What did you do to your FJR today?

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What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Uncle Hud » Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:50 pm

I know this thread's been done elsewhere, but I enjoy reading about how folks customize their bikes, and I occasionally get inspired by some farkles. So I'm starting the same thread here.

Tell us, what have you done to your FJR today?

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About a month ago, I mounted an iPad mini on the shelf. I'm trying to develop a tablet-based cockpit.

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Turns out not to work very well. Tablet obscures my view of the dashboard -- fuel gauge and turn signals -- when mounted to allow full windscreen travel. Don't want to compromise that. Handlebars turned lock-to-lock without issues.

Was able to easily check route and weather radar on the tablet, but unable to display iPhone controls. (iPhone sits protected in the glovebox, plugged into power and acting as the personal hotspot, but out of sight and out of reach.)

Going back to the drawing board.
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Post by wheatonFJR » Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:10 pm

Walked past it on the way to work, but I will get out and ride on some fun roads Saturday!
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What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by NTXFJR » Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:12 pm

"Getting inspired by the farkle ideas" huh? I guess that's one way of putting it, I'd call it the keeping the danged checkbook empty syndrome


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Post by Hppants » Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:20 pm

Curious Hud - did the I-pad work with your gloves on?
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Post by Abercrombie FJR » Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:36 pm

I stopped by the motorcycle school after work this morning to visit the neglected FJR, Tenere, 999, Hypermotard, XR650 and all 17 training bikes. They are quietly waiting for some TLC and warmer weather. Saddest shit I ever seen.
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Post by John d » Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:01 pm

Well not today, but over the last two weeks;
Oil change
Coolant change
Valve check and adjust
Fork oil change
Shock relay arm change-out for one with zerks.
Shimmed Penske shock lower mount
Lubed rear brake pedal pivot

Still coming are;
Throttle body sync.
Shifter linkage lube if I can ever loosen that dam T50 screw without breaking shit with a manual impact tool.

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Post by Uncle Hud » Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:17 pm

Hppants wrote:Curious Hud - did the I-pad work with your gloves on?
Got some summertime techno-gloves, so yeah, it worked. The iPad was also in an Otterbox waterproof case, and the touch screen gloves worked well through all of it.

Google Maps, however, worked differently on the tablet than on the phone. Couldn't figure out why.
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Post by escapefjrtist » Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:20 pm

Last weekend finished annual maintenance on the FJR & Tenere including fresh coolant and clutch and brake fluid change. Now that the snow is gone, I feel a mighty fine ride coming up this weekend! :twisted:

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Post by Cav47 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:43 pm

Just some simple fluid changes today. Oil and final drive. There are some slight differences in the body work and procedures that I was used to in the Gen 1.

The drain bolt seemed more accessible on the 04. The body work was more flexible on the "tail" near the oil filter.

Once the garage got heated up with the propane heater, it was very enjoyable
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Post by Hppants » Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:18 am

Josh - did you torque the pumpkin drain bolt?

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Post by 0face » Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:50 am

Hppants wrote:Josh - did you torque the pumpkin drain bolt?
He does that several times a day...
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Post by bungie4 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:40 pm

I eyeballed my tires and decided I'm gonna have to change them before SEO. Shit, they still have a couple of K left on them.
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Post by Uncle Hud » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:19 pm

Rode her to Braselton to pick up a water meter. It fit easily in the port-side hardcase. Weather was a few degrees above freezing -- literally.
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Post by Redfish » Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:59 pm

Washed it.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Cav47 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:33 am

0face wrote:
Hppants wrote:Josh - did you torque the pumpkin drain bolt?
He does that several times a day...
I did not torque it once


Nor did I do it several times

Prob should read what that torque spec is in the FSM.
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Post by NTXFJR » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:46 am

Cav47 wrote:
0face wrote:
Hppants wrote:Josh - did you torque the pumpkin drain bolt?
He does that several times a day...
I did not torque it once


Nor did I do it several times

Prob should read what that torque spec is in the FSM.
With that approach, you might just be able to save some of your eyesight.
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Post by HotRodZilla » Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:34 pm

Cav47 wrote:
0face wrote:
Hppants wrote:Josh - did you torque the pumpkin drain bolt?
He does that several times a day...
I did not torque it once


Nor did I do it several times

Prob should read what that torque spec is in the FSM.
Dude, it's an oil drain bolt, so the torque spec will be FUBAR. If you use the crush washer, go until the washer crushes. If not, goodntite should do it. Don't lose your mind either way, and you should be fine.

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Post by Redfish » Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:03 am

Uh 'Zilla? This is Cav47 we are talking to remember? Any instructions to Cav should begin with, "First find a grown up..." :D

Back On Topic: I have not done anything to either of the FJRs today. But I will.
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Post by El Toro Joe » Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:16 am

Rode it to work...YESSS!!!
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Post by Uncle Hud » Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:49 am

Rode it to work today in the HOV lane at 65-70 mph while the other four lanes were stopped cold. Yipppeee!

At my HOV-only exit ramp? Two Georgia State Patrolmen and one City of Atlanta motor officer writing tickets to five single-occupant cars. Raised the visor and shouted "Thank, you!'' several times.
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