What did you do to your FJR today?

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by gixxerjasen » Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:37 pm

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I was introduced to HUMIDITY when the double doors opened at the Miami airport.
That airport A/C is kickass. After spending two weeks at TwentyNine Palms in the dry and hot Mojave desert, I returned to Orlando. When those double doors opened it felt like I fell into a swimming pool.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg » Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:36 pm

Because I had read your post, when I was updating my gps this morning, I checked. Evidently, the fastest my 595LM is programmed to read, if someone ever went that fast, is 132.... Which is just silly.
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I did execute a "2-downshift" pass maneuver among about 5 combines/farm equipment convoy that put me merging right in the "buck fifteen" range. That was nice.

My wife picked up my GPS the other day playing around with it. I am trying to talk her into getting one or at least a mount to use mine.

She is scrolling around and asks what does 115 max mean.😄

No idea.that must be the max speed a GPS reads if anyone actually went that fast....
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by fontanaman » Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:07 pm

Hey Pants I am late to this thread. Could you tell me again what this humidity thing is? :D

Gee 5.5 months of humidity in Louisiana vs 4.5 months of off bike time in Spokane Washington. Thanks Pants I feel better today. :D
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by raYzerman » Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:36 pm

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... After all, at the conclusion of our car dates, if I was to have any chance for my sweetie (at the time) to allow me access to the treasures underneath her sweater, I certainly couldn't have her sweating much, now could I?
As a divorcee in swanky Dunwoody for ten years, I used the opposite strategy.

On date nights, I'd set my thermostat to 78 or 80 degrees prior to departure. (The A/C did kill humidity.) If dates came up to see the 24th floor view after our nice dinner, I'd open a bottle of wine and settle on the couch. After a few minutes, shoes would come off, then sweaters, ...


... and that's the end of my story.

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Post by HotRodZilla » Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:41 pm

raYzerman wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:36 pm
Uncle Hud wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:46 am
Hppants wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:17 pm

... After all, at the conclusion of our car dates, if I was to have any chance for my sweetie (at the time) to allow me access to the treasures underneath her sweater, I certainly couldn't have her sweating much, now could I?
As a divorcee in swanky Dunwoody for ten years, I used the opposite strategy.

On date nights, I'd set my thermostat to 78 or 80 degrees prior to departure. (The A/C did kill humidity.) If dates came up to see the 24th floor view after our nice dinner, I'd open a bottle of wine and settle on the couch. After a few minutes, shoes would come off, then sweaters, ...


... and that's the end of my story.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by fontanaman » Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:15 pm

Fixed it for ya Ray. Santa won't deliver unless you ask. Why limit yourself?

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by fontanaman » Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:13 pm

Rode my FJR 200 miles today. Headed up north to ride on a road recently paved with asphalt. Ran out of time and head to get back home. Retired and I run out of time - ugh. Had to pick up the car from a shop. Despite the short ride it was a nice day for a ride. Summer in Spokane yeah! 75° with 27% humidity. Perfect.

At this lake kids on the dock (not in the photo) were jumping into the lake. It was a nice scene to see kids playing enjoying the day. Reminded me of when I was young.

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The Spokane River near the confluence with the Columbia River all backed up by Grand Coulee damn.

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The Columbia River.

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The road goes no forever. It looked better in person than in this photo.

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it was a nice day to be on the FJR.
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Post by gixxerjasen » Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:40 am

fontanaman wrote:
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Summer in Spokane yeah! 75° with 27% humidity. Perfect.
Sounds like a brisk early spring day to me! :D
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Blueridgerider » Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:52 am

Hey, If ya have to wear one why not??? Washable masks for $5 bucks apiece. Good quality

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Post by Hppants » Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:39 pm

220 miles today. Left at Dawn and rode about 100 miles through the Miss. River floodplain to Natehawk750's house. We checked the valves on his bike (all good), threw a set of spark plugs in it, and sync'd the throttlebodies. Redfish and his Pops showed up on their Feejers for moral support - good to see those jokers today.

On the way home, the bike registered 100 for a short while. I was going to take a longer way home, but in that heat, I say the heck with it. The faster I rode on the interstate, the cooler the engine would run. 92 mph and 177 degrees F on the coolant was about right for the bike, although Pants was drying out like a raisin. I get one exit from home and a black cloud in front of me brings traffic to a stop. So I veered off and rode about 25 miles around the t-storm to the house. That rain dropped temps down to 84 and it was actually kind of nice.

On fill up this morning, I recorded 46.4 MPG from the previous tank, which may be my best "at sea level altitude" mileage I can remember on this FJR. Now, it tripped reserve at 202 miles this afternoon, so I'm guessing 92 mph dropped the mileage just a little.... (bad Pants).
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Post by Redfish » Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:21 pm

Last night I changed the oil in it (and the DR650) and this morning I rode it over to Pop's house. His FJR was waiting outside already. We rode over to Nate's house, watched Nate and Hppants work while I talked. They would work, I would talk. They would take a break and I would talk. They would work some more and I would talk some more.

I had to go to work tonight so we left them working.

And I rode the FJR to work tonight too.
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Post by gixxerjasen » Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:09 am

How on earth did four Louisiana residents get together and there's no food porn? WTF? Especially THESE four!
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Post by Hppants » Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:24 am

It's the heat, my Texas brutha from anotha mutha. We can't think straight now. We're wet on the outside from the sauna, and dry on the inside from dehydration.

Nate's lovely wife Lauren, who some of you know, prepared a great spread for sandwiches and fruit for lunch. Great light meal for these summer temps. Having skipped breakfast to hit the pavement early, I wolfed down my sandwich like a hyena on a wildebeest. Truly, the darned thing went down like an aspirin tablet.

6-8 more weeks of this heat.... (sigh)
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Post by Uncle Hud » Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:26 pm

fontanaman wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:13 pm
Rode my FJR 200 miles today. Headed up north to ride on a road recently paved with asphalt. Ran out of time and head to get back home. Retired and I run out of time - ugh. Had to pick up the car from a shop. Despite the short ride it was a nice day for a ride. Summer in Spokane yeah! 75° with 27% humidity. Perfect.

At this lake kids on the dock (not in the photo) were jumping into the lake. It was a nice scene to see kids playing enjoying the day. Reminded me of when I was young.

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NIce. I've noticed a lot of kids doing typical kid stuff this summer ... meaning they were OUTSIDE being kids. Good for them!
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Post by wheatonFJR » Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:00 pm

I rode it for the first time in months. It was fun.
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I rode it for the first time in months. It was fun.
Yay!!!
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Post by danh600 » Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:29 pm

Hppants wrote:
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6-8 more weeks of this heat.... (sigh)
6-8! You northerners sure are lucky.
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Post by natehawk750 » Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:29 pm

Finished off the weekend maintenance this morning with a brake and clutch fluid flush. I've been putting it off, but after the disaproving looks from Redfish Saturday, while performing a valve check, I figured I better do it.
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Post by wheatonFJR » Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:48 pm

natehawk750 wrote:
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Finished off the weekend maintenance this morning with a brake and clutch fluid flush. I've been putting it off, but after the disaproving looks from Redfish Saturday, while performing a valve check, I figured I better do it.
Are you sure that was a disapproving look? He could have been smiling broadly in approval.
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Post by natehawk750 » Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:23 pm

wheatonFJR wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:48 pm
natehawk750 wrote:
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Finished off the weekend maintenance this morning with a brake and clutch fluid flush. I've been putting it off, but after the disaproving looks from Redfish Saturday, while performing a valve check, I figured I better do it.
Are you sure that was a disapproving look? He could have been smiling broadly in approval.
It is hard to tell... but I'm going to stick with a look of disappointment. It was a look that made me feel rotten and ashamed inside. It motivated me to accomplish the task in hopes to be accepted... I'm afraid I may never succeed with that.
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