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  2. Kathy, sorry for your loss. You two had a good run together.
  3. I'm always a step behind these days. Glad you found it. I hope you choose to remain on the page.
  4. Well...don't know why I couldn't find it yesterday (thought I used the same search text), but I just located it and requested to join the group.
  5. Please let me know the FB page...I cannot find it. Thank you.
  6. Donna and I will be there at the 10 am service, we registered. I am so dad over this.
  7. Kathy I'm very sorry for your loss. We had some wonderful times together. Please don't hesitate to ask if you need anything at all. Michele and I will be there as I am sure the restof the group would. Thinking of you and the rest of the family during these difficult times.
  8. There is a lot more on Facebook hope you can see it.
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  10. Thank you all for your kind words. I have been pulling photos for a video montage that will playing during his services. It will be available to stream at some point afterwards and I will post it here.
  11. Kathy I am so sorry! I will be praying and thinking of both of you!
  12. Kathy, my sincerest condolences to you and your family. Will be thinking of you both.
  13. Kathy, so sorry this hear this news. I know that we all are saddened by this and I personally wish to convey my heart felt condlemces.Due to the pandemic I can not attend services but please know that I will be thinking of both of you during that time.
  14. It is with deep sadness that I inform you that my husband of 26 years (together for 32) passed away of a heart attack on Saturday, January 9th. I was with him and it happened quickly -- hopefully with little to no pain. His obituary is at this link and includes information about the services should anyone wish to attend: www.newcomerstlouis.com/Obituary/194435/Stephan-Bienz/St Peters-MO Note registration is required. For those that knew him/us, prayers are much appreciated for me, our pup, his family and dear friends.
  15. I took a look at fixing the Chat window... there wasn't any hope of making it work. The add on software that enabled it has become so expensive that it doesn't make sense to keep it around and there really is no other chat app available as a plug-in to IPB. I'll keep looking. This was the first time in over a year and a half that I've looked at anything behind the scenes here and it all looks like a foreign language to me and I can't find anything that looks like what it used to. I may have some time in the future to look at things.
  16. Butch was my grandpa, did you ever find a tshirt?
  17. I am happy to see your post . I went to college in Arizona and it reminds me of good memories. I have been semi retired and traveling never mind my many medical problems I miss you guys. I live in Nevada Missouri and Florida Kathy follows me some of the time but I still want to ride with you guys!
  18. Hello buddy. I just clicked on the site and saw one post and decided to check it out. I enjoyed reading your post and have to say working 6 days on and 6 days off is ideal for a motorcycle rider. Not much happening here in Missouri. I did end up trading my 2017 FJ09 for a 2020 Mt10 with orange wheels and so far it has been fun. It’s stiil in a stock mode and i love the quick shifter on it. 2017 can have it as an add on. Wish you the best and hope to see you in Missouri when things get closer to normal.
  19. Wow that's quite a post. Congrats on the new bike. I have wanted one of those for a while but anymore I just do "need" what it has... I got 2018 Kawi Z900RS and have been enjoying it quite a bit. I still have my 2018 FJR as well... they both are suiting me well. I think you might be able to tell... but I don't think a lot goes on here anymore... most activity is over on the FB pages.
  20. I decided to pop in here and it's a dead zone! What's everyone up to? I'm still out in AZ, loving it here for the most part. I work at a Tribal hospital, which is classified as IHS or Indian Health Service. It's so much better than slaving away at a corporate chain. I do miss St. Louis though, and plan to come back once Covid is over. Hopefully with a bike so I can sneak out to some of my favorite places. I moved out here with no bike. Sold my FJ a few days before coming out. In June I got a used '13 1050 Speed Triple. I couldn't make up my mind if I wanted a real dual sport like an Africa Twin (there are a TON of forest service roads, primitive roads, etc out here) or another naked or a sport touring bike. After riding a new 2019 Speed Triple, used 1290 Duke GT, and used Ninja 1000.... I decided on the '13 Speed Triple. I didn't feel the 2019 was worth double the cost. I love my green one and the price was right. The 1290 I didn't like at all. It got very hot on the test ride, and I felt like it had no bottom end. Whack the throttle and it just lugs and tries to shake itself apart. The upper mid range was pretty impressive, though. The Ninja 1000 was great. I would have bought it if it wasn't dropped by the previous owner. It was butter smooth and felt the fastest, though by the magazine numbers it's the slowest. But one thing I like in motorcycles is low-mid range power and smoothness. My triples all had it, and so did the Ninja 1000. I also considered a Hayabusa.... I actually put a deposit on one but backed out for a couple different reasons. Funny story. To actually buy the speed triple I ended up driving to flagstaff, taking a greyhound bus to phoenix, riding the bike all the way back to my quarters, then catching a ride back to flag with a coworker. The sales guy thought I was insane. But I felt that was the easiest way to get things done πŸ˜‚ Put about 4500 miles on Speedy from June to now. Two of my favorite routes are to go north past the canyon north rim and into Utah, through Zion park, then back down through Page/Lake Powell. Another is 89a from Flagstaff down through Sedona, Jerome, and Prescott. Both of these are about 400 miles round trip so the mileage adds up quick. I attached a pic of it in front of a random building I found just off the road on Hopi tribe land. The blue thing with a face is Tawa, which is the sun spirit. In Hopi mythology Tawa is the creator of everything ,basically. I think it looks super cool. Anyway, Speedy has been a fun bike. It sounds quite good with that Arrow exhaust. Lots of crackles and burbles on de-cel. Feels way more planted than my '99 Speedy or my FJ09 did. But I think it's a bit too refined, and lost some of that hooligan character. It's a little faster than the FJ, but the FJ was kinda fun in that it liked to rev out. The 1050, not so much. It's just a super linear powerband. I'm also living with 8000 ft density altitude, so everything feels way down on power. And on top of that, I have to ride 70 miles of highway (one way) for me to get anywhere interesting, lots of super slab. I wanted something with cruise control and that can't be added to the speedy. I tried the throttle locks. Everyone told me I would hate them and I did. They don't work. It'll slip off, or your speed will fluctuate wildly with wind and hills. So something with a bit more power and cruise control would be nice. Another big thing is dealer support. I've learned a ton from everyone here on bike maintenance and feel very confident doing pretty much anything myself... BUT...... I don't have a garage out here so that can make life difficult. I'm not one to pop a valve cover off and try to measure clearance when a sandstorm could happen any second. The closest Triumph dealer is over 200 miles away down in Phoenix. And there are none up in Utah. I bugged @SprintST and @Morbo about their bikes and what they thought. I was very interested in a ZH2 or the MT10. Also bugged @ZRX4ME about his thoughts. They were all very helpful. After watching several youtube videos and reviews, debating on value, and their input..... I decided to go with a 2017 FZ10. It's in San Diego. I'll go get it Nov 17th. I made the deposit and they're holding it. They made me a great trade in offer for my Speed Triple, and this particular FZ10 is the right spec. It's in the color I wanted, has the comfort seat, Pilot Road 5's, and swingarm spools already installed. Yamaha dealer is 70 miles south in Flagstaff. Plus there are Yamaha dealers up in Utah around Moab or St. George. By the numbers, it's quite a bit faster than my Speed Triple despite not that much more hp. The 100-200 kmh sprint is around 4-4.5 sec. Speedy is 6+. FJ09 is 7+. So this is going to be a different animal. Believe it or not, it's within a few tenths of the V4 Tuono, 1290R, and ZH2 in a 4th gear roll on 100-200 kmh. I'm sure those other super nakeds would eventually outrun it but I have no need to go that fast. All of my hooliganing below 200 kmh. Pretty excited to get it. Not sure how much I'll get to ride it this year. The temps are starting to drop to the 20's over night. I definitely plan on taking the FZ on some baller trips. My work schedule is changing to 7 on 7 off, or 8 on 6 off. So plenty of time to ride. I want to hit 191, Mt Lemmon, Tonto Forest, and Petrified Forest. Also want to head over to Cali. I'm hoping to do some of Angelas forest and/or Malibu after picking up the FZ10. It isn't that far out of the way to come from San Diego north to LA then back over... Like an additional hour or 2. Somewhere along the way I traded in my car for a Tacoma truck. So that should make hauling a bike easy. Even if it's too cold to ride, just load it up and drive to a warmer area of the state πŸ˜€ What's new with everyone else? Anyone else get new bikes or have any plans for one?
  21. HBD! Hope you have the day off. πŸ™‚
  22. Happy (144th) birthday Stuart! @Pookie
  23. Thanks! I'll do my best. I'm coming out after work (I get off at 2:30 in Wentzville). Plan is to stay at a hotel overnight and drive in early in the morning. Perhaps I can drop the trailer at the hotel and drive out to see the track on Friday evening.
  24. Try to come out Friday afternoon to help with set up. Any questions you have will get answered on the spot. Set up in the paddock area around spots # 20-22-etc. It's where we set up most of the time.
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