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Riding up the 5 with my buddy and his wife. They hit a dip in the road and see gets lifted off her seat........https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9qA...SSyPVjUdRIRZdQ

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Riding up the 5 with my buddy and his wife. They hit a dip in the road and see gets lifted off her seat........https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9qA...SSyPVjUdRIRZdQ
The camera guy on an FJR?

The Missus and I were traveling rural West Virginia when we came upon a section of road where they had cut out numerous sections of asphalt, with some of them 5" deep.

Ever see a GL1800 Gold wing get "launched" ??? It was quite an experience.
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Good Job catching that on video Joe. Had a very similar experience last year on my Harley 48 which had about 1 1/2'' of rear suspension. I hit an expansion gap on a bridge just like that. I usually ride where a cars tires are as I have heard the center of the lanes tend to have more oil and road debris...well expansion gaps get dug out faster where tires drive and potholes form. I would say I was going about 80 and the pothole was about 5 or 6 inches deep before the steel joint. I saw it last second and had no time to avoid it and wham I got launched about a foot off my seat. Scary stuff right there.

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The camera guy on an FJR?

The Missus and I were traveling rural West Virginia when we came upon a section of road where they had cut out numerous sections of asphalt, with some of them 5" deep.

Ever see a GL1800 Gold wing get "launched" ??? It was quite an experience.

Yep its an FJR...

Had A Gold Wing hit a dog once and a couple of 2x4's on the freeway but never launched it.

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Good Job catching that on video Joe. Had a very similar experience last year on my Harley 48 which had about 1 1/2'' of rear suspension. I hit an expansion gap on a bridge just like that. I usually ride where a cars tires are as I have heard the center of the lanes tend to have more oil and road debris...well expansion gaps get dug out faster where tires drive and potholes form. I would say I was going about 80 and the pothole was about 5 or 6 inches deep before the steel joint. I saw it last second and had no time to avoid it and wham I got launched about a foot off my seat. Scary stuff right there.

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Wow. That could've been a bad day too.

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Glad to see she had a back rest. Probably saved her from being launched of the back.
Also tell him to get an fj and that would not have happened
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Glad to see she had a back rest. Probably saved her from being launched of the back.
Also tell him to get an fj and that would not have happened

He's British but he bleeds Harley. He waiting to see what changes if any will be done to the 2015 Road King. So depending on that he'll be getting a 2014 or 2015 Road King.

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yep its an fjr...

Had a gold wing hit a dog once and a couple of 2x4's on the freeway but never launched it.
2007 fjr ?
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Here's my 2007 model. It's since been replaced by a 2012 model in dark blue. I do like the 2007 color much better, though.

I see that you have the highway pegs installed. Are them from Motorcycle Larry? What do you think of Them?
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Here's my 2007 model. It's since been replaced by a 2012 model in dark blue. I do like the 2007 color much better, though.

I see that you have the highway pegs installed. Are them from Motorcycle Larry? What do you think of Them?
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Yep the highway pegs are from MCL. They look good and don't get in the way. I've got bad knees and a hip so stretching out the legs make a big difference on longer runs. Their a little pricey but then again anything you put on a bike is.

I also got the bar riser blocks,peg lowering blocks which helped a lot.

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Yep the highway pegs are from MCL. They look good and don't get in the way. I've got bad knees and a hip so stretching out the legs make a big difference on longer runs. Their a little pricey but then again anything you put on a bike is.

I also got the bar riser blocks,peg lowering blocks which helped a lot.
29" inseam here so no peg lowering blocks.
Did add the bar riser blocks and a National Cycle VStream windshield.
Lowered the bike 1" front and rear. Corbin driver seat with AirHawk cushion.
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29" inseam here so no peg lowering blocks.
Did add the bar riser blocks and a National Cycle VStream windshield.
Lowered the bike 1" front and rear. Corbin driver seat with AirHawk cushion.

The Corbin Driver Seat is lower than stock so that should help you out.

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