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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-28-2019, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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What to add - Gen III

I've decided to move up from a Gen I to a Gen III over the winter. I expect to get a fairly stock 2016 and add stuff. Planned stuff - Russell Day Long, Shad rack and trunk, Garauld Stiffy, front and rear crash bars (probably T-Rex), FZ-1 mirrors, MCL peg lowerers, Techspec Snake Skins for the tank sides. Pretty much everything my Gen I has.

My Gen I has a fork brace. Advisable/overkill for Gen III? Fender extender? Radiator grill/protector?

Anything else you'd recommend I consider? I've been reasonably comfortable on my Gen I during 800 mile weekends with stock windshield, stock bar and peg positions and the RDL.

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I've decided to move up from a Gen I to a Gen III over the winter. I expect to get a fairly stock 2016 and add stuff. Planned stuff - Russell Day Long, Shad rack and trunk, Garauld Stiffy, front and rear crash bars (probably T-Rex), FZ-1 mirrors, MCL peg lowerers, Techspec Snake Skins for the tank sides. Pretty much everything my Gen I has.

My Gen I has a fork brace. Advisable/overkill for Gen III? Fender extender? Radiator grill/protector?

Anything else you'd recommend I consider? I've been reasonably comfortable on my Gen I during 800 mile weekends with stock windshield, stock bar and peg positions and the RDL.
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+ Add fender extender it helps keep all the stuff away from radiator and lower fairing. Radiator grill protector not needed IMHO.
+/- Techspec Snake skins for tank sides not needed if you have a really nice touring seat the best are Russell Day Long and then Laam IMHO as you sit back and not slip forward towards tank.
+ Garuald stiffy - Good to have.
+ Garuald highway pegs - Must have if you are doing more than 200 miles a day. Nice to stretch out a bit.
+ T-Rex bag guards are the best front ones are so so look into other options.
+ Check side bag locks mine were loose removed lock screws and tightened it with blue loctite. There is also a video by Bryan Glynn on it on YouTube.
+ Add dual horns as stock as only one and its meek and poor I almost got hit and I upgraded to dual trumpet horns. There is a video by Vicki P on YouTube as well but I did
my own buying wiring kit on amazon.

Cannot comment on fork brace as mine seems stable without it and I have done nice speeds on highways without any issues.
Cannot comment on FZ1 mirrors stock are ok not the best.

Maybe look into tires stock ones are just okay not great go with Michelin or Pirellis you might know better than me as you had Gen I.


Need a touring Yamaha windshield for Gen III
Need a LED light upgrade makes the motorcycle stand out more. Pain to get them in without removing fairing but I managed. Looks nice and worth it !


Need other standard RAM ball mounts and stuff for navigation, phone etc..

Other than that I think it is pretty good with cruise control and heated grips... if needed with Texas riding maybe in early mornings and nights.

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Lujdwig, you should know better than to ask us how to spend your money, 'cuz we will!! I definitely recommend a fender extender, but I'd skip the rad guard... no rocks damaged my FJR rads in the last 10 years, but my windshield and face shield have had rock chips...

Fork brace, I haven't felt the need... the Gen3A fork springs are better than past models but they are progressive... dial in the preload almost all the way or perhaps upgrade them someday to straight rate, but they are decent as they are.
As for all the upgrades mentioned, can't argue with any of them, and it is your wallet not ours. You'll find the Gen3 a nice upgrade in itself. Happy farkling!!
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Garauld highway pegs wont work with the Trex engine guards. Don't know about other engine guards.
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I have t-Rex front and rear. Top notch. Laam seat. I prefer the Givi sr357 rack and Givi cases. No need for a stiffy with that setup. Aftermarket shield if you’re going to ride much. I used to find peg lowering brackets to be necessary. I’ve gradually stopped using them, even for distance. I prefer helibars to the stock bar setup. Don’t assume you’ll need anything until you’ve run the stock bike a bit.
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A set of Two Brothers cans, to give the FJR some growl.
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My favorite, most cost effective safety addition: black 3-M reflective film for the back of the saddlebags from Real Time Industries:
https://www.realtimeindustries.com/f...ar-bag-decals/


Inexpensive, virtually invisible in the daylight, unmistakable at night.
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Nice list, somebody didn't like the TRex front bars, not sure why. I have T Rex front and back, tested both in upstate NY due to a brain fart, thought both worked great.

Loctite the bag latches and if you go with a Shad trunk, loctite the backrest screws inside the trunk. Saves wife pounding on you because she thinks the trunk is falling off, and then reaching around to show you the backrest she is now holding. On a busy 4 lane highway while in left turn lane she is yelling at me to pull over. We got intercoms after that.

I have the Shad SH50 with the new style rack and stiffy kit.

Tankslappers offers an alternative to the techspec, recommend the 3M film choice.

Dual horns is a must, I used FIAMM Freeway blasters, 14.95 each at Princess Auto here in Canada so probably $5 in Texas. Did the wiring myself, if you do that make sure the relay is waterproof and save yourself swapping it out when it rains ��

Oh yeah, +1 on black 3-M reflective film for the back of the saddlebags from Real Time Industries, good stuff!
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