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r083rt
Sun Apr 02 2017, 06:30am Print
r083rt
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Top bike! I'm sure you're eager to get it dirty by r083rt
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rokrie
Sun Apr 02 2017, 12:01pm
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Beauty! When you get it tricked out, I'd love to know how much it weighs. My "dirt" version clicks at about 425 semi-wet with the Markus, crash bars and Holan rack. And yes, there's something sweet about 105 horses on dirt... by rokrie
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leolou
Sun Apr 02 2017, 03:07pm
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Do you know the origin or ref of the muffler?
you make a really good work on it. by leolou
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SnoDawg
Mon Apr 03 2017, 12:40am
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I think the muffler is a Remus - it is very light and very throaty sounding. It does not seem to be too loud, but I need to find a spark arrestor screen for off-road riding in the woods. I like the raw look of the exhaust and do not care about it getting dented or scratched - although is probably won't because it is built so well. It might rust a bit (MAD MAX) and I could take it back to bare metal with a steel scrub pad.

I also have a titanium Leo Vince Rallye exhaust that I hope to fit not he bike its the future. I got it from James Renazco a few years ago in a trade for some Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser parts.

Sno Dawg Edited Wed Apr 19 2017, 02:44am by SnoDawg
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r083rt
Mon Apr 03 2017, 02:38am
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Not to go too far off topic, but do you still have the 40? by r083rt
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leolou
Mon Apr 03 2017, 06:42am
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Yes I agree very nice this mufler! by leolou
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SnoDawg
Mon Apr 03 2017, 12:11pm
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r083rt wrote ...

Not to go too far off topic, but do you still have the 40?

A collector of antique cars found about about me FJ40 and asked me what I thought it was worth after she saw it. I said a high price and she said she would take it ,and handed me a handful of cash. It was not even for sale, but how could I turn down ALL OF THAT CASH!

It was a completely stock 1974 FJ40 with the original engine. I put a 3 inch suspension lift on it and a set of 33 X 9.50 "pizza cutter" mud tires on the stock rims. It had had its leaks and quirks as all old trucks d, but the body and frame were solid and everything worked. I miss it sometimes.

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r083rt
Mon Apr 03 2017, 05:56pm
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Beautiful 40. I can imagine you miss it.

I fell in love with the simplicity and reliability of Land Cruisers in my teens and there's something about that iconic round bezel on the 40 series. Land Cruisers are still an obsession of mine to this day.

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SnoDawg
Tue Apr 04 2017, 12:03am
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great looking FJ40!

do you still have it?

I also bought my first FJ40 in my teens and have owned 5 or 6 of them. I owned one FJ55. They were all stock engine and running gear and I did suspension work on all of them.

I am afraid that the rarity and price of them will not allow me to get another. Now I have two HP2s and they are easier to store!!

Sno Dawg - Jeff by SnoDawg
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r083rt
Tue Apr 04 2017, 03:30am
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Yep, still have it. I don't think I will ever be able to part with it due to its sentimental value. It was a project car for my father and I. He passed away 4 years ago so it's a living memory of him.

Coincidentally enough, he was the one who turned me on to BMW motorcycles. He bought his R1200GS in 2005. I, being the dumb teenager I was at the time, had no idea of BMW's reputation in the motorcycle world and thought it was just a luxury motorcycle (similar to their cars). "How tough can it be?" I remember asking him, "...it's a BMW!"

Only 4 years later I bought my first F650GS. His love of BMW motorcycles and Land Cruisers has been passed onto me. The older I get the more I realise the wisdom he had.

Here is a picture of him riding my 650 back in 2011.


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