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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hppants » Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:35 pm

Today, I got new rubbers!!!

(No.... not those kind of rubbers. Pants hasn't had a need for those in quite a while. My wife followed Bob Barker's advice and got her dog neutered. ;) )

New footpeg rubber tops for the bike. Blue lock-tite on the screws, of course. A minute with the soldering iron took care of that.

Decided to keep the old ones and hang them on the peg board. Almost 60K on the clock and I've ridden it enough to wear the foot pegs. It's kind of a rite of passage, for me anyway.

Also replaced the clutch pivot bushing that the clutch master cylinder pushes against. Mine was worn - not worn out, but worn and since I was ordering parts anyway....

Finally, gave the ole girl a proper bath after my recent 2900 mile tour. Put a little lipstick on the red pig and she looks presentable in the sunshine. Ready for SFO and more adventure.....

Good grief, I love this motorcycle. Without a doubt, this is the best bike I've ever owned. And I've had enough to know it when I got a good one. She won't last forever, and perhaps her end is closer than her beginning. But until then, I'll enjoy her just the same.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by NTXFJR » Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:43 pm

Nah, 60k has her barely broken in, especially with the maintenance regimen you have going on.
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Post by BkerChuck » Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:46 pm

^ Yeah 60k on one of these is just barely past the break in period. I was hoping to reach 200k on that 2007.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by wheatonFJR » Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:53 pm

bill lumberg wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:27 am
Not a damn thing. It’s still at the office where I had to leave it. Been in the hospital since Tuesday. Hope to get back to it Saturday or Sunday.
WTF?

So...got a consult appt with the ortho dr moved to Monday from November 11th. If all goes well, will have collarbone surgery within a week or two.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by BkerChuck » Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:08 pm

Wheatie, I don't know where they have a collarbone restaurant so I'm not sending a gift card this time. Hope it all goes well for you!
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Post by bungie4 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:39 pm

You okay Lee?
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Post by bill lumberg » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:19 pm

I just met with the doc. I’m bustin out of the joint today! Probably retrieve the matte marauder tomorrow or Sunday.
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Post by gixxerjasen » Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:39 pm

Left her at home today. With the cooler weather coming, the bike with no electric gear connectors and ZERO wind protection, will be getting ridden less and less. Besides, I've had it a year and a half and my buddy that lets me ride all his bikes (and buy them from him and sell them back for a wash) hasn't ridden the GSX-S yet. So, I headed out into 46F temps knowing it would get better. Coffee and breakfast warmed me up and then back roads to the other side of the metroplex. He pulled out his superduke and we swapped bikes back and forth for a bit. He was impressed with the Suzuki and now he wants to add one to his garage if he can find one cheap. Good day, warmed up to 78F and I put about 240 miles on her.

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I suspect it's only a matter of time before I have to winterize the FJR. Which of course means finding the coiled electric gear cord and swapping the summer shield for the winter shield. Woot!
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by BkerChuck » Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:23 am

Finished packing it to head south. Leaving soon to catch the auto train in VA will be in FL in the morning and making our way to SFO
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by wheatonFJR » Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:35 am

BkerChuck wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:23 am
Finished packing it to head south. Leaving soon to catch the auto train in VA will be in FL in the morning and making our way to SFO
Please let us know your experience with the auto train. I might use it in the future, depending.
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Post by rbentnail » Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:35 am

wheatonFJR wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:35 am
BkerChuck wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:23 am
Finished packing it to head south. Leaving soon to catch the auto train in VA will be in FL in the morning and making our way to SFO
Please let us know your experience with the auto train. I might use it in the future, depending.
I know a few folks that have used it. Nothing but good comments.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by John d » Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:46 am

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Shifter pedal was where the trouble began. That T-50 torx fastener did not want to budge. Finally had to get out a breaker bar and use it. With my left wrist still hurting this is not what I wanted to do. Finally get it to move but I'm deathly afraid it's going to strip the threads.One I have it out just a couple of threads I can see it's got RED loctite on it. Did Yamaha seriously use RED loctite on these fasteners? Got out a micro torch and applied heat until it melted the loctite then proceeded. The other 4 bolts all had blue loctite and more of that than is necessary. I ended up chasing all of the treads with taps and dies before reassembly. Any one else run into this or am I unique in this regard? I don't think the PO ever had any of this apart based upon how stuff looks as I'm working on the bike.
That T50 bolt was crazy tight on mine as well. I was worried the torx head itself would strip, so I replaced it with a hex head bolt.
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Post by danh600 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:02 am

rbentnail wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:35 am
wheatonFJR wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:35 am
BkerChuck wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:23 am
Finished packing it to head south. Leaving soon to catch the auto train in VA will be in FL in the morning and making our way to SFO
Please let us know your experience with the auto train. I might use it in the future, depending.
I know a few folks that have used it. Nothing but good comments.
We did it several years ago. Good way to get out of FL when it's hot. Beats slabbing up I-95 during the summer. Put your bike on that afternoon. Eat,drink,sleep and you wake up in VA.

If I did it again I would just take it North and meander home on the bikes.

It was a fun experience.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by CollingsBob » Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:55 pm

300km....a bit cool at the beginning (+8c)...not bad at the end (+11c)..any ride in mid-October is a good ride
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Post by fontanaman » Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:05 pm

On this day two years ago I was along Hwy 1 in California. Google made a nice video of this fine day.

So today I was reminiscing.
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Post by rbentnail » Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:39 pm

Rode about 140 miles north to have a burger with Ken the HD Guy. Then rode home, didn't get wet. Good day.
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Post by bungie4 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:55 pm

CollingsBob wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:55 pm
300km....a bit cool at the beginning (+8c)...not bad at the end (+11c)..any ride in mid-October is a good ride
Same here but i didn't get to ride, i was voluntold i had a bunch of shit to do today that couldn't wait until tomorrow ( when it's supposed to rain so day)
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Post by Spininprop » Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:05 am

wheatonFJR wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:35 am
BkerChuck wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:23 am
Finished packing it to head south. Leaving soon to catch the auto train in VA will be in FL in the morning and making our way to SFO
Please let us know your experience with the auto train. I might use it in the future, depending.
Ive used for the car before, but this year put the bike on it for a work conf in orlando in late march. I got the roomette, which is two seats that fold to a single bed with an over head bunk. Cozy enough with plenty room for gear, maybe cramped for two. Bathroom 10ft away. Had vacation from wed on that week and after spending a few days with friends rode the fjr home from fl to pa. Awsome trip

Highly recommend it.
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Post by gixxerjasen » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:19 am

How's the cost? I looked at it years and years ago and the price was not for the faint of heart.
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Post by bill lumberg » Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:59 pm

I retrieved mine from the office parking garage yesterday. Figured out upper 40’s, heavy rain, and open pit vents aren’t a good combination. Changed the batteries in my heat troller today. Ready for the cold. Or at least my gear is ready.
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