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Re: 1988 FJ still running
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2021, 15:38:34 PM »
New tyres? How does it feel?

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Re: 1988 FJ still running
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2021, 17:32:20 PM »
Fantastic!  I was fighting the handlebars two weeks ago and the front end was stiff and restless.  Finally I checked the date code on the old tyres - 2814 - so they were 7 years old, past their best regardless of the tread wear.  The new ones - soft, pliable, turn freely, soak up the bumps... I had such a great ride, I could go on and on about it.  Get out there!  smile1004yes

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Re: 1988 FJ still running
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2021, 19:26:45 PM »
That's money well spent than. Now be careful, even new tyres have limits, don't overdo it winky5a
I've been wondering, are you a born Japanese, or ' import' ,  as your writing doesn't really have an oriental accent?

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Re: 1988 FJ still running
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2021, 02:11:22 AM »
Ah.  Yes, I'm an import frae bonnie Scotland.

I did 250km yesterday, they're well scrubbed in now...

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Re: 1988 FJ still running
« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2021, 14:22:51 PM »
See, I sensed a more familiar, maybe European, mindset and way of communicating,you're a long way from home then, and for a long time too!

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Re: 1988 FJ still running
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2021, 14:43:24 PM »
It's a welcoming place, I'm very lucky.

From this side, if I didn't know you're Dutch it'd be hard to guess from your English.

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Re: 1988 FJ still running
« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2021, 09:37:44 AM »
Ha no haggis over there though...
Veho ergo sum

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Re: 1988 FJ still running
« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2021, 10:29:14 AM »
Hahaha no balkenbrij either.  You have to make your own.

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Re: 1988 FJ still running
« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2021, 17:47:07 PM »
Both nice, but I'd prefer the Haggis over the brij gribbin12

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Re: 1988 FJ still running
« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2021, 07:20:41 AM »
I never ate balkenbrij to be honest. Haggis I had several times.
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Re: 1988 FJ still running
« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2021, 15:23:02 PM »
And what was your verdict? Balkenbrij reminded me of zure zult, also a kind of residual processing, while Haggis makes more of a complete meal :zaehne009:

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Re: 1988 FJ still running
« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2021, 09:03:10 AM »
Haggis depends a bit to be honest. I have had it in the deacon Brody which is a very decent pub in edinburgh and there it was really good, spicy full of flavor. I had it in a chips joint later but that was canned and didn't have much taste.
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