What did you do to your FJR today?

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by El Toro Joe » Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:49 pm

Moved it outside, to wash the car
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Spininprop » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:54 pm

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Spin, I was at Brookside last Saturday but they had no motorcycle class so I left.

Just finished throttle cable install and buttoned everything back up. Discovered I broke the little hose nipple off the bottom of the air box for that small breather hose with what appears to be a small filter in thr hose. Tried to repair the broken nipple to no avail. Used jbweld and blocked off the hole in the airbox. Hoping this doesn't created any issues but after a little research I think it'll be okay.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Spininprop » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:55 am

Rode it to work. Ordering new rubber tonight in prep for EOM.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by El Toro Joe » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:51 am

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

Post by ericboutin » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:36 am

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Getting prepared to ride her to work again for the next two weeks since I'll be back on first.
Eric,

Who's on first.
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Yes he a belted a liner to the left corner, so who's on first, I'm on second with I wanna be on third rounding off the bases. :D

Ok rode it to work the past two days! Had a guy come over on top of me yesterday while I was in the middle lane on the way home. Unfortunately riding to work requires about 60 miles of slabbing it one way. I had just moved over to the middle after seeing him coming up behind me. Next thing I know I'm looking at his fender like a foot away! Dang!! I roll off and swerve over to the right one more time and watch him slowly correct back into his own lane. I honestly don't think he had a clue i was there!
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by BkerChuck » Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:29 pm

Rode mine to work this today to see how the new throttle cables felt. Need to adjust the slack a little bit more. Ordered a used airbox off eBay since I'd really prefer to have my bike right and that broken nipple repaired with jbweld isn't right so I'll correct the problem.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by FJRoss » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:32 pm

BkerChuck wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:29 pm
Rode mine to work this today to see how the new throttle cables felt. Need to adjust the slack a little bit more. Ordered a used airbox off eBay since I'd really prefer to have my bike right and that broken nipple repaired with jbweld isn't right so I'll correct the problem.
What happened to your throttle cables? Never had to replace one on either FJR. Replaced a clutch cable on a Roadstar once.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by BkerChuck » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:36 pm

First valve check we failed to loosen and move the throttle cables out of the way. We stretched them pretty badly manhandling the cam cover off and then back on. I had no adjustment left in them. Operator error all the way. If I learn from my mistakes I'll soon be an FJR genius.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Red » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:34 pm

BkerChuck wrote:
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Ordered a used airbox off eBay since I'd really prefer to have my bike right and that broken nipple repaired with jbweld isn't right so I'll correct the problem.
BkerChuck,

In the past, I have repaired broken nipples like that with an equally long aluminum pop-rivet. There's a little skill needed, but I set the rivet normally, then pressed a 1/16" (1,5mm) music wire (slightly longer than the rivet) down through the rivet to drive out the expander-ball. I suppose you could drive the music wire rod with a small hammer; I used long-nosed Vice-Grip pliers to press the rod through. One jaw was on the bottom of the rivet, and one jaw pressed the rod down. Once the ball was almost out, a final tap down on the rod dropped out the ball. Once the ball comes out, you have a new (aluminum) nipple set in place. Sealing it in place with clear epoxy might be a good idea too. I loves my JB Weld, but you have to make it look neat after about 40 minutes, and you can't do that much later.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by BkerChuck » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:07 am

Red, I thought about that yesterday while I was at work and might still save that airbox. I found a complete assembly on eBay delivered for less than $15 so I'm going that route.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg » Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:25 pm

Rode it for the first time in 10 days. It was not comfortable, but it was a ride. Got the cast guy to contour the cast for a bar. Clutch excruciating, but with proper technique, I have this.

If you ever wanted to meet a real life Iron Man, get with Wheaton. I broke one insignificant bone and it’s unpleasant. He had about half of his supporting structure broken and powered through. And is riding. Raise a beer to the wheat. I may catch up to him soon. I am not registered for EOM, but if I can figure out a way to clutch comfortably, I just might register so I can drink a beer at the tiki bar with Wheaton, jwilly, and the rest of the Inglorious Basterds.

Not that I ever needed an excuse to drink a beer....
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Post by wheatonFJR » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:13 pm

Looking forward to buying you that beer...get well Lumberg, you crazy man.
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Post by gixxerjasen » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:30 pm

Ya'll are tougher than me. It's only 102F outside and I was all "It's too hot to ride!"
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by El Toro Joe » Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:31 am

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

Post by BkerChuck » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:55 pm

Rode the coworker's 2006 today. Hoping to go home and start wrenching on mine to change the relay arm and install a new Gen 3 rear shock. Depends just how stinking hot it is when I leave work.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:37 pm

Rode it to work. You would have peed yourselves watching....
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Post by wheatonFJR » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:31 pm

bill lumberg wrote:
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Rode it to work. You would have peed yourselves watching....
Since the over under on this board for peeing oneself is about 8 days, that's not really going out on a limb there Mr Lumberg. However, I would have enjoyed the levity...even if it meant coworkers asking, "What's that smell?"
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Post by raYzerman » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:04 pm

Swapped out the FJR Yosh exhaust and installed the OEM cans, making a list of things I need to purge from my stash.... need to organize the shop a little Lot better.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by philharmonic » Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:37 pm

Walked past her while doing all the chores I put off while diving in the Keys the last three weeks.

Felt really bad about her sitting there with all those bugs all over her, but managed to power through the guilt by reminding myself that I did fix her front forks and fixed her broken front stay, AND bought a new Time Out camper for her to pull, AND I am installing electric brakes on said Time Out camper, so I can pul the camper with an Inverter Generator and Air Conditioner on top of it, so we {me and the FJR, and the wife if she's good} could ride a LOT this fall. All that helped with the guilt.

Hopefully, I will clean her up before EOM if I get to go.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by ericboutin » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:19 pm

Rode her to work! Got absolutely drenched 5 miles from the house on the way home tonight! I missed it by this much!!
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