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Old 01-16-2012, 05:00 PM   #1336
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Your shop? .....Hell, my kitchen aint that clean!

Nice lookin' Feej!

I reworked the shop as I now call it a couple of years ago.
My Dad built it years ago and never really finished it off, we just used it for storage. I could never convince him while he was alive to fix it into our motorcycle playhouse.

After he passed away I decided to do it.
with a lot of help from friends we gutted it back to the studs, added more wiring, insulated sheetrocked, painted added gas heat and a wall a/c unit.
24x30 with a 9ft. ceiling. pull down ladder for attic storage too.

I love it, my own place for working on my toys.
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:13 PM   #1337
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I reworked the shop as I now call it a couple of years ago.


What is the floor? I am considering something like that or epoxy.....
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:20 PM   #1338
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:37 AM   #1339
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What is the floor? I am considering something like that or epoxy.....
+1 on what the flooring is??
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:00 AM   #1340
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Paul, I traded it in on a 2011 Kawasaki Ninja 1000. It is everything I'd want from a shorter wheelbase sport touring bike with a lean more towards sport than touring. The FJR was heavier towards touring.

This gets you a better idea of what it is, as it gets confused with the ZX10R, which is a Supersport.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP-NFKua0EU

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Very nice, thanks for the link and...... enjoy your new ride!!

Looks to be a good touring platform with the Givi V35 panniers!!!

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Old 01-17-2012, 05:32 PM   #1341
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What is the floor? I am considering something like that or epoxy.....

It's GarageDeck that I bought from bigfloors.com.
made by the same people who make Racedeck.
it's $2.00 a square and you can get it in several different colors.

I decided I didn't want to hassle with cleaning and doing the epoxy thing.
good epoxy isn't cheap either. with this stuff if you mess up a tile you can just pry it up and replace it.

If you are going to be doing welding or or using a torch I wouldn't recommend it, I think the hot sparks would mess it up.
Hasn't marked or dented under kickstands or centerstands.

Cleans up easy with a bucket and a mop.
makes it easier to see anything you might drop and seems to reflect more light. Also seems to be nicer to stand on than concrete for extended periods.

Only con I can really think of is it makes a slight clacking noise when you walk on it, doesn't bother me.
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Old 01-22-2012, 06:07 PM   #1342
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Old 01-23-2012, 11:17 AM   #1343
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Couple of ? For a new fjr owner

Picked up a real nice 07 fjr 1300 ae, I noticed the temp gauge is usually at half, but if you sit for a few min, (5) the temp goes up on the gauge. Is that normal? Also the handling is a little different than what I'm used to on my fz1 , I mean as u lean in on a corner it acts like a gyro motion of a bike wheel as you spin it and hold the axel. It wants to rite itself. Tire pressure on spot and no flat spot center ridge. This might be normal, any thoughts?

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Old 01-23-2012, 11:29 AM   #1344
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Picked up a real nice 07 fjr 1300 ae, I noticed the temp gauge is usually at half, but if you sit for a few min, (5) the temp goes up on the gauge. Is that normal? Also the handling is a little different than what I'm used to on my fz1 , I mean as u lean in on a corner it acts like a gyro motion of a bike wheel as you spin it and hold the axel. It wants to rite itself. Tire pressure on spot and no flat spot center ridge. This might be normal, any thoughts?

Thanks
What type of tires are on the bike and the associated air pressure?

My 2010 was like that with stock tires using spec air pressure, however after switching to Michelin PIlot 2's everything improved dramatically.
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Old 01-23-2012, 02:10 PM   #1345
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What type of tires are on the bike and the associated air pressure?

My 2010 was like that with stock tires using spec air pressure, however after switching to Michelin PIlot 2's everything improved dramatically.
Tire pressure is 38 front and rear, tires are Michelin pilot road 2 for f&r
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Old 01-23-2012, 02:24 PM   #1346
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Tire pressure is 38 front and rear, tires are Michelin pilot road 2 for f&r
I typically run 42psi in the rear tire and 40psi in the front. I can't speak for others, but I can feel a significant difference in the handling when it gets as little as 2psi below those figures.

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Old 01-23-2012, 03:08 PM   #1347
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I typically run 42psi in the rear tire and 40psi in the front. I can't speak for others, but I can feel a significant difference in the handling when it gets as little as 2psi below those figures.

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Might learn how to adjust your suspension too, assuming you haven't touched it. Sounds a little mushy to me.
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:19 PM   #1348
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I typically run 42psi in the rear tire and 40psi in the front. I can't speak for others, but I can feel a significant difference in the handling when it gets as little as 2psi below those figures.

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Big difference, I run 42R/39F
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:39 PM   #1349
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I am running rear on soft and front 8 clicks from full soft, I'll have to mess with it and pressures
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:56 PM   #1350
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Tire pressures on the big girl are super important. Any significant drop of more than 2 psi will make her want to sit up in the corners. The PR2's also really help. I switched from Metzlers last year and improved handling ever since the switxh.
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Might learn how to adjust your suspension too, assuming you haven't touched it. Sounds a little mushy to me.
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