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#161 rbentnail

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:33 AM

Finally got mine on the road yesterday. The process started in November but I been traveling (mostly business) a lot since then and been gone for the last 5 weeks straight. So, for winter maintenance I:

1. Valve clearance check/reshim- (reshimmed 5 intake valves)

- installed blank air induction plates and gut useless garbage from under tank
- replaced spark plugs
- replaced coolant (actually twice :()
- replaced coolant pipe o-rings

2. Replaced air filter

3. Ground spider check and goop

4. Throttle Body Synch
- replaced blank caps

5. Replaced brake & clutch fluids (speedbleeders!!)

6. Suspension pivots/links cleaned and lubed

7. Replaced engine oil & filter

8. Replaced final drive oil & clean/lube drive shaft universals & splines

9. Helmet locks installed

Had to replace the valve cover seal too b/c I folded a corner upon installation, hence the 2nd coolant replacement. So yesterday I cleaned and waxed all the plastics prior to installing and finally rode the damn thing.
I think sometimes folks are just a little too anal about oils & filters & coolant & specs & spark plugs & torque & batteries & tires & brakes & shift levers & light bulbs & CCTs & cleanliness & stuff.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:28 AM

Got the cover off of it on Saturday and did the spring service. Went for a bit of a ride yesterday and it's 27 degrees this morning but I'm going to ride it to Bend anyway. Hope Mr. Gerbings works or the blood test I need this AM won't work cause it will be frozen. :)
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:29 AM

Installed the 1500ml rinning lights from realtime ind... Holy crap are they bright... will but the 1800ml on the mirrors this week....
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:53 AM

Mah battery's bean turn'in over kinda slow in the morn'in so I got my girl a Shorai. :P
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 01:26 PM

Took the filthy old bitch out and tried to drag the pegs. Lost my balls and froze before I had the chance so I stuffed her back in the garage.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:04 PM

Intsalled a Garmin 220

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:32 PM

Took it in to the dealer for the ground spider recall repair.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:54 PM

Finished with my winter maintenance list yesterday including: valve clearance check, new plugs, change oil and filter, change rear drive fluid, change coolant, clutch and brake fluids, cleaned and re-greased the windshield mechanism, replaced the left mirror, Fenda Extenda, replaced the generator cover, replaced the left saddlebag reflector, cleaned the air filter, re-torqued the engine mount bolts, inspected ground spiders, TBS, added another Powerlet, general chassis lube, checked steering head bearings and saddlebag lock screws.

Today I rode it to Muskegon, MI and back...about 500 miles.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:32 PM

New Clearwater lights installed, holy crap they are bright!

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 04:56 AM

Yesterday I did the Trooper mod and installed tailcones. Deeper sound, not too loud. Definitely glad I did it.
I think sometimes folks are just a little too anal about oils & filters & coolant & specs & spark plugs & torque & batteries & tires & brakes & shift levers & light bulbs & CCTs & cleanliness & stuff.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:11 AM

Today I replaced the frame sliders. The old ones were so sun-faded I couldn't stand it anymore. I went with T-Rex Racing ones this time.

Anyone want the old ones? I'm gonna slap them in the lathe today and see if they clean up at all, worked fair last year.
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:05 AM

Today I replaced the frame sliders. The old ones were so sun-faded I couldn't stand it anymore. I went with T-Rex Racing ones this time.

Anyone want the old ones? I'm gonna slap them in the lathe today and see if they clean up at all, worked fair last year.


Just out of curiosity, what brand were the old ones?

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 03:25 PM

Washed, Waxed and I Installed this.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 03:57 PM

One of the few up sides to living in Alabama is riding weather all year.last week I rode down to Florida and back to a seafood market on the bay.That makes for a fun 720 mile day trip,now Its time for a oil change before heading off to Helen Georga next weekend.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:06 AM


Today I replaced the frame sliders. The old ones were so sun-faded I couldn't stand it anymore. I went with T-Rex Racing ones this time.

Anyone want the old ones? I'm gonna slap them in the lathe today and see if they clean up at all, worked fair last year.


Just out of curiosity, what brand were the old ones?

Beats me, my CMS is getting worse but it's been a long time too. Never been "used", just always been there soaking up the sun.

Anyone want them? The price is right!

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:59 AM

I haven't done anything to my FJR today, but yesterday I did a few things. I picked it up from having the break-in service done. On the way home, I had my first close call in years. A car pulled out from a side street and came very close to side swiping me. It was a good reminder that I'm invisible on the bike even when there is nothing blocking a cager's view. I usually expect any car around me to do the unexpected and have an escape plan ready. Luckily my lapse was without consequence.

When I got home, I installed a Migsel GPS mount that I purchased from the forum member known as Pinscher. Thanks Pincher!
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:24 AM

I hauled ass on my way to work. :yahoo:
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:51 AM

After almost ten years of ownership I was bored so I did some heat Mods. Never had a problem but thought I would see if it made any change.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:46 AM

Hey Ray, Just curious which 'heat mods' you did, and was it worth it?

Also, In Oregon and Minnesota, when will we actually NEED to reduce heat? ;)
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:53 AM

I ordered the following parts for the upcoming Tech Day in Owosso:
  • Fenda Extenda
  • Cal-Sci Tinted Shorty Windscreen
  • Fairing Decal Kit
  • Reflective Decal for rear of saddlebags.
It may have been a mistake to ship them directly to Bust's since he will probably put them up for sale on E-Bay before I have a chance to install them.

I also ordered the new Touratech locking mount for my Garmin Montana 600 GPS but that is for my WR450F and I have the Garmin City Navigator Europe DVD on its way so that I can map out BeemerDon's Extreme Alpine Adventure. If the rest on the folks on this forum want to chip in I will program BeemerDon's GPS to ride him off a cliff.
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