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Old 06-26-2019, 10:23 AM
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Contemplating the end

Facing a pile of repair work on the V*rago, starting with fork seals. Choices are spend a bunch doing the repairs, spend more on a different bike, or give it up all together. I don't like any of the choices. Given increasing physical challenges, I don't have many more seasons of riding, but I hate to give it up any sooner than I have to. On the other hand, it's a lot of money going to something we can only use a handful of months out of the year.

Yeah, I don't like any of the choices.
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Old 06-26-2019, 11:36 AM
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H0NDA Grom?

125cc, streetable, on 45MPH and under streets (this may vary from state to state?) Can also go some off-road (?) use around the ranch.


Maybe it would work for me overcoming my dirt / gravel road phobias?
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H0NDA Grom?

125cc, streetable, on 45MPH and under streets (this may vary from state to state?) Can also go some off-road (?) use around the ranch.


Maybe it would work for me overcoming my dirt / gravel road phobias?
When I have a 1970 H0NDA 70 sitting in the garage? Perish the thought.
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When I have a 1970 H0NDA 70 sitting in the garage? Perish the thought.
How are the forks on that?


Anyone local that even knows how a carburetor works?

Like a rotary phone on how it works in today's world, but most people don't know that "Carburetor" is a French word that translates to, Don't touch this!
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Sad read, but understandable. I traded the wore out E glide for a Yamahondakawazuki FJ-09 a few months ago. Almost half the weight and 40 or more HP that makes it a unicycle at will Iíll ride as long as I can feel safe doing so




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What does Francis wanting a cracker have to do with carburetors?
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They're Colorado crackers and Polly feeds them to Frances to make her feel better about not understanding carburetors.
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