What did you do to your FJR today?

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by BkerChuck » Mon May 20, 2019 9:56 am

Rode it to work. Short week though as we're leaving for the New England states on Thursday afternoon.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by tominca » Tue May 21, 2019 8:46 am

El Toro Joe wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 6:05 pm
Figures...the weather is incredible, and I've felt like crap since Thursday...totally exhausted when ever I do the slightest chore. So no riding...
Joe rode it to the hospital...rider is down with pneumonia. Facebook friends can harass him there.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by wheatonFJR » Tue May 21, 2019 8:51 am

tominca wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 8:46 am
El Toro Joe wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 6:05 pm
Figures...the weather is incredible, and I've felt like crap since Thursday...totally exhausted when ever I do the slightest chore. So no riding...
Joe rode it to the hospital...rider is down with pneumonia. Facebook friends can harass him there.
Serious??!!
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by tominca » Tue May 21, 2019 8:59 am

He graduated from urgent care a couple days ago. Things seem to be going the right direction, or I would not have posted. https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q= ... SEARCH_BOX
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by ionbeam » Tue May 21, 2019 9:33 am

This morning I removed the pinlock visor insert on the assumption that it will remain warm enough to no longer need it.

Opened the vents on my Shoei GT Air and it became immediately clear how much air the Air flows when the temperature is 45°.

Confirmed that at 45° I still needed the pinlock --or-- the vents on the helmet must be fully open. I needed to use the internal drop down dark sun visor too.

Rode it to work. Highway 495 was a clutch situation this morning. Bumper to bumper stop and occasionally go for a car length traffic for several miles which revealed that my clutch hand isn't in summer shape yet. A few more days like this and my left arm will make me start to look like a blacksmith.

It should be in the mid 60's with some sun for a pleasant ride home.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bungie4 » Tue May 21, 2019 10:17 am

tominca wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 8:59 am
He graduated from urgent care a couple days ago. Things seem to be going the right direction, or I would not have posted. https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q= ... SEARCH_BOX
See what happens when you ride to work every day, have a wife who cooks like a banshee and spend your free time sipping wine in the Finger Lakes.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bungie4 » Tue May 21, 2019 10:18 am

ionbeam wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 9:33 am
Opened the vents on my Shoei GT Air and it became immediately clear how much air the Air flows when the temperature is 45°.
This. If you ever think your helmet doesn't flow any air when it hot out, open it up when its cold out.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by gixxerjasen » Tue May 21, 2019 10:44 am

bungie4 wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 10:18 am
ionbeam wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 9:33 am
Opened the vents on my Shoei GT Air and it became immediately clear how much air the Air flows when the temperature is 45°.
This. If you ever think your helmet doesn't flow any air when it hot out, open it up when its cold out.
I can always tell if one of my top vents on my Arai is open in the winter because of the quarter size frozen spot on top of my head.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hack » Tue May 21, 2019 11:06 am

I too rode my FJR to work this morning...
I will ride it home this evening.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by rbentnail » Tue May 21, 2019 11:21 am

Rode to work, rode home. Stopped on the way for allergy meds, this yr has been exceptionally brutal. Thank goodness I went modular or I think I'd have snot constantly running off my chin.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by raYzerman » Tue May 21, 2019 2:42 pm

I always have my visor cracked open, no fogging unless I close it during a rainstorm.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by ionbeam » Tue May 21, 2019 3:03 pm

raYzerman wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 2:42 pm
I always have my visor cracked open, no fogging unless I close it during a rainstorm.
I do that as much as possible but there are some exceptions:

a. as mentioned, heavy rain
b. extreme wind that has the air full of debris, a feller could shoot his eye out with some of that stuff, even with sun glasses on
c. days where my eyeballs would freeze solid in the late fall and early spring
d. following Fred W on some of his goat trails, mud/dirt/gravel roads, unimproved roads

This morning it was b.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bungie4 » Tue May 21, 2019 6:51 pm

raYzerman wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 2:42 pm
I always have my visor cracked open, no fogging unless I close it during a rainstorm.
Same.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Powerman » Tue May 21, 2019 8:33 pm

Didn't ride to work.

Always ride with my visor cracked.

Allergies are bad, may go to Urgent care tomorrow.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Spininprop » Tue May 21, 2019 9:22 pm

Rode to work. Planning to do some riding during the summer holiday coming up.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by ionbeam » Wed May 22, 2019 8:48 am

Rode it to work again today. With my face shield down for part of the ride.

e. when following street sweepers

WTF? What was a street sweeper doing on a country road with no curbs? I passed it on a double yellow, it was worth the risk. If they want to sweep a meaningful road in the country, send the street sweeper to the top of Corliss Hill which has a cow barn on one side of the road and the manure pile on the other side of the road with cow byproducts slimed across the road. I paste that shit on my bike every day, twice a day when I ride to work.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Red » Wed May 22, 2019 10:25 am

ionbeam wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 8:48 am
Rode it to work again today. With my face shield down for part of the ride.
e. when following street sweepers
WTF? What was a street sweeper doing on a country road with no curbs? I passed it on a double yellow, it was worth the risk. If they want to sweep a meaningful road in the country, send the street sweeper to the top of Corliss Hill which has a cow barn on one side of the road and the manure pile on the other side of the road with cow byproducts slimed across the road. I paste that shit on my bike every day, twice a day when I ride to work.
Ionbeam,

Man, I would be inviting the Board of Health, zoning, EPA, Water Resources, Sewage Department and everybody I can name to that party. If nothing improves, take your complaint viral, and to the local TV stations (who may have a "troubleshooter" reporter for you). The very *least* they could do is to pipe the runoff under the roadway.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hack » Wed May 22, 2019 10:48 am

Rode to work... One nice thing about starting at 0700 is the light traffic.
I park the bike where it's view of a CCTV camera...
So now I spend the day keeping an eye on her and muttering to myself... "get the fuck away from the bike" every time someone walks past it.
Of course... one guy just has to park his dirty BMW f800 right beside her...
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Spininprop » Wed May 22, 2019 11:32 am

Yep, rode to work again. But with face shield down, fjr touring screen up and heated grips on. 45 degrees. Hopefully cracks 70 for the ride home.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by ionbeam » Wed May 22, 2019 11:33 am

Red wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 10:25 am
ionbeam wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 8:48 am
Rode it to work again today...cow byproducts slimed across the road. I paste that shit on my bike every day...
...Board of Health, zoning, EPA, Water Resources, Sewage Department and everybody I can name to that party. If nothing improves, take your complaint viral...
On FJR #1 we went down on buffalo shit, I'd hate to go down on FJR #2 on cow shit. Of course there was a witness to our buffalo shit induced front wheel tuck and pillions long slide along the buffalo byproduct covered ground. Pillion deserves some kind of award for her composure after that little incident.

The cow problem may have resolved itself. Over the past week the manure pile has been removed and spread across some of the fields. The cows which I see every day except the worst winter days have been missing the past two days. I'm beginning to suspect that they are now steaks, shoes and Harley assless chaps.
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