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Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3,432
Views: 539,613
Posted By harfooz
Looks great from here! Hope you enjoy it as much...

Looks great from here! Hope you enjoy it as much as I have my FJR!

'fooz
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3,432
Views: 539,613
Posted By harfooz
Congratulations! Throw up some photos when you...

Congratulations! Throw up some photos when you get the bike and get out to enjoy it.

Nothing wrong with having two bikes -- except taxes and insurance. :lol3

'fooz
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,290
Posted By harfooz
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,226
Posted By harfooz
A change of bars and seat would likely have...

A change of bars and seat would likely have things dialed in for you. Have you tried anything with the Tall Boy seat on it to move you back and up?

Changing bars isn't easy or cheap, but along...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,866
Posted By harfooz
bdonley: that batwing fairing looks great on...

bdonley: that batwing fairing looks great on there. Details? Has it got some tunes in there?

I saw a "custom" version with side cases that looked like they were off the touring line, paired with...
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1,723
Views: 223,842
Posted By harfooz
Pretty much pegged it right there. ...

Pretty much pegged it right there.

Gunner<=>Judge
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2013, 04:52 AM
Replies: 3,432
Views: 539,613
Posted By harfooz
Throw a set of V-Strom handguards on there and...

Throw a set of V-Strom handguards on there and your "V" Winter Transformation is complete! :evil

I love 'em on mine.
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3,432
Views: 539,613
Posted By harfooz
Those reflective stickers do work well -- but I...

Those reflective stickers do work well -- but I wish they would not look so "brown" in daylight.

One more thing: Research how to put them on with a spray bottle of some soapy water. Mine ended up...
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 3,432
Views: 539,613
Posted By harfooz
Sounds interesting. And also sounds like the...

Sounds interesting.

And also sounds like the bronze with gold metal flake that HD used for the most recent 110th anniversary colors. They looked a lot better in person than the did in the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1,723
Views: 223,842
Posted By harfooz
Take your pick: a) Because it looks bad-@$$....

Take your pick:

a) Because it looks bad-@$$. :lol3

b) You envision this kind of hooliganism as you go the store to pick up a half-gallon of milk:
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2013, 04:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 512
Posted By harfooz
Any Word on Replacement for Yamaha's Royal Star Venture?

Is there any advance word on a replacement for Yamaha's Royal Star Venture?

Thanks,
'fooz
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 3,432
Views: 539,613
Posted By harfooz
Are you seeing any oil around the end of the...

Are you seeing any oil around the end of the exhaust pipe that might help diagnose an exhaust value guide wear problem?

My '05 is not a ticker, so I can't offer first-hand knowledge about the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3,432
Views: 539,613
Posted By harfooz
The FJR is a great bike to commute on. My commute...

The FJR is a great bike to commute on. My commute is 35 minutes non-stop, no traffic, country road, and the FJR (and the SG :evil ) are fine for commuting duties. FJR's got bags, accelerates like...
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3,432
Views: 539,613
Posted By harfooz
I'm in the Rotella full synthetic camp here. ...

I'm in the Rotella full synthetic camp here.

It works.

It's cheaper than the fancy-pants oils.

'fooz
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3,432
Views: 539,613
Posted By harfooz
The security Torx screws that hold the lock onto...

The security Torx screws that hold the lock onto the side cases are the ones that need to be checked out.

'fooz
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3,432
Views: 539,613
Posted By harfooz
The security Torx screws that hold the sidecase...

The security Torx screws that hold the sidecase lock were not LocTite'd from the factory, and they get loose. Real loose, real quick.

The fix (before they all fall out) is to replace the security...
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3,432
Views: 539,613
Posted By harfooz
For that purpose, I'd recommend the '05 simply...

For that purpose, I'd recommend the '05 simply because it's got a cruise control on it. If you're eating up a ton of interstate miles, then you'll appreciate the cruise control, probably more than...
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3,432
Views: 539,613
Posted By harfooz
That's pretty awesome! ABS is the one thing I...

That's pretty awesome! ABS is the one thing I wish mine had. Well...and a cruise control! Heh!

Throw up some photos, for crying out loud!

You've picked up a great -- not just good, but great --...
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3,432
Views: 539,613
Posted By harfooz
I can only speak about the VStream vs. OEM and...

I can only speak about the VStream vs. OEM and it's a tremendous difference. VStream is way better for me in terms of buffeting. In the full-down position, air hits me right on the shield. If I raise...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 33,215
Posted By harfooz
I really enjoy my SG, but I do have to note that...

I really enjoy my SG, but I do have to note that the throttle-by-wire injection has been not been "flawless." The pins on the TB connection behind the air cleaner are subject to fretting and the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3,432
Views: 539,613
Posted By harfooz
Price a pair of OEM side cases first. Since they...

Price a pair of OEM side cases first. Since they are used for multiple years, they should be readily available....but I'm betting they are a bit more than $500.

Ask about exactly why it doesn't...
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 751
Views: 60,944
Posted By harfooz
I completely agree with what you say about the...

I completely agree with what you say about the FLHX in stock form. Add the wind deflectors that attach to the lower edge of the batwing, and swap out the windshield for any one of the hundreds that...
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3,432
Views: 539,613
Posted By harfooz
mxboy96, As you can tell by my sig I'm a...

mxboy96,

As you can tell by my sig I'm a really happy Gen I FJR owner. You'll be way ahead of me on mechanical ability and experience, and this bike is easy to work on for me. But bear in mind...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-26-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 469
Posted By harfooz
Antique Bikes on Main - 2013

(Not sure if this is the right forum to post this.)

Has anybody got any info about the Antique Bikes on Main swap meet that is supposed to be in Chesnee, SC tomorrow (7/27/13)?

The web page,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 3,432
Views: 539,613
Posted By harfooz
See if there is any indication of it being a "B"...

See if there is any indication of it being a "B" rated carcass for heavier loads (as in two-up). I've used both the "B" rated tires and those that are not -- but ride by myself most often -- and...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,237
Posted By harfooz
I wish I still had the bookmark showing the...

I wish I still had the bookmark showing the labor-intensive process of changing the spark plugs on the Concours. It was a major turn-off for me. It seriously looked like a half- to full-day job...
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1,723
Views: 223,842
Posted By harfooz
If it's warranty work, then they probably will...

If it's warranty work, then they probably will make some money...directly from Vic, right? It's still good to hear that they were willing to listen to your problem and try to diagnose it to get it...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1,723
Views: 223,842
Posted By harfooz
No doubt! To the OP: Which dealer is this...

No doubt!

To the OP: Which dealer is this and who is the manager and owner? Time to name some names and give them the opportunity to either air their side of the story here or make things right...
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 44,934
Posted By harfooz
Hmmm...exactly what parts has your buddy been...

Hmmm...exactly what parts has your buddy been waiting on?

'fooz
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3,432
Views: 539,613
Posted By harfooz
I think you'd really like a riser that will kick...

I think you'd really like a riser that will kick out the palm angle a bit. Since you're looking at a Gen II, you'll have different options than I have on my Gen I. I do, however, think you need to...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 3,432
Views: 539,613
Posted By harfooz
blackduchess, a few more quick things: ...

blackduchess, a few more quick things:



I didn't care for the stock windshield, and replaced it with a VStream. The VStream is great when it's in its lowest position, and it's like the "cone...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 3,432
Views: 539,613
Posted By harfooz
You'll hear some people say they are hot. Well,...

You'll hear some people say they are hot. Well, you do have a 145hp engine between your legs, so if it's >100F with 99% humidity and you're stuck in traffic, you're going to get hot. Period. I...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 3,432
Views: 539,613
Posted By harfooz
I've seen some photos (can't find them at the...

I've seen some photos (can't find them at the moment though) of FJR owners who ziptie hardware cloth or screen door material over the air box opening to keep the mice out. If you don't have cats...
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3,432
Views: 539,613
Posted By harfooz
Lube the splines ...

Lube the splines

http://www.fjrtech.net/getdbitem.cfm?item=36

Check the air filter

http://www.fjrtech.net/getdbitem.cfm?item=2

Swap out the plugs for some iridiums
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3,432
Views: 539,613
Posted By harfooz
Even though the Street Glide is getting ridden a...

Even though the Street Glide is getting ridden a lot, I still really enjoy my '05! One twist of the throttle and it makes me realize I'm glad that I've kept it. Mrs. 'Fooz asked me about going for a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3,432
Views: 539,613
Posted By harfooz
:eek1 That'll buff out. Maybe...

:eek1

That'll buff out.



Maybe not.


But seriously, I hope they weren't hurt. Gotta watch those saddlebags!
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2012, 03:49 AM
Replies: 3,432
Views: 539,613
Posted By harfooz
Looks like they might be in the middle of a forum...

Looks like they might be in the middle of a forum upgrade. (Do forum upgrades ever go smoothly??)

'fooz
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,737
Posted By harfooz
You're welcome! Both this site and HDForums can...

You're welcome! Both this site and HDForums can be an important resource.

'fooz
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,737
Posted By harfooz
I'm on both ADV and HDForums. Ads are a non-issue...

I'm on both ADV and HDForums. Ads are a non-issue with AdBlock Plus. I'm using AB+ with Firefox and Google Chrome.

Have you considered using an ad blocker on your browser?

'fooz
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-02-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By harfooz
That looks look like a good route to try. It's...

That looks look like a good route to try. It's been a couple of years since I've been to Rosman. Thank you!

'fooz
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