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post #11 of 49 (permalink) Old 02-05-2020, 09:51 PM
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Great looking FJR. Nobody has the same back pain, and after a year of ownership I still have
back problems when I try to back up. Hope these help:

-think about your posture when riding
-hamstring stretch before + during+ after riding
-pressure on foot pegs, knees and seat and little pressure on shoulders arms and wrist
-handlebar risers
-Back brace
-anti inflammatory before a long ride, stay off opioids
-I ride with the wind shield in down position so wind keeps my back straight
-ice and heat at night, 15 min intervals
-loose the gut, stop drinking beer and enjoy bourbon

Paid big bucks to a Physical Therapist to help figure out stretches + strengthening exercises and after a few visits was worth it. There is a thread called " dreaded lower back pain" that might also help
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There is one thing I wish Yamaha would try and copy from the Germans, and that is "ridding ergonomics", any bmw I rode was very comfortable without any mods. Also bmw seats are narrow at the front so you don't have your legs spread wide like a cowboy ridding a horse.

Any boxer is narrower at the seat than an FJR, so they are starting at a better place.
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post #13 of 49 (permalink) Old 02-06-2020, 08:34 AM
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The only advice I have is cautionary. As awesome as the RDL/Laam seats are, they will sit you higher because of the additional padding (which is part of what makes them so comfortable), which will in turn add more forward lean.


I ended up taking a Dremel to the bottom of my seat pan after I had my Laam made and was able to lower it an inch, which really helped quite a bit.


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-loose the gut, stop drinking beer and enjoy bourbon
6"-2" @200lbs doesn't sound overweight to me... but then again, looking at his avatar picture, and assuming that is Feral, maybe it's time for a new bathroom scale.
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I had the same exact problem that you are describing..lower back pain and leg shake after the ride.

1. Installed block risers from Amazon..dint seem to help at all (Removed them)

2. Installed MV motorad plate dint seem to help much but took off weight from my wrists.( Still have them)

3. Got Seth Laam seat. Fixed the issue.. no lower back pain and no leg shake.

I think FJR have bad ergonomics atleast for some people. I think the stock seat positions your legs in such a way that some nerve gets pinched. My Laam seat sits a little lower and it took care of whatever was pinching or straining while sitting on the motorcycle.

My legs are longer than my torso and I am 5 feet 9 - 10 ish

My FJR is GEN III as well.
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I am tall 6'3" 180 and have arthritis in hands and lower back that bothered me when the FJR was stock. I installed a Helibar bridge, bars are 3" back and up 1" , lowering blocks for front pegs and Sargent heated seat in the UP position made a huge difference on my 2008 AE. The good old days when I could ride my ZX14 to Arkansas and back without taking pain pills for two days.

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I had the same exact problem that you are describing..lower back pain and leg shake after the ride.

1. Installed block risers from Amazon..dint seem to help at all (Removed them)

2. Installed MV motorad plate dint seem to help much but took off weight from my wrists.( Still have them)

3. Got Seth Laam seat. Fixed the issue.. no lower back pain and no leg shake.

I think FJR have bad ergonomics atleast for some people. I think the stock seat positions your legs in such a way that some nerve gets pinched. My Laam seat sits a little lower and it took care of whatever was pinching or straining while sitting on the motorcycle.

My legs are longer than my torso and I am 5 feet 9 - 10 ish

My FJR is GEN III as well.

Hi, We checked the bike last night before I went to Corbin for a new seat. The left handlebar on the MV Motard plate had moved outwards on the left side. I readjusted both handlebars and the bike felt better.

Went to Corbin today and they custom made a new seat with back support. On the 2 hour ride back the new seat felt better.



Will update with pics latter in the week.



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Hi, We checked the bike last night before I went to Corbin for a new seat. The left handlebar on the MV Motard plate had moved outwards on the left side. I readjusted both handlebars and the bike felt better.

Went to Corbin today and they custom made a new seat with back support. On the 2 hour ride back the new seat felt better.



Will update with pics latter in the week.



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Make sure your newly acquired butt pain is not "masking" your back pain.

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Make sure your newly acquired butt pain is not "masking" your back pain.

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Brings up a good point tho- back & leg pain may have nothing to do with the back and can be magnified by stretching or become downright debilitating with therapy-type exercising. If you have symptoms like this like I did, see a neuro and/or ortho person ASAP. It's how I ended up with a new hip last year. Now about 10 months completely pain free.
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