What did you do to your FJR today?

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by El Toro Joe » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:37 am

Rode it to work...gotta love the heated gear.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by danh600 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:43 am

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Rode up to Barber Motorsports Museum while most of the SFO attendees went in cars or trucks! WTF?
When we left you were the only bike in the entire parking lot!!
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by wheatonFJR » Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:08 pm

Cleaned the bugs off the bike from EOM.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by nfa1eab » Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:39 pm

Installed new model V-Strom hand guards on the 15. 20 minute job, all parts included except 3 small washers to spacer the throttle side bar end out. Look like they came from the factory. Ready for cool weather rides!ImageImageImage

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by rgb » Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:13 pm

wheatonFJR wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:08 pm
Cleaned the bugs off the bike from EOM.
I was going to say something snarky but quickly realized I haven't washed mine since then either. Maybe today after I get through riding. (probably not)

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by El Toro Joe » Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:03 pm

nfa1eab wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:39 pm
Installed new model V-Strom hand guards on the 15. 20 minute job, all parts included except 3 small washers to spacer the throttle side bar end out. Look like they came from the factory. Ready for cool weather rides!ImageImageImage

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Do you have part #s, for them?
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by nfa1eab » Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:33 pm

From Partzilla.
79-57300-31851-291 CVR SET, KNUCKLE

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Post by Uncle Hud » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:37 pm

Thanks. Ordered. Here before the weekend.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by wheatonFJR » Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:13 pm

rgb wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:13 pm
wheatonFJR wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:08 pm
Cleaned the bugs off the bike from EOM.
I was going to say something snarky but quickly realized I haven't washed mine since then either. Maybe today after I get through riding. (probably not)
We love the snark here...so the more the better!

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hack » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:52 pm

nfa1eab wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:39 pm
Installed new model V-Strom hand guards on the 15. 20 minute job, all parts included except 3 small washers to spacer the throttle side bar end out. Look like they came from the factory. Ready for cool weather rides!
Nice...

I have a brand new set of the older style DL1000 knuckle guards in a box... I have just not got around to putting them on the FJR...

With the set you have, was there any modification of the guard(s) required where they clip onto the bar ends..?
Also... The part number you quoted... It included everything?
I recall when I ordered my set a while ago I had to order replacement lever pivot pins/bolts...
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by nfa1eab » Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:24 pm

Had lever pins and everything. I did enlarge the hole where they fit on the bar end. Just had to lightly hit them with a sanding drum on a dremel. Be careful, don't have to remove much. I added 3 small washers that fit in the bar end to increase the space on the throttle side. None on the clutch side.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by El Toro Joe » Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:18 am

I rode mine to work again... :)
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by BikerGeek » Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:13 pm

Rode to work.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hack » Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:18 pm

Rode her to London, no not that London... Bought some ammo to test... Had a coffee and rode home.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by wheatonFJR » Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:27 pm

Hack wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:18 pm
Rode her to London, no not that London... Bought some ammo to test... Had a coffee and rode home.
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Are you testing it on Ray? :lol:

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hack » Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:48 pm

wheatonFJR wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:27 pm
Hack wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:18 pm
Rode her to London, no not that London... Bought some ammo to test... Had a coffee and rode home.
Are you testing it on Ray? :lol:

I suspect the old codger is bullet-proof, so.... I wouldn't bother even trying.
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Post by bill lumberg » Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:52 pm

I was riding it today and thought, not for the first time lately, that the yoshimura R77 exhaust really sounds good. Not loud, but a little louder than I remembered it being new. Quieter than with the baffles out, but full... Louder than it was brand new.

Then I got home. Looked at the back of the bike. Holy shit! The right baffle was gone. I imagined it firing out the back of the bike on the road somewhere.

Further inspection would reveal that the retaining screw and the anodized “collar” had separated themselves from the baffle proper, and the pipe portion of the baffle was deep inside the muffler. Judicious use of a coat hanger rescued the remains of the baffle. I removed the left side to restore balance, and emailed the good folks at yoshimurasan research and development requesting warranty replacement. Bike sounds and runs happyfuntime.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by John d » Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:57 pm

Went for a ride. 175 miles. :D

Winter is not here yet.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by wheatonFJR » Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:01 pm

Well, not today, but Thursday, I am having the skeleton mod installed so as to make the FJR useable again.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg » Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:03 pm

Yes! I expect to hear from you when you’re well enough to hit the slopes of North GA/TN/NC.
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