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Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1,120
Views: 649,572
Posted By thumperbill
Erica, Glad it all turned out ok. I am the...

Erica,

Glad it all turned out ok. I am the one who filled your tank in Joseph. Glad to have found your ride report and hear it is going well.

Just pass the good deed on to the next rider in...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-26-2008, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2,617
Views: 3,315,249
Posted By thumperbill
Beartooth Pass on a 1986 FJ1200. June 2008. ...

Beartooth Pass on a 1986 FJ1200. June 2008.

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w204/thumperbill/road%20trip/DSC02763.jpg (http://www.advrider.com/forums/%3Ca%20href=)
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2008, 09:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,579
Posted By thumperbill
I agree

I also have a 86 with sponge grips, throttle lock, and a Corbin seat. Most comfortable motorcycle ever owned. Actually had a 84 Goldwing when I purchased the FJ1200. Found the FJ to be more...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2008, 04:39 PM
Replies: 727
Views: 275,316
Posted By thumperbill
Another one

Actually its a TT500 I made street leagal. Had a blast riding it all over the hills. Should never have sold it. Needed little to be perfect.
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Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2008, 04:30 PM
Replies: 727
Views: 275,316
Posted By thumperbill
Tuning the XT

I would start with new points and condensor. Generally I set the gap at .016 them set the timing slightly advanced and back off untill the engine does not ping under load. When finished my bikes...
Forum: Americas 03-29-2008, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By thumperbill
Here is an idea

Foreward air is located very near to the Portland Oregon airport. Almost walking distance. I shipped a bike with them once and all you need are tiedowns and locks for their containers. Would be very...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2008, 11:56 AM
Replies: 727
Views: 275,316
Posted By thumperbill
I do

Love those old Thumpers. Have had a bunch of them with no real problems yet. Got my fist TT back around the mid 80s and have been hooked ever since. Almost always have several in the stable. Great...
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2008, 11:38 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,614
Posted By thumperbill
Best bike I have ever owned

Not the most technologically advanced bike out there but the overall performance, comfort, and ridability make the FJ1200 my favorite bike of all time. I belive in simplicity and this is the bike...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-22-2008, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 809,007
Posted By thumperbill
Since you liked it here is another. Who says you...

Since you liked it here is another. Who says you cant enjoy a 31 year old bike off road.http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w204/thumperbill/DSC02664.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-22-2008, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 809,007
Posted By thumperbill
Not as adventuresome as some of the pics

But its mine and still loves the open road. First post ever as I have been a lurker for a while. Love the diversity of the message boards and thought it would be a good thread to say hi.

86 FJ1200...
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