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Sorry for your 'loss' .


My son dropped my FJR coming to a stop sign when his foot slipped on some loose gravel .

He is only 5'7' and maybe 130 lbs .
He was so apologetic , but honestly it didn't bother me at all .

Got the first drop out of the way !

He hasn't ridden it since , by his choice . He sticks to his lil' 300 Ninja .

Luckily the T Rex bars did an admirable job - no damage other than a few scrapes to the bars themselves .
A little touchup paint and good to go .


MY PROBLEM , is that I have doubts that I will be able to pick it up by myself , should that need arise . :oops:
I'm pretty sure that I'm going to drop the forks a tad and install Soupy's links - soon !


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  • Mother Yamaha sure could have done a better job on the kickstand arm,
  • it is difficult to use,
  • kinda jumbled in with the foot pegs
  • but I think if it stuck out more you’d be catching your pant leg on it at stops !
  • I’ve thought about adding an extension to mine but catching my pant leg would cause a drop as well,
  • just not good.
you said it all there Steve, I said it before and I'll say it again; motorcycle kickstands are my worst nightmare's, one of the poorest piece of engineering, and the biggest surprise is that nobody can come up with a better and more secure way to support motorcycles. The last useful improvement that I can remember was a BMW push button center stand.

Whoever engineered Kickstands as we know it, must have been obsessed by "elephants walking in high heels" ...To have a heavy and very expensive piece of machinery leaning on a straw, where a puff of wind can tip it to the opposite side, ...plain stupid.
It would almost be much safer to lay the bike down resting on frame sliders / crash bars, ....at least you would know, it's not going to fall, sink in the soft ground, or that somebody wouldn't try and sit on it to take pictures (yes it happens)
 

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You are correct: it's stupid. Beyond dumb, actually.

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According to the Honda guys, the correct protocol for getting off the bike is:
1. Turn handlebar all the way to the right
2. Hold the front brake and keep holding
3. Dismount
4. Kickstand
5. Let go of the front brake
6. Turn the handlebar all the way to the left

There is some merit to it - if you do it like this and hold the brake while climbing off, the bike stays stable and won't lose balance. Not unless you lose balance or your foot slips on the ground of course. I dunno, it may look stupid, if you can't find the kickstand with your heels and you keep kicking the air, but it is the only surefire way to avoid dropping the bike on yourself.
 

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Transmission in 1st
Handle bars all the way right
Turn off ignition
Release clutch lever
Look down and deploy kickstand
Give kick stand a tap with toe to insure it's properly deployed
Hold front brake lever
Dismount
I too go from bike to bike so I always have to look where the kickstand tab is located.
 

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Not sure if this is the sticker that RaYzerman is referring to, but here you go: Canadian 2020 FJR1300ES. I believe the colour was called "liquid graphite". Get yourself some T-Rex bars asap!

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View attachment 78976
My paint code isn't quite the same it seems. Hmm, maybe better to wait until they have 2021 specific parts available.
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Whoops, congrats. I got my 2021 last month. I got the T-Rex stuff on it and dropped it 2 days later. They protected everything except where a saddlebag hit an adjacent post. I rubbed out the worst of it and a little nick that remains marks the bike as mine.
 

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And for Heaven's sake, put your bike in first gear when you are going to get off. I had gassed up the other day and was putting my gas cap back on when my bike started to roll away. Would have been a mess to have it tip over with a full tank and no gas cap.
 

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And for Heaven's sake, put your bike in first gear when you are going to get off. I had gassed up the other day and was putting my gas cap back on when my bike started to roll away. Would have been a mess to have it tip over with a full tank and no gas cap.
strange it happens, gas stations are usually horizontal ?

parking brake if you have DCT :) ...I guess with DCT there is a whole new procedure; "Set the parking brake, hit the neutral button, turn off the key"

speaking of DCT, how do you guys leave your FJR-AE "in gear" when stopped ?
 

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strange it happens, gas stations are usually horizontal ?

parking brake if you have DCT :) ...I guess with DCT there is a whole new procedure; "Set the parking brake, hit the neutral button, turn off the key"

speaking of DCT, how do you guys leave your FJR-AE "in gear" when stopped ?
You can turn off the ignition while in gear and the clutch disengages. If you turn on the ignition the cultch engages and you can crank, or shift back to neutral before starting the bike. But it will start in first, too. Come to think of it - there isn't a reason to ever shift to neutral, not unless you want to push the bike by hand.
 

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Whoops, congrats. I got my 2021 last month. I got the T-Rex stuff on it and dropped it 2 days later. They protected everything except where a saddlebag hit an adjacent post. I rubbed out the worst of it and a little nick that remains marks the bike as mine.
Ugh, I am so sorry to hear that. If you are anything like me you were mad at yourself for days. I knew better, grrr. At least you had the T-Rex bars on. Imagine what would have happened without them.
 

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If you take your Yamaha warranty card to a dealer it has the chassis number on it and they will be able to tell you what model year it is and the correct parts for the bike. Also if you look at the side wall of the tyre the date of manufacture is there in code, Google tyre codes and it will tell you how to read them and that will give you some idea of when the bike was built as the tyres will have been fairly new. My tyres were date stamped for October 2019 so when I bought it in 2020 I new that I had a bike that had not spent years sitting in a showroom with people clambering all over it.
 

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strange it happens, gas stations are usually horizontal ?

parking brake if you have DCT :) ...I guess with DCT there is a whole new procedure; "Set the parking brake, hit the neutral button, turn off the key"

speaking of DCT, how do you guys leave your FJR-AE "in gear" when stopped ?
All the pump islands here in Ca are crowned for controlled drainage.
 

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It's actually a good thing and not that weird. Most modern gas stations are designed that way. Keeps fuel out of the ground water.
Never seen it at any gas station I have ever been at. Here the fill points for the underground tanks are raised cones but no where near the pumps.
 
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