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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:37 pm
by fontanaman
Title to my 17 arrived yesterday. Today the 17 got Washington State license and registration. Yeah!

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:47 pm
by bill lumberg
Rode it to your mom’s house.

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:42 pm
by wheatonFJR
Rode it to your girlfriend's house.

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:45 am
by Bugnatr
Hppants wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:26 pm
Stopped in Church Point, Louisiana, where there is that dive hole in the wall that only the locals know about (and us). Those old ladies know how to make a shrimp fry.
TMI buddy.

Glad to hear your were burning hydrocarbons!

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:46 am
by Hack
Began my winter maint. projects.

-Pulled the swingarm etc off for inspection/lube.
-Removed the center stand and side stand for a good ckean/lube.
-Reinstalled the center stand and dog bone/shock pivot thingy.

Side stand/drive shaft/U joint will get done tomorrow along with shift linkage/brake pedal lube.

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:32 pm
by Hack
Finished up the above...

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Milk crates... 'Not just for KLR riders.
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After all was said and done... I didn't even have any bits left over. 'Table was bare.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:04 am
by nfa1eab
Rode down to Atlanta to watch my granddaughter's basketball game with Georgia Tech. Great game. The Tigers came up short 49-47, but, played a great game. Was treated to this sunset when I got back home to God's country.Image

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:07 am
by El Toro Joe
Woohooo!!!... yesterday I dug it out of it's hibernation, checked the air in the tires, and this morning rode it to work for the first time this year. Have not ridden since the middle of December, after a little surgery on the 19th.

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:34 am
by danh600
I purchased the water jug holder from Garuld awhile back. The bracket is very nice, but the igloo jug is not that great for hot Florida riding. The ice seemed to melt too quick. Well, the problem took care of it's self. I didn't screw the lid back on good and it flew off. So the jug needed to be replaced.
This time I went with a half gallon Rtic jug. Looks better and should hold ice better. The bracket base is a little big for it, but the clamp holds the jub tight.

Now it looks like it was always part of the bike.

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Took the bike for a couple of rides this weekend. Just short morning back roads rides.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:48 pm
by BkerChuck
raYzerman wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:56 pm
Chuck, do you know which Shinko's you have? I have the Raven 009's and like them fine. Curious what the 11's and 16's are like......
Ray, front is a Raven 009 and the rear is a Verge 011, supposed to be their new sport touring tire. I think the front is decent enough. The rear is great when the roads are dry but with my near year round riding habits and the fact i do ride in the rain I'm just not real confident in the rear tire. It's lost traction on me more than once and as stated tar snakes really make it feel squirrelly. I've got about 6k on them and the wear is decent so I have to give credit for that. I'm anxious though to get back on my favorite PR2s though.

Rode it to work today. Got some nice rides in over the weekend, it hit almost 70 yesterday and calling for over 50 this afternoon.

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:30 pm
by raYzerman
Kinda what I thought... it was hard to decipher the hardness of the compounds on Shinko's site, but when anyone says high mileage, then I know you're making a trade of mileage for grip.... I think you'll like the Raven 009 rear... Angel GT (trying it) going on the VFR rear, Raven 009 up front. Ravens on the CBF1000 performing flawlessly.

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:24 pm
by Cav47
BkerChuck wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:48 pm
raYzerman wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:56 pm
Chuck, do you know which Shinko's you have? I have the Raven 009's and like them fine. Curious what the 11's and 16's are like......
Ray, front is a Raven 009 and the rear is a Verge 011, supposed to be their new sport touring tire. I think the front is decent enough. The rear is great when the roads are dry but with my near year round riding habits and the fact i do ride in the rain I'm just not real confident in the rear tire. It's lost traction on me more than once and as stated tar snakes really make it feel squirrelly. I've got about 6k on them and the wear is decent so I have to give credit for that. I'm anxious though to get back on my favorite PR2s though.

Rode it to work today. Got some nice rides in over the weekend, it hit almost 70 yesterday and calling for over 50 this afternoon.
raYzerman wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:30 pm
Kinda what I thought... it was hard to decipher the hardness of the compounds on Shinko's site, but when anyone says high mileage, then I know you're making a trade of mileage for grip.... I think you'll like the Raven 009 rear... Angel GT (trying it) going on the VFR rear, Raven 009 up front. Ravens on the CBF1000 performing flawlessly.
Been saying this same thing since Allen let me try some take offs that he had. Nothing wrong with the Ravens. I ran the Verge a few different times as well. Only if I am planning a big 7K plus trip, I know the Shinkos will make it. YMWV.

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:39 pm
by fontanaman
danh600 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:34 am
I purchased the water jug holder from Garuld awhile back. The bracket is very nice, but the igloo jug is not that great for hot Florida riding. The ice seemed to melt too quick. Well, the problem took care of it's self. I didn't screw the lid back on good and it flew off. So the jug needed to be replaced.
This time I went with a half gallon Rtic jug. Looks better and should hold ice better. The bracket base is a little big for it, but the clamp holds the jug tight.
It is always a good deal when the jugs are held tight! :D

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:34 pm
by wheatonFJR
fontanaman wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:39 pm
danh600 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:34 am
I purchased the water jug holder from Garuld awhile back. The bracket is very nice, but the igloo jug is not that great for hot Florida riding. The ice seemed to melt too quick. Well, the problem took care of it's self. I didn't screw the lid back on good and it flew off. So the jug needed to be replaced.
This time I went with a half gallon Rtic jug. Looks better and should hold ice better. The bracket base is a little big for it, but the clamp holds the jug tight.
It is always a good deal when the jugs are held tight! :D
I bet that's a strap-on!

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:05 pm
by ionbeam
wheatonFJR wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:34 pm
fontanaman wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:39 pm
danh600 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:34 am
I purchased the water jug holder...the clamp holds the jug tight.
It is always a good deal when the jugs are held tight! :D
I bet that's a strap-on!
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:24 pm
by fontanaman
Camels the BMW GS prefered by Bedouin nomads for hundreds of years. 😁

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:30 am
by El Toro Joe
Rode it to work again...33 degrees for the ride in this morning

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:58 am
by bungie4
El Toro Joe wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:30 am
Rode it to work again...33 degrees for the ride in this morning
Welcome to BikerChuck Club.

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:17 am
by BkerChuck
I rode to work as well. Slightly warmer for me than what Joe had, close to 40 this morning.

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:47 pm
by bill lumberg
I like that jug. You got a model number? Do you have it plumbed or do you just drink at stops?
danh600 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:34 am
I purchased the water jug holder from Garuld awhile back. The bracket is very nice, but the igloo jug is not that great for hot Florida riding. The ice seemed to melt too quick. Well, the problem took care of it's self. I didn't screw the lid back on good and it flew off. So the jug needed to be replaced.
This time I went with a half gallon Rtic jug. Looks better and should hold ice better. The bracket base is a little big for it, but the clamp holds the jub tight.

Now it looks like it was always part of the bike.

Image

Took the bike for a couple of rides this weekend. Just short morning back roads rides.

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