If you look at the full, high-res pic, you’ll see that the rear Rascal Grafik tank protector, while beautifully color-matched to… Continue reading
I sure wish this had been available when I owned a Sportster. Harley-Davidson announced today that a new Boom! audio system is now available for the 2004-later XL Sportster, 2010-later Dyna Wide Glide, 2000-later Softail,… Continue reading
Some motorcycles are inherently uncomfortable. Some of them get uncomfortable as you age. Sometimes, if you really like a bike, you try to modify it to make it fit you better. The thing is, there is a right way to do this, and a wrong… Continue reading
Last night, my final replacement racing stripes came in from Premier Cycle. I put them on, so this morning I finally got to ride my fully restored FJR to work. Actually, I’ve been riding it every day since my last post, but without all the stripes. … Continue reading
I think the Cal-Sci windshield is gonna be a wintertime shield only.
Today it was about 90 degrees. Hot. I rode to Office Depot this afternoon for some compressed air bottles for the job I posted about below. And, as I mentioned previously, the Cal Sci shield cocooned me in… Continue reading
They aren’t much, as far as mods are concerned. A passenger… Continue reading
Well, the first farkle (second, if you don’t count sliders) arrived this afternoon from California Scientific. I got the +3.5 inch windshield.
First, good on Cal-Sci for sending along real, live, stainless steel machine screws to mount it. Good thing, too, because one of the OEM plastic screwheads just snapped… Continue reading
I ordered the black racing stripes for the Fairing and bags. The picture here is from the PCA web site, not mine, which is a bit surprising, since they are a business web site. You’d think they’d use better pictures.
In any event, they are the reflective black 3M product… Continue reading
I decided to put my frame sliders on today. The FJR is pretty simple in this respect, because the two frame bolts are right out in the open, so no cutting or anything is required.
The thing is, I didn’t have a torque wrench, a 1omm hex driver, or a… Continue reading
For the most part, the FJR1300 is pretty darn good right out of the box. But, like any motorcycle, it isn’t perfect. I need to add some farkles, to make it “just right”. I don’t want to change the look of the bike, and there’s no need at all for… Continue reading
I’ve solved about 90% of my complaints and discomfort with the throttle on the FJR. I stopped off at North County Yamaha and spent ten bucks on a throttle rocker. So long, throttle-handle death grip!
Seriously, it solved a lot of problems.