What did you do to your FJR today?

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by CollingsBob » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:58 pm

Hack wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:51 pm
Oil and final dive oil change

Can you put different dive oil in to prevent the bike from doing a swan dive?
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by wheatonFJR » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:14 pm

CollingsBob wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:56 pm
Today I rode home, Moose Jaw - Winnipeg...644km.

Trip totals...Winnipeg - Langley 2737kms (twisty route)
Langley - Winnipeg..2400kms ( straight route)
Trip total 5137kms..
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Spininprop » Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:02 pm

Rode it to work. Im expecting rain for the ride home but i just didnt feel like driving the car.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by BkerChuck » Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:06 pm

Spin, It's not going to rain here. I rode my coworker's bike today. Left mine at home with the low fuel light blinking.....
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Spininprop » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:32 pm

Hey your right. I cant believe it.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hack » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:57 pm

CollingsBob wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:58 pm
Hack wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:51 pm
Oil and final dive oil change
Can you put different dive oil in to prevent the bike from doing a swan dive?

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:14 am

Played with the clutch lever. Realized that setting it closest to the bar would make it much easier to operate while wearing a cast
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by wheatonFJR » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:32 am

bill lumberg wrote:
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Played with the clutch lever. Realized that setting it closest to the bar would make it much easier to operate while wearing a cast
Just leave it in 2nd gear, Hud says you can't get in trouble if yer in second gear.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by El Toro Joe » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:33 am

Rode it to work...
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by gixxerjasen » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:17 am

Got back home from being in DC all week for work and I see that my wife was kind enough to move my new tires from the front porch to the garage. Looks like I'll be sweating and swearing at some point this weekend.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by ericboutin » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:29 pm

Gave her a Honda spray bath, checked oil and tire pressure. Getting prepared to ride her to work again for the next two weeks since I'll be back on first!
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Red » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:28 pm

ericboutin wrote:
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Getting prepared to ride her to work again for the next two weeks since I'll be back on first.
Eric,

Who's on first.
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Post by gixxerjasen » Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:37 pm

Finally got to try out the hitch mount for my No Mar Tire Changer. Wish I'd had this setup long ago, it's a game changer. No having to dedicate space for it in the garage and bolting it down, and no more chasing around a tire changer mounted to a sheet of plywood. I'm finally starting to figure out the technique on this thing and No Mar lube is awesome. It does a great job and wipes right off your hands with very little residue. I'll have lots of practice by the time I put it away for the season because I have to order tires this weekend for the GSX-S1000.

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Why oh why does it always seem that my tires need changing in August? It's so freaking hot out there, I'm pretty certain my sweat could be measured in gallons. One thing that Texas heat is good for is warming up tires. I had to use my mechanics gloves to handle them they were so hot. Lube plus heat is a good thing when putting tires on wheels.

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I also discovered a sweet new tool for levering the rear tire up in the air when fiddling with the axle. Works nice because you can lift up on the handle and raise it right where you want it.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hack » Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:28 pm

'Was going to just go for a ride.
Went shotgunning instead... Probably go for an evening ride after dinner..
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hppants » Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:47 pm

Rode 150 miles this morning before the showers/thunderstorms rain me home. Just sweltering hot, not "blow torch" hot this morning.

Think I'll try again in the morning.....
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by BkerChuck » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:53 pm

Started replacing throttle cables. Will finish in the morning. Rode my vintage Honda CB400F to a car and bike show, brought home a second place trophy.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by wheatonFJR » Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:24 am

Rode an abbreviated portion of Tommy848's loop this morning. My upper right chest still has a lot of healing to do. After 2 hours, I am in severe need of a break. Where's the violin emoji???
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Spininprop » Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:39 am

BkerChuck wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:53 pm
Started replacing throttle cables. Will finish in the morning. Rode my vintage Honda CB400F to a car and bike show, brought home a second place trophy.
Did you go to the car show at brookside? I thought i saw your yellow helmet leaving.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by danh600 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:17 pm

No riding this weekend. It has rained the whole time.
While we get lots of rain in Florida. It's normally just afternoon showers.
This has been relentless.

So the FJR sits...............

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by BkerChuck » Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:53 pm

Spin, I was at Brookside last Saturday but they had no motorcycle class so I left.

Just finished throttle cable install and buttoned everything back up. Discovered I broke the little hose nipple off the bottom of the air box for that small breather hose with what appears to be a small filter in thr hose. Tried to repair the broken nipple to no avail. Used jbweld and blocked off the hole in the airbox. Hoping this doesn't created any issues but after a little research I think it'll be okay.
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