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post #1 of 33 Old 11-12-2013, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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Freya is alive!!! Yay!!!

I just brought Freya home from the hospital. Dr. Keith successfully concluded a heart/lung transplant. The donor was from a 2004 engine from Tennessee with 25,000 miles on it. She zooms again!

I am just so damn happy.

The ride home was a bit chilly on the freeway. -1C for about 40 kilometers. Thank the Flying Spaghetti Monster for heated gear. I was toasty all the way.

Thanks to everyone here who tried to help figure out what the hell was wrong with her. Seems the initial hesitation was the 2nd gear slipping over the splines on the driving shaft. It just got worse and worse until it became obvious what the problem was.

The mechanic asked me how in the hell I had managed to break 2nd gear and I had to tell him how hard I ride her. Then he asked me how old I was. When I said 61 he just broke up laughing.

Transmissions aren't suppose to break very easily. Oops...

So here's Janice, Keith and Freya.





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That's great to hear Janice!

So now you have a month and a half or so of great riding in front of you this year.. I hope you make the best of it!

..Tom

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That's great to hear Janice!

So now you have a month and a half or so of great riding in front of you this year.. I hope you make the best of it!

..Tom
If you ever have need for a really good mechanic in Toronto I have just the guy for you.

Extra thanks to Juan Tanamera for hooking me up with Keith.




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2002 DL1000 - Fluffy the Torque Monster (Deceased)
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Great news!

But I can't see the photo.

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Glad you're back on the road.
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Great news!

But I can't see the photo.
How about now?




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2002 DL1000 - Fluffy the Torque Monster (Deceased)
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If you ever have need for a really good mechanic in Toronto I have just the guy for you.

Extra thanks to Juan Tanamera for hooking me up with Keith.
I have been fortunate that I have not need anything more than service while-you-wait but if i needed any more intensive surgery I will certainly look him up!

Can you please post his Name and contact info? I know Juan did in the past but I don't recall where it was posted.

..Tom

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2012 DL650 139,500+ km, 86,700+ miles. Sold
2015 DL1000 New July 2015 200,000+ km, 125,000 miles.

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How about now?
Lookin' good Janice!

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Fantastic! Now give her a shot of JD once and a while to make her feel at home

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Fantastic! Now give her a shot of JD once and a while to make her feel at home
Ah yes! Juan Dominique! 1976 was a lovely year for that particular pear juice blend.

Thank you for your helpful and informative suggestion.

Unless, of course, I don't understand...



I though I left the bong here. Did anyone see it around here? :beatnik:




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2002 DL1000 - Fluffy the Torque Monster (Deceased)
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