(UK) FJR1300 brochure
mailing list archive
Part Number Lookup
USA Priority Delivery form
Below are links to other recommended FJR1300 oriented Websites:
Warchild's clearing house of technical, maintenance, and modification info
(some of it copied from here with permission).
The best USA/Canadian FJR1300 online forum, bar none.
A forum in and focused on Australian FJR owners.
Website and message board in the UK devoted to the FJR1300.
Probably the most active Web-based FJR online forum.
EzBoard, a USA-based online FJR1300 Web forum
administrated by Marc Newman.
Recommended supporting Website links appear below:
For a large inventory of Harley Davidson
Motorcycle Clothing, one can rely on Latus Harley Davidson to fulfill your orders quickly!
A great place to find good prices on FJR parts and accessories...
FJR stuff for folks in the U.K. and Europe.
Much of the roughly 150mb worth of free FJR-related content here
can be found by selecting one of the links on the left.
The links in BOLD CAPS are the most commonly visited and probably
therefore the most generally interesting...
Bear crossing road, somewhere in BC, WFO trip, Aug-2004 (Highlander photo)
Looking for something in particular?
you can use the SEARCH button above, or just
click on the Keyword Index link. It lists the
keywords I've identified from every Webpage here. When you get to the
keywords page, you can use your browser's search (usually via the Ctrl-F key)
to find the pages that contain the words you're interested in.
There's a lot of content here that isn't directly linked to by the links on
the left, and the
page is a good way to find it...
If you scroll down this page past the end of the links on the left, you'll
see the recommended links to other interesting FJR-oriented sites.
H. Marc Lewis
The rest of this column is a partial log, in roughly reverse
cronological order, of
some of the additions and changes made to this Website:
In the USA the NHTSA
has issued recalls for a possible defect in the
throttle position sensor on FJR1300 models from the 2003 — 2005 model
years: "On certain motorcycles, an improperly designed throttle position
sensor could cause an intermittently unstable idle when the engine is at
idling speed when the motorcycle is stopped or during low-speed
operations. The engine could stall as a result."
A guy named Brian
rode his FJR1300
from San Diego to Prudhoe Bay, AK
and documented the whole trip from a computer he mounted on the bike.
Includes some videos and a blog.
David J. Morrow submitted a page showing how build a custom
aux fuel tank for his FJR.
David J. Morrow submitted a page showing how his
Givi luggage rack broke.
Mark Johnson has some photos of the 2006 SFO
FJR Owners) gathering.
Yamaha has recalled all '03 through '05 FJR1300 models
On certain motorcycles, an improperly
designed throttle position sensor could cause an intermittently unstable
idle when the engine is at idling speed when the motorcycle is stopped
or during low-speed operations. The engine could stall as a result. If
the engine stalls after the operator disengages the clutch in a low gear
while riding, the rear tire might slip momentarily if the operator
abruptly re-engages the clutch. 39,000 motorcycles are affected.
Added John Kirby's write-up on
installing a Delphi XM Roady
on his FJR1300.
Added a dozen of Mark Johnson's
custom paint color ideas.
Added Allan Pratt's commentary on getting Yamaha to fix a
ticking problem with your FJR1300.
Mark Binstead sent in photos of a pre-production
2006 model FJR1300.
I removed the page for ordering spacers for the FJR's rear shock,
as I'm out of stock and the demand doesn't justify making any more.
Gianlorenzo ("Gian") Caccia has some interesting modifications on
Website in Italy.
A very favorable
appeared in, of all places, the
BMWSportTouring online forum.
Frank Clark sent in a photo of his
2004 Yamaha FJR1300 which was delivered to him on July 16th, 2003
Yamaha now offers an
catalog and other documentation for the FJR1300.
The FJR1300 Guide is now here
in PDF format. Take pity on my server and don't download it unless
you *really* want it. It's 5mb, and doesn't have anything you can't
live without. Besides, it's for the Canadian model I think...
- Cycle News has a "First Look" at the
"2004" USA model FJR1300 w/ABS.
AMA Superbike Website has an article too.
- I posted some photos and narrative on the
Western FJR Owners meeting,
in Healdsburg, CA last weekend. It was awesome.
Added some photos of the ABS Model FJR1300
for 2003 (European model), courtesy of Joos, owner/operator of
the FJROwners Website.
Benny Bryant in Alabama has a
about his custom painted 2003 FJR1300, and the
modifications he's made to it.
Report posted a comparo of the FJR1300 and the ST1300
on September 19th.
Added a page showing my long backordered
Japanese Yamaha Website has details of the FJR1300/A and the 2003
model for Europe with many other updates.
The UK Yamaha Website has details of the "real" 2003 model FJR1300
and other changes like a new design windscreen, an immobilizer system,
storage box in fairing, larger front disks, easy headlight adjustment,
improved suspension, and sleeker integrated turn signals.
I took some photos of my
FJR in the crate, the evening before I took delivery.
And some photos of my
first ride, the next day.
Photos of what is probably
the first 2003 Yamaha FJR1300 delivered in the USA.
A short video clip of the Yamaha
A copy of the official Yamaha 2003 FJR1300
Delivery Notification letter.
MOTOR CYCLE NEWS did a review (June 19, 2002)
comparing the FJR1300 to the Honda ST1300 and the BMW R1150RT.
Yamaha USA Website has a wealth of information about the 2003
FJR1300, including specs, a photo gallery, info about the Priority
[early] Delivery program, and some animations. Follow the links
(they change every year).
- A large photo
from the USA 2003 sales brochure.
- Nice photos of the FJR1300 in
The USA will be getting only the silver (initial Priority Deliveries).
- The 2003 Yamaha
FJR1300 product announcement (USA).
- An official-looking 4-page Yamaha
in PDF format.
- A copy of the official Yamaha 2003 FJR1300
Priority Delivery order form.
If you haven't submitted one of these, you aren't in the priority delivery
and probably won't get a bike in August. [shown is an actual customer's
pink copy, with the personal info blocked out] Note the fine print
(e.g. non-refundable, non-transferrable).