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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9220 on: January 09, 2021, 04:11:41 AM »
It was 19F / -7C on my way home. Finally I can contribute some bike pics to this thread!







PS.... Pete, that is awesome about Sebrings being there where you are! Do they look the same as mine or the other ones here in the States ?
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9221 on: January 09, 2021, 12:56:38 PM »
Wahoo, pics! Thanks Showbiz  :icon_mrgreen: :woohoo:

That sounds way too cold though!

Yeah the Sebring I saw looked exactly the same as yours from what I could see, I suspect there was a minimal amount of importing of right hand drive versions done.
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9222 on: January 16, 2021, 12:50:30 PM »
It was hot and humid yesterday but beautiful clear blue skies and dry roads made for an awesome morning out.

Six Kats plus a couple of others in the mix and loads of fun.

IMG_4379 by starpoint73, on Flickr

We had a new fella on an XL with us as well so we showed him some of the more interesting detours and scenery on the way home as well.

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I also finally got to lay eyes on the new Z900 and Katana in the Pitstop Cafe parking area as I'd not seen either in the metal yet. Unfortunately I didn't get to figure out who was riding them to have a chat and maybe a photo of the old with the new Katana.

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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9223 on: January 16, 2021, 04:17:31 PM »
Hiya folks... rare drop in.... life is busy... very busy

But.... I did a few searches in here.... couldn’t see any particular results...

So..

Who Knows?  :sad: - Yama?

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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9224 on: January 17, 2021, 12:21:10 PM »
Glad to see you dropping back in Mr Janx  :thumb:

However that is sad news indeed, especially as no one over seems to know either  :sad:

RIP our regular post whore.
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9225 on: January 20, 2021, 03:22:39 AM »
I decided I'd seen enough of my shoulders on Saturday so time to ditch the stock mirrors and get some bar ends sorted finally.

As luck would have it, the stock bar end weights are recessed about 10mm so they cover the ends of the clip ons, which is about the same width as the mounts for the mirrors. I just chucked a spacer under the bar end weight and job done, bar end mirrors while retaining the stock bar end weights and no adjustments to controls or grips required. Bargain!

I haven't been able to road test yet as I'm waiting for a rear tyre. My slow leak turned out to be a puncture and the centre of the tyre's pretty much illegal anyway, so a new BT46 is on the way. So much for the VM33 rebuild in February, that's going to have to be a March thing now.

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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9226 on: January 27, 2021, 07:59:16 AM »
I missed your frosty pic show but that's hardcore! :bowdown:

Look eet all them kats pete!   :)
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9227 on: January 29, 2021, 12:41:38 PM »
Finally got my tyre on Thursday, wheel back on Thursday night and finally got a test ride in with the new mirrors riding to work and back yesterday.

I always forget how good fresh tyres feel, but those mirrors... awesome! I had so many issues with visibility with the stock mirrors that I'd often get stuck in traffic because I just wasn't sure where things were around me. Head swivelling is good, but without decent mirror views there are still limits. These mirrors being slightly convex open a whole new world up behind you, so visibility is awesome, and of course they're so low they help a lot with the filtering also :D

Seriously thinking I need a set on the 450 now, the 'bar end mirrors on that are good, but these ones are much better.
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9228 on: March 16, 2021, 11:24:30 AM »
Greetings GS fans! :cheers:
Glad to see that "Last Post Wins" is still an open thread.
While my stable of uneventful motorcycles has changed several times since the last time I posted, my old DL1000k6 is still my daily machine.

As I've always said; "If I wasnt 200+ pounds and 6'3" tall I'd still be riding a GS500" :laugh: but alas, my DL1000 with dropped pegs, raised bars, and a taller wind screen fit me so much better.

Now. . .
The point of this post:
I have stayed in contact with Yama (Aaron) near continuously since I first met him many years ago on this forum. Last I talked to him (December?) he was about to get another surgery on his leg.

He always answered my emails but now nothing!
That brings two possibilities to the table...
1.) He didnt survive the surgery.

2.) He's broke and not in a position to be able to keep his internet connection up.

If anyone has any info on yamahonkawazuki please post it here or send me a PM.
Thanks!
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9229 on: March 16, 2021, 02:04:03 PM »
Nice to see you post again Ej  :cheers:

I am so sorry but Aaron did pass away.  :cry:

He's riding with Patrick up in Heaven now.  :angel:

There's not many details but here's the thread:

http://gstwins.com/gsboard/index.php/topic,73620.0.html
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9230 on: March 18, 2021, 01:19:03 PM »
Thank you SBW :rstar:
Aaron and I had quite a few cyber adventures over the miles and years in spite of the distance between Jersey and Tennessee.
All things considered he's probably going to do quite well as his adventures continue in better place.

Thanks again for the link. :thumb:
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9231 on: June 10, 2021, 01:58:27 AM »
(I know it's late but)

You are very welcome Ej

PETE are you still out there? I hope so!

I figured I would update this thread and say that my Dodge Spirit is finally home with me. It was 7 years and 11 months since it was crashed into from behind and I felt like I lost one of my best friends... but I never gave up working on it.

If anyone replies, and is interested, I can post some pics (almost everybody loves pics... right? lol!)

Take care everybody <3
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9232 on: June 10, 2021, 07:35:32 AM »
where pics????:dunno_black:

heck yea!
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9233 on: June 11, 2021, 12:43:02 PM »
Yep, I'm still alive! Just checked in for the first time in a little while... definitely keen to see the pics Showbiz, post away!

I'm currently in the process of replacing the head gasket in the Kat as the copper one's been leaking oil into number 4 cylinder. Sorting out some other niggly things while I'm at it including repainting the headers as well.

I also got new tyres on the 450 yesterday finally, been having trouble sourcing them due to shipping issues during COVID.
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9234 on: June 12, 2021, 02:16:14 AM »
I am super glad to hear from you both :kiss3:

The interior is not done at all but it's legal to drive according to Pennsylvania inspection (my Dad was the one who put the sticker on for the first time since 2014... and he is very strict when it comes to the book.)

Also, it will be better to work on the interior things at my house because everything will stay clean !

On my drive home, I was thankful and amazed that everything still worked. A/C (just needed a little charge), cruise control, dash indicators... and especially how smooth the trans shifted.

I know it's just a 27 year old Spirit but it was a gift from my uncle (and also godfather) back in 2005... and there are countless memories attached to this car for me, as well as other people. Words can't describe what it was like to finally bring it home a week ago.

These pics show some of the exhaust parts I picked out, how it looked in my driveway last weekend and another member of my family who was super happy it was home  :cheers:












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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9235 on: June 12, 2021, 12:32:05 PM »
Hahaha very cool!

I'm glad to see the most important purrrrrson has given approval for the return of the Spirit  :D
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9236 on: August 17, 2021, 02:16:04 PM »
Do random people wave at you show?  I would, just cause that's a one of kind!  :star: :star: :star: Love the pics!  Ne'er get enough pics!  :icon_mrgreen:
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9237 on: August 17, 2021, 03:01:11 PM »
They absolutely do when I'm out in the TMNT van. Not so much in the Spirit. People tend to turn their noses up at the Spirit or just give me the "deer caught in the headlights" look  :laugh: :laugh:

I'll have to post some more pics. I (semi) recently finished up installing the new cd player and front speakers... fixed the grid lines on the rear defroster and I know there's a couple other things I can't remember at the moment lol
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9238 on: August 17, 2021, 05:36:27 PM »
Hey SBW you stole my cat!!!
Beam me up Scottie....

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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9239 on: August 18, 2021, 03:12:42 PM »
Omg please share a picture of your calico!!! I love them  :kiss3: :kiss3: :kiss3:
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