FJR1300 Thread

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

  1. Redfish Hunter

    Redfish Hunter Long timer Supporter

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    @oldgrizz you can probably still get a set of frame sliders that will offer the bike some protection. The vast majority of Gen2 bikes just ran frame sliders. On Pop's '07 we ran (if I remember correctly) OES Extended sliders. They worked pretty good but were not perfect.
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  2. oldgrizz

    oldgrizz Long timer Supporter

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    I was going to look into them.
    Thanks for the info. Very helpful I appreciate it
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  3. Redfish Hunter

    Redfish Hunter Long timer Supporter

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    I can do better. I had a little time to dig through Photobucket.

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  4. Jase Manning

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    First thing I did when I bought my bike was to take the frame sliders (flippers) off.
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    After 1000 KMs+ this weekend, I can safely say I'm in love with this thing. Soooo smooth with so much power. Now if I could just figure out how to put it on the centre stand . She's just too fat to lift
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  6. slipknot

    slipknot Hello Girls

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    Marrisa, think more of pushing the stand under ( or into the ground) and forward instead of lifting the bike. When you step on the stand point that foot forward, stiffen and use muscles from your foot through your back. With your hand on the lift handle tug up and back simultaneously with the pushing down and forward of your leg and back. You will sense a tipping point or pivot which will become the position where you put max effort into the movement on later attempts and you will adjust to using less effort. It will become easy.
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  7. MarissaTheHorrible

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    Didn’t have an issue with my f800r at all, but this thing is 5x my weight so.... maybe I’ll attach a few helium balloons to it
  8. Redfish Hunter

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    @slipknot is giving good advice. It's a matter of technique, not strength. I think of it as more like pushing DOWN with my foot than actually lifting the bike. Most of my effort is in the downward shove of my foot.

    Yamaha revised the centerstand for the '13 and newer models and they are much, much easier than the '12 and earlier models. Once you get the technique figured out it won't be an issue.
  9. judgedelta

    judgedelta Been here awhile Supporter

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    Try rolling the bike up on a 3/4" board (rear wheel only) until you get used to the technique. Remember, no half-hearted efforts; you've got to be committed when you start...
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  10. MarissaTheHorrible

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    Didn’t realize the stakes were as high as in ww2
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  11. de Vaca

    de Vaca Been here awhile

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    What a great looking bike! I like that color.
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  12. judgedelta

    judgedelta Been here awhile Supporter

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    The fate of the free world is in your hands, or footsies, as the case may be...
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  13. MarissaTheHorrible

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    Kinda true.... if it falls on me, I’ll never be able to get it off and without me, there is no tomorrow.
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  14. MarissaTheHorrible

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    F25F523E-81F9-44D4-852E-425BDDE4265B.jpeg Omg. I am a stable genius and managed to do it. Wasn’t even that hard.
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  15. Cav47

    Cav47 Look, Lean, and Pray!

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    I have found that if I have a 190 rear tire on, it goes up a little easier. Same thing with the ES model. Set the ride height to 2up + bags on a 190 and it pops up there no problem.

    I know you don’t have the ES, but if you can deal with the extra ride height, it makes a subtle, but a valuable difference.
    Good luck to you and your new machine!
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  16. travlr_45

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    What brand tires did the dealer install?
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  18. slipknot

    slipknot Hello Girls

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    Remember to retract the side stand before rocking off the center stand.
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  19. travlr_45

    travlr_45 Long timer

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    Personally I deliberately leave my side stand down. Reason being i had a triumph explorer before the fjr, went in the garage one afternoon, sat on it to rock it off the center stand, when it came off the stand the thumb part you place your foot on to raise it slid up the pant leg of my jeans, i couldnt get my foot down to hold it and yes, over it went. I was lucky, it leaned over on the riding lawn mower, fortunately i had thrown some towels and my jacket on the mower so no damage. For me leaving the side stand down helps...my personal experience!
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  20. travlr_45

    travlr_45 Long timer

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    I just had a set of PR2’s installed last wknd. The OEM bridgestones that came on it lasted 7,255 miles. Nothing about the bridgestones felt right. Have. 5K trip coming up end of the month. Will be a good test for the PR2’s.
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