What did you do to your FJR today?

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by fontanaman » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:17 am

The difference tween, PR4 and RS3's is $50/set and more with a Dunlop rebate that is $50 - $75.

Ah shucks now I have turned this into a tire thread.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by CollingsBob » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:07 pm

MRA X-Creen fitted, tested, adjusted, tested some more...this thing works quite well

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by CollingsBob » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:51 pm

Checked tire pressures..rear tire 24lbs..Inspected rear tire (brand new rear tire!)... roofing nail found. Called friendly local m/c shop, getting ANOTHER Pirelli Angel GT “A” spec tire flown in, hopefully to arrive on Monday.

Insert many curse words here, there, everywhere..

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by fontanaman » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:07 pm

CollingsBob wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:51 pm
Checked tire pressures..rear tire 24lbs..Inspected rear tire (brand new rear tire!)... roofing nail found. Called friendly local m/c shop, getting ANOTHER Pirelli Angel GT “A” spec tire flown in, hopefully to arrive on Monday.

Insert many curse words here, there, everywhere..
Dear Sir: Did you have your home re-roofed recently? :shock: Sorry to hear of your new tire is ruined .

Looking forward to meeting you at CRF where you can try my Russell saddle. I love helping other people spend money! Laam saddles are very good too and there will be folks there with Laam saddles like the man known as --G.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by wheatonFJR » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:41 pm

CollingsBob wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:51 pm
Checked tire pressures..rear tire 24lbs..Inspected rear tire (brand new rear tire!)... roofing nail found. Called friendly local m/c shop, getting ANOTHER Pirelli Angel GT “A” spec tire flown in, hopefully to arrive on Monday.

Insert many curse words here, there, everywhere..
Save that brand new tire and plug it.

I've run twisty roads, thousands of miles, and FJR nominal speeds on a double plugged rear tire.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by CollingsBob » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:45 pm

I’ll do that when I get back...I can get a new tire air shipped in on monday..it’s longer than that to get the internal patch kit, and I’m leaving Tuesday am

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by raYzerman » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:33 pm

wheatonFJR wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:41 pm
CollingsBob wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:51 pm
Checked tire pressures..rear tire 24lbs..Inspected rear tire (brand new rear tire!)... roofing nail found. Called friendly local m/c shop, getting ANOTHER Pirelli Angel GT “A” spec tire flown in, hopefully to arrive on Monday.

Insert many curse words here, there, everywhere..
Save that brand new tire and plug it.

I've run twisty roads, thousands of miles, and FJR nominal speeds on a double plugged rear tire.
No, throw it out.. and send it to me for free disposal.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by fontanaman » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:59 pm

Send it to me and I wiil send it to the trash can!
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by CollingsBob » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:57 am

Such ardent recyclers!
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by RacinRay » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:41 am

I mounted a new Roadsmart 3 on the rear. I got about 7,500 miles out of the last one. I also will get a $100 rebate from Dunlop ($75 for purchasing a set and $25 for purchasing a dealer service).

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by BruinFJRguy » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:34 pm

Mounted my wheels with my brand new RS3s installed. Like RacinRay, I am about to send in the rebate for $100. Makes the price for the set $215 mounted and balanced from Chaparral. Nice!

I also stripped off the Seat Concepts I picked up a few months ago. I noticed that the seat cupped my butt better and didn't cause butt pain on long days, but I also noticed that the scoop causes me to arch my back forward in a funny way in the canyons. I also noticed that it's hard, which is part of why it doesn't have such painful pressure points, but also doesn't have much give. Because I keep my suspension rather stiff, the lack of give coupled with my riding position was causing some lower back pain. I switched back to stock for now, which leads me to a different set of complaints, but is all-around probably preferable. I may reinstall the Seat Concepts or it will go for sale soon; it's a good seat, I'm just not sure the improvements justify the compromises for me for the reasons listed.

Went for a quick ride a few miles up Angeles Crest Highway, to take the shine off the RS3s, to re-try the stock seat, and to test some tweaks RaYzerman suggested.

I'm also obsessing about adding to the fleet. This state of mind is perpetual for me. It's unlikely I'll part with the FJR just yet (ever?), but I'd still like to (re)add a Tenere, and maybe a FZ-07 for some of the short-trip ripping around and canyon riding I like to do. Time will tell.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by escapefjrtist » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:25 pm

Oil and filter change and swap to the two-up shock spring. Nakusp and Spearfish are in my sights!

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by fontanaman » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:55 pm

Changed the front brake pads today. Easy peasy. My 09 has 92,000 miles and this was the first pad change. Got the Yamaha pad - a bit pricey but they work well and didn't trash the rotor. Good enough reason for me to buy them again.

Learned Pants will not make it to CFR and Spearfish. Damn shame and I feel for him. This was very sad news. Wishing him a complete recovery.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:26 am

Strapped on the loboo duffels after uncovering it after a week in a hotel parking lot and rode it about 3 hours home.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by wheatonFJR » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:21 am

Put on a rear tire takeoff for next Saturday's twisty ride to the Cherohala. It should last the day...and hopefully another ride after that.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Prestone » Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:08 pm

Waiting patiently for the dealer to replace my es shock that's currently on back order from Japan. This is why you need 2 bikes. Seriously considering a s1000xr

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by FJRoss » Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:21 pm

Prestone wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:08 pm
Waiting patiently for the dealer to replace my es shock that's currently on back order from Japan. This is why you need 2 bikes. Seriously considering a s1000xr
What happened to it? How many miles?

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Prestone » Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:34 pm

Leaking and it's non serviceable. 38k 16 es. There has been a few reports but not many. I'm going to try and get the old shock back

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Post by Full House » Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:39 pm

Installed PIAA Slimline horns
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by FJRoss » Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:54 pm

Prestone wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:34 pm
Leaking and it's non serviceable. 38k 16 es. There has been a few reports but not many. I'm going to try and get the old shock back
According to Partzilla fiche, the whole thing has to be bought as a unit for $2642. Shock not sold separately.

https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/yamah ... suspension

Wouldn't want to do that very often!

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