High-G FJR Junkie!
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Rolling Prairie, Ind
I also have a “14” and can say the vibration is real in the 3500-4500 range. I rode my buddies 11 fjr before buying mine new, the 11 did vibrate but not near as bad as my 14. I’ve ridden quite a few now and my 14 definitely vibrated the worst of any, as said above the gen 3.5/4’s are much smoother better balanced.
Now on mine, as said above a check of all the fasteners was worth the effort as I found one of my muffler mounts totally loose and retorquing made a very noticeable difference. A careful throttle body sync also helped a bunch. I added bar end weights, several,,, most did nothing, but the one’s that I have (vibranators I think they’re called) worked the best but are no longer available, adding grip puppy foam covers to the grips was a big difference as well.
The thing that made my 14 just about as smooth as any I’ve ridden was yearly tbs’s and quite simply miles, Bill I think it was at D&H cycles in Alabama told me to just pile the miles (10-12k or so) on and it would smooth out,,, he was right !
I rarely notice the vibration at all anymore, it just runs now, plus it is the very fastest color !
Red 2014A, the fastest color !
Ride more,, worry less !
Last edited by passx; 01-16-2020 at 10:30 PM.