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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hppants » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:45 pm

480 miles today. The weather was absolutely perfect and we had a blast.

Vibration is noticeably smoother after the T/B sync. Fuel mileage is back to normal. Life is good.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by BkerChuck » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:22 am

Rode it to work this morning. 21 degrees but clear dry roads. Day 680 consecutive but forecast tomorrow looks as bad or worse than anything I've dealt with. Guess I'll see what Mother Nature has in mind.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by gixxerjasen » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:01 pm

BkerChuck wrote:
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Rode it to work this morning. 21 degrees but clear dry roads. Day 680 consecutive but forecast tomorrow looks as bad or worse than anything I've dealt with. Guess I'll see what Mother Nature has in mind.
680 is a good number. Don't want to see more posts of you picking it up off the ground. Please be careful and sensible.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Full House » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:29 pm

gixxerjasen wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:01 pm
BkerChuck wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:22 am
Rode it to work this morning. 21 degrees but clear dry roads. Day 680 consecutive but forecast tomorrow looks as bad or worse than anything I've dealt with. Guess I'll see what Mother Nature has in mind.
680 is a good number. Don't want to see more posts of you picking it up off the ground. Please be careful and sensible.
Yes Chuck, be sensible. You have far surpassed 99.9% of all riders. Be Safe.

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Post by wheatonFJR » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:30 pm

gixxerjasen wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:01 pm
BkerChuck wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:22 am
Rode it to work this morning. 21 degrees but clear dry roads. Day 680 consecutive but forecast tomorrow looks as bad or worse than anything I've dealt with. Guess I'll see what Mother Nature has in mind.
680 is a good number. Don't want to see more posts of you picking it up off the ground. Please be careful and sensible.
Yeah, we get enough of that from Hud....
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Post by El Toro Joe » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:55 am

Plugged in the battery tender, in preparation for the upcoming sub-zero temperatures.
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Post by LKLD » Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:24 pm

Friggin' Canadians and their Polar Vortex.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by BkerChuck » Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:40 am

It was inevitable. Sooner or later the weather guessers would get it right and this time they did. Snow began to fall early Tuesday morning and continued throughout the day yesterday leaving us with a couple of inches of white death on the roads. Bitter cold and near record low temps have followed and the roads in and out of my development are a skating rink. I managed to ride to work Monday but had the feeling that my streak may come to an end if forecasts were correct. It's possible I could have gone out just after midnight Monday and gotten my mileage for Tuesday but I just knew that if forecasts were even close to accurate the following few days would still be unsafe to ride so with great sadness I parked the bike.

680 days of consecutive riding have been interrupted. Mother Nature has taken me to Cleveland.

Thanks to all for the encouragement and support and following along on my not so little adventure!
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Post by wheatonFJR » Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:46 am

Kudos to you Chuck! I have even more respect for you knowing that you didn't go out in a mass of twisted metal.
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Post by bungie4 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:03 am

LKLD wrote:
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Friggin' Canadians and their Polar Vortex.
At least its a dry cold. :D
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Post by LKLD » Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:26 pm

BkerChuck wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:40 am
It was inevitable. Sooner or later the weather guessers would get it right and this time they did. Snow began to fall early Tuesday morning and continued throughout the day yesterday leaving us with a couple of inches of white death on the roads. Bitter cold and near record low temps have followed and the roads in and out of my development are a skating rink. I managed to ride to work Monday but had the feeling that my streak may come to an end if forecasts were correct. It's possible I could have gone out just after midnight Monday and gotten my mileage for Tuesday but I just knew that if forecasts were even close to accurate the following few days would still be unsafe to ride so with great sadness I parked the bike.

680 days of consecutive riding have been interrupted. Mother Nature has taken me to Cleveland.

Thanks to all for the encouragement and support and following along on my not so little adventure!
Congratulations, Chuck, on quite the accomplishment! Both 680 days and knowing when to say no.
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Post by Hppants » Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:03 pm

Couldn't agree more with Rob. You've got quite a story to tell your grandkids, now. Quite an accomplishment, to be sure.
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Post by gixxerjasen » Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:19 pm

Hey Chuck, that's quite the accomplishment. On the flip side, the pressure is off of you and now you can ride whenever you really really want to, not because you feel like you have to.
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Post by BkerChuck » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:58 am

Really do appreciate all of the comments. I've done 3 IBA Saddlesore rides so far with plans to do some more and I have the plate backer and proudly display it. I've gotta say this, riding every day, even for just a 10 mile loop, for more than a year is far tougher. Quite a few mornings it would have been far easier to just get up and grab the keys to my truck than to gear up and ride to work in the rain or bitter cold. Display in my truck showed -9 this morning on my way to work. It's supposed to be 58 on Tuesday.
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Post by Hppants » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:16 am

I learned one thing about B/C over the past 680 days. If he says he's gonna do something, you can take it to the bank. Looking forward to meeting you one day soon, my friend. I'd like to buy you a beer.
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Post by BkerChuck » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:16 am

Pants, you're on the list of folks from here I want to meet as well. FWIW none of this was ever meant as bragging. After following my pal Blaine Paulus on FB and seeing how many consecutive days he'd ridden I just decided I wanted to try it for myself and see how far I could go with it. I'm happy with the results. I accomplished what I set out to do with both a "perfect year" and a "perfect calendar year" on only my second attempt and all of my miles were on complete street bikes primarily the FJR. I think this further proves the durability of these machines and their ability to handle an almost insane variety of weather, road conditions, daily wear and tear, and ease of maintenance to keep them going.

I will continue to ride every day that it's safe to ride but doubt I will track it with quite the same ........intensity? as I have to date. When money and garage space allow I will add a small dual sport to the stable. Blaine has already offered me his assistance in studding up a set of knobbies for snow and ice use......
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Post by Redfish » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:43 pm

YOU may not have been bragging but I certainly bragged about you to a lot of folks. The HD fellows mostly just thought you were stupid, but the guys I know that actually know what it's like to ride a motorcycle and could actually understand what that sort of commitment required were in awe.

I personally am in Awe. I haven't ridden anything anywhere in months and I have had opportunities.

Gixxerjasen is right (Dammit I hate typing that), no longer feeling a pressure and an obligation to ride is a Good Thing. Stay Safe.
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Post by LKLD » Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:10 pm

The wife and I took a little ride today, with temperatures reaching 85d. So it was a mesh kinda day. :D
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Post by Redfish » Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:25 pm

I didn't do anything to the FJR (yet) but I did buy and then replace the tires on my Yamaha 4 wheeler. I am getting too old and too fat to crawl around busting tires. Special thanks to my Massey Fergusson and its front end loader for helping bust the bead off the rims.
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Post by gixxerjasen » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:54 pm

Redfish wrote:
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I am getting too old and too fat to crawl around busting tires.
I'm getting too old and fat to dig up and replace fence posts, but guess what my day entailed?
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