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Forum: Americas 06-09-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 902
Posted By FJracer
Question I'm with ya on the comfortable bed and hot shower...

I'm with ya on the comfortable bed and hot shower every night. (61 yo).
I just don't know much about the TAT. How serious/difficult do some of the roads get? I'm running an Anakee(?) on the rear of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-09-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 14,639
Posted By FJracer
Junk Yard Dog

........and ate at the Junkyard Dog Steakhouse(recommended).
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-09-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 14,639
Posted By FJracer
Junk Yard Dog

220 miles yesterday from LF thru Maury to Lewis to Perry and back up thru Hickman Co. Best roads(Sport Bike) included Sinking Creek Spur, Airport Rd., Jones Hollow, 438, and Morgan Creek. LOTS of...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 459
Views: 72,365
Posted By FJracer
I don't know where you get your statistics but a...

I don't know where you get your statistics but a quick search brought up this statement by Rider Magazine; "
"Roll-ons are a good measure of how midrange power interacts with gear ratios and...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3,867
Views: 612,233
Posted By FJracer
Question So, is what you're saying no opinions welcomed?...

So, is what you're saying no opinions welcomed? Or just MY opinion(NOT WELCOMED)?
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3,867
Views: 612,233
Posted By FJracer
There are 3 mods I know of, that help the heat...

There are 3 mods I know of, that help the heat issue quite a bit. But I still moved to another Bike in the 90* range. Even my GoldWing with Baker Air Wings is more tolerable above 90.
The 03 is a...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 72,365
Posted By FJracer
Question Handling

For the knee-draggers in the audience; can someone accurately compare the high-speed lean capabilities of these machines? Anyone found aftermarket suspension options for either? I appreciate...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3,867
Views: 612,233
Posted By FJracer
I believe what I said will prove to be true....

I believe what I said will prove to be true. BMWs, Harleys and Ducatis all require Premium fuel.
IF you find that to be "gigging" BMWs then I guess that's your problem.
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,341
Posted By FJracer
VFR vs FJR

As far as I'm concerned you're comparing apples to rocks! A 700 lb shaft-drive TOURER with a chain-drive 450 sportbike. NOT to mention the electronically adjusted windscreen which nobody seems to...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3,867
Views: 612,233
Posted By FJracer
Ducatis BMWs and Harleys. None of which are that...

Ducatis BMWs and Harleys. None of which are that appealing to me.
+1 on 87 Octane as well.
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3,867
Views: 612,233
Posted By FJracer
Thumb nice!

nice!
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 767
Posted By FJracer
As recent purchaser of 04 to replace wrecked...

As recent purchaser of 04 to replace wrecked previous 04 I completely agree. I'm happy with what I got(for way less the $7000) but I see plenty of deals/steals for FJRs every week. Especially for...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 767
Posted By FJracer
Life Lessons

I'm gonna follow this theme. I know you(OP) already decided long ago that you had to have this Bike and you HAD to finance it in order to make that happen. But your methods and logic are...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 987
Views: 154,941
Posted By FJracer
Heard the Video. Thanks. Certainly reminiscent of...

Heard the Video. Thanks. Certainly reminiscent of exhaust sound I've been hearing but muffled comparatively. I'm not sure how acccurate a camera mic can be decibel-wise but I would have to say the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 987
Views: 154,941
Posted By FJracer
Well, I hope for every BMW owners sake that their...

Well, I hope for every BMW owners sake that their quality control is a little better that.
Regarding what I hear with the exhaust, I'm just surprised that a stock exhaust would have that much...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 987
Views: 154,941
Posted By FJracer
I'm sure he'd like to show it to you. Columbia...

I'm sure he'd like to show it to you. Columbia Tenn. Due for 600 mile check-up. Stock exhaust.
He did mention the first time he rode it he wasn't sure about the exhaust(Noise). But I noticed a lot...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 987
Views: 154,941
Posted By FJracer
Well, I was told $22,000 by purchaser. He did get...

Well, I was told $22,000 by purchaser. He did get some options.
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 987
Views: 154,941
Posted By FJracer
Noisy

Just happened upon this thread. Have friend that recently purchased this Bike. Has anyone mentioned the engine and exhaust noise level? He wears earplugs. I on the other hand am incredulous at the...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,264
Posted By FJracer
Link didn't work for me, but I have mesh Olympia...

Link didn't work for me, but I have mesh Olympia with zip-off bottoms as well. The fit is excellent as well as the convenience and beltloops. I was really looking for wind protection without the...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,264
Posted By FJracer
I should have mentioned full-length side zippers...

I should have mentioned full-length side zippers mandatory. Thanks for the suggestions.
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,264
Posted By FJracer
Question Pants you don't sweat in!

I'd appreciate recommendations on textile pants that have some breathability. Have Fieldsheer and First Gear waterproof but they're like sauna when I stop in moderate temps. Have Olympia mesh for...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-06-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 14,639
Posted By FJracer
Thumb Havta agree. A very worthwhile destination. :dg:dg

Havta agree. A very worthwhile destination. :dg:dg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-02-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 14,639
Posted By FJracer
Thumb Yesterday

Yesterday was indeed awesome. At least around middle Tenn.
Virtually no bugs. No sweating with full gear on, and virtually nobody else out on my favorite rural routes.
Lots of deer on the Trace as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,699
Posted By FJracer
Wet Roads: It ain't for everybody!

43 yrs. of street riding here. There are a lot of variables to your question including tire tread and compound, speed and road conditions. But IN GENERAL, I've found most tires to be more adhesive...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,108
Posted By FJracer
Question Caked Mud

Along the same topic; Caked mud on Textile Pants. I usually hose off majority when I get home, but it was too Cold last week and certainly too Cold today. Had some foaming Fabric/Leather Cleaner from...
Forum: Road warriors 12-02-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3,867
Views: 612,233
Posted By FJracer
Same here! 6 years + with an 04. Will replace...

Same here! 6 years + with an 04. Will replace with same at some point.
Forum: Face plant 12-01-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,539
Posted By FJracer
Car Washes

I had no idea, but thanks for the info. I only remember carrying a spare clutch lever on a Trip one time when I had just replaced with Pazzos. You are better prepared than I.
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 430
Views: 73,572
Posted By FJracer
Wink Same for me with 04 on...

Same for me with 04 on mileage..................BEFORE I totaled it. I was going to be perfectly content to replace that 04 with another Gen I BUT, after reading about the latest and greatest(?) I...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,007
Posted By FJracer
Welding Gloves

I use Leather Welding Gloves size 2XL over my insulated riding gloves on a 35-40 commute to work. Kinda risky cause there's not much Brake Control.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-04-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,752
Posted By FJracer
I agree that weather has played a role in the...

I agree that weather has played a role in the higher # of M/C fatalities this year. I was also curious about traffic volume in some of my favorite places to take a Sport/Sport-Touring Bike. N. Ark....
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5,230
Views: 1,237,252
Posted By FJracer
Good point! Be stumped no more; it was 3rd gear.

Good point! Be stumped no more; it was 3rd gear.
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5,230
Views: 1,237,252
Posted By FJracer
Thanks for the advice BUT I don't remember...

Thanks for the advice BUT I don't remember telling anyone that was the original chain. In fact it was reasonably new EK as well as the sprockets. I bought the Bike in Aug. with 22K on it. Previous...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5,230
Views: 1,237,252
Posted By FJracer
Daylight Diagnosis

In the daylight, it turns out, I broke the drive chain. Problem solved..........................kinda! I guess this engine IS "Bulletproof"!!! So powerful it can break a perfectly good chain at...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5,230
Views: 1,237,252
Posted By FJracer
Bluhduh Well that doesn't sound good at all! I thought...

Well that doesn't sound good at all! I thought these Bikes were suppose to be "Bulletproof"!!!
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5,230
Views: 1,237,252
Posted By FJracer
Motor humming along smooth. Just no gear to find...

Motor humming along smooth. Just no gear to find in tranny. I'm thinking maybe a shift rod, 'cause I'm not sure I got a solid downshift into 4th. Seems like it disengaged as I powered up a steep...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5,230
Views: 1,237,252
Posted By FJracer
Question Lost All Power on 09 KLR

Lost All Power going up a hill after downshifting to 4th before the curve and hill. No gears will pull. Did see Neutral Light when down shifting after stopped. Is this the dreaded Doo-Hickey Sydrome?...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-25-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,922
Posted By FJracer
Wicked You MUST be going to a "ruraler" part of Ala....

You MUST be going to a "ruraler" part of Ala. than I've ever seen. Sounds like my kinda place though!
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By FJracer
I have no dampening for the mounts so I guess my...

I have no dampening for the mounts so I guess my Neck will serve as such. I bought a Sport-Vue 360 Camera which seems a little bigger than the Contour. That's why I hoped to mount to Bike. Might...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By FJracer
Question Mounting a Camera on a DRZ SM

Has anyone mounted a Video Cam to the Front Fender of a DRZ-400sm for strictly street riding? I'm curious about the results. Too much vibration? Seems like the perfect viewpoint though.
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,615
Posted By FJracer
Wow! So many decisions. I personally would prefer...

Wow! So many decisions. I personally would prefer the reliability/lower maintenance costs of the KLR. So much that I bought one in fact. IF you haven't been to NM, there are several areas worth the...
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