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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-27-2020, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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Just got my first FJR this week after years of Goldwings, Harleys and sport bikes. Picked up a Silver 2003 with 2400 miles for a great deal. Bone stock so far, going to add Heli-Bar risers and a taller windscreen soon. Thinking of a Russell Seat for me and the Mrs. once I save up some extra cash and can keep from riding it for a few weeks.

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Just got my first FJR this week after years of Goldwings, Harleys and sport bikes. Picked up a Silver 2003 with 2400 miles for a great deal. Bone stock so far, going to add Heli-Bar risers and a taller windscreen soon. Thinking of a Russell Seat for me and the Mrs. once I save up some extra cash and can keep from riding it for a few weeks.

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as always with the first gen you need to make sure you have a updated CCT since the old ones go bad and ruin your motor you can spot the newer cct's by a colored dot on the side of it either blue or green the cct is located on the right side of the engine there are a lot of threads on this site talking about how to change it and where its at all the good stuff and if the heat from the engine is bothering you there are some mods you can do that make it a bit less gruesome
eitherway welcome to the forum and enjoy the bike
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Just got my first FJR this week after years of Goldwings, Harleys and sport bikes. Picked up a Silver 2003 with 2400 miles for a great deal. Bone stock so far, going to add Heli-Bar risers and a taller windscreen soon. Thinking of a Russell Seat for me and the Mrs. once I save up some extra cash and can keep from riding it for a few weeks.
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John,

Welcome to the sandbox! Pull up a seat, and relax. Lotsa good help here, just ask.

Ditto on the Cam Chain Tensioner; it may last ten years, or it may not. A revised CCT with a blue dot or green dot is the right stuff, there. You won't need to disassemble anything, to check the CCT. 2400 miles is not even broken in yet for the FJR, but keep it in mind, if you go for any maintenance.

With such low mileage, I would suggest replacing all of the hydraulics fluids, if that has not been done lately - SpeedBleeders.com can make it an easy one-guy job.

Beyond that, you probably won't have much needed, for many miles of smiles. Keep us posted.
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-27-2020, 11:26 PM
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Congratulations on your new to you FJR, and welcome to the forum!
With 2,400 miles, and "bone stock" it likely has the factory original, 18 year old tires. Check the date codes. Even if they look "good", replace them. Your life is worth more than a set of tires.
And before helibar riser, and an aftermarket seat invest in a set of engine, and panier guards.
If you need a recommendation on which tires, oil, fuel, wax, deodorant, etc. is best, just ask!
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Congratulations on your new to you FJR, and welcome to the forum!
With 2,400 miles, and "bone stock" it likely has the factory original, 18 year old tires. Check the date codes. Even if they look "good", replace them. Your life is worth more than a set of tires.
And before helibar riser, and an aftermarket seat invest in a set of engine, and panier guards.
If you need a recommendation on which tires, oil, fuel, wax, deodorant, etc. is best, just ask!
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I agree. Tire date codes (click the link and scroll down) -

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiret....jsp?techid=11
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Welcome, John, from a fellow Texan!

I hope you have as many hours of fun on yours as we all have had on ours!!

Do us a favor and put in your bike in your signature line. It will help with discussions! And why not brag about the awesome machine you are now riding?

We will have to meet up, on day, and ride the Hill Country! I have done that many times, and look forward to doing it again, with a new group of FJR-ers!

Ride On!
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Welcome, John from another Texan in Fort Worth. I am with Skippy we all need to meet for a ride in the Hill Country.
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Hey count me in on the ride. Just about riding time here again
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I'll recommend PIAA slimline horns to replace the pathetic OEM horns. Straight swap. You'll sound like a '69 Buick.



+1 on getting tipover protection. I like my T-Rex sliders. I've got R-Gaza bars for the saddlebags.
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