I just bought an '05 FJR (and after just a week I'm completely in love with it). I started looking for a forum where I could ask questions and hopefully get to know some other FJR owners, and, hey, I found this one quickly. So, hi everyone!
I saw David's post and couldn't help but laugh - I had no idea I'd bump into someone who just bought an FJR that was the same year model as mine. David, I hope you're enjoying yours as much as I am mine!
So, a (tiny) bit about my bike... I traded in my '04 FZ6 to get it, in part because I wanted something my wife would actually be willing to get on. The catch is, I don't have a backrest yet. I also want a trunk (the saddle bags are a bit small), so I'm looking for a trunk with the backrest on it already. I'd prefer to have the factory model, but I'm not completely set on it. I've looked around and realized that finding a trunk for an '05 isn't going to be easy, so I'm hoping y'all can help me out a bit.
1. Any thoughts on good places to look for a bag that fits an '05?
2. What year ranges are compatible with my bike? I have no idea of how much (or little) wiggle room I've got here.
3. Any body here in Central Ohio? I'm hoping to catch up IRL with some other FJR owners.
Thank you for any helpful advice you can offer, and catch y'all later!
HOLY COW! Not only are you coming up to my neck of the woods, you're heading to my hometown! My family's Yamaha/Honda/Polaris dealership is about a mile from where you're staying. (Yes, I grew up with this stuff!) I just may have to join you to Huntington & back to Columbus (if you come back this way).
Iron Pony was mentioned (and here's the stupid part), but despite living in Columbus area for over 15 years, I've never been there. If y'all go that way, I just might have to join you.
Oh, and you were chuckling at Fort Gay. That's actually just across the river and a dogleg (or two) from my family's home. Not much exciting to see there, quite honestly. That said, I don't know if the old fort is still there or not.
I've definitely got to make some time for this. Looking forward to it!