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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:22 am
by FJRoss
0face wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:56 pm
Replaced my O2 sensor.
What was wrong with the old one and how was it diagnosed? Any improvement afterward?

As far as I know, there isn't any clear-cut means to diagnose a flaky O2 sensor although it could be at the root of a bunch of running issues. I once had a major running issue that was eventually traced to a O2 sensor wire mashed by the timing cover causing an intermittent short in the sensor. Cover was off for a CCT change and the initial thought was that we had skipped a tooth on the timing chin but all was better after fixing the wire.

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:25 am
by danh600
I put one of the big Damp Rid buckets in my cargo trailer where I store the FJR.

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:16 am
by raYzerman
Even a cheap box fan does wonders to keep air moving......... I'd just put a breathable cotton/flannel sheet over the bike and if air is moving, there won't be a condensation problem.....

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:46 pm
by Red
FJRoss wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:04 am
Re: Corrosion and condensation prevention.
Another thing I have heard people doing is to use a floor-length cover and place a medium-low wattage (40W?) incandescent light bulb below the bike. the cover reduces the amount of humid air making its way to the bike and the bulb supplies enough heat to keep the temperature of the bike a degree or two above ambient temperature. Supposed to be enough to prevent condensation on the bike. Never tried it...
FJRoss,

In the really humid tropics, everybody did the same thing, keeping a low-wattage (25W~35W) incandescent light bulb On at all times, in the bottom of every clothes closet. It was the only way we had to prevent mildew and other moisture-related problems with the clothing.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:50 pm
by fontanaman
Yesterday I road my FJR 285 miles in search of Fall Colors

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My my how my FJR has changed. For the full video check this out.

The route included all the twisty bits I could find north of Spokane in Destination Hwy's Washington.

Lake Roosevelt.

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Lodgepole Pine trees are the predominate tree around here. Deciduous trees are harder to find so searching for fall color is just an excuse to ride. Sometimes there are some great looking Spruce trees or Aspens. Many of the tree had not changed color yet so I was a bit early. There was some snow in the mountains and along the Cedonia to Addy's road today. The bonus today was a complete shock.

New asphalt on the Gifford to Addy's road. I went off route for some of that. Damn near died when I found it- it was so new stripes were absent and motorcycle caution signs still out. A dead deer was found soiling this hollowed black ribbon of righteousness. Most of the roads are chipped sealed around here or are in a state of disrepair so finding new asphalt is damn near and out of body experience. Sorry no photos of this but I was having too much fun and winter gloves make it hard to take moto photos. It was in the 30's and 40' most of the morning.

Pend Oreille River is only only river running south to north in Eastern Washington.

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My 09 FJR with 107,000 miles.

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That is what I Did On My FJR Yesterday.

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:04 pm
by LKLD
Gorgeous ride!

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:34 pm
by escapefjrtist
Looking good Fontanaman!

~G

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:08 am
by El Toro Joe
Rode it to work...43 degrees for my ride in this morning.

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:54 am
by bungie4
1C with a hard frost. Took the Rav and flipped on the seat heater.

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:14 pm
by rbentnail
danh600 wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:25 am
I put one of the big Damp Rid buckets in my cargo trailer where I store the FJR.
We use these in our basement during the rainy season. If you guys haven't tried them you should. They work really well.

Rode to work. A very pleasant 64*F on the way home this morning.

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:06 pm
by BkerChuck
Pulled the dash panels in preparation of my under mirror mounts and new lights arriving tomorrow. Installed my new T-Rex frame sliders yesterday. Progress is being made.

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:26 am
by BkerChuck
Rode it to work this morning. Spent hours last night getting my aux lighting installed and wired up. Need to clean up a few areas that I compromised on how I ran some wires mostly because my left wrist and hand still aren't fully healed and I just couldn't do some stuff the way I'd prefer to do it. It's good to have more lights on it again! Leaving later today for Bethlehem, PA and heading out tomorrow morning for the start of the Void Rally. Dianne's back is still giving her a lot of pain so I'm riding solo. She's driving to the finish in Fredericksburg, VA and will be volunteering as staff. I'm going to partner up with a friend from OH who is doing his first LD rally and we're going to ride as a team.

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:07 am
by danh600
Called to check on it.

At the end of my Arkansas ride my FJR gave some high temp readings. Didn't have time to deal with it. Due to work, another bike trip and lack of mechanical talent I let a service department deal with it for me.

Basically after a coolant flush it does not over heat. Seems to be fine. They want to take it on one more test ride today.

So I should get my bike back Saturday morning!!! No major damage to the bike or wallet!

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:06 pm
by Full House
Went for a nice ride on a beautiful early fall day. Stopped for ice cream and bought a half gallon of maple syrup before heading back. A great day for a ride!

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:34 pm
by jwilly
Rode to work and back. Stopped on the way home and washed my bike. It feels weird now, I will go get it dirty this weekend and things will get back to normal.

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:49 am
by bill lumberg
Rode it to the office. Decided that it’s time to put the handguards on and switch to the leather jacket on the mornings. Getting chilly early in the a.m. Even the afternoons have been very mild. Scheduled
to perpetrate a new PR4GT on the front this afternoon.

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:03 pm
by dem
Made a Givi top case plate to sandwich on top of my 2x2 Bicycle Rack

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Gallery: https://imgur.com/a/mwXeAGy

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:22 pm
by gixxerjasen
dem, that looks 1000% nicer than my Givi2Shad adapter plates. Good thing no one can see them though. :)

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:06 pm
by dem
Be easier if I had real tools, you can do stuff with hand drills/jigsaw but it makes a mess and takes forever to get stuff lined up right!

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:47 pm
by rgb
rbentnail wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:14 pm
Rode to work. A very pleasant 64*F on the way home this morning.
That's the thing about the SE this time of year. A little chilly at O dark thirty for the ride in but perfectly fantastic for the ride home.