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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by El Toro Joe » Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:38 am

Rode it to work...again 8-)
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Post by bungie4 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:13 am

Thought about it as I scraped 2" of snow and ice off my windshield.
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Post by danh600 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:46 am

Weather was decent on Saturday. Did a bunch of stuff around the house and smoked some brisket.

Pulled the VT1300 Honda out and changed the oil. Rode it around the neighborhood and put it away. Planning to ride it on Sunday.

It rained all day sunday.................

Something about a front stalling out over us. I sure didn't feel any cold weather.

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Post by gixxerjasen » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:16 am

Spininprop wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:27 am
27 degrees this morning, rode it to work. Looks like my mon to wed riding to work plans may change with rain called for tuesday.
IF YOU DON'T RIDE IN THE RAIN THEN YOU DON'T....

Oh, 27 degrees. Nevermind, carry on sir.

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Post by gixxerjasen » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:04 am

I winterized the FJR today.

VStream reinstalled and dug out the coiled electric gear cord and installed it. Done, ready for a good ride on Friday.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by fontanaman » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:00 pm

gixxerjasen wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:04 am
I winterized the FJR today.

VS
tream reinstalled and dug out the coiled electric gear cord and installed it. Done, ready for a good ride on Friday.
I checked out the forecast in Dallas today and found the lows are 55 with a high of 76. There is a chance of thunderstorms later in the week.

Wearing the electric gear might turn it into a lighting rod and function similar to a toaster! :D

Enjoy the winter riding season.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Spininprop » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:23 pm

gixxerjasen wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:16 am
Spininprop wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:27 am
27 degrees this morning, rode it to work. Looks like my mon to wed riding to work plans may change with rain called for tuesday.
IF YOU DON'T RIDE IN THE RAIN THEN YOU DON'T....

Oh, 27 degrees. Nevermind, carry on sir.

:D
Try not to ride to work in the rain, but i do ride home in the rain. Forecast is calling for the four letter word although of the shower type. But around here, the powers that be spread salt and stone like it has unlimited supply, i would anticipate the riding season ending.
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Post by bungie4 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:21 pm

gixxerjasen wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:04 am
I winterized the FJR today.

VStream reinstalled and dug out the coiled electric gear cord and installed it. Done, ready for a good ride on Friday.
VStream! Man, I totally forgot I have a brand new one sitting in the shed that I took off the previous spring and totally forgot I had.

No matter, the Givi looks 10x better and works about the same.
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Post by gixxerjasen » Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:38 pm

bungie4 wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:21 pm
VStream! Man, I totally forgot I have a brand new one sitting in the shed that I took off the previous spring and totally forgot I had.

No matter, the Givi looks 10x better and works about the same.
Yea, I got the vstream from a guy who wanted to do a trade straight up for my stock shield. I don't care much for it year round so BikerChuck gifted me an old stock shield that I run in the summer, and then I swap for the big barn door when it cools off.

The electric cord gets packed away and brought out at the same time, whether or not it'll be used right away.
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Post by Uncle Hud » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:20 pm

gixxerjasen wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:04 am
I winterized the FJR today ...
I will "winterize" this season for the first time ever: got a big V-Stream windscreen, heated Laam seats, and VStrom knuckle guards.
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Post by nfa1eab » Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:37 pm

I feel for you guys in more northern states. Started out this morning at 39 degrees at the farm in North Georgia, topped out at 59. The heated grips and new V-Strom hand guards are such a delight. From the Waffle House in Dawsonville we headed up toward the Cherohala Skyway but never made it. Stopped off on 294 at the Field of the Woods. Religious site that started back in the late 1800s. Not my cup of tea, but was quite impressive. Huge steep hillside with the ten commandments in marble. People spent some serious time constructing this place. Even had a grass airstrip at the top of Prayer Mountain. This whole place is in the middle of nowhere. Missed out on the twisties at the Cherohala, but a great day with good friends.ImageImageImageImage

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Post by Hppants » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:07 am

In all of the times I've been to that region, I've never seen that place. I'll make a mental note..... thanks.
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Post by John d » Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:33 pm

Rode it. 170 km. I hope to get as least one good ride in a month, during the winter.

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Post by wheatonFJR » Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:22 pm

John d wrote:
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Rode it. 170 km. I hope to get as least one good ride in a month, during the winter.
Up a creek, it looks like. You belong in upstate SC. They love fer-ners up heeyeah!
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Post by John d » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:39 pm

wheatonFJR wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:22 pm
John d wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:33 pm
Rode it. 170 km. I hope to get as least one good ride in a month, during the winter.
Up a creek, it looks like. You belong in upstate SC. They love fer-ners up heeyeah!
I've thought about that more than once.

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Post by fontanaman » Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:29 am

I don't mind living in a northern state. In the northern states summer daylight hours are longer than winter daylight hours in southern states. Of course if you don't mind riding in high heat an humidity in summer then ignore the previous sentence.

The past couple of weeks I have had my eye on a 2015 FJR ES for sale in Butte Montana with just under 10k miles for $7995. The dealership was not responsive to my requests for quality photos about about scratches on a saddle bags. (they did disclose they existed.) They said they would send me photos by email with better resolution of the scratches - they didn't. I called them more than once asking for better photos and they were non committal. Finally I said screw it and would drive seven hours to see the bike and scratches. So I asked to take the bike for a test drive when I arrived. They said I'd have to buy it first and could get my money back if I'd didn't like it. I said forget it.

I figured the new bike would cost me 7k after selling my 09. With this is mind I can have a lot of work done on my 09 by a dealer to fix any issues that I don't want to deal with. I do most of the maintenance myself so having a the rest done by a dealer to keep the bike going for 75k more miles will likely be less than 7k.
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Post by BkerChuck » Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:21 am

Rode it to work today. Weather forecast yesterday had been calling for rain so I drove my truck only to find at quitting time that it hadn't rained a drop.Forecast today is pleasant so the FJR got the job. Tomorrow looks like a different story with a chance of frozen white death from the sky in the forecast. Might have to take the long way home after work.
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Post by raYzerman » Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:25 am

Well, Jim, it seems the price was decent..... agree the '09 will serve you well.......
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Post by danh600 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:33 am

fontanaman wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:29 am
The past couple of weeks I have had my eye on a 2015 FJR ES for sale in Butte Montana with just under 10k miles for $7995. The dealership was not responsive to my requests for quality photos about about scratches on a saddle bags. (they did disclose they existed.) They said they would send me photos by email with better resolution of the scratches - they didn't. I called them more than once asking for better photos and they were non committal. Finally I said screw it and would drive seven hours to see the bike and scratches. So I asked to take the bike for a test drive when I arrived. They said I'd have to buy it first and could get my money back if I'd didn't like it. I said forget it.
And dealers wonder why business is declining.

In this day and time if a dealer doesn't want to send photos they are hiding something. I bet that bike had worse problems then described.
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Post by bungie4 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:42 am

danh600 wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:33 am
fontanaman wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:29 am
The past couple of weeks I have had my eye on a 2015 FJR ES for sale in Butte Montana with just under 10k miles for $7995. The dealership was not responsive to my requests for quality photos about about scratches on a saddle bags. (they did disclose they existed.) They said they would send me photos by email with better resolution of the scratches - they didn't. I called them more than once asking for better photos and they were non committal. Finally I said screw it and would drive seven hours to see the bike and scratches. So I asked to take the bike for a test drive when I arrived. They said I'd have to buy it first and could get my money back if I'd didn't like it. I said forget it.
And dealers wonder why business is declining.

In this day and time if a dealer doesn't want to send photos they are hiding something. I bet that bike had worse problems then described.
This is really getting to be a thing with me... Making it hard to spend my money with a business. This is another example.

Go to get my license stickers, sit there for 30 minutes only to be told, after I asked, why they weren't serving anybody - System is down. Not much I can do here except bitch and return.

Go to buy snow tires at Costco. They don't sell wheels in the store, I have to order them online and bring them in when I get my tires installed. But I can't buy my tires now because they won't hold them for more than 2 days. They won't guarantee that the chosen will tires will be stock beside right now. So I can buy them now and take them with me and bring the wheels and tires back on my install date. So I bought them at Canadian Tire for $12 more because they DID supply wheels.

Go to buy some deoderant - I have to hunt the entire store to find somebody to open the anti-theft guard. This is after I spend 20 minutes looking for some mens non-scented in the 8000 different kinds of deoderant they sell. Or, I can buy it for $2 at the dollar store.

Go to a different grocery store because its on my way (and actually closer to my home then my usual). I want a cart. I have to put a twoonie in the cart to get it to release. I don't have change. You expect me to walk in to the courtesy desk, stand there for 5 minutes and break a $20 to get a twoonie so I can spend my money in your store. FUCKING HARD NO. I don't care that I'll get my twoonie back. Stop making it difficult!

.. and on and on... No wonder Amazon is steam-rollering the planet.
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