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Forum: Meetings & Events - USA & Canada   08-22-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,115
Posted By philharmonic
Has anyone camped while attending EOM? Any...

Has anyone camped while attending EOM? Any recommendations? I have a pull behind the FJR tent camper. Thanks.
Forum: New Member Introductions   08-22-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,177
Posted By philharmonic
When I got my 03 I read all the FD gear oil...

When I got my 03 I read all the FD gear oil warnings, so I bought a quart of some fancy red synthetic stuff that costs 25 dollars or so.

I MEANT to use my laser temperature reader to take...
Forum: General Chat   08-22-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,513
Posted By philharmonic
The problem is that the airflow, even when the...

The problem is that the airflow, even when the windshield is not very tall, flows up higher than the windshield and hit's you in the head. My solution is a touring x-creen. Among the myriad uses this...
Forum: New Member Introductions   08-20-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,177
Posted By philharmonic
Ever since I got my first FJR, a 2003, the "FJR...

Ever since I got my first FJR, a 2003, the "FJR whine" has caused me to wince and whine and drink wine.

I was told, when I whined, that the whine was due to the straight cut gears in the...
Forum: FJR Central   08-19-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,956
Posted By philharmonic
Since I am insured by State Farm I am interested...

Since I am insured by State Farm I am interested in how this turns out.

I am, at present, a BIG fan of State Farm.

My son recently wrecked my 2008 Honda Civic and I was worried that they...
Forum: FJR Central   08-08-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,088
Posted By philharmonic
I am 70 years old and when my old boss invited me...

I am 70 years old and when my old boss invited me to his house in the Keys to dive opening Lobster season I told him I would love to come but might not be up to diving much, but I could always drive...
Forum: Meetings & Events - USA & Canada   08-05-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 890
Posted By philharmonic
So I finally sold my old Combi Camp camper and...

So I finally sold my old Combi Camp camper and purchased a more modern much bigger Time Out camper.

I also bought electric brakes for it and a 3100 watt inverter generator and I have a 5000 btu...
Forum: Bikes & Parts For Sale - USA   08-01-2019, 03:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By philharmonic
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Forum: Bikes & Parts For Sale - USA   07-31-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By philharmonic
I was there once, but as I left there was this...

I was there once, but as I left there was this "flash" and now I don't remember.

Thanks again for my E55 Givi Bill, it has been great.

As I think about this, I realize this was the SR357 that...
Forum: Bikes & Parts For Sale - USA   07-31-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By philharmonic
Gen, 1 RDL seats and backrest on Ebay $350

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-touring-seat-for-Yamaha-FJR-Like-new-Originally-800/233299140252

Not Mine.
Forum: New Member Introductions   07-31-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 85
Posted By philharmonic
Hi, welcome to the FJROwners forum.

Hi, welcome to the FJROwners forum.
Forum: New Member Introductions   07-31-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 180
Posted By philharmonic
Ah, another 6 speed owner. You can engage in the...

Ah, another 6 speed owner. You can engage in the weekly 5 speed vs 6 speed discussion. By the way, what oil do you use, and tires. Just kiddin.

Welcome to the forum, contrary to popular belief we...
Forum: FJR Central   07-29-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 812
Posted By philharmonic
Considering that I am the original doubting...

Considering that I am the original doubting Thomas er Phil, did you drive the route and were they lying? I always thought that the owner of a gas station out there, might purchase and install a sign...
Forum: FJR Parts & Servicing   07-27-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 177
Posted By philharmonic
My advice is to go to UK Ebay, find a few...

My advice is to go to UK Ebay, find a few strippers that are currently selling parts from a Gen. 2 FJR and just contact them through EBAY.

Send a pic of the part you want to each of them and a...
Forum: FJR: The Farkling II   07-27-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By philharmonic
I have a several-year-old Beatit unit, it's just...

I have a several-year-old Beatit unit, it's just like this one:
...
Forum: FJR Central   07-25-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 351
Posted By philharmonic
Hey "proof that one is a bad carpenter" why are...

Hey "proof that one is a bad carpenter" why are you trying to simplify things? Don't you know this whole excersize in futility is about the post count? How can we win the post count battle if we are...
Forum: FJR Central   07-24-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By philharmonic
The "unused ground" is actually the temperature...

The "unused ground" is actually the temperature sensor. I don't know what the other ones are. Someone will be along shortly to tell us.
Forum: FJR Central   07-24-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 351
Posted By philharmonic
Some say it doesn't. On my 07 it does. It's...

Some say it doesn't. On my 07 it does.

It's not a big deal but involves the extra step of taking the long bolt at the back of the gas tank out, sliding the tank back a ways, lift the tank up and...
Forum: General Chat   07-23-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By philharmonic
Inexpensive, easy to use camera, for trips.

Not being a photographer, PERIOD, I have felt very grateful that my phone had a camera and it truly fulfilled my needs.

BUT, lately I see these awesome pics online, and keep hearing people say....
Forum: FJR Central   07-23-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,114
Posted By philharmonic
I would like to make a pitch here to install TPMS...

I would like to make a pitch here to install TPMS in all your bikes.

Little Joe, I am not criticizing you, but I couldn't help notice that a couple of your flat tires involved screws in your...
Forum: General Chat   07-23-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,897
Posted By philharmonic
Just for those new people with 5 speeds who don't...

Just for those new people with 5 speeds who don't know. There is an option to drop into the FD, a set of gears off a Royal Star Venture from the early 2000's.

With a Gen. 1 {2003-2005] those...
Forum: New Member Introductions   07-22-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By philharmonic
Welcome to the FJROwners forum. Plenty of...

Welcome to the FJROwners forum. Plenty of maintenance to be sure has been done. Hope you got a lot of records so you know where you stand. One of the first things to check is that the CCT is up to...
Forum: FJR Technical   07-21-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By philharmonic
Like Bernie says, if you have a Gen. 1 a smaller...

Like Bernie says, if you have a Gen. 1 a smaller windshield will help with the heat.

My Gen. 1 windshield would cause such a vacuum behind it that the wind hitting my back would push me forward...
Forum: FJR Technical   07-19-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By philharmonic
My opinion, and it's just an opinion, is that...

My opinion, and it's just an opinion, is that there was SOME noise coming from your CCT and you didn't notice it, and it was masking the hum. JMO

If you were SURE this was the original CCT then...
Forum: Bikes & Parts For Sale - USA   07-15-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 81
Posted By philharmonic
FJR rear wheel w/PR4 03-07

I saw this on Ebay, it's not mine, but for anyone who is thinking about a second rear wheel, either to put a CT on or to mail to a place your are travelling, and have an 03-07 FJR, this would be a...
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