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.

On my way back to the garage to adjust the handlebars now.

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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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