What did you do to your FJR today?

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Blueridgerider » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:08 pm

I love my FJR like most of us but lets face it, the horn is not much better than whats on the thousands of mopeds on the streets of Hanoi :lol: Ever see those videos of the thousand of mopeds, cars, bicycles, you name it buzzing through intersections with no order of any kind yet they rarely crash? On a side note if you want to see something that defies logic and is total insanity then check this out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uz5uxAsrbwI

Oh and by the way I replaced my horn with a pair of PIIA horns and man oh man was I pleasantly surprised! These are as loud as any and might even rival the horn on the Wing I recently sold. Worth every penny and a one beer install to boot.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by rbentnail » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:49 pm

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Oh and by the way I replaced my horn with a pair of PIIA horns and man oh man was I pleasantly surprised! These are as loud as any and might even rival the horn on the Wing I recently sold. Worth every penny and a one beer install to boot.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004F ... UTF8&psc=1
I still enjoy tooting my PIAA horns in tunnels and long underpasses. Never gets old!
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by jwilly » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:57 pm

Rode to work, 29 this morning and an awesome 49 otw home. Keep expecting the security nazi's to leave me a nasty note for parking here in the garage..

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hppants » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:54 am

Tire pressure at 40/42? Check.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:59 am

I replaced the stock horn on my ‘18 with a something-blaster. Sometimes it works normally, sometimes it warbles and changes tone. I think it’s been compromised by water. I need to replace it but I’m not fooling with relays. I need to decide on something.
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Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:08 pm
I love my FJR like most of us but lets face it, the horn is not much better than whats on the thousands of mopeds on the streets of Hanoi :lol: Ever see those videos of the thousand of mopeds, cars, bicycles, you name it buzzing through intersections with no order of any kind yet they rarely crash? On a side note if you want to see something that defies logic and is total insanity then check this out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uz5uxAsrbwI

Oh and by the way I replaced my horn with a pair of PIIA horns and man oh man was I pleasantly surprised! These are as loud as any and might even rival the horn on the Wing I recently sold. Worth every penny and a one beer install to boot.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004F ... UTF8&psc=1
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by wheatonFJR » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:32 am

bill lumberg wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:59 am
I replaced the stock horn on my ‘18 with a something-blaster. Sometimes it works normally, sometimes it warbles and changes tone. I think it’s been compromised by water. I need to replace it but I’m not fooling with relays. I need to decide on something.
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Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:08 pm
I love my FJR like most of us but lets face it, the horn is not much better than whats on the thousands of mopeds on the streets of Hanoi :lol: Ever see those videos of the thousand of mopeds, cars, bicycles, you name it buzzing through intersections with no order of any kind yet they rarely crash? On a side note if you want to see something that defies logic and is total insanity then check this out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uz5uxAsrbwI

Oh and by the way I replaced my horn with a pair of PIIA horns and man oh man was I pleasantly surprised! These are as loud as any and might even rival the horn on the Wing I recently sold. Worth every penny and a one beer install to boot.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004F ... UTF8&psc=1
Mr Lumberg, on my Gen1 I had Magnum Blasters that needed a relay. On my deceased Fat Bastard 13, I had PIAA something or others...which does NOT need a relay. Very Loud. I will purchase those and some LED headlights, just like the kind I had before.

Edit: Nevermind, BRR has already included the link to PIAAs in his post above.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by wheatonFJR » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:37 am

jwilly wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:57 pm
Rode to work, 29 this morning and an awesome 49 otw home. Keep expecting the security nazi's to leave me a nasty note for parking here in the garage..

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Im surprised it doesn't say bicycle pimp parking.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by FJRoss » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:58 am

wheatonFJR wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:37 am
jwilly wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:57 pm
Rode to work, 29 this morning and an awesome 49 otw home. Keep expecting the security nazi's to leave me a nasty note for parking here in the garage..

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Im surprised it doesn't say bicycle pimp parking.
Shouldn't be a problem. It is, in fact, a bicycle. (On steroids)
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:58 am

Ordered.... ETA - I blame Wheaton. .
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Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:32 am
bill lumberg wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:59 am
I replaced the stock horn on my ‘18 with a something-blaster. Sometimes it works normally, sometimes it warbles and changes tone. I think it’s been compromised by water. I need to replace it but I’m not fooling with relays. I need to decide on something.
Blueridgerider wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:08 pm
I love my FJR like most of us but lets face it, the horn is not much better than whats on the thousands of mopeds on the streets of Hanoi :lol: Ever see those videos of the thousand of mopeds, cars, bicycles, you name it buzzing through intersections with no order of any kind yet they rarely crash? On a side note if you want to see something that defies logic and is total insanity then check this out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uz5uxAsrbwI

Oh and by the way I replaced my horn with a pair of PIIA horns and man oh man was I pleasantly surprised! These are as loud as any and might even rival the horn on the Wing I recently sold. Worth every penny and a one beer install to boot.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004F ... UTF8&psc=1
Mr Lumberg, on my Gen1 I had Magnum Blasters that needed a relay. On my deceased Fat Bastard 13, I had PIAA something or others...which does NOT need a relay. Very Loud. I will purchase those and some LED headlights, just like the kind I had before.

Edit: Nevermind, BRR has already included the link to PIAAs in his post above.
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Post by raYzerman » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:48 pm

Warbly Blasters likely means not enough current making it to the horn, relay and bigger wire, yep. Could be water too, drill small hole in bottom of trumpet.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg » Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:33 am

Electronicons are fine. I think it’s just been in a life aquatic for too many miles... Wish me luck on bolting on the new ones. I could mess up opening a coke bottle.

The likelihood of an early-in-the-day amazon prime delivery that I’d like to install or otherwise use on the day of delivery is inversely proportional to the likelihood of something I could care less about arriving early. Like, say, vitamins. Vitamins will show up at 9:15am. Parts will show up at 8pm.

Ordered $110 worth of replacement windshield covers today. About to go change the earl and clean and lube the easy to reach movey and hangy off things. If it’s easy to get to, man I’ll clean and lube that shit fairly often. If it requires a lift or much inconvenience to get to, suck it. It’ll do fine until I get to 80,000or 100,00 miles.
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Post by Hppants » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:20 am

Yesterday, a had 330 miles of absolute motorcycle nirvana. I took exactly 4 pictures. I think I'll write about it.....
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Post by bill lumberg » Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:20 pm

Fancy Schmancy horns arrived. I deluded myself into thinking they came with what was needed to mount them. Not the case. I’ll have to figure out what widgets to order to make connections for one horn work for two.

Checked the yoshi cans. One of the loctited screws holding the silencers in had already disappeared. No problem. I have a spare screw from yoshimura. But when I used it, it was too narrow to thread into the silencer. Had to put a nut on it to secure the silencer (that silencer is a replacement for the original, which escaped some time ago). Best looking exhaust in the history of exhaust. But more trouble than the chrome warriors that came with the bike. :)
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Post by El Toro Joe » Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:57 pm

Brought it out of hibernation so I can ride it to work tomorrow...
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Red » Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:48 pm

bill lumberg wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:20 pm
Fancy Schmancy horns arrived. I deluded myself into thinking they came with what was needed to mount them. Not the case. I’ll have to figure out what widgets to order to make connections for one horn work for two.
bill lumberg,

Here is the widget that you need. Lowes, Home Depot, or any good hardware store should have them (meaning, call ahead). Attach this new terminal to the horn wire, plug in as normal. Plug jumper (wire with a female spade terminal at each end) from the new male blade to the new horn blade connector. Same process for the grounding wire, if needed.

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Post by raYzerman » Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:05 pm

Yep, the Gen1/2's had two horns, the wiring was already there.... you will have to use what Red suggested and run a home-made two wire harness over to the other side. Not hard, just a "fun" little job. Gen3 eliminated the mounting bracket on the right side too, but the bolt is still there... it screws into the aluminum rad, careful not to strip it... a little loctite, some gentle torque.
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Post by El Toro Joe » Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:29 am

Rode it to work this morning...it was a brisk 23 degrees
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Post by wheatonFJR » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:10 am

Did you crank the heated gear? or just go in your shirt sleeves?

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Post by Hppants » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:15 am

Wow - Joe. You ain't scared of some frozen crapola on the streets?
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Post by wheatonFJR » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:19 am

Hppants wrote:
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Wow - Joe. You ain't scared of some frozen crapola on the streets?
That's what northern winter riders do. If the roads are relatively dry, yer good to go if you don't mind cleansing the salt from your bike.
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