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  1. #21 Re: My CJ750, or the story of how i came to be in China 
    Senior C-Moto Guru euphonius's Avatar
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    Thanks for the quarry coordinates, Felix, and also the nice thread. I too look forward to meeting up and riding with you, Aggie and others in our expanding circle of MCM members in eastern China.

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  2. #22 Re: My CJ750, or the story of how i came to be in China 
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    Hi DT, for sure i'll give you a shout if i'm in the area for a weekend. I sometimes go up to yizheng, right close to nanjing, as that's where the galaxy dealer is. Keep in touch, and good luck with the new bike acquisition!

    Euphonius, it does indeed look as though we have more and more in this region on MCM, meeting up for a ride will be in order soon!
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  3. #23 Re: My CJ750, or the story of how i came to be in China 
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    Another wee sidecar update with pictures of this weekend. I've been riding the CJ solo for a couple of weeks now and am enjoying it more and more. It's been almost two years since the last time i removed the sidecar; i'm not getting the knee down in the corners just yet but it's more fun now that i have a bit more confidence in my riding.

    Our local CJ guru Mr Wang organised a weekend trip for the sidecars up to jiangyin. I had stuff to do in wuxi the first day so went for a ride on my own, it also gave me a chance to go ride some parts of taihu that i seldom go to. Later in the day i rode to join the other for the evening and ride home the next day.










    Some giant statue on the mashan peninsula. This the closest i could get for free...




    I must show off my trucker mustache before i shave it all off forever!


    View of Huaxi village from a tower. This the most communist village in all of china. (seriously)


    The next day was a long rainy ride home. Perfect chance to try out my new rainsuit, which kept me dry the whole way!
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  4. #24 Re: My CJ750, or the story of how i came to be in China 
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    Great Trip
    Its a pity i didnt know it before...
    Mr Wang can fix my one here in Jiangyin i belive.
    Well maybe next time...
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  5. #25 Re: My CJ750, or the story of how i came to be in China 
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    Just another random pic of my bike from this weekend.

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  6. #26 Re: My CJ750, or the story of how i came to be in China 
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    Quote Originally Posted by felix View Post
    Now i work for a swedish company called Lelo, designing luxury sex toys. Yes, it's as fun as it sounds.
    Jesus, Felix. I don't know how I missed this reference to your current job. So you are saying, even when you are not on the bike you've got something vibrating between your legs. What are the qualifications for your R&D staff? Oh, never mind. Yes, you have one of the most interesting jobs in China. Maybe anywhere.

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  7. #27 Re: My CJ750, or the story of how i came to be in China 
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    Ha ha, yes, riding motorbikes is part of some research i'm doing on the long term effects of intense crotch vibration. For the R&D staff, experience is more important than qualifications. Luckily i have both.

    Here's another pic of my bike. I got some new exhausts for it, adds a tiny bit more power but mostly they sound heavenly! Much deeper than the standard ones and a bit louder, but not offensive like straight pipes. Just right. They're hand built by Mr Wang.

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  8. #28 Re: My CJ750, or the story of how i came to be in China 
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    Where's the sidecar??? Is it possible to just pull it off and ride as a solo? Doesn't it have a square-profile rear tire? That must be crazy when cornering! I'd think that would provide some very unsexy oscillations, rather than soothing vibrations!

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  9. #29 Re: My CJ750, or the story of how i came to be in China 
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    Yes, i love to ride it solo sometimes. I'm enjoying it now that i'm still in suzhou, because when i move to shanghai i don't think i'l be able to do that anymore.

    The standard square profile tires are indeed horrible to corner on, luckily that's an easy fix: put round ones on! I scraped pegs last week for the first time!
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  10. #30 Re: My CJ750, or the story of how i came to be in China 
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    Hi Felix

    Those are great pics - thanks for sharing.

    I noticed that you do not have any mirrors mounted - is this because mirrors are useless on a CJ750 due to the vibrations?

    Every motorcyclist has to use whatever parts are readily available, so I have an idea for you ...

    Perhaps if you crafted a new set of "counter-harmonic-vibration" mirrors?

    Because the new mirror stems have built-in speed adjustments, you can ensure that your mirrors are always crystal clear by finding the correct vibrating speed to counter the bike's vibrations.

    Here's a pic of the left & right mirrors ... with the nifty little handlebar mount.

    I suppose one downside is your mirrors might be subject to theft, especially in areas with a high female population.

    Just an idea from one biker to another.

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