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Old 03-31-2010, 05:19 PM   #556
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About time this thread got bumped. Love the pics, and love the state of WY, beautiful.

a lake in TN
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Old 03-31-2010, 05:27 PM   #557
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Lucky you guys that are happy with your FJR. Mine again have problems with the ignition switch, second time. Now waiting for the Yamaha truck, at least they give me a good service picking the bike from my garage to repair it.
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Old 03-31-2010, 05:32 PM   #558
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Lucky you guys that are happy with your FJR. Mine again have problems with the ignition switch, second time. Now waiting for the Yamaha truck, at least they give me a good service picking the bike from my garage to repair it.
Good luck the second time around.

My 05 hasn't had any problems.
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Old 03-31-2010, 06:57 PM   #559
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Cigar Mike, I bet you and I are some of the very on ADV members that have FJRs and an XT225! Talk about power extremes!
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:07 PM   #560
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Lucky you guys that are happy with your FJR. Mine again have problems with the ignition switch, second time. Now waiting for the Yamaha truck, at least they give me a good service picking the bike from my garage to repair it.
They had a recall on the switches and the contacts of the redesigned switches are bigger to reduce electrical load. I'd be surprised if a new switch failed. Separately and like any bike, the wires are easy to pull (damage) if fastened incorrectly to the steering head with plastic tyraps.
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:10 PM   #561
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The ride to Cheyenne sounds like fun. Since the thread got bumped, here was mine this morning while looking at the cherry blossoms on the way to work:
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Old 04-01-2010, 05:55 AM   #562
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I bought a 2005 FJR in October of 2009


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Old 04-01-2010, 10:11 AM   #563
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Has anyone heard any rumors about when the FJR will be updated / redesigned? They need to keep up with the competition.. Factory cruise control and traction control would be welcome...
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Old 04-01-2010, 10:40 AM   #564
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Has anyone heard any rumors about when the FJR will be updated / redesigned? They need to keep up with the competition.. Factory cruise control and traction control would be welcome...
It is time to ramp up the rumors but I've not heard any yet. Cruise would be nice but it's so easy to fit an aftermarket electronic cruise that I don't have that high on my list.

My '06 just keeps getting better and better. Best bike I've ever owned by far and oh brother, the sound that comes out of those Staintunes at speed
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Old 04-01-2010, 11:12 AM   #565
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Crap-tastic iphone photos near freezing on my commute a couple months ago:





Maybe that's why no one else rode in that day...



Insert art here...



Leica shots at PNW Tech Day last weekend:



Christ, THAT cleaned up the cockpit a bunch...



Well, it WAS an FJR when he rode into the Tech day... *whistles*



Total for the PNW FJR Tech Day was 34 FJRs, 1 R6, 1 Husky TE360-ish and 40 people - clicky for more Tech Day pics:





Random FJR shots - Canon:





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Old 04-01-2010, 12:57 PM   #566
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Cigar Mike, I bet you and I are some of the very on ADV members that have FJRs and an XT225! Talk about power extremes!

Add me to the list of FJR and xt225 bikes.

Love them both, but also love my 950sm, Husaberg fs650, 300xcw and ttr125. Wife says I have a problem.
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Old 04-01-2010, 01:17 PM   #567
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So, what is it like to do the valve check on the FJR1300? I was reading another thread which was comparing the K1300GT to the C14. Someone mentioned that to check the spark plugs or valves on the GT you need to remove the radiator. Several have commented it's a 7 to 8 hour job to check the valves on the C14 though it's easier from then on.

Last fall I took an FJR1300 for a test ride and enjoyed it. I've got a friend who thinks that I should buy a new C14 since he loves his. I admit it's a solid bike, but I like the looks of the FJR1300 better (I know, I know, I shouldn't be looking at the bike, I should be riding it). There's a dealer near me who's got several '09's available on one '08 which are priced attractively. I love the blue that Yamaha used, but I could live with black.

I know this thread is nothing but FJR1300 folks for the most part. Sometimes folks are willing to take off the rose colored glasses and give an honest opinion of their bikes. What do you folks see as the pros and cons of the FJR1300 compared with the C14.
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Old 04-01-2010, 01:52 PM   #568
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So, what is it like to do the valve check on the FJR1300?
About average for an inline-four. You don't have to remove the radiator, but you do have to drain the coolant. Since it is only required every 26K, I used this opportunity to pull the exhaust and radiator and give everything a good inspection and cleanup. This makes the job much easier.

I doubt there's a significant difference between the GT, C14 and FJR in valve adjustments. It wouldn't be a factor if I were deciding between them. Now the RT is a lot easier, but OTOH, you have to do it more frequently.

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Old 04-01-2010, 02:18 PM   #569
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I doubt there's a significant difference between the GT, C14 and FJR in valve adjustments. It wouldn't be a factor if I were deciding between them. Now the RT is a lot easier, but OTOH, you have to do it more frequently.
Thanks and good point.

I like the R1200RT, but it's out of my budget.
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Old 04-01-2010, 04:48 PM   #570
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Cigar Mike, I bet you and I are some of the very on ADV members that have FJRs and an XT225! Talk about power extremes!
The XT is actually the wife's bike. She only lets me ride it occasionally. The Xt has been a great bike for us. It goes where we need to go and brings her back. I usually ride the XR650L. But compared to the FJR it is about the same difference. I am a total noob when it comes to the FJR. But it is a lot of fun becoming acquainted with it. For two up I don't know how it could get much better.

After riding DS bikes the stock seat on the FJR seems comfortable. I would like to check out some of the after market seats though. From what I have read it can be greatly improved. Just what I need, a way to spend more money on motorcycles.

It is nice to see some posts again in this thread. I wondered where everyone went. Good to see some posts again. I am keeping my eye open for rides out here in Colorado.

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