2009 Yamaha FJR1300

Summary:

Gratifying

Faults:

Grounding harness corrosion - the infamous spider bite. Replaced harness with aftermarket harness and all is fine.

Dealer replaced throttle position sensor (TPS) and electronic control unit (ECU) due to stalling at start-up. This replacement fixed the problem.

Side case outer lids started to separate, as they are merely glued on. I affixed two screws per case to secure the outer lid covers.

General Comments:

Folks with a short inseam like me (31") will need to install a dog-bone lowering kit.

Invest in a more comfortable seat. I opted for Yamaha's gel seat.

I chose to replace the windscreen for better wind protection, and disabled the auto-retract to keep the windshield where I want it.

I installed a Throttle-tamer to reduce the 'choppy' low RPM throttle roll-ons.

This motorcycle pulls like a freight train, so expect to replace the rear tire more frequently than on most bikes.

Like any high performance machine, this motorcycle requires a bit more preventative maintenance than other motorcycles - but it's well worth it!

Overall, this motorcycle is one of the most enjoyable machines I've ever ridden - and I been riding for over 37 years.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 25th January, 2013

2012 Yamaha FJR1300

Summary:

One fast, great handling, good looking machine

Faults:

Nothing so far.

General Comments:

Love this bike, fast and comfortable.

Would be nice if it had cruise control.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st September, 2012

2006 Yamaha FJR1300

Summary:

Great to own

Faults:

None, so far.

General Comments:

Smooth, a lot of power, comfortable, great price FJR1300ae. I like to forget about the clutch.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd August, 2009

2008 Yamaha FJR1300

Summary:

The best

Faults:

It had a recall of the ignition switch, which Yamaha fixed at no charge.

General Comments:

I really had not rode a motorcycle in over 20 years, and was afraid of the power that this one had.

The motorcycle was very easy to ride, and felt very good riding it. It was the best investment I could have made.

The only thing it should have is some type of radio or speaker system on it, or an after market kit you can buy would be good also.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th February, 2009

2008 Yamaha FJR1300

Summary:

The FJR is the best sports tourer for the money!

Faults:

At this time, nothing.

General Comments:

This bike handles and runs very good. My last bike was a BMW K 1200 RS, and to compare it with my FJR I might be a little partial with BMW. The FJR sounds very good, and like I said before handles good. The only problem that I had was there was too much wind coming in when riding over 50mph, so I solved the problem with a new windshield that is taller and wider. This solved the problem. I also put some heat shields on the bottom of the pipes, so I don't melt the heel of my boots. These are minor problems that was solved quickly and cheaply.

For some people black is the color, but not me. It's beautiful when polished, but some rain or dust gets on it get ready to clean. But the metal flakes added to paint makes the bike stand out. I bought my FJR in March of 08, and really haven't taken on any big rides, but next month I'm going on a coast to coast ride, so we will see how it does. My money is on the FJR.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 19th June, 2008

3rd Dec 2009, 19:11

What windshield did you put on your FJR?

12th Dec 2009, 05:24

08 bought new in 4/08, I have approx 10k.

Have change the windshield out for taller, wider.

I have Hippo Hands on the bars as I ride NY wx all year except snow and ice (if I can avoid it).

Have had many bikes from GSXers to Shadows. I love speed and the FJR has all I want or need!!

I find the bike to be very forgiving either in peg dragging sweeps or nailing the brakes (found out under very trying circumstances). The ABS are a phenomenal; ran into a wet cement patch in the dark and had to stomp em; THEY WORK VERY WELL as I am still here and unscathed as I write this.

I have changed the oil and other than tires at 4k (front wore out). I put Pirelli Stradas on as replacements; they are wearing great and stick like glue!! I have had no other issues with the bike.

I intend to run this bike into the next FJR that I surely will buy in the future (if they still are making them when I run this one into history).

No complaints at all to report, just pure enjoyment, and would recommend bike to all!!!

Bob (BEETLE) Bailey.