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  1. The low rev limiter was the one thing that I didn't like about the bike. Otherwise, I loved it. I have heard though that it is being discontinued. They skipped 2019 and 2022 already.
  2. Oh, I’ve also read multiple reports that some accessories for the Star Venture have already been discontinued.
  3. I have been reading reports that the Yamaha Star Venture is done. We all know that there was no 2019 model. The last year and the current model is the 2021 model. The Eluder was a one year model. Once again, they skipped 2022. Dealers are reporting that they have heard nothing from Yamaha about a 2023 model. Also, I am reading that several large Hondas are being discontinued. I have even read that SOME models of the Goldwing are going away and there are rumors that due to International emissions standards, that it is the manual transmission models that will no longer be available. Word is that they can meet the emission standards possibly with the automatic models but not with the manual transmission. I have no idea how Harley and Indian are going to do it but I am told that the USA standards are a good bit less restrictive than European standards. Honda, Yamaha, etc. serve a larger global market than Harley and Indian and I understand will likely not produce a bike that can only be sold in the USA. Add to this the fact that most of the younger generation are not buying large cruisers and touring bikes and many of the older generation are either no longer riding or downsizing to lighter bikes and it just doesn't bode well for the future of large touring machines. All very interesting and I think mostly rumor at this point but the big Japanese cruisers may be in trouble. I guess we will learn if it's truth or fiction in the next few months.
  4. I ended up buying the BackFlip MX4. It should do what I want it to.
  5. LOL...I'll bet somebody has siphoned it out already.
  6. Lol. Yep. I had filled the truck up the night before.
  7. What a story. I’ve never owned an FJR but did put some miles on one. It was a great bike that I could have seen myself owning but I just love the cruiser style.
  8. What a roller coaster this has been. As you know, a while back Eileen wrecked my 2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road. The day of the wreck, it got towed to a local body shop. The next day, the insurance company called to tell me that they were sure that it wasn't totaled. They wanted to know where I wanted the work done and arranged to have it towed there. A couple hours later, they called again and told me that they had decided that it was totaled so they had cancelled the plans to tow it to my body shop and were instead towing it to, I think it was called IAA Auctions where it would be sold. So I then spent the next three days frantically searching for a new truck. Nobody within 300 miles had one one the lot. All the "incoming inventory" said "Sold" or "Sale Pending". I finally found a dealer who had what I wanted but it wasn't even showing "In bound" yet but had a build date that day. They said if I wanted it, they need a $1,000.00 non-refundable deposit on it. So, I placed the deposit and the wait began. Then on Monday, the insurance company called and said that their adjuster at the auction site had determined that there was only about $11,000.00 damage and that was not near enough to total it so they were towing it back to my body shop. So then I had a decision to make. The truck was pretty badly wrecked. Did I want to keep it or what. I decided to go ahead and buy the new one and would just sell my current truck after it was finally repaired. So I never cancelled my order. I got a call two days ago that my truck had shipped and was on it's way to my dealer. I haven't been give a date but I expect it will still be another 3 or so weeks,. It's somewhere on a train now and will eventually be put on a truck for the rest of the journey. So that's that. Right? Wrong., I got a call from my insurance company yesterday letting me know that when they got the truck to the body shop and up on a rack, they determined that the damage was much worse than they thought. So they have now officially totaled the truck and are towing it back to the auction site,. They offered me a settlement, which was honestly more than I expected. I have accepted it so am now back on track and don't have to worry about selling what I know was a pretty badly wrecked vehicle. I was considering just trying to wholesale it to somebody with full disclosure that it had been wrecked. OK...so now I am just waiting on the truck again. Ordered a new BackFlip MX4 tonneau cover this morning and a couple of other small things that I had put on the old truck. It will all be here before the truck arrives. I am certainly ready for this to be over with. I did get a pleasant surprise from the insurance company though. They said that because this is a replacement for a wrecked truck, that I can send them the bill of sale on the new truck and could reimburse me about $2500.00 in state sales tax.
  9. Prayers said for your mom, you, and the family. I know that we have to expect this sort of thing but it makes it no easier.
  10. Hello Charles Paris, Welcome to Venture Rider. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. Please introduce yourself so that our members can get to know you. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. This thread is primarily for introductions. If you have specific questions about your bike, you will get more responses if you post them in the correct forum. Charles Paris joined on the 06/24/2022. View Member
  11. Hello Zzzz, Welcome to Venture Rider. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. Please introduce yourself so that our members can get to know you. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. This thread is primarily for introductions. If you have specific questions about your bike, you will get more responses if you post them in the correct forum. Zzzz joined on the 06/21/2022. View Member
  12. Hello Jim Stanfill, Welcome to Venture Rider. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. Please introduce yourself so that our members can get to know you. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. This thread is primarily for introductions. If you have specific questions about your bike, you will get more responses if you post them in the correct forum. Jim Stanfill joined on the 06/20/2022. View Member
  13. Hello FirewoodHFD52, Welcome to Venture Rider. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. Please introduce yourself so that our members can get to know you. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. This thread is primarily for introductions. If you have specific questions about your bike, you will get more responses if you post them in the correct forum. FirewoodHFD52 joined on the 06/20/2022. View Member
  14. As you know, my wife totaled my '18 Tacoma last week. I finally found one that is not even here yet and put a deposit on it. I always put a tonneau cover on my trucks. On my last two, I went with the Undercover one piece hard cover. I love them. They fit well, look good, and are practically indestructible. BUT....occasionally I have to haul something that is taller than the bed sides and need to remove it. It's not heavy but removing something that large is a bit tricky and doing it by myself isn't the easiest thing to do. So, I'm thinking this time about a hard "Flip" cover. Something like the Backflip MX4. It is a 4 piece aluminum clad cover that you can fold up if you need the full bed for hauling. So my question for you, our all knowing membership, do you have a cover that you would highly recommend over the others? I tried to get them to let me take the one off the '18 but was told that I wasn't allowed to remove anything expect my personal items. Before they got out there, I did manage to remove my bed extender and put it in the back of my van though.
  15. Hello YoopRider01, Welcome to Venture Rider. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. Please introduce yourself so that our members can get to know you. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. This thread is primarily for introductions. If you have specific questions about your bike, you will get more responses if you post them in the correct forum. YoopRider01 joined on the 06/19/2022. View Member
  16. Hello Garo, Welcome to Venture Rider. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. Please introduce yourself so that our members can get to know you. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. This thread is primarily for introductions. If you have specific questions about your bike, you will get more responses if you post them in the correct forum. Garo joined on the 06/19/2022. View Member
  17. Oh, I’m okay. I feel lucky to even have one coming so soon.
  18. Took my search out to 300 miles and nobody had the truck that I wanted. Most have no trucks at all. I found a local dealer that didn't have one but had pretty much exactly what I wanted already ordered. It had a build date of yesterday so hopefully is about ready to ship. They said that I should have it by the end of July or first of August at the very latest. That's better than the 5 to 8 months that everybody else was telling me. It's basically the same truck I had with a few upgrades. I wanted leather seats this time but of course to get leather seats, you have to buy a "Premium" package that adds other things. So I got the leather interior but also that package comes with a moonroof, JBL 10 Speaker premium audio, other stuff that I also didn't need. So I pulled the trigger. Not the wait begins.
  19. Yea, I've searched for 200 miles. Found one in Cincinnati that was exactly what I wanted, called and it was already sold. Haven't found another one anywhere. Looks like it's going to be a long wait.
  20. I knew that it wasn't going to be easy to replace the truck but it's probably worse than I thought. I've searched a 200 mile radius and no luck. I'm being told that it will likely be 5 to 8 months before I can get what I want.
  21. @BuddyRich is a member here. I've tagged him so hopefully he will see this and reply. Or you can click on his name and send him a PM.
  22. Well, they called today to tell me they have totaled the truck.
  23. No. Traded it a couple years ago.
  24. Yes, I have pretty much accepted the fact that it is going to be a while. I didn't crawl underneath and look at the frame and etc. If I had to guess, I would figure that they will repair it and not total it. If I'm correct, I expect it will be quite a while before I get it back. Luckily my wife has a car and I have a Dodge Caravan that I drive more than the truck to to work. So I will be okay, not happy but okay without it. I would actually be surprised if they total it. Hope they do but I'm not counting on it. It's as 2018 with about 48,000 miles on it. Value is around 35,000 so it will take a lot to total it.
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