FJR Top Gun
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: near Great Salt Lake, Utah, USA, Sol III
I am in over my head~~~~~Help please!!!
It can be a painful mistake to take a long trip on a bike that you really do not know yet, which is not set up for your comfort (safety) yet.
The Gen1 FJRs have a heat issue; the engine heat can cook your lower legs. There are some bolt-on remedies, but you probably do not have them yet. Good boots help, and leg-armor pants also. Do not try to "tough it out" on a long trip wearing sneakers. If you need to wrap your lower legs with strap-on cardboard leggings to manage, then I would do so. It's not just a comfort thing, it's a matter of taking reasonable care of your body (feet), and you only get two, with no extras.
All IMHO, of course . . .
2008 FJR1300A - Pirelli Angel GT (Spec A) tires, RDL seat, TPMS, GPS digital speedometer (Amazon ~US$28.00).
P.S. Life is too short, and health is too valuable, to ride on cheap parade-duty tires.