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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-27-2020, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
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I just picked up a 2013 FJR1300A on Tuesday. This my first FJR and so far I am liking it. I will say the FJR is more sport and a little less tourer than the 2000 BMW R1100-RT it is replacing, but I believe I will be able to cope. I look forward to reading everyone's input on this forum on all topics.

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Welcome.

I came from an R1200RT to the FJR. The RT broke down more often than I liked.

On the internet, the ergonomics of the RT and the FJR looked quite similar. Reality was quite different. The RT had far superior wind protection and superior ergonomics. An aftermarket shield and a helibridge would be necessary to get the FJR in touring trim. Still lacking vs the RT in wind management, but it’s manageable.

My preference is a VStream 20308 or Yamaha touring screen in the spring/summer/fall, and a Cee Bailey, storm handguards, and yamaha knuckle visors in the winter.

Power, reliability, and everything else has been great. I’ve got over 100,000 miles on the platform, and I think it has ruined me for any other bike.
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Morning All,

I just picked up a 2013 FJR1300A on Tuesday. This my first FJR and so far I am liking it. I will say the FJR is more sport and a little less tourer than the 2000 BMW R1100-RT it is replacing, but I believe I will be able to cope. I look forward to reading everyone's input on this forum on all topics.
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Howdy. Welcome to the forum.

2013A? Let's see:
2013 and on have only a single rather anemic horn. Most of us fit a pair of PIAA Sports horns. Some of us fit a relay to reduce the load on the horn button. Some, including me, do not. Check the archives here.

2013A - 2015A (I think) are missing the little mud flap that is between the rear shock and the swing arm. The tabs are there for it. It's there on the Series IIs and the later ES models. Previous owner, if he knew about it, may have installed it.

Torque specs in both the owner's and FSM for the engine oil drain bolt (31 lbs-ft) is wrong. Should be like the final drive drain bolt (17 lb-ft) - same size into the same type of aluminum casting, if you use a torque wrench there. Some of us have been complaining to MamaYama for years.

The link in my signature points to a doc that a Brit FJR rider put together to describe how to take apart the Chinese puzzle that is the Series III bodywork. I think it is better than the FSM or the Haynes manual.


And I have redrawn the electrical diagrams in color so they fit on 11X17 sheets. Makes them much easier to read than the B&W 8.5X11" drawings.
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Howdy. Welcome to the forum.

The link in my signature points to a doc that a Brit FJR rider put together to describe how to take apart the Chinese puzzle that is the Series III bodywork. I think it is better than the FSM or the Haynes manual.


And I have redrawn the electrical diagrams in color so they fit on 11X17 sheets. Makes them much easier to read than the B&W 8.5X11" drawings.
I had a '98 R1100RT and the tupperware removal/installation was far worse than my '13 FJR. There are about 20 screws involved and they all locate inside plastic enclosed t/nuts. I shudder just thinking about that mess. OPs 2000 RT is a little different but not much. FJR engine is far and away superior to that old oilhead boxer. I hated that engine - felt like an old tractor. Did like the dry clutch/separate tranny though.

Great job on those schematics by the way !!

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