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Travelling at a brisk rate of speed through the twisting mountainous two lane not far from my homestead, the thought occured to me how little physical change to the bike it takes to inspire grand visions of success and power. The justification for the ride was merely an oil change in the crankcase and rear differential. The impression the bike made on me was of superior response and virility.

Logically, I knew this can not be so. Being the season for 32k servicing, my mind naturally was listing the remainder of tasks to be performed; throttle body sync, side stand lube and exhaust leak check. As each item ran through my mind, the FJR responded more powerfully. Fluidness describes how he attacked the curves, masculine was the feel of the brakes as we pulled down from speed. If this is the result of "thinking of servicing", the mind races to think of how one would interpret actual physical improvements to the bike. New tires, a shock or a change of brake fluid.

How little the easily impressed mind is swayed.

In San Diego,
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Bagstr, you beaut. Perfect description. A new tire or 2 and the bike just flies. There's no end to the grip. An oil change and suddenly, you're faster, quieter than anything else on the road. And its all in your head!
 

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have you noticed when you drive around almost out of gas and you finally notice then you nurse it to the next gas then when you fill it it runs like a bat outta hell ?


seemingly any attention given her at all pays dividends....


oh and the same goes for the bike ! :lol:
 

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ARK,

You bet!

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Same is true of a wash and wax, fresh set of plugs, etc etc. Actually, fresh oil can improve compression and lower friction, depending on how old the the oil was, so on a machine like a motorcycle, where the smallest changes can be noticed because of the nature of the machine, you're not mistaken Bags.
 

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Confidence, "they" say is everything. Upgrading brakes and suspension has become status quo for the last 3 motorcycles. The return investment is the preception of greater control = confidence. Of course making them faster....eh...er...run better is a plus too. :wink:
 
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