What did you do to your FJR today?

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by nfa1eab » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:17 pm

Replaced the exhaust pipe on the left side. It was dented from a parking lot drop by the previous owner. Got a set off another forum from a 2016. Pretty easy swap out. Also, touched up the scratches on the left side mirror, from that drop, with a colorrite pen. Once cured well, I will polish with an air polisher and compound. Getting ready for the Frosty Balls Ride.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by BkerChuck » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:40 am

Same thing I did to it yesterday, rode it to work. Mild temps so far this month but I know it won't last. Going to enjoy it while I can.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by danh600 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:23 am

bill lumberg wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:47 pm
I like that jug. You got a model number? Do you have it plumbed or do you just drink at stops?
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Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:34 am
I purchased the water jug holder from Garuld awhile back. The bracket is very nice, but the igloo jug is not that great for hot Florida riding. The ice seemed to melt too quick. Well, the problem took care of it's self. I didn't screw the lid back on good and it flew off. So the jug needed to be replaced.
This time I went with a half gallon Rtic jug. Looks better and should hold ice better. The bracket base is a little big for it, but the clamp holds the jub tight.

Now it looks like it was always part of the bike.

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Took the bike for a couple of rides this weekend. Just short morning back roads rides.

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It's this one.
https://www.rticcoolers.com/shop/drinkw ... -Stainless
1/2 Gallon Rtic Jug. I picked the stainless steel, but they have other colors.
It hasn't been Florida summer tested but I think it's going to work very well. I have not plumbed mine yet. Looks like it would be easy to do because the top is plastic not stainless. I don't ride that hard and tend to stop from time to time. I might not plumb it. If I start planning a long hot trip I might change my mind.

The dimensions are a little small for the bracket on the half gallon, but a little big on the one gallon. The half does work cause you can tighten up the clamp. Mine rides fine and doesn't rattle.

The Ozark Trail jugs sold at Walmart are very good too. I have a small one and it holds ice water for days. They make a 1/2 and one gallon one also. I can't seem to find the dimensions online.

I would rather have a one gallon, but 1/2 works.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:41 pm

Swapped the V47 for the V56. Between cold weather gear and range gear, need all the space I can get this time of year. Shook my heated and insulated stuff. Winter is arriving here in a few days.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:43 pm

They come in matte blue. Nice find Dan.
danh600 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:23 am
bill lumberg wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:47 pm
I like that jug. You got a model number? Do you have it plumbed or do you just drink at stops?
danh600 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:34 am
I purchased the water jug holder from Garuld awhile back. The bracket is very nice, but the igloo jug is not that great for hot Florida riding. The ice seemed to melt too quick. Well, the problem took care of it's self. I didn't screw the lid back on good and it flew off. So the jug needed to be replaced.
This time I went with a half gallon Rtic jug. Looks better and should hold ice better. The bracket base is a little big for it, but the clamp holds the jub tight.

Now it looks like it was always part of the bike.

Image

Took the bike for a couple of rides this weekend. Just short morning back roads rides.

Image
It's this one.
https://www.rticcoolers.com/shop/drinkw ... -Stainless
1/2 Gallon Rtic Jug. I picked the stainless steel, but they have other colors.
It hasn't been Florida summer tested but I think it's going to work very well. I have not plumbed mine yet. Looks like it would be easy to do because the top is plastic not stainless. I don't ride that hard and tend to stop from time to time. I might not plumb it. If I start planning a long hot trip I might change my mind.

The dimensions are a little small for the bracket on the half gallon, but a little big on the one gallon. The half does work cause you can tighten up the clamp. Mine rides fine and doesn't rattle.

The Ozark Trail jugs sold at Walmart are very good too. I have a small one and it holds ice water for days. They make a 1/2 and one gallon one also. I can't seem to find the dimensions online.

I would rather have a one gallon, but 1/2 works.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by El Toro Joe » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:07 pm

Put it back in hibernation...the weather is gonna urn back to shit, for the next week or so
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hack » Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:56 pm

Inspected and re packed the steering head bearings...
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by wheatonFJR » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:33 pm

Hack wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:56 pm
Inspected and re packed the steering head bearings...
Make sure you test them to FJR nominal speeds. You don't want to have an issue on a long trip.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hack » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:52 pm

wheatonFJR wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:33 pm
Hack wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:56 pm
Inspected and re packed the steering head bearings...
Make sure you test them to FJR nominal speeds. You don't want to have an issue on a long trip.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by ionbeam » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:27 pm

Hack wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:52 pm
wheatonFJR wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:33 pm
Hack wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:56 pm
Inspected and re packed the steering head bearings...
Make sure you test them to FJR nominal speeds. You don't want to have an issue on a long trip.
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Photoshop. Everyone KNOWS shaft drive motorcycles can't wheelie. ;) And, wheelies set down hard have no effect on steering bearings.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:13 pm

Changed the front brake pads. First time I’ve ever changed the pads myself on either of the FJR’s I’ve owned.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hppants » Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:52 am

I'm a 90% front braker. I changed the front pads on my Gen 1 and my current Gen 3 at 50K. Interesting how one pad at each pair of pistons wears a lot more than the other.

I'm at 62K now and the rears are still only 1/2 worn.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by FJRoss » Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:21 am

Hppants wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:52 am
I'm a 90% front braker. I changed the front pads on my Gen 1 and my current Gen 3 at 50K. Interesting how one pad at each pair of pistons wears a lot more than the other.

I'm at 62K now and the rears are still only 1/2 worn.
I swap inner/outer at about mid life on the gen II front pads. On the right, the pair linked to the rear brake wears more slowly than the pair activated by the rear brake (linked braking). If you are getting a very large difference between inside/outside (or top/bottom pairs on the left side) you might want to have a look at your pistons/seals and/or the slider pins.

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