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Old 05-06-2015, 01:45 PM
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Here is what I have been working on

Hey, at least I am back on two wheels. It was a long year off.





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Old 05-06-2015, 03:26 PM
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Glad to hear you are back in action...now we need to do something about that motorcycle...
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Old 05-06-2015, 04:48 PM
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I love the looks of the FJ and the speed can get the heart rate up. .

Now that this one is about done, it will be time to start on the XS. It has been in "time out" since it hurt me. lol.

I think i am going to strip all of the hard bags off of it and ditch the big fairing. It was awesome on the freeway, but I like the way the bike handles lighter without all that stuff. Go through the carbs and the entire brake system, add a headlight back on it, and it will be ready to go. Will probably need a new battery as well.

Gonna go from this look


back to this one


except I am going to replace the headlight with a round one to fit the windshield better.
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Old 05-06-2015, 04:58 PM
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Wow

I have never seen a fairing like that. What is it? If I lived closer to you, I would be begging to buy it, and the trunk and bags.
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Old 05-06-2015, 04:59 PM
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Both Great

I like both looks ! You gonna stash the parts in case you want to go back ?
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Old 05-06-2015, 05:14 PM
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I have never seen a fairing like that. What is it? If I lived closer to you, I would be begging to buy it, and the trunk and bags.
LOL, its one of those things, people either hate it, or love it. It is a Vetter Liberator fairing. Only a hundred or so were made before the Vetter factory burned down and all the molds were destroyed. So yeah, very very rare. I will probably sell them but who knows.
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Old 05-06-2015, 05:18 PM
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Harry...just giving you a hard time...I cant say i like the paint scheme but I've owned 2 FJ1200s and they are great bikes... The windscreen on Swamp Thing is Plexistar...it does an adequate job of keeping the headwinds off your upper body but it still allows alot of air to get around it...a big difference than your Harley fairing for sure...
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Old 05-06-2015, 05:52 PM
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The windshield I have is a Memphis Shades brand. Very nice quality. I happen to love the way the paint came out. Good thing it is my bike and not yours, huh.
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Old 05-06-2015, 06:04 PM
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Hey its your thing...to each their own...
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Old 05-06-2015, 06:06 PM
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Harry I like the big locomotive fairing... that gets you noticed...no doubt its heavy...
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Old 05-06-2015, 06:09 PM
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hey, leave my thing out of it.
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Old 05-06-2015, 07:18 PM
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Still delusional on pain meds apparently.. .
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Old 05-06-2015, 07:29 PM
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No, still drunk from that kahlua that Greg made with the everclear and brought to Cody's that time. 4 years ago or something like that??
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Old 05-06-2015, 07:56 PM
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Good to hear you can get back on two wheels again! Still like seeing pics of THAT set-up on the bike. IMO, I'd leave it and have the FJ to fill the more spirited riding. Does look good in either attire though.
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Old 05-06-2015, 11:09 PM
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Harry,
Great to read posts from ya again.
Like the bike! Looking forward to seeing it in person.

Glad to hear the legs getting better, too.

According to the home page reminder, I see...

It's your birthday today!
Hope you had a great one today, my friend!
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