What did you do to your FJR today?

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

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Rode them to look at Hiawassee Meeting Hall. One of us had to look at all 4 sides.

Oh Wait, that was yesterday.

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1911 wrote: Sun Nov 21, 2021 8:03 pm Rode them to look at Hiawassee Meeting Hall. One of us had to look at all 4 sides.

Oh Wait, that was yesterday.

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That is a good ride - nice way to get to or from Tellico Plains. Good camping at the north end of that road too.
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Ignored it. Ordered replacement passenger pegs and rubber, so if or when I replace this bike, I can just pull the floorboards off. The wife gave me strict orders not to let her floorboards go with the bike.

Also ordered replacement bar end weights. I scratched mine up terribly using a metal air chuck to install grip puppies. I was so worried about getting the foam on that I didn’t realize I was destroying the finish on the bar ends. I am a one man wrecking crew.
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Ha, shoulda taken the bar ends off, lol.... what's that old saying, knowledge sometimes comes right after you needed it? :D :D

Do you like the Gen3 rubbers? I didn't (too squishy) and retrofitted Gen1/2 rubbers which are firmer... personal preference.
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Mechanically inclined, I’m not. :) I’ve never tried the earlier gens, so I don’t know. These are pretty much only going on if the bike is going away.
raYzerman wrote: Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:02 pm Ha, shoulda taken the bar ends off, lol.... what's that old saying, knowledge sometimes comes right after you needed it? :D :D

Do you like the Gen3 rubbers? I didn't (too squishy) and retrofitted Gen1/2 rubbers which are firmer... personal preference.
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Rode to work today but more important and interesting was Sunday's ride.

The Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend has for 36 years now been the day of the Turkey Pro National Slow Race in Oley,PA. Located only minutes from Maple Grove Raceway, and NHRA track that features some of the quickest and fastest wheeled vehicles around, Oley features the "wretched rectangle" a less than 100 yard total length course laid out on the grass of a fairgrounds.

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This treacherous course sees competitors hit speed usually reserved for nursing home hallways. If you've never witnessed a slow race what it amounts too is this: competitors traverse the course as slowly as possible without falling over or having to put their foot down to prevent falling. This event starts 2 riders at a time heading opposite directions with each having a field judge walking alongside them to watch if they put a foot down while a timing judge in the middle of the track observes both riders and uses a stopwatch to track their times. Slowest rider around the course wins and takes home the trophy.

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The winners name is engraved on a plaque and they have the "honor" of keeping the monstrosity, I mean trophy, until next year. One of the highlights though of the event is some of the bikes that appear that are seen rarely i the wild.
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1936 Moto Guzzi single. Exposed valve gear and a "total loss" oiling system means oil dripping whenever it's running. This thing couldn't be green if you painted it.

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Unknown year AJS

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Ducati 250 desmo single of unkown year

The youngest competitor at 5 years old.

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Judges cut him a little slack but he was fun to watch and took it quite seriously.

The eventual winner.

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Action shot of my friend Scott on his Suzuki 90

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Until next year.

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Mike P and I had 250 miles of good riding. Left the house at 60 degrees and fog burning off. High was 75 and plenty of sunshine. Mexican Taco salad for lunch (decent). 46 MPG on the tank - not pushing it, clearly.

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