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Old 02-07-2016, 07:28 PM   #101
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Looking good gents. I took the FJR out for 200 miles and keep asking myself why am I looking at other hardware ? In current form it's damn near perfect.
I wish I had snazzy gold wheels though.
I need to ride it sometime. There is probably an FJR in my future, as I feel an IBR out there over the horizon. Wonder if I should get an older one or go all out on a brand new one. Or what. I rode Mark's old one for a few miles but not enough to get the feel of it.

The wheels add 10hp.
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Old 02-07-2016, 07:49 PM   #102
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Good on you Brad for getting out there in the winter. I'm too paranoid of salt residue getting all up in that $h!t. They spread it thicker than manure up here.
The salt is thick here too, the FJR and FZ are staying in the garage a while. I got a killer deal on this DRZ and it is the perfect sand and brine water bike. The last 2 weekends I've wiped down the brine water and WD-40'ed the chain and call it good.

'Boot I'm with you on the FJR being nearly perfect. I keep thinking that picking up a used '14 with cruise when then get cheap would be my next bike purchase. Except when I'm riding on sand and salt water, then I'm glad I picked up a dual sport.
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Old 02-07-2016, 08:25 PM   #103
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I finished the paint restoration on my new to me track bike. '05 R6

I still have to install the new fuel pump and side covers on the tank and she will be back up and running after 5 years of neglect under someone's carport down here in FL.



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Old 02-07-2016, 08:30 PM   #104
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Nice C-10. That'll work
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Old 02-07-2016, 08:57 PM   #105
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The '05 is the beautiful Unicorn with the USD forks and radial brakes but the older engine with more low end torque. Great tack bike!
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Old 02-07-2016, 11:58 PM   #106
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Thanks guys! I'm pretty excited about it. I basically traded my SV650 track bike for this as I've been looking for something with similar handling with a good bit more power. This little lady should fit the bill nicely. She was pretty rough when I picked her up. Here is the FS thread on the local forum. I've spent the past week tearing her down and cleaning her up.

http://www.soflasportbikes.com/forum...ve-2k-obo.html
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Old 02-14-2016, 09:58 PM   #107
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Installed a Scott's steering damper mount kit onto my R1. Scored it from the R1 forum for cheap.
Now I can swap my steering damper to/from my R6.
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Old 02-14-2016, 10:05 PM   #108
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Installed a switched power relay and fuse block to power heated gear, radar detector, and 5V USB power supply, so that all that stuff turns on and off with the ignition.
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Old 02-19-2016, 04:28 AM   #109
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Finished the stem bearings, and front for rebuild on my budget 426. This weekend is the head and timing chain. All while the FZ sits under a cover
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Old 02-19-2016, 06:03 AM   #110
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Finished the rebuild on a set of Honda SOHC carbs.



This is for a Cafe build, I completed the engine last year, complete overhaul.



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Old 02-27-2016, 06:59 PM   #111
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Installed new registration stickers on all of the bikes then jumped on the V-Rod and took a nice 170 mile ride. Thought about pushing the R1 out and testing my shoulder on that bike but there is just too much sand on the roads for that much power.

A rare 60 degree February day. Nice ride.
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Old 02-29-2016, 09:30 AM   #112
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Pulled the S-10 out, changed the fluids, filled her up with some freash gas, went for a nice loop. Runs like a charm.
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Old 03-06-2016, 11:06 PM   #113
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Dialed in suspension.

40mm total sag in back, and reduced high-speed damping a bit. Relaxed damping on the forks a touch. Bike is now more comfortable to ride, yet feels more consistent everywhere.
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Old 03-07-2016, 12:32 AM   #114
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Pushed the R1 outta the house and into a small available space in the garage. Hooked up the battery charger. Waiting for upcoming rain to wash salt and sand off of the tarmac.
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Old 03-07-2016, 03:50 AM   #115
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Dialed in suspension.

40mm total sag in back, and reduced high-speed damping a bit. Relaxed damping on the forks a touch. Bike is now more comfortable to ride, yet feels more consistent everywhere.
Funny how that works even when we understand how it works.

More comfort AND better grip.. compex stuff!
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Old 03-07-2016, 06:55 AM   #116
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We are supposed to have thunderstorms tomorrow and into Wednesday and I hope that does a good job of washing the sand and salt off the roads. As it is now today I commuted on the DRZ, don't worry so much about sand all over the place with it.

FJR hasn't moved or been uncovered, maybe the end of the week if the rain is as good as predicted.
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Old 03-08-2016, 07:39 PM   #117
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Used the rain today as an excuse to test ABS on the front brake.

It works very well. No sliding, no twitching, no abruptness, no massive vibration in the lever. Fork compression was maintained as if I was doing all the work on dry pavement.

I had tested the rear earlier. Again, the most notable thing about it is the lack of anything notable.

File this under 'very nice to have'.
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Old 03-08-2016, 08:12 PM   #118
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75 degrees F here today. Got in a nice ride on the DR650.
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Old 03-08-2016, 08:53 PM   #119
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Something didn't feel right last time out on the ducky. Looks like the "Cush bushings" and hub spacer are toast. Then, since it's apart, I might as well do hub bearings too. Yaaaaaa Ducati
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Old 03-08-2016, 10:38 PM   #120
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" '99 Ducati 996s- a bunch of expensive, hard to pronounce and hard to spell add-ons"

Love it!
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