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Forum: General Chat   03-15-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,161
Posted By OldButNotDead
Oil threads NEVER prove ANYTHING except how...

Oil threads NEVER prove ANYTHING except how riders will readily accept totally unsubstantiated claims. I use AMSOIL. I use MOTUL. I use MOBIL 1. OK, fine. Does anyone have totally objective...
Forum: News & Reviews   03-06-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,684
Posted By OldButNotDead
Sorry about the humor, Scott. I've been on so...

Sorry about the humor, Scott. I've been on so many oil threads over the years, not to mention I haven't figured out whether I've hit full time old timers or I had dementia since birth, that humor...
Forum: News & Reviews   03-06-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,684
Posted By OldButNotDead
Even the OP should see the color darken after a...

Even the OP should see the color darken after a change. If the oil gets to operating temp and runs there for a while, most oils will turn dark. The color does NOT mean that its lubrication...
Forum: News & Reviews   03-02-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,684
Posted By OldButNotDead
Not sure if this a "troll" thread or not. Since...

Not sure if this a "troll" thread or not. Since I turned 70 I am officially crotchety and have no remorse about what I am about to say. If you can't figure this question out on your own without...
Forum: FJR Central   02-17-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,944
Posted By OldButNotDead
Had a 2002 ZG1000. Hated it. Had 06 and 14A and...

Had a 2002 ZG1000. Hated it. Had 06 and 14A and both were great. No comparison between the original Connie and the new ones. Only differences I really see between the new Connies and the FJR are...
Forum: FJR Central   02-17-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,123
Posted By OldButNotDead
To me the the point of this thread isn't the long...

To me the the point of this thread isn't the long distance side of this. That guy could have easily accomplished the same record on an FJR. Maybe the point is that it was a Beemer that did it. If...
Forum: FJR Central   02-17-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,123
Posted By OldButNotDead
I was born to wander. Kinda like adventure too. ...

I was born to wander. Kinda like adventure too. BUT and that is a big BUT, droning across the country mainly on slabs or straight roads just to make time AIN'T my idea of fun. Now taking off into...
Forum: FJR Central   02-16-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,123
Posted By OldButNotDead
Several times I thought of just doing a 1K Iron...

Several times I thought of just doing a 1K Iron Butt, but then this thought came booming through, WHY?
Forum: FJR Central   02-14-2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,730
Posted By OldButNotDead
My experience with YES. 1. On my 06, never...

My experience with YES.
1. On my 06, never needed it for the three years I owned it.
2. On my 14, the dealership totally fubared the transfer from the original owner.
3. Yamaha tried to clear up...
Forum: FJR Technical   02-13-2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,767
Posted By OldButNotDead
For many years Keith Code's "Twist of the Wrist"...

For many years Keith Code's "Twist of the Wrist" books were the end all, be all. IMO, 90% of what he said was pure track, not street. Moss is similar, but way better. Better in that you can learn...
Forum: FJR Technical   02-12-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,767
Posted By OldButNotDead
Comparing the A to the ES is true apples and...

Comparing the A to the ES is true apples and oranges. The A fork springs are actually dual rate springs not true progressives. Hyper Pro makes a truly progressive spring that changes from one end...
Forum: FJR Central   02-11-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 18,161
Posted By OldButNotDead
The telelever is going away. As you probably...

The telelever is going away. As you probably know it is only on RT's and GS's now. For whatever reason the telelever and me were made for each. Last comment, I have had a lot of "oh chit" moments in...
Forum: FJR Central   02-11-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 18,161
Posted By OldButNotDead
Love what you like. FJR's are GREAT bikes. Had...

Love what you like. FJR's are GREAT bikes. Had an 06 FJR and next Saturday my 14 FJR is sold. My 06 didn't compare to my 2011 GS and my 16 doesn't compare to my 2016 GS. If think you are going to...
Forum: FJR Central   02-08-2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,124
Posted By OldButNotDead
I gave up riding a couple years back because my...

I gave up riding a couple years back because my back lit my legs up so bad. Once I rode across WV when I had to pull my leg up onto the right peg whenever I stopped because I could not raise it. ...
Forum: FJR Central   02-06-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,124
Posted By OldButNotDead
I agree with you Polar. Even the shocks that...

I agree with you Polar. Even the shocks that don't have a height adjustment usually change the height somewhat. When I got my HP461 it was fully adjustable except for height, but in the install...
Forum: FJR Technical   02-04-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,661
Posted By OldButNotDead
I remember the thing on the heated grips. IIRC...

I remember the thing on the heated grips. IIRC that was major reason to get Yamaha heated grips on the Gen II's, not aftermarkets stuff. Again, IIRC the throttle problems were primarily caused by...
Forum: FJR: The Farkling II   02-03-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,124
Posted By OldButNotDead
Close but not exactly, Mike. I was one of the...

Close but not exactly, Mike. I was one of the test group for this product on Tiger 1050's. You definitely have the principle down, but the Booster Plug has a thermister in it to control the amount...
Forum: FJR Technical   02-03-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,661
Posted By OldButNotDead
Hey Phil, I gutted my 06 cats and as part of...

Hey Phil,
I gutted my 06 cats and as part of that took the headers off. Something in the cob webs of my mind says that there is some slight difference where they bolt on the block. Not sure, but...
Forum: FJR Central   02-01-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,124
Posted By OldButNotDead
You may be ignorant, all of us are about...

You may be ignorant, all of us are about something, but I don't believe you are stupid. I really don't give a darn what all the other experts say, especially on FJR forums, what I said about shocks...
Forum: FJR Central   01-31-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,124
Posted By OldButNotDead
IMO, the main reason people say " My shock has...

IMO, the main reason people say " My shock has XX,XXX miles on it and it rides fine" is they don't know what a good shock should feel like in the first place. As I have said many times, the stock...
Forum: FJR Central   01-30-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,124
Posted By OldButNotDead
The major problem with the Gen I and II stock...

The major problem with the Gen I and II stock shocks is the springs. You CAN respring them. I did it on an 06. You will only have one preload setting but with something like a HyperPro fully...
Forum: Bikes & Parts For Sale - USA   01-29-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,125
Posted By OldButNotDead
That price IS negotiable.

That price IS negotiable.
Forum: General Chat   01-27-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,003
Posted By OldButNotDead
Since the 6 speed is there now and so is the...

Since the 6 speed is there now and so is the slipper clutch, but neither is "necessary". Nice but not necessary. If you plan to use the FJR on long halls, then Helibar or MV Vertolen bar adjusters...
Forum: FJR Technical   01-25-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,659
Posted By OldButNotDead
Totally agree Monte, on Gen III's but not on...

Totally agree Monte, on Gen III's but not on earlier models. The linkage was like something built with and erector set and did change on II's for sure, didn't work on I's but they look the same as...
Forum: FJR Technical   01-24-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,749
Posted By OldButNotDead
It's probably over on forum from ****. IIRC, all...

It's probably over on forum from ****. IIRC, all I did was take the spring off the retaining pin with some long pliers and let it go. It snapped around one turn and I put it back on. Keep in mind...
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