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Forum: New Member Introductions   Today, 09:14 AM
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Posted By passx
Heeltoe, as yammieboy mentioned, it might be...

Heeltoe, as yammieboy mentioned, it might be worth your long winter time To go in and torque the steering bearings, particularly if they didn’t get serviced at the initial 600mi check, they can...
Forum: Touring Tales   Today, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 82
Posted By passx
In Chicago which is not all that far from me,...

In Chicago which is not all that far from me, they spew that same bs about their traffic cameras while all the local media and others have studied that claim and found the only thing they do is act...
Forum: Bikes & Parts For Sale - USA   Yesterday, 05:50 PM
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Posted By passx
In your posts (not visible in others Posts) you...

In your posts (not visible in others Posts) you have an “edit” button andonce youhit the “edit” button you’ll then see 4 buttons at the bottom including the “save” button with the “delete” button...
Forum: FJR Central   Yesterday, 09:27 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,655
Posted By passx
Phil, the only suggestion I would add on your...

Phil, the only suggestion I would add on your repair is to visually inspect it regularly, I have doubts as to how well it will last but it may well be a permanent fix. My concern stems from my...
Forum: FJR: The Farkling II   12-03-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,624
Posted By passx
I installed the FZ1 mirrors on my 2014 a couple...

I installed the FZ1 mirrors on my 2014 a couple of years ago after much time spent looking at my elbows and trying things to improve the rearward view I finally gave up & installed the fz1 mirrors. ...
Forum: FJR Central   12-03-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,446
Posted By passx
I also agree that all the GT’s you listed will...

I also agree that all the GT’s you listed will not adequately replace the Fjr, really Yamaha along with most other manufacturers really have nothing in the class with the fjr, it is truly a Special...
Forum: FJR Central   11-30-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 84
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Posted By passx
Five badges, did you have the “stiffy” in your...

Five badges, did you have the “stiffy” in your pictures installed when your subframe broke ? I did on my 2014a when it broke and I would suggest if you still have it apart to add a “tongue” from the...
Forum: FJR Central   11-30-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 84
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Posted By passx
Russ, what's A canyon dancer ? Never heard that...

Russ, what's A canyon dancer ? Never heard that term before.

This next spring i’m Thinking of Doing this using my “cherry picker” to hold the back while I take everything apart to inspect and...
Forum: FJR: The Farkling II   11-29-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,624
Posted By passx
My FZ1 Emgo mirrors do fold, but i’ll add that I...

My FZ1 Emgo mirrors do fold, but i’ll add that I spent some adjusting all the pivots so they neither folded to easily or too hard. I am happy with the results.
Forum: FJR Central   11-28-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,655
Posted By passx
Ray (rayzerman) suggested a scissor type jack...

Ray (rayzerman) suggested a scissor type jack some time ago that has some adjustable “v” mounts that can be adjusted up under the frame, probably the best, most stabile “jack” i’ve ever used for...
Forum: FJR Central   11-27-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,655
Posted By passx
In my life, i’ve Found that “quick & easy” is...

In my life, i’ve Found that “quick & easy” is rarely the better or the easiest route. I’ve found that if I take the time and do things right the first time it usually ends up with it being less time.
Forum: FJR Central   11-27-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,363
Posted By passx
I retorq’d my tapered bearings at 500mi after...

I retorq’d my tapered bearings at 500mi after install and then every spring until the torque was maintained, haven’t touched them for a few years now and the bike is just stabile, highly recommended...
Forum: General Chat   11-27-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 688
Posted By passx
The 1 or 2 times i’ve Ridden a road king were not...

The 1 or 2 times i’ve Ridden a road king were not great for me, for some reason the air cleaner held my knee way out and because it was against my knee I had all the engine vibrations transferred...
Forum: General Chat   11-27-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,570
Posted By passx
Personally, distance is not much of a issue for...

Personally, distance is not much of a issue for me because I have a 125-150mi bladder on a 200+ mile capable bike, so distance capability isn't much of an issue for me. I do wish that Yamaha would...
Forum: FJR Central   11-26-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 685
Posted By passx
N4, maybe now but it was originally owned by...

N4, maybe now but it was originally owned by studebaker until they sold the franchise to the Granatelli brothers in the early 60’s and it did stand for “Studebakers Top Product” or “Studebaker tested...
Forum: FJR Central   11-26-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,446
Posted By passx
Ray, ray, ray,,,,, thanks you made me laugh ! ...

Ray, ray, ray,,,,, thanks you made me laugh !

With the g-Wings, in a straight up race it would be ugly, even though the Ltd feels faster it is stock other than a k+n air filter and the jetting...
Forum: General Chat   11-26-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,109
Posted By passx
Being smooth is the key ! Really doesn’t matter...

Being smooth is the key ! Really doesn’t matter in warmer temps but it’s key in less than ideal conditions. Smooth is always a better way, gives everything (tires, suspension, you) a better chance to...
Forum: FJR Specialist Suppliers   11-26-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,393
Posted By passx
While you’re in there, checkout Gary’s highway...

While you’re in there, checkout Gary’s highway pegs, very well done, they look oe and are very affordable.
Forum: FJR Central   11-26-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,446
Posted By passx
Variety is the spice of life ! I own 14 different...

Variety is the spice of life ! I own 14 different bikes, most are projects (5-6 always rideable) in the works that will be sold when done, but ill add that even riding the exact same models back to...
Forum: FJR Central   11-25-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,446
Posted By passx
My friend has a r1200rs that he ordered when I...

My friend has a r1200rs that he ordered when I bought my 2014a, it is a really nice bike about the same size as the fjr ,,,, just a bit smaller and much lighter but a couple of things kinda put me...
Forum: FJR Technical   11-25-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By passx
I bought/used the 3m film on my 14a not long...

I bought/used the 3m film on my 14a not long after I bought it, particularly on the top of the saddle bags where you swing your foot over and on the back of the tank (belly rub) as well as the bottom...
Forum: FJR Technical   11-25-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By passx
All 16’s and on fjr’s are 6speeds, what color is...

All 16’s and on fjr’s are 6speeds, what color is it ? If it is a 15 it will be a dark grey while a 16 is a very nice blue.(in the USA anyway) I believe that in the states it is illegal for them to...
Forum: FJR Central   11-25-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,446
Posted By passx
To me it appears that Yamaha is handing the...

To me it appears that Yamaha is handing the ”sport touring” market pretty much to BMW after 2020 IF they don’t update or replace the fjr. The Kawi C14 is the only other bike left in that field and I...
Forum: FJR Central   11-25-2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 685
Posted By passx
Quick quiz,,,,, anyone know what STP stands for...

Quick quiz,,,,, anyone know what STP stands for ??? I’ll give you a little hint,, it’s Studebakers Top Product,,,, STP. absolutely true !

Very bad for wet clutch’s had a friend many years ago...
Forum: FJR Central   11-22-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,655
Posted By passx
Phil, i’m Sorry to hear of your troubles. Now if...

Phil, i’m Sorry to hear of your troubles. Now if it were me,,,,,,, I would pull the subframe out and take it to a competent “tig” capable welder and have him not only weld the piece back in but also...
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