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extrememarine wrote: Sun Sep 11, 2022 8:25 pm Hey D-Eagle, guess what...

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danh600 wrote: Mon Sep 12, 2022 11:28 pm
extrememarine wrote: Sun Sep 11, 2022 8:25 pm Hey D-Eagle, guess what...

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That's hot.
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Checked air in the tires, mounted the Ipass.
Seems I've got a date with a suddenly available bear.
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Rode it to work. Need to stop for fuel on the way home.
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D-Eagle wrote: Tue Sep 13, 2022 10:21 am Seems I've got a date with a suddenly available bear.
On Grindr again, are ya?
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Went to get gas, ready for launch 6am thursday... !!
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Not my FJR...... swapped in new rubber onto my old FJR, that I had mounted on the spare wheel set a week or so ago..... also put new shoes on the Versys...... rockin' ready for EOM, see ya Thursday.
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Locked and loaded. Packed and ready for 6am. Outside now drinking Skrewball whiskey with my mates. I cant wait..
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Rode it 270 miles. Went to Hwy 261 in Washington near Palouse Falls where Miss April 2021 was photographed in late spring early summer 2020. Miss April was the photograph in the April 2021 FJRiders calendar.

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Today this is what it looks like.

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Fooling around with the perspective.

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Down the road along Hwy 127 is a sweeping up hill turn where out of nowhere wind mill blades appear. It is dramatic while riding but a photo just doesn't capture the drama.

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The riverboat heading up the Snake River to Lewiston Idaho.

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It was a good day to be on the FJR.
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Rode the hell out of it chasing Wayne and Annette.
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Unpacked it and put it on the garage.

Six day trip.

We rode, we visited, we ate, we drank.

Seemed like I was in the saddle for a good bit.

Only 1080.5 miles.

How do guys do that many miles in one day?
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danh600 wrote: Wed Sep 21, 2022 9:08 pm put it on the garage.
Crane or a big ramp?
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Rode it in NC and TN….you get the idea. 😁
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packed for a trip to NC after stripping all the goodies I put on it. :>)
Leave Friday, pickup a 2022 FJR Saturday if all goes well.
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Going to share a bunch of information here in case someone goes searching for it later.

So, right before my trip last year to NAFO and YFO I discovered my left front caliper sticking and dragging badly. I had a mad scramble to get a rebuild kit to my house in time and had a caliper pulled and split in half the night before the trip. The motorcycle gods took pity on me and after torturing me right up to the last minute, I got it all back together and the bleeding process went off without a hitch.

I didn't tempt fate and rebuild the right one at the same time. So those parts have been sitting in my garage. Sitting much like my poor FJR. I finally decided that the temperatures were tolerable in the garage and I really wanted to play with brake fluid again, so this past weekend I started pulling the right side apart.

Now let me tell you. You see these little rubber seals?

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DO NOT f@$king LOSE THEM!

I won't go into details but yes, one of them went missing. When you split the calipers there is that little donut seal that gets smashed between the two halves to allow fluid to go between the halves without leaking out and going everywhere. Guess what is NOT included in the brake caliper rebuild kit? Yup, those seals. Guess what isn't on the Yamaha parts fiche and can't be ordered? Yup, those seals.

Some searching of the internet led me to a forum, maybe it was advrider, don't know, can't find the thread again, where someone else had the same problem. Turns out Suzuki easily sells these and they are a direct freaking replacement.

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It comes with two, I put the third Yamaha one in there for comparison purposes. Then I put them all side by side.

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I can tell which one is the Yamaha one because it has a little ridge in the center where it was smashed by the calipers for 15 years, but that's it. Anyway, if anyone needs it, Suzuki part number 69107-17C00 is a suitable replacement if you lose one. Before you freak out, it's only the right one that has two seals because of the linked brakes. This part was available fairly inexpensively and with quick shipping on ebay.

Now this weekend we'll see if she bleeds as easily as she did last year. This might help someone but I hope you don't find yourself in this situation.
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Thanks for posting this. The heat in Texas has been on the 90's or higher since the end of April. Brutal.
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fontanaman wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 10:54 pm Thanks for posting this. The heat in Texas has been on the 90's or higher since the end of April. Brutal.
High 90's is what we consider "Finally tolerable" and "Riding season is back." :)
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Checked and re-torqued steering head bearings.

I noticed that I was getting a little more handlebar shake at lower speeds on decel (and even steady speed below 30mph) at EOM. I pulled the forks and went through the process per service manual. Bearings look fine - grease looks fresh still. Reassembled and ready for test ride this evening.

At 90k miles, I will probably put in new bearings this winter when I take it apart to service the forks and rear shock.
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Sat down and reassembled the caliper, put it all back on the bike and got it bled with zero issues so far. Zip tied the lever and will do some more flushing/bleeding tomorrow.

Weather is getting nice, I might need to ride it before I work on it anymore.

Oh yea, and it never will feel right to say that the front rear brake was easier to bleed than the front brake, but it's an FJR so it is what it is.
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