FJR Top Gun
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: near Great Salt Lake, Utah, USA, Sol III
Looking for a good condition 2007 or 2008 fjr to buy
I suggest an 09 or new or 06 and younger. Avoid the 07 and 08 models due to throttle abrupt response and possible Fuel Injection Issues. Lot of guys with 07 and 08 have Power Commanders or after market throttle tubes with a different throttle cam due to abrupt throttle response or learn to calibrate their wrist.
Actually, I have a 2008 and it has a very "normal" throttle response. The 2007s did have the "abrupt" throttle response that you mention. Most of them now have a Power Commander, or a G2 Throttle Tamer, or both, already installed. These days, you can get an ECU re-flash from Ivan to fix the throttle problem in one easy move, on the early Gen2s. I hear that the ICU update costs less than a Power Commander. I have no need for that service, but there are many posts about Ivan's work to be found on the FJR forums, if anybody want to Search.
2008 FJR1300A - Pirelli Angel GT (Spec A) tires, RDL seat, TPMS, GPS digital speedometer (Amazon ~US$28.00).
P.S. Life is too short, and health is too valuable, to ride on cheap parade-duty tires.