FJR1300 Thread

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

  1. Chivvalry

    Chivvalry Been here awhile

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    I think the reason this thread is slow on here is that there is actually two very active forums already that are dedicated to the FJR...

    If you aren't aware of them then google "fjr forum" and "fjr riders" and you should be able to find them pretty quickly.
  2. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    A long 2-up highway ride is what seemed to start the cupping for me. 600ish miles straight through with about 350lbs total weight on the bike.

    I am in Ohio, never knew about the Marietta meet. I'll look it up for next year, thanks.





    Good point. I've been on both sites but haven't spent a lot of time on either

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  3. pit0rz

    pit0rz Off on a bimble...

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    It's been my experience that this is a result of low tire pressure. Long stretches of highway / loaded up builds lots of heat.
  4. mxboy96

    mxboy96 Adventurer

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  5. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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  6. xcsp

    xcsp Been here awhile

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    On my '03, it will "clunk" when put into gear from neutral also, but seems to be better if you hold the clutch lever in for a bit prior to shifting into gear. Otherwise, shifts fine, using Amsoil 10w40 motorcycle-spec. oil
  7. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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  8. clocklaw

    clocklaw Long timer

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    I saw the two helmets, but I figured you had the dude riding bitch :clap
  9. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Question guys... Can US sold Gen I or Gen II bikes show numbers in metric such as celius or the odometer in kms?

    Thanks
  10. clocklaw

    clocklaw Long timer

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    US first gen bike doesn't have an air temp gauge, but it can change to KM on the odometer.
  11. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Thanks...
  12. hollywoodgt

    hollywoodgt Adventurer

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    Just bought a 2010 with 1250 miles on it about a month and a half ago.Already started to farkle the FJR out: Zumo, Mondo lights w/mirror brackets, Aux Plug, Sargent seat, Phone Cradle and a throttle lock and a palm rest
  13. LKLD

    LKLD Been here awhile

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    Congratulations and welcome! :clap
  14. richarddacat

    richarddacat high on honeysuckle

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    Well, where are the pics? :deal
  15. justdirtyfun

    justdirtyfun Been here awhile

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    Can anyone suggest a simple cheap way to get a trickle charge connection on fjr? I would like to someday get the powerlet at passenger peg set up. For now just sae to maintain during slow season.
  16. AKjitsu

    AKjitsu Been here awhile

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    Battery Tender Junior
  17. kbuckey

    kbuckey Been here awhile

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    I put a fuze block in and run my Battery Tender through the same plug as my heated grips. Before I did that, though, I just wired the Battery tender leads directly to the battery. Pretty easy, except for getting to the dang battery.
  18. SouthernCruizer

    SouthernCruizer Just Ride!!

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    just discovered this thread. I'd consider myself a FJR lover. I'm on my third. First was a 2004 that I bought used with 4500 miles on it...kept it about 3 1/2 yrs, sold it with 75K miles on it, and bought a brand new 2008 FJR...I rode that one for just over 4 yrs, and traded it against the new 2013. I had 88K on the '08, and not a single problem to report ( no spider issues at all). Loving the new '13, and already have 18K miles on it (got it in late Jan 2013). I also have a '04 WeeStrom (my commuter bike).
    2004 FJR:
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    the 2008:
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    the new '13:
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  19. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Impressive riding and congrats for having that much time to ride. Speaks well for the bike...

    I'm trying to hunt down my first FJR as we speak. Just sold my bike and looking for something in the 6-7k range.
  20. richarddacat

    richarddacat high on honeysuckle

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    Great!!
    Did the new 13 model exceed all of your expectations?
    What impresses you the most with this model?