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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-15-2020, 12:32 AM Thread Starter
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Also just bought "a new to me '05"

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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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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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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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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!

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!
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I'm a Buckeye. My company looks for Ohioans when they're hiring. I hail from Dayton. Graduated from OU and UD. Worked in the Rhodes Tower downtown and lived in Dublin for a couple of years before relocating my family to Seattle. A lot less snow and less heat. And you can't pull Dungess crabs out of freshwater lakes.

Unfortunately, I no longer have my 2005.

But I kept plenty of the bolt-on's in galaxy blue like a GIVI V56 top trunk with LED brake kit installed and the mounting plate and rack. Most passengers lean their back against the top trunk if they have a back protector and my wife rode that way comfortably.

Check the Bike Parts For Sale USA section as you can upgrade you seat and other parts as well. PM if interested.
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