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    JBFLA's TW has moved

    As with many of us here, it pleases me to see that when a forum member sells a motorcycle it goes to another member.

    JBFLA sold his 2005 to Placerlode, who travelled to Florida to get it. I contacted Placerlode earlier this winter and told him I wasn't looking for one of his trademark low mileage gems, but a well-maintained one with some miles and good modifications. And that is how JBFLA's TW travelled 3500 miles from his house to mine.

    JBFLA's modifications: Lzrdbrth oil cooler, Moose Racing skid plate, hand guards, o-ring chain, Protaper ATV bars, IMS foot pegs and shifter, Doubletake mirrors with Ram mounts, Yamaha tach/maintenance meter, Battery Tender wiring, 130 main jet, larger pilot jet, foam grips, Trailwing 203 and 204 tires. Oil change at 1000-1500 miles. Mileage is a well cared for 9650.

    I stare at the machine and I am content. Other than the tires, due to age, my charge card stays put.

    Through the forum I was able to identify JBFLA as the previous owner. I have enjoyed corresponding with him about his TW.

    It was snowing when Placerlode delivered the bike which made for a memorable introduction. He also provided a 40 minute tutorial on the carburetor in which he rebuilt it. Good man.

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    Congrats and applause, all the way around!
    I like the appearance of the scrambler tires....not good enough for mud and snow?
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    That was a crazy trip I actually met JBLFA at his "cabin" in Tennessee (oops North Carolina actually) which is really a mansion in my book. I loved the 05 but the package deal he was offering provided me with parts to finish another dozen TW's I had sitting around and I'm still picking great stuff from the parts boxes I got in the deal. He threw in stuff way beyond the call of duty on the deal and worked with meeting me when I was in the area and even helped me load everything well into the darkness.

    On my way home I was rolling aprx 85mph in the Oklahoma panhandle and my right front 35" Toyo tire had a catastrophic explosion with zero warning I pulled the steering wheel all the way to left full lock and it still careened to the right off the highway at about a 15 degree angle luckily there was just a small barb wire fence with light wood poles and it was all grassland fairly solid and not to steep of a berm leaving the road at 80mph plus! I had my Kendon ATV trailer w/o my Versahaul in between my truck and trailer on that trip my whole rig came to rest about 60 feet into the field but I traveled about 500 or 600 feet before stopping I didn't roll the truck but the trailer flip flopped 90 degrees left and right (as in rotated not just swayed) a few times snapping most of the 1" ratchet straps (4 per TW) and the 3 TW's ended up in heap still on the trailer but tied in a knot. I lost one gas tank 4 of 6 mirrors, bent one handlebar, tore one seat and I think 2 turn signals smashed as well as the entire gauge and headlamp assembly on the 05 I gathered pieces and put them in a plastic bread bag nothing salvageable. The wind was howling 80mph and I had thrown my back out so the process of getting to my spare and tools and replacing the flat was a royal bitch but honestly I was laughing out loud in shock I was still alive.

    I've had lots of rear tire blowouts on my trucks and trailers (and I buy fresh high end rubber for all my rigs) but I always thought there would still be some control in a front blowout. there is not !!! Almost anywhere else I drive I would not have survived. The property manager arrived as I was washing my hands and I told him what happened and offered to pay to fix the fence but he just laughed and said he wouldn't take a dime he was just happy I didn't leave a bunch of trash like he said people have done in the past.

    The Toyo's only had 4000 miles on them I ended up exploding 2 out of that set of 4 and S-Canned the last 2 - I have had much better luck with other sets of the same tire but I try to limit to 75mph while not towing and 68mph towing

    Surprisingly no damage to the truck just some cracked welds on the Kendon and 3 TW's with misc smunches but all were easily fixable
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    It was a beautiful winter wonderland up in Kent WA near Cascade-Riders place where I grew up riding the powerlines in that area. I hope the TW will be a lot of fun up in the Northwest that bike has seen a lot of the USA to say the least lol
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    PlacerLode: Glad you survived the front blowout with minimal damage!
    Can you return blown tire for warranty?
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    PlacerLode,

    What an incredible account. You are fortunate you didn’t wake up dead.

    And what a story I have to tell folks why my odometer is not original.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SportsterDoc View Post
    Congrats and applause, all the way around!
    I like the appearance of the scrambler tires....not good enough for mud and snow?
    I’m digging the tires, too. I will evaluate them to determine their off road utitity. I have read here that they are road tires with acceptable off road characteristics in dry conditions. While summers in my state are surprisingly dry the other months can be a little damp.

    The date code puts them over 10 years, so they will be replaced.
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    I think I would get different tires next time. I'm glad your ok. I had only one blowout at 80 mph and I wasn't pulling a trailer. I thought someone shot at me. I let off the gas to assess the situation and then felt it pull so I just lightly braked and pulled it off the road, it was a front tire. That would be scary pulling a trailer and having a blowout. Those big tires didn't help with the blowout either.
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    What a scary ride. Glad you’re ok. And congrats Cascade on your new bike. Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cascade Rider View Post
    As with many of us here, it pleases me to see that when a forum member sells a motorcycle it goes to another member. .....
    Congrats on the purchase , Cascade Rider.

    That TW provided me with many satisfying miles, mostly on Forest Service roads in North Carolina, Tennessee, and North Georgia.

    Glad it has gone to a good home.

    Here's an "as sold" photo i found......surprised the tires are so old, most of my riding was on the knobbies.



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    placer,
    i went through a barbed wire fence once.... but that was dumb youth, and not equipment failure. only time i saw my "life flash before my eyes", lots of sparks, to this day i can't find the spot on that road, that doesn't lead to a cliff and sure death.

    glad you made it out with just a laugh.

    cascade, congrats on a great bike.
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