What the heck is a "build thread"

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What the heck is a "build thread"

Post by extrememarine » Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:06 pm

Well? What the heck is this?

I've seen / done this on other sites. It is a thread that tracks the evolution of your bike (in this case) from a showroom virgin (or new to you) to it's current state. It all starts so innocently - those reflective decals look neat. I like those grips. Next thing you know, there's a box from Givi and Ohlin's sitting on the front porch...

Let's see 'em - where you started, where you're at, and where's it's heading.

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Re: What the heck is a "build thread"

Post by blrfjr » Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:19 pm

Would something like this belong in a build thread?

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Or maybe this one

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Re: What the heck is a "build thread"

Post by beemerdons » Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:42 pm

In 1939 der Wehrmacht completed this unique "build", messenger pigeons on the way to Warsaw, Poland!

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Re: What the heck is a "build thread"

Post by beemerdons » Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:46 pm

Here is an interesting "build thread" on how Bustanut joker constructed his Menstrual Cycle! JSNS!

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Re: What the heck is a "build thread"

Post by wheatonFJR » Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:36 pm

extrememarine wrote:Well? What the heck is this?

I've seen / done this on other sites. It is a thread that tracks the evolution of your bike (in this case) from a showroom virgin (or new to you) to it's current state. It all starts so innocently - those reflective decals look neat. I like those grips. Next thing you know, there's a box from Givi and Ohlin's sitting on the front porch...

Let's see 'em - where you started, where you're at, and where's it's heading.

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I think we've figured out where this thread is heading. ;)
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Re: What the heck is a "build thread"

Post by fontanaman » Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:49 pm

Ok I will bite. Here are the farkles on my FJR:

Throttle Rocker
Cee Bailey's Light Grey Reverse Contour Flip Up Windscreen 4 higher and 4 wider than stock. Windshield removal instructions.
Bags-Connection City Quick-Lock Tankbag
Givi SR357 Topcase Rack with a Givi G46 Topcase
Heli Bars
Tankslapper Total Protection Kit
Invisible Mask Paint Protection bulk film to cover the places not covered by Tankslapper Kit.
Russell Day-Long Seat the best mod on my motorcycle. Before this mod the FJR was something of a novelty as I could only ride 150 miles/day. Now 600+ miles is no problem.
FZ1 mirrors part numbers 5LV-26280-00-00 and 5LV-26290-00-00. The stock mirrors are not wide enough and and I quickly tired of the "chicken wing thing".
PIAA Slim Line Sports Horn Kit a 400hz and 500hz horn. They are loud - much better than the stock horns which sound like the road runner with laryngitis.
Cox Radiator guard - the stock guard one allows small stone to pass such as those found on recently chip sealed roads.
Hyper-Lite Red Running Lamp
Kisan Electronics trailBlazer flashing brake lamps.
Garauld's Refreshment System allows you to drink water without a Camelback.
GP Suspension in front with a Penske shock in the rear. Awesome. Those who live in the Pac Northwest can get this done at KFG Racing in Auburn Wa.
Clearwater Voltage Sentry to monitor battery and alternator performance..


I do like Don's response - that is funny!

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Re: What the heck is a "build thread"

Post by gggGary » Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:22 pm

OK I'll play
Bought an 04 with 44K in late November, rode it 150 miles before it went in the garage on the lift. I often buy a gentleman's express in the fall for a "light" winter project, HAH! While looking at a pic of it I had posted to a forum I saw a dented front rim. So it began.
bought a good used rim from Iggy. while pulling the front wheel I found where the PO had cleaned up the evidence of a leaky fork seal pretty good. So ordered fork seals and bushings. Fork tubes checked out straight, whew, then found the RH caliper dust seals had swelled from the fork oil leak and were sticking out. So new caliper kits and pads ordered. Fork bushings and seals in, brake calipers rebuilt. Found the steering bearings were notchy. looks like water had gotten in, races were corroded. All-balls tapered bearing and seals in. Got a touring windscreen, handle bar extenders and a like new stock seat from an ebay ad. Bought a bakup drivers backrest and with some fiddling to make it fit "right" have that on. grabbed and installed FZ1 mirrors while the forks were out. put in LED headlights, also while forks were off. Added a tender connection to the battery. Swapped the tire over to the new wheel. Still need to set up switched power and brackets for cell phone/tablet GPS. Looking and thinking about luggage capacity, cause I like to MC camp, wife won't be along on a planned solar eclipse trip to Wyoming next August. Cruise is on the wish list also.

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Re: What the heck is a "build thread"

Post by specs95t » Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:10 pm

What LED headlamp bulbs did you go with and how do you like them?


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Re: What the heck is a "build thread"

Post by gggGary » Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:40 pm

LEDs are Broview S5 I had installed one on my Royal Star venture and liked it a lot, put about 4,000 miles on it. I did a video showing a-b with the led on one side the halogen on the other.



So far just the shop wall on the FJR.

I found I had to lower the headlight aim with the LED bulb compared to the halogen to achieve the same "cut off" line.
White backed signs are REAL bright/glarish in the LED high beam. That's about the only downside so far. These bulbs have a better diffusion above the cut off on low beam. HIDs I have used tended to make the cut off TOO sharp, nothing but black above it.

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Re: What the heck is a "build thread"

Post by DesertFJr » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:29 pm

Wayne, I'll bite...my son and I "built" the new FJ-09 I bought in October 2015 for him to ride. We ordered quite the pile of farkles...and then over 2 days in February of 2016 we set to installing them...the pics follow...

The patient is prepped for surgery...
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The pile of goodies...
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Disassembled for Cruise Control install...
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The patch harness...
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The tight spot...
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Aftermarket cruise control with factory controls...
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More of the CC harness...
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The boy at work...
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Testing the new lighting...
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Wheel striping...
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Finished...after 2 days of hard work...
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I think I have some pics out of order...but you get the gist...making pretty good just right for yourself...
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Re: What the heck is a "build thread"

Post by wheatonFJR » Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:29 am

:bowdown:
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Re: What the heck is a "build thread"

Post by Cav47 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:59 am

Very nice DesertFJr.
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Re: What the heck is a "build thread"

Post by raYzerman » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:26 am

Very nice. Curious what cruise did you use and what controls?
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Re: What the heck is a "build thread"

Post by DesertFJr » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:50 am

That is an MCCruise unit from the Aussie guys. They built a interface harness to allow me to use the SuperTen switch set without chopping up the factory harness. Everything was plug and play. I went to far as to source OEM connectors and the proper crimping tool so I could use OEM connectors on all of the other electrical farkles I added. GPS, LED signals, Pro-Oiler GPS controlled oiler, etc. all are connected with OEM style connectors. I can unplug everything we added and have it back to stock in about an hour.
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Re: What the heck is a "build thread"

Post by raYzerman » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:36 pm

Thanks, and wow, you did a lot of homework.......
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Re: What the heck is a "build thread"

Post by NTXFJR » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:07 pm

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Re: What the heck is a "build thread"

Post by gixxerjasen » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:16 am

NTXFJR wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:07 pm
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You sir win the worst thread Resurrection ever award.

Although, it did allow me to see that sweet FJ09.
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Re: What the heck is a "build thread"

Post by wheatonFJR » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:24 am

gixxerjasen wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:16 am
NTXFJR wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:07 pm
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You sir win the worst thread Resurrection ever award.

Although, it did allow me to see that sweet FJ09.
I'd say he said more in those 3 dots than you did. Thread resurrections are good. In what way can they ever be bad?

Explain.
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Re: What the heck is a "build thread"

Post by gixxerjasen » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:29 am

wheatonFJR wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:24 am
gixxerjasen wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:16 am
NTXFJR wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:07 pm
...
You sir win the worst thread Resurrection ever award.

Although, it did allow me to see that sweet FJ09.
I'd say he said more in those 3 dots than you did. Thread resurrections are good. In what way can they ever be bad?

Explain.
Someone could resurrect a Redfish thread that's not about Pop.
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Re: What the heck is a "build thread"

Post by extrememarine » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:20 pm

Excellent post - in fact, it deserves it's own thread - maybe a "FJ-09 eye candy" thread, I know there is at least one other floating around there (** cough ** Lee **cough).
DesertFJr wrote:
Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:29 pm
Wayne, I'll bite...my son and I "built" the new FJ-09 I bought in October 2015 for him to ride. We ordered quite the pile of farkles...and then over 2 days in February of 2016 we set to installing them...the pics follow...

The patient is prepped for surgery...
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I think I have some pics out of order...but you get the gist...making pretty good just right for yourself...
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