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Forum: General Chat   Yesterday, 11:59 PM
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Posted By N4HHE
Picking nits, JASO does not approve of any...

Picking nits, JASO does not approve of any Rotella. Shell self-certifies Rotella-T's meet JASO MA. And am quite certain the T6 was marked by Shell as being JASO MA compliant.

Download and read...
Forum: General Chat   Yesterday, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
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I wouldn't forever dismiss Rotella. It just...

I wouldn't forever dismiss Rotella. It just doesn't seem to agree with Yamaha transmissions.

Just as the Michelin R5 might be a great tire on a Honda CB500.
Forum: General Chat   Yesterday, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By N4HHE
I would add that Calsci makes the common mistake...

I would add that Calsci makes the common mistake of assuming "friction modifiers" only reduce friction. If that was true then they would be called, "friction reducers". A case in point: one desires...
Forum: FJR Parts & Servicing   Yesterday, 08:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,515
Posted By N4HHE
I think the fact the Road 5 is a bad tire is...

I think the fact the Road 5 is a bad tire is separate from the dogma commanding one to purchase only GT/A-Spec/HWM for the very special unique requirements of FJR. Those saying the R5 is not...
Forum: FJR Parts & Servicing   09-16-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,515
Posted By N4HHE
Your opinion with no hard measurements or...

Your opinion with no hard measurements or experiment to back other than advise from manufacturers' marketing departments? Have you actually touched one? Ridden one?

Does the A-spec ride any...
Forum: General Chat   09-15-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By N4HHE
Bmw r65?

Bmw r65?
Forum: FJR Parts & Servicing   09-15-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,515
Posted By N4HHE
Uh, the quote listed the presumed heir designate,...

Uh, the quote listed the presumed heir designate, R5GT.



My T31 GT was cheaper than the plain T31. As was the GT of T30 Evo.

How does one know there is a sub-par result if one doesn't try...
Forum: FJR Parts & Servicing   09-14-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,515
Posted By N4HHE
Marketing is heavily into propaganda. Make a...

Marketing is heavily into propaganda. Make a special model of tire then set the price higher for the more expensive motorcycle you are targeting. Use F.U.D. to instill fear that one must obey edicts...
Forum: FJR Technical   09-13-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By N4HHE
Uh, I thought the OBD2 ECU did not appear until...

Uh, I thought the OBD2 ECU did not appear until 2016?
Forum: FJR Parts & Servicing   09-12-2019, 11:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,515
Posted By N4HHE
Both ends wear too quick for the price....

Both ends wear too quick for the price. Questionable at half the price.



When the Road 5 appeared the PR4 disappeared. With the R5GT supposedly coming Real Soon Now you need to snag a supply of...
Forum: FJR Central   09-11-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,188
Posted By N4HHE
How would things ever get better if one is not...

How would things ever get better if one is not willing to discuss areas for improvement?

Lots of things to gripe about. Things are too hard to service. Battery is too hard to get to. Air filter is...
Forum: FJR Central   09-11-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 171,421
Posted By N4HHE
Tesla postponed service appointment to 9/27. ...

Tesla postponed service appointment to 9/27.

Cold spell and attempted thunderstorm hit so I took the leaky plugged Z6 off and mounted T31 GT. The Z6 was down to 39 PSI.

T31 GT is much stiffer...
Forum: FJR Central   09-11-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 171,421
Posted By N4HHE
Ride to breakfast this morning with friend. About...

Ride to breakfast this morning with friend. About 50 miles out TPMS reported 15 PSI in rear tire and falling fast. Two pinhole punctures about 1/2" apart. Whatever punctured went in and came out....
Forum: FJR Technical   09-07-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By N4HHE
Even a modern Harley-Davidson is designed like a...

Even a modern Harley-Davidson is designed like a coat rack: Deliberately detune the stock engine so as to sell Screaming Eagle Stage II, III, and IV kits.

I enjoy the effortless quiet power of my...
Forum: FJR Technical   09-06-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By N4HHE
A certain amount of back pressure is necessary...

A certain amount of back pressure is necessary for an ignition engine to run well. Is more closely related to valve timing than fuel injection. When back pressure is lessened (and valve timing to...
Forum: FJR Central   09-05-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 171,421
Posted By N4HHE
Update: Have mounted too many Michelins and...

Update: Have mounted too many Michelins and started getting details confused. Michelin does not admit their new tires are in anything but perfect balance so there isn't a dot on the sidewall. However...
Forum: FJR Central   09-05-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,188
Posted By N4HHE
An advantage of mounting one's own tires is that...

An advantage of mounting one's own tires is that one can monitor the tread down to the last and mount new tire on a moment's notice. But not when 300 miles from home. But it does give one practice in...
Forum: FJR Central   09-04-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,648
Posted By N4HHE
You trust a site that steals Yamaha's...

You trust a site that steals Yamaha's intellectual property (sells knockoff service manuals) not to do nefarious things to your computer? That's rich.

Oh, and why is your computer vulnerable to...
Forum: FJR: The Farkling II   09-04-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 341
Posted By N4HHE
I too have an older Garmin ViRB Elite. Have also...

I too have an older Garmin ViRB Elite. Have also purchased a Hero Black 7 (?) to possibly replace. Haven't gotten around to it. Not sure about providing power to the Hero.

A good video camera on...
Forum: FJR Central   09-04-2019, 02:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By N4HHE
I thought the forum owner's skin was thin. I did...

I thought the forum owner's skin was thin. I did not appreciate several times having spent 30-60 minutes composing a post to dot i's cross t's and provide references only to have it silently deleted....
Forum: FJR Central   09-03-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 171,421
Posted By N4HHE
Not mine but friend texted this morning that he...

Not mine but friend texted this morning that he was in need of new front tire soon. So he come over and I replaced the unhappy R5 with new PR4GT. New tire went on easy with only one lift with a tire...
Forum: FJR Parts & Servicing   09-03-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By N4HHE
You buy 8oz bottles of brake fluid?

You buy 8oz bottles of brake fluid?
Forum: FJR Parts & Servicing   09-02-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By N4HHE
Make sure (2) 12 Oz bottles don’t cost more than...

Make sure (2) 12 Oz bottles don’t cost more than one 32 Oz.
Forum: General Chat   09-01-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 771
Posted By N4HHE
The problem with “PDF manuals” is that they are...

The problem with “PDF manuals” is that they are bootleg if scans. Real factory PDF manuals are “typeset” to PDF so they render at whatever resolution your display or printer. Real PDF can be searched...
Forum: FJR Central   09-01-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,188
Posted By N4HHE
I have a shot Michelin R5 I should cut up and...

I have a shot Michelin R5 I should cut up and post pictures. Cords not showing but is paper thin.
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