Voting for the 2022 Calendar Contest is live! Vote here!

What did you do to your FJR today?

Talk about issues and questions specific to the FJR here.
User avatar
Hppants
Contributor
Veteran
Posts: 4033
Joined: Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:22 pm
FJRModel: 2014
x 6583
x 5599

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hppants »

Wrench Day today:

1. Checked valves - all good.
2. New Spark Plugs. The old ones with 29K on them certainly look just fine. Motor is burning clean.

Image

3. Changed engine oil and filter.
4. Changed rear end oil. Yes - I torqued the drain plug!!
5. Installed a little something given to me by someone special

Image

Next front tire change, I'll change the fork oil. At 81K miles, she sure is in good shape!
Last edited by Hppants on Thu Nov 04, 2021 11:19 pm, edited 1 time in total.
bill lumberg and natehawk750 loved this
"I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living. Or get busy dying."
- Andy Dufresne, Shawshank Redemption

Image
User avatar
FJRoss
Veteran
Posts: 1476
Joined: Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:41 pm
FJRModel: 2011 A
Location: Fredericton NB (Canada)
x 368
x 1168

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by FJRoss »

The left bracket on the /img tag of the second image is backwards.

I always love it when I do a valve check with no adjustments needed. Plugs don't look dreadful but clearly need replacement. Electrodes are quite eroded. Insulator on the #2 is significantly darker - wonder if anything is going on? Not horrible, just different.
User avatar
Hppants
Contributor
Veteran
Posts: 4033
Joined: Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:22 pm
FJRModel: 2014
x 6583
x 5599

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hppants »

Thanks for the bracket notice, fixed it.

I see what you are saying re:#2. Not sure - I’m definitely not worried about it. They all gapped at 0.005-0.008 over.
"I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living. Or get busy dying."
- Andy Dufresne, Shawshank Redemption

Image
Canadian FJR
Veteran
Posts: 368
Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:31 am
FJRModel: 2018 FJR-1300ES, 2010 Ural Gear Up, 2003
Yamaha FJR-1300, 2001 Kawasaki KLR-650 (Gone to a new home), 1997 Suzuki TL-1000s (Gone but not forgotten), 1976 Honda 400 Four, 1968 Honda C-50 Step-thru
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
x 24
x 317

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Canadian FJR »

Brought my original 2003 FJR home today.
I figure everyone needs more than one FJR


Canadian FJR
fontanaman loved this
User avatar
FJRoss
Veteran
Posts: 1476
Joined: Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:41 pm
FJRModel: 2011 A
Location: Fredericton NB (Canada)
x 368
x 1168

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by FJRoss »

Canadian FJR wrote: Sat Nov 06, 2021 5:35 pm Brought my original 2003 FJR home today.
I figure everyone needs more than one FJR

Canadian FJR
How many km on it since it went away?
Canadian FJR
Veteran
Posts: 368
Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:31 am
FJRModel: 2018 FJR-1300ES, 2010 Ural Gear Up, 2003
Yamaha FJR-1300, 2001 Kawasaki KLR-650 (Gone to a new home), 1997 Suzuki TL-1000s (Gone but not forgotten), 1976 Honda 400 Four, 1968 Honda C-50 Step-thru
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
x 24
x 317

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Canadian FJR »

Only 7,000
Still has the same rear tire I mounted.

It wasn’t abused but it was neglected.

All cleaned up then time to start some regular maintenance. I sure do like the 5 speed.

Canadian FJR
wheatonFJR loved this
User avatar
FJRoss
Veteran
Posts: 1476
Joined: Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:41 pm
FJRModel: 2011 A
Location: Fredericton NB (Canada)
x 368
x 1168

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by FJRoss »

Canadian FJR wrote: Sat Nov 06, 2021 7:09 pm Only 7,000
Still has the same rear tire I mounted.

It wasn’t abused but it was neglected.

All cleaned up then time to start some regular maintenance. I sure do like the 5 speed.

Canadian FJR
I think you had a little less than I had on my '07 when I sold it - had 295,000 km. I assume you are not swapping out motor (I wondered when you asked about cleaning up an oxidized casting...) Doing anything else with it or just restoring to its former glory? I guess it becomes the hooligan bike and the 2018 gets the nod for long distance trips?
Enjoy!
wheatonFJR loved this
User avatar
raYzerman
Contributor
I post more than I ride
Posts: 6902
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:49 am
FJRModel: 2016 Versys 1000 Titanium Devil, 1999 VFR 800 Bumble Bee
Location: Millgrove, Ontario, CA
x 1881
x 6473

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by raYzerman »

I worked on my former '14 Root Beer today, it came to my shop and got the whole rear suspension pivot servicing, including removing the centerstand..... fun, all bearings and bushings were good, I had greased when the bike was new, except the front upper. Surprised it was in such good shape. Also did an oil and filter change.
N4HHE and wheatonFJR loved this
Keep yer stick on the ice........... (Red Green)
Duct tape can't fix stupid, but it can sure muffle the sound.
User avatar
natehawk750
Contributor
Veteran
Posts: 555
Joined: Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:07 pm
FJRModel: 2015 FJR1300A, 2001 zrx1200r, 2001 XR650R
x 1354
x 1182

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by natehawk750 »

Started installing a set of Clearwater darlas on the forks. Turned on some Metallica and the next thing I knew every electronic accessory was off the bike for reconfiguration and complete rewire clean up.

I should really get this ADHD checked out someday.
extrememarine, Powerman, Bugnatr and 2 others loved this
None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

#69272
User avatar
CollingsBob
Contributor
Veteran
Posts: 1630
Joined: Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:19 pm
FJRModel: 2017 FJR1300ES
1953 “C” Vincent Rapide
Location: Winnipeg
x 3423
x 1495

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by CollingsBob »

+15c…I rode it one last time before winter storage..
User avatar
bill lumberg
Contributor
Veteran
Posts: 2034
Joined: Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:03 pm
FJRModel: 2018ES
x 2812
x 2791
Contact:

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg »

Rode Richard Russell Raceway and Blood mountain. Came close to riding wolf pen gap too. Trying to figure out if I want to make a key west run, or just do back to back days of shredding in the mountains. Or both.

Off Thursday-Sunday this week. Rear tire replacement is due, tire is on the way.
El Toro Joe, fontanaman, natehawk750 and 3 others loved this
2018 FJR1300ES :nhlfight:
User avatar
gixxerjasen
Veteran
Posts: 4111
Joined: Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:50 pm
FJRModel: 2007 Yamaha FJR1300AE
Location: DFW
x 3265
x 5370

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by gixxerjasen »

Mountain road conditions will continue to deteriorate. Key West will continue to be awesome through the winter. Ride mountains now, KW later.
bill lumberg and fontanaman loved this
My Blog
Current Bikes:2007 Yamaha FJR1300AE | 2016 Suzuki GSX-S1000 | 1998 KTM 250 EXC | 2001 Suzuki DRZ-400E
Family Bikes: 2006 Honda CRF70F

I'm here to serve as an example of what NOT to do.
User avatar
El Toro Joe
Contributor
Veteran
Posts: 3512
Joined: Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:22 pm
FJRModel: 2016ES
Location: North Coast of Ohio
x 4516
x 1839

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by El Toro Joe »

Took 4 hrs of PTO and went out for a little two wheeled therapy yesterday...70 degrees and sunny...150 miles. It was a good afternoon
gixxerjasen, BikerGeek, Bugnatr and 6 others loved this
"RIP Petey"
User avatar
bill lumberg
Contributor
Veteran
Posts: 2034
Joined: Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:03 pm
FJRModel: 2018ES
x 2812
x 2791
Contact:

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg »

Today, tires (if FedEx decides to work today). I’m going to zero out my trip meter and see what I can get done Friday-Saturday.
Hppants, wheatonFJR, and El Toro Joe loved this
2018 FJR1300ES :nhlfight:
User avatar
gixxerjasen
Veteran
Posts: 4111
Joined: Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:50 pm
FJRModel: 2007 Yamaha FJR1300AE
Location: DFW
x 3265
x 5370

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by gixxerjasen »

bill lumberg wrote: Thu Nov 11, 2021 8:31 am Today, tires (if FedEx decides to work today). I’m going to zero out my trip meter and see what I can get done Friday-Saturday.
So you are ordering new tires on Sunday? :D
My Blog
Current Bikes:2007 Yamaha FJR1300AE | 2016 Suzuki GSX-S1000 | 1998 KTM 250 EXC | 2001 Suzuki DRZ-400E
Family Bikes: 2006 Honda CRF70F

I'm here to serve as an example of what NOT to do.
User avatar
bill lumberg
Contributor
Veteran
Posts: 2034
Joined: Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:03 pm
FJRModel: 2018ES
x 2812
x 2791
Contact:

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg »

Confirmed front wheel is bent. Only manifests at around 30mph. So I’m in the market for another front wheel or another bike. I can get this one fixed, but wouldn’t go through the hassle unless I’ve got something to run in the mean time.
2018 FJR1300ES :nhlfight:
User avatar
wheatonFJR
Contributor
I post more than I ride
Posts: 14973
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:10 pm
FJRModel: 2013
Location: Travelers Rest
x 26643
x 11285

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by wheatonFJR »

bill lumberg wrote: Thu Nov 11, 2021 9:41 am Confirmed front wheel is bent. Only manifests at around 30mph. So I’m in the market for another front wheel or another bike. I can get this one fixed, but wouldn’t go through the hassle unless I’ve got something to run in the mean time.
Crap.

I'm guessing that this will still not slow you down to wheaton speeds.
“There’s no better therapy than a ride.” -petey

There are some awfully good people here at FJRiders!
User avatar
raYzerman
Contributor
I post more than I ride
Posts: 6902
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:49 am
FJRModel: 2016 Versys 1000 Titanium Devil, 1999 VFR 800 Bumble Bee
Location: Millgrove, Ontario, CA
x 1881
x 6473

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by raYzerman »

Do you know how it got bent? I would confirm the radial and axial runout on the bare wheel by putting it on a balancer and turning it while using a dial indicator. A slight bend on one outer rim shouldn't hurt much, both rims bent another story. If not a problem at higher speeds then perhaps not as bad as you think. But you don't know until you get a dial indicator on it.

I would get it straightened.... I'd think if pre-arranged a shop could straighten that up in short order to minimize downtime. Spare wheels rarely come up for sale, and new ones are kinda spendy once you add up all the bearings, etc. you need.
Keep yer stick on the ice........... (Red Green)
Duct tape can't fix stupid, but it can sure muffle the sound.
User avatar
griff
Veteran
Posts: 665
Joined: Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:42 pm
FJRModel: 2014 ES
Location: Greer, SC
x 191
x 626

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by griff »

Bill - get it straightened at that place in Hotlanta that Jwilly uses. He bends them all the time.
bill lumberg loved this
Image
User avatar
bill lumberg
Contributor
Veteran
Posts: 2034
Joined: Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:03 pm
FJRModel: 2018ES
x 2812
x 2791
Contact:

Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg »

I will eventually. I just spend most of my discretionary time riding. So I’ll have to find a time. Meanwhile, the bent wheel will be traveling in the mountains with Wheaton this Saturday.

Spent an hour at the dealer today. Discussing with them how much they loved the 21 in their showroom and how much I love my 18. While negotiations were not fruitful, I may have that discussion again in a month or two to see if either of us feel differently then…
BikerGeek, wheatonFJR, Deagle10 and 1 others loved this
2018 FJR1300ES :nhlfight:
Post Reply