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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Putts, Nov 4, 2008.
Yeah it is.
I've got an '85 R80G/S.
One for munching ground and one for munching miles.
reflective bag strips
Barbarian jumper mod
back rest and rack
Hyper lites brake flashers
Stebel compact nautilus air horn (LOTS of fun )
Cal Sci X tall shield and laminar lip
06 with 23K on the clock
Hey Putts looks like you have fz1 mirrors on the bike. How you like em? I have em on order.
They're bloody great, mate.
But don't get the cheap knock offs. I got some of them at first. Layed them down on my work bench and there was a wire tie under one of the mirror faces. It dented the mirror! Aluminised plastic piece of shit.
Got the factory ones. MUCH better!
OK, I'm going to be in the market for a used FJR and I'm looking for some help. Is there one year any better than another, should I be looking for any particular year. I've heard that some of the earlier years were uncomfortably hot.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" /><o></o>
06 and up have better ventilation then it's a choice of color.
My 05 is "uncomfortably hot" when the temp is above 80 here in TN........no big deal, that just gives you an excuse to get another bike, a naked one.
Had the original 03. Sold it and bought an 06. Many little differences.
Given the choice I would for sure get the second generation model.
The 03-05s are nice bikes just that 06 on are that much better.
Much cooler, geared higher, more information available on dash,
don't wheelie as easy, suspension upgraded, adjustable seat height
and headlights, don't know why but my 03 was dying for a power commander,
the 06 is stock and seems fine.
Swingarm's an inch longer on Gen II
I've also heard that the '06 had a sensative throttle that was fixed in '07. I believe there's a fix for it on FJRforums.com.
Some owners have complained about stiff throttle twist and
remove one of the the return springs. Pretty common modification.
Tons of forum information out there.
The throttle revision was a 2008 thing... My 2007 throttle is stock, after a couple weeks my wrist got stronger.
Its a touchy throttle, the ST1300 is touchy too. With a throttle rocker I don't feel the need to change anything on my FJR1300. You can be smooth with the stock throttle with practice.
Thanks guys for your input
Just ordered me a fancy shmancy Ohlins shock for the back.
Should be sporting a yellow spring by the end of the week.
A http://g2ergo.com/shop/catalog/Street-4-1.html throttle cam does wonders too
This is the thread that will answer a lot of your questions.
Added an ohlins rear shock and fz1 mirrors this weekend, making a great bike mo' better.
If you are more than 12 inches wide I highly recommend the mirror switch. Less than $100 for oem '05 FZ1 mirrors. now I can actually see behind me.
The C-14 thread is pretty busy, I would have thought there would be more traffic here.
I my FJR!
i was looking at a FJR, till i called my insurance co(progressive). they wanted almost 1k per yr in louisiana to insure. i'm gonna shop around with different companies too see if anyone else is cheaper. if not guess my hopes of an FJR will be on hold indef.