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Talking 2005 FJR13000 New Owner

Purchased a 2005 FJR1300 in January 2020. I am enjoying it and riding everyday I can which is 3 times per week. I want to find and connect to a local member in Orange City, FL or nearby. I am that guy that enjoys the mechanics of how things work and connecting with an experienced FJR owner would help me to learn the do’s and don’ts.
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Purchased a 2005 FJR1300 in January 2020. I am enjoying it and riding everyday I can which is 3 times per week. I want to find and connect to a local member in Orange City, FL or nearby. I am that guy that enjoys the mechanics of how things work and connecting with an experienced FJR owner would help me to learn the do’s and don’ts.
Unlimitedu13,

Welcome to the FJR sandbox! Get comfortable, here.

There are a few things you will want to attend to, with the Gen1 bikes. If you can contact the Previous Owner, it is very helpful to get any and all maintenance records (oil changes, brake fluids, et c.), even if it is just their handscribble list from memory. The same goes for upgraded parts; don't ask Yamaha to deal with an aftermarket suspension. Those things may have their own warranties, though.

I believe the first priority beyond gas, oil, and paperwork should be a check on the Cam Chain Tensioner. The old CCTs were not very strong, and some have failed. That failure can be the total destruction of the engine (as in, a used eBay engine could be cheaper than repairing the damaged engine). The CCT itself is no big thing, and changing it out for the new unit is just a few hours' work, but you should be aware of the issue. You may already have a green-dot or blue-dot CCT there, in which case, ride on. The CCT dot can be seen with out disassembling the bike, just barely under a panel.

https://www.fjrowners.com/forums/1005017-post12.html

Questions are welcome here; we are a mostly helpful bunch.
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- 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.

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