Pics of my FJR with Farkles...

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Mikelly, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. Mikelly

    Mikelly Been here awhile

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    So I finally got a Vstream Windscreen, the PCA rack, and a mount for my gps. I also had to do a little maintenance. Oil, filter, and shaft oil, along with adjusting the idle back up to 1100RPMs and setting up the suspension for my weight and riding style...

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    I still need to get the V46 GIVI topcase and sort the heated grips out, but otherwise I'm pretty much done with the mods...For now...

    Mike
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  2. BobRob

    BobRob Pick one

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    Nice. Is that an 09?
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  3. Mikelly

    Mikelly Been here awhile

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    It's an 08... Bought it about 4 weeks ago... Had 4K miles on it when I got it from the previous owner... $8K!!

    Mike
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  4. BobRob

    BobRob Pick one

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    That's an outstanding deal.
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  5. Stratlanta

    Stratlanta Flabby Adventurer

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    GREAT looking bike. I love those FJRs.
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  6. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Screw the bike! What about the Z-car in the background?!

    :ear

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  7. Mikelly

    Mikelly Been here awhile

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    That Zcar is one of many I've been involved with over the years.... Owner has all but abandoned it. It's got a 355 chevy in it with a custom T5 (road race internals) and custom rear diff with quaife LSD. Cromoly rollcage (*not a roll bar, a cage) and custom suspension and brakes... I was storing it indoors for him, but ran out of room and it's been outside since late spring. Real shame because it's such a good looking car...

    Mike
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  8. Wreckchecker

    Wreckchecker Ungeneer to broked stuff.

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    Hey Mike

    Looks nice.

    You might give a 900 rpm idle a try. The lower idle gives no problem with oil pressure, is a lot easier going into gear, and is easier to ride when traffic is at a slow crawl.

    You can always take it back to 1100.
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  9. Mikelly

    Mikelly Been here awhile

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    It had a 900 RPM setting when I bought the bike and it would sometimes stall at stop lights. I plan to get a full service done on the bike over the winter, since it probably was only in the shop for the initial 600 mile service.

    I'll get it checked then, and get fresh plugs... I also plan to swap the pipes and tuner in the spring.
    Mike
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  10. Meltdown

    Meltdown Abort, Retry, Fail?

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    Hmmm...2008 FJR. Looks familiar. :lol3

    The idle should sort itself out after new plugs and possibly synching the throttle bodies. Mine idles perfectly at 900rpm.

    As far as the heated grips and whatnot, if you need some ideas, take a look at "The Severance Project" thread here. I installed the factory heated grips and they work great.

    The only other farkle I'd recommend (since most sane people aren't going to add anywhere near the amount of stuff that I did) is an HID upgrade for the headlights. The FJR's lights are good stock...they are great with a 4300k HID upgrade.
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  11. BigChris99

    BigChris99 Been here awhile

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    Nice FJR...Any pics of the Z car?
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