What did you do to your FJR today?

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bungie4 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:56 pm

Rode to work as well... fixing to get damp on the ride home. Which means I'll be taking the long, safer way home.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by specs95t » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:31 pm

Rode it up Mt Washington.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Spininprop » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:59 am

Washed and waxed. Ill dirty it up tomorrow on a long ride.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by El Toro Joe » Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:31 am

Got it a little more prepared for Thursday's departure for Dubuque
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by ionbeam » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:01 pm

Fixed the wiring for my lower right LED light which is mounted near the axle. With the ES upside down forks I had attached the wires to the brake area with a zip tie and next secured the wires with a zip tie on the un-moving upper fork stanchion. Every time the wheel moved up and down the wire flexed. Ultimately the stranded wire work-hardened then broke inside the insulation so the break was not visible. Fixed the broken wire only to find out the other wire to the LED was broken too. It took ~2 years before the wires broke. If you have wires attached to your ES like this you may want to take a look at changing the tie points.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Red » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:56 pm

ionbeam wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:01 pm
Fixed the wiring for my lower right LED light which is mounted near the axle. With the ES upside down forks I had attached the wires to the brake area with a zip tie and next secured the wires with a zip tie on the un-moving upper fork stanchion. Every time the wheel moved up and down the wire flexed. Ultimately the stranded wire work-hardened then broke inside the insulation so the break was not visible. Fixed the broken wire only to find out the other wire to the LED was broken too. It took ~2 years before the wires broke. If you have wires attached to your ES like this you may want to take a look at changing the tie points.
Ionbeam,

A suggestion: you can find this idea using any weight of wire that does the job, just zip-tie the straight parts of the wire to the non-moving and moving parts of the bike. You should have a slight extension of the wire coil with the forks compressed, and more coil extension available than needed, with the forks extended. You can (gently) bungee-cord the coiled wire in the middle, to the fork tube. This avoids having the wire flexing around, when riding. I have used this idea on bikes in the past. Never had any problem. HTH.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by ionbeam » Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:54 pm

Red wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:56 pm
...A suggestion:...just zip-tie the straight parts of the wire to the non-moving and moving parts...You can (gently) bungee-cord the coiled wire in the middle, to the fork tube. This avoids having the wire flexing around, when riding...https://www.carshopinc.com/images/MOR/MOR74115.jpg
Thanks for the suggestion. I think I got the wire attached in a way that won't concentrate flexing in any one spot and will let the whole wire gently move in the bridge across the moving area.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by rbentnail » Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:32 pm

Rode to N Myrtle Beach,SC. Had a giant club sammich, ate myself into misery and visited with friends for a few. Glad I got the small. Rode home.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hack » Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:34 pm

'Gave it a once over look-see and packed a few items into one pannier in prep for a little three day jaunt... Will pack the rest later tonight.
Heading out in the AM.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by CollingsBob » Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:40 pm

Still flat on my back, alternating between ibuprofen and naproxen for pain. My wife came home this morning and suggested that I go for a ride to B.C when my back is better to make up for not being able to go to CFR2019...
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by wheatonFJR » Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:45 pm

CollingsBob wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:40 pm
Still flat on my back, alternating between ibuprofen and naproxen for pain. My wife came home this morning and suggested that I go for a ride to B.C when my back is better to make up for not being able to go to CFR2019...
Yer obviously all paid up on life insurance. :lol:

Just kidding of course, your wife sounds like a good one.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by CollingsBob » Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:07 pm

I had a great visit today with RossKean (FJRoss) who came and visited with me while he’s in Winnipeg to visit his daughter and her family.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hack » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:52 pm

Rode from Marten River Ontario to home via Manitoulin Island...
'Last day of a three day jaunt.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Cav47 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:35 pm

specs95t wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:31 pm
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We are gonn try and do this tomorrow!
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by jwilly » Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:30 am

I rode the 730 miles from Atlanta to Flatlands (Chicago) yesterday and landed at 0face's house just in time for dinner. He's still an asshole but he has a lovely wife.. And Tyler is here!

Heading to CFO today!
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hppants » Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:02 am

^^^ I'd enjoy weighting a seat at that dinner table, JSNS.....
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Redfish » Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:47 am

I would like to ride somewhere besides back and forth to work.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bungie4 » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:01 am

Redfish wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:47 am
I would like to ride somewhere besides back and forth to work.
Man, now that spring finally arrived, I'm loving riding to work every day! I'm saving about $50/week in gas alone. Rode again today. But I'm with ya, I need to get my ride on.
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Post by gixxerjasen » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:08 am

bungie4 wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:01 am
Redfish wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:47 am
I would like to ride somewhere besides back and forth to work.
Man, now that spring finally arrived, I'm loving riding to work every day! I'm saving about $50/week in gas alone. Rode again today. But I'm with ya, I need to get my ride on.
Haha, spring has arrived. I woke up to an Accuweather alert for Heat Advisory today. Do you know how bad it has to be in Texas for them to issue a heat advisory? :D

Actually not that bad, I think they were just warning us that our unseasonably cool June is over and it'll be 96F with higher humidity than normal (still not comparable to LA or FL though) so summer has almost arrived, triple digit temperatures are right around the corner.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bungie4 » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:42 am

We're only now breaking 70F regularly. Its a veritable heat wave! My freekin' igloo is melting! I'm gonna be homeless.
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