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Forum: Road warriors Today, 12:56 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 11,324
Posted By Sun Ray
FJR, fo' sure. It's powerful without having to be...

FJR, fo' sure. It's powerful without having to be a 1600cc gas guzzling over engineered german bike. Easy to get it fixed anywhere in the US, and John Ryan was able to complete the trip from...
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1,570
Views: 212,788
Posted By Sun Ray
205 But, he is a very respected member of...

205

But, he is a very respected member of the french motorcycling community and a writer for a motorcycling magazine.

Here a spoof of it, where he stars.
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Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 05-26-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,660
Posted By Sun Ray
Sucky! I'm sick of people not properly securing...

Sucky! I'm sick of people not properly securing their loads! Is it that hard? I saw some asshole pull out of home depot with a ply wood sheet tied in the middle by one rope. I followed him to...
Forum: Americas 05-19-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By Sun Ray
Nah, flat boring corn fields for miles and miles...

Nah, flat boring corn fields for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles...

You think your bike can handle that many miles? :lol3
Forum: Beasts 05-19-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,091
Posted By Sun Ray
Pics or GTFO! :evil

Pics or GTFO! :evil
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3,786
Views: 595,317
Posted By Sun Ray
Am I the only one that finds these Russell seats...

Am I the only one that finds these Russell seats ugly on the FJR? I suppose I need to evaluate my taste, since I also think the Mona Lisa is hideous. :evil
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3,786
Views: 595,317
Posted By Sun Ray
Yes, nothing to worry about. You'll also...

Yes, nothing to worry about.

You'll also find that sometimes, while shifting from neutral to 1st it will not engage, just move or push the bike forward and it will engage. All bikes have their...
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 1,570
Views: 212,788
Posted By Sun Ray
We saw you in the campground in Humboldt State...

We saw you in the campground in Humboldt State Park, we had the corner spot with the Gianourmous Kelty tent and the Honda Ridgeline. I was admiring that Trophy! Cool! Beautiful up there!
Sorry...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 3,786
Views: 595,317
Posted By Sun Ray
My gas mileage is fine, around 40-48 mpg except...

My gas mileage is fine, around 40-48 mpg except when I get a little spirited in town, or the twisties, then It usually plummets to 38-40 mpg. I'll take it in soon.

Thanks for the information. :D
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3,786
Views: 595,317
Posted By Sun Ray
I only smell it when it is running. Yes, I did...

I only smell it when it is running. Yes, I did change my spark plugs, but I noticed that ever since I bought it and assumed that it might be normal for the FJR. It's not super strong but it is...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3,786
Views: 595,317
Posted By Sun Ray
Fuel fume smell?

Could anyone confirm that the fuel smell on the FJR (2012) is normal? I keep smelling fumes, and although I don't see or feel anything wrong with the bike I feel it's running a little "rich."
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3,786
Views: 595,317
Posted By Sun Ray
Ok. I'll look up Gary's stiffy, err…:norton ...

Ok. I'll look up Gary's stiffy, err…:norton

Just joined FJRiders Handle: Sun FJRay
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3,786
Views: 595,317
Posted By Sun Ray
:lol3 No seriously, what is a "stiffy" from...

:lol3

No seriously, what is a "stiffy" from Gary??? :confused
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3,786
Views: 595,317
Posted By Sun Ray
Center stand: Make sure you don't use the...

Center stand: Make sure you don't use the passenger rail, you might crack the subframe in the long run! ( At least I was led to believe this.) And don't put more than 10 lbs on the rear rack or...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3,786
Views: 595,317
Posted By Sun Ray
Pff! They only sell 86 for regular here in the...

Pff! They only sell 86 for regular here in the Land of Entrapment. So I put 88 in it. :norton:D
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 03-18-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11,683
Views: 1,456,454
Posted By Sun Ray
:rofl Seems like KTM bikes are very durable....

:rofl

Seems like KTM bikes are very durable. :clap
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 03-18-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11,683
Views: 1,456,454
Posted By Sun Ray
I hope that 9k is what they were trying to...

I hope that 9k is what they were trying to convey. :rofl

Still, if it is 9000k I want to pay him/her a visit and ask this person about the adventures! Although I suppose 8000-10,000 miles a year...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 03-17-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 11,683
Views: 1,456,454
Posted By Sun Ray
If I had the money I would...

http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/mcy/4377746747.html

I've been looking for something like that, but don't have the cash… yet.

I think it's a decent deal, waddya inmates think? :evil
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3,786
Views: 595,317
Posted By Sun Ray
Linky? :evil

Linky?
:evil
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3,786
Views: 595,317
Posted By Sun Ray
Congratz! I did the same kind of logic run down...

Congratz! I did the same kind of logic run down before I got my 2012. Except now I want a small dual sport or endure bike. :baldy
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 3,786
Views: 595,317
Posted By Sun Ray
Cool. Added to my reading list. Wished I had...

Cool. Added to my reading list. Wished I had seen this earlier, because now I'll probably wake up at 3 am to read it. I have "monkey brain." :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3,786
Views: 595,317
Posted By Sun Ray
I'm doing my own maintenance now, it's a lot of...

I'm doing my own maintenance now, it's a lot of fun, and IMHO much cheaper. I also feel more connected to the bike, which might just be a psychological thing. I'm about to try measuring and adjusting...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,216
Posted By Sun Ray
I'd have fun with either! Congrats on an awesome...

I'd have fun with either! Congrats on an awesome bike! :clap
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3,786
Views: 595,317
Posted By Sun Ray
Thanks for the info inmates, I figured as much. ...

Thanks for the info inmates, I figured as much. I came from the Ducati/Triumph school where the dealers told me to always use premium. I'll switch. :deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,610
Posted By Sun Ray
Pretty comfortably, I must admit. But as the...

Pretty comfortably, I must admit. But as the hours of riding increase you're going to get uncomfortable, no matter the bike or the seat. I've had all kinds of solutions, but the answers was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 104,987
Posted By Sun Ray
"Auspicious events favor the left Inauspicious...

"Auspicious events favor the left
Inauspicious events favor the right
The lieutenant general is positioned to the left
The major general is positioned to the right
We say that they are treated as...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3,786
Views: 595,317
Posted By Sun Ray
Probably 205'ed but: I've been running high...

Probably 205'ed but: I've been running high grade fuel this whole time, and I feel like I'm wasting money on that; that perhaps the 86 octane is probably just fine. Should I just forgo the 91...
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3,786
Views: 595,317
Posted By Sun Ray
Check this guy's blog! A cool adventurer, with...

Check this guy's blog! A cool adventurer, with neat photography and I'll let you guess what kind of ride he has. :D

http://www.intotheblueagain.com/page/23
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,476
Posted By Sun Ray
Meh. Had a Monster 800, became lackluster after a...

Meh. Had a Monster 800, became lackluster after a year and I got rid of it.
Had a 749, and stopped riding it. In my opinion, the Cats could be considered the Italian Buell.
They run choppy and...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3,786
Views: 595,317
Posted By Sun Ray
So my dealership's head mechanic told me to get a...

So my dealership's head mechanic told me to get a Snap-on socket (thinner wall :nod)
and then proceeded to tell me that I could grind the case around the bolt to make the socket fit better. :eek1 ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,440
Posted By Sun Ray
Sometimes yes, most times, no. But you did...

Sometimes yes, most times, no. But you did awesome for that particular situation. :clap
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3,786
Views: 595,317
Posted By Sun Ray
Ok, do I find the Wobble tool in Sears? I'm...

Ok, do I find the Wobble tool in Sears? I'm going to go to the dealership for some extra bit of advice on this and Sears is only 2 blocks away. Plus I'm test riding the new Super-T. :D Maybe trade...
Forum: Americas 02-24-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 24,046
Views: 1,843,689
Posted By Sun Ray
May be 205… But I don't have the time to go thru...

May be 205… But I don't have the time to go thru a bunch of posts.

http://howsafeismexico.com/compare_mexico_us_cities.html

Food for thought.
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3,786
Views: 595,317
Posted By Sun Ray
If you mean the extension that has a 4 way mobile...

If you mean the extension that has a 4 way mobile joint, I have that. Didn't work. Perhaps I should take the rear wheel off and try again.
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3,786
Views: 595,317
Posted By Sun Ray
Thanks. I agree with this. I'm not really all...

Thanks. I agree with this. I'm not really all that worried about it. It's just damm hard to get in that space, and I don't feel like removing the wheel again.

Thanks for the advice. I will...
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3,786
Views: 595,317
Posted By Sun Ray
Tech question: I've been wrenching on the FJR...

Tech question: I've been wrenching on the FJR (2012) and I greased my spline on the final drive, but…

The acorn nuts are driving me nuts! :baldy They're seated right against the case and hard to...
Forum: The Garage 02-18-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1,310
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 278,998
Posted By Sun Ray
Don't forget to put on the crush washer on your...

Don't forget to put on the crush washer on your oil drain bolt before you park the bike on your nice brick porch! Those stains are hard to get out. :baldy
Forum: The Garage 02-17-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 233,713
Posted By Sun Ray
On my FJR1300, new spark plugs, oil change, final...

On my FJR1300, new spark plugs, oil change, final gear oil change and greased splines on shaft, mounted and balanced rear tire. My first time, because I hate giving my money to the stealership....
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3,786
Views: 595,317
Posted By Sun Ray
Which mount is that? Is it this one? ...

Which mount is that? Is it this one?

http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-1300-Replacement-Stem-Mount/dp/B00HNFRI6Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1392184377&sr=8-1&keywords=gps+mount+for+FJR1300
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,002
Posted By Sun Ray
First corner and some thought and maybe a change in my aspirations.

I should have taken more pictures, but seeing as I was under a time constraint I was seriously limited.

If you want a great Chile Relleno stop in Tonopah AZ. Rumors have it that they have hot...
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