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What did you do to your FJR today?

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raYzerman
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

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Well then, Chuck, that sounds like a refresh is in order for peace of mind..... you might want to think of an 850 lbs. spring while you're at it, springs are somewhere around $100. I had my Penske rebuild here locally by an expert suspension shop for C$200-ish. Anybody local to you? Penske parts are easy to get.... try the dual sport/dirt bike shops.......
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

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raYzerman wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 4:07 pm Well then, Chuck, that sounds like a refresh is in order for peace of mind..... you might want to think of an 850 lbs. spring while you're at it, springs are somewhere around $100. I had my Penske rebuild here locally by an expert suspension shop for C$200-ish. Anybody local to you? Penske parts are easy to get.... try the dual sport/dirt bike shops.......
Penske is in Reading,PA about 65 miles from my house. I'll just drop it off right at their shop.

I did consider what you said about just install it and ride but we're taking auto train heading south in mid April and with my luck it would start leaking on the way home from Florida when we're 2 up and traveling. Cheap insurance to just rebuild it before the real riding season gets here and shops like Penske could be booked up.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

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Bugnatr wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:47 am In colder temps bring the wheels and tires in the house for 24 hours (my wife absolutely loves when I put tires next to the wood stove :lol: ) and warm the rubber up. Makes it so much easier to remove that stubborn rubber.
Car trunk or cabin does a good job warming tires in the sun.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

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N4HHE wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 5:43 pm
Bugnatr wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:47 am In colder temps bring the wheels and tires in the house for 24 hours (my wife absolutely loves when I put tires next to the wood stove :lol: ) and warm the rubber up. Makes it so much easier to remove that stubborn rubber.
Car trunk or cabin does a good job warming tires in the sun.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

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Bugnatr wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:52 pm
N4HHE wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 5:43 pm
Bugnatr wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:47 am In colder temps bring the wheels and tires in the house for 24 hours (my wife absolutely loves when I put tires next to the wood stove :lol: ) and warm the rubber up. Makes it so much easier to remove that stubborn rubber.
Car trunk or cabin does a good job warming tires in the sun.
'That's no way to piss off the little woman :lol:
Put them in the car and she might not notice.
Bring them inside the house, you sleep on the sofa for the next week.
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