What did you do to your FJR today?

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bigjohnsd » Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:04 pm

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Yeah. The people that can afford KLIM can afford tickets all damn day...or so ive read.
Don't know, I've never got one................yet.

I guess you'll have to ask Marty or Festar
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by CollingsBob » Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:00 pm

bigjohnsd wrote:
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danh600 wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:22 pm
Dan the Klim Latitude breaks the wind, keeps the water out and vents well enough on hot days that I don't need "rain gear",
I'm always wearing mine.
+1 on Klim Latitude gear..add a layer or two of merino wool underneath for cold weather. Yes, it’s pricey..but it just works
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by gixxerjasen » Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:54 pm

Rode the FJR today. I headed over to Hico Texas to the 15th anniversary of the Two Wheeled Texan's Pie run, right at the place it all started. Someone said they stopped counting at 11:15 when they went inside to eat and we already had 81 bikes there. Good turnout and good food.

I had someone grab me on the way in and asked if I was the guy who knows Doug who has all the tire changing equipment nearby. In fact I do, Doug's the guy I've ridden with for a long time and purchased and sold bikes to and from. Good guy, and yes, he's got a full Coats tire changing setup and a really nice huge shop. Not as big as Turk's but big. Turns out Texas_T, who some of you LD guys might know, had a split in his front tire after riding in from Phoenix for the lunch. He and another guy had already run to procure a tire so I herded cats and led the group back to Doug's house and we got him set up. I led the group, that's it, then I stood around and watched others spin wrenches and change the tire. Good times hanging out in the shop with a bunch of fellow motorcyclists and getting someone back on the road.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hack » Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:41 pm

Ordered on of these... 'For to mount my GPS.

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I have had my GPS mounted to a Ram ball in the orphan mirror mount hole by the clutch reservoir,

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but... Me thinks I'd prefer to have in front and centre.
We'll see how it works...
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Post by gixxerjasen » Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:01 am

That's interesting, I like having my GPS in the middle as well, love my RAM bone.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by El Toro Joe » Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:05 am

Hack wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:41 pm
Ordered on of these... 'For to mount my GPS.

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I have had my GPS mounted to a Ram ball in the orphan mirror mount hole by the clutch reservoir,

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but... Me thinks I'd prefer to have in front and centre.
We'll see how it works...
FYI...you're allowed to take that sticker off of the gas tank. :stickpoke:
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hack » Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:33 am

El Toro Joe wrote:
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FYI...you're allowed to take that sticker off of the gas tank. :stickpoke:


Too much work...!
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg » Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:48 am

Swept around it as I cleaned up the garage. Backordered mirror extenders for it from Twisted Throttle.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by gixxerjasen » Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:59 am

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I had someone grab me on the way in and asked if I was the guy who knows Doug who has all the tire changing equipment nearby. In fact I do, Doug's the guy I've ridden with for a long time and purchased and sold bikes to and from. Good guy, and yes, he's got a full Coats tire changing setup and a really nice huge shop. Not as big as Turk's but big. Turns out Texas_T, who some of you LD guys might know, had a split in his front tire after riding in from Phoenix for the lunch. He and another guy had already run to procure a tire so I herded cats and led the group back to Doug's house and we got him set up. I led the group, that's it, then I stood around and watched others spin wrenches and change the tire. Good times hanging out in the shop with a bunch of fellow motorcyclists and getting someone back on the road.
After lunch, and after his tire change giving him a late start home, he made 468 miles to Van Horn TX where he stopped for the night. His license plate is LDRDR and he certainly earns that plate.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by danh600 » Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:38 pm

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Florida might not be motorcycle mecca. But it's nice in the winter.
Rode yesterday and today.

Not sure what those birds are it was far away.

Maybe swans down for the winter?

They were big!
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by rbentnail » Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:52 pm

danh600 wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:22 pm
Some good posts on heated gear. I hope to live where I need it one day!!

Any of you guys just throw your rain jacket or pants on for warmth? I am thinking that olympia rain jacket might be a good addition to the mesh jacket and layers I use on a cool day.

Almost all the riding I do down here is above the temps you guys turn your heated gear on. So until I make a life change I don't think I need any.
I do this all the time. It's not unusual to see a 10-12*F drop in temp for me on a day ride to higher elevations. The rain gear gives me the perfect temporary outer layer I need.

The other thing someone turned me on to is a golf shop wind shirt under the mesh. Works great without the bulk of other solutions.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by danh600 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:03 pm

Rode Saturday and Sunday. Temps started out in the low 50s went up to the low 60s as the day went on.

Instead of zipping in the liner I just threw on the rain jacket. It worked perfect. Probably a bit too warm if it's in the 70s. But will work fine for most of the cool weather I ride in.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by rgb » Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:54 pm

Rained Saturday. Stayed around the house and whined until I couldn't stand it anymore until I jumped in the car and visited all the man-stores til I was less bummed.

Worked Sunday morning. Dad called and asked if I would return his plane that I borrowed weeks ago. The gall! What good is an airplane if your #1 son can't run the hobbs meter up? I'd let him ride my motorcycles (except that one or maybe that one). He seemed pleased that I filled it up when he dropped me off. Sad to see he and the plane go home. I have always felt that flying or riding motorcycles ranks right at the top of fun things to do.

Today is a good day. 50ish in the morning with a high in the upper 50s. Great day to ride to work, take a long riding lunch and maybe leave early and take the round about way home.
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Post by El Toro Joe » Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:44 pm

Nice...my dad use to let me fly the lawnmower around the yard, when I was a kid...
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Red » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:35 pm

El Toro Joe wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:44 pm
Nice...my dad use to let me fly the lawnmower around the yard, when I was a kid...
El Toro Joe,

Sounds like fun! :lol:

Flying lawnmower . . .

https://youtu.be/kNWfqVWC2KI

. . . 8-)
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by El Toro Joe » Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:17 pm

Red wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:35 pm
El Toro Joe wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:44 pm
Nice...my dad use to let me fly the lawnmower around the yard, when I was a kid...
El Toro Joe,

Sounds like fun! :lol:

Flying lawnmower . . .

https://youtu.be/kNWfqVWC2KI

. . . 8-)
That would have been much more fun...
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by CollingsBob » Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:48 pm

Today is the fifth day in a row that I have rubbed neatsfoot oil into my newly acquired Racer gloves, working them in, slowly stretching them to fit my hands....A new Shoei RF1200 helmet showed up this morning
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Post by gixxerjasen » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:42 pm

CollingsBob wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:48 pm
Today is the fifth day in a row that I have rubbed neatsfoot oil into my newly acquired Racer gloves, working them in, slowly stretching them to fit my hands....A new Shoei RF1200 helmet showed up this morning
Ride an hour in blinding rain, then spend the rest of the day riding in the sun with Redfish and his dad. Worked for my current gloves. After that they fit like a....well, like a glove.
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Post by CollingsBob » Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:25 am

gixxerjasen wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:42 pm


Ride an hour in blinding rain, then spend the rest of the day riding in the sun with Redfish and his dad. Worked for my current gloves. After that they fit like a....well, like a glove

Can I get you to wear them in blinding rain for me?
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Post by BkerChuck » Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:41 am

Rode it to work again. Above average temps here in Central PA. News this morning said this January could break into the top 10 for warmest January on record. I'm not complaining.
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