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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg » Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:43 am

I checked the earl and pressures. Going wandering today. Perhaps Brasstown Bald and Suches. Then back home to make chili.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg » Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:16 pm

Skyway won out. Went until it was snowy then came back down.


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Post by Hppants » Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:08 pm

I look forward to the time when I can set out on an ordinary Wednesday to see Brasstown Bald via Suches, and then at the last minute divert north to Telico Plains....
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by wheatonFJR » Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:17 pm

bill lumberg wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:16 pm
Skyway won out. Went until it was snowy then came back down.


https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... 388&type=3
Got halfway across? I get a little jittery on high-speed sweepers when there is a possibility of total loss of traction. :shock:

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by jwilly » Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:51 pm

bill lumberg wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:16 pm
Skyway won out. Went until it was snowy then came back down.
I kept going on Christmas Day, was a little sketchy where the Jeeps knocked snow out into the road.

https://youtu.be/DPsqP77twN4
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Post by wheatonFJR » Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:27 pm

jwilly wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:51 pm
bill lumberg wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:16 pm
Skyway won out. Went until it was snowy then came back down.
I kept going on Christmas Day, was a little sketchy where the Jeeps knocked snow out into the road.

https://youtu.be/DPsqP77twN4
Nice video, thanks for posting. Yer almost as fast as that guy that has the helpful FJR technical advice website. Kudos.

Seriously though, nice run through the snow. Ignore the previous comment about being as bad as the guy that crashed on the straightaway that he thought was a curve.

You should make FJR technical advice videos for a living.
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Post by Hppants » Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:38 pm

At the end of the video, was that black ice on the road? Or just some liquid moisture?

I don't think I've ever seen black ice on a roadway.
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Post by wheatonFJR » Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:49 pm

Hppants wrote:
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...I don't think I've ever seen black ice on a roadway.
You will when you live near the mountains...

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Post by jwilly » Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:58 pm

Hppants wrote:
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At the end of the video, was that black ice on the road? Or just some liquid moisture?

I don't think I've ever seen black ice on a roadway.
Just moisture, the air temp at the time was around 37 or 38 at the highest elevation. As soon as you dropped in elevation you were back in the low 40's.
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Post by El Toro Joe » Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:02 pm

Rode it to work
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Post by wheatonFJR » Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:11 pm

Showed it to a visiting cousin and his son.
The cousin helped his son fix up an 82 Suzuki 750...the kid seems levelheaded, unlike his dad who seems liable to try ANYTHING and has the scars to prove it. Son wants to take his first motorcycle trip to WNC with a buddy. Problem...they live in Lincoln, Nebraska. He is asking how many days he should take to get to WNC. I ask him how long the total trip is...he says he has a week plus weekend. I gave him some advice...he got the adventurin bug from his dad, and his mom seems to be the one with the common sense in the family. My cousin seems to think that if you didn't get scars from something, you weren't trying hard enough.
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Post by Hppants » Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:44 pm

I sure hope he takes advice from you and not his dad.

You may recall that a few years ago, my nephew approached me about riding. I had a blast showing him the ropes and I'm pleased to say that he is a very good rider.

Regardless, had your cousin's son come to me with his questions, my first answer would be that setting out for 9 days 1/2 way across the country on a 24 year old motorcycle for your first tour is a recipe for disaster. One step at a time, Grasshopper. Once you've dipped your toes, we can talk about swimming.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg » Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:28 am

Today, put the lowering brackets and Laam on, supporting a run to New Orleans and back tomorrow. #SS1K
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Post by Hppants » Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:14 am

Damm Bill - you are burning the matte paint off that puppy!!
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Post by wheatonFJR » Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:28 am

Hppants wrote:
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Damm Bill - you are burning the matte paint off that puppy!!
He's just trying to wear the snatch right outta that bike! :lol:
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Post by El Toro Joe » Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:48 am

bill lumberg wrote:
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Today, put the lowering brackets and Laam on, supporting a run to New Orleans and back tomorrow. #SS1K
Will you have a Spotwalla link, so we can stalk ya?
"RIP Petey"

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Post by bill lumberg » Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:19 pm

We'll see if it works.

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Post by Hppants » Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:37 pm

I've got too much going on tomorrow - we are throwing wifey a retirement party. Otherwise, I'd ride to NOLA and buy you lunch, Bill.
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Post by bill lumberg » Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:46 pm

We’ll have coffee or lunch when things slow down. Hope the party is excellent.
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Post by El Toro Joe » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:56 am

Took it out for a 60 mile bagel run this morning...32 degrees.
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