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.
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.