What did you do to your FJR today?

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by BkerChuck » Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:22 pm

Ordered my own Nomar tire changer. Been having a friend with one letting me use his and helping me change tires for several years and decided I want one of my own.
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Post by Spininprop » Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:02 pm

Changed oil, filter, and diff oil in preparation for my Friday the 10th departure to spearfish, sd.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by rbentnail » Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:38 pm

Let me preface this by saying that I was good with the factory seat. As I had more and more pain in my left leg I used a Corbin with some success. I finally had a hip replaced and went back to the factory seat and now a Yamaha Comfort seat. Thi works well for me. Multiple 300-400 mile days are a joy.

Yesterday I swapped out my Comfort seat with a Sargent World Sport. Got a long ride day tomorrow so we'll see but first impression- it's shaped a lot like a Corbin, bucket like. Know what I mean? But with significantly more padding than a Corbin. So I'm gonna chance it and ride with it tomorrow and hopefully I won't regret it and the end of the day.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by wheatonFJR » Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:54 pm

BkerChuck wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:22 pm
Ordered my own Nomar tire changer. Been having a friend with one letting me use his and helping me change tires for several years and decided I want one of my own.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg » Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:29 am

Loogie on the windshield for the win. Stay classy.
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Take some photos of her license plate and parking job, just in case. Make sure she see's you doing it. I bet she won't like that.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg » Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:32 am

It’s what I’ve used for a while now. I think you’ll like it.
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Installed a N20308 VStream® Sport/Tour windshield on my FJR today. Hope to take it for a test ride on Thursday. ~G has one on his bike and I tried it out with my seat - it worked great. I expect the same on my FJR.
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Post by fontanaman » Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:27 pm

bill lumberg wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:32 am
It’s what I’ve used for a while now. I think you’ll like it.
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Installed a N20308 VStream® Sport/Tour windshield on my FJR today. Hope to take it for a test ride on Thursday. ~G has one on his bike and I tried it out with my seat - it worked great. I expect the same on my FJR.
With the decline of sport touring motorcycles there are fewer fewer choices out there. I want to thank Ray for sending his touring Vstream to Texas at very good price. The tall touring Vstream is good but just a bit tall even in the lowest position. The bike came with a Puig windscreen, a very nice looking screen and it caused a lot of head buffeting for me. Ray's old screen got me home and more.

Today I try the screen. My wife and I are going for a ride to Pullman Washington the town of her alma mater, Washington State University - home of the Cougars.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg » Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:58 pm

Rode it to Tellico Plains. Skyway to Dragon. Dragon to foothills. Then Ocoee Scenic Byway to Chilhowee, then Copperhill, then home. Back tire is about done. Haven’t looked at the front yet.

I’ve got a new set of PR4GT’s still in the box. Yep. Dennis Kirk shipped them in a box. I’ve received them from Revzilla before loose with nothing but a sticky label. Not even plastic
wrap. They threw them off a bridge and some guy in a van brought them to me. So DK won on price AND packaging on this set. :)
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Post by NTXFJR » Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:15 pm

Washed 7300 miles of bug dna and road construction mud off of it.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by danh600 » Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:46 pm

rbentnail wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:38 pm
Let me preface this by saying that I was good with the factory seat. As I had more and more pain in my left leg I used a Corbin with some success. I finally had a hip replaced and went back to the factory seat and now a Yamaha Comfort seat. Thi works well for me. Multiple 300-400 mile days are a joy.

Yesterday I swapped out my Comfort seat with a Sargent World Sport. Got a long ride day tomorrow so we'll see but first impression- it's shaped a lot like a Corbin, bucket like. Know what I mean? But with significantly more padding than a Corbin. So I'm gonna chance it and ride with it tomorrow and hopefully I won't regret it and the end of the day.
I was just posting about this in another thread. Corbin seats have a perfect shape, but just need a little more padding.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg » Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:28 pm

Wheaton- Need expert advice. This is my front tire from five minutes ago. Good for one day or two days of Appalachia?
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Post by gixxerjasen » Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:42 pm

I can't speak for Appalachia but there's a good 500 Dallas miles left on that tire.
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Post by HotRodZilla » Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:57 pm

bill lumberg wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:28 pm
Wheaton- Need expert advice. This is my front tire from five minutes ago. Good for one day or two days of Appalachia?
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Post by wheatonFJR » Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:16 pm

gixxerjasen wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:42 pm
I can't speak for Appalachia but there's a good 500 Dallas miles left on that tire.
The way I ride that tar would be done. But give it to jwilly and he could get a day ride or two out of that edge. Good job punishing the tar. It was bad.
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Post by danh600 » Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:19 pm

gixxerjasen wrote:
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I can't speak for Appalachia but there's a good 500 Dallas miles left on that tire.
1000 in Florida.
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Post by Cav47 » Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:21 pm

Thought about washing it down, but had to take care of the truck and camping gear first. Then got busy with some yard work. Maybe will get to it after dinner. Yeah, it is my turn to cool tonight. Mama was going solo for 10 days.

I am going to start a new thread about tire changers after a bit. Chuck just ordered one and after what I saw John do to my front Shinko, I gotta believe I will change more often and actually save money.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg » Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:37 pm

This is the fourth front of the year and the first (of the year) that wasn’t used up to the edge. Kind of shameful how much is left on the edges. PR3, which I don’t normally use. R5GT and PR4GT usually wear much more evenly, for me.

Tomorrow it will be replaced.
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I can't speak for Appalachia but there's a good 500 Dallas miles left on that tire.
The way I ride that tar would be done. But give it to jwilly and he could get a day ride or two out of that edge. Good job punishing the tar. It was bad.
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Post by HotRodZilla » Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:37 pm

Kevin did Jason, Marty and me in. I'm gonna have a pneumatic changer sooner than later. Hell, I even got the wife's approval last night. My NoMar is gonna go the way of the covered wagon.
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Post by bill lumberg » Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:06 pm

Wow. I know we Atlanta guys have been discussing it. I have to change both tires tomorrow. Upper 80’s to low 90’s. By hand. May serve to revise and extend my position on equipment.

And I was already circling the drain on no-mar.
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Post by bungie4 » Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:14 pm

All tires must die.
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