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Post by wdcsjc » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:24 pm

Live just west of Richmond, VA, Retired since 1995 and became an octogenarian this past November. Have owned quite a few interesting bikes and have more fun riding now than when I was younger. Just bought my first 'sport' bike, a 2008 FJR with ABS, which was owned by a 70-some Iron Butt member who did 48 states plus 1 (Alaska) in a single trip. Also did 1500 miles in 24 hours, at some point. My other bike is 2003 Honda VTX 1800 R that I put around 10K miles a year on. Two children(both local PTL)and six grandchildren who are a joy. Glad to be in this forum and hope to learn and contribute as much as I have in the VTX forum.

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wheatonFJR
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Post by wheatonFJR » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:34 pm

Welcome...
Laying around the house...amazed that a '13 just rolled up to my door.

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Post by John d » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:40 pm

Welcome from Canada's south coast.

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Post by NTXFJR » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:50 pm

Welcome to the forum. There's a lot of good quality folks in here. Congrats that you're still on two wheels!
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Post by FJRPittsburgh » Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:44 am

Welcome aboard! You chose a great place to learn about the bike plus locations of rides and tech days. Enjoy!

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Post by escapefjrtist » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:58 pm

Welcome from metro Seattle and congrats on your first FJR!

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Post by Uncle Hud » Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:17 pm

Welcome, wdcsjc! Yes, the FJR is a sport bike with luggage. That makes overnight rides much more fun!
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Post by 0face » Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:00 pm

Welcome aboard
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Post by RacinRay » Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:34 pm

Welcome. I had a 2002 VTX1800C. Loved that bike.

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Re: New to the Forum

Post by Festus » Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:39 pm

Welcome! How west of Richmond? A few of us on here are in the surrounding area. I had to google octogenarian. Dang, a new FJR rider who’s over 80? Well done, Sir! Quite impressive.
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