Hello from Conroe, Texas

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Hello from Conroe, Texas

Post by jfink » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:26 am

Hello, my name is Joe. I just purchased a used 2017 Super Duke GT / Grey. It came with about 1,700 miles on the clock. Looking forward to actually getting a ride in. Right now it's 24 and snow on the ground. It's Houston folks, how can this be?
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Post by Aussie Dave » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:39 am

You musta been bad in a previous life...... ;)

On the opposite end of the horse (Aus)......it's been too hot-n-humid to suit up and go for a ride...... :roll:

Welcome to the forum.... :)
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Re: Hello from Conroe, Texas

Post by Superdave99 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:23 am

Well howdy jfink, im in next town up from u :D grey 16 sdgt with 13k on clock and going strong... hope it warms up soon also, icy roads on any wheels aint fun....

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Post by jjscsix » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:54 am

Hello Joe. I still have not heard back from my dealer about whether he can get me one or not. He was at the Supercross over the weekend and I assume closed due to whether yesterday.

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Post by GaryCulb » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:52 pm

Great to here from another Southerner.

It is supposted to snow in SC today.

Unbelievable!!

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Post by jjscsix » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:56 am

Update on my status. The dealer has a bike coming from a U.S. warehouse for me. Should be here next week.

BTW, I'm posting on this thread because Joe is a friend of mine. I'll start a new thread when the bike gets here.
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Post by jfink » Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:02 pm

Thanks for the greetings guys. Super Dave, when you say next town up, do you mean Willis? Aussie Dave, my hope is to make it to Australia, NZ and Tasmania in the next few years. Now to figure out how to get my GT into my carry on. Gary, hang in there. It hits us first, so there is more on the way.

Great to hear the update, Jim! I took mine out between snow storms the other day and realized I have been missing that feeling since I got rid of the FJR. It has been a long time, but I am sure there is just more of IT, with the GT. If you head out this weekend, drop me a text/email/phone call. I have workers in the house, but I am sure I can meet you somewhere.
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Post by Superdave99 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:21 pm

Yes im in Willis :D i still have sheet of ice out my door.... warmer weather coming soon i hope, just alittle warmer....

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Post by jjscsix » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:07 pm

Will do Joe
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Re: Hello from Conroe, Texas

Post by jfink » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:23 pm

Superdave99 wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:21 pm
Yes im in Willis :D i still have sheet of ice out my door.... warmer weather coming soon i hope, just alittle warmer....
I am actually closer to Willis then Conroe, but then you know how Conroe is about annexation. You must be happy about the "New" neighborhood. I really wonder about their marketing strategy after seeing this sign. :lol:

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Will do Joe
Looking forward to riding with you guys again.
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Post by Aussie Dave » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:09 pm

Cheers all, got out on a bike both days this weekend.......Blackbird on saturday and the GT on Sunday......

Ahhhhhhh.......all is good with the world once again....(well, here anyway..... ;) ).

At last getting some more kms up now that I'm feeling better than the last 5 months of mystery tummy troubles ( 11,090kms ...... :D )........ might ask my shockie service guy if he has done any GT - WP rebuilds yet. That rebound damping is slightly too weak in 'street'.....yet almost too solid in 'sport'.......maybe thicker oil or a different brand of oil than OEM spec might be all it needs (and possibly same for front.......though not due for a while yet).

Glad we don't get snow and ice and blizzards.. :mrgreen:

Hang in there Northern Hemisphere riders.....Feb just around the corner.... ;)
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Re: Hello from Conroe, Texas

Post by poprox » Mon May 14, 2018 9:05 pm

I'm in Katy Texas - hoping to have my GT soon - maybe we can ride once I get it in the garage

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Re: Hello from Conroe, Texas

Post by jfink » Thu May 17, 2018 5:30 am

poprox wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 9:05 pm
I'm in Katy Texas - hoping to have my GT soon - maybe we can ride once I get it in the garage
Sounds good. I usually stay north of the Houston downtown area, but ride to the west quite often. The next few days are 96 degrees or more. I will probably do one or two more rides in the morning to take advantage of the cooler temps. Then Monday (5/21/2018), I am heading for Germany for a month.
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Post by mick shere » Mon May 21, 2018 9:22 pm

that would be today

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Post by jfink » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:40 pm

We are in Soldankyla, Finland today. We have been traveling over a week now and have made Nordkapp, the furthest ride north in Europe. http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread. ... ost1558237
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