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RossKean

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Last ride of the season, warmed up nicely for the oil change.

Tomorrow is wash day then start my list of winter maintenance.

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Mine got a wash, oil change and (maybe) its final ride for the season day before yesterday - along with a fill-up of premium (non-ethanol) gas.  No salt on the roads yet and we may still get a few days when it is worth getting it out again.  Sunny, dry and anything over 3 or 4°C is fair game with a heated jacket liner and heated gloves for a longer ride.  Just have to top off the tank again after I get back.

Calling for partly sunny tomorrow afternoon and maybe as high as 10°C (50°F) so maybe it gets out again.  While I prefer to store with fresh oil, I don't worry about it much.  It doesn't sit with fresh oil in it all the time from April to November and an oil change only replaces 4/5 of the old oil anyway.

 

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As the bike had been parked for a month, rode to a local fruit stand to gather some dried fruit (raisins, pears, peaches, apricots, prunes, apples) to make Swedish Frukt Soppa (fruit soup) for the Christmas Holidays.

My MIL who is now deceased made a batch every year and it was always a treat.

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Ordered a new Yamaha 50L top case and mount. 
Not quite plug-and-play to fit. Requires a little cutting of the side plastic. The instructions tell you to remove parts to do that, there's no need, with a little care it can be done perfectly well in situ. Make sure you use the spacers as per the instructions or you will put much stress on the mounts.  

 

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Not quite plug-and-play to fit. Requires a little cutting of the side plastic. The instructions tell you to remove parts to do that, there's no need, with a little care it can be done perfectly well in situ. Make sure you use the spacers as per the instructions or you will put much stress on the mounts.  
Crap. Wish I had seen this before I "followed the instructions" and took it all off. Lol.

Oh well. Now I'm trying to figure out exactly where to cut. Looked on youtube for some good visuals. No luck.

At least it's the dead of winter and I am in no rush...

 

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Now I'm trying to figure out exactly where to cut.
Take off the original rack, offer up the new rack, see where it would interfere with the plastic. It's shown towards the bottom left of this picture:

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Gave her a quick visual. Checked the tire pressures and condition and got in a nice 2.5/3 hour ride. Still taking it slow but it was a nice day. 😀

 

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Checked tire pressures and the summer air is holding. Readjusted suspension settings to compensate for my weight loss. Took about a 3 hour ride to check it out and so far I'm liking it. 😁

 

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Finished replacing the brake fluid and blew out the air filter. Now I need to replace some of those little plastic fasteners that gave out during the process. Dang-nation!  WBill

 

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Took out the FJR to test the gear I will wear for my August ride through eastern Washington, eastern Oregon, Idaho, and Nevada. Took the cover off the bike and it indicated 108F ambient. As I rode it varied from 102-109 but stayed around 105-106. My sensor was within 2 degrees last time I checked. I could ride into the sun with black mesh pants and a blue mesh jacket over a long sleeved polyester shirt with the visor down and nothing felt hot against my skin...even while stopped.

 

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Well though a bit premature decided to put her away for the winter so put in my seafoam, rode to my brother in law's garage, plugged in the tender, threw on the cover and said goodbye for now. I don't have a garage and hate to get caught off guard with the upcoming winter weather so that's it for now. :cautious:
 

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