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Hi everyone. I just got an FJR, first gen, from a friend of mine. Beautiful, comfortable, reliable, powerful bike. I feel lucky to have her as my first bike. And we've bonded already. Lol
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Hi everyone. I just got an FJR, first gen, from a friend of mine. Beautiful, comfortable, reliable, powerful bike. I feel lucky to have her as my first bike. And we've "bonded' already. Lol
Welcome to the forum, What year? ABS? Upgrades? Pic's?

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Hi everyone. I just got an FJR, first gen, from a friend of mine. Beautiful, comfortable, reliable, powerful bike. I feel lucky to have her as my first bike. And we've bonded already. Lol
Larry,

Welcome to the sandbox! Pull up a seat, and be among friends.

Depending on your local climate, you may experience heat issues with the Gen 1. I'm talking about rider's comfort, not engine problems, here. There are ways to improve that issue, if needed. Keep in touch . . .

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Welcome Larry..... check that Cam Chain Tensioner, has it been changed out yet (look for paint dot on it).
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Hi everyone. I just got an FJR, first gen, from a friend of mine. Beautiful, comfortable, reliable, powerful bike. I feel lucky to have her as my first bike. And we've "bonded' already. Lol
Welcome to the forum, What year? ABS? Upgrades? Pic's?
Thanks. It's a 2005. No ABS or upgrades (I'd love suggestions)
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Hi everyone. I just got an FJR, first gen, from a friend of mine. Beautiful, comfortable, reliable, powerful bike. I feel lucky to have her as my first bike. And we've bonded already. Lol
Larry,

Welcome to the sandbox! Pull up a seat, and be among friends.

Depending on your local climate, you may experience heat issues with the Gen 1. I'm talking about rider's comfort, not engine problems, here. There are ways to improve that issue, if needed. Keep in touch . . .
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Thanks. It does get quite hot, especially when I'm caught up in traffic. I'd love to improve on that. Let me know.
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Welcome Larry..... check that Cam Chain Tensioner, has it been changed out yet (look for paint dot on it).
It hasn't been changed, no. Seeing as I'm new with the bike and riding, honestly, I could really do with some info. Like what the Cam Chain is and what problems it could have or how to identify the problems.
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