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About 2linby

  • Birthday 10/11/1957


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  1. I've been told I am a "A" personality type. Therefore A for me. I like the quicker throttle response and as soon as I find the time to not ride the bike for a couple days I'll send in my ECu to be re-flashed. Probably when I replace the plugs and filter and maybe adjust the valves and sync the air intakes etc.....
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    Tell me about the Saddle. I live in Eugene and loathe the idea of spending $500 on a seat mod, but can't handle the stock seat much more. I'm just pissed it costs so much to modify a small saddle like ours. So is it really worth it?
  3. I have about 6k on my PR5's and they still look like new. Love the tire. Value? I think so for a number of reasons. 1) mileage has always been better with the PR series. 2) I ride in the rain. These are exceptional. 3) Peace of mind. I've played with Sinko's, Dunlops, Bridgestones, Pirellies, Continentals, Metzelers and the Michelins have always been a premium tire. My old Connie with over 168k on it would eat all other tires up. But the old Michelin 89X 100X and the PR series have been superior to all others. I just followed suit with the FJ09. Yes they cost bucks, but again, you pay for what you get. And IMHO peace of mind is the number one reason. They've never let me down.
  4. I replaced the worn out OEM tires with only 5800 miles on them with Michelin PR5's. 6500 miles later they still have more tread on them then the damn OEM's did new! I ride everyday rain or shine in Oregon, so I need a good long lasting rain proven tire. The Michelin series from the old 88's and 100X to the newer PR2, 3, 4 and now 5's have been on all my bikes since 2001. That's close to 200,000 miles on the four bikes I've owned since then.
  5. 2016 stock. My first oil change (1000 miles) was 2.8 liters measured with a graduated cylinder and was over the slight glass. The second change was 2.6 (4000 miles) and still over the sight glass. My last change (9000 miles I used exactly 2.4 liters with a Hi-flo filter change and it is spot on in-between the slight glass marks cold. The engine case has a mark of 2400 cm3 underneath the filler cap. You can never completely empty all the oil out of an engine during a change, so I figure the .3 liters from the manual telling us all the 2.7L capacity makes sense. So from now on its 2.4 liters for each change for me. Assuming I continue using the same capacity oil filter.
  6. 2.4 with a filter and mine is full. I don't believe the manual. Each time I've added the 2.7 it covers the sight glass completely.
  7. Changed out my stock handlebars for some Rizoma bars. Shorter, more pullback. I'll see how they feel after a week of riding and report back.
  8. Great roads Nice day for a good ride!
  9. I've got two cans of lube to use up then I'm done with it. Going to use a heavy weight 80/95 gear oil after a good cleaning. Time to experiment.
  10. The worst was the old Concours C10. Absolutely the most miserable design on earth. My FJ09 is a breeze. I just made it more comfortable that's all.
  11. Made a comfortable center stand pull out of 3/4" ID heater hose on the left passenger foot peg boss. I removed the bracket (boss) used a 4" die grinder to smooth out the inside only of the upper radius of the bend, cleaned the edges with a file, then cut the hose to length, cut it down the middle and used electrical tape to secure it in place. Just a prototype for now. But sooo much more comfortable on your hand when you lift the bike onto the center stand.
  12. After I picked up a nail in my stocker rear tire and after 6000 miles I replaced both with the Michelin PR5's. I ride everyday, rain or shine. I've had no issues whatsoever with the tires. After almost 4000 miles they still look great and ride the same. I've had Michelin PR4's and PR3's on other bikes and love the series. I still remember the old Macadam 100X and the 89X. All great tires. Michelin makes a superior product.
  13. Added a 8" LED strip light for added running and brake lights. Changed the oil with Rotella T6. Cleaned and lubed the chain with DuPont wax based "Chain Saver". The LED strip is mounted on my Shad top case mount and is viewed with the running light on. The Brake light is about three times as intense. And added a Madstad 20" Light tinted shield about a week ago.