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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-19-2014, 12:29 PM
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Posted By bills3t
guru

jeff fisher at motorsports plus
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 41,035
Posted By bills3t
The 5speed works , even on the first gen fjr...

The 5speed works , even on the first gen fjr 70mph is @ 4,000rpm right where the bike starts to make some ponies . Want to pass on the interstate just roll the throttle . Bike still gets 40-45mpg...
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 587
Views: 181,949
Posted By bills3t
just dropping aline to say thanks for sharing...

just dropping aline to say thanks for sharing your thoughts along with the great photos . ( gotta love that your Italian Supermodel not afraid of the dirt )
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3,891
Views: 617,394
Posted By bills3t
mxboy96 , fjrforum has a lot of info about the...

mxboy96 , fjrforum has a lot of info about the cam chain tensioner . Replaced mine when valves were checked at 25,000 . Thought I heard ticking sound , but the old tensioner was still ok . I would...
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3,891
Views: 617,394
Posted By bills3t
Own a 05 fjr (gen 1) dry weight 537 lbs. per...

Own a 05 fjr (gen 1) dry weight 537 lbs. per Yamaha . Seems like the tire of choice is pr3's and milage varies between 10,000 - 13,000 . This fall found myself sitting at a table with 4 other fjr...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,856
Posted By bills3t
I had to climb up on it.....

true story , thirty - four years ago a fellow marine stationed at pearl harbor , was going dowm kam 1 and out of the blue lays bike down , surfs the bike while having a seizure on top of bike . FOUND...
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,207,927
Posted By bills3t
coast to coast (and back?) with an italian supermodel

I started reading Friday (4/12/13) just finished today. This is " EPIC " . I've never seen a RR when the writing and photo's are stunning . First off , I want to say thank you for sharing this ....
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,036
Posted By bills3t
s3t

check bad weather bikers you can modify where the bump stops at the lower rear of the bags to a forth mounting point. bags are secured better, down side not quite so easy to remove .loved the bags ,...
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,036
Posted By bills3t
s3t

ran a corbin on mine , secret is to have a gel pad on top of the corbin ( the infamous modified walmart auto seat cushion ). but keep the stock seat for the days you plan to run alot of twistys , the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-07-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,036
Posted By bills3t
s3t

things to watch for : 1. front mount ,can look ok but not (vibes at all rpm) 2.rear shock leaking (aftermarket best, but spendy)
the other stuff are easy enough fixes for bags and such. when the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 28,225
Posted By bills3t
flag ship

When the fjr came out , it was the sport tour that set a new standard . Hard to believe this bike is still pretty competitive in this market after ten years. But yamaha knows when your " TOP BIKE "...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-08-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,338
Posted By bills3t
good roads to ride

I have to second Mnrider2 , there are some good roads around the lakes in southern mn starting in faribault heading west to the minnesota river . But it's realy nice to have a mn. atlas & gazetter...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-06-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,232
Posted By bills3t
stuff to see

1.Palisades on 61 just north of Split Rock , easy to miss but worth looking for ( best veiw of the big lake and north shore ) 2. Bettys pie shop between Gooseberry and Two Harbors. 3. Aerostich in...
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