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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-19-2020, 03:21 AM Thread Starter
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New to the FJR1300

New to the Fjr1300 , previously owned a honda st1300. Picked up a 05 that needs work and just here to gather all the good information on these. Im a toyota guy and have always been a fan of yamaha designs and interactions in the automotive world.

Hope to get to meet and ride with some of you guys in the future!

Definitely a rev monster compared to the v4!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-19-2020, 08:49 AM
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Had an ST13 myself...... Your first assignment, check the cam chain tensioner to see if it's the latest design with a paint dot on the top of it. If not, then get a new one like yesterday. There is a procedure to follow when replacing it so you don't lose valve timing..... zip tie the cam chain at the crankshaft sprocket.........
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Welcome from WA. I am also a prior ST rider (1100 as well as 1300). It took me a few weeks to feel at home on the FJR. Initially the FJR made me feel on top of a motorcycle rather than being an integral part of it - tough to explain but just more disconnected on the FJR. Also, although my FJR (2016) runs at lower RPMs than my ST 1300, I constantly looked for another gear, as it felt like 6,000 RPM when it was just 3,000. Must be the in-line vs. V configuration.

Anyway, those initial struggles are long gone, and I absolutely love my FJR now. I don't get the same weather protection as the ST, but it's actually more comfortable on the longer rides. And it's in a different league when it comes to having fun! Enjoy!

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Had an ST13 myself...... Your first assignment, check the cam chain tensioner to see if it's the latest design with a paint dot on the top of it. If not, then get a new one like yesterday. There is a procedure to follow when replacing it so you don't lose valve timing..... zip tie the cam chain at the crankshaft sprocket.........
MisterO,

You can see the green or blue dot on the CCT with a good light, without dis-assembling anything. No dot? That would be not trustworthy, old stuff. A bad old CCT can wreck your engine, but there is no telling when.

https://www.fjrowners.com/forums/1056346-post7.html

There are several procedures posted on FJR forums to change out the CCT, some better than others. Ask if you need help.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-21-2020, 09:23 AM
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