What did you do to your FJR today?

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by escapefjrtist » Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:38 pm

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Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:33 pm
Got my ECU back from Ivan's, and I will install it tomorrow. I just bought a 2013 this past Friday, after selling my 2014 6 weeks ago and knew I made a mistake
Ivan did a nice job with the flash, you'll like the "third" mode too.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by cognosticator » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:48 am

On my 2014 I never took it out of the 3rd mode, got 45 - 48 mpg on the interstate
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg » Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:50 am

Put the big case on. Caved to silent peer pressure and ordered the T-Rex Racing engine guards I’ve wanted for a while.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by BkerChuck » Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:57 am

Rode it to work again, 28 degrees this morning but expected to be close to 50 by end of shift today. Should be a nice ride home.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by FJRoss » Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:36 am

I give up!!
Sometimes winter arrives in fits and starts with a cold day and even some snow followed by a week or two of acceptable riding weather - perhaps with heated gear. This year, winter arrived early and has been unrelenting. The early snow has not melted and the roads are well and truly salted with no joy in the long-term forecast. (Need a heavy rain to wash the roads followed by some dry before I would consider taking it out again.)

I topped the tank off with premium fuel (no ethanol in premium around here). This weekend, I will put it into a cleared corner of the garage, top up the battery (and disconnect it) and throw a cover over it until spring. The oil only has a thousand miles or so on it so I am not going to change it. Barring a miraculous shift in the weather, the bike will remain unmolested until (likely) late March. Battery might get a top-off charge in mid-winter.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by wheatonFJR » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:20 am

Don't worry...mother nature will probably make up for it by starting Spring late. Damn this global warming!!!
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Post by CollingsBob » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:31 am

Other than buying a new helmet and a couple of pairs of gloves, the FJR is dormant an will remain so until mid-april. The Vincent on the other hand is getting new valve springs, intake valve guide seals, oil lines and maybe pistons, rings and cylinder liners. All of the work is being done by a friendly specialist near Vancouver B.C. I was experiencing valve float at 85mph..unacceptable.
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Post by Hppants » Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:47 pm

Checked tire pressure. Made sure the MP3 player is charged. All systems go. 37 deg. F at daybreak, high is 63, and forecast is "SEVERE CLEAR".

Tomorrow, I ride.....
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by gixxerjasen » Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:30 am

bill lumberg wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:50 am
Caved to silent peer pressure and ordered the T-Rex Racing engine guards I’ve wanted for a while.
You know, if you pick them up at their Dallas location you don't have to pay shipping. You could pop out, pick them up at luchtime and be back home in time to install the the following morning. Seen ya do it. I'm not saying you'd save money in this endeavor, but you wouldn't have to pay for shipping. :)
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg » Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:30 am

Shipping was free. But I missed out on good jerky and great company doing it this way. :)

Re:T-Rex- I ordered yesterday morning. They shipped yesterday morning. Good outfit.
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Post by wheatonFJR » Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:37 pm

Not me, but Griff wired up heated gear for rider and passenger to fuse block that 1911 installed. He also wired up power for the GPS that was last used on March 24th. He is also to wire upa voltmeter. I have some very good friends.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hack » Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:44 pm

I glanced over at her every few moments while I changed the drivers door, door lock actuator/latch assembly thingy on my F150....
Of course I'm doing this in the driveaway on a windy -7 deg. C day...

Why don't these parts shit the bed in the summer..?

*To make the story sadder... I had to pay full on dealership parts counter price for the part... 'Could not find one at any wrecker within a reasonable distance and I'm afraid of the Chinese knock-offs available online.
But damn... 'Feels good to be able to lock my truck again :)
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hppants » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:28 am

Yesterday, Southerncruiser and I rode almost 400 miles through the woods of central Louisiana under boundless sunshine. I winged it most of the day, but we hit some of my favorite roads in the area. Surprisingly good Mexican for lunch. We rode well and nearly nobody saw it - it was fantastic!

Yesterday was a GREAT day....
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Post by El Toro Joe » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:37 pm

Dug it out of hibernation, and went and filled the gas tank. Looks like the car will sit outside, as I'll be riding to work.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by NTXFJR » Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:55 pm

With temps in the upper 60's here today it was just too nice not to go for a romp around the block. My son and I stayed out for a while today.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by danh600 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:56 pm

Rode to the upper Keys.

It was nice.

Surprisingly unbusy.
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Post by gixxerjasen » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:51 pm

NTXFJR wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:55 pm
With temps in the upper 60's here today it was just too nice not to go for a romp around the block. My son and I stayed out for a while today.
Nice, by the time the temps were up that high, I was already working. Sigh. I won't see temps like that for at least a week.
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Post by Hppants » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:10 am

danh600 wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:56 pm
Rode to the upper Keys.

It was nice.

Surprisingly unbusy.
Wouldn't mind reading that ride report. JSNS....
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by El Toro Joe » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:14 am

Rode it to work... 8-)
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by BkerChuck » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:50 am

Rode mine to work this morning. Got a nice ride in Sunday, not real long by FJR standards but better than just my regular commute. Dropped off Dianne's old helmet from our accident at EOM to a friend who is a MSF instructor for use in their classes to show just how much can happen in a low speed accident. I'd offered it to him right after the accident and finally got around to taking it to him. He feels it'll make a nice teaching tool as he knows Dianne and I pretty well and he and I have ridden together several times so it'll help when he tells the story in classes.
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