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Forum: Meetings & Events - USA & Canada   02-15-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 246
Posted By JohnC
I favor the RTE.

I favor the RTE.
Forum: New Member Introductions   02-15-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 199
Posted By JohnC
Howdy. Welcome.

Howdy. Welcome.
Forum: General Chat   02-14-2020, 12:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,138
Posted By JohnC
3/4 length Tourmaster Sonora. I am not wild about...

3/4 length Tourmaster Sonora. I am not wild about the inner rain liner which is why I use an outer Frogg Togg rainsuit. I have ridden from 40F to 117F. Using the rainsuit for an outer layer extends...
Forum: FJR Technical   02-14-2020, 12:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By JohnC
Locktite 51048. According to the spec sheet I...

Locktite 51048. According to the spec sheet I read, it's 65% moly.


Hey, you asked.
Forum: FJR Parts & Servicing   02-09-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By JohnC
Another vote for speedbleeders and their...

Another vote for speedbleeders and their baggie/hose kit. The only problem I have is that my canyon cages make getting access to the clutch slave cylinder a little difficult.

I also second Ray's...
Forum: FJR Central   02-06-2020, 01:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 638
Posted By JohnC
The Yamaha Touring Windshield is 4" taller and...

The Yamaha Touring Windshield is 4" taller and about 1" wider than the stock windshield.

I installed one after my first long trip (over 4000 km). I ordered it two weeks after I got back. Works...
Forum: FJR: The Farkling II   02-06-2020, 01:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 229
Posted By JohnC
Check my signature for the best Series III...

Check my signature for the best Series III Tupperware Removal Guide I have seen.

A few years back, I installed most of my electrical mods at the same time. I pulled off all the tupperware,...
Forum: FJR Central   02-06-2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 519
Posted By JohnC
Any boxer is narrower at the seat than an FJR, so...

Any boxer is narrower at the seat than an FJR, so they are starting at a better place.
Forum: FJR Central   02-01-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,891
Posted By JohnC
I had been using a 2597 for several years before...

I had been using a 2597 for several years before I replaced it with a 396 on sale. Mounted it above the tach behind the windshield.


Advantage: Cheap.
Disadvantages: Display is unusable in...
Forum: FJR Technical   01-23-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By JohnC
Chernakr, for times like this, you should add...

Chernakr, for times like this, you should add your location to your profile.
Forum: FJR Central   01-23-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By JohnC
Thanks, Ray. I will try that.

Thanks, Ray. I will try that.
Forum: FJR Technical   01-23-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By JohnC
I wear 12.5/13s and the only problem I have with...

I wear 12.5/13s and the only problem I have with the centerstand is occasionaly having difficulty finding the side stand, especially when I am tired.
Forum: General Chat   01-23-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,091
Posted By JohnC
The C-14 with it's ram air induction and VVT...

The C-14 with it's ram air induction and VVT engine is a little quicker and only a little, very little, faster (about 3 mph according to MCN). For that, you get a more complex engine and the...
Forum: FJR Central   01-23-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By JohnC
Tires? Inflation? Many of us are running 40 FR/42...

Tires? Inflation? Many of us are running 40 FR/42 RR.


And like Bill suggests: increase the preload. I am running two lines showing, but I am not certain that is enough preload.
Forum: FJR Technical   01-19-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,838
Posted By JohnC
I was pretty finicky about my '70 Bonneville. On...

I was pretty finicky about my '70 Bonneville. On the other hand, it had three oil reservoirs: engine oil in the engine and separate primary chain case and gear oil in the sealed transmission.

I...
Forum: General Chat   01-19-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,083
Posted By JohnC
2013 IBR, 2005 and 2006 FJRs took five of the top...

2013 IBR, 2005 and 2006 FJRs took five of the top six places (1, 2, 3, 5, and 6). Average distance covered about 12,000 miles in 11 days. That was the final point in my 2014 decision to buy an FJR.
Forum: FJR: The Farkling II   01-18-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,833
Posted By JohnC
I bought a set of Eric's also back when he was in...

I bought a set of Eric's also back when he was in "business". He published drawings and dimensions also.



I think Garauld (the stiffy guy) uses the same pattern for his sliders.
Forum: FJR Central   01-17-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,032
Posted By JohnC
The FJR vibrates? OK. seriously. Mine...

The FJR vibrates?


OK. seriously. Mine either:
1. Doesn't vibrate much.
2. Is damped by the MCL riser plate (changes frequency, stiffness, or something).
3. Isn't noticeable to me.


I...
Forum: FJR Technical   01-17-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 531
Posted By JohnC
For $10 in connectors, I made an equivalent of...

For $10 in connectors, I made an equivalent of the Admore wiring harness. The money I saved wasn't worth the aggravation.
Forum: FJR: The Farkling II   01-17-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,833
Posted By JohnC
I have canyon cages and sliders. Speaking from...

I have canyon cages and sliders. Speaking from experience, cages alone do not provide enough protection.
Forum: New Member Introductions   01-14-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 269
Posted By JohnC
Howdy. Welcome to the forum . . . and this bunch...

Howdy. Welcome to the forum . . . and this bunch of, well, I was going to say "silly clowns", unemployed comedians.

Seriously, though, when they are being serious, they have some worthwhile...
Forum: New Member Introductions   01-14-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By JohnC
Howdy. Welcome to the forum. I hope it...

Howdy. Welcome to the forum.


I hope it came with saddlebags. :)
Forum: Bikes & Parts For Sale - USA   01-14-2020, 02:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By JohnC
Darn. The one day I do not check the forum . . .

Darn. The one day I do not check the forum . . .
Forum: Touring Tales   01-14-2020, 02:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 753
Posted By JohnC
Last May, I went down to AAA to renew my TX...

Last May, I went down to AAA to renew my TX registration that was going to expire in July. I had the new paperwork folded up with my insurance papers in my glove box. In June, I went to put the...
Forum: FJR Technical   01-14-2020, 02:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,118
Posted By JohnC
I have no advice for the kill switch, but if you...

I have no advice for the kill switch, but if you have never taken the tupperware off a Series III, it is a PITA. The link in my signature points to instructions and pictures that I think are better...
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