What did you do to your FJR today?

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by El Toro Joe » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:19 am

Rode it to work...some of us have to still have to do that. Stay safe, and healthy.
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Post by BkerChuck » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:43 am

Rode mine to work as well. Glad to know we're essential right Joe? Going to look for a little something extra in next weeks paycheck! Not going to find it but I'm going to look!
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Full House » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:45 pm

changed the coolant today. Need to get a few push pin fasteners, didn't lose them, a few are missing a prong.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by NBB » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:37 pm

Just rode it, ahhhhhhhhhhhh

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg » Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:34 am

Yesterday, rode it in the mountains.

But today, I’m going to handle some conference calls and work out at home and go for a short run, and this afternoon I’m going to ride in the mountains. Probably Brasstown Bald and back.

But tomorrow, Saturday, I’m going to go ride in the mountains with Mrs. Lumberg, and a friend and his SO.

First 3 days of fairly warm sunny weather after mucho rain is good.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Blueridgerider » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:23 am

bill lumberg wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:34 am
Yesterday, rode it in the mountains.

But today, I’m going to handle some conference calls and work out at home and go for a short run, and this afternoon I’m going to ride in the mountains. Probably Brasstown Bald and back.

But tomorrow, Saturday, I’m going to go ride in the mountains with Mrs. Lumberg, and a friend and his SO.

First 3 days of fairly warm sunny weather after mucho rain is good.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Blueridgerider » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:32 am

I gave my Kawi Z900 some love yesterday. Great naked bike with gobs of torque and HP but one thing it has done is made me appreciate the FJR even more for its handling (especially with the PR5's on it) and the torque it has. I actually am not sure which bike I like to ride more in the twisties. The FJR handles so well.

I was on RT 25 near Travelers Rest yesterday and saw a beautiful FJR going south. Looked like a 2016 given the color and the rider had what looked like a Tourmaster high viz jacket. Anyone here??
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Uncle Hud » Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:25 pm

Walked by it to get on Aunt Kelly's FZ-07 FOR MY FIRST MOTORCYCLE RIDE SINCE THE STROKE!!! No incidents; no anxieties; no wrong moves.

FJR still needs LED headlight bulbs installed, then reassembly. Should be ready to ride on April Fool's Day.

Maybe this should go in jwilly's Good News thread.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by fjray » Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:07 pm

Congrats on getting back on the bike. My first post stroke ride was a get out of jail free card and all was well in the world again.
Now we ALL need some post virus rides.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by John d » Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:45 pm

First ride of the new year in! It felt so good!
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by FJRoss » Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:58 pm

John d wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:45 pm
First ride of the new year in! It felt so good!
I am desperately hoping to get out tomorrow or Sunday for my first ride of 2020. 8 or 9 °C (high 40's F) in the forecast but sunny.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hack » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:24 pm

Clutch fluid change. Brake fluid change.
Made easier thanks to raYzerman's beautifully hand crafted FJR ABS diagnostic jumper switch do-hicky.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Powerman » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:03 pm

Yesterday I helped a dead FJR at the gas station by the house. I believe you need a multi function relay
to get the fuel pump running, got one a little more than a mile away. What are you a MacGyver, Boy Scout
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hack » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:19 pm

El Toro Joe wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:19 am
Rode it to work...some of us have to still have to do that. Stay safe, and healthy.

Riding to work would definitely make "going" to work a little less bullshitty…

I'm also in the "essential services" boat... It's going to be hell once this plague gets a foothold in our jails/correctional insts.
It's already started to I fear... :cry:

I did a post brake fluid change test ride today... 'Was lucky is was 12 degrees and sunny out, but... 'Still to cold and shitty to ride at 05:45 when I leave the house :(
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by danh600 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:08 pm

Uncle Hud wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:25 pm
Walked by it to get on Aunt Kelly's FZ-07 FOR MY FIRST MOTORCYCLE RIDE SINCE THE STROKE!!! No incidents; no anxieties; no wrong moves.

FJR still needs LED headlight bulbs installed, then reassembly. Should be ready to ride on April Fool's Day.

Maybe this should go in jwilly's Good News thread.
This should absolutely positively go in the good news thread!!!
Awesome news Hud.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by basicjim » Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:46 pm

My '06 FJR had full Hole Shot exhaust when I bought it. It sounded cool at first, but became pretty obnoxious after some time on the highway. Today, I left the Hole Shot header on and put on Gen 3 stock cans. I am SO happy with the results! I don't now for sure what an '06 stock system sound like, but this has a little bit of a growl to it, but is FAR from obnoxious. At highway speeds, I hear the engine, not the exhaust. MUCH better!
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Post by gixxerjasen » Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:36 pm

Texas has officially turned off winter. So today, with extra time on my hands I turned toward the FJR. I removed a few stickers off my trunk that were not high quality and starting to fade/peel/flake. Then I de-winterized it. This means the twice annual cleaning of the windshield happened as I swapped the tall VStream for the stock shield. I put the electrical connectors and controls for the electric suit in their storage bin, and brought inside the winter gear and liners and hung them up.

On pulling the plastic W off the windshield, I noticed two of the nylon screws had popped their heads off. Ordered a whole new set, standard shipping, should be here hopefully before the plague is done so I can ride when it's all over.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by danh600 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:13 pm

Rode it.
Washed it.

Summer is coming.

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Post by NTXFJR » Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:02 pm

Didn't wash it, but at 71f and sunny this afternoon it was a perfect day to chase my son and his Ninja on some of the best roads Ellis county has to offer.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by FJRoss » Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:13 pm

First ride of 2020! Made it to 50 °F (10 °C) and I got out for a couple of hours. Still lots of salt on the roads but they were mostly dry. Will try again tomorrow and then give it a wash. Cooler with some snow/rain on Monday and dreary the rest of the week.

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