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Re: 2014A to 2018ES Rambling Drivel

Post by wheatonFJR » Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:57 pm

bill lumberg wrote:
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Well, photos from the dragon when they come out tomorrow are probably a bad idea then...
Bill, please take 28 to 129 and get get a new avitar with your psycho blue FJR.
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Re: 2014A to 2018ES Rambling Drivel

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Re: 2014A to 2018ES Rambling Drivel

Post by wheatonFJR » Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:58 am

As cool as that blue looks in the sun...it looks even cooler in the shade. BTW Hud, you still need to see it in person to appreciate it.

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Re: 2014A to 2018ES Rambling Drivel

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Re: 2014A to 2018ES Rambling Drivel

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Re: 2014A to 2018ES Rambling Drivel

Post by Cav47 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:08 am

As a person who deals with helmet color finishes all the time, I have never been much of a fan of the Matte finishes on helmets. They just do not "pop" for the look kids want today. However, I gotta admit, I really like the unique color and finish on yours. Looks great in both sun and shade.

Anyway, how about getting that top box taken care of, it looks like trash compared to the bike. Jeez can you get coordinated please. You have had the bike for at least a week now.
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Re: 2014A to 2018ES Rambling Drivel

Post by blind squirrel » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:40 am

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Well I rode through some shade too:

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Re: 2014A to 2018ES Rambling Drivel

Post by blind squirrel » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:43 am

Cav47 wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:08 am
As a person who deals with helmet color finishes all the time, I have never been much of a fan of the Matte finishes on helmets. They just do not "pop" for the look kids want today. However, I gotta admit, I really like the unique color and finish on yours. Looks great in both sun and shade.

Anyway, how about getting that top box taken care of, it looks like trash compared to the bike. Jeez can you get coordinated please. You have had the bike for at least a week now.
Don't you have a ride report and some photos to work on? :stickpoke: :lol:
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Re: 2014A to 2018ES Rambling Drivel

Post by Hppants » Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:02 pm

Get him B/S - right on!!
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Re: 2014A to 2018ES Rambling Drivel

Post by Harald » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:24 pm

Uncle Hud wrote:
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I've put off reading this because I find the 2018 paint scheme very attractive. Even with 72,000 miles on my 2015, I do not want a new FJR or a new FJR payment.

Sorry to hear that you think the 2018 is also a better motorcycle. That just makes it all the harder to resist.
Maybe it's because I used to live in Marietta, GA but Hud and I are exactly on the same page.

A fair weather rider at work has a new 2018 FJR that I have to walk by everyday when I leave work to get on my grungy 136,000 mile 2007. The frugal side of me finds it hard to justify buying a new motorcycle when the one I have still works great and is paid for. But wait, I'm retiring on December 13th and will need to buy myself a retirement gift. Am I a master of justification, or what? :lol:
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Re: 2014A to 2018ES Rambling Drivel

Post by wheatonFJR » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:34 pm

Harald wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:24 pm
Maybe it's because I used to live in Marietta, GA but Hud and I are exactly on the same page.
Some things you really shouldn't type out loud.
Harald wrote:
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I'm retiring on December 13th and will need to buy myself a retirement gift. Am I a master of justification, or what? :lol:
Much better logic here^^^^^.
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Re: 2014A to 2018ES Rambling Drivel

Post by deang » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:36 pm

Harald wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:24 pm
But wait, I'm retiring on December 13th and will need to buy myself a retirement gift. Am I a master of justification, or what? :lol:
Sounds like a perfectly good reason to me to get a new FJR. Now get shopping!! :D
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Re: 2014A to 2018ES Rambling Drivel

Post by gixxerjasen » Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:00 pm

Hmmm, wonder how well this would match.

https://www.amazon.com/Shoei-Neotec-Mod ... 3109&psc=1

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Re: 2014A to 2018ES Rambling Drivel

Post by Uncle Hud » Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:06 pm

wheatonFJR wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:58 am
BTW Hud, you still need to see it in person to appreciate it.
Wasn't Tommy848 on one when we stopped in Seneca (NC) for chow? I'm really sure he was, because I thought the paint job looked AMAZING, like the bike has some internal glow. And a matching Shoei Neotec? Hubba, Hubba!

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I just don't want a new bike and new bike payment.

I just don't want a new bike and new bike payment.

I just don't want a new bike and new bike payment.

I just don't want a new bike and new bike payment.

Besides, within a week, I'd scrape that gorgeous finish all to hell.
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Re: 2014A to 2018ES Rambling Drivel

Post by wheatonFJR » Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:30 pm

Uncle Hud wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:06 pm
wheatonFJR wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:58 am
BTW Hud, you still need to see it in person to appreciate it.
Wasn't Tommy848 on one when we stopped in Seneca (NC) for chow? I'm really sure he was, because I thought the paint job looked AMAZING, like the bike has some internal glow. And a matching Shoei Neotec? Hubba, Hubba!

I just don't want a new bike and new bike payment. ( <--- My mantra)

I just don't want a new bike and new bike payment.

I just don't want a new bike and new bike payment.

I just don't want a new bike and new bike payment.

I just don't want a new bike and new bike payment.

Besides, within a week, I'd scrape that gorgeous finish all to hell.
Yes, Tommy848 was riding that Psycho Blue FJR all damn day...INCLUDING when we stopped in Saluda, NC.

And you are correct...that Psycho Blue is mesmerizing.
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Re: 2014A to 2018ES Rambling Drivel

Post by raYzerman » Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:43 pm

gixxerjasen wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:00 pm
Hmmm, wonder how well this would match.

https://www.amazon.com/Shoei-Neotec-Mod ... 3109&psc=1

Yea, I'll spend your money for you. :D
Oddly enough, this was posted on another forum...... https://www.chromeburner.com/shoei-neot ... blue-metal
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Re: 2014A to 2018ES Rambling Drivel

Post by Tommy848 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:52 pm

Saluda, Senaca I went thru both towns that day, yet I only had lunch at one.
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Re: 2014A to 2018ES Rambling Drivel

Post by gixxerjasen » Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:22 pm

raYzerman wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:43 pm
gixxerjasen wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:00 pm
Hmmm, wonder how well this would match.

https://www.amazon.com/Shoei-Neotec-Mod ... 3109&psc=1

Yea, I'll spend your money for you. :D
Oddly enough, this was posted on another forum...... https://www.chromeburner.com/shoei-neot ... blue-metal
Someone has one for sale that they've only ridden 300 miles in on a local forum. When I saw the picture all I could think of was "FJR flat blue" and that Lumberg needs this!
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Re: 2014A to 2018ES Rambling Drivel

Post by bill lumberg » Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:32 pm

You gaggle of whores. I am only barely able to resist your pressure to perpetrate a neotec II in blue. Probably not a close match anyway... If Hud buys a bike, I’ll buy the neotec II in blue, XL, thank you.

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Re: 2014A to 2018ES Rambling Drivel

Post by gixxerjasen » Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:33 am

You won't know till you visit a local store and see it in person.

Hint: Holding the helmet in your hands reduces your willpower 800%.
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