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#1 dcarver

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:06 PM

Wow. What a wonderful platform the FJR is - power, handling, comfort, speed, cornering.

I've been riding a DL650 for the last 2, 3 months? since KrZy8 developed a cracked head or block and just yesterday, FjRay, Fairlaner, and I got the engines swapped. This is after KaitsDad, Fairlainer, and I replaced the head gasket to not avail..

Soo, today, first ride with transplanted engine!

Excuse me a bit while I go freaking ballistic!

[*]WOO-PHOOKING-WOO, WEEEEEE-WEEEEE, WEEEEEE!

Complete RR here

but if you hate linking to an external site, and I understand if you do, here are some pix w/o narrative..
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I have to say.. for a ride just over 150 miles, this has been one, if not, the BEST ever~!
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:13 PM

Congrats again on the engine swap Don! :clapping:

Gotta agree with you, they'll always be an FJR in my stable! :)

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:13 PM

Woohoo! Welcome back to the wonderful world of the FJR
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:14 PM

:yahoo: :thumbsupsmileyanim: :yahoo:

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:15 PM

About fricken time that bike got fixed. Congratulations Don! :yahoo:
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:18 PM

Special thanks to Mr. Niehart, aka Mr. Quiet, whose support enabled my contribution to FjRay's travels.

I have to say I've NEVER seen the kind of friendship and support anywhere else but on this forum..

Kudos to these peeps and Thank You!

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:18 PM

Meh, I don't like to read, so I'll take pics without narrative. And I must say, those pics are some nice ones. Congrats on getting back on the big bike again. Looks like a good time you had.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:20 PM

Meh, I don't like to read, so I'll take pics without narrative. And I must say, those pics are some nice ones. Congrats on getting back on the big bike again. Looks like a good time you had.

You liked the last pix best, eh gixxer? ;)
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:27 PM

When you are HAPPY, We are HAPPY!

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:53 PM

Awesome completely awesome.

I almost made a comment about the sheep in the last pics above, Bust and the sticky stuff noted in the exhaust pipes as noted in this post, but decided not too. :huh:

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:55 PM

Nice work! Well done!
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:09 PM

Feeling the love! So very happy for you my friend.

Today was a very good day.
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:36 PM

That's awesome. I'm impressed that she is all back together so fast. I'm really glad for you. Having great friends cannot be beat. I think the work done to resurrect the bike is amazing!

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:46 PM

I was sure you'd go over 10K posts before this was fixed. It's been a fun journey anyway. Thanks for taking us all along on the ride from ruin to recovery.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:07 PM

Way to go DC. :clapping:

Today, was the 1st day of the rest of your life with KrZy8!
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:44 AM

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 02:26 AM

sweet! ;)
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:45 AM

Very good Mr Carver, what do they call that sweat equity?
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:01 AM

Kudo's to all who participated in the surgery...well done! :D

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:18 AM

WOO HOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :yahoo:

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...and kudos to your friends. Seriously. :clapping: :clapping: