What did you do to your FJR today?

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by raYzerman » Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:43 pm

Looked around for the FJR, couldn't find it... oh yeah, it's not here any more... so tinkered a bit with a CB650SC and an ST1300 currently residing here. CBF is off to the side being neglected.
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Post by Hppants » Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:27 pm

Had a few Nighthawks, Ray - they are simply awesome bikes. Did not have a 650, but when I was in high school, I lusted after that bike bad. 12 second quarter mile for a 650? Oh yeah, baby!!
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by LKLD » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:54 pm

Washed the SFO off of it, for the RTE tomorrow. :roll:
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by danh600 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:00 pm

Left the FJR behind.

Riding the Valkyrie tommorow to the FJR RTE. :-P
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by LKLD » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:06 pm

danh600 wrote:Left the FJR behind.

Riding the Valkyrie tommorow to the FJR RTE. :-P
Guess you’ll bring up the rear then.



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Post by wheatonFJR » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:16 pm

LKLD wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:06 pm
danh600 wrote:Left the FJR behind.

Riding the Valkyrie tommorow to the FJR RTE. :-P
Guess you’ll bring up the rear then.



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Post by Dshane » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:16 am

Added Delkevic 13" slip-ons. But still locked in winter so far, waiting for some snow to melt to take Freedom 17 out for a test ride.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by wheatonFJR » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:46 pm

Nothing but ordered front and pillion seats from Russell. If the ortho doctor says all things look good, I will prep it for a ride on the first good dry day of riding.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by fontanaman » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:01 pm

wheatonFJR wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:46 pm
Nothing but ordered front and pillion seats from Russell. If the ortho doctor says all things look good, I will prep it for a ride on the first good dry day of riding.
You will love the Russell. I have had them on all my bikes going back to the mid '80s. I even have one on my DR, it was not bearable without it.
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Post by wheatonFJR » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:34 pm

fontanaman wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:01 pm
wheatonFJR wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:46 pm
Nothing but ordered front and pillion seats from Russell. If the ortho doctor says all things look good, I will prep it for a ride on the first good dry day of riding.
You will love the Russell. I have had them on all my bikes going back to the mid '80s. I even have one on my DR, it was not bearable without it.
I had a Russell on my 04 that my son now enjoys. I had a Laam on my first 13, not as good as a. Russell, but certainly good enough for the riding I do. Im paying for the higher priced vendor just because I just liked the customer experience on the Russell...plus, it is a slightly more comfy seat on the continental sized rides I plan on doing.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hack » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:36 pm

'Bought a couple of M5 0.8x16mm socket head bolts to replace the OEM bolts on my side-stand sensor... In anticipation of a future stand/swing arm maintenance session.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by fontanaman » Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:59 pm

In the middle of a valve check. Taking a lunch break.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by fontanaman » Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:14 pm

Well today I got lucky, no not that way! None of my valves needed adjustment after about 21k since the last service. At the last service some of the valves needed adjusting.

I managed to do this without pulling off side plastic. To find top dead center for each cylinder I got a bit creative.

When the holes in the camshaft are aligned with marks shown in the photo the number 1 cylinder is at top dead center and #1 cam lobes are at 10 and 2 o'clock.

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I measured the #1 cylinder intake cam lobe distance to the edge of the cylinder head, it was about 10/32. See photo.

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All I had to do was move the rear tire until the next set of lobes were at about 10 and 2 then measure the distance. Measuring it took some of the eyeballing it out of the process.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by raYzerman » Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:45 pm

While bumping it along with the rear tire is OK, why not just remove the inspection plug on the right timing cover and turn the engine with a 14mm socket.... more control?
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by czimmer » Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:03 pm

Air filter
Spark plugs
Oil change and filter
Final drive oil
Wash
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Weekly bike checks including tire pressures, fluid levels, and wiping down the fork tubes with WD40.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by fontanaman » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:23 pm

raYzerman wrote:
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While bumping it along with the rear tire is OK, why not just remove the inspection plug on the right timing cover and turn the engine with a 14mm socket.... more control?
I did not have to remove the fairing side panel. I have a Gen II. On Gen III's i think the inspection plug is accessible w/o panel removal.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by raYzerman » Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:33 am

No fairing removal required, just a couple of screws and pull it out to access the inspection plug. Similar deal with Gen3 but there is no inspection plug, have to remove the entire right timing cover. If adjustments needed you have to remove the right timing cover anyway... but no need to remove the fairing.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hppants » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:47 am

On the Gen III, the timing cover has no "inspection plug". You have to take the cover off to turn the crank by the crank bolt. However, you don't have to remove the side fairing plastic to take the cover off. You have to remove 2 of the bolts and you can pull it out enough to get to the timing cover bolts. That was one difference from the Gen 1 that I didn't like.

Jim - that is an interesting way to ensure TDC. Of course the cam cover arrows and the dot on the cam is documented in the FSM as a way to check.

I'm from the camp that believes that entire side of each cam lobe (the side where the valves are not touching the cam) is a perfect semicircle. In other words, it should not matter where within that semi-circle you check the gap. It will be the same. Now, I don't know if I can prove it, but during the last check on my bike, for shits and giggles we checked the gap at about 3 points within that semi-circle. And then checked it using the timing marks with the cover off. At least as far as a "go/no-go" feeler gage can measure, there is absolutely no "feel-able" difference.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:50 am

I largely ignored it. Checked mileage and confirmed oil can wait until next weekend. Used a knife tip to spread the connectors on my 595LM. Took 30 seconds. Damn. Turns out the battery is fine. Now I don’t have to stand at the bike when I’m putting in destinations. Thanks internet! Put my “made by Shoei in the USA” (but ordered and received from Japan) mirrored blue visor on my Neotec 2. Fiddled with the wires on my newly installed Sena 20s Evo on my RF-1200.

About to perpetrate dcarver’s pairing order to see what happens. ETA-And the 595 wins. It won’t play nice under any circumstance. So I rode the bike to the park for a 2 mile run. Or what passes for a run for me, anyway.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by raYzerman » Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:20 pm

While there is sometimes a teeny difference on the semi-circle part, not worth talking about. The procedure in the manual simply lets you check all the valves with a minimum of rotating the crankshaft, i.e., check intakes and exhaust at the same time. A small scrap piece of 2x4 will hold the fairing away from the timing cover......
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