What did you do to your FJR today?

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by fontanaman » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:37 pm

Title to my 17 arrived yesterday. Today the 17 got Washington State license and registration. Yeah!
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:47 pm

Rode it to your mom’s house.
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Post by wheatonFJR » Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:42 pm

Rode it to your girlfriend's house.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Bugnatr » Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:45 am

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hack » Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:46 am

Began my winter maint. projects.

-Pulled the swingarm etc off for inspection/lube.
-Removed the center stand and side stand for a good ckean/lube.
-Reinstalled the center stand and dog bone/shock pivot thingy.

Side stand/drive shaft/U joint will get done tomorrow along with shift linkage/brake pedal lube.
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Post by Hack » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:32 pm

Finished up the above...

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by nfa1eab » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:04 am

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Post by El Toro Joe » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:07 am

Woohooo!!!... yesterday I dug it out of it's hibernation, checked the air in the tires, and this morning rode it to work for the first time this year. Have not ridden since the middle of December, after a little surgery on the 19th.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by danh600 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:34 am

I purchased the water jug holder from Garuld awhile back. The bracket is very nice, but the igloo jug is not that great for hot Florida riding. The ice seemed to melt too quick. Well, the problem took care of it's self. I didn't screw the lid back on good and it flew off. So the jug needed to be replaced.
This time I went with a half gallon Rtic jug. Looks better and should hold ice better. The bracket base is a little big for it, but the clamp holds the jub tight.

Now it looks like it was always part of the bike.

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Took the bike for a couple of rides this weekend. Just short morning back roads rides.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by BkerChuck » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:48 pm

raYzerman wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:56 pm
Chuck, do you know which Shinko's you have? I have the Raven 009's and like them fine. Curious what the 11's and 16's are like......
Ray, front is a Raven 009 and the rear is a Verge 011, supposed to be their new sport touring tire. I think the front is decent enough. The rear is great when the roads are dry but with my near year round riding habits and the fact i do ride in the rain I'm just not real confident in the rear tire. It's lost traction on me more than once and as stated tar snakes really make it feel squirrelly. I've got about 6k on them and the wear is decent so I have to give credit for that. I'm anxious though to get back on my favorite PR2s though.

Rode it to work today. Got some nice rides in over the weekend, it hit almost 70 yesterday and calling for over 50 this afternoon.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by raYzerman » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:30 pm

Kinda what I thought... it was hard to decipher the hardness of the compounds on Shinko's site, but when anyone says high mileage, then I know you're making a trade of mileage for grip.... I think you'll like the Raven 009 rear... Angel GT (trying it) going on the VFR rear, Raven 009 up front. Ravens on the CBF1000 performing flawlessly.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Cav47 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:24 pm

BkerChuck wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:48 pm
raYzerman wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:56 pm
Chuck, do you know which Shinko's you have? I have the Raven 009's and like them fine. Curious what the 11's and 16's are like......
Ray, front is a Raven 009 and the rear is a Verge 011, supposed to be their new sport touring tire. I think the front is decent enough. The rear is great when the roads are dry but with my near year round riding habits and the fact i do ride in the rain I'm just not real confident in the rear tire. It's lost traction on me more than once and as stated tar snakes really make it feel squirrelly. I've got about 6k on them and the wear is decent so I have to give credit for that. I'm anxious though to get back on my favorite PR2s though.

Rode it to work today. Got some nice rides in over the weekend, it hit almost 70 yesterday and calling for over 50 this afternoon.
raYzerman wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:30 pm
Kinda what I thought... it was hard to decipher the hardness of the compounds on Shinko's site, but when anyone says high mileage, then I know you're making a trade of mileage for grip.... I think you'll like the Raven 009 rear... Angel GT (trying it) going on the VFR rear, Raven 009 up front. Ravens on the CBF1000 performing flawlessly.
Been saying this same thing since Allen let me try some take offs that he had. Nothing wrong with the Ravens. I ran the Verge a few different times as well. Only if I am planning a big 7K plus trip, I know the Shinkos will make it. YMWV.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by fontanaman » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:39 pm

danh600 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:34 am
I purchased the water jug holder from Garuld awhile back. The bracket is very nice, but the igloo jug is not that great for hot Florida riding. The ice seemed to melt too quick. Well, the problem took care of it's self. I didn't screw the lid back on good and it flew off. So the jug needed to be replaced.
This time I went with a half gallon Rtic jug. Looks better and should hold ice better. The bracket base is a little big for it, but the clamp holds the jug tight.
It is always a good deal when the jugs are held tight! :D
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by wheatonFJR » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:34 pm

fontanaman wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:39 pm
danh600 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:34 am
I purchased the water jug holder from Garuld awhile back. The bracket is very nice, but the igloo jug is not that great for hot Florida riding. The ice seemed to melt too quick. Well, the problem took care of it's self. I didn't screw the lid back on good and it flew off. So the jug needed to be replaced.
This time I went with a half gallon Rtic jug. Looks better and should hold ice better. The bracket base is a little big for it, but the clamp holds the jug tight.
It is always a good deal when the jugs are held tight! :D
I bet that's a strap-on!
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by ionbeam » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:05 pm

wheatonFJR wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:34 pm
fontanaman wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:39 pm
danh600 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:34 am
I purchased the water jug holder...the clamp holds the jug tight.
It is always a good deal when the jugs are held tight! :D
I bet that's a strap-on!
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Post by fontanaman » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:24 pm

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Post by El Toro Joe » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:30 am

Rode it to work again...33 degrees for the ride in this morning
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Post by bungie4 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:58 am

El Toro Joe wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:30 am
Rode it to work again...33 degrees for the ride in this morning
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Post by BkerChuck » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:17 am

I rode to work as well. Slightly warmer for me than what Joe had, close to 40 this morning.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:47 pm

I like that jug. You got a model number? Do you have it plumbed or do you just drink at stops?
danh600 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:34 am
I purchased the water jug holder from Garuld awhile back. The bracket is very nice, but the igloo jug is not that great for hot Florida riding. The ice seemed to melt too quick. Well, the problem took care of it's self. I didn't screw the lid back on good and it flew off. So the jug needed to be replaced.
This time I went with a half gallon Rtic jug. Looks better and should hold ice better. The bracket base is a little big for it, but the clamp holds the jub tight.

Now it looks like it was always part of the bike.

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Took the bike for a couple of rides this weekend. Just short morning back roads rides.

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