2009 Yamaha FJR1300 from United States of America
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.
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