure she is doing her foot pumps as often as she can. That will help lower the risk of a clot. Also have her walk on it as much as she can. Take the PT as seriously as she can. My therapist told me the harder I worked there, the more I'd reap the benefits once I was done. Best of luck to you both!
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    Random Thoughts thread

    IP dealt with me on my 15. I was out the door for $12200 on one fresh out of the crate. And since I had to wait so long for assembly I got the 4 year YES for the price of the 2 year.
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    Off all week, who wants to ride

    Thanks man. Had a scare about 10 years ago or so. Some bloodwork came back off and did the MRI thing. Nothing then, and shouldnt be anything now. Just trying to cover all our bases.
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    Off all week, who wants to ride

    Aside from the fact we dont know what the root cause is yet of the vertigo, I'm good. Have an MRI scheduled for the end of the month. Best case scenario is nothing is wrong and we travel another path to find the source. Worst case is possible brain tumor/damage of some sort from who knows what. I know...its hard to do a brain scan when there isnt anything there to begin with
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    Off all week, who wants to ride

    You're more than welcome to come take my FJR for a spin if you want. Lord knows I'm not riding it for the moment. My season may be over...
  10. thompsonian

    What do YOU need?

    Price check on a Klim TK1200
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    What did you do to your bike today?

    Justin and I, well mostly Justin, got the FJR about 80% reassembled Saturday night. Flushed the coolant while the fairings were off. Should be back all the way together this week.
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    What did you do to your bike today?

    Not quite. Getting closer tho. They changed my BP meds and its helped, but there's still some dizziness going on. Doing the exercises and getting my eyes checked as well this week just as a precautionary measure.
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    What did you do to your bike today?

    Parts came in last week. Hopefully will make it out to @JustinNck1 garage this weekend to get it all put back together
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    OMRL Adkins

    Guess I better not get one...talk about lapped traffic "Hey Dave, the race is over!" "OVER? I JUST NOW finished 1 lap!!!"
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    What did you do to your bike today?

    8rider6, If you're not a member of either FJRiders.com or fjrforum.com head over there and join. There's a member there by the handle Garauld. He makes some really nice add-ons for the bike and they're amazing quality.