High-G FJR Junkie!
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Rolling Prairie, Ind
I have a Shad 50l never noticed any real difference between it being on or off, maybe a slight difference in the top heaviness feeling. no difference in fuel economy either.
I played with it a bunch when I had the front end wobble running with it on/off & loaded/unloaded to see if it had any effect on the handling and wobble which it didn’t, new tapered steering head bearings really tightened things up. Much more positive feel.
The only thing that was topcase related that affected my bike Is that when I had the broken subframe and replaced the oe shad steel “X” adapter mount with the Yamaha heavy aluminum rack which I mounted the Shad case adapter directly to, it lowered the topcase about 1 1/2 in and seemed to reduce the top heaviness feeling a bit and maybe quicken the steering as well,,,,maybe.
Red 2014A, the fastest color !
Ride more,, worry less !
Last edited by passx; 06-20-2019 at 07:34 AM.