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Old 09-22-2012, 09:47 PM   #2011
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My valves were last checked at 32K and they still were within tolerance.

I would have lost count by now of how many times the valves were adjusted on my R1150R.
Hard to compare the two systems. Shim-adjusted systems have a high-low spec (since shims come in increments) whereas a screw/locknut system just has a single spec and tolerance around the spec is left as a judgment to the mechanic.

My take is that valve hassle on a boxer and a bike like the FJR is about a wash. Yes, the boxer requires it much more often, but it is easier than an oil change, access makes the work a pleasure, and it requires no parts. An inline-four will keep you busy for a couple hours just getting access below the valve cover and it is no fun working between the frame rails. On the FJR you have to disturb some cooling systems components and getting the valve cover out and back in between the frame rails is a very tight squeeze and has a lot of risk of a pinched gasket. If you have one out of spec, you're pulling cams with all the attendant risk this entails and headed to the dealer for shims which often have to be ordered.

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Old 09-23-2012, 07:59 AM   #2012
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Yep, yer right. And if'n yer behind the redwood curtain, you must know the bad attitude little filly that won't get off mah bike?

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My valves were last checked at 32K and they still were within tolerance.

I would have lost count by now of how many times the valves were adjusted on my R1150R.
Just saying.
Yeah, come'in from a BMW, I like the longer intervals even if it iz a little mor work. I just ride the shit outta this bitch, then check her out every 30K.
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:01 PM   #2013
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>"Yep, yer right. And if'n yer behind the redwood curtain, you must know the bad attitude little filly that won't get off mah bike?"

Is that her Ducati on the left ?
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:12 PM   #2014
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My valves were last checked at 32K and they still were within tolerance.

I would have lost count by now of how many times the valves were adjusted on my R1150R.
Just saying.
Yamaha service told me that FJR usually need to adjust valves first time with more than 100,000 km. I sold mine with 65.000 km and the valves was within tolerance.
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:02 PM   #2015
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Yamaha service told me that FJR usually need to adjust valves first time with more than 100,000 km. I sold mine with 65.000 km and the valves was within tolerance.
Same here when mine were checke at 50K miles. I know several folks that have FJRs and each one has never needed adjusting when checked. I've been around bikes all my life and can tell when a bike's valves are tightening up by the way it starts {especially when cold} and power loss. I'll not pay to get them checked again untill I start to notice signs of them tightening up. Yamaha makes a dern good engine. Heck, even my R1 that I rode extremely hard in the mountains and had quite a few tracks days on it were perfectly in spec at 30K miles.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:59 PM   #2016
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New FJR pics

Maybe 205, I troll this thread from time to time. A FJR may be my next bike... Found this on another site. 1350 or 1400.
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:12 PM   #2017
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Could it be?

http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-...ked/21457.html





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Old 09-25-2012, 02:34 PM   #2018
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I won't hold my breath but it looks like they got serious with handling the heat complaints. Hopefully the front end still looks like a sport bike and not another copy of an RT.
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:32 PM   #2019
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Frankly, if that report is true, I'm pleased they're not making wholesale changes. IMHO, they don't need to.
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:25 PM   #2020
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Maybe 205, I troll this thread from time to time. A FJR may be my next bike... Found this on another site. 1350 or 1400.
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Looks like someones pipe dream now with RT headlights it would be perfect. Remember Yamaha`s big upgrade is add another $300 to the price & change the color. (ask the Royalstar guy`s about that one)
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:54 AM   #2022
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Frankly, if that report is true, I'm pleased they're not making wholesale changes. IMHO, they don't need to.

I'm with you. I thik the FJR is pretty spot on the way it is. Just some minor tweaks are all that is needed. It's already the best looking sport tourer IMO. Traction control would be nice. Keep the price down and kick Kawasaki where it hurts.

oh wait, I'm riding for Big K now...

FJR's suck.

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Old 09-26-2012, 12:44 PM   #2023
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>"Yep, yer right. And if'n yer behind the redwood curtain, you must know the bad attitude little filly that won't get off mah bike?"

Is that her Ducati on the left ?
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I'm with you. I thik the FJR is pretty spot on the way it is. Just some minor tweaks are all that is needed. It's already the best looking sport tourer IMO. Traction control would be nice. Keep the price down and kick Kawasaki where it hurts.

oh wait, I'm riding for Big K now...

FJR's suck.

Enjoy yer new kawk.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:00 PM   #2024
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oh wait, I'm riding for Big K now... FJR's suck.
Hey Breeze...you put a car tire on that Big K yet???

After a few laps around the mountains, my bass boat blue FJR came home in need of new rubber:



I do not suggest you try this and remember YMMV. This is the "new" Z8 by Metzeler....3011 miles on this one.
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I'm with you. I thik the FJR is pretty spot on the way it is. Just some minor tweaks are all that is needed. It's already the best looking sport tourer IMO. Traction control would be nice. Keep the price down and kick Kawasaki where it hurts.

oh wait, I'm riding for Big K now...

FJR's suck.

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