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post #1411 of 1883 (permalink) Old 06-04-2019, 11:39 AM
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As you can see the front was below the wear bars but the rear still had some life in it (but I always replace in pairs).
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I never replace tires that early!

As for pairs, I go through 5 fronts to ever 4 rears. Is good to skip an expensive rear tire now and then.
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I never replace tires that early!

As for pairs, I go through 5 fronts to ever 4 rears. Is good to skip an expensive rear tire now and then.
Ditto. When I ran exclusively bike tires it was generally 1 front to 2 rear, sometimes 1 to 3. It was bad enough replacing squared off tires leaving 1/3 or so of good tread. Replacing them in sets was too rich for me.
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Ditto. When I ran exclusively bike tires it was generally 1 front to 2 rear, sometimes 1 to 3. It was bad enough replacing squared off tires leaving 1/3 or so of good tread. Replacing them in sets was too rich for me.

Honestly, I thought the front and rear were wearing about the same until I took a GOOD look at the front in the daylight. Yup, it worn as you see which prompted the push to replace them. Bike had PR3 on it when I bought it, then I installed the PR4s and now, naturally, I went with Road 5s. I ride year 'round so I need a good wet Wx tire. However, the Road5 were $405 for the pair (which included Mt and Bal, off bike) but I could have spent about $100 less for some Bridgestone T31 and probably been just as happy (I had used T30s before on my '95 ST11 and got 10K out of them).
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Curious, why did you want to have the ECU flashed on a '14?
So far he has only developed the flash for the Gen III, he bought a 2015 to do the programming. He would need a loaner bike for the Gen I & II

Here is a list of items that are changed with the flash

http://www.ivansperformanceproducts.com/fjr1300.htm

It makes the bike run better, on off jerkiness, smooth fuel delivery and a little more power with stock exhaust.

I am glad I did, and it adds one more mode, touring, sport and Ivan
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I said the same thing, the Gen3 seemed good as is. It is, but I got the Ivan reflash. Ditto Jerry's comments. It does indeed run smoother at all speeds, and there is that third "Ivan" mode now that is in between Touring and Sport. The engine does run cooler due to the timing changes as it it a touch more efficient. One feature is now when you initially do a cold start, the idle is up to 2000 rpm and takes a little longer to come down to 1150 (slower warmup), but it's not an issue. Ivan recommends 89 octane, however I will experiment running 87 to see if that is really necessary.
I hope to have a better evaluation after my long trip later this month. I really don't see any downsides if fuel efficiency increases.
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So far he has only developed the flash for the Gen III, he bought a 2015 to do the programming. He would need a loaner bike for the Gen I & II

Here is a list of items that are changed with the flash

http://www.ivansperformanceproducts.com/fjr1300.htm

It makes the bike run better, on off jerkiness, smooth fuel delivery and a little more power with stock exhaust.

I am glad I did, and it adds one more mode, touring, sport and Ivan
I got the coolant changed on the 2013 yesterday, but of course I lost one of the screws for the headlight adjuster. In my mind I was saying don't drop it, have no idea where it went.

So when you change modes does it say Tour,Sport,Ivan
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I said the same thing, the Gen3 seemed good as is. It is, but I got the Ivan reflash. Ditto Jerry's comments. It does indeed run smoother at all speeds, and there is that third "Ivan" mode now that is in between Touring and Sport. The engine does run cooler due to the timing changes as it it a touch more efficient. One feature is now when you initially do a cold start, the idle is up to 2000 rpm and takes a little longer to come down to 1150 (slower warmup), but it's not an issue. Ivan recommends 89 octane, however I will experiment running 87 to see if that is really necessary.
I hope to have a better evaluation after my long trip later this month. I really don't see any downsides if fuel efficiency increases.
Keep us posted on your eval, could be interested. So far seems no one doesn't like it. All in favor?......

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The third mode (Ivan) shows up as a blank, i.e., no mode displayed.

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I got the coolant changed on the 2013 yesterday, but of course I lost one of the screws for the headlight adjuster. In my mind I was saying don't drop it, have no idea where it went.
Last weekend I had to tighten my right mirror and to do so I had to take off the instrument surround and I had to remove the headlight adjuster know. That little screw is a pain being so small. On the left one I dropped it 3 times, I don't know how I was so lucky to find it all three times and finally get it back in. I did play the lottery after that, but alas, I used all my luck finding that little screw
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