FJR1300 Thread

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

  1. nav18tor

    nav18tor Been here awhile

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    This is my new to me 2003 in my garage this afternoon

    Damage is slight and not an issue other than a bent rear brake pedal

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    Can't be ridden yet as I am waiting on V55 so I can tax it

    MOT'd this week, so is structurally sound and the mileage for the last 4 MOT's is confirmed and this is a genuine 2003 with 19800 miles

    Condition is very good and it's got heated grips and I noticed some titanium brake mount bolts and it's exceptionally clean underneath including the exhaust looking showroom fresh

    Sounds sweet as a nut, but as mentioned, unable to actually road test!
  2. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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    Very, very nice!!! :clap
  3. Canadian FJR

    Canadian FJR Been here awhile

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    Time for a few more pics.

    Canadian FJR
  4. LKLD

    LKLD Been here awhile

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  5. blackduchess

    blackduchess Adventurer

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    hey guys, what's 2005 fjr, 14k in very good condition worth?? i'm getting more info on it...

    any quirks with the '05's i should know about?

    thanks ahead of time.
  6. richarddacat

    richarddacat best jelly roll in town

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    $5K -$7K actually prices are all over the range on Cycle Trader

    and everyone is going to tell you they are hot, that's a myth. :D
  7. roadstar

    roadstar Been here awhile

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    People think the 03-05 FJR`s were hot, but ride a BMW K1100LT in the summer & the FJR would one cool cat . :lol3 Buddy i ride with never complain about the heat on his 05, so is there realy a problem.
  8. blackduchess

    blackduchess Adventurer

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    thanks guys. keep the info coming.


    yeah, i checked cycletrader and got the same price info. nada is around 7k and kbb is 6k.
  9. Rider

    Rider Moderator Emeritus Super Moderator

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    That's real purdy. :drif
  10. harfooz

    harfooz FJR1300 / FLHX

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    You'll hear some people say they are hot. Well, you do have a 145hp engine between your legs, so if it's >100F with 99% humidity and you're stuck in traffic, you're going to get hot. Period. I recommend that you just keep the tank from getting close to empty in the heat of the summer. The only time the heat gets to me is when I let the tank get near empty on a typical SC August afternoon. Yeah, it gets warm. However, if you wear gear, it's a non-issue. On the other hand, I ride it even when temperatures are in the low-20's. So you can use the "heat problem" to your advantage, I guess!

    I also have an air-cooled v-twin. Go spend some time on one of those in the same heat+humidity+traffic conditions and then get back with me about the FJR. :lol3

    My '05 is an really great bike. I hope you like the one you're considering as much as I enjoy mine.

    One more thing: loctite blue needs to be put on the security screws for the saddlebag locks. Read the bin-o-facts at the FJRForum site for more info.

    'fooz
  11. blackduchess

    blackduchess Adventurer

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    thanks fooz,

    some heat i have dealt with riding the valk with a 6 cyl. car engine between my legs. thanks for the input.
  12. harfooz

    harfooz FJR1300 / FLHX

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    blackduchess, a few more quick things:


    1. I didn't care for the stock windshield, and replaced it with a VStream. The VStream is great when it's in its lowest position, and it's like the "cone of silence" when the shield is fully raised.
    2. The bike is really easy to work on yourself. My wife and I have done all the work ourselves, like plug changes, tires, air cleaner, oil/filter changes, battery change. The battery is a PITA because of all the plastic I had to remove, and it's like a 3D jigsaw puzzle getting it all buttoned back up, but once you get it back together that first time, it's not bad at all. On the bike you're considering you won't have to worry about a valve check for a long time.
    3. The paint on the tank will scratch/chip if you look at it with your icy stare. Keep a good thick coat of paste wax on the tank.
    'fooz
  13. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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    Anyone noticed a difference in shifting smoothness when going from regular oil to synthetic?

    I noticed a HUGE difference when I rode this morning, having changed the oil yesterday. Not that I'm complaining. The gearbox felt like wet glass, smooth as silk.
  14. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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    Is there a "swoon" smilie?
  15. old1959

    old1959 Adventurer

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    A year ago today I bought a 2011 FJR with 315 miles. Today the bike has 14,659 miles. I have never owned a motorcycle which I ride as much as this one. Good bike and reasonably priced compared to the rest of the sport touring market. Also, lots of internet info and very low maintenance which allows more riding time. :clap
  16. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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    Good to know, thanks!

    Now, help me sell my Daytona, and find a nice 2007 FJR. Deal? :deal
  17. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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    I just about have my boss talked into buying a new FJR for himself. He's also considering the Kawasaki Concours, but I think he prefers the FJR. I'm not dissuading him!

    Now I just need him to buy one as a company vehicle. :D
  18. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    your boss might be interested in this one: almost new 2013 FJR..

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=871191
  19. clocklaw

    clocklaw Long timer

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    Have him check into the valve check method on the Connie...that should finish him off and bring him into the fold.
  20. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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    I'll let him know, since he has family in Florida (I dont' remember exactly where, though). But I doubt he'll go that far just to save a few hundred $$$... the fuel coming back would negate the savings.

    He's found a couple dealers within an hour or so that have new FJRs. He's going to test ride one this week, sometime.