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post #4 of (permalink) Old 07-21-2020, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Aviator_cew View Post
I live in Port Saint Lucie Florida and would like to find local FJR owner. Something about me, bought my FJR in April 2020. 65 yrs old and since this is my first bike in 30 years I have a few questions. Planning a Grand Canyon trip later in the year.
First motorcycle in 30 years and in a few months you plan to ride 5,000 miles roundtrip?

I think you need to work yourself up to a 400 or 500 mile day from home before committing to 5 days of 500 miles to get there. Or cut it down to 250-300 mile days.

At best the Original Equipment Bridgestone BT023 front tire will last 6,000 miles. Start with a fresh oil change you won't hurt anything going 5,000 miles before getting home to do the next, but I doubt you want to be at the mercy of having to buy whatever tires you can find on the road.

A 12V tire inflator and sticky string plug kit is essential. Also invest in TPMS which will warn of tire puncture before you feel the change. Install right-angle metal valve stems when tires are changed so as to support the relatively heavy TPMS sensor.
TPMS sensor install... now that’s a very FJR type of mod to do.. ha. Do you have an inflator you recommend that you know doesn’t blow fuses? I had a Slime one for my car and ended up binning it because all it did is blow lighter fuses, then one day just died for no reason

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