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  1. an-guy

    Incriments On The Fjr Temp Gauge

    Hey, let's revive this old as hell thread for a second time. I want to know a specific ballpark of what temperature my Gen 2 is running at. I've been riding below 30 the last few days and occasionally the bike does not hold the usual 4 out of 10 bars and sits at three. I've even seen it take...
  2. an-guy

    More RPM vs speedo but different...maybe

    I will definitely agree on the hearing part and add that wind protection (like the giant windshields you can get) are a major part of why I bought an FJR. My commute is 3 hours one way, so 6 hours a week. On my VFR by the time I got to work or home my ears were ringing pretty bad. On the FJR...
  3. an-guy

    More RPM vs speedo but different...maybe

    I was like this when I first started riding. But right now because the way I've chosen to set up my life, the minimum I spend on the bike every week is about 8 hours. The most is about 40. The whole "feeling the wind on you" and the floating sensation and all that is very nice, and one of the...
  4. an-guy

    More RPM vs speedo but different...maybe

    That is awesome! I just got a CD player the other day and I swear it's the coolest f--king way I've ever listened to music. It's got a giant clear top case so you can watch the CD spin. Again, flashy lights oooo lol Compared to my VFR800, I have 1000% gotten used to the creature comforts of the...
  5. an-guy

    More RPM vs speedo but different...maybe

    Well, I am a younger person but on an old as fuck internet forum, not reddit/faceballs/tiktok/whatever people use now. Chances are pretty good I'm not on any more social media than you are... I feel like if ACC did that, whoever designed it would be sued.
  6. an-guy

    More RPM vs speedo but different...maybe

    No music??? Calls I understand. I don't get hardly any so it's usually someone trying to meet up with us or something. I just have a cardo packtalk bold. I've done the earbud thing before and it's terrible. These are speakers that go in your helmet and double as also allowing you and your...
  7. an-guy

    More RPM vs speedo but different...maybe

    Well I'm in my 20s so naturally we youngins have to have all the flashy lights. Seriously though lol. For me it's the navigation, the cruise control (and active cruise control at that, no more of only one guy in the group can use CC) Phone connectivity where you can change music with the...
  8. an-guy

    More RPM vs speedo but different...maybe

    FJR wins in speed, handling, power, and cost of ownership. BMW wins in comfort and technology. The newest FJR looks like a toy compared to any late model R1250RT in the technology department. Haven't changed in 10 years now... Not everyone wants that, but I will someday when I have the money...
  9. an-guy

    E15 / Unleaded 88 in 2008 FJR1300

    Wow..... We have very very different experiences. I definitely hope your vehicles are always reliable. But if you asked me to name the like 5 least reliable vehicles, I'd name each of those vehicles. Except maybe the expedition Maybe they just get treated like shit? I know an 08 impala that had...
  10. an-guy

    More RPM vs speedo but different...maybe

    I occasionally get the itch and run the hell out of mine. It loves it. It sounds like it's supercharged, the intake noise is awesome. Interesting to know about BMW boxers. I'll likely have one someday (r1250rt) so it's good to know that I won't be able to run it quite as low as the FJR lol...
  11. an-guy

    E15 / Unleaded 88 in 2008 FJR1300

    Yeah... I've always owned Japanese vehicles. Toyota, Honda, Kawasaki, and now Yamaha. I almost purchased a silverado a couple years ago and holy crap I am glad it didn't. Looking back, that thing needed thousands of dollars in repairs... I love hanging out with my Harley riding friends, but...
  12. an-guy

    More RPM vs speedo but different...maybe

    It's wild how slow these bikes can go in the high gears. 30 mph in 5th gear (on the 5 speed) is easily doable. I love pulling into places and shifting up two or three gears to "enable EV mode" so nobody notices me coming lol.
  13. an-guy

    E15 / Unleaded 88 in 2008 FJR1300

    For the record that comment was equal parts a knock towards E85 and most of the American vehicles that just don't have very good quality parts. My speculative example, a fuel pump, which is probably just barely good enough to not cause a recall. Then you run E85 in it and it has to pump 30% more...
  14. an-guy

    E15 / Unleaded 88 in 2008 FJR1300

    I'll also just add that I've seen more American flex fuel vehicles blow up fuel pumps more than ones that have not. I think you have to pump much more E85 than E10 or E0 to get an engine to do the same task.
  15. an-guy

    E15 / Unleaded 88 in 2008 FJR1300

    Sheetz, our PA based gas station, has it listed as Unleaded 88 as well, but has this disclaimer at the top. Note the disagreement between vehicle OEMs and the government mandated warning disclaimer thing. Most 2001 era passenger vehicles say E10 is the max. Heck, a lot of new passenger...
  16. an-guy

    E15 / Unleaded 88 in 2008 FJR1300

    I'm definitely not telling or recommending anyone switch to E15 on anything, I know the manual says not to. Just wondering if anyone had tried it and reporting that I have been on it for thousands of miles. If I get to go through and replace parts then I'll report that in too and you guys can...
  17. an-guy

    E15 / Unleaded 88 in 2008 FJR1300

    i just wanted cheaper gas mang. Haha jk. This is pretty insightful. I have a friend who sells corn seed, says ethanol gas definitely lead to an increase in food prices. Guessing that's one of the reasons why a lot of people don't like it. I also know ethanol is more or less what lead to carbed...
  18. an-guy

    E15 / Unleaded 88 in 2008 FJR1300

    Yeah. good point. I'm not concerned, I never ride hard when it's that cold out for obvious reasons. But wanted to hear others experience.
  19. an-guy

    E15 / Unleaded 88 in 2008 FJR1300

    PS. I'm not concerned about water buildup in my bike, it never sits long at all... I think the most it's ever sat since I got it was three days. If I find water in my tank it's because someone broke in and decided to minorly inconvenience me lol
  20. an-guy

    E15 / Unleaded 88 in 2008 FJR1300

    Thanks @HilltownDave, @RossKean, and @RiderJoe. I can't see it without removing plastics but I'll take it apart soon to check. It's not a very loud or noticeable or particularly concerning noise. Kindof just sounds like the timing/cam chain noise. The downside of a quiet bike is you hear every...
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