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I think the fact that I’ve babied this bike from the day it rolled off the showroom floor is the only reason that I’ve gone so long without the transmission failing. I’m thankful that it didn’t fall into the hands of some hapless hoon, who surely would have overtaxed the faulty part, placing themself and god knows who else in danger.

Gentle on the throttle, and easy does it. Pretty much sums up my riding style. Thank goodness.
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Picked my bike up today, mine was three of four that this dealer is doing - as far as he knows.

Senior tech is doing this recall in about 11 hrs.

Didn’t get a chance to test ride it yet - winter.



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For all your FJR recall transportation needs call... 1-800- raYzerman..!

He'll get you to the dealer in one piece and if you buy him a coffee he might even help you pick your bike up when it's done
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Picked my bike up from completing the recalls. Road about 30 miles home. Spirited... :>)
Shifting is smoother, but it may be me. Now bring on the riding season.
Snow is moving in so further riding is out for a while. Just good to have it home.
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Canadian FJR wrote: Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:47 am Picked my bike up today, mine was three of four that this dealer is doing - as far as he knows.

Senior tech is doing this recall in about 11 hrs.

Didn’t get a chance to test ride it yet - winter.


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Called my dealer a bit ago, yep there's a recall for sure. Imagine that. He's checking for parts availability and will let me know when to drop it off, then I asked for the complimentary all inclusive warranty funded Rayzerman express pick up and delivery, no go. Imagine that.
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For the return trip, I'm not using tiedowns, and we'll see if that beatch will sit up straight in the wheel chock fer the twisty ride home.
Damn the border's closed, can't get to TX.... bwaaahhhaaaa.
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raYzerman wrote: Sat Jan 30, 2021 4:39 pm For the return trip, I'm not using tiedowns, and we'll see if that beatch will sit up straight in the wheel chock fer the twisty ride home.

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Hack wrote: Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:34 pm For all your FJR recall transportation needs call... 1-800- raYzerman..!

He'll get you to the dealer in one piece and if you buy him a coffee he might even help you pick your bike up when it's done
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N4HHE wrote: Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:22 pm
Hack wrote: Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:34 pm For all your FJR recall transportation needs call... 1-800- raYzerman..!

He'll get you to the dealer in one piece and if you buy him a coffee he might even help you pick your bike up when it's done
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Anyone trying to tie my FJR with a Canyon Dancer will be shot.
I understand your concern but
Hmmm, what don't I know about Cayon Dancer 2 tie downs? I used them dozens of times for the FJR. Arkansas x3, Texas x2, Red Lodge x2, Phoenix, Utah, lacrosse, hopefull a trip to Florida next month and other short hauls likely approaching 20,000 sad miles of safe Canyon Dancer 2 use on a FJR in a trailer or the back of my pickup.
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Some get excited about Canyon Dancers, but watch how most tie down their bikes with way too much force when it is entirely unnecessary with a good wheel chock. Meanwhile, if I can spread it out wide, no problem. With two on the trailer I will primarily tie down with the crash bars with Canyon as light backup for longer trips.
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Im not worried about the Canyon Dancers, I'm worried about Ray's safety riding up that ramp.
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WTF is a "Canyon Dancer.?


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When I had a tire go flat a few weeks ago, and I couldn’t fix it roadside, the tow driver had straps from the bars (no-no, helibridge), and they were across the paint. Instead of telling him f@$k no, I suggested that it might be less work to use the engine cages and luggage guards. It took a minute, but he redid everything. It was legit from there on. Luckily, because that truck had zero suspension. The bike got flexed like I was riding it, chasing Wheaton, on the haul road. .
N4HHE wrote: Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:22 pm
Hack wrote: Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:34 pm For all your FJR recall transportation needs call... 1-800- raYzerman..!

He'll get you to the dealer in one piece and if you buy him a coffee he might even help you pick your bike up when it's done
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wheatonFJR wrote: Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:07 pm Im not worried about the Canyon Dancers, I'm worried about Ray's safety riding up that ramp.

He did a great job... 'Reminded me of Evel Kenevil's 1967 performance at Caesar's Palace
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raYzerman wrote: Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:11 pm Some get excited about Canyon Dancers, but watch how most tie down their bikes with way too much force when it is entirely unnecessary with a good wheel chock. Meanwhile, if I can spread it out wide, no problem. With two on the trailer I will primarily tie down with the crash bars with Canyon as light backup for longer trips.
Well the lower triple clamps are a much better location but the angle of the straps doesn't work in the back of my pick up or to the E-channel in my trailer without putting pressure or wear on the plastics.
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I too have used a Canyon Dancer on both the 15 and 04. Absolutely no problems and like Abercrombie, mine has been thrown in the back of a small pickup or trailer many times. The only issue I have ever had was the front wheel trying to turn a little in the back of the Tacoma on the way to Spearfish. Traversing I-90 at 85 plus and hitting some of the up and down dips tended to pogo some. That was never a problem in the Ridgeline become of the deep channels in the Honda. The front tire sat perfectly in there as did the KLX. I have since learned my lesson and will build a front whee securing device if I have to haul the FJR anywhere. That with the Canyon Dancer plus tie-downs on the GIVI 357 rack keep the bike solidly in place. I used to run a strap through/over the swing arm to keep the bike down and forward. But that seems overkill.Image
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Cav47 wrote: Sat Jan 30, 2021 9:00 pm I too have used a Canyon Dancer on both the 15 and 04. Absolutely no problems and like Abercrombie, mine has been thrown in the back of a small pickup or trailer many times. The only issue I have ever had was the front wheel trying to turn a little in the back of the Tacoma on the way to Spearfish. Traversing I-90 at 85 plus and hitting some of the up and down dips tended to pogo some. That was never a problem in the Ridgeline become of the deep channels in the Honda. The front tire sat perfectly in there as did the KLX. I have since learned my lesson and will build a front whee securing device if I have to haul the FJR anywhere. That with the Canyon Dancer plus tie-downs on the GIVI 357 rack keep the bike solidly in place. I used to run a strap through/over the swing arm to keep the bike down and forward. But that seems overkill.Image
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I will have to check it out.
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