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Old 11-15-2008, 12:58 PM   #16
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just trying to keep this thread alive...


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Old 11-27-2008, 08:54 PM   #17
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Old 11-28-2008, 07:36 PM   #18
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Speaking of which, you and I are just about the right distance apart to have a late lunch together in Kaycee Wyoming one of these nice summer days when there's 18 hours of sunlight.
Now that I've got the Silverstars in hand and the PIAA's mounted, I don't need 18 hrs of sunlight.

By all means, let's do a 'meet halfway' ride. I had to Googlemap Kaycee to see where WTH it was. Lunch and back would be great.
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Old 11-29-2008, 05:50 AM   #19
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Edit: oops, sorry wrong thread, Hey Putter!
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Old 11-29-2008, 03:05 PM   #20
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Old 11-29-2008, 03:42 PM   #21
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A nice combo
Yeah it is.

I've got an '85 R80G/S.

One for munching ground and one for munching miles.
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Old 11-30-2008, 11:19 AM   #22
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My 06 Feejer...

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Old 11-30-2008, 06:33 PM   #23
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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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Old 11-30-2008, 06:39 PM   #24
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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!
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Old 11-30-2008, 06:53 PM   #25
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You guys the experts

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.
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Old 11-30-2008, 07:26 PM   #26
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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.
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.
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:00 AM   #27
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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.
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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Old 12-01-2008, 01:58 PM   #28
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don't wheelie as easy

Swingarm's an inch longer on Gen II
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Old 12-01-2008, 02:24 PM   #29
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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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Old 12-01-2008, 03:34 PM   #30
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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.
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.
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