FJR1300 Thread

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

  1. robfilms

    robfilms Been here awhile

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    Who knew?

    I didn't know.

    There was nothing obvious to suggest.

    Maybe I have changed over time.

    Maybe?

    Or maybe not.

    And this was always lurking inside of me waiting for just the right moment.

    Who knew?

    Last week, I took the 2013 FJR1300 out and switched from Touring/T to Sport/S.

    I really liked the change.

    I noticed it right away.

    The gear shifts were a breath shorter and the get up and go was a breath sooner.

    All were very much to my liking.

    So I am now a week into this new S mode and I figure why not make another change.

    Yup, I got real crazy (or at least crazy for me!).

    I flipped the switch from the soft suspension setting to hard.

    I just came back from 100 mile ride up the Hudson Valley and back.

    I am still liking the S mode.

    But I also like the hard suspension.

    I always thought I was a take my time/enjoy the ride guy.

    Who knew I also liked it fast and hard.

    It's good to discover new things about yourself.

    Fast and hard.

    Who knew?

    :ricky

    Wink!

    :clap

    Stay well.

    Rob
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  2. slipknot

    slipknot Hello Girls

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    Does anyone need an Eastern Beaver, new in box PC8? Never installed, this is the older version but Beaver told me it will work on the newer FJR.
  3. cognosticator

    cognosticator YOU do it

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    I am heading out in the morning for TWoS in Suches for the weekend. I haven't been out of town on the bike since last November [​IMG] and won't be able to go again until the end of July. Looks to be a great weekend, plan on riding the Cherohala, the dragon up and back, Moonshiner 28 and more roads back to TWoS, estimate about 1,000 miles this weekend. Much needed twistie therapy. I am outside of Savannah GA and you can see the amazing vistas we have down here LOL FJR.jpg
  4. RiderGary

    RiderGary Been here awhile

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    I just read a story about TWOS in Suches in this weeks Cycle News. Sounds like a great place to stay for motorcyclists. The Dragon is on my bucket list and hope to get back there and ride it someday. Enjoy!
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  5. cognosticator

    cognosticator YOU do it

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    I have been going to TWoS (use to be TWO) for many years, the new owner has really made the place great. I put on a Concours owners group rally there every September and they really take care of their guests. If you get in the area it is worth staying there
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  6. robfilms

    robfilms Been here awhile

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    I continue to be impressed by the FJR1300.

    I did think about next bikes: Tracer, Kawa Versys 1k, Kawa Ninja 1k, Zuk fairing 1k.

    But I’m feeling that I need to continue to explore the FJR’s myriad of capabilities.

    Plus, if the nation and maybe the world will eventually be post-COVID, the rush to normalcy and the resulting shortages/stress points might not make this summer the time to go motorcycle shopping.

    My 2013 took a right side garage nap within the first month of acquiring the big bike.

    I was so angry with myself.

    There are some scrapes on the luggage.

    But there is also a 3” crack in the front cowling just below the right mirror.

    The mirror is fine and works as designed.

    I pulled the two edges of the crack together and applied some silver threaded duck tape to the boo-boo.

    6k miles later, I have all but forgotten the wound. (except when I notice it. grrrr!)

    But now that I am recommitting to the 2013, I’m thinking about repairing the crack.

    Actually, I am thinking about acquiring another front cowl in silver (or is it stone grey?)

    The cost of the cowl on Partzilla is low $200-ish.

    But what is the cost of installing/swapping cowls?

    Anyone guess the amount of shop hours to accomplish the task?

    And frankly, I’m not even sure what is the cost of a Yammie dealership’s per/hour service charge.

    So what this going to cost me in total $500-$600?

    Thanks in advance to those with more experience than me.

    Stay well.

    Rob
  7. robfilms

    robfilms Been here awhile

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    the drop/nap all happened in slow motion.

    i was literally on the bike moving it in the garage.

    consequentially, i was almost able to "catch" the FJR as gravity was doing it's thing.

    the attached pix shows the tape job though ugly has been effective.

    through the tape, i am hoping you can see the seam/edge of the cracked cowl.

    the whole crack is less than 3" long.

    the fairing creaks a wee bit but the front end has been stable in wind, rain, cold and 3yrs of riding.

    by the way, i believe the part number is:

    5LV-2835G-00-P2

    Body, Front Upper 1 YNM5

    1MC-2835G-00-P2

    https://www.mrcycles.com/oemparts/a/yam/507328c8f8700218e05b88b6/cowling-1

    my FJR is 2013.

    is the color silver or stone grey?

    and how can I designate a color from the part list?

    thanks in advance for any and all thoughts.

    stay well.

    rob


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  8. HPPants

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    I all likelihood, the "stay", which is the structural piece that holds the cowl, headlights, and instrument cluster together, is also cracked. It's an EXTREMELY common failure, and usually (err... always) cracks when the bike is dropped. The mirror tabs on the stay are vunarable.

    Unfortunately, on the Gen 3 bike, that piece is cast metal and can't be welded, at least not very easily.

    Doing it for the first time, it will take about 4 hours to replace the stay and the front cowl plastic. A dealership should charge you about that in labor - maybe a smidge less - say $300.00. Plus materials.

    If you have even the slightest mechanical aptitude, you can do this yourself. I'd be happy to walk you through it. There is a fantastic pictorial on removing the plastics for the Gen 3 FJR that you can start with - it's on one of the FJR forums. I can post a link if you'd like.
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  9. robfilms

    robfilms Been here awhile

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    HPPants-

    I have slight mechanical abilities leaning more to slight than abilities.

    I look forward to any links you care to share.

    Any thoughts as to the official color of the 2013 FJR?

    Silver or Stone grey?

    Thanks in advance for the sharing.

    Stay well.

    Rob
  10. senecahome

    senecahome Been here awhile

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  11. Yama-Saurus

    Yama-Saurus Been here awhile

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    Officially from Yamaha, it's YNM5 or Yellowish Grey Metallic #5.... otherwise called Stone Grey.

    Silver it is NOT !!
  12. robfilms

    robfilms Been here awhile

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    senecahome-

    thanks for the links.

    i knew the 2013 was called stone grey.

    but the parts catalog that i am looking over for a possible front cowl swap makes no reference to color.

    but they do have a silver.

    is that their reference to stone grey?

    i am not sure how to find out more info.

    thumbs up.

    rob
  13. Yama-Saurus

    Yama-Saurus Been here awhile

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    A part number from said parts catalog ?

    As most "official" silvers are pre Gen 3 FJR and not fitty...
  14. robfilms

    robfilms Been here awhile

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    Yama-Saurus Been here awhile

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    judgedelta Been here awhile Supporter

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    Could you share the pictorial on removing the plastics? Thanks in advance.
  17. kumfykozy

    kumfykozy Been here awhile

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    Well Damn. The touch up paint doesn't match...
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    I'm hoping if I go REALLY Light it will blend a little better for the smaller scratches.
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    Or else it's convincing Mumma to get new plastics because "it's necessary" or "I got a good deal".
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    kumfykozy Been here awhile

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    Redfish Hunter Long timer Supporter

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    That looks like the Galaxy Blue of the '05 models. I don't think I have ever seen a matte finish paint touched up, I wonder how good that would work?
  20. kumfykozy

    kumfykozy Been here awhile

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    My thoughts exactly. The paint code MBPDM1 matched perfectly, but it wasn't genuine Yamaha. I haven't found a genuine Yamaha paint pen yet... New plastics (more than likely new stay too) here I come!