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I want to mount a GPS on my FJR. There is a threaded hole on the horizontal member between the Left and Right handlebar mounting positions. Does anyone know what size bolt it takes? I am a life-long Harley guy who recently bought a FJR. I now own one in AZ and one in NC that I will use to visit my grandchildren. At 72 years old, it sure is a fun motorcycle and should keep me on two wheels for another 10 years.
 

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I want to mount a GPS on my FJR. There is a threaded hole on the horizontal member between the Left and Right handlebar mounting positions. Does anyone know what size bolt it takes? I am a life-long Harley guy who recently bought a FJR. I now own one in AZ and one in NC that I will use to visit my grandchildren. At 72 years old, it sure is a fun motorcycle and should keep me on two wheels for another 10 years.
Sounds like you have an aftermarket top plate. Perhaps more info like bike model year, top plate maker and definitely a picture would help. The factory top plate for handlebar mounting has no such hole.

This thread -> https://www.fjrowners.com/forums/10-fjr-farkling-ii/124346-nav-mountings.html also has links to many other threads in it, may be helpful.
 

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I'll guess you have a Helibar riser installed. Do you have a big plate like in the picture AND a short extension on your front brake line coming off the reservoir/cylinder?

https://www.helibars.com/products/h...-for-yamaha-fjr1300-2006-onwards-hr09079.html

If you do have a Helibar riser, they'll sell you the RAM ball mount for that hole.

https://www.helibars.com/shop-by-bike/yamaha/yamaha-fjr1300/

https://www.helibars.com/comfort/ha...ball-compatible-with-certain-helibars-risers/
This info is for the Gen II helibar riser:

Riser is pre-drilled to accept a Ram Ball or other aftermarket device (hole is 3/8" x 16 thread pitch.) This part number RAM-236U.
 

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Could also be an MCL plate . Photo definitely a help. Sorry I don't know the particular thread info but most likely standard Ram stuff. 😃
 

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At 72 years old, it sure is a fun motorcycle and should keep me on two wheels for another 10 years.
Likewise. I am nearly 75. I will be riding mine until I can no longer pick it up if I drop it. (OK, I know you are not supposed to drop a bike, but crap happens.) Then I will downsize to an SV650.

And Mark, welcome to the forum.
 

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Thanks. The answers I have received were extremely helpful. Now I know what to do. I need to buy a HeliBars for my East Coast FJR.
 

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Should I purchase a Helibars from them or is there a better place that offers a discount. Thanks.
 

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Hi Mark,

I personally did not like the extra line needed for the Helibars and found the MV Adjustable Handlebar Riser for Yamaha FJR1300 worked well. They include a couple of adaptors for the lines that let you move the fuel and brake lines up by just a little bit, but it was enough to put a similar riser on without the added hose. You can find them on Ebay.I expect you can find pictures They run about the same price and ship from Germany...I think. Mine came very quickly and I had them installed without any issue. You might consider this as an option if something like the extra hose would bug you. I don't know if this link will work but here is one on Ebay right now.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/MV-Adjusta...882315?hash=item1f17a8278b:g:kCUAAOxyQj9RMBMm

Or Amazon:

Happy riding.
 
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