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  1. builderbob

    visor cleaner

    I use Plexus with a microfiber cloth. Both on the visor and windshield. Keep a can in the top box.
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    What is this hole?

    As there are 2 holes, one on either side of the engine, I'm wondering if they were provided as frame attachment points for a yet unannounced ADV bike. Hmmm...
  3. Was on my way to Daytona from DeLand on 92 yesterday and spied a familiar headlight design approaching from the rear. First FJ I've seen in my area. Blue with hard aftermarket side cases. Member here?
  4. builderbob

    Graphic/decal replacement

    Ah. I guess I didn't catch that you wanted to apply the decals to a new piece. Still, with enough masking tape surrounding the graphic and using the proper plastic blade, chances of damaging the original panel are minimal.
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    Graphic/decal replacement

    That's not hard to do. Before you remove the original graphic, place some masking tape along side the graphic on the tank surface. Make a few marks on the tape to indicate certain alignment points and then remove the graphic. When applying the new one, just line it up with the marks that you made on the tape.
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    Chinese crash bars.....

    Try this link.
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    GT900 bars on FJ09?

    Correct. Mine are already at the rear-most position.
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    GT900 bars on FJ09?

    Checked part numbers. The caps are the same, however, the risers for the FJ have an updated part number that matches the GT. I suspect that the part number was updated as a result of the recall they had on the risers a couple of years ago.
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    GT900 bars on FJ09?

    Possible. I didn't think of that. Would be worth checking part numbers. Another reason to avoid the swap. There was no way to save the left grip. Tried every way possible to get it off without damaging it. Finally admitted defeat and zipped it off with the Dremel and a cut-off wheel. The right grip had the advantage of being on the throttle tube, which was easily removed as a unit.
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    GT900 bars on FJ09?

    I put them on. Honestly, not a great improvement. A little narrower than FJ bars with a very, very slight increase in pull-back. If I had it to do all over again, I'd pass. Not worth the effort. Makes me wonder what contributed most to the way they felt when I sat on a GT. Seating position must factor in because the bars alone don't do the trick.
  11. builderbob

    Garmin GPS Kits

    I used a Centech AP-2. A little less expensive than some of the alternatives, but you'll have to also install an external relay if you want it switched with the ignition. That's how mine is set up.
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    Heated grip removal

    Didn't think of that one. Use the grip's own heat to help out. That and some kind of solvent, as others suggested, might do the trick. I'll give it a shot.
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    Heated grip removal

    No, I used hairspray (a trick from my bicycling days). Still, might be a lost cause.
  14. builderbob

    Heated grip removal

    With regular grips, yes. The heated grips are rigid. Compressed air won't work. I'm thinking that a gear puller might do it.
  15. I recently purchased a set of GT handlebars for my FJ. I have the OEM heated grips installed on the original bars and obviously want to transfer them to the new bars. Just wondering if anyone has done this. I want to avoid damaging the left grip in the process of removing it. What worked for you?