What did you do to your FJR today?

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by nfa1eab » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:59 pm

Rode about a 2 1/2 hour loop over to my daughter's house which takes me across North Georgia. Looped back along highway 136. It was beautiful out, lot's of color, sunny and 64 degrees. Didn't need grip heaters today. I love living out in the sticks in this part of the south. Life is good.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by specs95t » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:27 pm

Stored away for the winter. Full tank of non-ethanol fuel, warm spot in the garage...

Oh well - another riding season done.

Just installed some T-Rex sliders - and will now start shopping for tires for next season...


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Post by LKLD » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:47 pm

Rode it on a gorgeous weather day.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Spininprop » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:30 pm

Washed and waxed. A few more details before going undercover. Ill gather the parts for maintenance items and tackle them in the new year getting ready for spring.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:31 am

Swapped the SR357 off for the stock rack. Now that it’s stich weather, nothing but a small bag to carry, and that will fit in a side case leaving one to spare. I want to force myself to go a whole week without a topcase. Too easy to put one right back on otherwise. #spoiled #minimalist
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Post by BkerChuck » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:54 am

Rode it to work this morning. Weather forecast for today is still reasonably mild but a cold front is coming in tonight so tomorrow sounds like a truck day.

Managed almost 100 miles Sunday afternoon with sunshine and temps near 60. Got a couple of photos for a forum tag game and posted them. Stopped by the Harley dealership I used to work for and visited with some old coworkers.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by NBB » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:33 pm

Plugged in the battery maintainer, and placed the cover on it. If we get good days to ride it only takes 5 minutes to perform the pre-ride check.

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Post by gixxerjasen » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:48 pm

Left it right where it is. High winds, rain and a temp drop of over 25 degrees in an hour means it's really really really not fun out there. 43F with 20 mph winds plus higher gusts. Yuck.
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Post by Uncle Hud » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:14 pm

Today: Rode it to work in beautiful 60F temps under a clear blue sky.

Yesterday, I rode it through west Georgia farmlands in similar weather as part of a six-motorbike platoon: 3 H-Ds, an R1200, and two Yamahas: FZ-07 (with a hottie redhead rider) and my FJR.

Lots of fun, especially when I discovered the H-D lunch location has a Yamaha dragster bike on the wall with all the shovelheads, knuckleheads, panheads, and other-head Harleys.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by wheatonFJR » Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:24 pm

Uncle Hud wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:14 pm
Today: Rode it to work in beautiful 60F temps under a clear blue sky.

Yesterday, I rode it through west Georgia farmlands in similar weather as part of a six-motorbike platoon: 3 H-Ds, an R1200, and two Yamahas: FZ-07 (with a hottie redhead rider) and my FJR.

Lots of fun, especially when I discovered the H-D lunch location has a Yamaha dragster bike on the wall with all the shovelheads, knuckleheads, panheads, and other-head Harleys.
Did you ride in 2nd gear the whole way? I notice you didn't get into any trouble.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Uncle Hud » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:00 am

wheatonFJR wrote:
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Did you ride in 2nd gear the whole way? I notice you didn't get into any trouble.
Of course not! The "getting there" and "getting back" parts of the ride were on Windy Hill and Macland Roads, where the range of FJR gears must be used to avoid being run over.

FYI, the route was pretty nice. Bucolic farmland, forests, and scattered houses, with little traffic to restrain our throttles. About half the time I was in second gear, between 4K and 8K rpm, scattering yellow and maroon leaves from the pavement and encouraging the lovely Kelly: Lean just a little farther, honey!
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Post by wheatonFJR » Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:16 pm

Did Aunt Kelly wait for you...or just ride with the others?
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Post by BkerChuck » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:28 am

Rode it to work this morning. A bit cool at 27 degrees but clear and dry roads. Temps should be near 40 for the ride home.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:05 am

Rode it to the office. 20F. Nothing was cold except my neck. Despite gear with a heated collar, there’s still a gap between the Neotec 2 and the suit. One which will soon be remedied.
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Post by Hppants » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:29 am

My Northface neck gaiter is worth about 5 degrees to me all by itself. A very handy addition to the riding repertoire...
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by wheatonFJR » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:39 am

Below 50F I put on the neck warmer...only works as long as it is dry or only lightly sprinkling.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hack » Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:34 pm

Hooked up the trickle charger/tender...
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Post by gixxerjasen » Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:50 pm

Yep, that bare neck feels like needles stabbing you in the cold. Any fleece neck gaiter will bunch up nicely between the jacket and helmet and fix that issue.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by cognosticator » Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:33 pm

Got my ECU back from Ivan's, and I will install it tomorrow. I just bought a 2013 this past Friday, after selling my 2014 6 weeks ago and knew I made a mistake
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by wheatonFJR » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:09 pm

cognosticator wrote:
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Got my ECU back from Ivan's, and I will install it tomorrow. I just bought a 2013 this past Friday, after selling my 2014 6 weeks ago and knew I made a mistake
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