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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-10-2019, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys new to the site and to owning the FJR! 2008 Gen 2. I enjoy have enjoyed reading the posts and im sure ill have questions along the way. Oh by the way I bought this ride not knowing what a button controls!!! A mystery switch!! Its mounted by the access panel on the left side. Ill keep you posted. I'm hoping its heated grip control. Ill check it tomorrow!!!!
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FJR servicing (these were built for older bikes, but the basics haven't changed):
http://www.fjr-tips.org/maint/maint.html
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Welcome to the site. I too am fairly new having just picked up my '06 model. I think you've made a great choice in bikes. Be safe!!
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Hey guys new to the site and to owning the FJR! 2008 Gen 2. I enjoy have enjoyed reading the posts and im sure ill have questions along the way. Oh by the way I bought this ride not knowing what a button controls!!! A mystery switch!! Its mounted by the access panel on the left side. Ill keep you posted. I'm hoping its heated grip control. Ill check it tomorrow!!!!
mastiffmanjones,

Welcome to the sandbox! I have a 2008 myself.

If the "button" is right next to the small panel near the handgrip heater (twist-knob) control, that is the "glove box" cover release relay button, and it only works with the ignition key On, to open the "glove box" lid. There is a cigarette-lighter socket inside the glove box, but it is fused for only 2 Amps, so don't try to use it for much more than a USB adapter. Stuff like an air pump will just blow that 2 Amp fuse instantly, and it's not in an easy place to change that fuse. The wiring there is thin also, so do not replace the 2 Amp fuse with anything stronger than 2 Amps.

If you still have questions, send pix, and maybe we can help.
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Sounds like the heated grips control. I had an 08 and that is where the switch was located. Dial really. The bike did not come with that so someone before you added them.

I miss my 'ol blackie. Should have kept it and just added McCruise cruise control.
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