Training wheels fitted!
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: Calgary ,Alberta
New owner of a 2016 FJR 1300 es
I am new to this forum & bought my first Yamaha FJR 1300 ES last week & had never ridden one before this purchase .I have ridden 1000 kms since the purchase ,my last sport tourer was 2015 Kawasaki Concours & find the bikes very similar but the yammy being lighter & less top heavy also being 5'9" I can now have my shoes almost flat on the ground when stopped .This bike came with a Seth Laam touring seat which I find very comfortable and it fits so good it's almost as if they measured my behind and custom built to suit ,also the bike came with a Yamaha touring windshield which does a great job of blocking wind and avoiding turbulence around the helmet .In it's highest position I am looking through the windshield about 4" from the top ,also when lowered it goes way below the field of view allowing full wind .Being 67 years I decided to purchase a set of Helibars handlebar risers to ease the pressure on the shoulders and be able to ride in a more upright position ,yesterday I ordered on line a set of Helibars ,they were shipped yesterday by Fedex & arrived in Calgary midday today ,great service from Helibars & Fedex.It took four hours to install the system & that's due to the fact I took my time and followed the instructions to the T ,the product fit & finish is of hi-quality ,the instructions were clear & easy to follow . I took measurements before & after the install & found that handlebars were exactly as they claimed in the Middle location: 1" (25mm) taller** 2 1/4" (57mm) rearward** 11/2" (38mm) wider than original width* very satisfied with the purchase .
One thing I have noticed when riding the bike @ cruising speed it seems to have a whine ,although not loud enough to block out the sound of the engine ,when I squeeze the clutch or roll off the throttle it goes away ,just wandering if this is normal for these bikes .So far really enjoying the bike & looking forward to some long days in the saddle .