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 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:54 pm

Cav47 wrote:
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El Toro Joe wrote:
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Oops...fucking reading compression.
* comprehension.
Yeah...that too. Fucking auto correct
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by BkerChuck » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:00 am

Rode it to work.
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Post by Pterodactyl » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:22 am

BkerChuck wrote:
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Rode it to work.
You would think by now that the bike could find its way to work on its own.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by BkerChuck » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:28 am

It pretty much does but on really nice mornings it exhibits a kind of "handling quirk" where it just doesn't want to turn into the parking lot. I think it's the nut holding the handlebars...... :lol:
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Spininprop » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:20 pm

BkerChuck wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:00 am
Rode it to work.
Thought about it but the susstained winds and gusts crossing the river and a few spots on 83 convinced me to take the cage.
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Post by raYzerman » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:59 pm

Great progress, buttoned up after the valve check, installed newly Ivan-flashed ECU (yes he can now do immobilizers), hooked up battery, fired it up. Kool. Ran two hot/cool cycles to purge air from cooling system, all good. Performed TB sync, it was pretty good but had to make #4 the reference, and adjust #1 which had been white painted. If I could have got it out of the shop, I'd have ridden, nice sunny day... but rest of the week is gonna be sprinkles......
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Post by gixxerjasen » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:13 pm

Spininprop wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:20 pm
BkerChuck wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:00 am
Rode it to work.
Thought about it but the susstained winds and gusts crossing the river and a few spots on 83 convinced me to take the cage.
Ride home from work was gusty, not the worst I've ridden in though, just enough to make it entertaining without being scary. Ok, a little scary while leaned over hauling ass up the entrance ramp to the highway but elsewhere was doable.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by El Toro Joe » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:39 am

Rode it to work...
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Post by BkerChuck » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:04 am

^ Me too!
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by ionbeam » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:25 am

I rode it to work.

I rode it to work.

I rooooode it to work.

I roooooode it to work.

I roooooOOOODE it to work.

I rode it to work

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Post by El Toro Joe » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:28 am

...only 2 more weeks until the SEO Ramble.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by El Toro Joe » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:51 am

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

Post by wheatonFJR » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:56 am

El Toro Joe wrote:
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Rode it to work...again
FYJ.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by BkerChuck » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:54 am

Rode mine to work. Really wish the lottery would pick the right numbers so this shit could change......
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Pterodactyl » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:08 am

BkerChuck wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:54 am
Rode mine to work. Really wish the lottery would pick the right numbers so this shit could change......
Ya, you could buy an enclosed trailer.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by ionbeam » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:11 am

I tested my ABS system.

A nice lady in a bright red Mazda Shitbox(tm) couldn't wait for the clear road behind me and had to pull out almost into my front wheel. I was going 45 mph in a 45 mph zone, she pulled out ~5 mph. Once she was mostly in my lane she realized she might have made a mistake and made up for it by slamming on her brakes and came to a stop in the road. Fortunately #1 I was already into full ABS breaking trying not to rear-end her and fortunately #2 I had already scouted out an emergency bail-out path just in case the driver did something even more stupid than already demonstrated. I only had a stage 1 adrenaline attack during the emergency stop but had a full stage 5 anger attack. Sometimes I miss that the tires don't shriek and scream like when we used to be able to lock 'em up and I was too busy to hose her with the stock horn beep, beep.
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Post by El Toro Joe » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:13 am

wheatonFJR wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:56 am
El Toro Joe wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:51 am
Rode it to work...again
FYJ.

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Wish I had your roads to ride...but I'll have to settle for my commute to and from work, for now.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by El Toro Joe » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:19 am

ionbeam wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:11 am
I tested my ABS system.

A nice lady in a bright red Mazda Shitbox(tm) couldn't wait for the clear road behind me and had to pull out almost into my front wheel. I was going 45 mph in a 45 mph zone, she pulled out ~5 mph. Once she was mostly in my lane she realized she might have made a mistake and made up for it by slamming on her brakes and came to a stop in the road. Fortunately #1 I was already into full ABS breaking trying not to rear-end her and fortunately #2 I had already scouted out an emergency bail-out path just in case the driver did something even more stupid than already demonstrated. I only had a stage 1 adrenaline attack during the emergency stop but had a full stage 5 anger attack. Sometimes I miss that the tires don't shriek and scream like when we used to be able to lock 'em up and I was too busy to hose her with the stock horn beep, beep.
Well that sucks...good thing you were paying attention. I had something very similar happen to me yesterday on my way home from work...and the bitch on the phone had the nerve to flip me off...
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Post by wheatonFJR » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:36 am

ionbeam wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:11 am
I tested my ABS system.

A nice lady in a bright red Mazda Shitbox(tm) couldn't wait for the clear road behind me and had to pull out almost into my front wheel. I was going 45 mph in a 45 mph zone, she pulled out ~5 mph. Once she was mostly in my lane she realized she might have made a mistake and made up for it by slamming on her brakes and came to a stop in the road. Fortunately #1 I was already into full ABS breaking trying not to rear-end her and fortunately #2 I had already scouted out an emergency bail-out path just in case the driver did something even more stupid than already demonstrated. I only had a stage 1 adrenaline attack during the emergency stop but had a full stage 5 anger attack. Sometimes I miss that the tires don't shriek and scream like when we used to be able to lock 'em up and I was too busy to hose her with the stock horn beep, beep.
I heard you can use an actuator. You don't actually have to ride your bike and slam on the brakes.

I guess your arms must be up to snuff. Glad that the shithead driving wasn't successful in testing your insurance coverage.

Damn.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by ionbeam » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:08 am

wheatonFJR wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:36 am
ionbeam wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:11 am
I tested my ABS system...tires don't shriek and scream like when we used to be able to lock 'em up...
I heard you can use an actuator...
Our horse trailer had electric brakes, we would lock the wheels manually from the driver's seat. The tires would SCREAM and smoke without actually slowing down our truck. Helen loved doing that to alert some asshole jerk driver that he had made an error in his road skills.

After 6 months of PMS I have to knock off the rust, this morning I got to tuneup my situational awareness, braking skills, emergency planning, reaction speed and forgiveness to not perform an act of violence on someone that desperately needed it :mrgreen:
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