Jethro is "Back" ....again!!!!!

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  1. jethro911

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    Been on here since 2006 on and off over the years. Kinda bowed out two years back when I sold my RWB and went cold turkey for a year or more. Then last fall my wife suggested that I get a dirt bike and I didn't hesitate to drag home a basket case Honda XR650 to rebuild over the winter. That turned out really well and then last weekend I took my buddies Multistrada for the afternoon and that was the straw that broke the camel's back. Here I am four days later with a 3rd gen project bike in "The Healing Room" / garage that I found in Montreal. It's rough.....real rough and it's sure to be quite a long road to recovery. Glad to be back in the saddle, stand by for some pictures and a build thread of some description!
     
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    Welcome back

    :Popcorn: bring on the build pics.



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    Happy you are back Jethro. Enjoy your soon to be sweet 3-Gen VFR.
     
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    Once we have ya, ya just can't get away totally Jet
     
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    Hell, I haven't ridden a VFR in a long time. Don't even own one, but here I am.
     
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    Speak to your new neighbour Long - he told me he has a VFR hidden away someplace that might need a run out every now and then …
    So does your new place have a garden big enough for R3?
     
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    I moved farther away from Long. I'm now neighbors with Bweiss (Brooks), Toe Cutter (John), and ChickenHawk (Eric)
     
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    Yes but still didn't answer the question lol
     
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    Truth be told, I have the hiding place for Long’s 5 Gen...

    As far as Jethro, I think the lyrics in my signature kind of says it all!
     
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    Well, I live in a rental at the moment but I'm working on a house. It looks like the purchase is happening. I'll have a driveway that's paved for once and we could prob fit several bikes in it. The camping will be a bit sparse, though. May just have to make it whatever floor space you can find in the house.
     
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    I have been known to sleep on my bike. Usually while it is parked on the side of the road.
     
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    Weird how different countries treat people who just want a nap.

    In France on the paid motorways there are rest stops every 20km, and once it gets dark they allow people to park up overnight and they have no issues if bikers just pitch up a lightweight tent to kip overnight. All they expect is the tent to come down at first light and the place left clear of rubbish. Sort of makes sense as that is far less nuisance for the Toll road operator than having to shut the motorway whilst they clear up yet another crash caused by someone not taking a break and falling asleep at the wheel.

    Meantime in other countries people get hassled if they even think of wild camping.
     
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    Here in BC pitching a tent at a rest area is forbidden by law but I don't know if they would bother a biker. I suppose of a family pulled up and wanted to pitch a tent, and the pointed to the bike, the law would have to stand. Stopping other than for emergencies, is not permitted on our freeway here either, nut having worked that freeway for years, if someone was to pull over becasue he was falling asleep at the wheel or bars, then go at her. I have been awaken once that I can remember by the rumble strips while on the bike. That's when I started pulling over and having naps sitting on the bike. Guaranteed every night when I was working evening shifts back begore I was retired. I preferred that shift but just could not make it home without a nap.
     
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    XRRs rule ... XRLs, not so much (no offense) :D ...

    ACE
     
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    Well there are XRs and then there are XRs. On top of that you can't ride a 650R on the road here in Ontario so we are stuck with doing what we can to the XR650L. Yes it's heavier and slow but it's all we got so we do our best with it. I've done some work to mine. :) oh and no offense taken!
     

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    Where the heck is Loooong anyway? He used to post up here all the time.
     
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    I'm not sure on the law here in the states, but I have seen people sleeping in a car at a rest area. I have been known to catch a few zzzs that way myself. I suspect the tent might pose an issue just because we have such an abundance of transients and the law likely wouldn't want people establishing a tent city. I know it becomes an issue here in Sacramento and periodically the law goes in and forces them out. They pack up their tents and boxes and wander off and set up a few miles away. A few months goes by and the process is repeated.

    Meanwhile, in the national forest I seem to be able to find free to me places to camp all over. I'm not sure it's completely legal, but I think it is. I ride around and scope out remote places where I won't be bothered and I set up a dry camp and always carry my crap away with me (I also don't make fires if I'm not in a campground. It's just too dangerous around here). No one has hassled me yet (Hell, sometimes I don't even see other people).
     
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    You will occasionally see him pop up in chat, but he's not very active on VFRW anymore. He's still down in OC and still has a VFR (or 2) and also ride his BMW F800GS (He and I actually have the same model so they look very similar).
     
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    Nice. And I was just yanking your chain a little. XRRs are not easy to plate everywhere down here, but it can still be done. Here's mine: xr650rA.jpg
     
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