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Old 08-05-2010, 08:23 PM   #691
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Power Commander V

Got my Power Commander V coming, can't wait to get it installed. Anyone have any custom maps? my 2008 is all stock
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Old 08-06-2010, 06:41 AM   #692
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Got my Power Commander V coming, can't wait to get it installed. Anyone have any custom maps? my 2008 is all stock
Here...let me Google that for ya.

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Old 08-06-2010, 07:23 AM   #693
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I test rode a 2010 FJR before buying my 2008AE. I found the throttles on both to be very smooth, linear, and predictable. The throttle return spring is pretty strong, my throttlemiester cures that.

I honestly don't see the need for a Power Commander on my bike. YMMV.
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Old 08-06-2010, 08:14 AM   #694
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The throttle return spring is pretty strong, my throttlemiester cures that. I honestly don't see the need for a Power Commander on my bike. YMMV.
Pardon the ignorance, but what exactly does the Throttlemeister and Power Commander do for these bikes? I see some FJR riders here referring to them but I don't exactly know what their function is for.
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Old 08-06-2010, 08:24 AM   #695
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A Throttlemeister is just a throttle locking device that lets you dial in mechanical resistance to the throttle return spring, which on the FJR is very strong, strong enough to wear your hand out after an hour or two if left to its own devices. Many FJR owners unwind a turn on the throttle return spring to help with this problem, but I find my Throttlemeister is enough.

A Power Commander is an aftermarket computer device that lets users remap the fuel injection settings from stock to whatever 'map' the user wants.
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Old 08-06-2010, 10:13 AM   #696
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...The throttle return spring is pretty strong....
A lot of us have simply released the center throttle return spring. Plenty of threads & pix on FJRForum for what it looks like & how.
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Old 08-06-2010, 12:33 PM   #697
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Makes sense now. Appreciate the explanation.

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A Throttlemeister is just a throttle locking device that lets you dial in mechanical resistance to the throttle return spring, which on the FJR is very strong, strong enough to wear your hand out after an hour or two if left to its own devices. Many FJR owners unwind a turn on the throttle return spring to help with this problem, but I find my Throttlemeister is enough.

A Power Commander is an aftermarket computer device that lets users remap the fuel injection settings from stock to whatever 'map' the user wants.
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Old 08-09-2010, 04:45 PM   #698
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WHOOT, was beginning to question ever finding this thread. Nice to know there are fellow ADV riders out there that enjoy the FEEJ.

Have an 08' and we can be seen anywhere from the hills of Malibu, up to and through the Sequoias.

Plenty of pics, just too lazy to get a photobucket account.
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:12 PM   #699
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got mine dirty one night .... has 2500 miles on it in less than three weeks.




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Old 08-12-2010, 01:18 PM   #700
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Nice. I usually put on about 600-650 miles per week, but that is just the commute to and from work.
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Old 08-12-2010, 08:14 PM   #701
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Just wanted to comment on the thread because I too have a Wee-Strom & an FJR - great bikes for VERY different missions. Love'em both.
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Old 08-15-2010, 02:58 PM   #702
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Thanks.

Just posted on my FJR buying and fly-and-ride experience on FJRForum (same username as here), but wanted to thank the folks here. ADV rider gave me the wanderlust that made me get my WR250R. And THAT led to the thirst for a longer-distance mount, which let me to this thread...

So THANKS. I'm now the proud owner of a 2008 FJR, and with 1100 miles in my first three days, she's lived up to all I could hope for.

Ride Safe.
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Old 08-15-2010, 03:39 PM   #703
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Enjoy it.

Just remember to increase the limit on your credit cards for all of the farkles you'll want to add.

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Just posted on my FJR buying and fly-and-ride experience on FJRForum (same username as here), but wanted to thank the folks here. ADV rider gave me the wanderlust that made me get my WR250R. And THAT led to the thirst for a longer-distance mount, which let me to this thread...

So THANKS. I'm now the proud owner of a 2008 FJR, and with 1100 miles in my first three days, she's lived up to all I could hope for.

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Old 08-15-2010, 03:40 PM   #704
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The other way round

So my first bike (ever) was an 07 DL650 on which i put 27k miles that got me into dualsporting. Then I bought a KTM '00 640E to do the dirt and gravel some justice. Needed a better touring bike and saw an '03 FJR with 45k miles for $4400 and made her mine. Man what a machine! This will never end will it...
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Old 08-15-2010, 04:01 PM   #705
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The other way round

So my first bike (ever) was an 07 DL650 on which i put 27k miles that got me into dualsporting. Then I bought a KTM '00 640E to do the dirt and gravel some justice. Needed a better touring bike and saw an '03 FJR with 45k miles for $4400 and made her mine. Man what a machine! This will never end will it...
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