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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-15-2020, 12:32 AM Thread Starter
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Also just bought "a new to me '05"

Hi y'all!


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!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-18-2020, 03:20 AM
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Hi y'all!


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!

Same way here. I have had a lot of fun the past few days riding around on mine. My biggest regret is not trying one of these years ago!!!!



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!
I need to do full fluid’s swap on mine, complete fork upgrade/rebuild, haven’t even looked at Traxxion site yet. On my list to do today after I get it transferred at the courthouse after I wake up.
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Welcome. Planning on being in Columbus Aug 1. Come meet us.

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I wasn't a fan of the OEM top box, I'd say check out Givi or Shad options.

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OTOH I liked the OEM top case. The inside was sized and shaped perfectly for me.

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Welcome. Planning on being in Columbus Aug 1. Come meet us.
Would love to! That's about the time my oldest gets back from college, so I'll have to see exactly what day he's flying in. If you can PM me (or just post it here if you'd prefer) with time, place etc.


I'll let you know when I have more details.
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@RaYzerman and rbentnail,


I've looked at the Givi, and it's not my favorite, but if I can't find a good used factory one, I may have to go that way. My gripe with the Givi line is that it tries too hard to match every bike, which (IMO) means it matches none of them.
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Would love to! That's about the time my oldest gets back from college, so I'll have to see exactly what day he's flying in. If you can PM me (or just post it here if you'd prefer) with time, place etc.

I'll let you know when I have more details.
I created this thread -> https://www.fjrowners.com/forums/18-...ug-2020-a.html for the trip and will be updating in a week or two. Right now the trip is on!

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