High-G FJR Junkie!
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Millgrove, ON, CA
If you haven't already... FJR suspension linkage should be greased at least the first time to prevent water intrusion and to supplement the teeny bit of lube Yammy put in there. Have them remove the shock mount bolt, then you can pivot the suspension link down to get the bolts out of the front dogbone mount, remove all the bushings, get some good grease in all the bearings and coat the bushings lightly, re-insert, install everything... you're just replacing your dogbones with Soupy's.
Note, you cannot lube the front bushing without removing the centerstand, bit of a process, need a skyhook to hang the bike from, leave it for another day as that one is up high and less likely to be a problem.
Someone posted the centerstand bolts on '18 was installed the correct (desired) way (nuts outboard) so you don't have to cut the bolts off..... maybe take a pic or verify. That would make it much easier to remove the centerstand if the bike is suspended from the aforementioned skyhook.......
This whole thing is less than an hour job..... especially if you've done it before.
AS for the height, I'd not lower the bike too much. Half inch will do wonders, try that. Lower the front also by raising the forks in the triple tree by the same amount... another half hour job, all that's needed is to loosen the triple tree pinch bolts, adjust fork position, retighten pinch bolts.
Keep yer stick on the ice....
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