FJR1300 Thread

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

  1. Putts

    Putts Gettin' there.

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    Yeah it is.

    I've got an '85 R80G/S.

    One for munching ground and one for munching miles.
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  2. OnOff

    OnOff Long timer

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  3. B.E. Coyote

    B.E. Coyote (Super-Genius) Supporter

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    Hey Putts looks like you have fz1 mirrors on the bike. How you like em? I have em on order.
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  4. Putts

    Putts Gettin' there.

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    They're bloody great, mate. :thumb

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    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! :thumb
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  5. 2old2race

    2old2race I wana ride

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    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-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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  6. richarddacat

    richarddacat Do enjoy your party Super Supporter

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    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. :thumb
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  7. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer Super Supporter

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    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.
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  8. Blakebird

    Blakebird r - u - n - n - o - f - t

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    Swingarm's an inch longer on Gen II
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  9. Putts

    Putts Gettin' there.

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    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.
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  10. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer Super Supporter

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    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.:D
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  11. sagedrifter

    sagedrifter Southern Explorer

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    The throttle revision was a 2008 thing... My 2007 throttle is stock, after a couple weeks my wrist got stronger. :D

    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. :wave
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  12. 2old2race

    2old2race I wana ride

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    Thanks guys for your input :thumb
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  13. B.E. Coyote

    B.E. Coyote (Super-Genius) Supporter

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    Just ordered me a fancy shmancy Ohlins shock for the back. :D

    Should be sporting a yellow spring by the end of the week.
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  14. Putts

    Putts Gettin' there.

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    Boing!!!
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  15. richarddacat

    richarddacat Do enjoy your party Super Supporter

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    A http://g2ergo.com/shop/catalog/Street-4-1.html throttle cam does wonders too :thumb
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  16. 007ADVenture

    007ADVenture Been here awhile

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    This is the thread that will answer a lot of your questions.:deal
    http://www.fjrforum.com/forum//index.php?showtopic=112504
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  17. B.E. Coyote

    B.E. Coyote (Super-Genius) Supporter

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    Added an ohlins rear shock and fz1 mirrors this weekend, making a great bike mo' better. :D

    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.
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  18. B.E. Coyote

    B.E. Coyote (Super-Genius) Supporter

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    crickets


    The C-14 thread is pretty busy, I would have thought there would be more traffic here.
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  19. 007ADVenture

    007ADVenture Been here awhile

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    I :raabia my FJR! :1drink



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  20. innominate

    innominate Adventurer

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    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.
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