What did you do to your FJR today?

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by ionbeam » Wed May 15, 2019 8:35 am

Hack wrote:
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'Went prairie dog shootin' in CO. a couple of times

.243 Win. Hornady V-MAx.… There wasn't much left to cook... 'Not that we would.
Um, ya. Skinned, boned, cleaned and filleted all at once.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by ionbeam » Wed May 15, 2019 8:40 am

Rode it to work. Nice ride through the countryside. Got to the highway and it wasn't a nice ride in a bumper to bumper snail crawl. I was having visions of an AE periodically pop up.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hack » Wed May 15, 2019 1:04 pm

ionbeam wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 8:35 am
Hack wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 4:11 pm
'Went prairie dog shootin' in CO. a couple of times

.243 Win. Hornady V-MAx.… There wasn't much left to cook... 'Not that we would.
Um, ya. Skinned, boned, cleaned and filleted all at once.
I should have mentioned/been more specific... 75 grain V-Max,
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bungie4 » Wed May 15, 2019 1:08 pm

ionbeam wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 8:40 am
Rode it to work. Nice ride through the countryside. Got to the highway and it wasn't a nice ride in a bumper to bumper snail crawl. I was having visions of an AE periodically pop up.
Ya know, I've never ridden an AE. But I have ridden a Honda DCT. I could be swayed.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by raYzerman » Wed May 15, 2019 1:32 pm

Maybe you could talk Billy Fitz into giving up his '06AE, rumour has it he needs an African Twin DCT.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by gixxerjasen » Wed May 15, 2019 4:00 pm

If Yamaha hasn't done something by the time I'm ready to change out the FJR, I could be going Honda because this AE is the finest commuter ever. All I have to do is go a week or so without it to be reminded of the fact that I hate working the clutch while commuting.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by wheatonFJR » Wed May 15, 2019 4:04 pm

raYzerman wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 1:32 pm
Maybe you could talk Billy Fitz into giving up his '06AE, rumour has it he needs an African Twin DCT.
...and you know Billy Fitz is ALWAYS gentle on the throttle. :D :D :D

He's probably done trials riding on that thang!
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by 0face » Wed May 15, 2019 4:22 pm

Bled the brakes, used Ray's ABS dohicky, bled the clutch, made fun of Wheatie.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by wheatonFJR » Wed May 15, 2019 4:38 pm

0face wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 4:22 pm
... made fun of Wheatie.
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You know...that 0Face is going to turn into an "Oh Shit!"Face...if you don't stop it. :mrgreen:
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by raYzerman » Wed May 15, 2019 6:07 pm

Got it ready to ride tomorrow morning to breakfast with some buddies, then it will be off to the Yammie demo rides...... looking at a Honda on the way home.... an older one.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Spininprop » Thu May 16, 2019 7:05 am

Rode to work despite the rain. Heck with it. Besides need to burn fuel to make the tank lighter for maintenance tomorrow or saturday.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hppants » Thu May 16, 2019 8:16 am

Jasen - I can see the benefit of the AE for urban commuting. In France, DCT scooters are extremely popular and its easy to see why.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by danh600 » Thu May 16, 2019 8:19 am

gixxerjasen wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 4:00 pm
If Yamaha hasn't done something by the time I'm ready to change out the FJR, I could be going Honda because this AE is the finest commuter ever. All I have to do is go a week or so without it to be reminded of the fact that I hate working the clutch while commuting.
I don't have a traffic filled commute so my situation is different.

I remember when I first started driving I had a manual transmission truck. I hated going to an automatic on the next one.
I don't think I will ever do it on a motorcycle. I like the clutch and shifting.

But like I said I don't commute. Sitting in traffic every day might change my ideas real quick.

I will say the guys I have rode with that have an AE love them.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by El Toro Joe » Thu May 16, 2019 10:54 am

I rode it to work...again
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Post by BkerChuck » Thu May 16, 2019 11:56 am

Rode it to work this morning. Wan't raining when I left my house but less than 2 miles in it was.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by gixxerjasen » Thu May 16, 2019 1:06 pm

danh600 wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 8:19 am
gixxerjasen wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 4:00 pm
If Yamaha hasn't done something by the time I'm ready to change out the FJR, I could be going Honda because this AE is the finest commuter ever. All I have to do is go a week or so without it to be reminded of the fact that I hate working the clutch while commuting.
I don't have a traffic filled commute so my situation is different.

I remember when I first started driving I had a manual transmission truck. I hated going to an automatic on the next one.
I don't think I will ever do it on a motorcycle. I like the clutch and shifting.

But like I said I don't commute. Sitting in traffic every day might change my ideas real quick.

I will say the guys I have rode with that have an AE love them.
It's all about the right tool for the job.

I used to have this, it was a hoot when in it's element.

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I hated sitting in traffic in it though, so my truck with auto transmission is so much nicer getting to and from work and general getting around, when I'm not on the bike.

With bikes, they are easier to store, so it's possible to have more than one tool, and not need make one tool do it all.

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The little blue one is mad fun, though, with the power, there's not a whole lot of working through the gears needed, but I do enjoy the clutch and shifting. Having spent two weeks commuting on it though, it was clearly not in it's element (except in the Texpress lanes where speeds are not hardly ever monitored) where the FJR does the better job. For FJR type riding, most everywhere, the AE is amazing and I love it.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Spininprop » Thu May 16, 2019 6:06 pm

The color of that gsx reminds me of the 2013 gsxr1000 i had. Same color. Loved that bike. Sad face now.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by raYzerman » Thu May 16, 2019 6:27 pm

Rode it to a local Yamaha demo day, got to test out the Ivan reflash a bit more, but I really need a longer trip. I was supposed to ride the MT-09 but they messed up my reservation, so rode the XSR900. 'A' mode was freaking cool. Then I got on a Tracer GT and put it in A mode. I was a little underwhelmed (a little) after the XSR, but the Tracer may replace the FJR one day...... meanwhile I have been up to no good the last few days...... teaser pic.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bungie4 » Thu May 16, 2019 8:51 pm

Fizzy?
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hack » Thu May 16, 2019 11:32 pm

raYzerman wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 6:07 pm
Got it ready to ride tomorrow morning to breakfast with some buddies,



*checking voicemail/text messages for possibly missed invite...
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