What did you do to your FJR today?

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by rgb » Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:44 am

El Toro Joe wrote:
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Nice...my dad use to let me fly the lawnmower around the yard, when I was a kid...
??? The only lawnmower my dad trusted me with was a gas powered reel mower that took about three times as long as it should have to do the lawn. I am in awe.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by El Toro Joe » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:39 pm

rgb wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:44 am
El Toro Joe wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:44 pm
Nice...my dad use to let me fly the lawnmower around the yard, when I was a kid...
??? The only lawnmower my dad trusted me with was a gas powered reel mower that took about three times as long as it should have to do the lawn. I am in awe.
...gas powered? We had a push powered reel mower...the kind without the gas engine.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Spininprop » Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:09 pm

Received supplies for the major PM work planned for the fjr. Starts 3:00pm Friday. 16000 mile maintenance, plus plugs, oil and filter change.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Spininprop » Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:47 pm

Started the 20,600 mile service :>)
Just pulled the ujoint, a little rust on the splines but nothing unusual. Cleaning all parts as i go, lube before i reinstall. Getting close to pulling the swingarm.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hppants » Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:25 pm

Severe Clear tomorrow, high 61 degrees.

Bike ready? Check

Gear ready? Check

Camera battery charged? Check

Uh... yeah, no brainer baby!!!
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Spininprop » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:18 pm

Swingarm bearings ok, not a lot grease but all looks good. Greased the swingarm and cleaned it. Thats done. Debating the best way to tackle getting the center stand bolt cutoff and lubing the bearings. But that is tomorrows job.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hack » Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:30 am

Spininprop wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:18 pm
Debating the best way to tackle getting the center stand bolt cutoff and lubing the bearings.

I used my Sawsall reciprocating saw... With a fresh, fine toothed metal cutting blade it took all of 14.5 seconds to cut the bolt(s).
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hppants » Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:48 am

Hack wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:30 am
Spininprop wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:18 pm
Debating the best way to tackle getting the center stand bolt cutoff and lubing the bearings.

I used my Sawsall reciprocating saw... With a fresh, fine toothed metal cutting blade it took all of 14.5 seconds to cut the bolt(s).

I used one of these, with the blade designed for metal. with a little oil and patience, it worked beautifully.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Bosch-Starlock ... &gclsrc=ds
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by wheatonFJR » Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:38 pm

Hack wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:30 am
Spininprop wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:18 pm
Debating the best way to tackle getting the center stand bolt cutoff and lubing the bearings.

I used my Sawsall reciprocating saw... With a fresh, fine toothed metal cutting blade it took all of 14.5 seconds to cut the bolt(s).
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hack » Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:04 pm

Hppants wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:48 am


I used one of these, with the blade designed for metal. with a little oil and patience, it worked beautifully.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Bosch-Starlock ... &gclsrc=ds

Damn... I have a similar tool.
'Never occurred to me to try it.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hack » Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:07 pm

wheatonFJR wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:38 pm
Hack wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:30 am
Spininprop wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:18 pm
Debating the best way to tackle getting the center stand bolt cutoff and lubing the bearings.

I used my Sawsall reciprocating saw... With a fresh, fine toothed metal cutting blade it took all of 14.5 seconds to cut the bolt(s).
Living his forum name!

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg » Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:50 pm

I rode it to a friends house so he could show me how a proper plug change and throttle body sync is performed. Learned a lot.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by CollingsBob » Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:49 pm

I transferred the bracket for the Garmin from the dash shelf to the handlebar mount that I’ll be using on the rental bike.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hppants » Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:09 pm

200-ish miles today by myself. Weather was great. Went to the drag strip and watched a pretty good bracket race. Had fun today.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by fjray » Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:21 pm

The FJR got to watch while I took the wing apart for major service. You haven't lived until you do the air filter in a wing.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by raYzerman » Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:36 pm

Ray, I have lived!! Fun job fer sure!
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by gixxerjasen » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:54 am

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The FJR got to watch while I took the wing apart for major service. You haven't lived until you do the air filter in a wing.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by El Toro Joe » Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:07 am

I rode it to work...suppose to be 55 and sunny for my ride home. :D :D :D
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by BkerChuck » Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:32 am

Rode mine to work as well today. Forecast high of 60 this afternoon means I'm hoping to give it a good bath after work.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg » Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:34 am

Supposed to top out in the mid to upper sixties today through Thursday, and be quite wet. Vive le aerostich. Saturday, Jwilly told me that aerostich makes anyone look like a degenerate wizard, and that if I slimmed down, I might be able to try rev’it. (I may be paraphrasing, slightly).

I’ll put the stich up against anything for comfort, utility and dryness. They make spacesuits for motorcycles. It could use a couple of patches to break up the solid fabric. Perhaps I’ll send it in this spring for a general service and some bling.

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