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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:18 pm
by tominca
You deserve a Gen III cause you're such a ....oops, Lookin' forward to riding with you again Josh.

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:27 am
by Hppants
Tom - were the timers on for your most recent trip to the strip, and if so, what were your E/Ts?

I'm kind of surprised you chose to heat up your rear tire for the launch. Maybe there was no "stick'em" on the launch pad? Did you turn the traction control off?

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:50 am
by wheatonFJR
Hppants wrote:Tom - were the timers on for your most recent trip to the strip, and if so, what were your E/Ts?

I'm kind of surprised you chose to heat up your rear tire for the launch. Maybe there was no "stick'em" on the launch pad? Did you turn the traction control off?
The 2005, Gen 1 Traction Control? That is your right wrist...that's yer GEN 1 traction control, right there.

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:52 am
by wheatonFJR
Oh, BTW, I'm not a commuter...but I did dodge the stills and meth labs and rode the FJR in to work today. Did not get hit by any whiskey bottles thrown out of that black rusty pickup truck. I dodged real goooood.

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:53 am
by El Toro Joe
Rode it to work...

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:05 am
by tominca
Hppants wrote:Tom - were the timers on for your most recent trip to the strip, and if so, what were your E/Ts?

I'm kind of surprised you chose to heat up your rear tire for the launch. Maybe there was no "stick'em" on the launch pad? Did you turn the traction control off?
There was a ton of "stick em" on the track, but I have enough torque that the rear wheel spins out if I don't modulate the power. I think Gen I might have a bit more power to the rear wheel, but it's possible the Gen III traction control might launch more efficiently. Using motorcycle tires is the problem, they are pretty narrow, and do better in turns than drag strip launches. No timers. The track has been open and available, so I'm using it as free training to learn to do this a bit better, and am finding techniques that work better than others. A full-on power take-off lacks grip, and a good strong launch with increasing throttle out of the hole works best.

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:03 pm
by Hppants
Thanks for the reply, somehow I thought that you purchased a Gen III.

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:29 pm
by Uncle Hud
Rode it to work after a quick conversation with a Georgia State Patrol motor officer. After informing me that I was riding considerably faster than the posted speed limit, he heard my explanation, noted my grey hair/glasses/ATGATT/etc, and told me it was a holiday Monday with no traffic.

"You'll get there on time for your 9 am meeting even if you go the speed limit. Let's ride safely, OK?"

"Yes, sir, and thanks."

He said he'd been a GSP motor officer for almost 5 years, and rides 8 hours a day in good weather. In bad weather, he rides 8 hours a day in a souped up Dodge Charger.

Putt, putt, putt in the slow lane for another 5 miles, but my wallet is intact. And I am envious of the miles he puts in the saddle.

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:46 pm
by BkerChuck
^ That's all cool but they probably make him ride a Hardley.......

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:53 pm
by wheatonFJR
Uncle Hud wrote:Rode it to work after a quick conversation with a Georgia State Patrol motor officer. After informing me that I was riding considerably faster than the posted speed limit, he heard my explanation, noted my grey hair/glasses/ATGATT/etc, and told me it was a holiday Monday with no traffic.

"You'll get there on time for your 9 am meeting even if you go the speed limit. Let's ride safely, OK?"

"Yes, sir, and thanks."

He said he'd been a GSP motor officer for almost 5 years, and rides 8 hours a day in good weather. In bad weather, he rides 8 hours a day in a souped up Dodge Charger.

Putt, putt, putt in the slow lane for another 5 miles, but my wallet is intact. And I am envious of the miles he puts in the saddle.
Without photos, didn't happen. Sorry.

Next time, have your speed ticket bonus photo framed properly, with middle finger extended.

25 points would have been awarded for a proper photo presentation.

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:04 pm
by OldButNotDead
Sold it!

Actually Saturday. The guy is from Millen, GA and loves his new Gen III.

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:08 pm
by wheatonFJR
OldButNotDead wrote:Sold it!

Actually Saturday. The guy is from Millen, GA and loves his new Gen III.
Congrats...to you both!

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:35 pm
by Uncle Hud
"... my wallet is intact." No ticket, no photo, Hud is a happy boy.

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:38 pm
by kieefjr
Took a little ride in 70 degree weather in TN..... in February. Like a box of chocolates around here.

Lascassas TN Post Office.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:27 pm
by Powerman
FYB/Intech came over and we checked the 06 valves. All in spec, changed the cam chain tensioner.
Throttle body synch and new coolant.

He did say something like WTF he was doing helping me when he could be riding on a 70 degree Feb day!

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:40 am
by NBB
Rode it instead of using the cage this morning. 36 degrees when leaving home, a bit cooler when arriving at those 4 walls that pay the bills, parking lot had a slight glaze on it from the overnight fog and now it cooled a bit, yep it's a bit slippery.

Will need to fill up on the way home, that' the earliest that I have gone through a full tank this early in the year.

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:33 am
by El Toro Joe
Rode it to work again...

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:46 am
by wheatonFJR
El Toro Joe wrote:Rode it to work again...
Same here. ho hum.

:D

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:26 am
by BkerChuck
Me too ^

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:52 am
by El Toro Joe
Rode it to work again, and it's currently getting washed