High-G FJR Junkie!
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Australia No fixed address
I believe I was the first person on Earth to disconnect the main throttle spring on a FJR. I did it on my first 5 FJR's, but not on the last, a Gen3, because these have a "fly by wire" electronic throttle, and the twist grip action is quite light anyway.
The FJR has a dual cable throttle control, whereby one cable pulls the throttle open, and the other pulls it closed, so it doesn't actually need any springs at all, when you close the throttle, it must close, unlike single cable actions where you rely on the spring to close the throttle.
In fact, on previous bikes, a Honda CB750K1, and a Yamaha XS1100H, I did remove the springs completely, and what a joy it is to ride a bike like this. I know all the safetycrats will be horrified, but remember most modern bikes have a tip over sensor, so if the bike falls down, the motor is automatically shut down. They also have "kill" switches to easily shut the motor down in the event of a runaway.
FJR Models owned from new, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2014.