High-G FJR Junkie!
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Rolling Prairie, Ind
Carsten, let me echo Bernie & John’s comments and say simply buy as new as you can afford, the fjr has been updated regularly with a significant update occurring with the 2013 gen 3 & newer. The cruise control is a big deal for me. The gen 3.5 with the 6spd started in 2016 and seem to be better balanced along with the excellent led lighting.
Things to look for,,,,, on the gen 1 & 2 look at the cam chain tensioner on the rh side for either a blue or green paint dot, I believe the blue is most current. No paint dot means you need to change as soon as possible, several really good threads on that here. Also Spider Bite ground electrical issues are a problem on I believe 2008 and earlier but I’m not sure of when that started and was fixed.
The last issue is an across the board, all gen’s and that is the broken rear subframe and is easy to check for by pulling the rear seat and looking at the frame section below the tailights. Simple check.
Welcome to the party ! Add your bike to your signature line once you settle on one, they are quite fantastic bikes and plenty of people here willing to help if you do have problems or questions.
Red 2014A, the fastest color !
Ride more,, worry less !