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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-17-2020, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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So I've purchased an 05 FJR ABS with only 14.5k miles on it. The thing is a beauty, and runs as good as she looks.

First portion is the mechanical side. In terms of reliability, what should I be looking to upgrade to make sure the bike stays happy? I have heard that the CCT is a must, which is what I have heard loads of bikes have problems with. I have also seen the throttle position sensor being an issue, should I look into that? When the bike is cold, the throttle seems a tiny bit boggy, but my R1 before did the exact same thing, and after about 2 minutes of riding, goes on perfectly fine (maybe a Yamaha deal?). I may also look into some customization of performance. Is there any recommended air intake mods that people do? And do these bikes take kindly to Power Commanders? Last but not least, there is some fairing right behind the front tire that covers the exhaust. Has anyone ever heard of modifying this? My R1 had this open to allow air flow through which makes me wonder if the same can be done here to keep things cool, or if it is necessary for proper radiator performance.

Now for the other mods, I have heard that an aftermarket seat makes a world of a difference. Is there such thing as a cooled seat? Otherwise, any recommended seats that I should be looking at? I also plan to put heated grips on the bike. Are there any other common mods that people do? (ie cruise control, air deflectors, dampeners).

I currently have handlebar risers and a larger windshield, but am looking to personalize this bike even more.

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So I've purchased an 05 FJR ABS with only 14.5k miles on it. The thing is a beauty, and runs as good as she looks.

First portion is the mechanical side. In terms of reliability, what should I be looking to upgrade to make sure the bike stays happy? I have heard that the CCT is a must, which is what I have heard loads of bikes have problems with. I have also seen the throttle position sensor being an issue, should I look into that? When the bike is cold, the throttle seems a tiny bit boggy, but my R1 before did the exact same thing, and after about 2 minutes of riding, goes on perfectly fine (maybe a Yamaha deal?). I may also look into some customization of performance. Is there any recommended air intake mods that people do? And do these bikes take kindly to Power Commanders? Last but not least, there is some fairing right behind the front tire that covers the exhaust. Has anyone ever heard of modifying this? My R1 had this open to allow air flow through which makes me wonder if the same can be done here to keep things cool, or if it is necessary for proper radiator performance.

Now for the other mods, I have heard that an aftermarket seat makes a world of a difference. Is there such thing as a cooled seat? Otherwise, any recommended seats that I should be looking at? I also plan to put heated grips on the bike. Are there any other common mods that people do? (ie cruise control, air deflectors, dampeners).

I currently have handlebar risers and a larger windshield, but am looking to personalize this bike even more.

Good riding!
CCT - Yes, if it doesn't have the blue dot.


TPS - I'd wait till it gave problems.


Intake - some people put in a K&N filter. You can get marginal improvements in HP and torque with that and aftermarket mufflers. But it probably isn't worth the coin. Get mufflers if you want to change the sound. Don't expect a performance improvement beyond weight reduction.



PCommander - I'll let other weigh in.



Removing the bottom V in the fairing will not help your radiator/cooling and may do the opposite.



Almost everyone prefers an aftermarket seat. What works best is determined by your butt and the kind of riding you do. I have a Russell Day Long and love it. My next bike is coming with a Laam, which I hear is good. Sargent and Corbin are also out there.


Don't know how to cool a motorcycle seat. I think airflow would be the key there. Maybe a Beadrider?


Heated grips will make cool weather travel so much more pleasant!


Several cruise controls are available, from throttle locks up to an MC Cruise.
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What Ludwig said ^^^

The only thing that I think you really, really need to do is the CCT if you donít have the most current version, the rest can be done at your leisure.

As far as a PCommander goes, before I spent that money Iíd have Ivan do a reflash on yours, my .02.

Performance wise, there isnít much to be gained with the fjr, as Ludwig said you can do performance cans on the pipes. Which will/maybe give you a more pleasing sound but as far as more power goes the only added gritty-up will be from the reduced weight only. Intake side, a K&N will maybe/sorta add something (probably not) with a pc reflash being your best bet there.

Truthfully though, the only reason I added a K&N to my14a is because mice seem to really like the fjr air box and the oiled K&N seems to make them look elsewhere.

So, in summary in my opinion do the CCT as soon as possible, itís a must do thing if itís the old one, past that, just ride and enjoy your bike and then, you can take your time on deciding a seat, etc. my .02
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cct must have a blue or green dot not just blue. green is the latest revision blue is previous, no dot is bad one
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what he heck is CCT ?
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Way,,,, itís a Cam Chain Tensioner.

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Congratulations on the purchase!!!! I too just purchased a gently used 2005 the end of July. Performance mods, not really worth the expense from what I have been reading and talking to a few members here. Changing the mufflers will get you about a 3.5hp gain and about $800-$1300, depending on brand, out of your wallet with a decent tone change.

Ivan offers a reflash for the '06 up according to his site, but I haven't called him to see about our '05's what he offers.

http://www.ivansperformanceproducts.com/fjr1300_g2.htm

First thing is to check to see if your cct has a blue dot or green dot on it. No dot, it is straight from the line. You can stick your finger in on the right side of the tank between the frame and the black rubber panel, lift it up, and then use a flashlight to look direct at the top of the cct. In my first thread there are pics and others comments of my questions similar to yours.

https://www.fjrowners.com/forums/8-f...ml#post1261551

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check brake pads
check fork seals for leaking - mine are horrible full rebuild soon
brake fluid flush and fill
throttle body synchronization
valve adjusment
check air filter
drain and replace coolant
and I have purchased a 2016 rear shock to go on mine as mine may only have 43k miles on it, but too weak for my 290lbs that list is my list of to do. I bought mine from a 72 year old man so I am not worried that it has been abused at all. Hope this has helped

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forgot to add the original sheepskin to help aid with keeping the family bits cooled down

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Can't say much more.... check that CCT and if no dot on it, replace it at the earliest opportunity (be sure to follow the proper procedure). The one you buy today will be the latest revision, get the gasket to go with it.

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It's a valve check. An adjustment is performed only if required.
Many riders have been happy with a Beadrider to keep the family jewels cool and happy.
A shock alone won't stiffen up an under sprung suspension. You need the proper spring for your weight.

bike X miles=smiles
smiles ų bike=miles
smiles ų miles=bike.
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