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« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2022, 12:39:02 PM »

That’s awesome man! Here’s my old girl I also did a cafe racer conversion kit on her

You can’t call it a cafe racer with those ape hanger handlebars on it Max………….We oldies get our knickers in a twist when you young pups do stuff like that  sarcastic sarcastic sarcastic

With bars like it it’s a “chopper”   sarcastic


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'89 FJ 1200 3CV - no engine, tank, bike for the future.
‘88 FJ 1200 3CV - complete runner 2024 resto project
'88 FJ 1200 3CV - became a race bike, no longer with us.
'86 FJ 1200 1TX - sold to my boss to finance the '89 3CV I still own.
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« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2022, 12:51:12 PM »

We still need Dean to show up and say something like "bloody hell!  In England at 17 you are only allowed a moped with a carb restrictor and a fouled spark plug."

Nah, that’s at 16 Brian, at 17 you’re allowed to unleash all the power of a 12 bhp restricted 125 - and if you’re under 21, once you’ve passed your very in depth riding tests (theory and practical/riding including an observed road ride), you’re only allowed onto a max 33 bhp bike for 2 years, before you can move into something more powerful.

The rules are getting even tougher now, with more restricted categories to make sure new older riders don’t have any freedom either……….. and they wonder why Bike sales in the UK are still in the doldrums…. 

Welcome in Max, you’re lucky (on the one hand) to be able to ride bikes like that a at such a young age (open jealousy here) and it does sound as though you’re responsible enough to not do anything silly. good2

Dean i think that is the same rules  we have here in Norway now .Back in 1985 i only needed to be 18  for heavy motorcycle licence
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« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2022, 06:11:51 PM »


I'm surprised no one has mentioned that there are multiple FJ gatherings around the country, usually called an FJ Rally. The East Coast Fall FJ Rally is in about a week (3rd weekend in Sept.) in Tellico Plains, TN. It's really short notice for this upcoming rally but the East Coast Spring FJ Rally is in Boone, NC the 3rd weekend in May. Boone is about 7-1/2 hours drive from your town. Tellico Plains is about 8-1/2 hours away from you.

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« Reply #18 on: September 08, 2022, 10:29:09 PM »

I was riding my dad's cb750 when I was 14. He didn't know of course. Didn't get my first fj till I was 22.
They are the best all around bike ever made.
Have fun.
Be sure to get to a rally. You'll be glad you did.

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« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2022, 12:25:14 AM »

I was riding my dad's cb750 when I was 14. He didn't know of course.

           I had  a friend like you in highschool . He one time showed up in his step dad's XKE so I could see how cool it was to drive. He had the six cylinder. It didn't have much snap off the line but if you kept your foot in it the car would do 120+.
   He got away with most of his escapades but one day he showed up at school just before lunch to ask me a favor. He wanted me to help him pick up his step dad's almost new BMW R75/5 . I asked him where it was and he told me ten miles up the dirt road that went to the repeating station at the top of peavine mountain . We got into my  old 51 Willy's pickup and drove up. When we got up to it I could see he had laid it over on the left side and knocked the cylinder barrel off. It caught fire after that so he put it out with handfuls of dirt.
      We loaded it up into my truck and drove it home. When we got there we unloaded it and rolled it into the garage and gave it an inspection. I remember the connecting rod protruding from the case bent like a candy cane with no piston. Dirt all over the oil covered engine and inside the crankcase.
    His step dad showed up shortly after. I still remember the look on his face when my friend told him that he and I were going to fix it for him.

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