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post #11 of 58 (permalink) Old 08-20-2013, 03:28 PM
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My 06' has had the battery cover off maybe 3 times since 06. Once to install the tender pigtail, once to run fuzeblock lines under the seat, and once to replace the weak OEM battery (last year).

3 times in 8 years..... not a big issue. And never blown a fuse. Not saying it couldn't happen...... but the FJR is not known as being hard on fuses (unless farkles are poorly installed).

Just sayin'..... It is what it is...... and to me, it is a great machine. Pehaps not perfect...... but we have the Germans for that kind of bike.... right? LOL

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post #12 of 58 (permalink) Old 08-20-2013, 05:17 PM
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And then there's this rather ironic statement from the very detailed and nicely illustrated op:

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...Now that I've done it, I think it would take me as little as 5 minutes to do it next time - if in well lit area and have all the tools at hand.

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That's the problem... its never at a good time or convenient place.. like the time I ran into work pealing riding gear and left the ignition on all morning...

Excellent write up. I hope the mother ship takes note.

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Never had a blown fuse either in 11 years of the same bike ownership. I doubt that the FJR's access is tougher than other modern bikes - it's a question of learning your own machine in case you need to access these areas in less than ideal conditions, be they weather or geography related !!

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...I...left the ignition on all morning...
I guess you should consider yourself lucky no one stole your bike sitting there with the key in it. And of course Yamaha should have anticipated this? How much other owner induced trouble should they also design for? BTW, the battery tender comes with jumper cables that hook into the pig tail which make getting a jump start a snap.

For me it just gets a little tiresome to hear of a few situations that may have aggravated a few owners and then hear it proclaimed that it's bad design or poor engineering and MUST be changed.

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Never had a blown fuse either in 11 years of the same bike ownership. I doubt that the FJR's access is tougher than other modern bikes - it's a question of learning your own machine in case you need to access these areas in less than ideal conditions, be they weather or geography related !!
Aye, I met a lad on a run with a new fancy Kawasaki & he has to remove the false tank to get to the battery.

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BTW, the battery tender comes with jumper cables that hook into the pig tail which make getting a jump start a snap.
Are you sure that is what they are meant for?

They are provided to connect the tender to batteries using the clamps.

Jump Starting requires much more current than the fuse and 14 AWG wire is capable of handling.

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Just exactly how often do you all need to access your battery? After I put a battery tender pigtail on mine, I don't expect to see it again for years.
Those of us living in northern climates have to remove the battery every winter, unless the bike is stored in a heated garage (mine is not). Batteries don't like -30 deg F.

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Great write-up - this should be a sticky.
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Talk about difficult battery access-you should try it on a 2001 BMW R1100 S- my no2 bike.
Remove seat unit.
Remove 5 screws on each fairing side panel - 10 in total including two extremely difficult to access M5 screws under the front onf the panels.
Disconnect each LH/RH indicator wiring.
Unbolt tank unit at back and sides - 6 bolts
Prop up tank unit.
Access battery.
Disconnect or whatever.
Phew!
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