FJR1300 Thread

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Putts, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. Colorado_Rider

    Colorado_Rider Banned

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    Hey All,

    Got my brand new AE last September and just finished getting it ready for this year. It was great stock but needed lots of things IMO. I put a Penske on the rear, Rich's saddle, Cee Bailey +0+2+MRA Vario, and lots of other cool stuff.

    I just finished reading this entire thread and one thing I don't see mention a whole lot is how important it is to sync the throttle plates. Not the throttle body sync per the manual, but actually adjusting the plates. Lots of info of FJRforum. When I got mine, I was disgusted with the vibration, at 75 it was the worst I-4 I've owned, I actually thought about selling it. After the job, it's now as smooth as my old blackbird at 75 and smoother at speeds below that. I think this is why you see so many people mention vibration and get flamed for it...some of them really do vibrate, alot.

    Anyway, if you are thinking about getting an FJR and your gut tells you it might be the bike for you, DO IT. They aren't for everyone but the guy claiming the RT is superior in every way was good for a laugh. RT has it's strengths but it's way too expensive for me and that boxer is just plain sillly. Felt like a lawnmower off idle.

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  2. pyrate

    pyrate Walking the plank

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    Yeah, if I stopped filling it when it first appears full, the gauge doesn't render full. So not filling the additional space isn't ideal. I will try it on a center stand to see if it makes much of a difference. One time I filled it I was sitting on the bike so basically the same thing although I didn't pay much attention to the difference of filling it that way vs on the side stand.

    Mine is a CA model so has all the emissions items. Since I usually fill it and then ride, the bike isn't going to sit in the hot sun and need to vent. The throttle takes care of that! :lol3
  3. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    nice FJR CO Rider.. like the color.

    What saddle is on your bike and for that matter what accessories did you ad?

    How do you think the throttle plates go out of sych?
  4. Colorado_Rider

    Colorado_Rider Banned

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    The seat is from Rich's saddles in Oregon. I added the Givi stuff, framesliders, that's a heated hear controller on top of the brake fluid, plus the handguards and some hand control things.

    Very strange but the throttle plates were bad from the factory as are many FJR's. It's just the luck of the draw, which is why one guy will complain about vibration and another will tell him it's an I-4, get used to it. I've never heard of anything like it but we're talking a light and day difference.

    http://www.fjrforum.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=23101
  5. GB

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    Congrats! that's a sharp looking bike! :thumb How hard was it to install the MRA deflector on the screen?
  6. Colorado_Rider

    Colorado_Rider Banned

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    MRA was not bad, seemed easier to put on the stock screen than the Cee Bailey. Assembling it from the box is the only tricky part. Drilling your brand new windscreen is no fun either but it's a hell of a set-up, I'll tell you.
  7. Embra

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    Hi, I'm a long term lurker on here and have finally taken the plunge on getting myself an account.

    It seems appropriate to have my first post in here given that i ride an FJR - albeit a 2001 model. Anyways, i've had it a few years and it's been great to date. Hopefully be able to put up some reports on routes from Scotland.

    Slàinte mhòr
    Paul
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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulmct/8557469217/

    (sorry for the link and not the photo - i haven't sussed out how to add a photo :shog )
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  8. GillaFunk

    GillaFunk I use profanities

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    ^ nice ride boss. This model is what got me into the FJR

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  9. clocklaw

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    Sweet, what color is that?

    mobile Clocklaw
  10. Mr_Gone

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  11. nav18tor

    nav18tor Been here awhile

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    Today is the 21st March 2013
    In 8 day's time, my TDM900 will be gone, to be replaced by the FJR1300 below

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  12. Mr_Gone

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    Sweet. :clap
  13. DirtyRoadie

    DirtyRoadie Been here awhile

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    Nice color, same as my '12 almost. Too bad you couldn't keep the TDM. I always thought that was nearly the perfect motorcycle, except we can't get them here in the U.S. anymore.
  14. nav18tor

    nav18tor Been here awhile

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    6 days to go, may be sooner:clap

    I would have liked to keep the TDM900 as it's an exceptionally good bike, but I cannot afford the luxury of two bikes at the moment

    The FJR1300 is a bike I have wanted for a long time, and this one is the right colour, it's ABS and I have a good deal from the seller on my TDM so all is good
  15. Rider

    Rider In Your Heart, You Know I'm Right

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    You are wise. :pope
    Enjoy the ride. You will LOVE it. :thumb
  16. TDMTAM

    TDMTAM Been here awhile

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    Trator :eek1:lol3:lol3:lol3

    Only jesting, hope you enjoy your new FJR.
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  17. nav18tor

    nav18tor Been here awhile

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    18 hours to go...........................
  18. 625SXC

    625SXC Been here awhile

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    Swappin the Futura for a FJR1300 this weekend if all goes as planned
  19. Jud

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    Came close to selling my 04 this week,,,, close but didn't.:evil

    I found what I thought was a mostly original 92 ZX7 Special Edition. I have enough bikes and don't really need another due to money and storage issues so I had to sell either the DL650 or my FJR in order to get the ZX7. In the past few years I've gravitated from sport touring to adventure touring and dual sporting so the FJR just doesn't get rode much anymore. Acouple of times in the past couple three years I've come close to selling it. Each time I thought on it and considering the money I would get {or lack thereof}, I decided it wasn't worth selling such a good bike.

    I put it up on the local craigslist with a disclaimer that I was only selling it to get another bike I had wanted for some time. The next day, I looked at the ZX7 and discovered a really decent "restoration" of a regular ZX7. For the money, I was thinking it might be an original garage queen. I looked, started it, sat on it and just plain decided not to sell the FJR. The seller of the ZX7 even asked about a trade for the FJR. If I had the money and space and didn't need to sell the FJR to get that ZX7, I probably would have bought the ZX7 outright but nope.:cry

    I just couldn't bring myself to get rid of such a great bike and more importantly,,,,,,,, a bike that has so many great memories associated with it. It's still one of my favorite bikes of all time but I have just changed how and where I ride. It's no longer my "go to" bike but it still holds a high spot for sure.:1drink
  20. Mr_Gone

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    You are in serious countdown mode, aren't you? :lol3

    The asylum expects pictures, my friend.