What did you do to your FJR today?

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by gixxerjasen » Wed May 22, 2019 3:05 pm

Today was the awards assembly at kiddo's school at 9am. After that he was eligible for early release, so, having taken the day off from work I signed him out and we went on a little 40 mile (his longest so far) ride for a picnic at a park a few towns over. Good times. We got our signals all worked out and him knowing what to do during braking and acceleration. At the end of the ride I got on a little coming off a stop sign and did some quick transitions through a few easy curves. On the exit and catching up to slower cars I heard from behind me "Wooooohooooo!" Yep, that's my boy!

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by wheatonFJR » Wed May 22, 2019 3:13 pm

gixxerjasen wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 3:05 pm
Today was the awards assembly at kiddo's school at 9am. After that he was eligible for early release, so, having taken the day off from work I signed him out and we went on a little 40 mile (his longest so far) ride for a picnic at a park a few towns over. Good times. We got our signals all worked out and him knowing what to do during braking and acceleration. At the end of the ride I got on a little coming off a stop sign and did some quick transitions through a few easy curves. On the exit and catching up to slower cars I heard from behind me "Wooooohooooo!" Yep, that's my boy!

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Seriously though...that is a good day! So when does he get the keys to the gixxer?
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by gixxerjasen » Wed May 22, 2019 5:11 pm

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Wed May 22, 2019 3:13 pm
Seriously though...that is a good day! So when does he get the keys to the gixxer?
He's got a CRF, that he's probably about outgrown, much like his gear that he's always outgrowing. We'll see the next time we get a chance to go ride.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Uncle Hud » Wed May 22, 2019 6:30 pm

Gassed it up, and filled the tires. Headed out tomorrow at 6 am.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg » Wed May 22, 2019 7:01 pm

Handsome guy. A clear hoon in the making.
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Wed May 22, 2019 3:05 pm
Today was the awards assembly at kiddo's school at 9am. After that he was eligible for early release, so, having taken the day off from work I signed him out and we went on a little 40 mile (his longest so far) ride for a picnic at a park a few towns over. Good times. We got our signals all worked out and him knowing what to do during braking and acceleration. At the end of the ride I got on a little coming off a stop sign and did some quick transitions through a few easy curves. On the exit and catching up to slower cars I heard from behind me "Wooooohooooo!" Yep, that's my boy!

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hppants » Thu May 23, 2019 7:38 am

Thank heavens that kid has the look of his mother.... ;)
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Post by Pterodactyl » Thu May 23, 2019 8:06 am

I believe he is thinking, "The sooner I get the old man off this bike, the sooner I can show him what it can do."
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hack » Thu May 23, 2019 10:34 am

Rode to werk...
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by CollingsBob » Thu May 23, 2019 10:46 am

I ordered a rear PR4GT tire..when it arrives I’ll do the relay arm/centre stand lubrication maintenance at the same time..

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by FJRoss » Thu May 23, 2019 11:24 am

CollingsBob wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 10:46 am
I ordered a rear PR4GT tire..when it arrives I’ll do the relay arm/centre stand lubrication maintenance at the same time..
How many KM on that thing? Pretty sure that the relay arm would be OK for awhile but it has to be done sometime. That front pivot doesn't see as much road goo as the other two.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by ionbeam » Thu May 23, 2019 1:50 pm

Rode it to work again.

This morning's weirdness:

I caught up to a convoy of trucks belonging to an Excavating Company. I have no idea what was on the open bed of the 18 wheeler in front of me, it was a huge metal box whose purpose I can't even guess at. The box was so tall that every time it passed under a tree it tore off leaves and branches to shower me. When we got to a main road I passed the truck in the intersection (and didn't get caught).

Then almost immediately got stuck behind a huge dump truck. I naively thought that the clouds of dirt and stones falling off the truck were going to be the big issue. Turns out that today is trash day for Plaistow and all the houses had trash cans by the street. If the cans had no lid the vacuum behind the truck would whip garbage out of the trash cans and into the air as if they were fall leafs. If the trash can did have a lid and the can wasn't too heavy the vacuum would suck the can over and whip it out into the road. In the winter time plow trucks can do the same thing but the effect on me is a lot less in a car ;) I'm sure the truck driver knew this was happening and his crowding the edge of the road every time he went past a can was no accident. At least on the bike I can slalom the trash cans and loose trash, the cars behind me, not so much. Advantage motorcycle :D

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Post by wheatonFJR » Thu May 23, 2019 2:27 pm

Effen dump truck drivers!

I plan on changing the windshield on the new bike...
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Redfish » Thu May 23, 2019 5:13 pm

Pleasant ride in to work this morning. It was 77F so I did not have to use the grip heaters. It was only 91F for my ride home.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Cav47 » Thu May 23, 2019 11:37 pm

Took the daughter on a 22 mile ride over to the “local” ice cream place. It’s pretty decent. Bit the best part is always riding over, paying for the treat, and listening to her blab away while she is eating hers.

Topics on the trip included
When can I wear the new helmet
When are the pants from the Canadian guy coming,
Who is Alex at BH Moto, and how can he sell stuff cheap?
What gloves am I gonna wear?


It was awesome.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by CollingsBob » Thu May 23, 2019 11:53 pm

FJRoss wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 11:24 am
CollingsBob wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 10:46 am
I ordered a rear PR4GT tire..when it arrives I’ll do the relay arm/centre stand lubrication maintenance at the same time..
How many KM on that thing? Pretty sure that the relay arm would be OK for awhile but it has to be done sometime. That front pivot doesn't see as much road goo as the other two.
Almost 21,000km..

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Post by Hppants » Fri May 24, 2019 7:53 am

Good stuff, Josh. Good stuff, indeed....
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Redfish » Fri May 24, 2019 8:16 am

Ride in to work this morning was 73F. The bike felt so...perfect. Some mornings I have trouble getting the FJR to turn into the work parking lot. This was one of those mornings.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by danh600 » Fri May 24, 2019 8:30 am

Loaded the FJR into the trailer, but wait!!! That is a good thing.

It's been at the house sitting needing a valve check. Got that done so it's going back to live at the cabin. I do most of my riding from there, so the FJR is going to be getting lots more love.

Plan to do a nice ride tomorrow!
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bungie4 » Fri May 24, 2019 8:45 am

Cav47 wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 11:37 pm
Took the daughter on a 22 mile ride over to the “local” ice cream place. It’s pretty decent. Bit the best part is always riding over, paying for the treat, and listening to her blab away while she is eating hers.

It was awesome.
This. Line's youngest is like that. Jabbering away. Then she'll start singing to herself. Eventually it will trail off and be followed with several soft head bonks to the back of my helmet. She'll fall asleep back there and drape herself over my back. I chuckle and wake her up. She'll deny to the end that she fell asleep.

At this point, she'll remember that bikers wave at each other. She'll begin by waving at other bikers. Enthusiastically. Then it will be ppl driving their cars and eventually, ppl on the street, walking, waiting for the bus... Believe me guys wave back when their being waved at by a 16yr old girl.
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Post by gixxerjasen » Fri May 24, 2019 9:14 am

I need to install the two Sena's I have in our helmets but I am NOT activating VOX. Kid was already back there singing away to himself while we rode. If he can hook up his mp3 player via bluetooth I think he'd be in heaven.
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