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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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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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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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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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It's a pretty sweet little piece of machinery. My parents and little brother bought it new. He was too young (12) to operate it on the road and I got my M when I was sixteen so I could haul him around the back roads in Fresno County. We put a lot of miles on that little bike. He gave it to my son when Q was 16, and now my grandson, age nine, is eyeing it.
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Torn.

I'm actually headed towards a power chair.

My old legs just are not doing well at all.

However, I'm looking at pulling the body of the sidecar and attempting to create a loading mechanism for the sidecar to haul the power chair.

I want to keep riding somehow, if only shorter trips.

I used to be a biker. I don't want to be some old guy who owns a bike.

I considered selling it, but that would be a disservice to the friends that got me back into riding.
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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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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!

Carburetor on my riding mower went wacky recently. Spent better part on a day wasting my time trying to fix it. Gave up and ordered aftermarket replacement for very reasonable cost and quick ship. Works fine now. Can't think about the time I wasted trying to troubleshoot the bad one. I got the plug and play replacement cheaper than a repair kit for the bad one.
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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!
My father-in-law was mechanic who taught his sons well. Son taught grandson, so I am surrounded by individuals who understand mechanical French. About the best I can manage is "Polly vou, Frances?" which translates as "what the hell is wrong with the thing now?"
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