What did you do to your FJR today?

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg » Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:48 am

Swapped on the Cee Bailey and v56 due to EOM being this week. Both for Mrs.Lumberg’s benefit. Busy week. Trying to get stuff done early.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by danh600 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:43 am

Been riding the MT09 lately. Haven't ridden the FJR in a few weeks, since my trip to GA.
We had a tropical depression come over S FL. Rained all day Saturday and most of the day Sunday. Break in the weather Sunday morning so I took the FJR for about a 3 hour ride. Boring straight roads.

This road at least has a tree canopy.
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Nice to ride the FJR again.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by danh600 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:36 pm

bill lumberg wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:48 am
Swapped on the Cee Bailey and v56 due to EOM being this week. Both for Mrs.Lumberg’s benefit. Busy week. Trying to get stuff done early.
What's a v56?
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Post by ionbeam » Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:42 pm

danh600 wrote:
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What's a v56?
Givi 56 liter trunk, the whopper of the Monokey trunk family.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg » Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:06 pm

It’s a joy when traveling 2 up, or when carrying a lot of gear (or a suit on a hanger). A non fjr person would be hard pressed to tell a difference between it and the v47, which is what I normally use. Of course, be it a shield or a top case case, we would definitely notice the difference.
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Post by ionbeam » Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:11 pm

That's the V47 in my avatar picture. No matter how big the trunk, your wife/girlfriend will always have more shit stuff than it can hold. I will say that my wife has gotten much, much better at packing for extended trips.
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Post by Blister_1 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:26 pm

Packed it up to head out to Boone tomorrow morning.
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Post by extrememarine » Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:57 pm

Same here - it got a bath yesterday, packing it up tonight.

I'm pretty sure I heard it say, "it's time to go play..."
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Packed it up to head out to Boone tomorrow morning.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Cav47 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:17 pm

I almost sprung for a v56 prior to the Yellowstone trip to better accommodate the Spawn. But she has adapted well to bike life and we made it work.

We saw one out in Spearfish that was a Shad (I think) and it was expandable. Very slick. My V47 works fine 95% of the time. No sense spending 400 bucks for 5% of my riding. That is unless the wife tells me what need to accommodate her!

My FJR is packed and ready to shove out toward Boone on Thursday afternoon. Won’t prob make it the whole way, but I am gonna try.
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Post by Uncle Hud » Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:49 pm

See you in Boone on Friday evening.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Spininprop » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:28 pm

Started preping for EOM... cleaning up and checking fluids on the bike and packing.
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Post by bill lumberg » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:59 am

Installed a second Warmnsafe gear lead from the battery. Tested both leads with the Widder vest for Mrs. Lumberg.
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Post by Spininprop » Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:27 pm

Packed for EOM 2020...
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Post by extrememarine » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:44 pm

Rode it by some ponies.Image

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Post by PhilJet09 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:30 pm

Realized the “good front tire/wheel assembly” I had above the garage that I was planning on using for EOM had a bad tire on it. The one on the bike now is at the wear bars....guess I’ll head to the Pony tomorrow. Oops.
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Post by morecowbell » Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:51 pm

I lifted the tank this morning to route a new Autocom FRS radio lead. It was a 2011 vintage cable starting to fray around the plug, causing some comm problems. It's an old Autocom unit...glad I can still find NOS parts for it on eBay!

Tomorrow morning I'll take it out for a brief ride to make sure it still runs...it hasn't turned a wheel since an oil change on May 24. I've kept it parked to save the tires for a 10-12+ day trip departing on the 22nd. We'll hit Utah, Colorado, and hopefully up to the Black Hills. I rode the B.H. back in Fall 2015, but the weather was so crappy I missed most of the scenery. I'm hoping for better weather this time. The wife will probably fly in at some point along the way to ride with us for a few days...until she gets tired of riding and I'll find an airport to drop her off and catch a ride home. I haven't done a real road trip in a year and a half, so I'm itching to get back out there.
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Post by raYzerman » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:56 pm

Reminds me I'm getting tired of BT comms.... should install my Autocom, it's been a while. Hope you have a great trip, watch for the rusty bits as you start out, may you have great weather.
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Post by PhilJet09 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:45 pm

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Pretty new rubber!

Today didn’t go like I imagined it. Got an email last night at 2230 from my boss asking if I could come in for a half day. How should I respond...”um, no. I have to ride to Columbus to get a tire”? Mind you, I haven’t flown since the end of February. Ran down there AFTER work (dang job gets in the way even during a pandemic). FYI, they didn’t have a lot of tires in stock to fit our bikes. Hopefully they’ll restock in the next day or two.

Got it on the wheel, balanced and installed on the bike. I’m ready for the morning...after I pack a few things.
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Post by Toter » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:58 pm

Oil changed, rear end fluid changed. All packed up for EOM. Lightin the candle at 8 am.
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Post by Hppants » Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:55 pm

Left early this morning packed for adventure. Managed about 300 miles by myself through southern Mississippi. Stopped often for some history some geography, and some respite. Camping at Natchez State Park, one of my “local” favorites.

Enjoying the solitude. More riding toMorrow. Stay thirsty, my friends ....
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