What did you do to your FJR today?

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by danh600 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:17 am

danh600 wrote:
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Florida might not be motorcycle mecca. But it's nice in the winter.
Rode yesterday and today.

Not sure what those birds are it was far away.

Maybe swans down for the winter?

They were big!
Found out these are White Pelicans. They migrate to Florida for the winter. They are way bigger than a regular Pelican. They seem to feed in shallows but far away from people. It's hard to get a good look at them.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by danh600 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:20 am

Rode for awhile both Saturday and Sunday.

Funny it was in the 50s most of the ride both days. Saturday it was cloudy, Sunday it was sunny. Even thought it was probably 5 degrees cooler on Sunday it felt warmer riding because of the sun.

I love just throwing that Olympia rain jacket over the gear. Keeps me nice and warm without all the fuss of a zip in liner.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by El Toro Joe » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:30 am

danh600 wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:20 am
Rode for awhile both Saturday and Sunday.

Funny it was in the 50s most of the ride both days. Saturday it was cloudy, Sunday it was sunny. Even thought it was probably 5 degrees cooler on Sunday it felt warmer riding because of the sun.

I love just throwing that Olympia rain jacket over the gear. Keeps me nice and warm without all the fuss of a zip in liner.
So, sounds like we might have had Florida weather up here on the north coast, yesterday and today, with temps in the mid 50s and sunny. Not bad for February.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by fjray » Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:40 pm

gixxerjasen wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:54 am
fjray wrote:
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.
Worse than an AE FJR?
Haven't done an AE but the first wing I did took about 4 hrs. If things go well,I can do it now in 2 hrs.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by nfa1eab » Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:56 pm

[Rode up to Suches, Wolfpen Gap, and on up to Bell Mountain. Amazing 75 degree day in North Georgia. The retirees, plus my Son-in-law, got out and scrubbed some rubber off the tires!
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by nfa1eab » Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:58 pm

WTH am I doing wrong here, trying to add images from SmugMug?
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by wheatonFJR » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:49 pm

nfa1eab wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:56 pm
[Rode up to Suches, Wolfpen Gap, and on up to Bell Mountain. Amazing 75 degree day in North Georgia. The retirees, plus my Son-in-law, got out and scrubbed some rubber off the tires!
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^^^^^^
nfa1eab (that's a mouthful), from Smugmug, share the .jpg file. None of your files above end in .jpg

Use the "share" function of the photo stored. Looks like a wrench icon, I think. Copy the jpg file and paste it here, using the image function. Look on Smugmugs site or Google to learn the few steps to share from smugmug.

You are almost there! Learn those couple things and you'll be sharing like a pro.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by gixxerjasen » Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:37 am

Something goofy with your share button in the way you have it configured on smugmug, still, you can open the image and then get the image link with a right click on the image.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by ice_station_zebra » Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:07 am

Checked spiders 1,2,3 and 6 and they are all good, very good in fact. I was expecting to see something even if it was just some age related discolouration, but they were perfect other than a little dirt on the outside of the connectors. Spider 4 was fixed on the recall so I'm hopeful I can now cross off future spider concerns from my list of age related mechanical concerns. Bike is 12 years old this month and still spins like a top!
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by FJRoss » Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:25 am

You can never cross them off the list.
Although S4 is the most vulnerable, there have been enough reports on other locations that you can not assume there will be no further issues.
Three have also been reports of a non-"spider" grounding problem.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by nfa1eab » Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:13 pm

wheatonFJR wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:49 pm
nfa1eab wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:56 pm
[Rode up to Suches, Wolfpen Gap, and on up to Bell Mountain. Amazing 75 degree day in North Georgia. The retirees, plus my Son-in-law, got out and scrubbed some rubber off the tires!
[img]https://edwardbeckett.smugmug.com/Bell- ... /i-qhh63kG
[img]https://edwardbeckett.smugmug.com/Bell- ... /i-HqD9B9N
[img]https://edwardbeckett.smugmug.com/Bell- ... /i-xTP39b9
[img]https://edwardbeckett.smugmug.com/Bell- ... /i-V6s2FWD

^^^^^^
nfa1eab (that's a mouthful), from Smugmug, share the .jpg file. None of your files above end in .jpg

Use the "share" function of the photo stored. Looks like a wrench icon, I think. Copy the jpg file and paste it here, using the image function. Look on Smugmugs site or Google to learn the few steps to share from smugmug.

You are almost there! Learn those couple things and you'll be sharing like a pro.
Got it now. Thanks much!
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Post by BkerChuck » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:37 am

Rode mine to work this morning. Weather not as nice or warm as past 2 days but still above 40 so I'll take it.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg » Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:59 pm

Changed the air filter. Dirtier than either of the ones I pulled out of the last bike, but not too bad.

Put the baffles in the yoshimuras. Over the last
20,000 miles they’ve become noticeably louder. Still sound superb but They boom a bit at idle now. More harmonic than dB level, I think.

Evidently time to repack. Not looking forward to it.
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Post by wheatonFJR » Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:09 pm

Paid $$ to get my just completed Russell seats back here from Kalleefourkneeuh.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by FJRoss » Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:41 pm

bill lumberg wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:59 pm
Changed the air filter. Dirtier than either of the ones I pulled out of the last bike, but not too bad.

Put the baffles in the yoshimuras. Over the last
20,000 miles they’ve become noticeably louder. Still sound superb but They boom a bit at idle now. More harmonic than dB level, I think.

Evidently time to repack. Not looking forward to it.
That's why I got rid of the Leo Vince cans on my last FJR. They were starting to get a bit noisy so I went back to the OEM. I currently have Staintunes on my 2011. Like the OEM, they are all stainless. Sound is OK and I like the look. I use the dB killers in them. Quieter is better IMHO.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by El Toro Joe » Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:53 pm

bill lumberg wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:59 pm
Changed the air filter. Dirtier than either of the ones I pulled out of the last bike, but not too bad.

Put the baffles in the yoshimuras. Over the last
20,000 miles they’ve become noticeably louder. Still sound superb but They boom a bit at idle now. More harmonic than dB level, I think.

Evidently time to repack. Not looking forward to it.
After I got my bike back home...after my little incident, I took the baffles out of the yoshimura cans, and started the bike...in the garage, my wife immediately came out into the garage, and was like WTF...I told her I wanted to hear the bike without the baffles, and she quickly replied..."Okay now put them back in... :lol: they've been in since.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hppants » Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:49 am

Should have told her "loud pipes save lives, you're welcome!!"
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by El Toro Joe » Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:29 pm

Hppants wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:49 am
Should have told her "loud pipes save lives, you're welcome!!"
She knows better... :lol:

I don't think I'd ride the bike with the baffles out...with them in the sound is perfect.
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Post by bungie4 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:13 pm

El Toro Joe wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:29 pm
Hppants wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:49 am
Should have told her "loud pipes save lives, you're welcome!!"
She knows better... :lol:

I don't think I'd ride the bike with the baffles out...with them in the sound is perfect.
Your bike sounds great.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Cav47 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:38 pm

PAID IT OFF!

Our snow day(which was completely unnecessary BTW) allowed me to run some errands. Dropped by the bank and made my last 3 payments. $324 bucks later, they are gonna mail me the title. The loan amount was so small and interest was 0.9% that way t would have been silly to put my cash in all at once. Now it’s time to start using that payment for gas money and more adventure.
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