Here's a fairly complete though terse list of my modifications, roughly from the front of the bike to the rear the links are to other pages with more information about the particular modification:
- Xenarc HID driving lights (low-beams)
- Various warning decals removed
- Garage door opener pushbutton on dash
- Jastek Powerlet "hot" power plug on panel "D"
- Dual-control Heat-Trollers mounted in panel "A"
- Lenker-Adapter adjustable handlebar risers
- Valentine One radar detector mounted on front brake reservoir
- Waterproof switch for HID lights on left handlebar mirror mount
- Cobra CB radio (not shown)
- Autocom Push-To-Talk switch on left handgrip
- Dual-Star heated grips
- Vista-Cruise throttle lock
- Pro Gell grips
- Stem-stand GPS mount
- Garmin StreetPilot III
- TourMaster CorTech mini-magnetic tankbag
- Delphi SkyFi XM Radio
- Autocom Pro-7 Sport
- Insulated underside of gastank
- Added a bulkhead fitting to the gastank
- Yamaha accessory footguards
- Rich's Custom Saddle
- Switched & un-switched power distribution underneath the seat
- Jastek Powerlet (for heated jacket liner) above left passenger peg
- Ohlins 46PRCS rear shock
- FJRGoodies.com Top Gun aux fuel cell
- FJRGoodies.com Top Gun aux light mounts (for the HIDs)
- Home-made cover with side bags for fuel cell
- Home-made enclosure beneath the fuel cell for storage
- E-Z Touring ("Traveller") bike cover
- Home-made tankbag/handlebar cover to keep stuff out of sight
- Home-made luggage rack
- Pelican 1550 environmental equipment case (for laptop, etc.)
- Iron Butt Association license plate frame
- [not shown] A 2L insulated water jug mounted in place of the right passenger footpeg, with drinking hose and bite-valve attached to tankbag via a keychain retractor
TiresMy FJR came OEM with Bridgestone BT020Ns, and I wore out two rears and one front tire in the first 11,500 miles. I'm now running Michelin Pilot Roads, and expect them to get significantly better mileage than the BT020s. I generally run 38psi on the front, and 40psi on the rear. I weigh 165-170 pounds with all my riding gear on, and always ride solo.
SuspensionI have the front forks' preload on the 3rd ring, compression set to 21 clicks out from full hard, and rebound 8 clicks out from full hard. I have an Ohlins on the rear, with 20 clicks of compression, 11 clicks of rebound, and adjust the sag to suit my current riding conditions. The result is a much more "taut" ride than as delivered, more like a stock Ducati than a Yamaha.
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