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#1 Go Far

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 10:39 AM

For starters, how about

Ignition switch roadside repair


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Posted 18 December 2008 - 12:21 PM

FJR assistance directory.
"We have done two ignition switch recalls, both of you wanted to do it yourself. The other guy also did a friend of his. You FJR owners sure are a hardcore bunch."
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Posted 18 December 2008 - 12:23 PM


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Posted 18 December 2008 - 12:49 PM

Print the bike's wiring diagram(s) and have them laminated.

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 03:58 PM

Trouble codes [DTC]..Don't know about y'all but I can't remember them.

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 07:05 PM

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 05:47 AM


For starters, how about

Ignition switch roadside repair

<edit>
and......
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Posted 19 December 2008 - 09:18 AM

QUOTE (Fred W @ Dec 18 2008, 01:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Print the bike's wiring diagram(s) and have them laminated.


And where might one get a copy of the wiring diagram to print? Does the Yama Service Manual come with a CD?

and to add to the thread... I consider Registration and Insurance to be essential! tongue.gif

oh, and I always print route maps in case the GPS fails on me (I don't trust my electronics!)
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Posted 19 December 2008 - 12:46 PM

A tire repair kit is nearly essential. You can go with either a pump (mine fits under the seat) or CO2 cartridges for inflation.

You need to supplement the Yamaha tool kit or simply replace it. There are numerous threads on that topic but electrical wire/connectors/tape, zip ties, etc. are useful.

The good news is that the FJR has a ton of room under the seats. Everything I carry goes with me regardless of baggage option.

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 02:14 PM

QUOTE (FJRGuy @ Dec 19 2008, 12:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Fred W @ Dec 18 2008, 01:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Print the bike's wiring diagram(s) and have them laminated.


And where might one get a copy of the wiring diagram to print? Does the Yama Service Manual come with a CD?



No, the paper version of the FSM has no CD included.
rolleyes.gif I have no idea where to get an electronic version of the FSM...

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oh, and I always print route maps in case the GPS fails on me (I don't trust my electronics!)


Great reminder. I am way too trusting of my electronica...

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 07:44 AM

QUOTE (FJRGuy @ Dec 19 2008, 11:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And where might one get a copy of the wiring diagram to print? Does the Yama Service Manual come with a CD?

Fred W already answered your question. I just wanted to add that I know exactly how your feel. It would be nice if the price you paid for your Service manual included a .pdf copy. The ability to search the entire manual... the convenience of having multiple pages open at the same time... portability... A .pdf copy would be nice to have. But be sure to buy the Service Manual from Yamaha before succumbing to the temptation. wink.gif

I like that the Service manual shows the wiring diagram in color !



I'm not a big fan of laminating, but make sure your ink is not water soluble.

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 10:16 AM

I take paper maps when going some place I am not familiar with.
Important phone numbers written down.
Ignition fix diagram and parts (I suffer from CRS syndrome-- can't remember shit). mad.gif

I don't trust anything electronic (my GPS or cell phone) hence the primitive redundancy. dry.gif

FWIT: I also use a pencil rather than pen for that reason-- pencils can be sharpened, and can write on wet paper or in blood if you have need for that last minute roadside Will & Testament. sad.gif

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 10:30 AM

QUOTE (zzzzip @ Dec 20 2008, 12:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I take paper maps when going some place I am not familiar with.
Important phone numbers written down.
Ignition fix diagram and parts (I suffer from CRS syndrome-- can't remember shit). mad.gif

I don't trust anything electronic (my GPS or cell phone) hence the primitive redundancy. dry.gif

FWIT: I also use a pencil rather than pen for that reason-- pencils can be sharpened, and can write on wet paper or in blood if you have need for that last minute roadside Will & Testament. sad.gif

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You've convinced me... dribble.gif

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 10:39 AM

I carry two keys. My everyday key, and a spare in a pocket of my jacket incase I lose my key.

I also have the key code written on the label of my jacket and pants. In addition, the code is in a email to myself.

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 12:13 PM


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Posted 20 February 2009 - 12:36 PM

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 05:09 PM

Scan all your important docs - drivers license, insurance card, registration, passport, Medjet card, motorcycle towing card, etc. Then put all the scans into a PDF and email yourself that PDF. You *do* have web access to your email, don't you? In case you ever need copies of those docs, go to any public internet terminal, read your email, and print it out.

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 05:47 PM

QUOTE (jwhite518 @ Feb 20 2009, 05:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Scan all your important docs - drivers license, insurance card, registration, passport, Medjet card, motorcycle towing card, etc. Then put all the scans into a PDF and email yourself that PDF. You *do* have web access to your email, don't you? In case you ever need copies of those docs, go to any public internet terminal, read your email, and print it out.
Yep, and if you don't have access to a scanner, take some digital pics of the cards/info.
Put on a server, or like jerry said, send info in an email to your self. Also, while you want the info secure, make it easy enough to coach someone over the phone if need be ..if you need info where no internet access or if busy in a rally, stacked-up in a hospital bed etc ...and you need someone to access or cancel credit cards insurance info etc ---you want to have it availabel where you can have someone else access it..

Also, while you need to modify this per region of the country you're in. .....I always have a bailbondsman's info ready .....for example when in the Pacific North West I have this card with me:

can't log miles sitting in jail ....Jail is worse than blown tires, electrical issues etc etc when it comes to screwing up a great ride.

While not nearly as important as the card above ...this is also a good one to have with you ...and have it on your person, NOT in your tankbag, riding jacket etc ...ON *YOU*


and you can get this card made for free here:
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Posted 21 February 2009 - 09:22 AM

QUOTE (Joe2Lmaker @ Dec 20 2008, 09:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (FJRGuy @ Dec 19 2008, 11:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And where might one get a copy of the wiring diagram to print? Does the Yama Service Manual come with a CD?

Fred W already answered your question. I just wanted to add that I know exactly how your feel. It would be nice if the price you paid for your Service manual included a .pdf copy. The ability to search the entire manual... the convenience of having multiple pages open at the same time... portability... A .pdf copy would be nice to have. But be sure to buy the Service Manual from Yamaha before succumbing to the temptation. wink.gif

I like that the Service manual shows the wiring diagram in color !



I'm not a big fan of laminating, but make sure your ink is not water soluble.


I just ride with guys that are a hell-of-a-lot smarter than me...like Joe. tongue.gif
It's so much easier. wink.gif

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 01:26 PM

QUOTE (RenoJohn @ Feb 20 2009, 06:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (jwhite518 @ Feb 20 2009, 05:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Scan all your important docs - drivers license, insurance card, registration, passport, Medjet card, motorcycle towing card, etc. Then put all the scans into a PDF and email yourself that PDF. You *do* have web access to your email, don't you? In case you ever need copies of those docs, go to any public internet terminal, read your email, and print it out.
While not nearly as important as the card above ...this is also a good one to have with you ...and have it on your person, NOT in your tankbag, riding jacket etc ...ON *YOU*


and you can get this card made for free here:
free medical ID card here clicky


I did a spreadsheet Medical ID card, had id laminated at the print shop, and carry it here:


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