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Forum: General Chat   09-04-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,231
Posted By Ace Handler
Anger and Envy - like oil and water!

I sympathize with your frustration my friend. I live in a very low population density area of Canada. I moved from a much higher density area. The difference in stress-levels is palpable. Deer...
Forum: FJR Central   08-31-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1,882
Views: 216,658
Posted By Ace Handler
Lightbulb Crown Nut mod for 17mm ball mount (GPS/Mobile)

I wanted to quote the OP - but I couldn't find the original post! I find the search function of this forum a bit 'lacking' but that's ok. This is as good a place as any to drop this :smile2:
Now I...
Forum: FJR Parts & Servicing   08-26-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,901
Posted By Ace Handler
It's an oily business we're in...

Hmmm, I really respect your opinion (on matters FJR) but .... but ... I think you didn't look closely at the label of the blue jug photo I posted. I've attached the (what I suppose must be) the...
Forum: General Chat   08-24-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,038
Posted By Ace Handler
I bought a 2002 BMW R1200C in 2007. I put 92,000...

I bought a 2002 BMW R1200C in 2007. I put 92,000 kms on it before the driveshaft/clutch plate stripped (only 3kms from my house, phew!). Cost me $3500 by the time the repairs were done. 12,000 kms...
Forum: FJR Parts & Servicing   08-24-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,901
Posted By Ace Handler
I've attached a photo of the blue jug I poured my...

I've attached a photo of the blue jug I poured my first oil change from. I thought the point was to use diesel-only oil so that it wouldn't have all the nasty additives that cause griefs and...
Forum: New Member Introductions   08-22-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 913
Posted By Ace Handler
I just moved from Enderby to NE Saskatchewan last...

I just moved from Enderby to NE Saskatchewan last fall (suddenly on fixed income after retirement) and sold my two beemers. I just bought (3 weeks ago) my first FJR - a 2005. It's been a joy so far...
Forum: General Chat   08-22-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,038
Posted By Ace Handler
Spondylose - for life's favorite challenge (PAIN!)

Off topic...but not! Please accept this in the spirit of my intention ❣️

I am wary about accepting/giving 'medical' advice to/from strangers - but I cannot resist - I have to tell you about some...
Forum: FJR Parts & Servicing   08-22-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,901
Posted By Ace Handler
I didn't see any panhead screw??! WHERE DID IT...

I didn't see any panhead screw??! WHERE DID IT GO??!!?




That's gotta be some pretty swank paper towel you got over there! Is it bounce? (that's a forum inside joke isn't it?!)
Forum: FJR Parts & Servicing   08-22-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,901
Posted By Ace Handler
Yes, I was being a bit 'tongue-in-cheeky' (won't...

Yes, I was being a bit 'tongue-in-cheeky' (won't say whose) and didn't really use half a roll...my change went pretty smoothly for the first one. And I used two different funnels (one for putting...
Forum: FJR Parts & Servicing   08-19-2020, 11:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,901
Posted By Ace Handler
Well...for me it's not the cost so much as the...

Well...for me it's not the cost so much as the f***'n MESS! Half a roll of paper towel (if EVERYTHING proceeds according to plan!). Then dumping the used oil back in the 5l. jug is always fun too...
Forum: FJR Technical   08-13-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 796
Posted By Ace Handler
This is all a great idea. I'm going to remove...

This is all a great idea. I'm going to remove the OEM stem nut (36mm socket off eBay for $10) and drill a hole in the center to mount a 17mm ball for my Garmin. I'll use a SS bolt and probably a 3"...
Forum: FJR Technical   08-04-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,509
Posted By Ace Handler
My new LED headlight bulbs arrived today. Man,...

My new LED headlight bulbs arrived today. Man, they are bright (but not illegal bright I'm sure) Kinda cool with the fan and all ;-) They're 'Angel Eyes' so there's a ring of blue LEDs on the...
Forum: FJR Technical   08-04-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,025
Posted By Ace Handler
After reviewing the threads on this topic and my...

After reviewing the threads on this topic and my purchase options I made my own (Gen1 '05). I found some leftover heat-shield in the basement that had foil on one side only. I added foil 'muffler...
Forum: FJR Technical   07-29-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,025
Posted By Ace Handler
This may be a really.stupid.question but is there...

This may be a really.stupid.question but is there a chance that this plastic/metallic bubble wrap could meld from the engine heat? I was thinking of using the leftover stuff I bought to insulate the...
Forum: FJR Technical   07-29-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,050
Posted By Ace Handler
Ok, I'm in...battery stuff, yeah baby! Lithium...

Ok, I'm in...battery stuff, yeah baby! Lithium no good, ok - I'll trust the scout's words. Yuasa OEM replacement is best, maybe. Chinese batteries not entirely eschewed but not entirely...
Forum: FJR Technical   07-29-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,509
Posted By Ace Handler
After two hours of searching the forums...is...

After two hours of searching the forums...is there a way to turn the headlights on without starting the bike and filling my garage with CO? All my other bikes I've owned in the last 30 years have...
Forum: FJR Technical   07-29-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,025
Posted By Ace Handler
I just bought an '05. Came with a National...

I just bought an '05. Came with a National Touring windscreen (very large). As soon as I raise it high enough to block the wind on my face, I can feel the heat coming up from the motor (which I...
Forum: FJR Parts & Servicing   07-20-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,901
Posted By Ace Handler
I know I've got some thread around here someplace...

Found a different thread with Rotella-Related-Ruminations...:nerd:
Forum: FJR Parts & Servicing   07-20-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,901
Posted By Ace Handler
I came a'searchin' to see if any FJR O/O has been...

I came a'searchin' to see if any FJR O/O has been using Shell's Rotella T6 in their FJR(s) but alas, it was not to be. The AAA testing was interesting, 47% better (synthetic over non-synthetic) is...
Forum: New Member Introductions   07-18-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By Ace Handler
Hot Damm you mean!

Lol! Is the hyper-politeness? Or perhaps it's our pretty-boy leader - either way - we're the Great White North! :laugh:
Forum: New Member Introductions   07-18-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By Ace Handler
Thanks, warmin' my cockles you are :-)

Thanks, warmin' my cockles you are :-)
Forum: New Member Introductions   07-18-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By Ace Handler
Cool Hello from NE Saskatchewan

Hello! Sold all my bikes (Beemers) when I moved from M/C paradise (BC) to SK - where the twisties are few and very.far.between (whaaa!). I'm a boomer and though older than dirt, my riding days...
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