Google+ Two-Wheeled Tourist: Who is Eleanor?

Who is Eleanor?


Date Purchased: April 26, 2007
Location Purchased: Long Beach Motorsports (Long Beach, CA)
Model: Yamaha FJR1300AWC (standard clutch CA edition)
Color: Black Cherry
Mileage: 193,700 (as of 7/23/17)

Performance Modifications
- Power Commander III
- Two Bros. titanium performance exhaust
A close-up of the custom exhaust badge on my Two Bros. exhaust.
- Race Tech performance fork springs

Add-on Accessories
- Yamaha OEM optional extended windshield (+4" tall, 0.5" across) REPLACED at 190k miles
- Cee Bailey's windshield with +2" height extension above OEM
- '03 Yamaha FZ-1 mirrors
- Corbin front and rear seats (front seat factory restored at 192,291 miles)
- Garmin Zumo 550 with XM Radio antenna
- RAM mount cup holder
- !!!Manic Salamander heavy bar ends
- Brakeaway cruise control mechanism
- Second Look color-matched tank bra
- European-style FJR fairing stripes from Premier Cycle Accessories
- Sunline wide cleated foot pegs (aftermarket stainless steel dirtbike pegs for a Suzuki RM80)
- SW-Motech GIVI topcase adapter
- GIVI 46L topcase
- Denray trailer hitch from hitchusa.com
- WYNPRO Big-Foot kickstand widener
- Galfer stainless steel brake/clutch lines

Eleanor with my "holy penguin" family.
Tires Used
- Bridgestone Battlax BT-021 (original OEM tire)
- Michelin Pilot Power
- Metzler Sportec M3
- Dunlop D404
- Dunlop D616
- Bridgestone Battlax BT-023GT
- Metzler Roadtec Z8 Interact
- Michelin Pilot Road 4




Problems/Repairs
- faulty ECU (Yamaha factory recall, warranty replacement)
- seized piston on left front brake caliper (22,000 miles), caliper replaced by warranty
- Failed/shorted out main wiring harness (52,000 miles), replaced with 2009 OEM main wiring harness
- (4) Failed ignition switches - replaced with good ignition switch after factory recall
- front brake calipers rebuilt (102,236 miles)
- wiring harness sub lead installation (Yamaha factory recall, 114,666 miles)
- failed stator (115,964 miles)
- original wheel bearings replaced (123,023 miles), replaced with All Balls (front) and Yamaha OEM (rear)
- original rear brake rotor replaced (123,023 miles)
- original starter relay and fuel line to throttle bodies replaced (136,962 miles)
- front forks and rear shock serviced and rebuilt (157,700 miles)
- 3rd valve adjustment ever, original steering head bearing replaced (159,739 miles)
- fuel lines near tipover sensor cleared to restore idle (179,938 miles)
- headlight assembly rewired to bypass ECU (184,000)
- second stator replacement (184,000 miles)
- replacement of three relays and sidestand safety switch bypassed (189,800 miles)
- engine and final drive: NONE! (And I'm going to keep it that way!)

Mileage History
Mile 1: Los Angeles, CA (April 26, 2007) - she was delivered to me at work and I rode her right out of the parking lot
Mile 10000: Minneapolis, MN (July 13, 2007)
Mile 20000: San Francisco, CA (December 25, 2007)
Mile 33333: La Habra, CA (June 3, 2008)
Mile 54321: Irvine, CA (February, 15, 2009)
Mile 85000: Niagara Falls, ON, Canada (May 31, 2010)
Mile 90000: Westerville, OH (August 8, 2010)
Mile 100000: Columbus, OH (February 18, 2011)
Mile 111111: Post Falls, ID (July 17, 2011)
Mile 119428 (halfway to the average distance to the moon): Westerville, OH (October 28, 2011)
Mile 123456: Westerville, OH (March 22, 2012)
Mile 125000: Omaha, NE (April 12, 2012)
Mile 150000: Brea, CA (February 15, 2014)
Mile 160000: Beverly Hills, CA (August 26, 2014)
Mile 175000: Marina del Rey, CA (April 23, 2015)
Mile 180000: Los Angeles, CA (October 20, 2015)
Mile 190000: Torrance, CA (April 24, 2017)
Mile 195000: TBA
Mile 200000: TBA

It took 1394 days (3 years, 9 months, 23 days) for Eleanor and me to hit the big 100k mark and 2487 days (6 years, 9 months, 20 days) to hit 150k. Looking forward to much more to go!

Here's some other fun milestones to add.
States crossed: 45 Continental States (missing FL, MS, LA, AK, HI)
- 2007: CA, AZ, NM, TX, OK, KS, MO, IA, MN, ND, SD, WY, ID, NV
- 2009: UT, CO, NE, IL, IN, OH, KY, TN, AR
- 2010: MI, WV, PA, NY, NJ, CT, RI, MA, NH, VT, ME, DE, MD, NC, SC, VA, Washington, D.C.
- 2011: OR, WA, MT, WI
- 2012: GA, AL

Provinces of Canada: Ontario (2010), Manitoba (2013)

# of Women On Wheels® International Ride-Ins: 6 (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

Longest Round-trip Ride: 6600 miles (Columbus, OH/San Jose, CA/Spokane, WA/Billings, MT/Sturgis, SD/Fairmount, MN/Chicago, IL/Columbus, OH)
2nd Longest Round-trip Ride: 6200 miles (LA/Columbus/Kerrville, TX/Roswell, NM/LAX)
Longest Single-Day Ride: 1250 miles (July 2011 - Columbus, OH to Big Springs, NE)
2nd Longest Single-day Ride: 1098 miles (August 2010 - Columbus, OH to Spartanburg, SC and back - Iron Butt SaddleSore 1000)
Longest Two-Day Ride: 2200 miles (July 2011 - Columbus, OH to Elko, NV - Iron Butt SaddleSore 2000)