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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-18-2015, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
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I am a new for forum member, but have been riding for years and a member of many forums. This one seems like la great place, but I would like to offer a suggestion.
As a new fjr rider, I have found lots of advise and a few Utube videos on how to do some maintenance things, but the most critical part is how to get the various pieces of very expensive tupperware off without breaking anything.
Videos of cover removal on the various years / models would be the best thing to make available to new members. Even the tech l site has a lot of great advise, but all the pics show what to do once the covers are removed. Thanks in advance for your consideration and help. Gary
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... and as much of a pain it is to remove bodywork on my Yamahas...

I gotta say, Honda's 'snap, pull and pray' bodywork makes the Yamaha pieces seem easy.

Kudos to guys that create the helpful videos though.

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I come from the Gold Wing world and did all my own work. You have to take off the dash, seat, and complete top shelter ( everything between your legs ) to get to the air cleaner on a wing. No one ever just checks their air cleaner.
I don't mind being a little fiddly ( as Ed says on Wheeler Dealers ), but you do need to know what is held on by a grommet ( pull ) or a snap. Its not fun to guess wrong and end up with a 300. piece of plastic broken.


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... and as much of a pain it is to remove bodywork on my Yamahas...

I gotta say, Honda's 'snap, pull and pray' bodywork makes the Yamaha pieces seem easy.

Kudos to guys that create the helpful videos though.
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Gary for a bunch of standard maintenance for the FJR try TwoWheelObsession, Bryan gives a lot of detail.
https://www.youtube.com/user/TwoWheelObsession
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Yes, a great resource. Makes initially daunting tasks seem much less so.
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Gary- it may be helpful if you listed in your signature what yr/model you have as there are variances from yr to yr. I know for a fact all the Gen2 are not the same. I bet someone has info specific to your bike and is willing to share. Additionally, the Haynes manual has Section 7. It's for bodywork removal. You maybe should consider getting one.

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This forum certainly made my 2013 battery access easier to dismantle with the modification illustration by a forum member sBandit. https://www.fjrowners.com/forums/11-f...3-fjr1300.html
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Gary for a bunch of standard maintenance for the FJR try TwoWheelObsession, Bryan gives a lot of detail.
https://www.youtube.com/user/TwoWheelObsession
I have watched all his videos and they are very helpful, but mine is a 2010 and is different from the 2013 and up. I bought a service manual and owners manual on cd, but they just show exploded views of body panels. No help at all on removing them.
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I have watched all his videos and they are very helpful, but mine is a 2010 and is different from the 2013 and up. I bought a service manual and owners manual on cd, but they just show exploded views of body panels. No help at all on removing them.
If your owners manual isn't much help (like the '09 manual), try downloading the '07A (not AE) manual. Good instructions there.

Also sent you a PM.

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