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Hello to the forum,

I've been riding on the street since '87 or so, long distance riding between '03 and '19. Now I'm moving to smaller bikes and slower touring. I've owned a variety of bikes from a Honda CX-500 to a '40 HD Knucklehead. Last few bikes were '02 FZ1 (11k), '04 FJR (162k), '12 Super Tenere, (109k) & '15 Super Tenere, (43k). Recently sold the '15 Super Tenere and purchased an '05 FZ6 in silver with 45k on it.

The FZ6 was a commuter and had some air box mods, Scorpion slip ons, a shot front tire and needed some maintenance. When I pulled the front wheel to replace the tire I discovered some pretty notchy wheel bearings, so replaced the bearings and seals too. Picked up a stock air box and added a few minor farkles, (Tail mounted storage box for tire repair kit and compressor, side stand foot, Db Killers, voltmeter w/USB chargers, panel mount SAE and Co-Ax ports and a hard wire line for GPS use.) Installed a SW Motech tank bag ring mount that I already had and a tank bag I already had. The rest of the luggage is just a 15L tail bag strapped onto the existing rear topbox rack that came with the bike.

I changed all the fluids, replaced the plugs and air filter and the bike runs well. I've put about 1k on the bike since I bought it a month ago. Good ergos and a fun bike. I'll do some multi-state, multi-day touring on it as well as some day rides and poking around local stuff.

I hope to find this forum a solid resource and a good place to hang out and discuss motorcycles with like minded riders.
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