What did you do to your FJR today?

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by gixxerjasen » Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:18 pm

fontanaman wrote:
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If you can help me stay out of those awful tornadoes you will be a Saint.
It's pretty simple and I'm not sure how people get caught in them in a vehicle. The road goes two ways, either toward or away from the twister. Choose wisely, even if it means going the wrong way up the shoulder.
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Post by wheatonFJR » Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:56 pm

InOklahoma they chase twisters...what’s the problem? Seriously.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by fontanaman » Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:33 am

wheatonFJR wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:56 pm
InOklahoma they chase twisters...what’s the problem? Seriously.
Ah I'm not from Oklahoma?
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Post by bill lumberg » Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:44 am

I rode it to the store at 530am, in 60F rain, for doughnuts and espresso beans. Kids and grandkids are in for the holidays. They love doughnuts. I love espresso. Everybody wins. Streets were wet and empty. “Clubbed to Death” was playing in the Neotec. Reminded me of leaving for an IBA or TOH ride. Soon...
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by raYzerman » Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:49 am

bill lumberg wrote:
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Noticed that my front tire is fucked. Not shredded like some peoples. But there are places that used to have grooves that are smooth and oddly shaped now. Resisted the urge to schedule one at the shop and made an appointment with Doctor Speed to show me how to put a new one on next week.
Is this the Road 5 set?
Ummm, also be very careful bending over to pick up a dropped fastener..... just best leave it on the floor.
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Post by bill lumberg » Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:57 am

Rear got replaced a couple of weeks ago with a 5GT. Too many trips (Key West was a factor) and too much interstate wore the middle out. Front is a 4GT, about to be replaced with a 5GT.
raYzerman wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:49 am
bill lumberg wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:04 pm
Noticed that my front tire is fucked. Not shredded like some peoples. But there are places that used to have grooves that are smooth and oddly shaped now. Resisted the urge to schedule one at the shop and made an appointment with Doctor Speed to show me how to put a new one on next week.
Is this the Road 5 set?
Ummm, also be very careful bending over to pick up a dropped fastener..... just best leave it on the floor.

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Post by gixxerjasen » Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:34 pm

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I rode it to the store at 530am, in 60F rain, for doughnuts and espresso beans. Kids and grandkids are in for the holidays. They love doughnuts. I love espresso. Everybody wins. Streets were wet and empty. “Clubbed to Death” was playing in the Neotec. Reminded me of leaving for an IBA or TOH ride. Soon...
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Post by escapefjrtist » Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:44 am

Spent a couple days riding around Cali with 'Bug & Carver. Had to check out the "Last Ride of the Year" RTE in Orcutt Cali, good enough reason for a ride for me. Home tomorrow nite for a five day total of ~2400 miles. Crossed the Golden Gate Bridge today and proceeded to get wet for three or so hours. Hold up in Eureka for the night. Nice way to close out 2019!

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Post by Niehart » Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:01 pm

Only 600+ miles home George. Stay warm, dry and safe my friend.
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Post by wheatonFJR » Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:19 am

Riding in to work to dblcheck the heated gear before tomorrow's ride. 37 degrees and dark.
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Post by BkerChuck » Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:25 am

Rode to work this morning for the final time in 2019. Warm out this morning at 42 degrees.
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Post by escapefjrtist » Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:19 am

After 2486.5 miles back at my shack in the hills. What a trip! Great time riding with 'Bug and Carver on those straight-boring Cali canyon roads...

Had to delay leaving Eureka until 8-ish AM as there was frozen water on the bike and cover. Brrr! North to Crescent City, temps hovered in the mid 30s and was in and out of fog banks as 101 twisted northward. I had initially wanted to make Crescent City Sunday night, but good sense stopped me. Good thing as there were two construction zones that would have made for a later arrival. Add some Elk sightings and the stop was a good decision.

While not unexpected, suffered no mechanical issues or flat tires. Had to change batteries in my wireless heat-troller but carried spares and planned for it. Only encountered one other touring rider heading southbound from Crescent City on a KTM S-A. Where was everyone?!?

As my two guardians noted, rolled in last night right around 8 PM. Ride time was about 10-1/2 hours plus stops for breakfast and dinner. The sky's opened up today so it's a good thing I made the push home.

Couple of pics to follow. Until next time...

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Post by escapefjrtist » Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:35 am

Couple pics from the ride down with ‘Bug.

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Post by escapefjrtist » Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:37 am

And another.
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Post by Bugnatr » Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:07 am

I had two FJR owners to deal withImage

Nice turnout for the RTE, I believe there were at least 3 riders who have ridden the IBR rally four times.

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Carver’s back yard before we solved the world’s problems over a few beverages around the fire pit.
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Post by wheatonFJR » Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:04 am

Nice!

I presume that's twowheelnut's tree? If so, its gotten alot bigger...

George, yer lookin good. Great trip!
Dougie, yer wife must REALLY love you.
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Post by Bugnatr » Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:42 am

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Nice!

I presume that's twowheelnut's tree? If so, its gotten alot bigger...

George, yer lookin good. Great trip!
Dougie, yer wife must REALLY love you.
Yes that's Tim's tree and yes she loves me enough to say go away for four days. :?
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Post by griff » Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:53 am

Spent part of the night riding around taking pics for the Big Money Rally
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Post by BkerChuck » Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:43 pm

Decent temps and clear roads made for a nice 125 mile New Year's Day ride.
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Post by rbentnail » Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:22 pm

Lovingly admiring my new battery, currently chilling with a big mug of coffee telling it about all the places I hope to take it in the next few years.
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