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Forum: FJR Central   07-13-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,633
Posted By oldbaldsob
They will be highly sought after by barbarian...

They will be highly sought after by barbarian hordes of biker warlords in the post apocalyptic wastelands. :smile2:
Forum: FJR Technical   07-07-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,888
Posted By oldbaldsob
I used Seafoam exclusively for years for storing...

I used Seafoam exclusively for years for storing in my bikes' gas tanks for years but after watching this YouTube vid a few months ago, I'm going to try Heet this upcoming winter.
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Forum: General Chat   07-03-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 22,278
Posted By oldbaldsob
Congrats on the FZ1 Donk! From the initial...

Congrats on the FZ1 Donk! From the initial discussion about VFRs way back in this thread, I think you'd be happiest with the the 7th and final Gen VFR 800 Deluxe with LED headlights, center stand,...
Forum: FJR Central   06-29-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,039
Posted By oldbaldsob
Still only use paper maps for route planning...

Still only use paper maps for route planning myself.
Forum: FJR Central   06-26-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,140
Posted By oldbaldsob
Congratulations Eric! The 2015 ES I had was among...

Congratulations Eric! The 2015 ES I had was among the finest motorcycles I ever owned. I'm jealous. :smile2:
Forum: General Chat   06-24-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 857
Posted By oldbaldsob
Motorcycle tires can get quite hot. After a...

Motorcycle tires can get quite hot. After a decent ride, put your hand on the tires, wheels, and rear hub. If the temps feel generally the same, it's likely normal due in part simply to heat...
Forum: General Chat   06-24-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,033
Posted By oldbaldsob
I've fixed or greatly diminished many a buzzing...

I've fixed or greatly diminished many a buzzing that occurred only at certain RPMs by torquing down all bolts to spec. Over time, many bolts start to back out slightly. This is especially the case...
Forum: New Member Introductions   06-23-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,341
Posted By oldbaldsob
I've had very good results scrubbing heavily...

I've had very good results scrubbing heavily corroded connectors with AC-50 using an old toothbrush followed by liberal amounts of dielectric grease.
Forum: FJR Central   06-22-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,498
Posted By oldbaldsob
It's just the U.S. FJRs that whine. We're a...

It's just the U.S. FJRs that whine. We're a bunch of whiners. :laugh:
Forum: New Member Introductions   06-22-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By oldbaldsob
Welcome! You'll be able to enjoy the twisty...

Welcome! You'll be able to enjoy the twisty roads now with your FJR. And its speed is deceptive. 100 mph feels like 50 mph.
Forum: FJR Technical   06-22-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By oldbaldsob
+1 on center stands. Along with crash...

+1 on center stands. Along with crash protection, it's one of the first things I'll add to a bike if they are available. They just make everything maintenance-wise much easier to do. Especially if...
Forum: General Chat   06-22-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,907
Posted By oldbaldsob
The 2015 ES with the 5 speed gearbox I had was...

The 2015 ES with the 5 speed gearbox I had was the perfect bike until my health issues forced me to sell it. It always seemed to be in the right gear for the way I rode it. And I didn't lose any...
Forum: FJR Parts & Servicing   06-19-2020, 03:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,534
Posted By oldbaldsob
You could take the Homer Simpson approach: ...

You could take the Homer Simpson approach:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ddPQAJSm2cQ
:laugh:
Forum: FJR Parts & Servicing   06-16-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,584
Posted By oldbaldsob
Reminds me of the scene in Blazing Saddles when...

Reminds me of the scene in Blazing Saddles when Sheriff Bart asks Jim AKA The Waco Kid played by Gene Wilder what he likes to do. Jim replies, "Oh I don't know. Play chess....screw." Sheriff Bart...
Forum: FJR Central   06-16-2020, 01:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,498
Posted By oldbaldsob
I noticed the "whine" when I had my FJR. I...

I noticed the "whine" when I had my FJR. I attributed it to the stout shaft drive as it sounded very similar to a Rocket III I had. I thought it added character to the bike. It sounded like the...
Forum: General Chat   06-10-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,584
Posted By oldbaldsob
Sorry to hear of this Lee. Due to a serious...

Sorry to hear of this Lee. Due to a serious health problem involving my back, I was forced to give up my '15 FJR ES this spring after having it less than 6 months. I thought about just keeping and...
Forum: FJR Central   06-10-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,853
Posted By oldbaldsob
They can be tricky. I've had really good luck...

They can be tricky. I've had really good luck registering them online first before using them. When I get home, I finish off whatever balance I have. It turns into a real game with balances of $5...
Forum: FJR Central   06-10-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,853
Posted By oldbaldsob
Before I go on long bike trips, I'll often get...

Before I go on long bike trips, I'll often get one or two of those prepaid credit cards and put about $300 each on them for gas and other stuff. Credit card skimmers are out there and if that card...
Forum: FJR Central   06-08-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,551
Posted By oldbaldsob
Congrats on the new bike AND avoiding a ticket...

Congrats on the new bike AND avoiding a ticket LOL.
Forum: FJR: The Farkling II   06-07-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 594
Posted By oldbaldsob
I applaud your ingenuity and look forward to...

I applaud your ingenuity and look forward to future posts about how the light bar holds up.
Forum: FJR Technical   06-06-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,817
Posted By oldbaldsob
I assume CDA is Coeur d'Alene area.

I assume CDA is Coeur d'Alene area.
Forum: General Chat   06-05-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 22,278
Posted By oldbaldsob
Donk Congrats on the new ride! I'll be...

Donk Congrats on the new ride! I'll be interested to hear your thoughts on the KTM vs your Multis. Enjoy!
Forum: General Chat   06-01-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,857
Posted By oldbaldsob
I really like Kawasaki bikes in general. I owned...

I really like Kawasaki bikes in general. I owned 3 first generation Z1000s at various times (I too tend to change bikes often). They were dead reliable too and easy to work on. Enjoy your new...
Forum: FJR Technical   06-01-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,194
Posted By oldbaldsob
Just curious but what makes the OEM heated grips...

Just curious but what makes the OEM heated grips fail? Is it the elements?
Forum: General Chat   05-29-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,468
Posted By oldbaldsob
Very true. But I think that the difference is...

Very true. But I think that the difference is that Yamaha has a proven, reliable, and competitive platform in the FJR. And I don't have an issue with HD's pricing of the street fighter so much in...
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