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1990 Yamaha FJ1200 Sold

July 25th, 2011 No comments

The last of the true sport+touring bikes located in Vancouver, Canada.

The seat is narrow and the bike has been lowered for a smaller rider, but the shocks can be adjusted to suit any rider quickly.

I love my FJ1200,it is like a flying couch, so smooth and comfortable for rider and passenger.

DSC_0001_01It will be more practical for me to have a bike that I can pick up if it falls over.

If you know about this fine motorcycle, then you are aware that it is one of the last of the air-cooled giants. That makes it a little lighter compared with the water-cooled 4 cylinder bikes. This machine is a daily ride in excellent mechanical shape.

I have added engine guards and a rear rack imported from the UK.

The amazing thing on the bike is the custom luggage — two pelican cases hold a lot of stuff. Waterproof – lifetime warrantee.

One key opens both cases and an extra lock that I keep to lock my helmet to the bike.

Heated grips are an installed custom item with a choice of two heat ranges – switch located near left hand grip.

I am asking $3300. but will consider negotiating a trade – I need a smaller, newer bike with luggage.

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Propane Powered Van Sold

July 23rd, 2011 No comments

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SAVE ON FUEL COSTS — Less pollution with propane the original alternative fuel

My beloved propane-powered 1985 Ford Econoline Travel Van is sold.

Note: the price of propane is approximately half of the cost of gasoline and I have been driving this van since 1992 for the same cost as a small compact car.

DSC_0009_03All receipts for work, including motor rebuild of economical, reliable 302 V-8 with special propane motor parts. Parts are easily available for this van.
Brakes are good, starts and runs very well — no known mechanical issues.
A really fun van for travel – can seatbelt 11 including driver.
Four captain’s chairs with removable snack table in front.
Foldable table and bench seat in rear — can be converted to a flat deck for equipment or padded with cushions for a bed.
Secure storage area accessible from back doors — not from van interior — allows safer storage of valuables.
Trailer towing package — original equipment installed in factory — sold with hitch.

Interior photos included in slide show.

FAQ

How many Km on the van?

Odometer reads 263548. Motor rebuild 99/01/16 odometer reading 195988 — receipt available.

The rebuilt motor has only 67560 Km

Where is auto propane available?

CANADA

http://www.cdnauto.org/archive/propane/propane.asp

Map on Google with names and addresses of stations — not all are 24hr, so call ahead

This map does not show Superstore, Co-op, Super Save or other stations that I know about in Vancouver and area.

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=205898274833613305051.0004a3fa4bd451087989f&ll=50.903033,-83.100586&spn=17.403966,46.362305&source=embed

USA

http://www.afdc.energy.gov/afdc/vehicles/propane_availability.html

http://www.afdc.energy.gov/afdc/locator/stations/

Example: http://www.afdc.energy.gov/afdc/progs/ind_state.php/WA/LPG

What is the difference in cost between gasoline and propane?

In Vancouver, gasoline is $1.34 per liter and propane is $0.64

The van travels the same distance on propane as gasoline and it has a 99 liter tank.

What are other advantages of propane?

  • Propane causes less pollution. Note that forklift trucks, ice rink surface machines and other indoor motorized vehicles run on propane because the propane engines emit far less toxic fumes.
  • A propane engine runs cooler than a comparable gas fueled engine, so there is less stress and wear on parts. Oil changes are required less frequently because of the clean nature of the fuel.
  • More information: http://www.autogaspropane.com/why_propane_auto.htm
  • From Australia: http://www.lpgautogas.com.au/index.cfm?Action=MyFleet#3
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