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04-20-2007 09:07 AM
Kowal Precisely, I was deeply suspicious of the low mileage, but it all added up. Even the tyres bore a date mark consistent with the bike's age.

I am quickly putting miles on it so it's ready for the first service :-)

As for its prowess, I can only compare it to the GTS1000 I used to own, it was almost as good but had a messy chain.
04-19-2007 06:59 PM
alman After first, got to be about the smoothest gear box going . In my opinion.

Top of thread... posting... 02 with such low miles. What the feck was previous owner doing. What a bloody waste. Cretin. Good for you mate. Not even run in yet. When it gets to 10 15 k then feel it go.
04-18-2007 02:57 PM
vetman Go take a ride on any pre-twin cam Harley- you'll think you broke something dropping into first. Then go ride your FJR and it will sound fine.
04-18-2007 05:56 AM
Qhunter Personally I like the clunk into first. It's like arming a cannon prior to firing!!!
04-12-2007 08:54 PM
Kevin Daly Actually, i dont recall ever owning a bike that didnt clunk into first. the issue is that the transmisition is going to be spinning.
04-12-2007 06:49 PM
Inlaw1 Welcome to the wonderful world of big bore Yamaha motorcycles. FJ, FZR, R1, FZ1, FJR all are clunky compared to some other brands. Hold the clutch in for a few seconds before putting it into gear will help.
04-12-2007 04:04 PM
Originally Posted by Qhunter
Have you tried holding the clutch lever in for 5-10 seconds before engaging 1st?
This always did it for me. Also, very light pressure on the top of the shifter while holding in the clutch, when it's ready, it just slips into gear so nice...like buttah.

04-12-2007 02:51 PM
Kowal Thanks guys, I will stop worrying about it then.
Will try holding the clutch in before engaging and try synth oil next time just to see if it makes any difference.
I ride in city traffic a lot, 1st gear therefore gets a lot of use

As for idle speed adjustment you can do it yourself CarMan, by means of a cnurled adjusting screw on the right hand side of the frame, inside the fairing just above the engine.
04-12-2007 01:37 PM
CarMan Mine's the same. Will try holding the clutch in longer before engaging first. BTW is tickover easily adjustable without visiting the dealer?
04-12-2007 10:47 AM
Bob1955 Mine also clunks in 1st. Seems like if these motors could idle at lower RPM, the clunking should be reduced but, from the info we get, the normal idle should be between 1000 and 1100.

And, like Thommo says we're rarely in first!
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