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PostSubject: The Formal Introduction.   Fri 16 Jan 2015 - 8:57

Hello all.
 I was refereed over here by a couple of guys on the GS resources forum that I'm apart of.  I recently just put a down payment on my B-king and in a month I will be driving the 10+ hour round trip to pick it up.
 A little about myself is that I'm a motorcycle enthusiast through and through and ride about 20-25K miles a year (hard to do in Vermont) but I do manage to bag them.  2015 will be my 9th season as a licensed rider.  I currently ride a slightly modified 2001 FZ1 that I used primarily as my daily rider. With it kissing 60K miles (50K of my miles) and the fact it's still a carburated machine I decided it was time to upgrade. I've had my eye on the B-king ever since it came out and at that point rode a 1998 Bandit 1200. I'm paying for my bike in cash and got it for $5500 USD. The seller is being very cool with working with me.  I'm pretty sure I will be the only person in the state of Vermont to own a B-King.  
 Anyway my new bike has 19K miles, I checked and all the recalls have been done and the valves were just checked/ adjusted.
 I'll be sure to post more pics and updates as I get closer to my pick up date...
  Hello everyone!
 -Jedz


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PostSubject: Re: The Formal Introduction.   Fri 16 Jan 2015 - 9:01

Hello jedz and welcome to .org. you won't be disappointed in your new ride greatjob

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PostSubject: Re: The Formal Introduction.   Fri 16 Jan 2015 - 11:26

Welcome Jedz

keep us posted when you've picked her up
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PostSubject: Re: The Formal Introduction.   Fri 16 Jan 2015 - 16:28

Welcome Jedz! Sounds like you got a great price on your new to you BK at least compared to what I see them priced at down here. Post up a pic when you get it. My wife rides an `03 FZ1, great bikes but your going to love the BK.

Coming from GS resources huh? Got an old GS hiding out some where? Some of us like those to.
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PostSubject: Re: The Formal Introduction.   Fri 16 Jan 2015 - 22:29

welcome ukflaggif
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PostSubject: Re: The Formal Introduction.   Fri 16 Jan 2015 - 23:58

Welcome great choice kingkingukflaggif
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PostSubject: Re: The Formal Introduction.   Sat 17 Jan 2015 - 0:51

Thanks for the welcome guys!
 Yes 1 wheel, technically an 83 GR650.  I claim it to be a GS for it's very much like the GS Twins of the era minus the floater suspension and the 651cc power plant. Another one year only made in the USA model by Suzuki.
Currently I'm doing a full restore on it.

 I love my FZ1 and will not be letting it go after the B-king becomes the daily ride.  I ride year round and the Fizzy is equipped with knobbies and a slightly modified 2005 motor ( Plus loads of touring goodies and luggage) So that I can tackle any Vermont dirt or paved road I'd like. It is quite helpful for just today I encountered some heavy snow drifts and had to drive over 3 inch high drifts... They also helped me get home when an unexpected snow squall hit us and dropped 4" a few weeks back. Anyway here is what she looks like now:

 And for the B-King.  Here's the pictures I got from the dealer where I'm purchasing the bike from.



 

Very Nice bike, Hoping maybe the PO was a member here and would chime in.

Thanks again!  
-Jedz
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PostSubject: Re: The Formal Introduction.   Sat 17 Jan 2015 - 3:06

Welcome from the other new B King owner who just sold his 09 FZ1. No knobbies on the FZ though, have a Tenere for those duties. Mine is the same color as yours but had less than a thousand miles on it, wish it had your tires on it. Its got the eight year old OEM tires on it...
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PostSubject: Re: The Formal Introduction.   Sat 17 Jan 2015 - 9:26

my god that's a screen and a half affraid
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PostSubject: Re: The Formal Introduction.   Sat 17 Jan 2015 - 10:01

looks good m8 , and a good choice in tyres , you should be able to munch some miles stuck behind that screen too

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PostSubject: Re: The Formal Introduction.   Sat 17 Jan 2015 - 11:21

Enjoy the power but use it with caution at first. She's heavy under braking at speed. Speed comes on quickly too Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The Formal Introduction.   Sat 17 Jan 2015 - 16:19

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PostSubject: Re: The Formal Introduction.   Sat 17 Jan 2015 - 19:29

Thanks guys. The screen is a bit funky looking but it will be good for the miles I'll ask from her (15-20K a year). I'm sure the tires will only last me till May... LOL Also has a Crobin seat so I'll be set for my cross country/ content trip I have planned for June and any distance trip.


Snuff, Congrats on your King be sure that all the recall info has been addressed for your ride. We have similar issues that the 08 Gen 2 Hayabus's have. Look to see if the rectifier has been addressed and if the clutch bolts were fixed. Flawed parts that halted sales in 2008.

Thanks again guys, I'll be sure to post pics once she's in my custody and especially when I start ridding the bike every day.
-Jedz
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PostSubject: Re: The Formal Introduction.   Sat 17 Jan 2015 - 23:07

good luck with the new bike. ukflaggif
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PostSubject: Re: The Formal Introduction.   Sun 18 Jan 2015 - 3:54

@Jedz123 wrote:
Thanks guys. The screen is a bit funky looking but it will be good for the miles I'll ask from her (15-20K a year).  I'm sure the tires will only last me till May... LOL Also has a Crobin seat so I'll be set for my cross country/ content trip I have planned for June and any distance trip.

 
Snuff, Congrats on your King be sure that all the recall info has been addressed for your ride.  We have similar issues that the 08 Gen 2 Hayabus's have.  Look to see if the rectifier has been addressed and if the clutch bolts were fixed.  Flawed parts that halted sales in 2008.

 Thanks again guys, I'll be sure to post pics once she's in my custody and especially when I start ridding the bike every day.
 -Jedz

Thanks for the info, I'll look into that.
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