What did you do to your FJR today?

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Cav47 » Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:38 pm

Give it to me, I will sacrifice for the betterment of the group. I know it is selfless of me, but that’s just what I do. I credit all the people who raised me for instilling such a sense of giving and community in me. I know it is great personal risk to myself, but I deem it worthy given how dangerous it would be for Toter. Essentially, I am volunteering as tribute!
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by morecowbell » Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:21 am

Another short day today, only 508 miles. We saw 45 degrees leaving Steamboat Springs and saw some beautiful fall colors. Then we spent the afternoon crossing eastern WY and western SD at temps in the mid-high 90s. Laramie WY to Rapid City SD on one tank, 313 miles...pumped 5.9 gallons...great mileage at higher altitudes! Met the wife at the motor-inn in downtown Rapid City. Tomorrow, the Black Hills await. We’ve gotta make the obligatory photo stop at Sturgis HD just to laugh at the pirates. Then I gotta pick up a t-shirt at the BMW/Yamaha dealer. Tomorrow night, maybe Custer SD?
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by BkerChuck » Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:46 am

Cav47 wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:38 pm
Give it to me, I will sacrifice for the betterment of the group. I know it is selfless of me, but that’s just what I do. I credit all the people who raised me for instilling such a sense of giving and community in me. I know it is great personal risk to myself, but I deem it worthy given how dangerous it would be for Toter. Essentially, I am volunteering as tribute!
While this is admirable of Cav to make such a glorious gesture since he still has children at home I cannot in good conscience allow this to happen. Should anything happen to my friend as a result of this offer I would not be able to live with myself. The only safe solution is to offer myself as recipient of said "aged" tire. I have no children and therefore the risks are purely upon myself. PM me for shipping information.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by wheatonFJR » Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:17 am

Toter wrote:
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Got my "new" tire installed today. Freakin tire I bought from STG is 3 years old. Not a happy camper. Their customer service was zero help. Last purchase from STG. Am I being upset for nothing? In all the tires I have purchased, I have never received one more than a year and a month or two old. Well, they don't last very long anyway, so it will be gone by spring time.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Deagle10 » Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:26 am

wheatonFJR wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:17 am
Toter wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:00 pm
Got my "new" tire installed today. Freakin tire I bought from STG is 3 years old. Not a happy camper. Their customer service was zero help. Last purchase from STG. Am I being upset for nothing? In all the tires I have purchased, I have never received one more than a year and a month or two old. Well, they don't last very long anyway, so it will be gone by spring time.
Who's this new guy "Toter"?

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I assumed it was Ed's Evil Twin.

Toter, er, nfa1eab, er, Ed.....how did you change your forum name? I'd like to mod mine a bit.....

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by HotRodZilla » Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:31 am

BkerChuck and Cav are such givers! Moments like these are what makes this forum, nā, this planet, the best one in our solar system!
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Uncle Hud » Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:02 pm

morecowbell wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:21 am
Another short day today, only 508 miles. <snip>
As I've discovered, that depends on the road. I've done dozens of days at 700 miles or more, but they were "in transit" to somewhere else. That means a lot of Interstates or big divided highways.

Just got back from EOM and three consecutive days of fewer than 350 miles, but each day was full to the brim with vicious curves. Exhausting.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by FastPappy » Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:26 pm

Continuing with the FJR therapy pushed it just a little more today about 150 miles NY, NJ, PA with my brother in law and his Hardly. :D
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg » Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:53 pm

Cycled the abs using the harness I bought here. Super easy.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by HotRodZilla » Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:44 pm

bill lumberg wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:53 pm
Cycled the abs using the harness I bought here. Super easy.
Just get on a gravel road and grab as much brake as you can at like 90. IF you live you will have cycled your ABS. Haha. If you don't live, your ABS may not have been working correctly. Lol.









Disclaimer: Do NOT actually do what I wrote above. If you do, and you get hurt or die, you probably deserve it for being so dumb; however, I would NEVER want anything bad to happen to you (most of you). I was kidding.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by wheatonFJR » Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:33 pm

Were you kidding about NEVER wanting something bad happening to me, like maybe its okay sometimes, or were you kidding about not wanting to happen to most of you because you actually meant all of us, or...
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Toter » Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:41 pm

Nice weather today. After shooting some sporting clays at Garland Mountain, I suited up and took Renee out for a stroll with the new Angel GT. I like the softer feel of the non-A-spec tire. The T31 GT was pretty much a rock. Angel GT is softer at 42 psi. Went out through Talking Rock on GA136 up through Dawson Forest. Nice curvey road to break in the new tire. Tire felt really good, but since I put the MCL foot peg lowering brackets on, I keep dragging the pegs, and it's a little unnerving. I like the comfort they provide on these old knees, but it freaks me out when I scrape them. I am no knee dragger, but have been working on improving my skills and really trying to hold my lines better by looking further ahead. It is working and I feel more comfortable with more speed and lean angle. Then I scrape the damn pegs and it puckers me up a bit. Up in Dawson Forest, I had a medium size Black Bear run across the road in front of me about 75 yards. I have had some really nice bucks cross the road up there, but, that's the first time for a bear. It was cool. Very nice break-in ride, but, judge is still out on the MCL brackets. I love North Georgia!
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Toter » Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:50 pm

Deagle10 wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:26 am
wheatonFJR wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:17 am
Toter wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:00 pm
Got my "new" tire installed today. Freakin tire I bought from STG is 3 years old. Not a happy camper. Their customer service was zero help. Last purchase from STG. Am I being upset for nothing? In all the tires I have purchased, I have never received one more than a year and a month or two old. Well, they don't last very long anyway, so it will be gone by spring time.
Who's this new guy "Toter"?

:D :D
I assumed it was Ed's Evil Twin.

Toter, er, nfa1eab, er, Ed.....how did you change your forum name? I'd like to mod mine a bit.....
I changed my name on all three forums to be "Toter". It is an appropriate name as I am usually hauling something. Either my Road Warrior 5th wheel toyhauler, or my Mule Pro FXT to shoot Sporting Clays, or my buddies enclosed car hauler.

To change your username just send Wayne, "extrememarine" a PM, asking for the change. Two of the 3 forums have changed it for me.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Toter » Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:14 pm

Hppants wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:55 pm
Full brake and clutch flush. Cleaned/greased pivot points. Engine and pumpkin oil change. Wheels pulled and dropped of for some new RS3s.

In two weeks, we ride!!!!
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hppants » Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:45 pm

Not sure yet. Hoping to hit the Appalachians and do some leaf peeping and camping. Hope the weather cooperates.
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Post by El Toro Joe » Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:26 pm

Took it out for a short ride to see how the new tires felt...yep, they felt like new tires
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by wheatonFJR » Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:03 pm

El Toro Joe wrote:
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Took it out for a short ride to see how the new tires felt...yep, they felt like new tires
That bad, huh.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bungie4 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:56 pm

I put a new Rs3 on the back of my bike the day before i left for Yosemite last September. Front still looked good.

The front is still on, but now with and additional 5000km (3000 miles). After the ride today i checked my tires.

It's looking very much like I'm gonna do 2 rears per front.
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Post by gixxerjasen » Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:58 pm

Based on some reading in the steering head spanner thread, I pulled it apart and loosened it all the way, tightened it up, then loosened a bit and back up to 18 this time. Went for the first ride on it in months, I think I like it a little tighter than the manual calls for. Felt good to have it out again, even if it was only for 20-30 minutes. Fall is almost here though, and I feel some moto camping coming on.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by HotRodZilla » Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:42 pm

gixxerjasen wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:58 pm
Based on some reading in the steering head spanner thread, I pulled it apart and loosened it all the way, tightened it up, then loosened a bit and back up to 18 this time. Went for the first ride on it in months, I think I like it a little tighter than the manual calls for. Felt good to have it out again, even if it was only for 20-30 minutes. Fall is almost here though, and I feel some moto camping coming on.
What is wrong with all of your bikes that you keep fucking with the steering head bearing? Mine has never been screwed with and it has never had an issue. Seems like a lot of people creating a problem that is not a problem.
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