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Introduction-Mark in Eastern PA

Post by mm16fjr » Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:56 pm

Greetings from West Chester, PA. I'm new to the group but hoping to figure out quickly how to contribute and be helped by FJR veterans. First bike was Honda CL350 back in 1973 so that pretty much dates me. After my two kids left the house I got back to two wheels...with the bullet proof Honda Nighthawk 750. I quickly outgrew it and picked up a used 2006 FJR which I loved from the get go. This year I decided to upgrade to a newer generation but personally did not care for the matte finish 0n the '18 so I looked and found a few months ago a 2016 with 1200 miles. I will be parting with the '06 once I learn how to let folks know about it on this forum. I did not know how good cruise control could be...plus a readable speedometer and the 6th gear ain't so bad either. -Mark
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Re: Introduction-Mark in Eastern PA

Post by FJRPittsburgh » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:07 pm

Hey Mark! Welcome from Western PA. Hopefully I'll meet you at one of the upcoming events. Congrats on the updated FJR. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

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Post by wheatonFJR » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:15 pm

Welcome!

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Post by mm16fjr » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:22 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome. Looking forward to getting new friends all over the country.

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Post by CollingsBob » Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:23 pm

Welcome!

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Post by mm16fjr » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:37 pm

Great hearing from you CollingsBob. Congrats on the women's US Open tennis championship win for Canada.
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Post by wheatonFJR » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:04 pm

mm16fjr wrote:
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Great hearing from you CollingsBob. Congrats on the women's US Open tennis championship win for Canada.
Was Bob on the team? Man, he never mentioned it at all. That guy is so humble. 8-)

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Post by BkerChuck » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:16 pm

Welcome aboard Mark! Figured you could find this place with just a little help!
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Post by LKLD » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:14 pm

Welcome to the forum, Mark, and on that gorgeous '16!

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Post by escapefjrtist » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:29 pm

Welcome from metro Seattle and congrats on the [new] to you '16! Great color...had the same with a previous '06.

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Post by Hppants » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:42 am

Welcome to the madness. Like you, I returned to motorcycling in 2009 after the kids were grown. And like you, I started with a Honda Nighthawk, actually 2 of them ('84 700s followed by a '96 750) before upgrading to my first FJR.

Hope to see you on the rollercoaster!!
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Re: Introduction-Mark in Eastern PA

Post by mm16fjr » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:20 am

BkerChuck wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:16 pm
Welcome aboard Mark! Figured you could find this place with just a little help!
Thanks Chuck....getting it figured out but may need some coaching on full use downstream. Is is OK to post the sale of my '06 in the intro section?

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Post by mm16fjr » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:22 am

LKLD wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:14 pm
Welcome to the forum, Mark, and on that gorgeous '16!

Rob,
From Flatistan
Thanks Rob. Hope I get to meet some of you FJR riders in the coming months.

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Post by BkerChuck » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:23 am

Mark, Not everyone bothers looking at the intro area so post it in the classified section. Not sure if there is a minimum number of posts to gain access to that or not.
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Post by mm16fjr » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:24 am

escapefjrtist wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:29 pm
Welcome from metro Seattle and congrats on the [new] to you '16! Great color...had the same with a previous '06.

~G
We are the same in that....a great color for sure. Would have tried a red but that was not an option for the newer ones. Maybe '14 was the last one?
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Post by wheatonFJR » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:25 am

mm16fjr wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:20 am
BkerChuck wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:16 pm
Welcome aboard Mark! Figured you could find this place with just a little help!
Thanks Chuck....getting it figured out but may need some coaching on full use downstream. Is is OK to post the sale of my '06 in the intro section?
Absolutely...go for it!...but you might have better success in the for sale section.

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Post by mm16fjr » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:26 am

BkerChuck wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:23 am
Mark, Not everyone bothers looking at the intro area so post it in the classified section. Not sure if there is a minimum number of posts to gain access to that or not.
Thanks...will give it a shot...nothing ventured nothing gained.
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Re: Introduction-Mark in Eastern PA

Post by mm16fjr » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:29 am

Hppants wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:42 am
Welcome to the madness. Like you, I returned to motorcycling in 2009 after the kids were grown. And like you, I started with a Honda Nighthawk, actually 2 of them ('84 700s followed by a '96 750) before upgrading to my first FJR.

Hope to see you on the rollercoaster!!
I like the madness. That is so crazy regarding the parallels in our lives. The Nighthawk was my second bike. First was the CL350 bought new back in 1973 I believe. Where are you located?
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Post by wheatonFJR » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:32 am

mm16fjr wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:29 am
Hppants wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:42 am
Welcome to the madness. Like you, I returned to motorcycling in 2009 after the kids were grown. And like you, I started with a Honda Nighthawk, actually 2 of them ('84 700s followed by a '96 750) before upgrading to my first FJR.

Hope to see you on the rollercoaster!!
I like the madness. That is so crazy regarding the parallels in our lives. The Nighthawk was my second bike. First was the CL350 bought new back in 1973 I believe. Where are you located?
-Mark
First bike I ever rode on (as a teen passenger) was a CL 360 -Green. The owner of that bike rode my first bike (1977 CB550F) out of the dealer to a parking lot so I could practice...July 1977. I got my license shortly thereafter.

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Post by raYzerman » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:52 pm

Mark, welcome from the Great White North... no wait, that's where Collings is.
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