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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by ionbeam » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:05 am

Looked at my tires. I have new ones in my garage awaiting.

There is still some life in the rubber, the trick will be to achieve cords pulling INTO the garage and have the following day be nice and cool for the rubber swap and still have enough sun to warm the new tires. On yesterday's ride the heavy truck steering was noticeable and the tires rumbled and wailed when leaned over. I have a bit under 10k miles on as set of PR4 GTs and I'm just now getting into the wear bars front & rear. On my Gen 1 I regularly got >12K miles with PR2s and I typically get 10.5k miles with PR4 GTs on both the Gen I and Gen III. If I get The Right Day™ first I may pull these tires early.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by gixxerjasen » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:12 am

ionbeam wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:05 am
There is still some life in the rubber, the trick will be to achieve cords pulling INTO the garage and have the following day be nice and cool for the rubber swap and still have enough sun to warm the new tires.
I can't wait till December. Looks like I'll be sweating and cursing at the tire changer in August.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by CollingsBob » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:26 pm

429km today..Genelle - Castlegar - Creston - Coleman Ab. I’m really tired of riding in the mountains when its pissing down rain..
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by wheatonFJR » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:40 pm

CollingsBob wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:26 pm
429km today..Genelle - Castlegar - Creston - Colemen. I’m really tired of riding in the mountains when its pissing down rain.
Go early in the a.m.??? Beautiful area.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by CollingsBob » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:11 pm

The rain started early, and ended late...it ruined both the fast riding and the views of the scenery..Tomorrow I start across the prairies..

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by FJRoss » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:07 am

CollingsBob wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:11 pm
The rain started early, and ended late...it ruined both the fast riding and the views of the scenery..Tomorrow I start across the prairies..
1350 km or so? Are you taking one day or two - not a lot of reason to stop or dawdle along the way between Coleman and Winnipeg!

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Post by Hppants » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:13 am

ionbeam wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:05 am
Looked at my tires. I have new ones in my garage awaiting.

There is still some life in the rubber, the trick will be to achieve cords pulling INTO the garage and have the following day be nice and cool for the rubber swap and still have enough sun to warm the new tires. On yesterday's ride the heavy truck steering was noticeable and the tires rumbled and wailed when leaned over. I have a bit under 10k miles on as set of PR4 GTs and I'm just now getting into the wear bars front & rear. On my Gen 1 I regularly got >12K miles with PR2s and I typically get 10.5k miles with PR4 GTs on both the Gen I and Gen III. If I get The Right Day™ first I may pull these tires early.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by CollingsBob » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:54 am

FJRoss wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:07 am
CollingsBob wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:11 pm
The rain started early, and ended late...it ruined both the fast riding and the views of the scenery..Tomorrow I start across the prairies..
1350 km or so? Are you taking one day or two - not a lot of reason to stop or dawdle along the way between Coleman and Winnipeg!
I’ll stop for the night to sample the pleasures of.....Moose Jaw, then having sated my culinary lusts, I shall head for Winnipeg, passing through that veritable jewel of the west - Regina (scarcely untouched by any technological advances since being established), and thence home to the waiting embrace of my charming ( and delightful) wife who no doubt will reward my safe return home with....a request that I scoop the turds out of the cats litter box.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by FJRoss » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:21 pm

THE LIKE BUTTON IS BACK!!
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by natehawk750 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:38 pm

I installed grip puppies on it!
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Post by wheatonFJR » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:49 pm

FJRoss wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:21 pm
THE LIKE BUTTON IS BACK!!
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Post by rbentnail » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:51 pm

Took a ride around the block, up into the Virginia mtns of the Floyd area. Checked out a few roads I randomly picked on the gps both to ride them and work in more detail with routing on the fly. Good day!
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by CollingsBob » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:45 pm

I rode out of the mountains onto the prairies for 696km..Coleman Ab. to Moose Jaw Sask. I was surprised to find that the distance and the time required to traverse it are the same regardless of which way it is travelled.

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Post by wheatonFJR » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:25 pm

You know Bob, I would like to like your post...but peer pressure is holding me back.
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Post by CollingsBob » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:35 pm

Ok...I’m wrestling with the concept that you believe that you have peers, apart from the strict legal interpretation of your peers as required for a jury trial...

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Post by wheatonFJR » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:31 am

CollingsBob wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:35 pm
Ok...I’m wrestling with the concept that you believe that you have peers, apart from the strict legal interpretation of your peers as required for a jury trial...
wheatonFJR wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:25 pm
You know Bob, I would like to like your post...but peer pressure is holding me back.
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Post by El Toro Joe » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:14 am

Rode it to work...yay!
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Full House » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:24 pm

Just made service chores easier. Got a used HR lift table yesterday. I am building some plywood platforms to put my feet when I ride it on. Should be able to use the pipe stand for front tire service while on the lift too.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hack » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:51 pm

Oil and final dive oil change
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by CollingsBob » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:56 pm

Today I rode home, Moose Jaw - Winnipeg...644km.

Trip totals...Winnipeg - Langley 2737kms (twisty route)
Langley - Winnipeg..2400kms ( straight route)
Trip total 5137kms..
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