Tag: fjr1300a

Racing 905 crash bar engine guard review

Racing 905 crash bar engine guard review

My FJR1300A crash bar purchase from 905 Racing takes forever to get processed, and once the bars do arrive they drag on the highway unexpectedly and unsafely.

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End of an era: I sold Cylon, my Yamaha FZ6

End of an era: I sold Cylon, my Yamaha FZ6

I purchased my first motorcycle, a 2005 Yamaha FZ6, four years ago this October. Aside from a motorcycle safety course and a not-so-much-fun experience as a passenger, I’d never ridden on a motorcycle before. I had researched the FZ6 meticulously and purchased it due to its price-to-performance ratio, dealer support, seating position / ergonomics, and […]

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July Tybee Island trip report

July Tybee Island trip report

I saddled up my 2009 Yamaha FJR1300A and headed down to Georgia last Thursday. I needed to take a break and was anxious to meet up with some of my favorite people. I was also ready to put Apollo up to his first mid-distance road trip. I have a rule: never install anything new or […]

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Toll Booth vs FJR

Toll Booth vs FJR

I use a toll road to get to work every morning. I have a EZ-Pass transponder mounted on the windscreen of every motorcycle I own. This way I don’t have to carry change or stop to pay the toll. This morning, there were two things out of the ordinary. First, the toll booth arm was […]

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Givi E55 Maxia hard motorcycle luggage review

Givi E55 Maxia hard motorcycle luggage review

I install the Givi E55 hard motorcycle luggage top case on my 2009 Yamaha FJR1300A. It’s a monster.

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Proof I am a nerd born in the 1970s: Exhibit #32,415

Proof I am a nerd born in the 1970s: Exhibit #32,415

My new 2009 Yamaha FJR1300A motorcycle has an electric windshield with an adjustable height. It is too hot to really deploy the screen in any other position but “low,” as I need as much airflow as I can get. However, the screen makes a very nice barrier against rain when adjusted to its full height. […]

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Installing a Givi top rack on a 2009 Yamaha FJR1300A

Installing a Givi top rack on a 2009 Yamaha FJR1300A

I’ve grown accustomed to having a lot of storage on my motorcycle. I try to ride as much as I can, and that includes trips to Target or the grocery store. Before I signed the paperwork for my FJR1300A I put in an order for the Givi SR357 top rack from Twisted Throttle. As usual, […]

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Ride to Work Day (for 65 straight days)

Ride to Work Day (for 65 straight days)

Every third Monday in June is national Ride to Work day. The object is to show what the impact would be if folks left their cars at home and rode in on their motorcycles, scooters, or mopeds. The theory is that traffic would flow better, people would use less gas, and parking would be more […]

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Say hello to Apollo: 2009 Yamaha FJR1300A first impressions

Say hello to Apollo: 2009 Yamaha FJR1300A first impressions

I just got home from work, so I am not going to spend a whole lot of time on this post — because I should be out breaking in Apollo, my brand new 2009 Yamaha FJR1300A. The “Feej,” as it is known by the owner community, is a sport touring bike: meant to go long […]

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