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  1. fddriver2

    Chain Maintenance question....

    3 days and 800 miles? Assuming that the chain is in good shape, I would clean it (if necessary) and lube it (and make sure it's adjusted properly) right before the trip. Then ignore it until I got home. From a previous post. "Not to long ago I was on AdvRider reading a ride report from a guy on a Triumph Tiger who rode from New Mexico (I think) to Prudhoe Bay and back. It was close to 10,000 miles when he was done. He never touched the chain. Never oiled it cleaned it or anything. He bought some tires about halfway through and the shop cleaned and oiled it for him. This was the only "chain maintenance" performed on the trip. On some of the worst roads in North America. Guess what? Nothing happened. I have no doubt that the chain was toast when he got home. So what. A chain is a "consumable" just like oil, tires, brake pads. Even if I took meticulous care of my chain on a trip like that over those roads I would change it out before my next "Epic" trip. Because that's the way I do things. I don't want to deal with it possibly failing on the road" As always YMMV
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    vs FJR???

    This. I love my FJ , but I walk around that bike every time I'm at the dealer. The only thing I don't like is that gigantic dumb muffler.
  3. fddriver2

    New Member

    They show up here from time to time. Also ebay is a good source. Set up a search and check it everyday. You just have to be patient.
  4. fddriver2

    Riding with eyeglasses

    What @nhchris said. I also have a Nike sports beanie (thinnest nylon I could find) that I wear. It helps stabilize the glasses and holds my earbuds in. Men's UA CoolSwitch Skull Cap | Under Armour US WWW.UNDERARMOUR.COM Shop Under Armour for Men's UA CoolSwitch Skull Cap in our Men’s Headwear department. Free shipping is available in US.
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    Niken sightings?

    Went to the Dania Beach Antique motorcycle show and saw these.
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    Where is "recent posts"?

    So. Just when I finally figure it out (with your help) You change it. 😳 @Cruizin πŸ˜ƒ
  7. I'm in for a t-shirt or two. I bought an older version in 2xl . Then lost a ton of weight, I'm barely an xl now. So I need some new swag.
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    Scorpion Serket Taper Stainless slip-on

    They don't even list Scorpion exhaust for the FJ-09/MT-09πŸ˜• https://motostarz.ca/collections/fj-09-mt-09-tracer/department_exhaust
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    What boots do you ride in?

    For low boots I use these. https://tacticalgear.com/merrell-moab-2-mid-tactical-wp-black?hp=y&pa=41698978482873851&gclid=CjwKCAiA1ZDiBRAXEiwAIWyNC5vqGE0juCUwfyKicBGvb5MO7DcCQgtBTNYNojeCCa0qRezenJdnbBoCIJMQAvD_BwE#/29063/653,1742,5129/1&dl=b When I need something higher. https://www.danner.com/stalwart-8-black.html
  10. While not quite as big as you would like I have used a Cortech Super 2.0 12L Tank Bag for 2-3 years. It's not to big or small. Has an 8 magnet set up that is rock solid. https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/cortech-super-20-12-liter-magnetic-tank-bag
  11. I don't know. But it probably doesn't hurt. I will leave you with a post from July 2017. As always YMMV "Not to long ago I was on AdvRider reading a ride report from a guy on a Triumph Tiger who rode from New Mexico (I think) to Prudhoe Bay and back. It was close to 10,000 miles when he was done. He never touched the chain. Never oiled it cleaned it or anything. He bought some tires about halfway through and the shop cleaned and oiled it for him. This was the only "chain maintenance" performed on the trip. On some of the worst roads in North America. Guess what? Nothing happened. I have no doubt that the chain was toast when he got home. So what. A chain is a "consumable" just like oil, tires, brake pads. Even if I took meticulous care of my chain on a trip like that over those roads I would change it out before my next "Epic" trip. Because that's the way I do things. I don't want to deal with it possibly failing on the road. On this forum I've read about people getting 30,000 miles out of a chain and less than 10,000 miles out of a chain. My point is chain life is extremely variable. Pull a lot of wheelies? Do a lot of track days? Ride hard? Or do you ride like "Miss Daisy"? Clean it, oil it, adjust it when you can. Replace it when it's time. Quit obsessing, and go ride..... "
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    visor cleaner

    I use this. https://www.nikwax.com/en-gb/products/productdetail.php?productid=248
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    False likes are fixed!

    I just got a like dated July 13 2018 from @koth442
  14. fddriver2

    The Great Brexit Road Trip 2019

    What color is your background? Shows up perfectly on the dark background.😳
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