2004 Yamaha FJR1300 Orders/Deliveries
(USA & Canada)

Last updated: 2-Nov-2003

Yamaha's Priority Delivery Program for 2004 models ended April 30th (May 31st in Canada), 2003. That was the only way to be assured you had a 2004 model FJR1300 with your name on it coming your way. However, I believe that many Yamaha dealers will end up with an "unspoken-for" FJR1300 due to the original buyer backing out for various reasons, or because they ordered one themselves with the intention of reselling it.

Yamaha USA has it's own dealership computer network called "Yamaha Data System" or YDS for short. Every Yamaha dealer has access to YDS (this is how they order parts, make warranty claims, etc.). Any Yamaha dealer can log onto YDS, then look under the menu items "Xtras", then "Lists" (or "Forms"), and it should display a listing of all their PDP orders including estimated delivery month. Note: it only shows *their* orders -- not other dealerships orders.

The data below is provided for the use and benefit of current and future US and Canadian FJR1300 owners. If you have an "04" FJR on order (or have taken delivery) and wish to have your information added here, just send the details in an email message to HMarc, and he will add your data here. There was a similar page last year for the 2003 models

You might also wish to peruse the Yamaha FJR1300 Registry where you can read what a bunch of FJR owners have to say about their bikes. Note: some VINs may be duplicates due to there being about 11 (or more) different VIN prefixes being used for Canadian (JYARP07N*3A) , California (JYARP07Y*3A) and 49-states (JYARP07E*3A) model FJR1300s.

Owner
or
"waiter"
Paid
Dealer
Sent in
PD form
ABS? Position @
Dealer
Month
Delivery
Promised
State Actual
Delivery
S/N
Raymond Veith 2002 2/01 A 2 of 8 July IN 7/17 00155
easyrider5603 2002 ? - 1 of 2 July TX 7/25 01541
tmacfjr 2003 1/30 A 1 of 17 July MN 7/16 00152
Silverbullet 1/01 2/01 A 1 of 9? - WA 7/18 00272
Sharp 2002 1/30 A 2 of ? July WA 7/18 00261
Mark Slavens 1/20 2/01 - 1 of ? July CO    
Robert Gowan 1/20 2/06 A ? of ? July FL    
Fred Urtz 1/29 1/29 A 1 of 3 July NH 7/17 00029
Frank C 1/29 2/03 A 1 of ? July VA    
DWilliams 1/30 2/03 - 1 of 7 July CA 7/18 00261
joeb83 1/30 2/03 A 1 of ? - PA 7/25 00038
David Hawks 1/30 2/03 - 1 of 2 July MN 7/18 01507
Reborn Rider 1/30 2/03 A 1 of 4 July VA 7/16 00090
Gene S. 1/31 1/31 A 1 of ? - AL 7/15 00037
Travlr45 1/31 2/01 A 1 of 12 July TX 7/18 00238
R. Switzer 1/31 2/01 - 1 of ? July CA 7/22 00291
Skooter 1/31 2/07 - 1 of 5 August AZ 8/23 01621
flhtp 1/31 2/07 ? 1 of ? July IN 7/17 00153
daw 2/01 2/03 A 1 of ? - OR 7/19 00084
James Alderton 2/01 2/04 A 1 of 5 July NM    
MiataFJR 2/01 2/07 A 2 of 9? July OR 7/18 00270
Craig 2/01 2/05 - 1 of 1 July AR 7/25 01554
Don Jefferson 2/01 2/11 - 1 of 1 August KY 8/28 01444
Mark Y. 2/02 2/06 A 1 of ? - NV 7/18 00139
Ray Pacheco 2/02 2/07 - 1 of 2 August NM 8/19 01869
FJR0203 2/03 2/07 - 1 of 1 July GA 7/26 01500
DEW 2/03 2/03 A 3 of 9 July WA    
BeardO 2/03 2/05 A 1 of 9 July MO 7/18 00162
GRMRPR 2/05 2/14 A 1 of ? July MS 7/26 00138
Mikeyj 2/03 2/06 A 5 of 13 July MN 7/17 00070
Tom Hawkins¹ 2/03 2/06 - 3 of 3 August CT 8/23 01854
S Billotte 2/03 4/09 A 1 of 1 ? TX    
Bob Ray 2/04 2/04 - 4 of ? August? AL    
SeattleGuy 2/04 2/11 A 3 of ? July WA 7/16 00023
pistol 2/04 2/07 A 2 of ? July TX 7/22 00334
Yammy 2/04 2/10 A 1 of ? July VA    
Neal McQ. 2/04 2/10 - 1 of 1 August CO 8/26 01888
Chris 2/05 2/05 - 5 of 9 September WA    
JL Wilson 2/05 2/05 A 1 of 7 July OK    
Karl 2/06 2/10 A 1 of 2 July KY 7/21 00091
mnm 2/06 2/10 A 3 of 3 July AL 7/17 00015
Karla S. 2/06 2/07 A 1 of 2 July IA 7/19 00161
NMSU 2/06 2/18 A 1 of ? - NM 7/28 00094
RDWARRIOR 2/06 2/25 - 1 of 2 August VA 8/21 01739
Phillip Cahill 2/01 2/06 - 1 of 9 July CA    
AXE 2/07 2/11 A 1 of ? July TX 8/18 00115
Ratman 2/07 2/13 A 2 of 7 July MN 7/24 00267
Steve Mungari 2/07 2/10 A 1 of 3? July CA    
Steve S. 2/08 2/08 A 1 of 1 July TN 7/26 00264
Deanoko 2/08 2/08 A 3 of ? July OR 7/24 00289
Ionbeam 2/08 2/08 A 1 of ? - NH 7/26 00485
Tom Benjamin 2/08 2/13 - 1 of 4 August PA 8/25 01787
Corky Rushin 2/08 2/28 A 1 of ? July AL    
Ramsey 2/09 2/11 - ? August VA 8/15 01593
nyztyz 2/10 2/11 - 1 of 1 - MO 8/12 01654
Alex Johnson 2/11 2/14 A 9 of ? July NE 7/25 00208
JHL385 2/11 2/14 A 1 of ? July OH 7/25 00245
John J. 2/11 2/12 A 6 of 6 - NY    
shmidds 2/11 ? A 6 of 13 July PA 7/26 00196
Steve Gunn 2/12 3/03 - 2 of ? August TX 8/20 01925
FJRROB 2/12 2/12 - 4 of ? - CO    
John Shouse 2/12 2/12 A ? of ? July WA    
Behmer 2/12 2/18 A 1 of 1 July MN 7/21 00195
boonbltz 2/12 2/12 - 2 of ? - CA    
J. Hull 2/12 2/21 - ? of ? August CO 8/16 n/p
Anthony Lopez 2/14 2/18 A 2 of 2 July CA 7/25 00041
Seth Visser 2/14 2/15 - 1 of ? - MN    
Lenn Johnson 2/14 2/17 - 1 of ? August? NH 8/19 01841
Travis C. 2/14 ? - 1 of 1 - WA    
Hammer 2/15 2/18 - 2 of 5 August IA 8/15 01586
D Springer 2/15 2/19 - 1 of ? August PA    
terrysig 2/15 2/24 A 1 of 1 July PA 7/28 00108
J. McLeran 2/15 2/22 A 1 of 3 July WI 7/28 00249
Ron Harris 2/17 2/18 A 1 of 1 July CA 7/31 00053
Larry W. 2/17 2/21 - 1 of 3 September MN 8/19 01802
Deagle 2/18 2/24 - 1 of 1 August MI 8/20 01964
Fish6 2/18 2/19 A ? of ? July VA 7/25 00209
CWOOD 2/18 2/26 A ? July MN 7/26 00182
Bob R. 2/18 3/03 - 1 of 2 September CO    
Jeff Johnson 2/18 ? - 1 of ? August CA    
Mike Haftel 2/19 2/19 A 1 of ? - VA    
Jerry R 2/19 2/21 A 1 of 2 August CA 8/09 00085
David W 2/20 2/20 - 8 of ? - NC    
nick 2/20 2/20 A 5 of ? July NJ    
John M. 2/20 2/27 A 6 of 8 July MN 8/01 00184
Mongospud 2/20 ? A 3 of ? - OR    
G Huebner 2/21 2/28 - 11 of 18 August MN    
David A Yarber 2/21 ? - 8 of 35 August FL 8/22 01701
isamacorp 2/22 2/24 A 1 of 1 - CA    
sbbates 2/22 2/27 - 1 of 1 August LA 8/21 01789
Roger Stam 2/22 2/28 A 1 of 2 July MI 7/23 00173
Brock H. 2/25 2/26 A 1 of ? - AZ 8/23 00104
K Smith 2/25 ? A 9 of 13 August PA 9/05 00375
Tom Wood 2/27 3/03 - 1 of 1 August TX 8/19 01995
Dana O. 2/27 3/03 - 1 of 3 September MN 8/25 01755
UFO¹ 3/01 3/05 A 1 of ? August WA 8/16 00568
Doug Crosby 3/01 3/06 - 4 of 7? August CA 8/20 00310
James W. 3/01 3/07 A 4 of ? - WA    
Sam Berg 3/03 ? A 1 of ? August CA    
KGramer 3/05 3/05 A 2 of ? - VA    
Ron Mackris 3/05 3/12 - 2 of 5 August OR    
Jim Fortner 3/06 3/10 A 14 of ? - AL 8/20 00368
Wilson Carroll 3/06 3/10 - 1 of 2 August AL 8/19 01697
Bryan Lucas 3/07 3/11 A 1 of 1 August WA 8/11 00081
Havok423 3/07 3/11 A 1 of 4 August TX    
Covert 3/07 3/18 A ? August WA 8/27 00565
Russ Locke 3/08 3/14 - 1 of 1 November TX 8/20 01988
Peter Francis 3/10 3/12 - 1 of ? August VT 8/23 n/p
Steve Worth 3/11 3/15 A 1 of 8 August? AZ 8/23 00396
Gary Smith 3/14 3/18 - ? August WI 8/25 01733
tomfuji1 3/14 3/21 A 2 of 3 August NM    
Greg B. 3/15 3/21 A 6 of 6 August IL 8/17 00308
De Carroll 3/19 3/27 - 1 of 1 September GA    
David Dunn 3/20 3/23 - 2 of 4 August FL 8/20 n/p
Dewayne Finn 3/20 4/01 A 2 of 3 August TX 8/25 00397
fespencer 3/22 3/24 A 1 of 1 August IA 8/19 00494
Gary 3/22 4/01 - 2 of 3 September NY    
David Street 3/22 4/09 - 1 of 1 September IL 9/06 02129
Paul Robino 3/25 - ? ? August? CA    
Steve Krupa 3/26 3/27 - 7 of ? - IL    
HBone 3/26 ? - 1 of 1 September? NC    
Brad Barnes 3/28 ? - 22? of 35 September TN 9/03 02096
P Detmer 3/29 4/01 - 2 of 2 September MI 9/06 02242
akafranz 3/29 4/07 A 4 of 4 August ID 8/18 00554
MarkO 3/31 4/04 A 22 of 36 August FL    
David Tucker 3/?? 3/?? - ? of ? September ID 8/23 01916
VAPaul 4/01 4/02 - 7 of 7 September? VA    
Glo Worm 4/01 4/02 A 8 of 9? August? WA    
REV 4/01 4/30 - ? of 10 September AL 8/22 01686
Chris Roadfeldt 4/02 ? A ? of ? August MN 8/19 00512
Mike Barnes 4/03 4/03 A ? of ? August WA 7/23 00016²
OGR 4/03 ? A 2 of 2 Sept? FL    
Steve Biggs 4/04 4/07 A 1 of 1 September? PA    
Bongers 4/05 4/05 A 7 of 7 - OK 8/16 00339
Bob Held 4/08 4/10 A 8 of 9 August PA 8/27 00304
Robert P. Lee 4/09 4/09 A 1 of 2 September CT 9/18 00357
R. Van Houtte 4/10 4/13 - 1 of 1 September CA 8/29 00328
FJRNole 4/11 4/15 A 6 of 7 September FL 8/29 00550
Darren 4/14 4/21 A 2? of ? September WV    
Quint Cox 4/14 ? A 3 of 3 September CO 8/19 00460
Kevin Butler 4/15 4/17 A 2? of ? - NH    
Dan (slider55) 4/18 ? - 1 of ? - IA    
David Carter 4/19 4/23 - 3 of 3 September AL    
JonSpittle 4/19 4/24 A 2 of 2 September PA 9/03 00541
notoriousdjw 4/19 4/24 - 1 of 2 September VA 9/25 n/p
Frank Dobias 4/21 4/22 A 1 of 2 September MI 9/09 00625
John F. 4/21 4/24 - 1 of 1 September MI    
Herb Choate 4/21 4/24 A 2 of 11 September AL 8/27 00429
Marc Levine 4/22 4/30 A 1 of ? September TX    
Bill Marotz 4/23 4/30 A 2 of ? September NC    
Wm. Powell 4/23 5/04 A 12 of 13 September MD    
WaiterD 4/25 ? A ? September CA    
B. Johnson 4/28 4/29 - 2 of 3 September MI 9/23 02270
Rick Caldwell 4/28 4/28 - 2 of 2 October IA    
Larry Conn 4/29 4/30 A 2 of 2 September CA 10/08 00149
FJR Frank 4/29 4/30 - 1 of 1 September CA 9/24 00397
Michael Schaefer 4/29 4/30 - 5 of 5 October TX    
Ron (in CA) 4/29 5/06 - 2 of 2 October CA 11/01 00382
Scott C 4/30 4/30 A 1 of 3 - CA 8/15 00079
Ken Whitcomb 4/30 4/30 A 2 of 2 - MI    
Bob Corio 4/30 ? - ? October SD    
Mark Robak 4/30 ? A 2 of 2 - CA    
Winford Bradley 4/30 4/30 A ? - TX    
bikrgy 4/30 4/30 A 4 of 4 October CT 10/03 00795
Dean Butler 4/30 4/30 A ? of ? August GA    
Stan 4/30 5/05 A 4 of 4 October FL    
WGB 4/30 5/15 A 1 of ? - TX    
Bob Dumais 4/30 5/15 - 1 of 2 October MA 10/17 n/a
Scott Kilbourn 4/30 ?? A 6 of 6 November TX 10/17 00830
peteerr 5/01 5/18 A 1 of 1 October MA 10/18 00806
Cameron Cordova n/a¹ n/a - n/a October WA 8/23 01934
Mark B 5/09 5/09 A 1 of 1 - B.C. 7/11 00055
Dave D 5/30 ? A 1 of ? October Sask. 8/09 00094
Daniel Revman 6/06 ? - 1 of 2 August Quebec 8/14 00440
Dan F 7/05 n/a A 1 of 1 August Ont. 8/25 00110
Chadhargis 7/03 n/a¹ A n/a August OH    
Pepperell 7/29 n/a¹ - 3 of 6 August NH 8/19 01611

177 records listed.
58% of the bikes were ordered with ABS.

[Note ¹] — Entries of buyers who didn't participate in the Priority Delivery program but were able to buy bikes from those who did, or off the showroom floor at a Yamaha dealer somewhere.

[Note ²] — Entries of buyers who did have PDP orders but ended up with a different FJR than the one they ordered.

What the fields in the table above mean:


Paid Dealer The date you paid your $500 to your dealer. This isn't nearly as significant a date as the date your PDP form arrives at Yamaha HQ (Which is why you want to make damn sure your dealer sent the form to Yamaha HQ -- in 2003 several dealers didn't do this and lied about it to their customers -- resulting in those customers not getting their bikes when they should have).
Sent in PD form When the PDP Form (here's an example) was sent to Yamaha HQ. A date in bold red in this column is the date the PDP was logged in at Yamaha HQ. You can see that they are usually a week or so later than the date the dealer accepted the $500 deposit.
Month Delivery Promised The month you were "promised" in the YDS system, shown in bold red if the info came from the YDS after you got a letter from Yamaha HQ confirming your order. Last year, the promised delivery month was communicated to buyers in a letter from Yamaha. This year, the letter simply says to ask your dealer, who can visit the Yamaha YDS Website and find out both when your paperwork arrived at HQ and what month you should get delivery.

The pre-order window is about 3 months wide. It will take at least that many months (probably more) to deliver all the bikes ordered. In 2003, the folks who ordered in the first 2 weeks of the program started getting their bikes about 3 weeks early (in July instead of the promised August). The folks who waited until the last week of the order period didn't get their bikes until November or later.


Interesting info about last year's PDP

Deliveries by Yamaha of "2003" models were promised to start in AUGUST of 2002, but it worked out that they actually began in the 2nd week of July, with probably several hundred delivered by the 1st of August. Partially due to the unfortunate dock-workers strike, and partially due to the fact that Yamaha sold way more FJRs than they thought they would and had to "steal" from other countries allotments, the last PDP bikes arrived here about December.

The "2003" models seem to have several "build" dates (the date stamped on the VIN plate on the frame), the first batch was 6/02, and the second batch was 8/02. Likewise, they seemed to have arrived in the USA in several batches, though if those corresponded to the build dates or to the capacity of the boats they were shipped on isn't known to me.

Best estimates are that something over 1,600 FJRs were imported to the USA, and at least 60 (maybe more) imported into Canada. These are unconfirmed numbers, but seem reasonable given the serial numbers of the Calif. and 49-states bikes registered, plus the anecdotal evidence of several who claim to have been given a similar number by various unidentified Yamaha HQ staffers.

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