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post #1111 of 1518 (permalink) Old 08-07-2017, 08:28 PM
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Rained today so lubed up drive shaft and changed all the brake and clutch fluids. 9000 miles since last change and clutch fluid was already discoloured ( 10 months). Thanks to this site for all the info and heads up!!

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Rained today so lubed up drive shaft and changed all the brake and clutch fluids. 9000 miles since last change and clutch fluid was already discoloured ( 10 months). Thanks to this site for all the info and heads up!!
Have you considered using the ABS test connector to cycle your ABS to get new fluid "through there"? No special tools or equipment required, just a little alligator patch cord. IMHO this is the easiest and least hazardous way of cycling the ABS.

When I replace my brake fluids I put new fluid in then cycle the ABS this way then replace the fluid again. Kind of anal, I know , and it may not do a whole lot of good to do it but IMNSHO it causes no harm and creates a warm fuzzy feeling deep down. Like vodka only without the side effects .
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Not I took bike out on the grassynole and locked up the brakes. Just to make sure there working too. Taken me over 50 years to get the nerve up to lock up front wheel on a motorcycle, but the FJR makes it painless!!

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Not I took bike out on the grassynole and locked up the brakes. Just to make sure there working too. Taken me over 50 years to get the nerve up to lock up front wheel on a motorcycle, but the FJR makes it painless!!
There are two ABS circuits, did you get the rear locked up as well? It's easier to cycle the ABS with the diagnostic connector......

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Put lowering brackets back on. I had started missing them a bit. 5 minutes all told, including adjusting the brake and shifter. Rode it to work in zero percent chance of rain, which involved a suddenly appearing wall of water that swamped the roadway, had many pulling to the shoulder to wait it out, and put to the test my new Aerostich Darien.

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Yes I got the back one locked up to. Everybody's happy and working.

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Put lowering brackets back on. I had started missing them a bit. 5 minutes all told, including adjusting the brake and shifter. Rode it to work in zero percent chance of rain, which involved a suddenly appearing wall of water that swamped the roadway, had many pulling to the shoulder to wait it out, and put to the test my new Aerostich Darien.
I've gotten used to the lower pegs tho I'm really chewing up the peg knobby things underneath. Amazing how much more comfortable that 1" is on the knees and hips.
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Just got a new 2005 last Saturday. Has all the main farkles on it already but I added helibar risers tonight. Iíll try them out this weekend.
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Installed MV Verholen handlebar riser from Creative Cycle Concepts on my 2016 ES

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* Keith at CCC is great to work with!

It took me MUCH longer than expected, as the milled block on the right side was VERY hard to fit, as the metal ABS brake lines have almost zero slack, but I finally got it on. I was able to retain the stock metal wiring loom without any cutting necessary. The kit includes everything you need. I was apprehensive about doing the install myself, until I watched this video and saw how simple it is:

https://youtu.be/iHpKgJn4nOIo

Just sitting on the bike, I was initially disappointed that after all that work and expense it didn't seem to raise, pull back or widen the bars very much.

However, when I first rode it, it felt like I'd just added ape hangars. Proof of the pudding was a 200+ mile ride yesterday. After, I had quite a bit less pain in my neck and lower back than usual on such a ride, and by being able to rotate the bars slightly wider and away from me, I felt a little more in command of my bike, with added leverage especially at parking lot speeds. Added bonus was that it put my upper body more into the airstream, which I enjoyed as it was close to 100įF on my ride.

I heartily recommend it!

Next I'm considering adding Motorcycle Larry's footpeg lowering kit. After adding the Corbin seat (to accommodate my 29" inseam), it now makes my sore knee bend too much.

This video gives a good overview of the installation:

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If I decide to do this, I'll post my experience with them.




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FJR1300 DRIVER FOOT PEG LOWERING BRACKETS

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