FJR1300 Thread

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

  1. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    i'm hoping soon so the 1300 become nice and affordable. i just love the dark red 07s.
  2. fred flintstone

    fred flintstone Been here awhile

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    I would not want to do that. I put a 15 amp fused powerlet socket on the left dash panel to run a heated vest. It is directly attached to the battery so it can also be used with a trickle charger in winter.
  3. Wreckchecker

    Wreckchecker Ungeneer to broked stuff.

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    A Gerbing jacket as I recall is 77 watts, so dividing by 12, the jacket alone would require more than double the amperage that would normally blow the fuse. Plus gloves, etc. It's not just the fuse that is sized for 3 amps, the wire core is not meant for heavier loads.

    Which is why most of us have added a distribution point for electrical goodies.
  4. griffin146

    griffin146 Coming in Hot.....

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    I asked almost the excat same question at the fjr forum but didn't get a definate answer.

    The general consenseus was that the original wiring was better left alone and for higher amp needs its better to use an accessory powerlet.
    So thats what i did. :D
  5. LowAndSilent

    LowAndSilent Still a newb

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    We need some more photos up in here.

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    The wife and me waiting to get into a big cat zooilogical park.
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    Just after getting home from that trip. ~1400 miles two-up.
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    Waiting to get onto the ferry to Friday Harbour a month or so ago.
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    Riding around Friday Harbour.
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    And...attemtping to find a spot to put the relay and main fuse for my fuse block at 0 dark 30 in the morning. Fun times.
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  6. roadstar

    roadstar Been here awhile

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  7. bradatlarge

    bradatlarge Insha'Allah

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  8. lfmn

    lfmn Been here awhile

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    That is a sweet, sweet color.
  9. roadstar

    roadstar Been here awhile

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    Thanks !! i wanted a blue 06 but bought this one instead.
  10. wannabe1

    wannabe1 Been here awhile

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  11. DiasDePlaya

    DiasDePlaya Been here awhile

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    F--k ignition switch, this is the 3rd time that failed! I hate it...
  12. Bug R

    Bug R Adventurer

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    You checked the fixes in FJRForum
  13. Wreckchecker

    Wreckchecker Ungeneer to broked stuff.

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    If Yamaha won't warranty it in your country (US & Canada are covered), Brodie's harness (on fjrforum.com) is a relatively inexpensive plug-in and I've never heard of anybody having a problem after installing it to spread the electric load. At the same time, you could do the ground spider harness and never have to worry again about either.
  14. roadstar

    roadstar Been here awhile

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    What year bike ??? Your profile says you own a Honda (so what gives) :huh
  15. DiasDePlaya

    DiasDePlaya Been here awhile

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    2008, is the AE version for Europa.
  16. Chris W

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  17. GillaFunk

    GillaFunk I use profanities

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    Where?
  18. Chris W

    Chris W Long timer

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    BFE Oregon. I think I was just south of Antelope.

    I was headed for a kids camp to get a pic of a water tower for a bonus in the 09 IBR.

    Young Life Christian farm 3,874 points Daylight hours only
    About 18 miles southeast of town
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    N 44 49.908 - W 120 29.112
    Take a photo of the water tower.
    Category: Biological attack, immigration fraud.
    In 1981 Indian con man Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh established a cult city here on a 64,000-acre plot of land, attracting thousands of devoted and determined followers. Almost immediate conflict with neighboring ranchers arose, principally over land use issues. In 1984, seeking to depress voter turnout in a state election, Rajneesh cult members introduced salmonella into ten restaurants in The Dalles, poisoning more than 750 people. To this day it remains the worst biological attack ever experienced on U.S. soil. Rajneesh was deported from the country in 1985. Before his death back in India in 1990, he admitted that his claims to be a God were ―a joke.‖

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  19. markjenn

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    Actually N of Antelope on the way S from Shaniko. This curvy section is actually quite short, but south of Antelope all the way to Fossil it gets as good as it gets. Cute little cafe in Antelope too, although I wonder how long it can survive. There used to be a great eating spot in Shaniko but it went out of business a couple years ago. But Shaniko now has a gas station again. (Gas and short-range bikes are a problem in this part of the world.)

    BTW, Antelope is the small town where the Bhagwan invaded back in the mid-80's.

    - Mark
  20. Hastelloy-X

    Hastelloy-X Been here awhile

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    Did you make it to Orcas Island?

    Very twisty roads and a nice lookout tower at the top of the tallest point on the island. Many switch backs to make it to the top.
    :clap