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Old 12-09-2009, 08:27 PM   #526
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Very clean and easy to install.
Your definition of "easy to install" and mine are significantly different.

http://www.fjr1300.info/howto/audiovox.html

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Old 12-09-2009, 11:45 PM   #527
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Are they BMW grips? They look familiar...
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Yup, sure are. Work very nicely on the bike. Only real complaint I have is wtih the grip heaters underneath 'em. If I'd been smarter I'd have put some kind of insulation between the bar and the grip heater on the left side. The right side throttle tube works like a champ.

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Your definition of "easy to install" and mine are significantly different.

http://www.fjr1300.info/howto/audiovox.html
Welllllllll. I'm not saying that I didn't run into any problems, but that my problems were of my own making. If I were to tackle it again, it'd be a snap. The first time is always the hardest and all that. Smitty, who frequented the FJR Forum and is now here, I think, since he bought his KTM, has done a ton of installs.

Seems to me that the only really persnickety part is drilling the throttle tang. If you use a new drill bit and a lot of care, it's not that hard. And it's all downhill from there. Note that some of the instructions on that page have been superseded by tips on the FJR Forum. For example, instead of tapping into the coil, you can tap into one of the wires at the ECU--much easier if you're at all handy with a soldering gun.

YMMV, of course. It's like a valve adjustment on the FJR. Some folks would prefer to leave it to the dealer, some folks will tackle it on their own. I wasn't thrilled about yanking the cams to do a valve adjust and had a couple "whoopsie" lessons, but I'll know for next time--in 24,000 miles. I loooooooooooove shim under bucket adjusters.

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Old 12-10-2009, 06:09 AM   #528
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Your definition of "easy to install" and mine are significantly different.

http://www.fjr1300.info/howto/audiovox.html

- Mark
What's nice for those who don't have the time or talent is that this is a viable alternative and could be installed by most any shop.

I've got a can of spray paint that could make that controller look like a stock item real fast!
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Old 12-10-2009, 09:01 AM   #529
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What's nice for those who don't have the time or talent is that this is a viable alternative and could be installed by most any shop.

I've got a can of spray paint that could make that controller look like a stock item real fast!
I've thought about getting out a rattle can, but then I'd lose the text labels. That's the only thing stopping me.

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Old 12-10-2009, 02:21 PM   #530
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Here's the MC Cruise on mine. The PO had installed it. Very kind of him.
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Old 12-11-2009, 05:58 PM   #531
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Your definition of "easy to install" and mine are significantly different.

http://www.fjr1300.info/howto/audiovox.html

- Mark
It's really no big deal. Took me less than 3 hours and has worked like a champ. I have my control pad in a Skyway mount on the left bar that looks damn near factory.
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Old 12-11-2009, 10:02 PM   #532
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New Guy

I'm new here; been around the FJR sites for a couple years.
Mine is an 08 with 31k miles & too many farkles to count (probably 20-ish).

Here's my precious on the Cherohala in Oct:



N. GA, same trip:




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Old 12-12-2009, 06:45 AM   #533
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Love the black and the black cans are a cool addy
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Old 12-12-2009, 09:50 AM   #534
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Love the black and the black cans are a cool addy
Sadly, the Black cans didn't last; they were too loud for Mrs. Jager.

It's kinda funny - She'll happily hang on while we rip up the side of a mountain, dragging hard parts at full lean in the outside lane, as we pass slower bikes. Just don't make it a noisy affair!

Back to stock canister stealth-mode, now.
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Old 12-12-2009, 02:12 PM   #535
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Installing GSG-Moto Framesliders help, please

Installing GSG-Moto Framesliders help, please


I finally opened the delivered package with the GSG-Moto Framesliders for my new FJR 1300 2009 to find out that installation instructions were very limited and in German. I am trying to get some help/technical tips on how to install these sliders. I know at least where each goes, due to the pictures they sent, but that was about all I got. I am looking specifically the following, but no limited:

1) Order of installation, steps to follow, order of steps if applicable.
2) Torque required (very important).
3) Can I just park my bike on the center stand?, or I need anything else ?
4) Tools required or recommended and/or anything else I need to know

I would appreciate any tips. Thank you to all.

Link of the sliders:

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/2732/532


First, I would like to thank all of you who provided tips and comments. I think I was reading too much into this slider installation.
After, reading several sources of information on this topic, I just got my new torque wrench, put some music on in my garage, got the engine mount screws out (started on the right side of the bike). Put the new slider in using a torque of 33 lb/ft. All sources I found call for 35 lb/ft, but as this was my first time using this type of tool, I figured a 33 lb/ft torque will be just fine and safe to the frame. I was amazed how easy was to get the screws out, I doubt they have a 35 lb/ft torque to begin with. I am planning to go for few miles and check again and later actually put the 35 lb/ft call for. I followed the same procedures on the left side of the bike with the longer screw that came with the package.
Simple installations, maybe 5 minutes per side, they look great. I am very proud of my first after market gadget installation on for my new toy.
Thanks again.
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Old 12-12-2009, 03:11 PM   #536
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I tried Two Brothers and Staintunes before I found happiness with Dale Walker HoleShots.
Just finished mounting new Dunlops on my freshly powder-coated wheels. I also grease the rear shaft, had the shock rebuilt, changed the fork oil, mounted a Stebel horn and FZ1 mirrors plus a few other minor details.

Personalizing my ride(s) is what I like to do love this bike!
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Old 12-13-2009, 08:11 AM   #537
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Installing GSG-Moto Framesliders help, please


I finally opened the delivered package with the GSG-Moto Framesliders for my new FJR 1300 2009 to find out that installation instructions were very limited and in German. I am trying to get some help/technical tips on how to install these sliders. I know at least where each goes, due to the pictures they sent, but that was about all I got. I am looking specifically the following, but no limited:

1) Order of installation, steps to follow, order of steps if applicable.
2) Torque required (very important).
3) Can I just park my bike on the center stand?, or I need anything else ?
4) Tools required or recommended and/or anything else I need to know

I would appreciate any tips. Thank you to all.

Link of the sliders:

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/2732/532


First, I would like to thank all of you who provided tips and comments. I think I was reading too much into this slider installation.
After, reading several sources of information on this topic, I just got my new torque wrench, put some music on in my garage, got the engine mount screws out (started on the right side of the bike). Put the new slider in using a torque of 33 lb/ft. All sources I found call for 35 lb/ft, but as this was my first time using this type of tool, I figured a 33 lb/ft torque will be just fine and safe to the frame. I was amazed how easy was to get the screws out, I doubt they have a 35 lb/ft torque to begin with. I am planning to go for few miles and check again and later actually put the 35 lb/ft call for. I followed the same procedures on the left side of the bike with the longer screw that came with the package.
Simple installations, maybe 5 minutes per side, they look great. I am very proud of my first after market gadget installation on for my new toy.
Thanks again.
Copy the following into Google:
site:fjrforum.com gsg sliders
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Old 12-14-2009, 10:19 AM   #538
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I'm new here; been around the FJR sites for a couple years.
Hiya, Jaeger! Welcome!
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Old 12-14-2009, 10:29 AM   #539
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Question MCL Riser Block for FJR?

Does anyone have experience with Motorcycle Larry's riser block?

On paper it looks like as good or better riser solution than Helibars. I've been happy with the two other MCL products I've purchased (risers for a Ninja 250 and FJR frame sliders).

If you have this riser block, were there any particular issues with installation and/or operation?

I'd ask on the Fjr Forum, but discussion of MCL products is discouraged on their forum. That was before my time and I don't know anything about that except that the problem seems to have been one of netiquette, not the products themselves.
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Old 12-14-2009, 12:25 PM   #540
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Most of them are about the same, these are different - http://fjr1300risers.homestead.com/ and is what I have.
I also added another set of risers on top of these to raise the bars higher. My setup is perfect for me and the hoses are not stretch beyond being damaging or unsafe.
They are simple to install.

Might look here - http://fjriders.com/forum/index.php and http://www.fjr1300.info/index.html



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Does anyone have experience with Motorcycle Larry's riser block?

On paper it looks like as good or better riser solution than Helibars. I've been happy with the two other MCL products I've purchased (risers for a Ninja 250 and FJR frame sliders).

If you have this riser block, were there any particular issues with installation and/or operation?

I'd ask on the Fjr Forum, but discussion of MCL products is discouraged on their forum. That was before my time and I don't know anything about that except that the problem seems to have been one of netiquette, not the products themselves.
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