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Hi everyone. I just got an FJR, first gen, from a friend of mine. Beautiful, comfortable, reliable, powerful bike. I feel lucky to have her as my first bike. And we've bonded already. Lol
 

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Hi everyone. I just got an FJR, first gen, from a friend of mine. Beautiful, comfortable, reliable, powerful bike. I feel lucky to have her as my first bike. And we've "bonded' already. Lol
Welcome to the forum, What year? ABS? Upgrades? Pic's?
 

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Hi everyone. I just got an FJR, first gen, from a friend of mine. Beautiful, comfortable, reliable, powerful bike. I feel lucky to have her as my first bike. And we've bonded already. Lol
Larry,

Welcome to the sandbox! Pull up a seat, and be among friends.

Depending on your local climate, you may experience heat issues with the Gen 1. I'm talking about rider's comfort, not engine problems, here. There are ways to improve that issue, if needed. Keep in touch . . .
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Welcome Larry..... check that Cam Chain Tensioner, has it been changed out yet (look for paint dot on it).
 
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Hi everyone. I just got an FJR, first gen, from a friend of mine. Beautiful, comfortable, reliable, powerful bike. I feel lucky to have her as my first bike. And we've "bonded' already. Lol
Welcome to the forum, What year? ABS? Upgrades? Pic's?
Thanks. It's a 2005. No ABS or upgrades (I'd love suggestions)
 

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Hi everyone. I just got an FJR, first gen, from a friend of mine. Beautiful, comfortable, reliable, powerful bike. I feel lucky to have her as my first bike. And we've bonded already. Lol
Larry,

Welcome to the sandbox! Pull up a seat, and be among friends.

Depending on your local climate, you may experience heat issues with the Gen 1. I'm talking about rider's comfort, not engine problems, here. There are ways to improve that issue, if needed. Keep in touch . . .
Thanks. It does get quite hot, especially when I'm caught up in traffic. I'd love to improve on that. Let me know.
 

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Welcome Larry..... check that Cam Chain Tensioner, has it been changed out yet (look for paint dot on it).
It hasn't been changed, no. Seeing as I'm new with the bike and riding, honestly, I could really do with some info. Like what the Cam Chain is and what problems it could have or how to identify the problems.
 

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Thanks. It does get quite hot, especially when I'm caught up in traffic. I'd love to improve on that. Let me know.
Larry,

The Cam Chain Tensioner holds the cam chain in close contact with the timing gears which drive it. If the cam chain slips position by even a few teeth, the valves will open at the wrong times and they can be destroyed by the pistons. In other words, almost total engine destruction will happen before you can turn off the ignition. The old CCT (with no color dot) is weak and it is prone to fail. A new CCT is strong and reliable. Replacement with a new CCT is not too expensive or difficult, compared to the benefits. You can find the CCT replacement process written up here, and on other FJR forums.

I do not have the Gen 1 heat problem, but track down these "fixes." They are not the final answers, but any help is better than no help. There is also a do-it-yourself "heat blanket" fix, to shield you from the under-tank heat (which is also good for the gas tank). Feel free to Search for more information on this FJR Gen 1 heat issue.
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http://www.fjrowners.ws/forum/messages/6/10176.html?1063970531
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http://www.fjrowners.ws/forum/messages/6/10235.html?
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