I also recently bought a 2005 FJR. My friend didnít know if the cam chain tensioner had been replaced. I found an easy way to check it to see if it has the green dot on it. I will attach a couple of pictures. On the right side just above the frame rail is a black rubber covering. You can lift up the Bottom edge and with a flashlight look down and see if there is a green or blue dot.
I finally remembered to look at my CCT, no dot's. Added to my to do list immediately.
Rick the owner of Cogent is a former Ohlins engineer in Hendersonville... he knows all the brands and can give you a good recommendation and pricing. Suspension isn't all black magic, the concepts are the same throughout all brands.
Ohhhhh vedddy nice info fo sho I will be calling him today !!
Haven’t done anything to the bike for the last couple of weeks, but I did order a set of the MFW Vario rider drop pegs, scored a used Corbin one piece seat with backrest from eBay, and picked up a white carbon fiber look tank protector, and got lucky to find a used Harbor Freight hydraulic foot pump lift. Would rather have my original lift I had before, but able to save a lot of money going used on the lift and seat for now.
Currently been tinkering with a buddies new to him atv that is taking up garage space.
Does anyone have a good contact number for MC Enterprises? I’ve sent an email, tried calling their number, but says it’s been disconnected
To my knowledge there is no factory aluminum rear rack for any Gen as standard equipement, they were all plastic. AFAIK, there are different part numbers for Gen1 if you used a Givi rack, thus the Gen2/3 racks will not fit...
Keep yer stick on the ice....
2014 FJR1300A - Root Beer (sold)
2009 CBF1000A - Sienna Red
1999 VFR800Fi - Pearl Shining Yellow
David, sorry for the slow response to your subframe question, being that it is a oe topcase I’d probably go with the Yamaha heavy aluminum rear rack,it’s what I did on my 14 after the subframe broke, very nice but expensive piece. I don’t know if the givi sr357 or the new Shad tube frame will work but on all of them you’ll have to do your homework and maybe a little fab to make them work, my.02.
On seats, pretty much imho you have the Russel day Long or the Seth Laam (what I have) both are made to you and quite frankly the prices are about the same as an off the shelf aftermarket one-size-fits-all. Many here have found the oe seat ok as well but I’m not one of them. My Laam is the best I’ve ever owned but I believe the RDL is a tad better, maybe, as some here have claimed,I don’t know.
Also being that you’re 6” you probably have a longer inseam, the reason I ask is that I’m 5’ 10” with a 30”inseam and that makes being able to flat foot my 14 at a light a bit tough with the Laam. I lowered my bike 1/2” which made things pretty much perfect for me. Keep all that in mind. Also looking at your photo’s if you’re 6’ that means your daughter must be 6’2” or so because she appears a bit taller than you, my g-daughter is like that and really likes to stand next to me and look down, never says anything but just grins at me,,, kids !
Any idea what years the heavy aluminum rack fits? Does anyone have one that will fit a 2005 for sale??