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Yamaha FJR1300 Supersport-Touring

Last modified: 14-May-2010

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Below are links to other recommended FJR1300 oriented Websites:

FJR Tech
Warchild's clearing house of technical, maintenance, and modification info (some of it copied from here with permission).

FJR Forum
The best USA/Canadian FJR1300 online forum, bar none.

Australian FJR Forum
A forum in and focused on Australian FJR owners.

FJR Owners
An excellent Website and message board in the UK devoted to the FJR1300. Probably the most active Web-based FJR online forum.

EZ Board
EzBoard, a USA-based online FJR1300 Web forum administrated by Marc Newman.

Recommended supporting Website links appear below:

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FJR Goodies
A great place to find good prices on FJR parts and accessories...

Bike Johnny
FJR stuff for folks in the U.K. and Europe.

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Much of the roughly 150mb worth of free FJR-related content here can be found by selecting one of the links on the left. The links in BOLD CAPS are the most commonly visited and probably therefore the most generally interesting...


Bear crossing road, somewhere in BC, WFO trip, Aug-2004 (Highlander photo)


Looking for something in particular? — you can use the SEARCH button above, or just click on the Keyword Index link. It lists the keywords I've identified from every Webpage here. When you get to the keywords page, you can use your browser's search (usually via the Ctrl-F key) to find the pages that contain the words you're interested in. There's a lot of content here that isn't directly linked to by the links on the left, and the keywords page is a good way to find it...

If you scroll down this page past the end of the links on the left, you'll see the recommended links to other interesting FJR-oriented sites.

H. Marc Lewis

The rest of this column is a partial log, in roughly reverse cronological order, of some of the additions and changes made to this Website:

  • [26-Oct-2006] In the USA the NHTSA has issued recalls for a possible defect in the throttle position sensor on FJR1300 models from the 2003 — 2005 model years: "On certain motorcycles, an improperly designed throttle position sensor could cause an intermittently unstable idle when the engine is at idling speed when the motorcycle is stopped or during low-speed operations. The engine could stall as a result."

  • [25-Oct-2006] A guy named Brian rode his FJR1300 from San Diego to Prudhoe Bay, AK and documented the whole trip from a computer he mounted on the bike. Includes some videos and a blog.

  • [10-Oct-2006] David J. Morrow submitted a page showing how build a custom aux fuel tank for his FJR.

  • [10-Oct-2006] David J. Morrow submitted a page showing how his Givi luggage rack broke.

  • [10-Oct-2006] Mark Johnson has some photos of the 2006 SFO (Southern FJR Owners) gathering.

  • [9-Oct-2006] Yamaha has recalled all '03 through '05 FJR1300 models (Link). On certain motorcycles, an improperly designed throttle position sensor could cause an intermittently unstable idle when the engine is at idling speed when the motorcycle is stopped or during low-speed operations. The engine could stall as a result. If the engine stalls after the operator disengages the clutch in a low gear while riding, the rear tire might slip momentarily if the operator abruptly re-engages the clutch. 39,000 motorcycles are affected.

  • [22-Jun-2006] Added John Kirby's write-up on installing a Delphi XM Roady on his FJR1300.

  • [16-Feb-2006] Added a dozen of Mark Johnson's custom paint color ideas.

  • [24-Oct-2005] Added Allan Pratt's commentary on getting Yamaha to fix a ticking problem with your FJR1300.

  • [16-Oct-2005] Mark Binstead sent in photos of a pre-production 2006 model FJR1300.

  • [30-Mar-2005] I removed the page for ordering spacers for the FJR's rear shock, as I'm out of stock and the demand doesn't justify making any more.

  • [28-Jan-2004] Gianlorenzo ("Gian") Caccia has some interesting modifications on his FJR Website in Italy.

  • [29-Sep-2003] A very favorable FJR1300 review appeared in, of all places, the BMWSportTouring online forum.

  • [16-Jul-2003] Frank Clark sent in a photo of his 2004 Yamaha FJR1300 which was delivered to him on July 16th, 2003 in Virginia.

  • [3-Jun-2003] Yamaha now offers an online parts catalog and other documentation for the FJR1300.

  • [21-Apr-2003] The FJR1300 Guide is now here in PDF format. Take pity on my server and don't download it unless you *really* want it. It's 5mb, and doesn't have anything you can't live without. Besides, it's for the Canadian model I think...

  • Cycle News has a "First Look" at the "2004" USA model FJR1300 w/ABS. The AMA Superbike Website has an article too.

  • I posted some photos and narrative on the Western FJR Owners meeting, in Healdsburg, CA last weekend. It was awesome.

  • Added some photos of the ABS Model FJR1300 for 2003 (European model), courtesy of Joos, owner/operator of the FJROwners Website.

  • Benny Bryant in Alabama has a Web page about his custom painted 2003 FJR1300, and the modifications he's made to it.

  • Rider Report posted a comparo of the FJR1300 and the ST1300 on September 19th.

  • Added a page showing my long backordered saddlebag liners.

  • The Japanese Yamaha Website has details of the FJR1300/A and the 2003 model for Europe with many other updates.

  • The UK Yamaha Website has details of the "real" 2003 model FJR1300 with ABS" and other changes like a new design windscreen, an immobilizer system, storage box in fairing, larger front disks, easy headlight adjustment, improved suspension, and sleeker integrated turn signals.

  • I took some photos of my FJR in the crate, the evening before I took delivery. And some photos of my first ride, the next day.

  • Photos of what is probably the first 2003 Yamaha FJR1300 delivered in the USA.

  • A short video clip of the Yamaha FJR1300.

  • A copy of the official Yamaha 2003 FJR1300 Delivery Notification letter.

  • MOTOR CYCLE NEWS did a review (June 19, 2002) comparing the FJR1300 to the Honda ST1300 and the BMW R1150RT.

  • The official Yamaha USA Website has a wealth of information about the 2003 FJR1300, including specs, a photo gallery, info about the Priority [early] Delivery program, and some animations. Follow the links (they change every year).

  • A large photo from the USA 2003 sales brochure.

  • Nice photos of the FJR1300 in silver, blue, red and black. The USA will be getting only the silver (initial Priority Deliveries).

  • The 2003 Yamaha FJR1300 product announcement (USA).

  • An official-looking 4-page Yamaha FJR1300 brochure in PDF format.

  • A copy of the official Yamaha 2003 FJR1300 Priority Delivery order form. If you haven't submitted one of these, you aren't in the priority delivery and probably won't get a bike in August. [shown is an actual customer's pink copy, with the personal info blocked out] Note the fine print (e.g. non-refundable, non-transferrable).


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