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 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:26 pm

I lived. It was very cold. Hands and feet were like blocks. It was an adventure. Son is very happy it’s with dad while he’s away.
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Post by wheatonFJR » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:29 pm

bill lumberg wrote:
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I lived. It was very cold. Hands and feet were like blocks. It was an adventure. Son is very happy it’s with dad while he’s away.
Good deal...and here's to your son...May he be safe and well wherever he goes, along with his buddies.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by CollingsBob » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:42 pm

Today I ordered speedbleeders ...thanks to raYzerman for the details on what to order..
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Post by rbentnail » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:52 pm

CollingsBob wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:42 pm
Today I ordered speedbleeders ...thanks to raYzerman for the details on what to order..
You'll be glad you did. I'm on my 3rd bike with them. Plus 2 of the wife's cars and 2 of my F150s. Never had 0ne fail or leak.

Didi you order the hose too?
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Post by Hppants » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:52 pm

150 miles today with a buddy. 45 degrees and dry roads, although the air was damp and the sun would not come out. heated liner worked though, and we made the best of it. It was OK - not great, but "OK". If my buddy wouldn't have brought up the subject, I would have slept in this morning.
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Post by CollingsBob » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:11 pm

Purchased a NIB Nline dash shelf from a fellow in California on one of the other sandboxes..Thanks to raYzerman for letting me pick his brains regarding gps placement and dash shelves in general...

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Post by escapefjrtist » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:40 pm

Finally wired up the new V47 with an Admore LED kit. Scored a short ride yesterday...always a bonus during the PNW wet season!

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by BkerChuck » Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:50 pm

Managed to ride to work 3 of 5 days last week. Got rides in after work on the other 2 days. Snuck in about 20 miles yesterday before the weather turned with snow predicted to start around lunchtime. This kept my streak alive and put me up to 671 consecutive days of riding 10 miles or more on the street. Having gotten through not only my first ever "perfect year" but also in 2018 a perfect calendar year I'd already decided that this year if the weather got too ugly I would call a stop to the madness. We were expected to get up to 8 inches of snow by this morning and temps are supposed to drop to bitterly cold levels overnight Sunday into Monday morning. I really expected to get up this morning and call it wrap. Mother Nature cut my area a break and we had about 2 inches of snow. We'd loaded our driveway with all of the household vehicles so shoveling was a breeze and the temps are not nearly as cold as expected. I went for a ride about an hour ago using my "cheat route" an easy 11 miles using the nearby interstate to run about 2 exits south then turned and headed back. Day 672 safely in the books.

I don't foresee riding to work in the morning as everything will refreeze overnight. We'll see what Monday afternoon brings.
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Post by CollingsBob » Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:03 pm

Today I ordered a Cardo Freecom 1..and a Saddleman 12” tailbag ..

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by BkerChuck » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:49 am

Rode it to work the past 2 mornings. Took rides after work the first 3 days of the week. Day 677 now in the books. Right around freezing this morning. Knew where the slick spots would likely be and carefully avoided them. Forecast looks fair for the next several days and sneaking in a daily ride should be attainable. Next really ugly weather looks like nest Wednesday with arctic cold and highs in the teens. Heated gear is earning it's keep. Running some Ring Free through it in preparation for a valve check soon.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by El Toro Joe » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:30 am

weather has not been cooperative...so all I've done to the bike lately is look at it, sitting there in the corner. :cry:
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Post by wheatonFJR » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:06 am

Same here.
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Post by bungie4 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:15 am

Same here. Were getting into the time of winter where, beyond the usual storms, it snows .5" every night. Big whoop right? F'n right big whoop. That shit adds up. I think we've got about 24" on the ground right now.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by CraigRegs » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:13 am

Moved it so I could tear apart the snowblower, which gave up when it bit into the glacier at the end of the driveway. >sigh<
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Red » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:56 am

CraigRegs wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:13 am
Moved it so I could tear apart the snowblower, which gave up when it bit into the glacier at the end of the driveway. >sigh<
CraigRegs,

Check the shear pins. Do not replace them with common bolts; they need to break, to save the equipment. Use factory pins only. I get mine from Amazon, after the local dealer here decided he needed a new car, on my dime.

Most snowthrowers have .PDF parts/maintenance manuals on-line that you can download, if you need one.

Hope that helps.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Uncle Hud » Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:07 pm

Rode it to work the past two mornings, just like BkerChuck. However, mine's been in the shop for a month getting a shift fork replaced under YES warranty. (Three weeks of that month were YES negotiations between the shop and Momma Yama.)

Who cares that temps were in the low 30s? Sunshine and an operating FJR have been a blast. It's good to be reunited with those you love.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by ionbeam » Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:56 pm

The most motorcycle activity since November. I pushed it around in the garage to make it easier to get the snowblower out. Then I hauled off and removed the passenger seat and fished out a Rok Strap for non-motorcycle endeavors.
Red wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:56 am
CraigRegs wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:13 am
Moved it so I could tear apart the snowblower, which gave up when it bit into the glacier at the end of the driveway. >sigh<
CraigRegs,
Check the shear pins...Use factory pins only...
Hope that helps.
Someone in my household likes to put landscaping features (olde milling stones, bricks, rocks, etc.) in our driveways just before it snows. I find them with the auger of my snowblower, therefore I always have a bag of shear pins (mechanical fuses?) on hand.
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Post by ionbeam » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:02 pm

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Post by CraigRegs » Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:01 pm

Red wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:56 am
CraigRegs wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:13 am
Moved it so I could tear apart the snowblower, which gave up when it bit into the glacier at the end of the driveway. >sigh<
CraigRegs,

Check the shear pins. Do not replace them with common bolts; they need to break, to save the equipment. Use factory pins only. I get mine from Amazon, after the local dealer here decided he needed a new car, on my dime.

Most snowthrowers have .PDF parts/maintenance manuals on-line that you can download, if you need one.

Hope that helps.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by LKLD » Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:20 pm

Uncle Hud wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:07 pm
Rode it to work the past two mornings, just like BkerChuck. However, mine's been in the shop for a month getting a shift fork replaced under YES warranty. (Three weeks of that month were YES negotiations between the shop and Momma Yama.)

So, you can get in trouble in 2nd gear.
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