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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:21 pm
by gixxerjasen
gixxerjasen wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:22 pm
dem, that looks 1000% nicer than my Givi2Shad adapter plates. Good thing no one can see them though. :)
I took two bars and drilled the right holes in them and then used an angle grinder to grind the ends so they were hidden, then painted them black. It is uuuuuuugly, but functional for many years now.

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:02 pm
by BkerChuck
Rode it home from Fredericksburg, VA following my 6th place finish for the PA starter in the Void Rally. I rode as a team with someone I met on ADVRider forum since Dianne isn't yet up to riding.

https://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php?id ... howAll=yes

Link to our SPOT track for the route we rode. Left wrist felt pretty crappy after a while but lots of ibuprofen followed with some alcohol after the event. (Strictly for medicinal purposes)

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:15 pm
by NTXFJR
Oops. Rode it to Mena on the way home from those wonderful NWA roads. Stopped for a break and found this little surprise

200+ miles to get home and not too sure she’ll make it. What do y’all think??

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:56 pm
by raYzerman
I always say 300 miles when the metal starts showing.... you got less. Blow it up harder so it will last longer.
Maybe a big double wrap with duct tape. Joking, but it has been done.
If you can get it replaced, I'd opt for that.

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:50 pm
by danh600
Took a short ride.
All good with the cooling system.
Ready for SFO.

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:59 pm
by FJRoss
NTXFJR wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:15 pm
Oops. Rode it to Mena on the way home from those wonderful NWA roads. Stopped for a break and found this little surprise

Image

https://imgur.com/a/e68gPty

200+ miles to get home and not too sure she’ll make it. What do y’all think??
Still lots of rubber on the sides but it would all have to be curvy roads to make use of it. I finished a cross continent ride with a rear tire that looked a lot like that when I got home. I've run a few to the belts but don't know if I would chance that for more than 100 very slow and careful miles. Good luck!

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:06 pm
by gixxerjasen
FJRoss wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:59 pm
very slow and careful miles.
So, he's not going to make it then? :D

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:07 pm
by wheatonFJR
NTXFJR wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:15 pm
Oops. Rode it to Mena on the way home from those wonderful NWA roads. Stopped for a break and found this little surprise

Image

https://imgur.com/a/e68gPty

200+ miles to get home and not too sure she’ll make it. What do y’all think??
Yeah, and I get ribbed with tread left on my tar.

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:10 pm
by wheatonFJR
NTXFJR wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:15 pm
Oops. Rode it to Mena on the way home from those wonderful NWA roads. Stopped for a break and found this little surprise

Image

https://imgur.com/a/e68gPty

200+ miles to get home and not too sure she’ll make it. What do y’all think??
No effen way. Pay the man fer a tar...or pay the medic to life flight you out - your choice.

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:05 pm
by FJRoss
This was mine - and it looked like I was going to be OK just 600 miles earlier. Don't think I would try it.
Image

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:26 am
by wheatonFJR
Pushed her to the side of the garage as my riding season appears to be done due to reinjury of collarbone. I feel like a northerner again.

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:37 am
by El Toro Joe
wheatonFJR wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:26 am
Pushed her to the side of the garage as my riding season appears to be done due to reinjury of collarbone. I feel like a northerner again.
Well, that kinda sucks...time to let that thing heal completely.

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:39 am
by El Toro Joe
I rode it to work...a little chilly, but not too bad.

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:43 am
by Snowflake
Rode it to work today in the fog and temps in the 40's. Lovely fall day.

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:58 am
by BkerChuck
wheatonFJR wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:26 am
Pushed her to the side of the garage as my riding season appears to be done due to reinjury of collarbone. I feel like a northerner again.
Really hate to read this Mark. Recovery time sucks as we get older.

Rode my new to me 2014 to work again. Little chilly this morning but not as bad as what we saw over the weekend on the Void Rally.

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:42 pm
by wheatonFJR
BkerChuck wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:58 am
wheatonFJR wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:26 am
Pushed her to the side of the garage as my riding season appears to be done due to reinjury of collarbone. I feel like a northerner again.
Really hate to read this Mark. Recovery time sucks as we get older.

Rode my new to me 2014 to work again. Little chilly this morning but not as bad as what we saw over the weekend on the Void Rally.
I'm gonna get the surgery done. Plates and FRankenstein bolts. If that don't do it, my riding days are done....but I think that should do it. I'm sure it will. I've got to do some out west cross country trips. I wanna be with Marty and Jason when they do those 100 Plus sweepers near Mono Lake again...or NorCal.

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:16 pm
by LKLD
All the best, Mark!!

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:18 pm
by LKLD
FJRoss wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:05 pm
This was mine - and it looked like I was going to be OK just 600 miles earlier. Don't think I would try it.
Image
You've got at least another 500 miles! 8-)

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:39 pm
by gixxerjasen
Anyone heard from NTXFJR? Did he make it home on that tire?

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:36 pm
by Spininprop
I looked at it while pondering a trip in June 2020 to my base station in Rapid City, SD then Devils Tower, Needles Hwy, etc over 10 days.

Trying not to let work get in the way, but...